Mattifying beauty products almost always use a combination of Talc, Starch, Silica and Chalk (Calcium Carbonate) to create a "matte" skin finish. We don't like these "technologies" because a) they also bind to water, not just oil, and so are drying which is very different than mattifying; b) some of them are bad for you (search about talc-related lawsuits); c) they don't blend well with many forms of makeup.
Mattifying should not mean drying. In fact, matte skin should be just as comfortable as oily skin. Matte 12 uses advanced elastic spherical polymers that bind to oil but do not make the skin feel dry.
Here are some very good facts about these spheres:
Matte 12 is intended for all skin types including dry skin. On most skin types, the effect of the product will last until rinsed, for up to 12 hours. For very oily skin types, an additional application throughout the day may be needed.
If used without makeup, apply as last skincare step. Otherwise, pat gently over face with fingertips after liquid foundation but before powder. Avoid product contact with dark fabric as it may leave a residual (temporary) white effect. Avoid contact with hairline as the product may leave a temporary white residue. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Refer to our in-depth guide to patch testing. Keep out of reach of children.
(Note: This product contains highly unique technology that may work well under makeup as well or mixed with other products like hydrators. We encourage that you get creative with the use until you achieve an ideal balance for your skin needs.)
aqua (water), isodecyl neopentanoate, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, hexamethyldisiloxane, dimethicone/bis-isobutyl ppg-20 crosspolymer, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, propanediol, isohexadecane, acrylates/ethylhexyl acrylate crosspolymer, polysilicone-11, tocopherol, polysorbate 60, isoceteth-20, laureth-9, c12-14 pareth-12, cyclopentasiloxane, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, citric acid, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin.
Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.