Today, I am going to review oil blotting sheets from Basicare. I have super oily skin which is prone to acne, so I am constantly on the lookout for some oil blotting sheets. As the day progresses, my face starts becoming like an oil pan and it is essential for me to blot the excess oil. I find Basicare products to be reasonably priced and worth the money, so this time, I ordered their oil blotting sheets. Let’s take a detailed review of the same:
Product Being Reviewed:
Basicare Facial Oil Blotting Paper – Natural Lavender.
INR 145 for 100 sheets. The sheets come in a transparent pouch in a cardboard box packaging which has a flap to open. The entire thing is greyish blue in colour. The packaging is simple and user and travel friendly.
- Removes excess oil.
- Glossy on both sides, double efficiency for facial oil blotting.
My Take on Basicare Facial Oil Blotting Paper:
These sheets are light purple in colour or can call it a lavender shade. They are thinner than a butter paper and are translucent to look at, and a little wider than a 5 rupees note. As far as their efficacy goes, I am not much impressed. Although they do absorb the oil, but not as nicely as the other blotting sheets that I have used. My face doesn’t get a matte feeling and after half an hour or so, I again feel the need to blot the excess oil. True to the company’s claim, they are glossy on both sides and either side may be used to wipe off the oil. There is no fragrance whatsoever in these sheets. One more point worth mentioning here is that, I need at least 3-4 sheets in one go to wipe off the excess oil from my face. People who have overactive sebaceous glands would need even more sheets. The product as such did not cause any irritation to my sensitive skin (read highly acne prone).
Summarizing the pros and cons:
Pros of Basicare Facial Oil Blotting Paper:
- Reasonably priced.
- Soothing lavender-coloured sheets which are weightless and odourless.
- Did not cause any irritation on my oily and acne-prone skin, neither was acne condition aggravated.
Cons of Basicare Facial Oil Blotting Paper:
- These sheets do not absorb oil nicely.
- Does not make the face matte in appearance.
- Many sheets are needed in one go to blot the face.
- I could not find the list of ingredients.
Will I Repurchase/Do I Recommend Basicare Facial Oil Blotting Paper?
No, neither will I repurchase nor will I recommend as they are not very effective in blotting oil. Instead, I would suggest Palladio Rice Paper sheets which are by far the best I have used in this category (not available in India, but can be purchased from ebay).
2 out of 5.
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