After a long day, the skin is usually found oily, with a shiny look, and the make-up doesn’t look the same. To minimize this effect, some products absorb the natural oiliness, like facial powders and blotting sheets. The latest trend on this topic is Revlon’s Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller. It consists of a face roller made of natural volcanic stone, which soaks up excess oil instantly. It’s the key to fresh, shine-free skin at any time as it can be used on both a clean and finished face—it won’t mess up the existing makeup.
It is important to note that there is no powder stowed away inside the roller, all its oil-absorbing properties come from the ball of volcanic stone alone. This happens because volcanic rocks have little pockets of porous holes to trap oils, being considered on the internet as a photographic filter on a stick.
Like any oil-absorbing product, how long that mattifying effect lasts depends on the user’s specific skin type and how much oil it produces. Furthermore, the stone should be washed to guarantee that the wand will be effective, which can be done by unscrewing the top, removing the ball, giving it some soap and warm water, then leaving it out to dry.
In conclusion, this fun facial roller stands superior to others as it is a portable and easy way to combat shine with this oil-absorbing and massaging ball made from real volcanic stone and without applying extra make-up.
About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.