If you’re looking for oily skin solutions, the place to head is the grooming department of your local beauty store. Guy products are made differently to girl products – their aim is solely for products that don’t look like you’re wearing anything. So, Anthony Instant Oil Control Fix doesn’t have that heavy feel that beauty ‘mattifiers’ can have – it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all.
Also see Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion – again, a very lightweight hydrator formulated without oil, instead using glycerine, aloe and chamomile. I’m wearing it today and it’s a perfectly good moisturiser that gives zero shine. I’m also wearing the Instant Oil Control Fix across my nose which is the only place I get shine, and it’s stayed matte for the morning. I would expect to have to top up on a mattifier – if your skin is very oily, you might need to do it more than once, but that would apply to any oil control lotion, not just this one. Finding moisturisers without oil for women is a heck of a job – it’s pretty easy in the men’s market.
Another very useful steal from your boyfriend – the Anthony Lip Balm SPF25 – it’s completely matte. Although a bit minty for my liking. A matte balm to prime your lips for matte lipstick? Er.. hello? Not sure why the beauty industry doesn’t already have this covered.
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The Anthony range might have been developed for men but there’s really nothing man-specific in them that can’t be used by a woman – same-same only better if you have oily skin.
I did actually ask Tony (owner of the range) why, if they’re suitable for women, and he is recommending them for women (which he is) with oily skin issues, why not repackage some of them accordingly. I don’t think we need our stuff pink, but we do need to know that it’s fine for us to use and ideally, there would be some indication of that on the packaging. Bloggers can’t do all their marketing!
I’d love to see this trio as a set pointing towards women with oily skin. Matte balm, hey? It’s a whole new lip world opening up. Find it HERE.
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