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As I've mentioned several times in my other beauty related reviews, I have an oily T-zone and get quite curious when I hear about products that help to combat the oil. Even though I have used a few creams, I do tend to cringe at the ingredients list! When I heard about the Clean & Clear sheets, they instantly appealed to me. They are super compact and very simple. I ended up purchasing two different types of oil blotting sheets from ebay: Clean&Clear and Gatsby (Japanese brand.) The Clean&Clear pack was bought for £3.45 over 2 years ago. Please note that there is a very slight difference in my pack in that the labelling is "Oil control film" and that there are 60 sheets instead of 50. You may notice these variations when searching online too.
(Target.com) Keep your face clean and dry with these instant oil-absorbing sheets. In a pack of 50, these sheets offer uses for normal skin that becomes oily during the day. These sheets have no scent, making them gentle on sensitive skin.
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These can be purchased for the obscene amount of £11.52 from Clean&Clear selling on Amazon.co.uk. You'll be able to find cheaper prices if you shop around. These sheets seem to be more popular in America with huge retailers like Target selling them ($4.49).
My little packet is about 8.5x6cm and comes in a nice cloudy blue colour with the familiar logos such as Clean&Clear and Johnson&Johnson. As I said, there is a slight variation with mine being 10 sheets more than the standard 50. The packet is made out of thin card, but offers enough protection to the sheets inside. When you open it up, you get a little bit of sticky tape that is sealed - this is so that you can easily take out a sheet of oil film since they are really thin and can be pretty tricky to get out. Without using the sticky tape, I am much more likely to get several sheets out at once. The sheets are difficult to fit back in after they've been taken out. On the back of mine there is a push tab for you to tilt the sheets upwards to make it easier to get a sheet out.
This was the first time that I'd used these sheets before and didn't know what to expect. The word 'film' is a better description than paper in my opinion as they are basically thin sheets of plastic/rubbery/stretchy material. Both sides of the film are uniformly medium blue. After rubbing my T-zone with them, the blue colour becomes a little darker. After rubbing a few more times the film becomes a see-through transparent blue which lets you know that that area is pretty saturated with oil. I really like this since it shows you how much oil has been absorbed and it is weirdly satisfying too...
You have to apply a little pressure, but this isn't uncomfortable at all. My T-zone looks really matt after using these sheets. It's not something you can do very quickly, since I've found that I've had to go over an area a few times. The film doesn't powder your face to make the skin matt, they're just straightforward oil absorbing sheets. I find that I don't even use up a whole sheet, so I sometimes cut a few in half to make them last longer.
These sheets actually prevent oiliness for a few hours which is fine by my standards and I'm grateful for it. I think it would be unreasonable to expect it to prevent my face from getting oily again! I haven't yet used these with makeup on since I am not a huge wearer of foundation or powder, only some concealer.
Even though I like using them, sometimes I do feel rather awkward and embarrassed about wiping my face multiple times with a little blue sheet! It does look quite obvious and I do feel self conscious especially when you get a bunch of ladies in the toilets touching up on makeup! I think if the sheet was white or a lighter colour it wouldn't feel so odd!
I would recommend these since they're really effective but don't expect them to make your face oil-free for more than a few hours! They are great for instantly create a matt face and visibly reduce shine! I really like them! :) I personally think the colour makes them more awkward to use in public than otherwise especially since I've had to rub my face a fair few times with them! 4.5 stars from me!
I have very oily skin and have tried numerous different things throughout the years. These oil absorbing sheets from clean and clear were suggested to me so I thought I would try them out.
They come in packs of 50 and basically look like sheets of tracing paper, they are a bit like sugar paper really and have a slight chalky feel to them. They claim to remove excess oil and eliminate shine and do this without smudging make-up or leaving any visable trace of powder behind.
