“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Toner „
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The product I am reviewing are Shine Control Papers and are Superdrug's own brand. These papers also known to some as blotting paper (although not all blotting paper is used for the face) help to absorb excess oil from the skin's surface leaving a light trace of translucent mattifying powder for an instantly fresh, shine-free finish. I actually went on the hunt for these types of papers after seeing that Boots own brand (17) have just recently bought out some of these papers out but in a bronzed version. You can't actually buy the papers separately and you actually get them free with a bronzing product from the 17 range. I didn't want a bronzing product from this range which is why I went on the hunt for them. I had to go to Superdrug anyway and I knew they did these 'Shine Control Papers' after seeing them on the Superdrug website the previous evening. During the hotter more humid weather I often find that my face can look a little oily, even with make-up on. I used to cover this up by applying more powder; how-ever this doesn't last long and doesn't really soak up any excess oil which is why I thought I would give this product a go. The papers come in a small pack about the same size as a credit card (maybe slightly smaller). The pack which holds the paper is sealed in plastic packaging. This opens easily to reveal the small book like item which holds all of the Oil Control Papers. The packaging to the product is blue and green with a pattern on the front. On the back of the packaging you can find information about the product, directions for use and a list of ingredients. It also states that this product is Paraben free. You get a total of 65 sheets in one pack, which I thought was quite good. I remember my friend having a pack of these papers when she was a school and I am now wondering if people really do still use these as there isn't many different brands or makes of these papers about. I personally think they are a brilliant idea as they are small so can fit into a bag and they are also simple and easy to use. I would much prefer soaking the oil up with one of these rather than covering up with more powder like I used to.
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I purchased these from Superdrug for £2.59, although you could purchase 2 packs for £4.00 which is what I did. The product is small so isn't easy to find, how-ever if you go to the skincare and look for Superdrug own brand range of skincare in blue packaging then you should find it within that section.
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Using the Product
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You can use this product alone or with make up on. If you notice excess oil on your skin simply remove a single sheet from the book and press the powdered surface gently over the skin. Re-apply any time of the day, as often as needed. Avoid contact with the eyes. When I felt as though my face was feeling a little clammy or looking oily I used one of the sheets. The sheet was easy to tear out of the small book style packaging and I gently pressed this onto my skin to help to soak up the excess oil. It felt a little strange against my face how-ever the paper felt soft. When looking at the paper afterwards I could see just how much excess oil it had soaked up and I was quite amazed. The powder on the paper is perfect for helping to absorb oil and to also help touch your make up, up a little if you have any on. There isn't too much powder on the paper so when applying this to your face it isn't that obvious that there is actually any powder on your face at all. I have used the paper sheets with and without make-up and I find that t does a brilliant job of helping to absorb excess oil and to help keep your make up looking nice. The paper is very gentle and also really easy to use. I always carry a pack of these in my bag with me ready to use for when I need to. I use these a lot when out on the town as it can get rather hot in nightclubs and bars, which make these perfect for helping to keep your face shine and oil free during the night.
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I wasn't really sure to expect from this product due to it being Superdrug own brand, how-ever I wanted to give it a try as I couldn't find any other blotting paper or oil absorbing sheets which is why I ended up purchasing these one's. The paper itself is easy to tear away from the small book like packaging. I love the packaging as its small and thin which makes it perfect for popping into a small bag, even a small clutch bag which is what I normally take out with me when going out for a night out on the town. The sheets are really easy to use and you can really see the excess oil on the sheet after using it. It's then that you realise how much excess oil you actually have on your face. As the sheets have powder on them it gives your face or make-up a nice matt looking finish which looks natural. In terms of value I think this product is very reasonable, especially as you can purchase two packs for just £4.00. I will definitely be purchasing these again and would also recommend them to others.
(review also on ciao)
Item: Shine Control Tissues
Size: 100 sheets
Bought in: Superdrug (Own Brand)
Ah another retro make up kit purchase. I saw these in Superdrug and was transported back to 1998 and the first time I ever bought these. I couldn't quite remember how well they worked so decided to buy them and give them another go. I really should have been able to guess the outcome and realise there was a reason that I hadn't been buying them for the past 15 years but I guess I will never learn and the lure of the 99p beauty purchase took over.
