the POREfessional: agent zero shine mattifying powder

the POREfessional: agent zero shine

shine-vanishing PRO powder


Operation shine control!

Our shine-control powder joins you in your top-secret mission for smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores and shine don’t stand a chance! Just twist, tap & sweep to look fresh-faced, without a trace!

  • Instantly minimizes shine
  • Helps smooth the look of pores
  • Invisible wear


7.0 g Net wt. 0.24 oz.


Talc, Nylon-12, Aqua (Water), Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate. [+/-: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N° 08064/A.

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.


Close the case on shine.

Day or night...and midday too...the POREfessional: agent zero shine is ready to mattify that mean sheen as it sneaks up on your complexion. Just twist off the built-in brush from the base, then tap powder into lid and dip brush. Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to instantly mattify. Touch up over makeup during the day…or whenever shine dares to return.

how to apply the porefessional agent zero shine


Nov 19, 2017

Definitely beat the NYC and NZ heat

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Bought Agent Zero Shine as a gift to myself while in NYC for the first time. It stood up against the packed heat and was a welcome remedy after most subway rides. Also put it to the test when I got back home in NZ and it did *not* fail me again! Aside from the chunky and less discrete container, it was still a valued buy and lasted me a long while. *in love*

Jun 28, 2017

Can no longer be without

mystery lady
Location: SF

Hey guys, I've given a review here, but I have to improve. I just love it! I have some more pores and I have always been hiding. Did not stand up against the sun and entertain me, I also no closer than 2m before someone placed in daylight. It was very unpleasant for me and I was hiding. NOT ANY LONGER LONGER! It is nice that there is something like that ....

Jun 28, 2017

Helps me maintain my mystery

mystery lady
Location: SF

Pores are a bore. Porefessional Agent Zero Shine helps me be my exciting best and shine-free so those highlights don't bloom!

Jun 15, 2017

You ought to be in pictures

Johnnie W
Location: San Francisco, CA

POREfessional will make you the photo bomb.

May 10, 2017


Location: SFO


May 10, 2017


Location: SFO


May 10, 2017

Looks great in pictures.

Johnnie W
Location: San Francisco, CA

POREfessional gets all the best shots.

May 10, 2017

Looks great in pictures.

Johnnie W
Location: San Francisco, CA

POREfessional gets all the best shots.

May 10, 2017

Looks great in pictures.

Johnnie W
Location: San Francisco, CA

POREfessional gets all the best shots.

Apr 15, 2017

Product review

Location: Ashburn, vA

Product is good.

Aug 16, 2016

Perfect for eliminating shine

Location: Buckinghamshire
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “mattefinish, effortless”

I use this powder everyday on top of my foundation to reduce shine on my nose and forehead. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who suffers with shine (especially in photographs). This is perfect for creating a matte finish to my makeup. I will definately be buying this product again

Jul 21, 2016

Good powder bad packaging

Location: London
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “matte”

I like the powder but guys, please redesign the package! It's such a palava, you could never use it on the go. You have to take out the brush from the end, use the other end to put some powder in the lid (so it's in three pieces by that point), then sit leaning back to apply it because inevitably the brush deposits the powder all over your clothes, then you drop the lid you've been trying to use as a mini tray as you're trying to hold lid, brush and cylindrical case. Then all the bristles bend back when you screw the brush back in. Please redesign into a normal compact!

Apr 6, 2016

Agent of Oil

Location: Mandai, SG

Mattifies like no other!

Apr 6, 2016

Top rating

Location: Dublin, Ireland

It's like nothing I've ever tried before!

Apr 6, 2016


Location: Queensland, AU

I've never run into a product that eliminates oil throughout the day like this does! With cute packaging and a clever design, marketing and quality have found a happy middle ground in this product. I've got all my friends to jump on board with this product, and they all love it too!

Mar 31, 2016

Not the worst, but also not the best!

Location: Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Colourless, Great for oily skin”

My skin is Oily Combination, which can be difficult to get products that control oil but also don't dry me out in problem areas. This powder is very good in the oily areas - it stops a build up of shine, and the fact that is isn't coloured really helps as it doesn't form patches around my skin. However, on the dryer areas of skin, this product does not fade into foundation; it just sits on top of it and this looks awful - it makes my skin look almost scaly! Generally an okay product, although it is definitely better suited to those with oily skin with no combinations. :)

Dec 9, 2015

Excellent matte finish!

Location: Essex, UK
Love that it's: “mattifying, easy to use”

Definitely one for the guys if you suffer from oily skin!

