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Trying to matify oily skin with Shiseido Pureness matifying moisturizer, Decleor Aroma Purete and Innisfree green tea fresh cream

I had great expectations from the Shiseido Pureness Matifying moisturizer, but it did not deliver. It may work for someone with combination skin, but my extremely oily skin needs serious matifying. I am sorry I don't have a photograph of that product.

I can't remember how I came to find Decleor Arome Purete mattifying fluid, but I am so glad I did. Now this is a truly matifying moisturizer. Don't get me wrong -it doesn't keep my skin mat for hours and hours. I still have to touch up my make up with loose powder throughout the day. But when I use it my skin seems much more balanced, calm and almost mat. In other words, my skin looks combination type rather than extremely oily.

I also tried Innisfree Green tea Fresh cream because I read an article on the benefits of Green tea extract for balancing oily skin. I was very excited to try it and imagined that in no time my skin would be lovely and balanced and I would be able to go through a whole day -shine free. No such luck. I used the Innisfree cream for two days and stopped. It was way too moisturizing, my make up did not stay and throughout the day I had to pat my skin dry because it looked practically wet. I went back to using Decleor mattifying fluid and still love it.

Of course I am still on the look out for the perfect mattifying moisturizer but until then I will use Decleor. My plan of action is this: Find and buy a Green tea extract serum and use it continuously for months in order to balance my skin.  To read about the benefits of Green tea extract for oily and acne prone skin click here.

Second, get loose powder, and replicate the oily skin hack you will see in the video below. If you haven't seen this already, you will be very surprised. I am going to try it and let you know if it works on my super oily skin.


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