Hi beauties! Today’s review is quite exciting. After lots of research, Estée Lauder has created a moisturizer to specifically target South African skin concerns. Many South Africans suffer from shiny, oily skin and large pores. Daywear Matte is here to help you say goodbye to shine and Hello Matte!
Now, if you’re familiar with Estée Lauder’s OG and iconic DayWear moisturizer you’d know that it is packed with the free radical fighting and damage repairing Super Anti-Oxidant Complex. DayWear Matte contains the same powerful elements but in a gel crème form. This formulation means you are getting the same benefits along with shine control, oil absorption and control and pore minimizing. Like all Estée Lauder products, DayWear Matte has gone through strict assessments and is dermatologist tested. DayWear Matte is also tested to be non-acnegenic which means it won’t cause or agitate breakouts.
DayWear Matte is still housed in the chic, soft turquoise jar topped with an elegant gold screw-top lid. (Details, details. I LOVE talking about packaging) The crème has the same, lovely and subtle cucumber scent and has a thick, gel like consistency. It absorbs quickly into the skin and wears quite comfortably.
I don’t suffer from particularly oily skin but I did try out DayWear Matte to see how it would feel and what effect it will have on my skin. I personally expected it to pull moisture from my skin and make my face feel tight but I experienced none of that. While keeping skin matte and smooth, it does not compromise on hydration. I will continue to use it along with my other moisturizers because it makes for an amazing primer under makeup. I did, however, decant small amounts and ask my husband and Aunty Nona who both suffer from oily skin to try it. After the first use, Aunty Nona was really delighted with the outcome and she has since told me that nothing has felt this comfortable on her skin. There were visible results on the husband after only a few days and he has since said he is noticing that the pools of oil he continually observes have definitely diminished. The only drawback I can think of is that it doesn’t contain any SPF.
I will pop a list of the ingredients used to formulate DayWear Matte at the bottom of this post.
You can purchase Estée Lauder’s DayWear Matte for ZAR515 (30mL) and ZAR620 (50mL) online here at esteelauder.co.za or in-store at your nearest Estée Lauder counter.
Until next time
Love and sparkles
Ingredients (DayWear Matte): WATERAQUAEAU , ISODODECANE , BUTYLENE GLYCOL , POLYPROPYLENE , DIMETHICONE , BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE , GLYCERIN , AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER , PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT , LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) FRUIT EXTRACT , CITRULLUS VULGARIS (W ATERMELON) FRUIT EXTRACT , LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT , NARCISSUS TAZETTA BULB EXTRACT , CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT , TREHALOSE , ERGOTHIONEINE , ALGAE EXTRACT , LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT , CAFFEINE , ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE , HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACTEXTRAIT D’ORGE , THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT , POLYSILICONE-11 , ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER , PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE , HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE , SODIUM LACTATE , SODIUM HYALURONATE , ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE , LECITHIN , TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE , LAURETH-23 , TROMETHAMINE , CITRIC ACID , CYCLODEXTRIN , CAPRYLYL GLYCOL , LAURETH-4 , OLETH-10 , SODIUM PCA , SILICA , FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) , HEXYLENE GLYCOL , DISODIUM EDTA , BHT , PHENOXYETHANOL , LINALOOL , BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL , BENZYL SALICYLATE , BLUE 1 (CI 42090) <42547>
(Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.)