Monday, January 28, 2013

Solving Your Beauty Problem: Oily Skin

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope that everyone is surviving this dreadful weather, and that you had a great start to your week! I'm already thinking about Friday...

I'm excited about todays post, because it's something that I've never done before! Lately, my face has been strangely oily and I came across some products that helped me with this problem. I knew that other people obviously also have this problem, and would probably want to know what I've tried, so today I will be sharing with you three products that helped solve this issue for me. Exciting right?? Let's get started!

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15


I received this sample in a sample bag from Ulta, and thought this would be the perfect product to try. Based on the details on their website, this product:
-Reduces shine on contact and keeps skin free of excess oil for up to 8 hours
-Helps regulate oil production while preserving moisture to provide a long-lasting matte finish
Ingredients include:
-Willow Bark Extract to help manage breakouts and clear skin of impurities
-Argan Extract for smoother, softer skin

Overall, I REALLY liked this product! My bangs usually get kind of greasy and that makes my face oily, but that never happened while using this! It's also very moisturizing and didn't dry out my face at all. I think I actually skipped moisturizer, and just put this on my face before makeup. It really did mattify my face, and even after I got home from work my face still wasn't shiny. You can also apply this to your neck and chest, and the SPF 15 is a great bonus!!
MY GRADE: A+
AVAILABLE AT: Ulta, Sephora, or here
PRICE: $39.50 for 1.7 fl oz

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets



 These little miracle sheets instantly soak up the excess oil on your face, and remove the shine, without taking any of your makeup off. The sheets almost have like a nylon/smooth feel to them and they don't leave behind any residue or anything. As you can see from these pictures, these babies seriously work!! If I could recommend one product to keep in your purse at all times, these would be it. They really do not take off any of your makeup; I've never had to reapply makeup after using one of these. Talk about an affordable, fast fix!
MY GRADE: A++
AVAILABLE AT: Drugstores, Target, Wal-Mart
PRICE: Around $5

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer 


Yet another product from Clean & Clear! I have been using this moisturizer for years, and I feel like it is the perfect balance. This lotion combines oil-free moisturizers with .5% Salicylic Acid to moisturize skin, while also preventing acne. Most moisturizers just feel way too heavy on my skin, and that's when it gets greasy. This really does moisturize my face extremely well, without leaving my face oily, and I really have not had many breakouts while using it. If you're looking for an affordable moisturizer that combines moisture + treatment, then I would highly recommend this one.
MY GRADE: A+
AVAILABLE AT: Drugstores, Target, Wal-Mart
PRICE: Around $6

That about sums it up! If you do try these products, I hope that they work for you as well as they did for me!! If there are other beauty problems you're experiencing, let me know in the comments, and I will try and be of some help!

For the Justice portion of todays post, I wanted to remind you of my GIVEAWAY! I truly appreciate everyone who reads this blog, and would like to give back. I have put together a cosmetics bag full of a mix of samples and FULL-SIZE PRODUCTS!! I will choose randomly from my first 20 followers...but I still need 7 more followers to get to 20! Click the "Join this site" button at the top right-hand side of the page, and you will officially be a follower. Can't wait to see who wins!

Love you all!
Elizabeth

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