Packaging: the sheets come in a little cardboard folded box that remind me of the design of a book of matches you might get if you stay in a fancy hotel, that flaps over. The box is bright pink, the colour associated with the Superdrug brand and has a wide black strip across the front of the box that states "Shine Control Tissues". The name is very bold and you can clearly see what the item is at a glance. The box when closed over measures 8 x 6 x 0.5cm. So doesn't take up much room in your make up box. The back of the box has further details on what the tissues do, directions for use and recycling details. The sheets are white and almost see through like tracing paper. They are 10.5 x 6.5cm in size and are very flimsy so you need to be careful not to tear them when pulling them out of the box. To get them out of the box you lift a flap on the front of the box and half a sheet is already laid over the edge of the inner box. You need to lift and peel out the sheet, which can be a little tricky due to them being very thin. They actually remind me of times I have seen people using paper to roll their own cigarettes.
Claims from the packaging:
"These shine control tissues are supplied in a convenient dispenser. The silky smooth, un-powdered sheets absorb excess oil from the skin for a shine-free complexion without smudging make up."
Directions for use from the box:
"Using one sheet at a time, gently press the tissue over the oil prone areas of the face. Use as many times as required during the day."
My personal experience and results:
I get a lightly greasy effect over my nose and chin part way through the day and would usually combat this with an extra light dusting of pressed powder. So after buying these I got the tissues out when I next felt this on my face. I pulled out the tissue and as directed and dabbed it across my face. It does soak up the grease as promised but also sadly take a thin layer of the make up with it too (the back of the box claims "without smudging make up"). So technically my makeup wasn't smudged but I did have less on my face. The box doesn't tell you what side of the tissue to use but after a few tries I realised that pressing the shiner side to my face got the most grease off. After you have pressed this tiny sheet of paper to your nose, forehead etc you are left with what looks like a beige ink blot test. It is strange to look at and makes the paper quite see through. I found that as the paper has to be fully pressed to the skin I can only use each piece once. So if I was doing my nose, forehead and chin would go through 4 or 5 sheets. The blotting creates an almost bald spot of make up after I have used them and although it does get grease off make up does come away with it which results in me having to top up the colour by dusting over the areas with pressed powder. As this is what I used to do anyways, I feel like the tissues are an added step that doesn't really give a better result.
At around 5p per use I don't think this is going to break the bank but I can easily live without them. I would normally feel comfortable to quickly retouch my make up at my desk at work but when using the tissues I felt I should go to the bathroom as they are a little bit more icky. Also if people don't know what they are, they may think I have lost the plot and have just started rubbing my face with the stationary supplies.
As the tissues do remove grease and are easy to use I will give them 2 stars, however 3 have been taken off as they don't do such a good job that they replace an extra application of powder.
I can only assume that I went through the exact same process back in 1998 but at 99p it wasn't a great loss and was worth a try in case they were great an I had just forgotten about them haha
I've used a few brands of shine-control papers and these are my favourite because they're brilliant value and deposit just the right amount of powder onto the skin.
My skin gets really quite oily, especially on my chin and nose. I've found that the best method for me is to blot away the excess oil with a clean tissue first, then use the shine control paper to get rid of the last bit of oil and add a bit of powder. The good thing with these papers is that they don't have too much powder on them so you can use them without a mirror and don't have to worry about leaving a big smudge of powder on your nose by mistake. Also, just a small thing, but with some other brands it's not obvious which is the powdery side of the paper but with these ones the texture on the 'wrong' side is different so you don't waste anytime prodding it with your finger to work it out.
I have skin that unfortunately likes to get a little oily,shiny, and sweaty throughout the day. I don't have the time and the patience to be forever applying fresh makeup, so I tend to carry absorbent shine control papers with me, just to keep things under control.
I usually buy them from boots, but a recent foray into Superdrug reminded me I was low, so I decided to pick up a pack of theirs to give them a try, which cost me £2.59 for 65 pieces. They come in a little book from which you tear one sheet of the lightly powdered translucent paper at a time. You then use the paper to blot up any grease, sweat, or excessive moisture from your face, leaving you with a matte finish.
These papers are very handy - the book is tiny enough to keep in a pocket, and I find it takes between one and three papers to do my whole face, depending on how hot and sticky I am. The paper can then be disposed of in the nearest bin. These have never caused me any irritation, and since they are simply used to blot, rather than rubbed over the skin, there is no chance of them scratching or anything. I do think £2.59, or 4p a sheet is perhaps a little expensive though, and occasionally they don't tear off easily, but overall they're a nice little product that leaves me looking fresh, rather than sweaty.
