Summer skin: We long for it all winter, and then once it gets here, we remember why we were glad to see it go. Between the excess oil and the angry pores, sometimes life feels like a continuous battle of our faces versus the elements. So, we were dying to try out Philosophy's new mattifying serum, which promises to keep skin matte and fresh, minimize the appearance of pores, and even improve our skin's quality over time. Those are some pretty lofty claims, and we tend to be a little bit cynical about anything actually saving us from summer's beauty plagues. To find out what the deal is, we had our assistant editor, Tara, test it out. Watch as she uses the product on her makeup-free skin (she's a trooper!), and check out the results.
Philosophy Total Matteness Oil-Free Mattifying Pore Eraser, $40, available at Sephora.
Edited by Christopher Michael Beer; Shot by Jack Pearce and Nora De Broder.