Shiny skin got you down? You should check out Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine line. The line is a trio of products, consisting of a primer ($20.00), a cleanser ($20.00), and a scrub ($20.00).
The primer feels smooth, velvety – it sinks into the skin and helps keep your makeup looking fresher all day. The primer both mattifies and keeps oil away throughout the day, which allows you to reduce the shine and oily appearance on your face. My skin is pretty normal, but on occasion my forehead might get a touch oily. I found this never happened when I wore the primer.
Let me tell you about the cleanser and exfoliating scrub!
The cleanser is very much in line with other cleansers, but this product purports to control oil and shine without drying out your skin. I can vouch for the fact that it doesn’t dry out your skin (yay!), and it does have a bit of a “cooling sensation” after you’ve used it (but nothing intense, very subtle). My skin feels soft and hydrated after using this, and I don’t feel like I have to reach for my moisturizer as soon as I’ve used my cleanser. It also emulsifies nicely, and I’m all about that!
The scrub has jojoba beads and diatomaceous earth to exfoliate the skin, while dissolving dirt and oil. From what I can tell, you can use the cleanser or scrub, but you don’t need to use both simultaneously. I’d recommend using the cleanser daily, and then use the scrub in its place every 2-3 days for exfoliation. The exfoliating agents in the scrub aren’t overly harsh or rough, so it can be used every morning (Philosophy says as much!), though.