Oil-Absorbing Sheets

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$5.79 - 50 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Oil-Absorbing Products > Oil-Blotting Papers/Products
Last Updated:
11/20/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Oil-Absorbing Sheets are an interesting twist on the standard oil-absorbing papers. These are more like soft plastic sheets with a slight rubbery feel. They work well enough, but it takes several of them to make a difference, just as it does with any of the more standard oil-absorbing papers.

Instantly soak up excess oil and remove shine from your face, without smudging makeup or leaving behind powder. Softer than paper, these silky sheets can be used easily around your nose and other area of your face. Use them anytime, anywhere to remove oil and shine throughout the day.

Polypropylene, Mineral Oil, 3, 4-Dimethylbenzylidene Sorbitol, Zinc Stearate, Ultramarines

The name of this Johnson & Johnson–owned brand clearly communicates what it attempts to provide, and may seem to be a beacon of hope for consumers struggling with acne. The products are heavily marketed toward teens, with commercials and print ads featuring attractive young models with nary a blemish in sight, presumably because these fresh-faced teens adhere to a routine consisting of these attractively packaged products.

Although there are some great, inexpensive cleansers available, blemishes have nothing to do with how clean your skin is; the two issues are completely unrelated. The other failing is that unlike sister company Neutrogena (also owned by J&J), almost all of Clean & Clear's anti-acne products contain irritating ingredients that won't improve skin problems and end up making matters worse. Even a couple of the pH-correct BHA options are marred by troublesome ingredients that only make blemished skin more inflamed and impede the healing process. Moreover, the issue of sun protection is inadequately addressed, with the only option failing to provide sun protection without added irritants. What kind of message is that for teens trying to put together an effective skin-care routine? Clean skin is attainable from these products, but the company's road to "beautifully clear" skin has too many speed bumps to make this a one-stop destination for the blemish-prone.

For more information about Clean & Clear, call (877) 754-6411 or visit www.cleanandclear.com.

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  1. Mollie E.
    Reviewed on Saturday, August 30, 2014
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    4 stars out of 10
    • I've always used Mary Kay or ELF paper absorbing sheets. Its incredible how much oil is soaked into them after one try. This product however, is a huge let down. It does absorb SOME oil. I have SUPER oily skin and typically use 4 sheets at a time. But with this I only used 1 sheet. And not because it was doing its job, but because it was a waste of time. It gets dabs of oil here and there but nothing even noticeable. Blah!

  2. Victoria G.
    Reviewed on Friday, October 25, 2013
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    Changed for the worse!
    • Clean and Clear Canada has reformulated these sheets and they (along with most of their other products) now contain the irritating plant ingredients cedar, cinnamon, and witch hazel. OUCH!

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Friday, October 25, 2013

    Hi, thanks for the heads-up! We'll check it out and reassess.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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