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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer 4 fl oz (120 ml)

 
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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good value (4)
  • Smells great (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (5)
    • Oily skin (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (4)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Good Moisturizer controls oil

    By exotic engineer

    from CA

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Controls Blemishes
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Mattifying
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne prone skin
      • COMBINATION SKIN
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive skin

      Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

      This moisturizer is great - it does a good job at controlling oil - although the mattifying effect does not last all day - I still find myself blotting throughout the day - but when I wear it the oil control is better than without it. Also moisturizes my skin very well and feels lightweight - I also have sensitive acne prone skin and psoriasis - this did not irritate my skin, and I did find that it helped to reduce the size, number, and appearance of my blemishes which is always a plus. Overall I do like this moisturizer and for the price you really can't beat it for oil control.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      Not Recommended for Oily Skin

      By M.Seattle

      from North Bend WA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men

      Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

      So here's the deal, I do not have oily skin, in fact I have quite dry skin that is very sensitive and reactive, so I am careful about what I put on my face and have become an expert of sorts about ingredients and the science of skin. Let me start with the pros: while lightweight, this is still very moisturizing. One of the main ingredients is seaweed (bladderwrack), so it is moisturizing without being heavy. Also, I happen to like the natural scent. I wonder if the previous reviewer received a bad batch because I have quite the opposite experience. This has the light, slightly herbal scent of tea tree and a little bit of peppermint, but within a few minutes of applying it to my skin there was no scent left at all. I have used, and currently use several tea tree-based products, so I happen to like the scent, but to each their own. I also must mention that while moisturizing, this lotion is also quite matte on the skin-it is not greasy in the slightest on my fairly dry skin.
      Here is the one major con though: as a man I want a product that will moisturize my skin but does so without any shine. Since I don't wear makeup I want to look natural-even toned and well moisturized but without looking like I put something on. Even though my skin is relatively dry and has flaky parts, the upper part of my forehead tends to get shiny a few hours into the day. I do tend to sweat a bit, so this may be partially to blame, but I noticed while using this that just a couple hours after applying my entire forehead, flaky parts included, were very shiny. Not greasy at all, just shiny. Also around my nose as well (which is very dry since I have bad allergies and am always blowing my nose). This isn't a bad product, but I am still going to look for something else to control shine. It is a very difficult balance, finding a product that is moisturizing for dry parts, but matte and shine free. I definitely like this better than many other products I've tried. I think if you are a lady that wears powder or matte foundation I don't think you would have a shine problem at all. I also should mention that you get a lot for your money: 4 oz. bottle (standard size is usually 2), more than half ingredients are organic, and I also got this on sale for several dollars off of retail, which is a very fair price to begin with. All in all some great ingredients and an overall inexpensive lightweight daily moisturizer, but I cannot say I would recommend this for oily skin.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Works, but smells horrible!

      By Matt

      from Jacksonville, FL

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reduces Oil
      • Reduces shine

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

        This product is the only product I've ever found that effectively controlled oil and shine *for hours*. But I'm shocked to read reviews about how "wonderful" this smells. This smells good when you first squeeze it out of the tube. But the second I started rubbing it together with my fingers and applying it to my face, I almost gagged from the smell. This smells AWFUL! I can't think of what to describe it to, it just smells horrible. I don't know how people are claiming this smells like "peppermint." It smells NOTHING like it! And smell DOES NOT go away quickly. I am disappointed, because while the product works great, the smell is so bad that I can't continue to use this product.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By Sensitive Skin

        from Dayton, OH

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Women

          Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

          I have been using this lotion for about a month now and just love it. I have oily skin and rosacea, and very sensitive skin. It has been difficult to find a moisturizer that works with the oil issue and rosacea/sensitivity at the same time. This lotion is light weight and smells nice. I have been experiencing less redness on my face and fewer breakouts since I started using it. I use it at night, and also during the day under my makeup. Wish I had found this lotion earlier. Love this lotion!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Wonderful!

          By GusterFan

          from Columbia, SC

          Pros

          • Good for sensitive skin
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

              I started using this to help counteract the oil my skin produces from having to use high SPF on my face every day (I have very fair skin). My skin is EXTREMELY sensitive, and this never leaves me red or irritated. It doesn't do any miracles regarding oil, but it does moisturize my skin very well without contributing to the oil problem. I have very dry skin on my cheeks but an oily t-zone, and this moisturizer may not be perfect, but it has been by far the best at balancing my skin.

              On a side note, this brand's exfoliating scrub that comes in a tub is also great for sensitive skin.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              5.0

              My skin likes it and so does my nose

              By Michelle

              from Kingston, NY

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Poor Texture

              Best Uses

              • COMBINATION SKIN
              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

              I have used tea tree lotions on my face for a long time- namely Thursday Plantation, which is not *supposed* to be used on your face but it works for me. (Ps- for what it's worth, I'm always mistaken for about 10 years younger than I am.) The major cons with Thursday Plantation, however, are that it is sometimes not moisturizing enough for winter dry skin, and it smells strongly like tea tree oil, which is not that attractive. This one is a little thicker, and smells dreamy! It soaks into my skin right away, is not oily, and doesn't seem to make me break out. It doesn't leave my skin feeling particularly smooth or baby-like, like some products with silicone in them, but it just feels moisturized and healthy. Cheeers.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              2.0

              May irritate skin

              By debra

              from CT

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Not Effective
              • Strong ingredients

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Non sensitive skin
              • Normal skin

              Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

              Disappointed with this moisturizer. Did not control t-zone oil, which was my reason for choosing it. Further disappointed that it caused my cheeks to be red and irritated. I had to rinse several times with ice cold water to calm it down. My skin is slightly sensitive, but handles most products without irritation. My skin is also acne prone, but so far this has not caused any breakouts. Perhaps, it would be better suited for those with only acne prone/oily, but non-sensitive skin. Not sure.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Excellent service

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              1.0

              caused severe reaction

              By Elly

              from Santa Clara, CA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Moisturizer, 4 fl oz:

                    I used it on my face after shower. In couple minutes I started to feel burning sensation and my skin started to get red. I washed lotion right away but my skin was still very red for few hours. I didn't have any lasting effects, but probably just because I washed it off right away.
                    It might work for you, but make sure you test it on small patch of skin first!
                    Texture and smell were fine.

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