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Sponsored Review: B.liv Absolute Matte

By Ireviewuread

If only shiny noses and foreheads are the “In” thing now and assuming that they are, I would declare myself as one of the trendiest. However they aren’t, thus I have to blot my shiny nose quite so often to prevent others from using it as a mirror. Alright it’s not that shiny but still…

Anyhow, as you might have inferred from the above paragraph, today’s product review is relating to oil control!

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Huge thanks to B.liv for the Absolute Matte masks!

{Note: All my opinion given here are my honest opinion on the product. The fact that it’s sponsored does not change my thoughts about it}

Living in a hot and humid country, it’s only normal for us to have excess sebum produced on our T-Zone. Nonetheless, having oily skin is not something you would be proud of. Thus, B.liv have come up with this skin relief of a mask which is reputed to help one with glossy skin problems. 

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B.liv’s absolute matte mask is reputed to dominate shiny skin by balancing one’s excess sebum and to help the user clear up their facial complexion. 

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Throughout the years I’ve been picking up on how to choose the correct products for my then oily skin, I’ve managed to educate myself on which products to purchase upon seeing its ingredients. I know there are many advice out there asking you to focus on the first three ingredients listed in the list, because whatever and whatever reasons. However, have you come to a scenario where the first three ingredients make absolutely no sense to you? Alright, let’s go through the first three ingredients on our list:

  • Purified water (aqua)
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Witch Hazel Leaves Extract

This is what actually goes through my brain as I read this:

  • Purified water (aqua) - Cool it’s hydrating
  • Propylene Glycol - ??? (I’ve just googled this and the results come out in it being toxin and non-toxin at the same time. Thus, I’m rather conflicted. So I came to a conclusion that, people with eczema and other skin allergies should try to avoid this as much as possible)  
  • Witch Hazel Leaves Extract - ???

Luckily for us, at the back of the packaging of B.liv products,it would state the products’s key ingredients and their uses. For this Absolute matte mask their key products are: 

  • Retinyl Palmitate - Regenerate one’s skin and regulate sebum
  • Zinc Sulfate - Control shine, clarify complexion 
  • Willow Bark Extract - Control Blemish, slight exfoliate

If not, I would probably have based on what I’ve known to purchase the products. In this case they are: 

  • Tea Tree 
  • Menthol 
  • Aloe Vera 
  • Willow BarkExtract

To clarify things, I currently still have oily skin however, because of the frequent use of oil control products, my U-Zone became dry but my T-Zone is still a wee bit oily. Not as oily as when I first started learning about skincare products but still oily. In summary, I have a combination skin type of oily and dry. 

Enough of what I know and I don’t know back to the star of the day : The mask!

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To use the absolute matte mask, all you have to do is: 

  1. Leave the mask for 15 minutes 
  2. Gently massage the remaining essence for 30 seconds 
  3. Leave it for another 30 seconds for complete absorption 

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Upon opening the package, a strong smell of Tea Tree extract and Peppermint greet my nose. Simultaneously, I felt a refreshing sensation as the mask came in contact to my face.   

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After 15-20 minutes of luxury time, I removed the mask and massage the essence in my face. Although it’s absorption rate took awhile, I’m quite impressed that the essence does not leave a sticky residue once it have completely penetrated in my skin. 

My oily skin did turn matte and the mask did clean and exfoliate my pores I did not see much of a change in the zits which I had. On the other hand, I did notice the redness of those pestering pimples reduced as the next day came.

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Overall, I would give B.liv’s Absolute Matte mask 4 IreviewUread Smiles for it definitely did fulfill it’s requirement of mattifying one’s oily skin, lightly exfoliate one’s pores and hydrates on my dry skin at the same time. All the same, I would not recommend this to people who hate anything minty or people who have eczema and other skin allergies. 

You can get your very own B.liv Absolute Matte from their website Here!

With that, I would like to end off with Don’t get mad, Get matte!


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