Oily yet dry skin is often hard to treat, making it difficult to find a moisturiser that can achieve a balance for both problems. Written by Rachel Douglass.
Sisley is an extremely trust-worthy brand. Their openness about the creation process behind their products brings a sense of honesty, making their products highly attractive. They apply knowledge and fascination of plants into products, selecting ingredients based on how they work and take advantage of plants natural properties. With some products being exclusively used in spas, you know you are using one of the best.
Oily yet dry skin is often hard to treat, making it difficult to find a moisturiser that can achieve a balance for both problems. The Parisian brand has released the Mattifying Moisturising Skin Care that aims to tackle problem areas. In its clean packaging the product holds the typical essence of luxury of the Sisley brand, focusing on the content of the cream. Tropical resins of white mallow, bamboo powder and java tea extracts form the overall base to achieve the moisture and mattifying effect aimed for.
On my first application, using a large pea size amount, I immediately noticed the silky texture of the cream making it pleasant to apply. The fragrance links the use of plant based ingredients, with a sweet smell that adds to the spa-like feeling. The cream does mattify and smooth the skin, making make-up easy to apply. During the day I noticed the difference in the softness of my skin. Oil still broke through a little, but my make-up stayed in place minus a few dry patches round my nose.
For evening I recommend pairing the cream with a heavy duty moisturiser where flaky skin occurs to avoid drying out less oily areas of your face. However, as a day cream by itself I have found it to be extremely effective. Over time my skin quality has improved, showing little to no signs of breakouts and has kept the majority of my skin even.
The Mattifying Moisturising Skin Care cream is part of the new Sisley Tropical Resins range. You can shop the collection at www.sisley-paris.com or various online beauty stores as Bijenkorf.nl €98 50ml €178 100ml