Product Review | Revolution Skincare Niacinamide Mattifying Essence Spray

Product Review | Revolution Skincare Niacinamide Mattifying Essence Spray ($9, - GIFTED

Product Details (from Revolution Beauty's website):  Stop oily skin in its tracks with the Revolution Skincare Niacinamide Mattifying Essence Spray.

Mattify and refresh skin on the go with this Niacinamide infused essence spray that's ideal for all skin types. Infused with Niacinamide, a hard-working all-rounder famed for helping to smooth and even skin tone, balance sebum production, reduce redness and help moisturise skin. With Kaolin and Rice Starch to help absorb excess oil throughout the day, without feeling chalky or leaving a cast.

Caution: Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs. Avoid direct contact with eyes. If contact occurs rinse thoroughly with water. For external use only.

Cruelty-Free, Fragrance-Free and Vegan

Review:  This product came without a box with it was shrink-wrapped.  The product is contained in a light pink plastic bottle with white and a darker pink typography.  The bottle also has a spray nozzle to dispense the product with a clear plastic cap.  It is priced at $9 with 3.38 fl oz of product which is very reasonable.  While this is a Mattifying Essence Spray, it claims that it is ideal for all skin types (I have normal skin type; but right now leaning more to Normal/Dry since the weather is slightly cooler in L.A.).  It also claims that it isn't just a mattifying product but it also helps reduce redness and keeps the skin moisturized.  I don't use this before makeup application; instead I use it as a setting spray if  and when I am using all cream products (bronzer, blushes and highlighter included) to tone down the dewiness (my foundation are 95% dewy or illuminating).  I feel that it works to soften the luminosity with a full-face of cream products.  I like that it does not completely mattify my skin; but as I mentioned it softens it.  The finish is still dewy but not too much.   I haven't noticed any results in terms of redness reduction as I don't use this product for that reason.  It does keep my skin hydrated which is pretty surprising for a Mattifying Essence.  If you have oily skin, you might really like this product.  I love that it does not completely make the face look tight or matte.  Now, is this a must-have product?  For someone like me, not really.  It works but it is not necessary as my other setting sprays do their job pretty well.  So while this is a good product, it is something I won't repurchase.   

*This product was gifted to me for reviewing purposes only.*