Only the people with oily skin will know about the struggle of finding the perfect oil free moisturizer! My skin is more on the combination side, so I always have a hard time in choosing a moisturizer for myself. A couple of months back, when all of my moisturizers got over, I decided to get my hands on this mattifying moisturizer by Plum Goodness. It is a very famous, vegan and cruelly free skincare brand from India which is well known for their natural kajals. The Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer is the first product that I have tried from this brand and by the end of this post, you will get to know if this product made an impression on me! So keep on reading.
Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
Silicone-free, matte-finish moisturizer with hand-picked non-comedogenic ingredients. Daily pleasant after-feel, non-shiny finish and acne combat. This is just the light moisturizer that oily skin types had been waiting for. Multi-dimensional care that includes: controlled hydration, non-shiny matte finish, acne (pimples) combat and a fresh, clear appearance.
Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, PEG 400, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, FDA Approved Colours
Price – Rs.450/- | Quantity – 50ml | Availability – Available on Amazon, Nykaa & Other leading online stores (currently out of stock)
My Take Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
I love the packaging of all Plum Goodness products. For their Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer, Plum Goodness has kept a very convenient, pump-bottle packaging. The bottle is light weight and travel friendly. Its pump does not lock, but you get a transparent lid to secure it.
I purchased this moisturizer back in the month of May when the summer heat was in full force. I really hate using any type of moisturizer during summer and monsoon season because I get extremely irritated when the humidity makes my skin oily and sweaty. In the past one year, I have tried two oil free moisturizers that are Himalaya Oil Free Radiance Gel Cream and Clean & Clear Oil Free Moisturizer. Both of them were quite decent for my skin, but I wanted to try something which is natural and more beneficial for my skin – that is what made me buy this moisturizer.
As this moisturizer is oil free and water based, it feels very lightweight. Its consistency is somewhere between medium and thin. Its not too runny, nor too thick. The moisturizer gets absorbed into my skin as soon as I massage it in. It feels immensely hydrating and soothing on the skin. Its subtle fragrance of green tea is also very soothing and refreshing. I have used a green tea sheet mask in the past which smelt exactly like this moisturizer.
The Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer keeps my skin oil free for upto 3-4 hours, after that, my nose area starts to look a bit oily. I think it’s great that a product like this can keep my skin oil free for 4 hours on average, considering the fact that I sweat A LOT! 🙈 I will give this product a YAY for staying true to its claims of being a mattifying moisturizer. People with normal/combination/oily skin can have a better experience with this moisturizer than I did. But people who have extremely oily or sweaty skin may feel like blotting away the oil/sweat from their face after 4 hours of application.
This moisturizer also claims that it is non-comedogenic so it can combat acne and it is suitable for acne prone skin. Unfortunately, I have not noticed any changes/improvement in my acne problem ever since I have started to use it. It is non-comedogenic for sure, but I face acne problem mainly due to hormonal imbalance/poor diet and not due to clogged pores.
If you get acne because of clogged facial pores or excessive sebum buildup on your skin then this green tea moisturizer may help you to. In my case, it was not that helpful because a moisturizer alone will not help me to solve my acne issues. I might have to try their green tea clear face mask for it! To sum it up in a single line, I will say that it does not help me to get rid of my existing acne, but I feel that it does prevent them.
What I Liked About Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
- It is a 100% vegan and cruelty free product.
- Contains green tea extracts that have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants.
- Free of parabens.
- Non-comedogenic, i.e., it does not contain any ingredient which may clog your facial pores and lead to acne.
- Comes in a simple, convenient and hygienic packaging.
- Hydrates the skin well and keeps it oil free for up to 4 hours.
- Will suit normal, combination and oily skin well.
- Does not make the skin look shiny. Can be used as a makeup primer.
- Has a subtle fragrance of green tea which does not linger on the skin for long, but I love it till the time it stays there.
- Gives a cooling sensation to the skin in initial few minutes.
What I Didn’t Like About Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer
- Not very helpful in reducing acne.
What are your favourite products from Plum Goodness? Is there any specific product from this brand which you would like me to review? Let me know in the comments section below!