The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream Review

The Body Shop SeaWeed Mattifying Day cream

Since i have very oily skin and i had really liked the seaweed facewash and mask so I thought I’d give a try to this mattifying day cream and hence picked it up.

TBS  SeaWeed Mattifying Daycream

Lets see what it says

For oily/combination skin

An easily absorbed, non-clogging, oil-free, hydrating gel-like moisture cream. It controls excess sebum and shine whilst delivering essential moisture to areas most in need, balancing the skin throughout the day. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, soft and supple with a shinefree, matte complexion.

Community Trade seaweed from Ireland. – Our Community Trade Bladderwrack seaweed has a very high mineral content, skin protective antioxidants and nourishing vitamins to balance skin tone, purify and clarify the complexion.
Vitamin E – Skin-nourishing and protecting vitamin E.

Price: Rs 695 for 50 ml

My experience with The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream: it comes in a tub form. The consistency is very gel like rather than a cream.

TBS  SeaWeed Mattifying Daycream

It spreads easily but takes a long 2-3 minutes to get fully absorbed into the skin for a matte finish.

TBS  SeaWeed Mattifying Daycream swatch

Just applied

TBS  SeaWeed Mattifying Daycream just applied

After 2 to 3 minutes

TBS  SeaWeed Mattifying Daycream

Pros of The Body Shop  SeaWeed Mattifying Day Cream

  • It is mildly soothing in summers
  • Spreads easily and evenly
  • Comforting.
  • Gives a matte finish. No weird thin film layer on my face which happens with many oil control creams that i have tried.
  • Doesn’t require much quantity for full face and neck
  • Pleasant fragrance. Very much like oceanic fragrances but it can get a little strong for people with sensitive noses. Entire sea weed range has the same fragrance.
  • A company with social conscience (Bladderwack Seaweed from The Roaring Water Bay co-operative, south west of Cork, Ireland. Set up in 1993 to address the problem so many communities face where local young people have to emigrate to find work, this co-operative protects the local environment and invests profits back into the local community.courtesy tbs website )
  • TBS does not test on animals. So you have one good deed in your pocket 🙂

Cons: hmm lets see there are just too many flaws in The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

  • Doesn’t get absorbed easily. I don’t have 3 minutes patience to wait till the gel is absorbed to wait to put compact or anything. I mean come on its a gel afterall!! And there are many ‘CREAMS’ in the market that get absorbed soon.
  • It just does not control at all. Within half an hour my skin is oily again. Dang! There goes the main product claim!
  • It is comforting and moisturising just after a facewash but thats it
  • It doesn’t make my skin soft or absolutely no changes in the skin texture or pore size,Anything. Neither immediate/temporary nor long term effects.
  • No SPF .Since its a day cream i expect it to have SPF .
  • No complete ingredients list. Grr…
  • Comes in a tub form. Extremely unhygienic. i think TBS really needs to stop tub packaging. I dint mind body butters in tub to ‘some’ extent but “THIS” is a face cream after all!
  • Expensive . I usually feel The Body Shop products are overpriced but ‘this one’ doesn’t make a difference at all.So the price is just not justified .

Would I buy The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream  again ?
Would i recommend ?
Product rating: just :-* because of the social consciousness. Thats it :/

Have you used The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream? Please rate in the box below

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27 thoughts on “The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream Review

    1. i dont think so!! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: though compacts work better…..!!

      but this cream is toh worst …get my skin wayy oilier in 15 mins!!! :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  1. Awww.. Too bad it didn’t work..

    And I really don’t think any mattifying cream/gel would work.. If you suppress the release of natural skin oils, the skin will go all parched and release even more oils!!! :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

    It’s just better to use powders which will absorb the excess oils, i think.. 😕

    1. hmm i guess soo… :-/ :-/ :-/
      but this is toh hardly moisturising also… and m sorry i forgot to mention it in the post.. it breaks me out :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

  2. Neha, you can find the ingredient list online…and on the reverse of the label ..if you peel the back label the ingredients will usually be listed there.

    1. online i tried i dint get it somehow..
      and ya i know wt u talking abt peeling the sticker.. but i dnt know it is only my tub or wt but this one dint have any second layer this time :(( :((

    1. yaa i use it as on hands and feet now to finish it of… thiugh their face was was reallly good.. that controlled oil bettr!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. I have the tea tree oil day cream and it controls oil to quite an extent! Too bad this turned out so useless. Happens some time with TBS products n then you feel :headbang: for spending so much money over it !!

  4. :finger :finger :finger :finger to all d mattifyin creams !!!


  5. thanx Neha….you saved my money. :waytogo:
    I wud have definitely fallen for it looking at the name coz I have an oily skin. 😛

  6. Thanks for the review. Im on the hunt for moisturizers for my skin which is oily combination. Right now Im using neutrogena hydoro boost gel cream. You shoud try it. It absorbs in like thirty seconds and doesnt leave a film. On top of that I use the biore sunscreen which is super matte and gives a powdery and bright finish look. This sunblock has spf 50pa+++ and last a long time. This sunblock keeps the face matte the whole day. Just be weary of putting make up on top of it as it can look patchy especially if you have certain dry areas. But as an everyday wear its great because it keeps the pilyness at bay and and it gives minimal coverage with slight brightening and powdery smooth finish

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