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La Mer Review > The Moisturizing Matte Lotion

Published by Jasmine Seo

When my skin used to be reactive and easily sensitised back in living in Australia almost a decade ago, La Mer The Moisturizing Matt Lotion was literally my saviour. Back then, it was called oil-absorbing lotion, but they renewed the product and gave it a different name. I've mentioned before how much I loved the product in my previous posts, so you can check if you are interested.

Scent & Consistency

La Mer The Moisturizing Matte Lotion has the brand's signature calming scent that soothes senses. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I would totally wear the scent if they ever launch the perfume in the line. I'm not a big fan of strong artificial scents in perfume as I have a very sensitive sense of smell, so I just thought that it will be perfect for me to wear if they ever create one😎.

La Mer The Moisturizing Matt Lotion has a lightweight emulsion texture without much of an oily feel to it.

It goes on very light, yet it gives a non-drying velvety matte finish, which I really love. It also absorbs fast into skin, leaving skin smooth to the touch. It won't give that ultra glow as the lotion doesn't have much heavy weight or oil to it. Though, it still gives a nice subtle glow to skin.


This oil-absorbing lotion delivers renewing moisture while diminishing the look of pores for a fresh, matte finish. Skin looks naturally vibrant, restored to its healthiest center. Miracle Broth™ – the legendary healing elixir that flows through all of La Mer – infuses skin with sea-sourced renewing energies. Ideal for oilier skin.


Pat a small amount between fingertips and press gently into cleansed skin, morning and night.


Full ingredients

Water\Aqua\Eau, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Propanediol, Squalane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Nylon-12, Sucrose, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Spirulina Platensis (Algae) Powder, Plankton Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Glycerin, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Caffeine, Glucose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Potassium Stearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Kaolin, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance (Parfum), Xanthan Gum, Alcohol Denat., Disodium Edta, Bht, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol


As I no longer live in a hot and humid climate, I don't really use La Mer The Moisturizing Matt Lotion much throughout the year. However, I still would use them during my monthly when hot summer hits here in WA. Although I don't consider my skin to be that sensitive compared to those with eczema, my skin can still get quite irritated in general when I use products that are labelled as 'acne' and/or 'oily skin'. I still find them quite harsh and drying for my skin, so I tend to avoid using them. I can say that La Mer The Moisturizing Matte Lotion is one of the few skincare products that I can rely on amongst those products designed for oily skin.

I've also noticed that most of the skincare products aimed at oily skin seem to be quite compromised. By compromised, I mean is that it's really difficult to expect any skin regenerative benefits with soothing qualities. And it seems to be quite tricky to get the right texture and formula at the same time. Though, La Mer did a great job with The Moisturizing Matte Lotion. I've been using it with my other anti-aging skincare products, and I find it just as effective like their other moisturisers. It heals aggravated spots, and it's also very easy to layer other products including suncare and make-up products after application.

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