Oct 17, 2015

Matte Perfection

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK

This is a beautiful lightweight powder that glides onto the skin covering all shine and also setting the rest of your make up. It makes your skin feel beautiful and silky. It is long lasting and the handy pot makes it so easy to use on the go! Any Porefessional fan should have this in their handbag

Sep 2, 2015

My gal LOVES the POREfessional

Johnnie W
Location: San Francisco, CA

My girlfriend swears by the POREfessional. I think she looks great without it but I love how it makes her feel.

Aug 20, 2015

Love it!

Location: Undisclosed

I was using a bb cream instead of powder foundation. However in the heat it made my skin oily and shiny. I love benefit blush and lip balms and tints (as well as smokey eyes kit for evenings) so asked if they had anything to control shine and the assistant showed me this. Basically it works for hours, maybe refresh skin at 3 pm but even then not very shiny or oily. However this could be because I tried to use this without any bb cream and only using concealer for under eyes and where needed. Its so lovely to only use a small amount of this, dandelion blush, poppy pink lip balm n concealer if needed. My skin feels and looks fresh n healthy n not greasy or sticky. It's brilliant. I definitely think benefit makeup is lovely and not just nice packaging. This powder has not broke me out, it blends quick and easy in with skin tone and I only need a little for it to work. It's only missing a mirror but I have a separate mirror which I keep together so not difficult.

Aug 17, 2015


Location: Northampton, Northampton, UK

So good and mattes down the shine everywhere on my face. It doesn't clog either. Comes with a brush in the bottom as well.

Jun 29, 2015

Very Efficient

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

This is a nice setting powder and also great for easy touch ups, the best part is, for me, this doesn't create flashback or whiteflash in pictures which I'm so happy about. Use this on prom and my face looks perfect <3

Jun 8, 2015

My favorite Benefit product

Location: Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines

I love this product so much! I always have problem with my make up cause I sweat easily but when I found this product, I dont worry about my sweating anymore cause this product gave me the perfect matte finish everytime my skin starts to get oily and shiny or when my make up it starting to melt. Keep it up, Benefit!

May 10, 2015


Location: Chicago, IL, USA

I usually love all products from Benefit, but this one really missed the mark. It did nothing more for me than a cheap setting powder can. It did work a little bit for covering shine, but within two hours all of it disappeared and the shine was back and blaring. Not worth it. Really sad about this one, benefit.

Apr 23, 2015

Heavy and dull

Location: Exeter, Exeter, Devon, UK

I love my skin to look hydrated, fresh, glowing and radiant, and to create that I use a lot of liquid products on my skin. I bought this because sometimes my face can look too shiny. How ever, after applying only a thin amount of this powder, my skin looked heavy and dull. It did not blend into my skin at all, it just sat on top. And the colour is not very flattering at all. I find it too over powering. Not Benefits best product.

Oct 18, 2014

i usually always love my benefit products. So i was quite...

Location: York, York, York, UK

i usually always love my benefit products. So i was quite surprised and really disappointed when i tried agent zero shine and found that it made absolutely no difference on controlling my t-zone but instead gave me dry scaly skin and also gave my makeup a clogged and caked appearance. The packaging looks really clever and is well thought through. But definitely not worth the money.

Aug 20, 2014

Can't speak highly enough of this!

Location: New South Wales, Australia

I absolutely LOVE this product! I visited the Benefit counter in the Melbourne Myer store in Australia and originally had my eyes on the Porefessional (which I also bought and love!). The lovely girl that served me recommended that I try the Agent Zero Shine as I have lots of trouble with my makeup separating and skin becoming oily on my t-zone and on my chin, so she gave me a sample to try. I've been using it everyday and it seriously makes a huge difference, my makeup lasts so much longer and I seriously can't fault it. I'll definitely be purchasing the full size. This product teamed with the Porefessional is a match made in heaven for oily skin like mine!

Aug 14, 2014

Deceitful Packaging

Location: Chicago, IL

This is the last straw for me. This product really torques my gourd. The packaging is stupid, wasteful, and that cheap brush is taking up valuable powder space. I burned through this product in less than a month because the design causes the product to pour out, causing you to relinquish any control over how much you use in one sitting. Save your brush, I have a really nice one. I don't want to use a disposable one instead. I've given Benefit many chances, because honestly the marketing is very enticing, but I think now, I'm going to fight myself back on buying anything from here on out. Everything is lacking and over-priced. And I'd also consider the packaging on this guy deceitful. You think you're getting more product than you are... you'd think that...

Aug 1, 2014

Works but...

Location: Alta Loma, CA

I really wanted this product to work when I first saw it in Sephora. Shine has been a major issue for me lately, so I soon bought it and brought it home. The packaging has a lot of pros and cons. The packaging is really fun to use! Its fun to slide this, twist that and it's definitely portable (especially for evening clutches!). However, the packaging stops being fun when you're in a hurry (oh no! I've got 10 seconds to slide this, twist that...). Another problem is the amount of product you get with this amusing package. I'm sorry Benefit, but it's just not enough! I wish the package was just half an inch longer. As for the shine control, I would say that it works but... it's nothing phenomenal. My shine was back an hour later (it was after physical education though). It does blur pores, it does vanish shine, and its packaging is as fun as a new toy. Just don't expect too much.