I have a forehead that likes to develop a shine given half the chance. Several years ago, a friend recommended that I try Superdrug's, Shine Control Papers. I have been buying them ever since. When I first bought them they were sold as part of the "Clarity" range, now they are just branded with "Superdrug." The papers themselves have not changed, except in price sadly!
WHAT ARE SHINE CONTROL PAPERS?
The papers are little sheets of paper that are pressed onto your face to absorb any oil from the skin surface. They are a sort of facial blotting paper! In addition they leave a trace of translucent powder behind to aid the mattifying effect. They can be used over the top of make up, as an alternative to powdering. This is what inspired me to actually try them as I thought they would be a quick touching up solution.
USING THE PAPERS
The papers are small and thin. They are bound together in a booklet about the size of a small matchbox. This size makes them easy to carry around with you. I thought at first that they may leak powder in to my bag, but amazingly it stays on the sheets and doesn't create a mess at all. They are very quick and easy to use, and I can manage to do so without getting my purse mirror out if I really have to. All that you need to do is detach a sheet from the packet and press it firmly on to your skin. The important thing is not to using a wiping action, as this is less effective and secondly, it can dislodge any make up you have on. If you look at the sheet after the first press, you will see that it has changed colour, and the shine has transfered to the paper. This always makes me feel happy that I had the sheets to hand, when I see what has been removed! Once you have done one spot, you can move on quickly to any other areas of your face that need attention. It is process that seems more discreet than using a powder compact, and it is a lot more practical than applying my liquid foundation or loose powder would be. This is especially true when I am travelling on a train. Anyone that has tried to apply cosmetics on one of these will know the difficulties caused by a sudden jolt!
The matt effect is instant, and what's more, it lasts for hours. I mainly use the papers on my forehead, or occasionally my nose. The translucent powder that is left behind really is a light dusting. It is a subtle finish, and I don't think it adds much to the matt effect really. At least it doesn't require blending and the the translucent finish should suit a variety of skin tones. It does not look obvious on my skin.
I need to use more than one sheet on some occasions, as each one isn't large, and can only be used once. But as you get 65 sheets in a packet, one set does last a good amount of time. It isn't a product that I thankfully need everyday, so I usually buy one every 8-12 weeks.
There is one caution that I would give you, and that is not to use them on damp skin. When I accidently did so, I get a weird slightly orange patch develop. This did wipe off easily, and used correctly on dry skin, this has never happened.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THEM?
I would, they are an easy to use and quick solution to shiny skin. My forehead is oily, though better than it was when I was a teen. I think that if it can deal with the shine there, the paper can deal with anyone's skin! It doesn't interfere with your foundation either. I sometimes use this when I haven't worn other make up at all, and it works just as well. if you want to try them yourself, they are currently on offer at Superdrug for £2. The standard price is £2.59. You can usually find them with skin care products such as moisturisers or face masks, although they do tend to move around. Being small they can be hard to spot on the shelves too. I have found them stocked most often in the larger branches, and sadly they don't seem to be available online at the moment. If you see some, buy them and give them a try. I wouldn't be without them now.
Clarity Shine Control paper
What is it?
A pack of face blotting papers.
These blotting papers help to absorb excess oil from skin and leaves skin shine free. Gives an instant matt finish.
What do I think?
I tend to suffer from very greasy skin, no matter how much powder I apply to my face, half way through the day I will have some shine on my 'T' zone areas.
This was very cheap when I saw this on the shelf - only £1.26 for a pack of 65 sheets of paper. Each sheet contains some light powder with some talc and kaolin. After applying to the face the sheet of blotting paper leaves a very thin layer of powder on the face surface - this is hardly noticeable and all you would see if the matt effect that it creates. There is so little powder that you would sometimes wish for a bit more, because when the grase shows through, it usually means that you make-up has dissolved or melted too, and when I use this paper, although it's taken away the shine, I can still see the imperfections on my skin that has shown through without the concealer.
Ironically, when you take a sheet of the blotting paper out the book, you can see the powder on your fingers and there is a lot of it, just don't know why it doesn't end up on the face! On the whole, these are very effective, but I would prefer it if they came with more powder to provide more coverage, or else, I would have to use this if I was going to use my other make-up to re-apply - e.g. if I was going to use a concealer to touch up my make-up, I would automatically use my compact powder to set it and this would provide more coverage as well as getting rid of the shine.
So probably, the blotting sheets are suitable for use when you don't have to keep touching up your make-up.
Very handy book, indeed.
Thanks for reading.
