It’s a known fact that men produce more sebum than women due to the fact that our oil glands are much bigger and the cells in the glands contain more positive receptors for androgens such as testosterone. That’s why people who take anabolic steroids to beef up their physique often break out in bad cystic acne as their heightened testosterone levels send their oil glands into an overdrive. Even without the use of steroids, it is important to modulate your sebum production to prevent your pores from clogging up with sebaceous filaments which in turn become blackheads, whiteheads and if infected, active acne.
Lab Series’ no-fuss three-step system aims to banish breakouts and keep greasy skin at bay this sweltering summer, instantly mattifying the skin and providing up to 8 hours of shine control by absorbing excess oil with its key ingredient, White Amazonian Clay. The heralded clay mops up the slick and deep cleans your pores. The salicylic and lactic acid blend gentle sloughs off any dead skin cells to reveal fresh new dermis while fading discolouration and evening out the complexion.
The Oil Control Clay Cleanser + Mask (SGD43) doubles up as a creamy cleanser and a clay mask. Use as a normal face wash to eliminate any debris and gunk or apply a thick layer as a clay mask for an even thorough clean.
Immediately after cleansing, drench a cotton pad with the Oil Control Clearing Solution (SGD40) and swipe from the centre of the skin outwards to remove any residue while shrinking and tightening pores. The toner also promises reduced activity of your grease-making glands with regular usage, curbing potential breakouts.
The last step is to seal everything with a moisturiser. It might sound counterintuitive but when the skin is hydrated, your skin would not produce more oils to compensate. Lab Series’ Oil Control Daily Moisturiser (SGD58) is perfect to replenish the essential moisture. The oil-free formula is hydrating and pore-diminishing so that the skin looks clearer and more evenly textured.
The 8-Hour Oil Control System is now available at LAB SERIES stores at ION Orchard and VivoCity, LAB SERIES Counters at select Department Stores (Tangs, Robinsons and Metro Paragon) and online.