I got reacquainted with my college go-to oil control sheets: Finess. Are they good? How do they compare to Clean and Clear Oil Control Film?
Finess Oil Control Sheets are available in Watsons for only P39 ($0.93). They come in four variants: rose-scented, lavender-scented, green tea-scented, and the one I got, which is unscented and has prints. I was attracted to this one because it has a pretty, shiny, textured box. I thought the print on the sheets would be the same as the print on the cover, but lo and behold:
The sheets have teddy bear and rabbit prints. Okay, I’m getting the green tea-scented one next time.
Finess Oil Control Sheets are made of thin paper similar to (if not the same as) onion paper. They effectively lift oil without smudging makeup.
Let us now compare them to Clean and Clear Oil Control Film. Clean and Clear is made of slightly thicker, plastic-like material. Despite this difference in texture and composition, the two products do the exact same thing. They are as effective at absorbing excess oil as each other.
Clean and Clear is definitely more expensive. At P124 ($2.96) for the grapefruit-scented variant and P117 ($2.79) for the original variant, it would make your pocket weep, especially since each box contains only 50 or 60 sheets. If you have oily skin like mine, you’d probably use around four to five sheets per day, meaning that a box will only last approximately two weeks.
Finess is dirt cheap at P39 ($0.39); you can buy two to three of this at the price of a box of Clean and Clear. And each box of Finess contains 100 sheets, which will last about a month. Very pocket-friendly.
And for those who like variety, Finess has four variants to choose from compared to Clean and Clear’s two. The best part is that all Finess variants cost the same.
All in all, there’s really no reason to choose Clean and Clear over Finess. Clean and Clear, it was nice knowing you. However, I found my old friend again, so goodbye.