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Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15
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1.7 fl. oz. for $33
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 has a beautiful silky lotion texture, provides a soft matte finish, and is loaded with antioxidants, skin-identical substances, and anti-irritants. It is a good, non-greasy option for normal to oily skin, and should work great for breakout-prone skin, too. This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen works well under makeup and provides broad-spectrum sun protection that includes stabilized avobenzone for reliable UVA screening.

One caution is the lower-than-usual percentage of certain active ingredients, including avobenzone and octinoxate. We're not disputing the SPF 15 rating this earned; rather, we're bringing this up because many other daytime moisturizer with SPF 15 offer a higher percentages of active ingredients which should provide greater sun protection.

Claims

The no-grease, super-hydrating formula of Studio Moisture Fix with superlative protection from sun and environmental aggressions. Starts with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection of SPF 15 that goes on sheer. Mega-moisturizing, rich, lightweight and fast-absorbing. Keeps skin plump and soft. Excellent prep for makeup. Releases moisture and emollients onto the skin continually/all day. Enhanced with mineral-enriched spring water, it’s an instant spritz of moisture with the benefits of protection.

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone 1%; Octinoxate 3.5%; Octisalate 3.5%; Octocrylene 1%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Astrocaryum Murumuru Butter, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Yeast Extract, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Sodium RNA, Phytosphingosine, Sucrose, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Isohexadecane, Laureth-4, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80, Steareth-21, PVP, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Linoleic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

Brand Overview

M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance

What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. Cosmetics is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.

When it comes to skincare you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!

M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.

Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.

Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.

Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.

For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

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08.22.2014
Whitening or not

Question: So is this better or not with the updated formula? I love this cream and price is right. I am not fan of the pump packaging could be better. Also Paula's Choice in an older review you said this cream whitens. I assumed it was good for removing unevenness and spots. Can you please let me know why you removed this from review.

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GiseleB
09.02.2014
Beautypedia Team Response

Hello,

The brand completely redid this product, changing most of the ingredients, including the actives. The current formula only helps whiten skin by virtue of its sun protection, so it’s not a unique benefit Studio Moisture Fix has over any other broad spectrum product rated SPF 15 or greater.

—Admin
01.13.2014
Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15

Hello, Just curious on something. What kind of coverage does this foundation offer? Typically, it's mentioned if it provided sheer, light, medium, full coverage, or buildable? Also, it says it's good for break-out prone type of skin, but I thought the chemicals in this would be bad for it since it contains avobenzone? I thought that zinc oxide and Titanium Dioxide were almost best for acne-prone skin? Please advise. Thank you. Heather

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Heather F.
10.24.2013
Outdated Review?

Your review still appears to be outdated, (since this no longer contains Zinc Oxide) even though it says it was updated 10/7/2013. Like the product, but want to make sure it still gets your "BEST" rating. Thanks!

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Ellen D.
10.24.2013
Beautypedia Team Response

We are wating on confirmation from M.A.C. before updating the review. We've thus far gotten mixed messages as to the zinc oxide being removed; stay tuned!

—Admin
04.20.2013
Zinc Oxide has been removed

Please note - this no longer contains zinc oxide and has been reformulated with avobenzone. The rest of the formula has been changed. The April 15 update is not current.

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amy
04.22.2013
Beautypedia Team Response

Thank you so much for your comments! We will definitely investigate this one and adjust our review accordingly - thanks for bringing this to our attention!

—Paula's Choice Research Team
03.27.2013
At last I found a moisturizer I love!

It's been a long search for a moisturizer that isn't shiny, waxy, greasy, heavy; doesn't cause foundation to peel, makes my skin look better, reduces the redness and feels good. I went to the MAC store, and reeled of my list of complaints about moisturizers. I was not even through the list when the MAC artist said I have the one for you! She was so right. I love the cool, soothing feel, and does not cause any of the problems I listed. I love to apply it with a brush, worksbetter than fingers

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Phyllis S
01.20.2013
reformulated

This product has been reformulated. It now contains chemical sunscreens. Paula's Choice please do a new review.

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jh
01.21.2013
Beautypedia Team Response
Thank you for your comments! We will contact M.A.C. to learn how the product has been reformulated, and as soon as we know, we will update our review here on Beautypedia!
—Paula's Choice Research Team
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