These shine control papers are really good!!! my skin is quite oily and i would highly recommend this product for anyone who has oily skin.The paper leaves a little bit of powder on the face so if you apply it over your foundation it looks great!...I just started using it recently and saw a good improvement on my skin aswell as I started to notice less breakouts as well...only problem is that I have searched everywhere for this product and I can't seem to find it anymore!!!!!!!!!!has superdrug stopped making them????......... :(
Do you ever find your face gets a bit shiny when you're out and about, and wish there was a quick and easy fix?
Well, there is! Pop into your local Superdrug for a pack of their Clarity shine control papers, and you will never look back. You won't be out of pocket either, as they're cheap as chips to start with and they're often on special offer (I tend to buy 2 or 3 packs at a time, as I really can't cope without them now I've tried them - they are an absolute must for my makeup bag!).
Actually, I don't even need a makeup bag when I have a book of these magic papers on me - I just pop the credit card-sized packet in my pocket, maybe along with some lip gloss, and that's all I need to keep look fresh all day.
The product consists of a tiny book of 65 sheets of thin paper, each covered with pressed powder on one side. You simply tear out a sheet and wipe your face with the powdered side (you can even do this in public without drawing attention to yourself!) and it leaves a lovely matt finish, getting rid of any shine and greasiness. Just as importantly, in my opinion, it leaves you feeling just that little bit refreshed too.
Personally, I get through about 3-4 sheets a day, but as there are 65 to a book and they are very cheap, you could get away with using them more frequently and it would still cost you next to nothing!
If I was going somewhere, and was only allowed to take ONE beauty product, I reckon this would be it.
Quite possibly the best value product ever.
Superdrug Clarity Shine Control Paper
This product claims to leave you with an instant matt finish - and they are right!
I have oily skin particularly on the forehead and nose. When I clean my face in the morning, do the toning and all the moisturising thing, then my skin looks really clean.
I then put my make up on and I'm ready to face the world.
However during a typical day at work, my fringe is sticking to my forehead and my nose is all shiny. Rather than take all my make up of, do the cleanse, tone and moisturise thing and put my make up on all over again, I was looking for a quick fix solution that I could do throughout the course of the day.
I used the shine tissues from Boots for a long time, however they are quite small and tear easily - depending on how much oil it has to soak up.
I then tried the ones from Superdrug. They cost 99 pence for 65 sheets of paper and they come in a small blue coloured booklet. If you really want to save money then they sometimes do them on offer at 65 pence. One side is powdered and that is the side which soaks up the oil. Although the Boots ones did the job, the Superdrug Tissues are much thicker and do not tear easily.
The idea is that when there is excess oil on the face, that one of the tissues with the powdered side is pressed on the oily area of the face. Press into this area for a few seconds and when you lift the tissue away you can see the tissue is covered in oil - as opposed to your face.
Depending on how much excess oil you have on your face, you may have to use more than one tissue. I normally use two or three, depending on how oily my face is.
This product is really popular and sells fast so I normally buy two or three of these packets at a time. And at 99 pence a packet, they are more affordable than a Fifty pound bottle of moisturiser that did not previously work for me. I keep one on my desk at work and one in my handbag. They are more convenient then having to go to the ladies to touch up your make-up.
Although this product is great for getting rid of the excess oil on the skin, it is not a cure for oily skin itself.
If you are someone who is on the go and looking for a quick fix for that shiny nose look, then this is a more affordable solution and easy to put in your handbag or wallet.
I don't always wear foundation, and although I wash my face every morning and use a good enough Toner for my face, which strips the greasy feeling from my face, you can bet by lunch time I will end up with a shiny forehead and if i'm unlucky a sheen on my nose as well. I have oily skin, but slight dry patches on my cheeks and loads of skin care products annoy my face, so I thought I would try these. Since these are just bits of paper i'm sure they wouldn't harm my face any more than it was.
These are sold in Superdrug and I got this book for the bargain price of 99p for 65 sheets. The book is really small and the sheets are just the right size to apply to a section of your face. If you need to do different sections of your face then you will have to tear more sheets out. The sheets are really thin and you will feel a slightly powdered side and a smoother side.
To use you just put the powdered side onto the area you wish to treat and just hold it there for about 10 seconds and then take off. No rubbing or pressing hard onto your face. When you take the paper off you may see a oily patch on the paper, and you should see the shine has gone from your face.
The ingredients in this are meant to help with spots as well, but I haven't noticed any change on that front. Then again the areas I need to blot I didn't have spots on anyway!
