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Oily skin needs hydration too!  Our AHA and BHA powered gel moisturizer weightlessly hydrates, helps balance oil, and controls shine for a smooth complexion. 

Size: 1.7 fl. oz

Skin Type Combination, Normal, and Oily
Skin Goals Acne-Clearing, Anti-Aging, Calming, and Hydrating
Clean Ingredients
EWG Verified
Synthetic Fragrance Free

AHA & BHA-powered, oil-free moisturizer weightlessly hydrates, gently resurfaces, calms and protects oily, blemish-prone skin. Delivers anti-aging power ingredients in a fast-absorbing formula that dries to a smooth, matte finish.

Benefits & Power Ingredients

  • Weightless hydration: Sodium Hyaluronate helps skin attract and retain the hydration it needs (yes, even oily skin needs hydration!), while leaving a smooth, matte finish
  • Gentle resurfacing: Hydroxy acids, including AHAs Glycolic Acid, PHA Gluconolactone and BHA Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark Extract, exfoliate skin’s surface for a smooth, even-toned complexion
  • Improved appearance of fine lines & wrinkles: Thanks to Bakuchiol (a plant-derived, non-irritating alternative to Retinol) and Matrixyl™ synthe’6™ Peptide  
  • Calming protection: Allantoin, Clover, and Thyme calm and soothe skin, while Rosehip Extract delivers protective antioxidants

The Experience

  • Feels like: a lightweight, translucent gel cream that sinks right into skin and dries down to a smooth, matte finish
  • Smells like: subtly light, fresh floral scent derived from Bulgarian Rosewater
  • Skin looks & feels: smooth and calm with a shine-free, matte finish that’s perfect for bare skin or under makeup

Our commitment: 100% clean, EWG VERIFIED™, cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, dermatologist-tested, synthetic fragrance-free, & made in the USA 

About our EWG VERIFIED™ certification: The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means this product meets the Environmental Working Group’s strict criteria for transparency and health: 

  • Avoids EWG’s ingredients of concern (ingredients with health, ecotoxicity and/or contamination concerns)
  • Provides full transparency (meets EWG’s standard for ingredient disclosure on label)
  • Uses good manufacturing practices that further ensure the safety of the products.

Massage one pump over freshly cleansed face and neck, morning and night. Gently press into skin until evenly absorbed (it’ll be quick!). 

Hint: For deeper hydration, spritz on toner first and apply moisturizer while skin is still dewy.

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About Follain

Follain shows what clean is capable of: easy-to-use products with hard-to-ignore results. Founder Tara Foley is a clean beauty pioneer who’s helped thousands of people discover the best clean ingredients for their skin. Now, she’s using her knowledge to create indulgent, effective skincare essentials designed to make everyone experience the power of clean beauty.

“Clean beauty is for everyone. My mission is to share it with as many people as possible.”
– Tara Foley, Founder

Customer Reviews

  • Perfect for oily skin under makeup

    Kayjackson June 20, 2021

    I used moisturizer under my foundation and it truly is great for my oily skin. The texture is lightweight, almost serum-like. It layers beautifully with mineral sunscreens and makeup. No pilling. My skin feels hydrated and never sticky.

  • Great at hydrating and unclogging pores

    Valeriyaw June 26, 2021

    I love how light the Follain Matifying Moisturizer is. I doesn’t clog the skin or my pores at all and I feel comfortable enough wearing it without make-up. I struggle with oily skin and a greasy t-zone was pleasantly surprised by how smooth and fresh this moisturizer made my skin look. I found that it works best when I exfoliate, cleanse and tone first. I don’t personally feel like this has a mattifying effect and I’m not particularly fond of the smell but this is a really good moisturizer overall and great for opening clogged pores and keeping oily skin under control.

  • Follain mattifying moisturizer

    Jenmarie06 June 04, 2021

    This is a weightless moisturizer that mattifies for soft, even looking complexion. It looks good under makeup or by itself. Great product!

  • Great product!!

    Sarahshock June 07, 2021

    This moisturizer is absolutely amazing. The packaging is clearly labeled with the brand, product name, product information, usage directions, and the ingredients to easily identify allergens. I have never found a moisturizer Iike this anywhere. Competing products that supposedly minimize oil, have never been effective for me. My face is naturally more oily. I have finally found a mattifying moisturizer that doesn’t leave me greasy or shiny. It is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. It is amazing, and I highly recommend it!

