I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! It's my favorite product at the moment ^^!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Are you sick and tired of your oily t-zone/face? This is thé best product for you! And no this is not a commercial or something, y'll know that I'm very honest when reviewing products. If I really love a product, I just want to share it with all of you! Do you know which product I'm talking about? .. It's the SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish from Paula's Choice. My sister liked this product and recommended it to me. I decided to mail the company and they directly send me one to review. Did you notice that I'm super excited about this product XD ?!
What makes this product unique?
Paula's Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish is clinically proven to keep skin perfectly matte for at least 6 hours! YES 6 HOURS! My oily t-zone normally starts to appear after an hour, so 6 hours is very long to me. Its unique MICROSPONGE® Technology works invisibly to keep oily shine in check while minimizing the appearance of pores. The luxurious formula dries to a silky-soft, powder-like finish that smoothes out minor skin imperfections—your makeup will look better and last longer than ever! Well... that's what they claim. This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Anyone with oily skin (or oily areas) who wants to maintain a fresh, matte complexion. Shine Stopper is perfect for blackhead- and blemish-prone skin; ideal for combination skin with an oily t-zone (forehead, nose, chin).
http://www.paulaschoice.nl/shine-stopper-instant-matte-finish-with-microsponger-technology.html. People who are living outside The Netherlands can purchase it here for $17,56! http://www.paulaschoice.com.
It's a tube where you just have to squeeze the product out. You don't need much product for every usage. The opening is very small which is good, since you will have full control of the amount of product that you want to use. The packaging really makes me think of the tube shaped eye creams xD.
Besides the packaging, I also think that the scent and structure seems similar to an eyecream e.g. the Garnier UltraLift Pro-x Double Action Eye Care. According to the ingredients its fragrance free, but it sure does have a scent to it (an eyecream scent which I cannot describe lol). This amazing cream dries to a silky-soft, powder-like finish that smoothes out minor skin imperfections. It just feels ULTRA SOFT after applying it! I never had this feeling before after using a cream. My skin just feels silky soft every time I use it. And yes, INSTANT MATTE FINISH is definitely visible as well!!
As you can see the cream is white, it's sheer and absorbs fast into your skin.
What amazes me the most is that it really gives me a matte finish for 5-6 hours, which is extremely long since I normally will get an oily face after 1 hour. I love the silky soft feeling that it gives me after application. It did make my pores less visible every time after application. However, it's a pity that it didn't "fill in" my pores like a primer does, which made it hard for me to apply BB cream. That was probably the only downside.
I will definitely purchase a new one when I'm done with this one, this sure has become my holy grail product!