I usually have dry skin but this week NYC has been so hot and humid that my face is gushing oil. In fact, my face is so oily that I’m afraid President Bush is going to try to get Congress to let him to drill on it.
My sources tell me President Bush is thinking of starting a “No child’s facial oil left behind” program.
So as to avoid looking like a walking environmental nightmare, I decided to try a sample of Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20.
Cosmedicine claims that “clinical trials using state-of-the-art high resolution tools” (are they referring to the Canon Sure Shot?) measured 44% reduction in sebum levels, 39% increase in mattification, and 35% reduction in visible shine.
Anyway, I applied it to my face. (It’s the consistency of Elmer’s Glue so only use a little and rub it in well.) Then I went about my business of running errands and sweating my arse off. I have to say my skin remained matte and oil-free for hours. (It is supposed to last for 8 hrs. I’d say it’s more like 4.)
But that was quite the feat, considering I could have filled an Escalade’s tank with my face the day before.
If you have seasonally oily skin (or annually oily skin), it’s definitely worth picking up a free sample at Sephora and checking it out.