the POREfessional: matte rescue

the POREfessional: matte rescue

invisible-finish mattifying gel


Your secret weapon against pores

Matte rescue instantly minimizes pore appearance. The lightweight, water-based gel overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil, leaving a natural-looking matte finish. Skin feels smooth and refreshed. Contains diamond powder known for its soft-focus pore-blurring effect.

  • Comes in full size & mini
  • 92% said it mattifies shine instantly*
  • 92% said skin feels clean, refreshed*
  • 89% said it absorbs excess surface oil instantly*

*consumer panel survey of 66 women over 1 week


50 mL / 1.60 US fl. Oz.


Rise without the shine

Save your morning (and your selfie) from unsightly oil & shine. Apply matte rescue all over your freshly cleansed face to instantly absorb oil. Pat the POREfessional primer on top for smoother-than-smooth skin.

how to apply the POREfessional: matte rescue


Apr 8, 2018

long lasting,lightweight,pore minimizing

Location: california
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Olive

i got this as a gift from my sister for my birthday, and i love it! the gel is so lightweight, it's really comfortable and works alone as a primer. it visibly minimizes the pores, and lasts so long. i used the gel without foundation, just some concealer spots, and my concealer stayed on all night and into the next day. my pores stayed small and filled in, and this was all after a long night of partying and then falling asleep. love it!

Jan 4, 2018

Some what dissapointing

Location: London
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Mattifys”

This does mattify. But it has also made me break out and it affects my make up when I use this underneath. Disappointed and wouldn't buy again.

Oct 6, 2017


Location: Spijkenisse
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Beautiful”


Jul 31, 2017

Oil is officially under control!!

Matted to the T
Location: Chicago
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “An affordable, high quality product”

This product is a must for oily skin types. Paired with pore fessional primer, my foundation and makeup stays oil/shine free throughout my the entire day. After the very first time I tried this, I knew this would become a staple in my daily makeup routine!

Jul 17, 2017

This products is so AMAZING!!!

Location: Perak
Eyes: Gray
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “Matte Rescue”

My face is quite oily sometimes so i apply this after cleansing. I like the gel can make my face look clean before start my makeup. And the smell is very good too. Before applying primer i will apply this so that my makeup will be more better. Its really a good products!

Jun 19, 2017

so lightweight

Location: SF
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light

I love this product - it is so light on my skin and moisturizing. Pore primer can make my skin dry but this doesn't. My skin looks smooth after applying, love!

May 22, 2017


Location: Bishop's Stortford
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

I normally love benefit products and love the silky original porefessional but because my skin can become oily I thought I'd try the matte rescue instead. Unfortunately I find this product totally unusable, when I try to apply my foundation on top the product literally peels off, taking the porefessional and my newly applied foundation with it, leaving me with a lap full of peelings and no makeup on my skin whatsoever!

Apr 1, 2017

Positive but undecided

Location: Oklahoma
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “A gel primer, adorable packaging”

After some research I decided to purchase this primer since I already regularly use the PRObalm. I have super oily skin on my T-Zone so the battle for makeup longitivy is a never ending battle. My love for the PRObalm may be the persuader of my convinced purpose for this product. I love the refreshed feeling it leaves after applied, and my man hole pores are noticeably minimized after I apply this. The only thing holding back the love is that since using this my face has actually gotten more oily after a few hours of wearing makeup. BUT I also started using Boing concealer, so I'm going to try going without the concealer to see if that's what the oil culprit is. ATM I like it don't know if I love it yet.

Mar 24, 2017


Location: Stockholm
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “better than my primer, calming, cooling”

I actually use this one as a primer. I know that it's not a primer but I think it works just as good as one! It keeps my make up stay put all day and helps with the matte finish. I have dry skin but this gel feels great! It's cooling and feels calming on my skin. My face looks matte and more even.