After using the sheets I agree that it does what it suggests it will, but the effects are only short lived. My face is oil free for around 45 minutes to an hour before I need to use the sheets again. I also have to use two sheets and sometimes even three when I am using them, one certainly isn't enough as they are only very small and when you wipe them on your face you can see the oil on the sheets making them look a bit transparent. They also break quite easily as they are so thin. I have found that if you wipe the sheet on your face they break easier than if you blot them but I have also found that this method leaves white powder marks on my face and it claimed it didn't do this, so I was disappointed about that.
I now keep them on my desk in my office and use them occasionally. They could be handy if you are having your picture taken somewhere and to use them just before having the picture.
The product is suitable for all skin types and costs around £2.99 in Boots. They also contain tee tree oil in your face so are said to help you from getting spots and blemishes.
If you have oily skin they aren't a long term fix for this but can come in handy when you need to have dryer/less oily looking skin for short periods of time. So I am happy to use them for basic use but if I was using them all the time it would work out very costly and would start becomming a hassle to use.
I have been using these oil blotting sheets for two years now, but only recently discovered that they contain mineral oil! I did not accept this at first, but after a little research, it was confirmed that Clean & Clear did use mineral oil as a base for these sheets!
I've heard that the reasoning behind them using mineral oil is because once you've absorbed your own oil, the sheet just adds more oil to your face so you'll have to use another one in about half an hour or so. This way they'll make sure you go back for more. After I stopped using this product, i noticed my skin was less oily by far, and i had less clogged pores!
you can use a paper napkin, which you can obtain pretty much anywhere, and blot your face with it, leaving no mineral oil behind. Then, with the money you save, you can buy something nice for yourself!
Can't believe it has taken years of using these to discover this!
I have really oily skin. In the summer my skin is even oilier, especially by mid-afternoon. For me this is the worst part of the day, because not only does the shine of my oily skin make people notice you. But the oil makes your pores look huge. YUK! Over the years I’ve used many beauty products to stop the oil. Anti-Shine powders, soaps and creams. I received a free sample of Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing sheets, in one of my magazines. So I thought I would give them a go. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing sheets promise to move oil without the use of powder, which usually clog pores. They also promise not to smudge make-up. The oil-absorbing sheets are thin and blue and made of a material like paper but its stretchy and flexible. The sheets are really thin and ended up taking two pieces out instead of one. So I went about my business blotting my forehead, chin, nose. When I looked at the blue sheet it had turned a funny transparent colour, where the oil had absorbed it. It looked gross but I was excited. Had it worked? I looked in the mirror the shine had actually gone and my make up had not rubbed of! However, when I checked my face in an hour, my face was shiny again. So I blotted. Latter in the evening I went out and noticed some more shine. So I went into the ladies toilets and blotted away. But the blue stripes attracted quite a bit of attention and got a few strange looks. The Clean & Clear Absorbing Oil sheets, definitely absorbs oil. But the effects are not long lasting. Usually you get pale pink or white blotting sheets so you can be discreet, the bright blue colour is too – attention grabbing. The free sample was nice because I was able to try this product without spending any money. I have found other ways to keep my shine at bay without worrying too much about touch ups and people noticing when I’m trying to zap my oil. Like i said before I got these free. But t
o buy I think there priced around £3.00
I once got a sample of these oil absorbing sheets and was quite impressed. I recommended them to a friend interested in buying some beauty products and now she swears by them. I think we can put this down to a good product rather than the almighty word of me... These come in packets of 50. They're small blue sheets that you rub on the oiler parts of your face and, like the name suggests, they absorb the oil. The sheet of blue turns darker where the oil is absorbed and you can really feel the difference. The price is about... oh, I can't remember. However if you pop into your local SuperDrug or Boots, you'll be sure to see them for a reasonable price. As recommended by my friend and I.
I really like these I think they are jazzy little things!.They are little blue sheets of papery stuff. You wipe them over your face and they remove all the grease and leavy your skiny feeling silky and smooth. Its as simple as that. When the little blue sheets absorb oil they turn a darker shade of blue so you can even tell they are working.They come in packs of 50 and they last ages!I can't remember the price but I know that they are not expensive. i have friends who are prone to oily skin and these have really worked!