Jul 29, 2014

Magic in a tube!

Location: Indiana, PA

This powder is simply amazing. It controls my shine for hours... in the SUMMER! This is a new staple for me.

Jul 25, 2014

no shine summers

Location: The Netherlands

I needed a powder to stop shine and something to make my skin look less oily. It does exactly that. Don't apply too much though. The product stays on all day and comes with a brush I like. The packaging could have been more simple or perhaps easier. 4 out of 5, it does what it should do! I do not notice minimizing pores, mine aren't that visible, so I am not sure if it minimizes.

Jul 24, 2014

Amazing product, bad packaging!

Location: Undisclosed

Hands down, this stuff does the job on my oily skin filled with BIG pores. It really minimizes my pores, makes my skin look flawless while controlling the shine!!! BUTTTTTTTT....I REALLY wish this product was a pressed powder....within 4 months I've gone through 2 and have JUST begun using a new one. I keep buying it because I haven't found something better, but if I do and this packaging doesn't change, it's a definite yes that I will not buy it anyymore. But I'm sure I use more than I's hard when it's a loose powder. I really wish it were a pressed powder, I used to use "Get Even" but they stopped making it, which was horrifying news to me when it happened as it was my holy grail setting powder for years on end!!!

Jul 15, 2014

Handy-dandy and really works!

Location: Philippines

I read a lot of negative reviews about the packaging. Admittedly it takes some getting used to. After a week of use, I'm able to quickly use it even without a mirror (I just need to blend, blend, blend). I love how I can easily slip it into a bag, and how just one touch up lasts a long time! I use this as a finisher on top of my Big Easy and Porefessional. The only thing I noticed lately is that the brush is starting to have this funky smell, eeeyewww. So I figured I'll just clean it with a regular brush cleaning solution. I'm just wondering if I can suds it up, like how you normally deep-clean makeup brushes?

Jun 19, 2014

Good powder BUT the packaging MUST change

Location: Israel

The powder by itself is really good. I have oily skin, and i'm constantly trying to find that perfect powder that vanishes the oiliness on my skin, and this product definitely does this. I really like it, except for one thing - The package. It's VERY uncomfortable. I WISH IT COULD JUST BE LIKE A NORMAL POWDER PACKAGING. When i'm trying to get the powder out, it always comes out a lot more than i would have wanted - I guess that's why it ran out on me so quickly. Within ONE MONTH the powder was over. Imagine my disappointment! And especially after i paid so much for it. 30$ is not cheep! Bottom line: The powder is amazing, BUT the packaging is VERY POOR. I won't purchase this product again unless the packaging changes.

Jun 16, 2014

Typical Trick

Location: Chicago, IL

While I do think this is a lovely product, I think Benefit is pulling ye olde bag of chips move. This powder costs $30 and upon further inspection, I discovered the packaging is incredibly deceptive. There is a very VERY small amount of product within the gigantic waste of packaging. This is the kind of maneuver that keeps me from re-buying a product. I do not like it when a company attempts to take advantage of me. It's also the kind of maneuver that will keep me from buying from a company all together. I could waltz down to a different place (right down the street) and get their loose, translucent powder for less, it will last me longer, I know it isn't tested on animals (ahem), and the packaging is minimal. Not only that, I don't look any different when I use either product, so I believe I am going back to my original powder after I am through with this stuff.

May 12, 2014

Loving it!!

Location: Santa Ana, CA

This is a must have for me. I apply it in the morning (after my Hello Flawless foundation), in the areas that tend get shiny (nose chin, forehead); then I apply Hello Flawless powder. It keeps my make up in place much longer than usual and shine free for a good portion of the day. I also use it to "refresh" my face without having to re-apply my Hello Flawless powder. Very good product.

Apr 25, 2014

Has it's uses!

Location: England, UK

I bought Agent Zero Shine after falling in love with the Porefessional which to me is absolutely essential! Agent Zero Shine is something I use right at the end of my make up routine, I swirl it over my face to get rid of any shiny areas. It does reduces shine and mattifies skin but you could live without it in my opinion- but I do like it. Having said that, my skin isn't super shiny to begin with, my foundation helps a lot so it might have a more dramatic effect on someone else. The packaging is cleverly thought through and pretty.

Apr 7, 2014

I like this

Location: Denmark

It's good product, but it's not for every scin color. I have fair skin and it's to dark for me, specialy for my checks, when scin shoul be lighter.

