Dealing with oily skin is no walk in the park as most people with oily skin have to endure their makeup melting away, looking ‘sweaty’ and constant blotting with oil-control sheets during the course of the day – I only have an oily T-Zone and still get so annoyed, so I can only imagine how a person with completely oily skin must feel.
To ensure long lasting oil control, POND’s has formulated their Lasting Oil Control range which consists of a Facial Wash and a Vanishing Cream.
Due to my highly volatile skin, I’ve only tried out the Vanishing Cream but I will provide a little more info on the face wash towards the end of the post for those of you who are interested.
The Vanishing Cream (R21.99 – 50ml) is designed to reduce excess oil, mattify the skin, reduce oil buildup and therefore prevent further skin issues as well as to nourish the skin.
The Vanishing Cream is very thick and creamy in texture and therefore very little is required when applying to the skin. I used much less than a pea-sized amount on and around my nose area and the matte effect was noticeable immediately. It did really well at controlling oil and lasted about 6-8 hours before having to reapply due to the appearance of oily skin once again.
However, the next morning I woke up to two new pimples on my nose which was obvi due to the vanishing cream not agreeing with my skin. The fragrance of the cream is quite strong and perhaps this was also a factor in the occurrence of my breakout.
The vanishing cream will be suitable for those of you with normal/oily skin and not those of you with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Remember to always test out the product on an inconspicuous area of your face, to determine if it will agree with your skin or not.
For those of you interested in the face wash (R16.99 – 50ml), it is formulated to wash away excess oil, dirt and impurities, that cause blemishes and spots, from the skin and is most effective when used in conjunction with the vanishing cream (and vice versa).
*The products featured were sent to me for review purposes*