by Ashish Gyan
A Shiny Nose akin to Rudolph the reindeer, an hour into travelling for work or a casual evening out with friends has always been a spot of bother for me and I’m sure a number of you face a similar dilemma too. A number of face wash/scrubs to keep the excess oil at bay, variations in face moisturizers over the years failed to give me the desired result and I do need to use a face moisturizer as there are areas of dry patches on my face.
A Catch-22 situation if there was ever one, so when I walked into the Kiehls showroom at Phoenix MarketCity, a tad bit nervous, as to what they would reveal about my skin type.
Diagnosed with an oily T-zone, they advised the Oil Eliminator moisturizer and just to be on the safe side of things, I bagged their Facial Fuel variant as well.
1) Oil Eliminator: 24 hour anti-shine moisturizer
The Oil Eliminator Moisturizer works spectacular wonders during the day, when one travels and has to face the heat and pollution of a hectic city life.
- Provides an out-of-this world clean-skin feel by absorbing sweat and surface oil.
- Visibly reduces the appearance of pores and shine for 24-hours.
- Leaves soft, hydrated and comfortable.
- With continued use, skin looks less shiny and pores appear smaller.
- Oil-Free, Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free and Dermatologist tested.
- Allergy tested, Non-acnegenic.
It took care of all of my pain points:
- A shiny oily nose.
- Combating dry skin patches.
- Dust and pollution sticking to the skin at the end of the day.
It took care of all of the above and all the while keeping my face moisturized and looking bright and feeling fresh for the almost the whole of my work day.
2) The Facial Fuel Variant comes in second in my preferences by a miniscule margin.
"Our vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily moisturizer wakens and uplifts dull, fatigued skin. This facial recovery accelerator" helps skin resist the affects of environmental stress for a healthy, invigorated appearance. The formula, with Vitamin C and E, Chestnut extract and Soy, helps waken tired-looking skin and helps improve skin's look and texture. With use, skin will feel refueled, re-energized and revitalized!"
Where it differs slightly, according to me, is that its less effective during the day and gives up a bit
faster BUT what has to be added here is that it’s the perfect moisturizer for an evening out in the
city. Whether it be a casual coffee session with friends or a dinner date or if one plans to go pub
hopping and dancing. This variant wins on that account.
After weighing in on most of the essential factors - skin type, travel requirements on a daily basis and the length of your work day, I'd definitely go in for the Kiehl's oil eliminator variant as it ticks off all the right boxes on my list. As for your own preferences, Men, trust me, don't be shy, head to your nearest Kiehl's counter and get a free skin type determination test done and DO ASK for a sample of their moisturizers and then take a decision.
Cheers to great skin!