Oil-absorbing face rollers are a thing now

Welcome to the new age.

  • 20.10.2021
  • By Emily Heng

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It seems when TikTok isn’t actively asking you to slather lube on your face, they’re actually looking into productive beauty ventures that prove beneficial for your mien. Who would have thought? In this case, it’s a face roller that wicks away all manner of grease and slick; a rollerball “pen” that utilises a volcanic stone to do the heavy lifting. The product in question: Revlon’s Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller.

Think of it as an environmentally-friendly blotting sheet. Rather than rely on disposable oil-suckers, this bad boy comes in a chic, sleek tube that allows for shine-maintenance on the go. To use it, simply pop the lid, and roll it over areas that require attention. Results are instantaneous, with #revlonoilroller already garnering 3.1 million views to date.

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Funnily enough, there aren’t any additional ingredients utilised to assist in Revlon’s oil-absorption shtick. The credit goes fully to the volcanic stone located within the roller — a pumice, of sorts, that comes with porous holes that are known to attract oil. This means users won’t have to deal with loose powers or messy liquids, which really ups its portability factor. Users claim that touch-ups are required every few hours, though it is really dependent on the individual’s skin type.

The only downside? The hygiene factor. As with all products that directly touch your face, it’s recommended that you clean it thoroughly after each use. And while the face roller in itself is washable, there’s a fair number of steps required when it comes to disassembling the offering. Instructions indicate that you should pop the lid and carefully remove the pumice. Then, soak it in water and soap before leaving it out to dry. The general consensus is that the more you use it, the more frequently it should be washed.

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Does this mean we should be bidding adieu to our trusty blotting sheets? Perhaps. Admittedly, the product hasn’t quite arrived on Singapore shores yet, so it’s probably best to hold on to ‘em for just a while longer. And who knows? Revlon might come up with refillable options in a matter of months to sweeten the deal, so we can’t say it’s a great loss. All in good time.

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