I have oily skin type and in the summer season, it becomes too oily. I wanted a moisturizer that would mattify my skin. Often moisturizer makes your skin look more oily and greasy. I came across Plum green tea mattifying moisturizer. The name of the product itself had “mattifying” so I went ahead and got this product. Continue reading to know how it fared for me.
Plum green tea mattifying moisturizer:
Rs. 470 for 50 ml of product.
Availability in India:
Direction for use:
It says to apply 5 dots of the moisturizer 1 on the forehead, on both cheeks, nose, and skin and gently massage into the skin.
It is 100% vegan brand, it has no parabens, no phthalates, no SLS. And no animal-derived ingredients. It is also a silicon-free product.
The ingredient list of Plum Green tea Mattifying moisturizer:
Aqua (water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, PEG 400, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexlglycerine, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, and FDA approved colors.
PEG 400(polyethylene glycols), functions as an absorption enhancer which allows other ingredients to get absorbed faster and deeper into the skin. But should not use this on broken or damaged skin.
We all know the benefits of Glycerin, it improves skin smoothness and also adds moisture to dry skin.
Glycolic acid, removes the dead skin cells revealing brighter and fresher skin.
Green tea leaf extract has got many skin benefits including anti-aging properties. It is also high in antioxidants. It also improves the texture of sun-damaged skin and many other skin benefits.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is derived from coconut oil and glycerin. It softens, smoothens the skin.
Stearic acid has cleaning properties, it helps to remove dirt, sweat and excess oils from the skin. The product is said to be non-comedogenic. But Stearic acid itself is comedogenic.
It also has the policy of giving 1% for the planet. They say they give 1% of the sales to the non-profit organizations which take care of mother earth.
What is my opinion about Plum green tea mattifying moisturizer?
If you check the manufacturing date of the product it is in December 2017, I am writing the review after I finished the entire bottle. I liked the product. It gives instant matte finish once you apply the product like literally, you can make out the difference after application of the product. It has a very mild and delicate fragrance, so it’s not much bothersome.
- Firstly the moisturizer is very lightweight.
- It says to use 5 drops, but I feel less than 5 drops are sufficient.
- It is 100% vegan, no SLS, no parabens, etc. If anyone is allergic to these ingredients then they can just go for this product since it does not contain harsh chemicals.
- The dispenser process makes it hygienic.
- As it claims, it instantly mattifies your skin.
- Lastly, it gets easily absorbed by the skin.
- It is a little pricey considering the quantity.
- It claims it has hand-picked non-comedogenic ingredients, but 1 ingredient is Stearic Acid, which is comedogenic.
To sum up, apart from the 2 cons I mentioned above, I loved the product. I would definitely recommend this product. I definitely would buy products from this range and this brand. If anyone is undergoing Psoriasis skin condition, most of the dermatologists suggest to use parabens and SLS, it can be used, but consult your dermatologist first.
After applying the moisturizer at least wait for 2 to 3 minutes before you apply your foundation so that the moisturizer is absorbed by the skin.
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