  • Perfect Mattifying Moisturizer

    Luvbug June 08, 2021

    I received a free sample of Follain Mattifying Moisturizer: Oil Control from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review. I was a little skeptical about how well this product would work with my skin. But to my surprise it is absolutely wonderful! It’s the perfect product for my oily, combination skin, it’s a fast-absorbing, lightweight gel cream that instantly hydrates your skin and has a smooth, matte finish with no shiny look at all. I would definitely recommend this product, I love this stuff!

  • Absolutely love this product!!

    Brittany June 09, 2021

    My new holy grail moisturizer for daytime! This stuff is awesome. It’s hydrating (oily skin still needs moisture!), but my skin doesn’t get overly oily while wearing this under makeup. My makeup stays put, doesn’t break apart, and doesn’t get oily while wearing this. LOVE IT! This is a weightless moisturizer that mattifies for soft, even looking complexion. It looks good under makeup or by itself. Great product!

  • Follain Mattifying Moisturizer Oil Control

    Amatarrese28 June 16, 2021

    I tried Follain Mattifying Moisturizer Oil Control and I absolutely loved the way it made my skin feel and look. Just amazing.

  • Works nicely

    Jewls9953 June 17, 2021

    I was a fan of this. It works as described. I would buy again

  • Light on your skin

    Brittttey June 20, 2021

    Using this after just cleaning your face it does work but after a shower and your pores are open, it really works!! It’s light and airy on your face. It rubs in really well and a little goes a long way. You can see how smooth your skin is after.

  • Really worked

    Fatima June 24, 2021

    I really like this moisturizer. It’s light weight. It does control my oil. Even I tried it with my makeup and it looked perfect. I would definitely recommend it

  • Light and free

    Msvalentine June 21, 2021

    This moisturizer feels very light on my skin. It controls oil. My makeup was not oily at the end of the day.

  • Great moisturizer!

    Gabbs June 21, 2021

    I’ve been using this moisturizer since I received it and was really surprised with the results!! My skin feels more soft and it leaves a refreshing feeling. I also like that it has really helped me with my acne scars! They’re almost done fading. Will definitely buy more of these in the future!!

  • New fav

    Selyg June 20, 2021

    I am so glad I got to sample this because this works great on my super oily skin!!!

  • Amazing

    Jess June 20, 2021

    This is a great moisturizer. I have noticed less oil on my face since using it during my morning and evening routine. My face does not feel nearly as oily even in hot weather. Definitely one of the best moisturizers I have ever tried.

  • Follain Mattifying Moisture

    Cous July 07, 2021

    I was having dry patches on my cheeks and chin from wearing a mask all the time (I’m a nurse) Follain Mattifying Moisture helped heal my face so I don’t look horrendous when we finally can get rid of the masks!

  • great moisturizing with oil control

    Ph0103 July 08, 2021

    Follain Mattifying Moisturizer: Oil Control works wonders for my hair it makes it soft and in control

  • Oil control moisturizer

    Krysh July 09, 2021

    I do have really oily skin especially in summer times and I want products which will matt my skin and last my foundation without a shiny look after a couple of hours. I used this but I did not see or feel matted effects. I also feel like it doesn’t control much oil for my skin.

  • So Amazing

    Jasmella L. June 21, 2021

    This product is so amazing. It provides the perfect amount of moisture and makes my skin feel so nice.

  • Affordable and high performing

    Christina K. March 18, 2021

    I really struggle with combo/oily skin and hormonal breakouts from thyroid issues. This moisturizer is hydrating and has those AHA’s that really help with texture and breakouts. It doesn’t upset my rosacea/telangiectasia either.

  • Improved Skin Within Weeks

    Pt March 11, 2021

    I have been having such a difficult time finding the right moisturizer for my sensitive and clogged skin. I have combination skin with super dry patches and a very greasy T-zone. Plus the large pores and dull appearance – I am the owner of a whole list of skin dramas. I wanted to go a natural route and found this brand and cream. At first, I was thrown off by the strange scent but I realized that I have been conditioned to think only good smelling products are good. Within a matter of weeks, my skin improved significantly. It can breathe. Oiliness is controlled all day (even in the SUPER humid Miami climate). And no break outs and no clogged pores. I cannot praise this stuff enough!!! So glad I tried this.

    • From Follain:

      PT, Thank you for this honest and glowing review! So glad you took a chance and tried the Mattifying Moisturizer: Oil Control. Isn’t it amazing when you find a product that really performs as well as being great for you and the planet?! Hope you continue to explore the world of clean beauty here at Follain and please know we are always available to help you along the way.

