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Doing Drugstore: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Oil Absorbing Sheets

Doing Drugstore: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Oil Absorbing Sheets

This is going to sound weird, but I love seeing oil and sebum. I love them most when they are no longer in my face, which is why oil-blotting sheets are so much fun. There's something satisfying about dabbing your skin, then seeing the "oil spill" on the paper. Better there than on my face, right? I've been using Chidoriya blotting papers, which are great, but I recently tried Clean & Clear's new Morning Burst sheets ($4.67).

If you're new to Clean & Clear's version, the thing you need to know is that the sheets are made of plastic, not paper. The plastic is thin and flexible, so it's easy to get into the folds of your nostrils and soak up that oil. I keep these at my desk or in my purse, and a little dabbing throughout the day keeps my skin from getting too shiny. (Remember, if you use these—or designer versions—be sure to blot and dab, not wipe. That way, your makeup will stay in place.)

So what makes the Morning Burst sheets different from the regular Clean & Clear sheets? To find out,

Unlike the regular blotting sheets, the Morning Burst version is citrus-scented. It's supposed to be an "invigorating" fragrance, but honestly, it's too strong for me. The smell, which reminds me of household cleaning products, gives me a headache. Blech! Some people might enjoy the scent, but I find it unnecessary. I love what these sheets do, but next time, I'm sticking with the regular version. I'd give the regular sheets five stars because they're inexpensive and they do what they promise, but the scent of Morning Burst is so bold that a point is being knocked off.


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lovelie lovelie 8 years
Try the neutrogena blotting sheets...they work fabulously!
emma- emma- 8 years
Hmm..I might try them.
emma- emma- 8 years
Hmm..I might try them.
courtney422 courtney422 8 years
I love these and I use them all the time. I agree with you on the 5 stars for the non scented one!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
LadyLiLa83, good call. Sarah Jessica Parker does that too — you're in good company!
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
It sounds weird, but what also works is to use those toilet seat covers. I would use them in a pinch. In fact, I have and they've worked really well. It's just something quick to use if you really really need them!
Dr_NO Dr_NO 8 years
ditto on the tea tree oil ones! they're great!
swtsunkisses88 swtsunkisses88 8 years
The only problem I found with these is that they tend not to have nearly as many in a pack as other brands... I bought ten packs of 100 sheets for ten bucks that were shipped from japan.. basically enough to last me a looong time! they work just as well, if not better, and some even are coated with translucent powder to keep your face matte and fresh all day!
SaritaR SaritaR 8 years
These sound fab - going to buy these!
juliagoolia juliagoolia 8 years
I buy the knock-off of the regular ones (Life brand I think, at Shopper's Drugmart.) It's EXACTLY the same product for a few bucks less!
mrsyuen mrsyuen 8 years
I have the regular version, it works great!
alayna alayna 8 years
thanks for the tips! Almay at the dollar store? what a steal!
colieoats colieoats 8 years
ooooh....I wanna try these out. I'm not which I want to try though. I looove citrus scents so I may enjoy the fragrance, but I don't want something that will give me a headache.
tati33 tati33 8 years
I want Blotting sheets!! But if they have unscented versions, I'd prefer getting those!! Thanks Bella for the review. I've been wondering about these sheets!
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I absolutely love the regular ones. I don't think I'd *want* a smelly set. Thanks for taking another one for the team! :D
CesyBabe CesyBabe 8 years
i love the Body Shop tea tree oil ones (ah should mentioned them when you were doing all your tea tree oil stuff Bella!) They lasted me forever.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 8 years
These (the original ones ) are holy grail for my make-up bag!! I haven't tried the morning burst and I don't think I am since they have a citrus scent. I can't stand anything "citrus scented." Bleh!! But the original ones are always in my make-up bag, I can't live without them!
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
The smell isn't bad. I was very upset one day when I went to the store and they ONLY had the smelly version, but I got it anyway. It's not as strong as I thought, and it's completely tolerable. And I hate fragrant things. I don't even wear perfume... I've been using these since 6th grade =] hehe That's crazy.
Merlin713 Merlin713 8 years
The smell isn't bad. I was very upset one day when I went to the store and they ONLY had the smelly version, but I got it anyway. It's not as strong as I thought, and it's completely tolerable. And I hate fragrant things. I don't even wear perfume...I've been using these since 6th grade =] heheThat's crazy.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
dido i hate strong smelling things..
Iheartdessert Iheartdessert 8 years
hmm i think i'd rather get the fragrance free ones
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Many people recommend these!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Many people recommend these!!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Ooh, I'll have to try the Almay sheets. I'm going to buy some of their makeup remover pads after work... thanks for the rec!
Hootie Hootie 8 years
I have Almay oil blotter sheets. There are 50 in a pack and they work great! I scored and found them at the Dollar Store! I bought them all! I'm set! What a deal!
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