Mar 11, 2017

Great product

Location: Australia
Love that it's: “awesome”

It is an awesome product

Jan 10, 2017

Worked wonders for me!

Location: England
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Lasts forever, Great for my dry skin”

Having tried the POREfessional primer before and being disappointed with it, as it makes my already fairly dry skin look even worse, I thought I'd give this gel one a try. Wow! No matter what moisturiser I try, once I've applied foundation it's goes patchy and dry spots appear. But, with this products applied pretty much all over my face, once the foundation goes on, my skin appears smooth and pretty perfect actually. I've also owned this for about 10 months, and there's still loads left. As far as oil control goes, I can't really comment on that as I don't really have oily skin. Whilst I know this isn't quite what this product is for, I really wanted to mention this as I've found finding a face primer hard because of my dry skin.

Dec 9, 2016

Noticeably Minimizes Pores

Location: North Carolina
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “Cooling, Mattifying, Pore Minimizing”

I am a makeup newbie who just started exploring various products and brands last summer. I was introduced to Benefit Cosmetics through the ipsy Glam Bag subscription, and I decided to try out more products in mini form. The first time I used this I was hooked! The pores on my nose bother me because they stand out so much so I tend to use my concealer to cover up my nose during my makeup routine. However, after discovering this product I have been able to cut down on full coverage. I couple this product with the POREfessional Primer, and I feel that my skin looks so great! Also, any makeup applied on top adheres very well.

Aug 26, 2016


Location: South Carolina
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light

I'm a benefit fan and I decided to try this product and thought this one wouldn't let me down considering the brand. After a week of using this, my face broke out like crazy!!! I have scene here and there, but nothing I can't maintain. I thought the outbreak was due to the heat in the summer, but after another week, my face was covered!!! It looked like I had bug bites all over my face and I would cry how bad it was. I was embarrassed to go to work. I have never left reviews for any product, but this I could not bite my tongue on. It took me awhile to figure out the problem was this product after finding it had bad reviews on Ulta. After just ONE day of not using it, my face made a dramatic turn. I would never recommend this to anyone!!!

Aug 17, 2016

LOVE, love, LOVE!

Cait K
Location: Maryland
Eyes: Amber
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “mattifying, pore shrinking, smoothing”

I don't write reviews often, but I had to let the world know that this stuff is the bomb dot com! I have very oily skin. After using this, its the only thing I use now. My face has never looked better. Keeps the oil at bay all day for me.

Aug 4, 2016

Seems a bit pointless

Location: Manchester
Eyes: Gray
Skin tone: Medium

It feels nice on my skin but doesn't have a noticeable mattifying effect. I'm a huge fan of the porefessional primer so I'll just stick with that in the future.

Jul 7, 2016

Mattifying, not overwhelming on skin

Vale V.
Location: Barranquilla, Colombia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “cool to touch, easy on the skin”

It's an AWESOME product! I recomend it 100%!!

May 13, 2016

Great alternative to POREfessional!

Location: Ireland
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “clear, light, mattifying”

I love how this feels light and minimal but keep keeps oil at bay!

May 5, 2016

Doesn't last long

Location: Philadelphia
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Light weight”

I have really oily skin in my t zone, so I always buy oil free & mattifying products. Before I applied my foundation, I used the mattifying gel with porefessional on top, & I was still oily & shiny on my forehead & nose after only 5 hours! Very disappointed

Apr 28, 2016

Lovely and refreshing

Location: Swindon
Eyes: Blue
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Matte and refreshing”

I cycle to work, and find that its lovely and cooling after the wind and the sun, and lasts all day. Stays matte, and I often use it in place of foundation.

Apr 24, 2016

This product had many features

Location: Singapore
Eyes: Amber
Skin tone: Deep
Love that it's: “Cool”

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Apr 17, 2016


Location: Limerick
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Dark

Nice one. I livebthir

Apr 8, 2016

My skin looks flawless!

