34 Reviews

Matte Hydrator

34 Reviews


Oil-Free Serum Using 100% Ultra Low Molecular Weight (ULMW) Hyaluronic Acid

✅ Reduce the oily sheen by satisfying your skin’s need to produce oil
✅ Serum easily absorbs into the skin and leaves a clean, matte finish
✅ 100% ULMW hyaluronic acid as compared to equivalent products which mix molecular weights
✅ Medical grade hyaluronic acid. Ensures the purity of this formulation. Only five items in the ingredient list.

Suitable for: Oily or combination skin.

If you have dry or sensitive skin, consider the Protective Moisturizer as it will reduce sensitivity.

Volume: 30ml | 1.01 fluid ounces. Each bottle is designed to last 3 months. That’s $0.4 per day.

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The Hydrator will reduce oil production faster when paired with Clear Out. Buy both items as a Duo set and save 8%:



A Comparison of Hydrators

Joanne @skinjo.urney compares Matte Hydrator with a popular brand of hyaluronic acid. Matte Hydrator contains pure ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid that penetrates into the skin so that it can actually do its job.


Keeping Your Skin Oil-Free All Day

Joanne @skinjo.urney explains how Matte Hydrator keeps her skin matte, supple and oil-free for 8 hours, while allowing her makeup to last a lot longer without the need to blot.


Keeping Your Skin Matte and Not Oily

Stylist Toni @xx.tonilumsden explains how she uses Matte Hydrator to keep her skin supple and moisturized without the oily sheen all day.


Matte Hydrator or Protective Moisturizer?

Teacher Mim @mimandskin has combination skin so she alternates between using the two. Matte Hydrator reduces your skin’s oil production so that you can go longer without the oily sheen or reapplying makeup.

Individual results may vary with all before/after images


What makes Clearly Basics different?

We’ve taken products that are often EXCLUSIVELY sold in a dermatologist’s office at 3x the price and made it available for everyday consumers. We select USP certified ingredients when potency matters, but less expensive cosmetic grade ingredients when purity is not a concern.

The most frequent comment we get in our reviews is that users have tried everything and nothing has come close to the results they have seen with our formulations.

Why is Matte Hydrator different?

The hyaluronic acid molecule is normally too large to absorb into the skin and many brands save costs by only including a small amount of micronized hyaluronic acid. Our formulation is 100% Ultra Low Molecular Weight (ULMW) hyaluronic acid … no shortcuts, only the good stuff that will actually absorb into your skin.

This product contains only Medical grade ultra-low molecular weight hyalauronic acid. We do not take shortcuts by blending cheap hyaluronic acid that has higher molecular weight (and does not absorb into your skin where it is most effective).

Key Ingredients

100% ULMW Hyaluronic Acid

Holding 1000x its weight in moisture, hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and revitalizes the deeper layers of the skin so that it is soft and smooth.

  • Perfect for hydration
    Naturally produced in your skin, hyaluronic acid is the key molecule involved in skin moisture. Dr Roth et al, 2012
  • Absorbs quickly
    The hyaluronic acid molecule is too large to absorb into the skin so you must micronize the molecule to 5nm so that it will readily absorb into the skin. Dr Jegasothy et al, 2014

Volume: 30ml, 1.01 fluid ounces.
Each bottle is designed to last 3 months being applied in the morning.

Full Ingredient List +

water, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

Key Facts

Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin, Matte Hydrator will moisturize without the heaviness and oil. Featuring sodium hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in moisture, this hydrator keeps your skin soft without adding additional oil. Suitable for oily or combination skin as a primary moisturizer.

As compared to other hydrators which contain hyaluronic acid in a variety of molecular sizes, this product contains 100% ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (pharma grade, USP certified). It is necessary to use ultra low molecular weight hyaluronic acid as normal hyaluronic acid is too large to absorb into the skin.

Why do people with oily skin need Matte Hydrator?

If you have clogged pores, oil may not reach its intended target leading to a vicious cycle of overproduction (clogged pores -> more oil production -> more clogged pores). Break the cycle by properly hydrating your skin.

What it is formulated without:

Oil-, fragrance-, colorant-, paraben-, lanolin-free. PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. This non-comedogenic formulation is freshly made in Singapore to ensure the highest quality.

Customer Reviews

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    Sheenaz (verified owner)

    Basically I have been using the whole series for one year now and my skin has been so much clearer and better. I have a glow too and though i do get pimples, one or two, on and off, this whole series has made it so much easier to manage and made me happier.

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    Jade (verified owner)

    Best moisturiser I have ever used!! works well with my usual oily skin and has improved massively!

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    Kelly (verified owner)

    works fab under moisturiser and helps application of makeup applied smoothly.

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    Stephanie (verified owner)

    Does a great job absorbing any excess oil before applying foundation and gives my face a more matte finish!

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    Sarah R. (verified owner)

    This is the BEST hyaluronic acid product I have managed to get my hands on. It sinks into the skin so quickly which I love. It massively helps control my oily skin which is something I am so self conscious of – I usually need to dab my skin throughout the day with a tissue – I have not had to once since using this product!

