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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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