Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean™ Oil Control Lotion -- 4 fl oz
Disappointed, Not Oil Free
I assumed when I ordered this, that because it is for combination and oily skin, that it would be oil free. It is not. It has glycerin, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and I think some other kinds. The smell did not bother me, as I have used hair care products in the past with tea tree oil and I find it kind of refreshing. When I first apply the lotion, my skin is matte and soft. But after 10-15 minutes, my skin starts to look shiny, and after several hours, my face is a glistening gooey shiny mess. I really wish that this was oil free, because I think it would be more effective. I switched back to my Neutrogena oil free moisturizer for combination skin. I might use this sometimes for a moisturizer at night, or a daytime moisturizer in the winter when I stop using the oil free moisturizer because my skin just needs a little bit more.
May 17, 2014
Great oily skin moisturizer!
I am 60, but still have a oily t zone, and this is the perfect moisturizer for that area! It is a very generous amount, and you only need a little bit, and it absorbs quickly!
March 3, 2014
This does exactly what it says it should! I like that it controls shine on my face but is still very moisturizing. I'm not sure how this will work with the heat of summer but in winter, it is perfect for my combination skin. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that the scent is a little strange, but definitely not a total deterrent. A little goes a long way so this should last a long time.
January 23, 2014
Didn't work for me
Tried it for a while, really disappointed. I'm a 30-something lady and my skin is acne-free, but oily as heck. My skin, no matter how much I blot it, needs blotting about every 2-3 hours to look normal. This product didn't work for me at all, in fact, adding THIS product underneath my makeup routine (or light application of sunblock) procedure-- I now have to blot my face twice or even thrice as often as before since I started using it! Didn't work at all, actually made my skin worse; it seems to activate my oil glands into hyper-drive. I have to say it was a gamble that didn't pay off. Money burned.
October 3, 2013
Works great for moisture without any shine
Leaves your skin looking healthy. This is great stuff, finally found something that takes away the dry without leaving an oily shine like some products state they do. I use it with the cleansing pads, amazing the dirt still on your face after showering. This one I use at night, not sure why except maybe has a little more scent. I have dry skin and don't like the looks of it, it's gross. This product is great, leaves your skin healthy and when I have a tan going I don't end up looking like an oiled up baked ham, just soft & dry but you can feel it on your skin but not see the shine, and it doesn't create zits, great!
June 22, 2013