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    Bheshta A. (verified owner)

    I actually like this a lot. Makes my skin matte but still have a nice radiant natural glow

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    Elizabeth (verified owner)

    The only product which reduces oil on my face and shine!

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    Maeva L. (verified owner)

    My favorite product so far! I love the smell, the texture and how it helps my skin from being oily.

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    Alyssa (verified owner)

    have been using for a long time, and it has definitely made my skin stay hydrated :))

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    Petra (verified owner)

    Great product, I use it at night.

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    Emma Harris (verified owner)

    This is my number 1 go to in the morning. Makes my skin feel refreshed and soft

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    Shanice (verified owner)

    It is perfect for my oily-acne prime skin, finally a moisturiser that keeps my skin at peace!

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    Kelsey K (verified owner)

    I have used many different brands of hyaluronic acid serum on my face and this is one of my favorites. This product does give you a matte look, I would recommend this product.

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    Kelly (verified owner)

    I always put this on before applying my make up. It protects my skins and makes my make up go on smoothly.

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    Lauren Hall (verified owner)

    Great but sometimes dried my skin out a bit too much!

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    Hannah L. (verified owner)

    This hydrates my skin but leaves a clean matte texture without a greasy finish, so perfect to go under makeup to control oil!

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    Maeva L. (verified owner)

    The Matte Hydrator is my favorite product so far! Not only does it help my skin being less oily but it also smells so good !

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    Nigel (verified owner)

    Does as it says, and is absorbed quickly into the skin. Good product!

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    Sai P. (verified owner)

    Leaves my skin feeling hydrated but not oily!

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    Rebecca Burgess (verified owner)

    Very good product. Works really well on my skin

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    Michelle Y. (verified owner)

    I used this as a serum just before PM for the extra layer of hydration. Works for me 🙂

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    Melissa H. (verified owner)

    Love this moisturiser for day time use. Smooths and hydrates and has helped me with deeper scares too.

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    Sri (verified owner)

    It is perfect for my oily skin. Not greasy at all.

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    Ace (verified owner)

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See what others have to say about Clearly Basics.

@mimandskin Thank you @clearlybasics for being on this journey with me for the past 5 months.

No more green concealer or green primer! My skin tone is so much better, I don’t use as much foundation as I once did, I don’t constantly worry I look like I have chicken pox and I feel much more confident within my skin!

The power duo really has been an absolute game changer for my skin and I’m so glad I’ve shared my results day in and day out so we could all see this progression.

@pimpledgirl The 1st week was amazed! Fascinating skin texture, there were no stinging. The 2nd week were pretty same. The 3rd week – purging starred – bumpy skin, redness. The 4th week – same but I added #ProtectiveMoisturiser either from @clearlybasics and in three days redness was reduced. The 5-6th weeks – skin smoother, less red, breaking out badly. The 7-8th week – is it my skin? not red (even after washing as it used to be).

I’d say the amount of pustules has been reduced in 85%. I still have some tiny-tiny pimples and will keep going with mu treatment. • Honestly I’m very grateful to Clearly Basics • I’ll keep you updated.

@brittaneyshanae I swear the Power Duo (Clear Out and Lighten Up) are a GOD-send! I’ve been using both consistently for 3 months now and my skin has NEVER looked or felt better! I haven’t experienced a breakout since March and more than 80% of my hyperpigmentation is GONE!

I’m so grateful to have finally found a product that actually works for my skin!

If you’re dealing with acne breakouts and hyperpigmentation, you should def research Clearly Basics.

@by.emmataylor CLEAR OUT💙💙💙 gets rid of blackheads and whiteheads which is an added bonus.
It really improved my skin texture and most of all it removed spots. It’s worth the try really, because you can even get your money back if you don’t like the products, what are you waiting for? -Emma xxx

@startingtolovemyself ✨Not a pimple in sight!!!✨

It’s been about 3 weeks since I started using @clearlybasics Clear Out, Lighten Up and the Protective Moisturizer (the Complete Trio) and my skin has improved so much and I definitely think it’s from the Clear Out formula most of all!

It really is a miracle in a bottle! I’m excited to see how my skin changes even more in the next few weeks and months using them!

@deannaskin Over the past month and a half I’ve noticed a massive change to the appearance and texture of my skin since using @clearlybasics. Honestly the most effective products (vegan of course) I’ve used all year. Not only has the redness of my spots reduced, but I rarely get painful under-the-skin bumps or huge whiteheads anymore. My scars have also faded so quickly 👀

If your skin is similar to mine I’d 100% recommend that you implement these products into your skincare routine.

I’m only a few weeks in using these products but the results have been so positive🔮🧚🏽‍♀️

Individual results may vary

Application Instructions

Place 2-3 drops on the palm of hands and rub together. Evenly apply on cleansed face and neck. Suitable for daytime and night-time use, as a final moisturizing step.