A great cheap product that you can use over make up as well.
This stuff is my saviour!
A tiny blue booklet filled with pages and pages of lightly powdered sheets that you use to blot your face with and absorb excess oil.
They give your skin a mattified appearance and give you an instant shine-free finish.
They are discrete enough to use in public as you simply look as though you are wiping your face with a tissue!
They can be re-applied as often as necessary and don't clog up your skin either which is a bonus. They work well on top of make-up as well as working well on their own if you're having a make up free day and just want to pop out for an hour or so. They make skin tone appear more even and less shiny which is great.
I always have a booklet (or two) in my handbag..everyone has moments when they think they must be sweating profoundly or panics when they've been in the sun for a while. But with these little babies there's no need to worry. Your face will stay matt for about 3 or 4 hours :)!
The best thing about them is the fact that they're simply a small piece of paper covered in face powder and don't "go off". So there is no need to worry about germs building up on a sponge or on a brush, because as soon as you're done with the sheet you put it in the bin!
The booklets usually cost around £1.50 from Superdrug stores but can be occasionally purchased for 60p! Whenever this offer is on I stock up and tend to go overboard because they are the only piece of make-up that I really rely on.
You know how smokers get panicky when they realise they're out of cigarettes...well it's the same for me with these. Seriously, if you ever get greasy skin these powdered sheets will be an absolute lifesaver!
A must buy for your make-up bag!
I have been buying Superdrug Clarity Shine Control Paper for a few years now and I think it is great. What the shine control paper basically does is absorb any excess oil that you have on your face to make it look shine free.
The paper comes in blue packaging and it looks like a little notebook which measures around 8cm x 5cm. The papers are small enough to fit nicely into your purse or into a handbag making them easy to carry around.
The book has 65 sheets of paper in it. The back side of each paper looks like normal soft brown paper, but the front of it has a light translucent powdered feel which gives your skin a nice matt finish when you use it. To use the paper you simply rip a sheet out of the book and wipe it over your face on the problem areas. When you use the papers you can really see the difference, you can see the oil on the paper after you used it and the translucent fine powder distributes evenly and it has never gone blotchy on my face, it is very subtle and you can't see that its there but the skin does look more matt and shine free.
These don't work that well if your face is very sweaty (I have tried) the paper starts to disintegrate slightly and you won't get any results. Dry your face first and cool down a bit, and then these work a treat.
One thing I find quite annoying about these papers is that they are actually quite hard to tear out of the booklet, I can never get a sheet to pull out nicely and it always rips at the edge, so take care whilst ripping them else half of it could be left in the book making it harder to apply!
They cost £1.27 from Superdrug, and right now they have a buy one get one half price offer on, which is great value for money.
I think these are wonderful, they are great if you have tend to have a bit of a shiny face. I like to take these with me when I go out into town since we usually walk, then I can freshen up my face when I get to our destination with these. They are handy and discreet to carry around, and they are cheap! Recommended.
I don't know about you but I hate it when I'm out with a full face of slap on in say a bar or a club and I'm dancing like a loon and getting hot under the collar and sweating and drinking copious amounts of stuff tasting like poison and I start to get hot and sweaty suddenly! There comes a point when I'm past caring of course and I look like a grease ball but until I do I do like my make up to look flawless as I really do make the effort to look the best I can.
However not only do I hate to have to take a pressed or loose powder compact out in my mini handbags but if I am drinking then it's a nuisance to have to try and apply it in loos and although I get as decent a match to my skin tone when I buy them as possible sometimes I can be too heavy handed and apply too much or I get speckles all over my clothes and the biggest problem? Well if your sweating you get the clogging effect on skin which makes it all looked caked on and simply gross!
Many moons ago I used to always carry a small book of The Body Shops Shine Control Papers around with me. I bought them regularly and swore by them. For no reason than forgetting about them I never bought them again which was odd cos I liked them loads. Time moves on though eh? lol
The I saw these in Superdrug and I had to buy them remembering my previous love and excited.... I really was. I remember thinking how handy they would be for beauty touch ups on the go when I handed my cash over to the check out girl!
A small light turquoise, cardboard 'book' On the front of the book there is a darker turquoise circle and on that in silver writing I'm told they are Clarity Skin Defence and then in navy writing I'm told they are Shine Control Papers, Instant Matt Finish and then in white writing at the bottom I'm told 'Absorbs excess oil from skin. Leaves skin shine free' and that they are a Superdrug product. On the back again all in navy writing I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use, given care & safety advice, ingredients are listed, I'm told the content amount (which is 65 sheets and the only size these are available in) the recycle symbol is shown, contact details for Superdrug are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. It's a nice little book and dead handy to shove in even small purses so you never have an excuse to leave the house without them!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Book....
