L’OCCITANE Ultra-Matte Face Fluid Review

L’Occitane Red Rice Ultra Matte Face Fluid was one of the product on my Project  10 Pans list. I’ve only used 2 samples, each containing 1 ml of the product, but during this short period, this moisturizer really amazed me and so I’ve decided to write a review.

Ultra Matte Face Fluid comes in a 30 ml pump bottle which retails for $26 (22 euros). They claim that zinc rebalances oil production, while red rice vinegar acts as astringent and powdered red rice mattifies.The product is recommended for combination to oily skin-type.

This moisturizer really lived up to its claims. The texture is lightweight and it easy to spread. The only slight problem is that I have to use a lot more of the product, because it sinks immediately in the skin.

It has that silicone feeling that I hate in the moisturizers, but this makes it a great primer. I think that Ultra-Matte Face Fluid is a great alternative to the primers. The foundation spreads easily over the fluid and the fluid definitely prolongs the staying power of the foundation.

The fluid has a light scent – it smells as rice on milk, but the smell disappears upon application.

The product really does what it is supposed to. It is one of the best mattifying product I have found so far. It makes my skin matte for over 7 hours (and I usually get oily after two hours).

What really made me fall in love with this product is that, unlike Almond Apple Concentrate, Ultra Matte Face Fluid doesn’t make the skin dehydrated and I haven’t experienced any flaking. It really surprises me how something so mattifying can at the same time be so moisturizing. This is a great solution for those with oily but dehydrated skin.

Although the product is recommended both for oily and combination skin, I don’t think that the fluid wouldn’t perform as well on those with really oily skin.



aqua/water – glycerin- dicaprylyl carbonate- methyl methacrylate crosspolymer – cyclomethicone – red rice vinegar- oryza qativa (rice) extract- oryza sativa (rice)- oryza sativa (rice) powder- citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil- butylene glycol – maltodextrin- cetearyl alcohol- sorbitan stearate- ethylhexylglycerin – zinc glycyrrhetinate – spiraea ulmaria extract- cetearyl glucoside- zinc pca – salicylic acid – sodium hydroxyde – hydroxyethylcellulose- c13-14 isoparaffin – parfum/fragrance – chlorphenesin – acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer – propylene glycol – polysorbate 60- laureth-7- tetrasodium glutamate diacetate – peg-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate- polyacryamide – phenoxyethanol – sodium benzoate – potassium sorbate – limonene- coumarin.

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