MAC Oil Control Lotion

BY MAC
4/5
    4 Reviews

Product Description

MAC Oil Control Lotion is an oil-free moisturizer that contains colloidal minerals and antioxidants. It provides lightweight hydration. Its no-shine base helps improve your skin’s texture and clarity. It offers a matte finish, bonds makeup to your skin, and keeps your skin’s pH-balance in check. It comes in two sizes: a pearly white opaque plastic bottle with a black dispenser cap and a travel-sized tube with a flip-open lid.

Product Reviews

4/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Matte finish

Non-acnegenic

Dermatologist-tested

Ophthalmologist-tested

Controls oil

Lightweight

Instant and long-term hydration

CONS

Expensive

No SPF

good for oil control
4.5/5

PROS

Light texture

Mild fragrance

Moisturizes your skin

Gets absorbed quickly

Controls oil

Matte finish

A little product goes a long way

Makes makeup last longer

Does not dry out your skin

CONS

Availability issues

Expensive


As I recall, i first found the mini pack of this lotion. Though it is called a “mini” pack, I used it for so long. So I got the bigger bottle, almost seven to eight month back. Below is my honest review:

This lotion comes in a very fancy pearly bottle with a black cap dispenser. At first, I was very fascinated with the idea of turning the dispenser sideways to access the lotion, but after a while, I got over it. I say this because the dispenser does not have a cover, so the lotion clogs the tip. And on the next application, the dried lotion also gets dispensed. That makes it unhygienic. But travel-wise, I will say it is friendly.

Now with its efficacy, it is clear how much I like it, otherwise why would I use it for so long. Let me give you my insight.

The texture is water-based which makes it runny and lightweight. The lotion is very easy to apply. The best part is it gets absorbed very quickly. So I don’t have to waste my time waiting for it to set. After application, it gives my combination skin a sheen without making it oily. Seems like magic, doesn’t it?
Usually, oil control lotions tend to dry out your skin. But the M.A.C Oil Control Lotion isn’t one of them. It controls the oiliness without drying ny skin or making it stretchy. Besides that, it makes for a perfect base for my foundation. There are times when I forget to wear this lotion under my makeup and I see a significant difference in the duration of my makeup.

The M.A.C Oil Control Lotion is one of the best I’ve used so far, and I see myself holding on to it for a really long time.

does nothing for oily skin, expensive
4.6/5

PROS

Quick hair growth

Gets absorbed quickly

Pleasant fragrance

Controls oil

Controls shine

Water-based

Just a little lotion required for the whole face

CONS

No SPF

May cause breakouts initially


My skin gets very oily on my T-zone area. No matter how many products I try, it remains the same. I feel the need to blot my face several times a day to keep the oily sheen at bay. But using this lotion helped me tremendously! I started using it one month back and I worship it! I was shocked & amazed at the reduction of oil on my face. The only issue I had was in the first week of use, my skin broke out slightly, but now it’s all good. I think it has to do with my skin adjusting.

I love MAC
2/5

PROS

Lightweight

CONS

Expensive

Does not control oiliness


I have very oily skin, and during summers it gets even worse. So when I purchased M.A.C Oil Control Lotion, I was hoping it would solve all my problems. Nope. Though the lotion is very light and feels good on my skin, there is no oil control of any sort.

Worth the price
4.9/5

PROS

Light texture

Mild fragrance

Can be used as a primer

Does not dry out your skin

Velvety finish

Maintains the pH balance of your skin

Can be used under sunscreen

Makes your skin soft and healthy

CONS

None


I love M.A.C Oil Control Lotion so much because it gives my combination skin a velvety finish, which isn't completely matte and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry after application.

I also use it under my makeup because it gives me the perfect base for foundation, almost like a primer. It goes really well with my sunscreen as well. With the muliple ways I use it, I will say that it is worth the price.

Oily skin beauties should give it a try. There is a mini tube available, so before going all out with the big bottle, I will suggest you try the mini tube first.

Top Questions And Answers

December 18, 2018

Does this M.A.C Oil Control Lotion have any side effects?

Sushmita ThapaDecember 19, 2018

Sushmita ThapaDecember 19, 2018

No side effects have been reported till date. However, people with sensitive and acne-prone skin should always be careful. Do a patch test first to avoid any complications. If you face any odd reactions, stop using it immediately and seek a dermatologist’s advice.

December 17, 2018

How to use M.A.C Oil Control Lotion?

Priya SolomonDecember 18, 2018

Priya SolomonDecember 18, 2018

Take the desired amount of lotion and rub it between your clean fingers

Blend it gently all over your face and neck.

Use it in the morning or at night.

December 16, 2018

What are the ingredients of M.A.C Oil Control Lotion?

Sarah MalikDecember 17, 2018

Sarah MalikDecember 17, 2018

The ingredients are:

Water\aqua\EAU, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isocetyl alcohol, Polysorbate 40, acrylamide/ sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, Isohexadecane, Pyrus Malus (apple) fruit extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora bark extract, Laminaria Saccharina extract, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecithin, arginine, butylene glycol, maltodextrin, quaternium-22, Polysorbate 80, sodium citrate, ceramide 3, citric acid, linoleic acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol.

December 15, 2018

Is M.A.C Oil Control Lotion a face moisturizer or a primer?

Sanjana RathodDecember 16, 2018

Sanjana RathodDecember 16, 2018

M.A.C Oil Control Lotion can be used both as a moisturizer and a primer. It is a water-based lotion that glides on the skin very smoothly and gets absorbed quickly. When used as a primer, it can give a long-lasting effect to your makeup.

December 14, 2018

Is M.A.C Oil Control Lotion effective in controlling acne?

Nidhi AroraDecember 15, 2018

Nidhi AroraDecember 15, 2018

M.A.C Oil control is non-acnegenic, which means it is formulated to prevent acne and pimples or make it worse. It does not clog your pores as well.

December 13, 2018

What type of skin is it suitable for?

Maya KumarDecember 14, 2018

Maya KumarDecember 14, 2018

M.A.C Oil Control Lotion, like the name suggests, is an oil control lotion that is most suitable for normal to oily skin type. It’s not great for dry skin.

December 12, 2018

Is M.A.C Oil Control Lotion fragrance-free?

Jhanvi SinghDecember 13, 2018

Jhanvi SinghDecember 13, 2018

No, it has a mild fresh fragrance, but it fades away once applied.