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Every once in a while, I stumble across a product that is ideal for people with a certain type of skin. That’s the case with the new Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Pore Revolution and T-Zone Mattifier ($20.74 when bought through EBates.com [sign up and search for the product through the site, so this is the lowest price I could find]), which promises to relieve just about every annoying symptom there is about oily skin, from visible pores to shininess to acne production.
How does the product work? The main secrets are the salicyclic acid, tea tree oil, and the dry silicone base. Salicyclic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin by softening keratin and thereby loosening dry scaly skin, effectively increasing cell turnover and unclogging the pores. For this reason, salicyclic acid is included in many anti-acne products. In addition, although found in lower concentration, the product’s tea tree leaf oil may reduce the occurrence of acne in a manner similar to benzoyl peroxide, though at a much slower rate. Tea tree oil used topically may also control oil production, according to many sources, including The Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Finally, the cream’s dry, powdery consistency leaves skin feeling soft without being oily, shiny, or sticky.
My only potential complaints about Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Pore Revolution and T-Zone Mattifier are the smell (a bit medicinal) and the fact that it doesn’t contain sunscreen, so it should be reserved for nighttime use. Still, though, with a dab of your favorite perfume, it’s the perfect thing to use for your oily skin before a big night out! I give it a solid, enthusiastic 9/10 for anyone with oily skin.