MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

4/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is an interesting innovation of polymer technology, which creates an optical illusion of blurring fine lines and wrinkles while tightening the pores. MAC’s signature charged water technology saturates the skin with both short and long-term hydration. This unique gel-lotion works on your skin to nourish and redensify the complexion. It comes in a unique glass jar with a pump dispenser that locks itself when turned to the other side.

Product Reviews


4 Ratings & 4 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend





Hydrates skin

Imparts radiance

Smoothes skin

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Tightens pores





Mild fragrance

True to its claims


Moisturizes skin well

Blurs imperfections


Lightens complexion

Richly hydrating



The nozzle is a hassle.

I got this MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion thinking I made a smart choice. Because I was told that this lotion not only works as a good moisturizer but also as a good makeup base. Having dry skin, this lotion checked off all the requirements. It was like a 2-in-1 benefit for me.

I have been using it for over three weeks now, so let me share my experience of using it.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is the best primer! It shrinks my pores and blurs my fine lines while moisturizing and plumping up my skin.

I use this gel-like lotion every day just like a moisturizer and also under my makeup. If only it had SPF I would have worn it without any sunscreen. And because I use it very often, it is running out so fast. I wish it was a bit cheaper.

I love everything about it but honestly, I am not very happy with the nozzle. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of more effort to get the lotion out. And the tip of the nozzle is usually clogged with dried lotion. If it came with an outer cover, it might be more convenient I guess.

Anyway, despite that, this lotion does a very good job. With the continuous use, my complexion has also lightened, and it looks radiant.



Quickly absorbed


Hygienic packaging

Gives a perfect base for makeup

Conceals fine lines



This is one great emollient primer that blurs, smoothes, and moisturizes skin and also provides a wonderful canvas for a foundation like my MAC Studio Sculpt with SPF. Ever since I got it, I cannot go without this lotion. It also makes the fine lines under my eyes disappear which is the best thing about it. My dry skin gets the nourishment it needs and my face gets the beauty it wants. Simply perfect!





Inconvenient packaging


Not effective

Makes the skin oily

I got this MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion along with Mineralize Foundation. I paid a lot but the results are very disappointing. I have combination skin and this lotion with the foundation makes my skin oily and greasy. I have tried wearing it alone just to see if it was better off, but unfortunately, it was not.

After four months, I finally finished the bottle. There is also another disadvantage of this lotion – and that is the way it is packaged. Once the lotion reaches a low level inside the container, it is almost impossible to get it out. It is very annoying considering the amount I have paid for it.

Other than hydrating my skin, it did nothing for me. I won’t be recommending it to anyone other than, maybe, those with dry skin.



Makes skin smooth

Tightens pores

Quickly absorbed

Multipurpose lotion

Promotes natural look


Pump dispenser is inconvenient.

I use this MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion both as a moisturizer and a primer. I also use it under my sunscreen. It feels so light and is absorbed like magic. It is the best when I am going for the natural look.

Over one month of continuous use, I find that my pores have tightened and the texture of my skin visibly smoothened. The only thing I found that can be improved is its pump dispenser. It is not as smooth as others I have encountered. Sometimes, it almost feels stuck. So I hope MAC resolves it.

Question & Answers

December 23, 2018

How to use this Timecheck lotion?

Harika HarikumarDecember 24, 2018

Harika HarikumarDecember 24, 2018

Apply the lotion in the following steps:

Step 1: Press the pump on top and take a considerable amount into your palms.

Step 2: Pat it all over your face.

Step 3: Let it soak in.

This Mineralize Timecheck Lotion can be used alone as well as a primer.

December 22, 2018

What are the ingredients of MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion?

Neha KrishnanDecember 23, 2018

Neha KrishnanDecember 23, 2018

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-1, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Myristyl Myristate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Yeast Extract, Caffeine, Ceramide 3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trehalose, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Magnesium Chloride, Rhodochrosite, Beeswax, Diamond Powder, Laureth-9, Laureth-23, Silica, Silica Silylate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 80, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

December 21, 2018

Does MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion have any side effects?

Mala RaghuramDecember 22, 2018

Mala RaghuramDecember 22, 2018

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion has no definite side effects recorded yet. Common complaints include this lotion not being suitable for oily skin types.

December 20, 2018

Is MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion a moisturizer or a primer?

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 21, 2018

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 21, 2018

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is a multipurpose lotion that can be used both as a moisturizer and a primer. It deeply moisturizes the skin without making it greasy or heavy. Because of its light texture, it can be used under any product.

December 19, 2018

What type of skin is it suitable for?

Anchal GulatiaHyderabadDecember 20, 2018

Anchal GulatiaHyderabadDecember 20, 2018

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is most suitable for normal and dry skin types. It leaves a dewy finish so it will be very rich for oily skin type.

December 18, 2018

Does it cause acne or pimples?

Amrutha AnmolDecember 19, 2018

Amrutha AnmolDecember 19, 2018

No, it does not. MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is non-acnegenic, so it will not cause any breakouts nor will it clog pores.