August 13, 2012, ponikuta, Archived in Skincare Review
The problem with oily skin is that naturally our pores are slightly enlarged as compared to those with dry skin. Having enlarged pores results to blackheads and annoying white heads from sprouting. Now by default, people have oilier T-zone as compare to the rest of the area on the face even if you have normal skin. This is where the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator comes into place.
For those who have oily skin and is acne prone can feel my pain when no matter what you do or what product you use, the skin won’t stop pumping out oil and breaking out for no apparent reason. What this product promises is to control oil level on the skin without drying skin out and delivers hydration in the process. Didn’t think it was possible but this one surely delivered the bill as promised. This has now replaced my day cream step after serum and eye cream application. I don’t use this at night because I don’t need oil regulation at night and much prefer a richer cream.
I love that this moisturiser is oil free, lightweight, doesn’t clog pores and controls oil regulation on my face. It absorbs very quickly so perfect for during the morning rush application and it helps to reduce the look of pores. What is there not to love?
Be sure to complete your skincare routine with a dedicated sunscreen product because it doesn’t contain SPF in it. Always remember, suncare is tres important when it comes to preventing all skin ageing issues.
P.s: One of my all-time favorite blogger (who knows ingredients like no other) highly rates this and calls it “the most clever formulations she has come across for oily/acne prone skin”, “The secrets are two-fold: One, a clever meld of lightly hydrating, silky silicones and denatured alcohol, and two, mica and titanium dioxide, to dry with a matte finish”. You can read her review here.
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