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oil clearing matte moisturizer spf15

hydration and shine control

A moisturizer that minimizes oil and shine? It’s true! This ultra-light, non-greasy hydrating formula controls oily areas like the nose and forehead for an all-over matte finish. SPF helps shield against the UV rays that can make breakouts worse and cause dark spots.Learn More

A moisturizer that minimizes oil and shine? It’s true! This ultra-light, non-greasy hydrating formula controls oily areas like the nose and forehead for an all-over matte finish. SPF helps shield against the UV rays that can make breakouts worse and cause dark spots.Learn More

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oil clearing matte moisturizer spf15

A moisturizer that minimizes oil and shine? It’s true! This ultra-light, non-greasy hydrating formula controls oily areas like the nose and forehead for an all-over matte finish. SPF helps shield against the UV rays that can make breakouts worse and cause dark spots.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Special botanical oil-absorbers act like micro sponges to minimize shine, while moisturizers keep skin hydrated.
  • Formulated with 19 gentle botanicals including Licorice, Birch and Willow, known to soothe and protect skin.
  • Broad Spectrum sunscreens provide critical defense against UVA and UVB rays without clogging pores and causing breakouts.

how to use

Apply over entire face and neck.

quick tip

Don't let your nose outshine you. Dab this on before your next class photo.


Active ingredients: Avobenzone 2.50%, Octinoxate 6.00%, Octisalate 5.00%, Oxybenzone, 4.00%. Other ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Dimethyl Capramide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cariandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of clear start product system

Nine fresh products just for teens and young adults.

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clear start

Clear Start is a system of nine serious products that utilize medicated ingredients and soothing botanicals to deliver real results.

Clear Start™ was created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, the brand that’s been changing the face of skin care for more than 25 years. It became clear that no one was addressing the needs of teens – not only with products that get results, but also with the education they need – when Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand’s own daughters entered their teenage years.

how it works

Skin care product choices available to teens may be ample, but they aren’t good choices. Products for teens often contain harsh and inexpensive ingredients to strip the skin of oil, and are filled with artificial fragrances and colors – all things that can irritate and strip oil from skin, causing more problems than you started with!

Nothing special


This one is not for me. Feel burning on my skin, which is strange because I don't have sensitive skin at all. Does not make my skin matte. Does not provide any real benefits.





I am very disappointed with the product, it caused a burning feeling all over my face, wasted money!!!





Customer for 18 years. Acne prone skin so tried this out, hoping it could provide me with an effective alternative to the now incredibly expensive (but good!) Skin Smoothing Cream. Unfortunately for me it was a waste of money, the moisturiser felt greasy to apply and didn't really sink in properly, sitting on top of my skin and giving it a weird grey-ish sheen. Actually made my skin look shinier.



The best moisturizer for dry skin


I recieved this lotion as a hand-me-down when it was almost empty. I've still been using it for 10 months now almost everyday. It lasts forever and goes a long way. I started using this because my skin felt tight and dry after washing. After using it every morning before my make-up routine for about 3 months I stopped getting symptoms of dry skin. I recommend this for people with dry skin and not oily skin as it's dense and kind of oily but still feels light. I didn't care for the smell at first but it has grown on me. I would say it's mattifying for people with that shine from tight dry skin not shine from oily skin.

Manitoba, Canada




I love everything else I've ever bought from Dermalogica, but this stuff is AWFUL. I tried it two different times just to be sure but within seconds of applying it to my face it started burning, especially on my eyelids and around my lips. I don't know if I'm allergic to it or what but it definitely doesn't feel right. I know it's part of the anti-acne line, but I didn't even see salicylic acid (which I know can cause slight burning when you start to use it) as an active ingredient. I see other customers have been "burned" by this product as well. What's the deal?

Georgetown, KY


Wouldn't recommend


I have extremely oily skin and was intrigued when I saw that Dermalogica had a mattifying moisturiser as their proud ya are normally really good. However, this product made my skin even oilier than usual ruining my makeup throughout the day. Extremely disappointed and not worth the money !



Great product


I've suffered from acne for years and have tried most of the products under the sun, but I keep coming back to this moisturiser. It helps control the shine, even after 9 hours at work, and keeps my breakouts at bay.



Good Product Despite Burning


a lot of people say this product causes irritation and burning sensation to skin and I also experience it as well. Although the burning does not dissipate quickly, it is very effective of keeping my skin free of acne and gives my face a non-greasy hydrated look.



Great product for teens.


I started using the matte moisturizer in place of the clearing mattifier which was unfortunately discontinued. The first 3 days of application it would burn and sting for a little while but would eventually fade and it caused no irritation or breakouts. After a week of using it, it did not cause any discomfort or stinging and felt great. It controls oil well and has a pleasant scent to it. I use it over a thin layer of the Breakout Control and it works wonders. Would definitely suggest it.

Valletta, Malta


awful burning


as soon as i put the moisturiser on after cleansing with the foaming cleanser (which i love) there was an awful burning sensation on my face, which a lot of other customers also seem to be describing. do not buy, a waste of money for a painful burning on your skin.




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Is this moisturizer oil free? Does it hydrate dehydrated, oily skin that is acne prone?


Hello Ben, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This moisturizer is for oily, acne skin. If you are dehydrated, oily and have acne, try Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette

what level of UVA protection does this offer? how does it compare to the medi bac clearing spf 30 in terms of UVA protection?


Hello, Thank you for your question. This moisturizer offers an SPF protection of 15. Kind Regards, The Dermalogica Team


Can i wear this under my foundation make up


Thank you for your inquiry. Oil Free Matte Moisture is a light moisturizer that can be worn under make up for daily use. This moisturizer will help to absorb excess oil and help keep a matte finish for oily skin. -The Dermalogica Team


I would not wear it under foundation because I've had problems with it flaking of/into the foundation when I put it on.


Can I use this morning and night, or just the morning


Thank you for your inquiry. It is recommended that you only use this moisturizer in the daytime due to the SPF in it. Sunscreen is not needed at night. If you would like an oil controlling moisturizer for night time Oil Controlling Lotion would be the best option. It has micro sponges and light hydration to balance oily skin without sunscreen. Please contact us with any further questions. -The Dermalogica Team


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