  • Mixed results

    Emilie S. February 11, 2021

    At first, the moisturizer absorbs into skin very well, but after a few hours it makes my skin feel a bit too sticky. I have combination skin and actually prefer the traditional Follain moisturizer. Will not repurchase.

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  • Amazing Moisturizer!

    Vanessa C. November 28, 2020

    This moisturizer is amazing. It feels light and airy going on and really does make my face less oily throughout the day. I also struggle with acne still and this helps with that as well. Thank you Follain for making beauty products that are both safe and effective. It’s game-changing!

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  • best moisturizer I've ever used!

    Brianna November 11, 2020


  • Controls oil, hydrates, and anti-aging!

    Rukia K. October 21, 2020

    I’m very pleased with the Mattifying Moisturizer for combination to oily skin that I received complimentary from Follain. I have combination skin with a rather oily T-zone. This product has provides great oil control and excellent hydration. The gel cream formula is light and absorbs quickly with no oily sheen or greasy feel. My skin feels soft and looks better. My T-zone no longer reflects light! I love that Follain Mattifying Moisturizer is dermatologist-tested, non-GMO, cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic, and gluten-free. It has quality ingredients that really help my skin like Bakuchiol (a non-irritating alternative to Retinol) and a Peptide Complex shown to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I have tried quite a few moisturizers and this one really addresses all of my wants and needs.

  • Nice moisturizer without the sticky feeling!

    Neslie October 15, 2020

    *Received complimentary from Follain but my review is all my own.*
    I have been using this moisturizer for about a week now and it has given me some good results so far. I have the most oily skin but with this moisturizer it gives me a non-greasy after look when I apply it. I also apply this moisturizer before applying my sunscreen and makeup, making it look smooth and healthy. I would totally recommend this moisturizer for anyone out there struggling with finding a moisturizer that doesn’t leave you feeling or looking greasy after!

  • gifted by Follain

    Mary K. October 13, 2020

    Gifted by Following. I absolutely love follain matifying moisturizer. I was able to use it on my face before applying makeup and did not have to use primer. It goes on silly smooth and is not sticky or thick. It left my face feeling so soft and smooth. It left my face smooth and oil free all day long.

  • Such a great matte moisturizer!

    Jenn October 09, 2020

    Follain gifted me this Mattifying Moisturizer. I’ve never used or heard of this brand prior to using this moisturizer, but I looked them up and was so impressed to find out how clean their products are!

    Most of the time our skin may dry out when we use a product because they often contain synthetic fragrance or ingredients that make them last longer on the shelf. HOWEVER, @Follain ensures that every ingredient in their product is safe for our health and is NOT linked to cancer.

    As a gal with oily combo skin, I was so excited to try this moisturizer. I wish I had discovered this during the summer when my skin was an oily mess every single day. Although it has a runny and serum-like consistency, this moisturizer definitely gives a VERY mattifying finish like it claims to do.

    I was afraid that a mattifying finish wouldn’t be moisturizing enough so the first day I used it, I topped it off with squalane oil. I realized that that wasn’t necessary though. The moisturizer really delivers that hydration and absorbs beautifully into the skin.

    My skin feels so bouncy after using this moisturizer. It really preps my skin for makeup! And even though there is a mild scent, it’s a pleasant & non-synthetic one.

    I haven’t broken out at all since I started using this moisturizer and I definitely do see myself purchasing this again in the future after I’m done with this bottle. I do wish that it contained brightening ingredients so that it’ll lighten my acne scars though.

  • helps mattify

    Littlepinkheart09 October 08, 2020

    This Mattifying Moisturizer: Oil Control was gifted by Follain for my honest review, but all opinions are my own. This Oil Control Moisturizer is definitely one of the thinner moisturizers I own. It does spread evenly and absorb quickly. While it doesn’t have any added fragrance, it does have an odd scent that almost reminds me of white school glue. My skin is mostly normal with some areas that can get a little dry and some that get a little oily (mainly my T-Zone). This moisturizer is supposed to help mattify oily areas and I think it definitely helps with that. I do notice a matte appearance to my skin after using. This moisturizer still leaves my skin feeling hydrated and isn’t greasy or sticky.

