I had always wanted to try some type of mattifier before and finally settled on this Dermalogica brand after a lot of research and reading good things about it. It was not that cheap but I figured that I would splurge on myself a little bit. I have always had a very oily t-zone, with an exceptionally oily forehead that is always shiny and breaking out if I don't keep it under control. What I liked about this mattifier in particular is that it also helped treat your skin for breakouts, while keeping the shine under control. Applying it felt really soft and satiny, very pleasant. It went on very smooth and even. As far as shine control, it really did give me a matte, photo-like finish that was very pleasant. It also helped my foundation and concealer last a lot longer and I did not have to reapply it nearly as often. Most importantly, it has helped keep pimples at bay and I have not broke out in quite some time since using it. This has now become a staple in my beauty routine, I use it everyday.