Review | Benefit Porefessional Super Matte Rescue Mattifying Gel

This more or less became a travel blog in the last few months thanks to my temporary relocation to Hong Kong. Just in case you missed it, I chronicled my whole journey here. I am still working on summing up my Hong Kong experience though so watch out for that 🙂

Back to regular programming…I was strolling past the Benefit counter in HK one day and I spotted the Porefessional Super Matte Rescue and stopped to look at it. Think of this product as the new and improved version of the original Professional which I reviewed here.

You see the Porefessional is excellent when it comes to masking pores the size of craters like mine, but it doesn’t do much for oil control which is the main characteristic people look for in primers. Well, I think Benefit listened to the feedback of customers and decided to improve on the Porefessional…Enter, Super Matte Rescue….

Unlike the original Porefessional which is a cream, Super Matte rescue is a light weight water-based gel that instantly absorbs excess oil on the skin and helps minimize shine through out the day.  It contains Benefit’s signature “diamond powder” which blurs out pores, fine lines and other imperfections….They call it the #NoFilter Filter…

It magically blurs out my pores!!  #NoFilter indeed

The left picture is early in the morning and the right is about 8 hours after…just a little shine

In a nutshell, Super Matte Rescue is the Porefessional with oil absorbing powers. This product has become a staple in my makeup bag because what’s not to love about a product that makes you look flawless and controls oil?

I must put a disclaimer out though, I do not necessarily have the oiliest of skins, so this worked perfectly for me. I am not sure how it will hold up on really oily skin. If you know, please share in the comments!

For even more flawless results and staying power, Benefit suggests using the regular Porefessional over Matte rescue before wearing your makeup…Sounds like a lot of product to me but I will try it next time and maybe I will update this post to let you guys know how it worked.

Price and Where to Buy


Porefessional Super Matte Rescue retails for $28, even cheaper than the original Porefessional which is $31. I don’t know any beauty retailer that stocks this in Nigeria but once I find one I will update that too! 

Have you guys tried Super Matte Rescue or the original Porefessional? Please share your thoughts…

Peace & Love, 


Y. 

1 Comment

  1. August 24, 2016 / 10:09 am

    As a beauty junkie i was excited when an ex-colleague introduced me to your blog. i am officially a fan. Well done and please i will be holding court waiting till this product gets to Nigeria… #INEEDTHISFINETHINGINMYLIFE

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