Apr 1, 2014

Agent Zero Shine

Location: Australia

Hi everyone! I'm very impressed with this product. I have combination skin with mostly oily with dry spots at times. I recently started using the porefessional agent zero Shine,and it has worked better than anything I have tried before!

Mar 30, 2014

Not so worth it

Location: San Antonio, TX

I thought it would do more than just minimize oils on your face. Had the same effect as applying more face powder to you face. Reduced the oil, but not worth the money.

Feb 20, 2014

The packaging bugs me

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

I bought this product without trying it on new years eve and haven't really used it much since. The packaging really bothers me. It isn't bad for when you are on the go, but I feel like I lose a lot of product by over pouring and trying to get at it with a larger brush. I will keep using it for now, but I won't be repurchasing unless the packaging changes.

Feb 8, 2014

Excellent product, I love it

Location: Latin Ameica

I have the skin of my face a little oily and I have too much trouble to put makeup because I was shining face all day , making my skin look not so nice, then I use this product and problem solved, my skin looks very silky and my problem is solved and is easy to use!! I recommend it one hundred percent.

Feb 1, 2014

Light, matte, shine control

Location: Victoria, Australia

I was curious about this when information was first released via email and Facebook, and got a sample with my next order. Loved it! Did not hesitate at all to order the full size product. It's super easy to use. There's no waste as the product is dispensed into its own cap. I use it to control shine on my t-zone (it's summer here so plenty of potential for shine!) after I've applied foundation, and for a touch up if necessary later in the day. It's particularly great for this as it controls shine without adding any colour, like a powder foundation would. I haven't noticed any sliding or build up (as I said, it's summer here, so potential for both!) and am really happy to add this to my standard makeup routine.

Jan 28, 2014

Perfect matte lightness

Location: Madrid, Spain

I had seen some publicity of it in Facebook and, of course, that sufficed, as usual, to have my curiosity aroused about it. Having the product shown to me one day in a Sephora when I was going to restock on Stay Flawless and Bathina, also did a lot to make me want to have it, but it still wasn't available, so I still had to wait a couple of weeks. It goes without saying it was worth the wait. Now it has become a fundamental part of my makeup: 1. The very packaging itself, how you can remove the lid so powder are to be tapped inside. Then, you remove the brush and dip it in the powder and have a go with it all over your face. Besides, you can carry it in your bag if you want to. It's just that handy. 2. The powder is supposed to be a complement for the Porefessional, but I think it can be an excellent complement for any foundation as well. I'm surprised at how light it is and how natural and matte skin looks. I hope this product will go on and on for years. Very well done!

Jan 21, 2014


Location: McAlle, TEXAS

Bought this product a couple of days ago and I love using it. It's perfect for mid day touch ups. The reason I think this is a great product is it does it job as far as mattifying. It also provides a great finish as if you just applied your makeup. I like how you don't feel like your just piling on more make up but just getting rid of the shine with a light weight powder.

Jan 21, 2014

Love this product!

Location: Charlotte, NC

I own many benefit products and this is by far one of the best. It gives you a great matte finish.

Jan 7, 2014

Ultimate Matte

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

This is my absolute favorite product right now! This is my second day using this product and it is life-changing. I always get a little oily in my t-zone and my compact just made it worse. This is the perfect mattifying product if you have combination skin. Benefit did it again!

Dec 27, 2013

I love this product

Location: Undisclosed

This is an awesome product. I love the packaging, the texture, the longevity of the product, etc. I made a video that has more details of this product. Hope it helps!

Dec 26, 2013

What a wonderful product!

Location: England

I bought this on its release date in UK as I've been waiting to get my hands on it for months! I grabbed it as soon as i got to my counter and had it applied, I feel this product; for me, is revolutionary as I haven't quite ever found a powder so mattifying and long-lasting, it really does work! I wear it alone with the porefessional as i don't need any coverage and i do not feel the need to re-apply throughout the day! I love this product ALOT!

Dec 6, 2013

Awesome product to use anytime of the day!

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

This product really does work! If I apply mid-day it takes away all traces of shine without adding pigment like a normal foundation powder would. I even use it in the morning sometimes if I know I won't have time to use throughout the day, and it prevents my face from getting too shiny. This is the perfect touch-up product, I bring it with me everywhere!

Dec 2, 2013

great for mattifying

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

By the end of the day I always need some sort of product to take a way shine and agent zero is a great option. I have combination skin and this product was not drying to cakey and has a light finish. I usually dust on my t-zone to remove shine and it lasts from after work to end of night. The packaging is nice because I can throw it in my bag and not worry that it will spill open, however I wish it was a little quicker and maybe had a mirror within the compact.

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