Review & Swatches: OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel

Availability: Dermstore,
Price: $39.00

Company’s Description

This breakthrough mattifying gel uniformly and invisibly deposits micro-particles onto skin to encapsulate excess sebum, thus controlling shine. Developed with state-of-the-art technology, OC Eight surpasses traditional absorbents in sebum control and cosmetic elegance. OC Eight works for up to eight hours, allowing you to regain confidence by knowing your complexion is gorgeously shine-free. Alcohol- and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and non-drying.

This review is for the OC8 (OC Eight) Professional Mattifying Gel, which is said to controll shine for up to eight (8) hours. This alcohol-free, fragrance-free, full-sized product was included in my September Glossybox.

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This mattifying gel comes in an opaque, plastic squeeze-tube with a twist-off cap.

The product itself is a smooth, watery gel that feels thin and slightly moisturizing on the skin. It applies compltely clear and sinks into the skin.

This product contains Acrysorb, which is a film-forming agent, and is really the only thing that can “mattify” the skin.

This product feels good on the skin, but I honestly did not see any significant difference in terms of reducing an oily sheen on my skin.

The directions on the box say to apply your skincare and sunscreen first before applying this gel, which I found strange since applying it directly to the skin would seem to more effectively combat the skin’s oil production. Anyway, I tested the product both by applying it directly to the skin and by applying it on top of my skincare and sunscreen. I applied it to half of my face and checked how it looked throughout the day compared to the half of my face that didn’t have this product on.

Regardless of the way I applied this gel, I didn’t see a difference between the sides of my face. I have combination skin, and I usually blot two (2) to three (3) times throughout the day because my skin becomes shiny. This product didn’t reduce the number of times I had to blot and didn’t extend the amount of time I could go before blotting.

This gel costs around $40.00 and contains 1.6 ounces (45 grams) of product. The price tag looks very high, but you get a lot of product.

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel Box Packaging

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel Swatch

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel Blended Into Skin

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel Blending Into Skin & After Drying


Purified Water, Acrysorb (Brand Of Acrylates Copolymer), Propylene Glycol, PEG-400, Carbomer 940, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, And Disodium EDTA


This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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