Clarity Skin Defence - essential daily protection for clear, spot free, healthy looking skin. Clarity Shine Control Paper works to absorb excess oil from the skin, leaving a trace of translucent mattifying powder for an instantly fresh, shine-free finish.
Directions For Use....
Remove a single leaf of paper, pressing the powdered surface gently over the skin. Re-apply any time of day, as often as needed. Avoid contact with eyes. For best results also apply Superdrug Clarity Skin Defence Shine Control Moisturiser.
Me Using Them....
Honestly these are pure brilliance in every way and I truly mean that! I can't stop telling people about these, they simply are a must!
I only use them on made up skin as I said previously when I'm out and about. I have a full face of slap on and if I feel a bit greasy or I'm sweating slightly and feeling grimy and less than perfect I'll whip these out and they're so easy to use I don't even need a mirror!
I simply tear one of the sheets out of the book. You have to be careful when doing this as they are thin in texture and you can tear them so you leave some in the book but it's do able to tear a whole sheet out you just have to pay attention to what your doing!
The sheet is light brown in colour. On one side it looks slightly powdered and that's the side you want to use. All you do is wipe where you have grease. For me that's mainly my t-zone so I simply use a couple if needed. I use one on my t-zone and the other all over my face for a freshen up and to matt my skin and stop it being so shiny.
What happens is if your moist it removes it on to the paper. Greasy wet marks are removed with ease. Even sometimes I think I'm not greasy my paper can go a little transparent in parts and looks like it's removed a ton of grease! Of course if your really sweating you need more than a couple of sheets but for me it varies and if your sweating buckets it's a good idea to wipe face first with a tissue or something before using one of these. When you've done with the bit of paper you screw it up and bin it and it flushes.
The results are amazing. Not only does it remove grease from your face with ease it mattifies the skin by giving it a bit of powder over where you've touched to really remove any left over shine. It isn't a heavy powder and it doesn't clog up even if your skin was really moist before using them. It gives a perfectly polished look and re sets the make up that you had on.
So beauty touch ups with these are brilliant. I can party till dawn and though I feel rubbish I don't think my make up looks it and it remains fresh looking.
Another good use for these is to use one on the greasy areas of your skin before applying your foundation. I read that tip from the Superdrug website and it really does work by creating a barrier under foundation so that greasy skin struggle to spit out the grease!
These really are brilliant and at 96p a book I now have about 6 books scattered all over the place so I never run out. They are not only brilliant but work out so economical and never does my face feel clogged with too much make up on. I feel these allow my skin to breath so much more than caking on pressed and loose powder and have found this to be a lighter approach and to be kinder to my skin for this reason. Whilst I have been using these (about a couple of months now), my skin really isn't so spotty in general and while this is on my skin feels comfortable and looks smoother and more natural looking. I hold these in very high regard as I think they are just amazing. I have no excuses now for looking like a greasy monkey!
Only available in Superdrug.
No matter how much powder or matte foundation I use, by 13:00, by face looks like ive cleansed it with sunflower oil! Not attractive. I thought nothing could tackle my ubershiny face, until.... ...one day when having a little browse in Superdrug, I came across this little silver book (yes a book!) which said "Shine Control" on the front. Being a bit dim, I thought it was going to be a little book about how to combat shine. But no, it was a load of blank pages covered in fine powder. "What a crap book!" I thought to myself... and then the penny dropped. Basically, whenever the shine attacks, you rip out a page and blot your face with it. The page soaks up the grease and covers it with a very fine, transluscent, shien controlling powder! Magic! The only downside is looking at the used page and seeing all the grease its absorbed (MINGIN!!!). Well anyway, it works for me! Soon as I see the shine, I blot it and it doesnt come back! Until the next day that is. But hey, they may be little saviours but you cant expect them to perform miracles! It's 99p per book, and you get about 100 sheets so I think dats pretty good value! By the way, if you're dark skinned then the Body Shop also do a version called powered paper. It's the same price however you dont get as many sheets (about 80). BUT, they come in two different shades; Beige, for pale ppl like me. And Rose, for darker skinned types (adds a hint of blusher).
A booklet containing 65 sheets of lightly powdered paper for a matt finish