Interestingly, when I attended one beauty sharing session last year, one of the attendee said that her face oils up very fast. She commented that every time after she wash her face, not even half an hour later she can feel a layer of sebum forming and that irks her a lot. I think what this girl experienced is pretty normal even for normal skin, unless you are the one that stays in air-conditioned room 24/7. Perhaps what this girl need is the new Oxy Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash.
Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash is Oxy’s latest family member that is formulated with Pharmaceutical Grade Charcoal from Japan. Charcoal have always remain as the biggest mystery and it has been an unsung hero, until of late. It is now widely known for it’s various benefits especially in the beauty industry. The charcoal added will act as an effective agent to clean pores, absorb excess oil as well as to purify skin so that skin will stay clear and shine-free. The same activated charcoal ingredient also act as a magnet on the skin to suck, capture and lift all the dirt, impurities from environmental pollution and excess oil.
The tube used is just the same tube as seen on every other Oxy face wash product. Nothing bad or good about it so far until Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash came along. This face wash texture is slightly on the runnier side comparing to other face wash from the same brand therefore there is some product leaking from the dispense hole to the cap. Not a big issue, just thought you might want to know 🙂
Like I said, Oxy Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash is on the runnier side as natural Olive Oil is added in as one of the ingredients to help skin retain it’s natural moisture level. Don’t freak out with it’s dark grey color. Once you lather into foam, it turns back to white. The face wash also contain tiny bits of charcoal in it. Interesting much. The scent of it is similar to Anti-Blackhead Wash, except that this is much more milder. Good because I couldn’t stand the scent of Anti-Blackhead Wash, which reminded me of Dettol.
Now, the question remains. Does Oxy Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash works in controlling oil on the face? Yes and no. You remember the story I told you about at the beginning of this post? I can tell you that Oxy Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash will work on her. And on me too. I am not someone that stay in air-conditioned room all day long. My face is the oiliest when I wake up in the morning. That is because I layer a handful of skin care the night before. I do like to “oil” up for bed lol. Since I have combination / oily skin, my face will get oily around T-zone area in between 15 minutes to half an hour after washing my face. This doesn’t only happen in the morning. It happens every time after I wash my face. I find that if I wash my face with Oxy Oil Control Charcoal Face Wash, my face stays oil-free for the next 2 – 3 hours. This is why I said yes it works. The no part is that it doesn’t really lessen oil secretion. It just prolong the oil-free duration after, provided you use the face wash. Is it worth to try? Why not? I say it’s a good affordable oil control face wash to try. And remember my Cleanser 101 post? Foaming cleanser will last you for a very long time as you only need a tiny bit each use.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.