Remember when I told you about Caudalie’s Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid? Man, I loved that moisturiser. It was a sad day for me when I squeezed out its very last drop. Oh I know, I can easily get it online these days, but having to wait for the item to arrive all the way from the US or UK … well, let’s just say I don’t do very well with delayed gratification, okay?
Thank goodness for another French brand that has a similar product, which I can easily get in Melbourne. When the Bioderma Sebium Mat Anti-Shine Fluid landed on my desk, I caressed it like a baby while muttering “you better work for me like Caudalie did, you hear?”
And it did!
Ideal for combination skin, with or without blemishes, Sebium Mat matifies naturally and moisturises the skin. The daily anti-shine fluid has a light and non-greasy gel texture and leaves a powdery effect on the skin. It can easily be used as make-up base.
The Sebium Mat is a translucent lotion that is very light in texture. It’s oil-free and when it goes on the skin, it leaves a matte finish. It’s just the type of moisturiser I like to keep my T-zone oil-free, even with makeup on.
The Sebium Mat doesn’t have SPF, but it’s not a deal-breaker because I always use a separate sunscreen. It’s hydrating for my skin yet light enough without feeling like I even have moisturiser on.
The only thing I’m not keen on about the Sebium Mat is the fragrance. Unlike the Crealine range that is fragrance-free, the Sebium isn’t. It has a rather artificial soapy scent that I’m not really a fan of. It doesn’t bother me enough to stop using this moisturiser altogether, but it’s worth mentioning if you’re looking for something fragrance-free.
Other than that, it’s a good moisturiser for oily to combination skin. This is going to be a skincare staple on my dresser when the summer months roll by.
What I like about it: Hydrates the skin while keeping it matte
What I do not like about it: I find the soapy fragrance a tad strong for my liking
Have you tried the Sebium Mat before? Have you tried any other mattifying fluidy you’d like to recommend to save my crazy oily T-zone? Someone recommended one by Avene, and I’ll be trying that one next!