Location: SF
Eyes: Azul
Skin tone: Claro
Love that it's: “matte”

I love the porefessional, but I don't wear it everyday. This product is a great compliment to my makeup routine as it's really lightweight and has a nice cooling effect. It totally mattfies my skin and helps blur out any discoloration.

Mar 15, 2016

Love it!!!

Location: England
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “Long Lasting, Mattifying, Oil Free, Silky”

I have super, super oily skin, and I have never been able to find a product that will stay on my skin for more than 3 hours... Until now! I can wear this for 8 hours and hardly have any shine at all, it's a miracle! It feels super soft on my skin, and it doesn't break me out! It is definitely worth the price!

Mar 7, 2016


Location: Texas
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Weightless”

This product is super cooling, smells great, and my makeup doesn't slide off off of my face! I would recommend it to anybody that struggles with oily skin!

Mar 3, 2016

Not for me

Location: Cardiff
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair

I was really excited about getting this product, but was sadly not very impressed. Although the feel on my skin was matte and smooth, I found that the product would start peeling off when I applied primer/foundation over it and I would have to take all my make-up off and start again. When I did manage to use it without it peeling, my face was still shiny in the usual places by the time I left work. This is the only Benefit product I've ever used that I don't love, it obviously works for other people but it's not for me, unfortunate since it wasn't cheap!

Feb 25, 2016

Best mattifying product yet!!!

Location: California
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “Cooling, Smells Great, Translucent”

My face never looks oily!!

Feb 25, 2016

Perfect solution for oily skin

Location: Los Angeles
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “effective”

I tend to get a little oily in my t-zone, but be dry everywhere else. This allows me to control the oil where i need it, without having to layer on powder!

Feb 25, 2016

Keeps shine away!

Location: Valencia
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium

I tend to get really shiny on my forehead and nose but when I apply this gel it literally takes it away in an instant and it seems to last all day without having to touch up. Love it!

Feb 23, 2016


Location: United Kingdom
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Medium
Love that it's: “matte”

OMG!! This product is amazing! It does exactly what it says on the tin! I have always been picky when it comes to primers, but you get your moneys worth here! I noticed a difference straight away. 100% repurchasing this product!! xx

Feb 22, 2016

Adios Oil

Location: San Francisco
Eyes: Green
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “absorbing, cooling, mattifying”

My skin is intolerably oily, causing me to use oil blotting sheets or pack on powder throughout the day. This product is literally a life saver- it's light weight and keeps my skin soft and shine-free throughout the day. Also obsessed with how cooling it is on my skin.

Feb 17, 2016

Doesn't work enough for me

Location: Warwick
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair

I'm sure this product is great and works well for a lot of people but it just doesn't perform right for me. it'll give me a pretty good matte look for maybe an hour but then I'm shiny again.

Feb 8, 2016


Location: England
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Light
Love that it's: “matte”

So in love with the product, not only does it make my foundation stay perfectly matte it lasts all day and when used with the porefessional primer it looks flawless! I noticed the difference straight away. Love the smell and how cooling it is too, can't go without it!

Jan 12, 2016

Much better than the drugstore strips

Location: Oakland, CA
Eyes: Hazel
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “cooling, mattifying”

I use this in the morning before I use the POREfessional and it really helps to keep me shine-free all day. My biggest issue with the POREfessional was that it didn't help control oil very much. I can layer this underneath and it mattifies nicely. It sinks in quickly and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry - just velvety soft. The tube is also super cool and very space-y. Love!

Jan 12, 2016

Matte miracle!

Location: San Francisco, CA
Eyes: Brown
Skin tone: Fair
Love that it's: “cooling, gel, matte, translucent”

This product is the best for matte makeup! I'm super shiny and ever since I started using this, my midafternoon shine has disappeared! I apply it after my cleansing routine and before my primer - I love the cooling sensation and I can see my pores disappear instantly. Great pore solution from Benefit!

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