  • fantastic for breakout prevention

    Sam October 08, 2020

    The first month I used this, my skin was glowing like nothing else. After a week, it brought down my breakouts to a few isolated pimples, which I havent had in years. Regardless of what cleanser you use (mine are relatively light), this helped balance my skin and keep it breakout free. I’ve even stopped using my expensive toner and other products to really simplify my routine.

    As a guy, I don’t spend too much time on my daily routine, and don’t use makeup to correct or cover up my skin. It’s been 6 months, and I rely on this product, a light cleanser, and the eye cream here to keep my skin looking clear. Its the easiest process I’ve had to achieve smooth, balanced skin.

    I will say this is great in’spring and summer in hot humid climates, but if you are in a dry and cold climate, would recommend putting another layer on top of this for full day moisturization.

  • such a great find

    Alisa October 06, 2020

    I received this moisturizer complimentary from Follain . I absolutely love the light weight feel of it on my skin. Living in Texas where it’s still very warm my skin needs hydration that won’t be too heavy and this is a perfect fit. I also find it’s great under my masks because usually I sweat a lot while wearing a mask and what skincare I do have on would normally cause a breakout . This is mattifying and has skin resurfacing ingredients in it which I find help to limit my breakouts .

  • decent moisturizer

    Jules October 04, 2020

    I was gifted this product complimentary from follain. All opinions are my own. For reference I have oily/combo skin. To start off I liked the packaging. It’s small and has a convenient pump. What attracted me most about this moisturizer is that it contains AHA And BHAs which can help resurface the skin. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan with clean ingredients. I have been using this at night and the lotion has a nice consistency. It absorbs easily into the skin and it feel light weight. It didn’t make my skin look shiny. I also have been using it in the morning before makeup to test it’s oil control claims. This did provide hydration without making me overly greasy but I didn’t notice any oil control which was a let down. I haven’t been using it long enough to see the results of the AHA/BHA. Overall this doesn’t do the job of combating my overly oily skin but doesn’t make it worse either. I will continue to use this in my daily skin care regime

  • Great product but too little of it

    Hannah C. September 30, 2020

    I really liked this moisturizer for my oily, acne prone skin. Unfortunately, there is just not enough product. I used the entire bottle in less than a month using about 3/4 of a pump in the morning and evening. If there was more product, I would purchase again, but unfortunately it’s just not cost effective.

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  • good product overall!

    Cait September 11, 2020

    I do think this a great matifying moisturizer, and does all as advertised! only giving it 4 stars because of a slight chemical-ish smell that I don’t love

  • Great for acne-prone combination skin

    Paige August 31, 2020

    While I liked Follian’s original moisturizer, I LOVE this one. It’s far more suited to my skin type. It’s light and smooth, after putting it on I immediately feel like I can throw on some make-up — or go without! It doesn’t feel oily at all and hasn’t clogged my pores like other moisturizers often do.

  • My Holy Grail Moisturizer!

    Patricia August 10, 2020

    I finally found the perfect moisturizer for my oily, yet dehydrated, acne-prone, sensitive skin! I can’t believe how beautiful my skin looks using this daily- smooth & plump, yet a nice base for foundation. It is rare to find my skin looking so balanced and not irritated. I also love that it does not have phenoxyethanol since it irritates my skin. Great gem and must-have for my skincare arsenal!

  • I love this stuff

    Rhea August 10, 2020

    my sister randomly gave me this and omg. I love it!!!!! SO good!

  • Favorite Moisturizer

    Emma H. August 09, 2020

    I have struggled with acne and oily skin and this moisturizer is amazing! It is very hydrating without making my skin feel oily. It goes on very thin and moisturizes perfectly.

  • Great product

    Alexa G. July 23, 2020

    As someone with oily skin, I have always been apprehensive about using moisturizers, fearing that they will just add to the oil and congestion on the surface of my skin. However, Follain’s Mattifying Moisturizer, especially when paired with the Balancing Cleanser, reduces the oil and shine while also providing deep nourishment that my skin needs. I also really like how this product dries matte and it has a really light, nice feel to it!

  • New Favorite from Follain!

    Carolyn D. July 22, 2020

    I’ve been a fan of the original Follain Moisturizer for quite a while now (I’m on my third bottle), but I must say, this is a new favorite for summer. It goes on almost like a serum, but still provides plenty of moisture. Definitely my new summer moisturizer staple!

  • New Favorite

    Maddie A. July 09, 2020

    Love how quickly this absorbs into my skin for a nice matte finish, but still adds a beautiful glow to my overall complexion. Sits so well under any SPF or make-up and is perfect going inot the summer months!

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