Mattifying products almost always use a combination of Talc, Starch, Silica and Chalk (Calcium Carbonate) to create a "matte" skin finish. They also bind to water, not just oil, and so are drying which is very different than mattifying.
Mattifying should not mean drying. In fact, matte skin should be just as comfortable as oily skin. Matte 12 uses advanced elastic spherical polymers that bind to oil but do not make the skin feel dry.
Here are some very good facts about these spheres:
- They allow Matte 12 to repel water and bind only to oil so the product doesn't dry out the skin (in fact, Matte 12 can easily be used on dry skin for a matte finish);
- They are elastic and form an incredibly soft finish to the skin.
Matte 12 is intended for all skin types including dry skin. On most skin types, the effect of the product will last for up to 12 hours. For very oily skin types, an additional application throughout the day may be needed.