Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review & Pictures

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review & PicturesBlotting paper was such a great invention. Without disturbing your makeup, you can easily remove any excess oil on your face in just a few seconds without having to apply additional makeup like powder.

I usually have a packet of blotting papers in my purse. It has saved me through most of the summer on those humid days where no matter what you did during makeup application, you still got shiny by midday.

I’ve tried several different brands, but I really like the Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets because each piece is smooth and silky – it doesn’t feel like you’re using wax paper like with another brand I’ve tried.

These Clean & Clear blotting sheets are an essential for me.

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Pictures

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review & Pictures

Clean & Clear Blotting Paper Review & Pictures

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets Review & Pictures

Clean and Clear Blotting Paper Review & Pictures


    Instantly soaks up excess oil
    Removes shine
    Won’t smudge your makeup
    Sheets feel soft & silky

Key Notes

  • Name: Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets
  • Amount: 50 sheets
  • What I Paid: $3.99 CAD on sale
  • Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, The Superstore, Rexall & select drugstores

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review


Each blue sheet is really soft and silky as they claim. They’re thin and feel nice on your face.

How to Use Them

You take one sheet (or more if you feel you need it) and gently press it on your face, blotting more on the areas that you feel have more shine – typically your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). When you use it like this, it won’t disrupt your makeup and just remove the oil.

Why Should You Use Blotting Paper?

Some people reduce the shine on their face by applying oil-absorbing powders. But if you keep adding layer upon layer of that, you’ll wind up with a cakey look, and that’s never attractive unless you’re, well, a cake!

Plus, this product can be used by guys. (I don’t have any male friends who would want to powder their face, but they might be more inclined to use blotting paper with enough coaxing…hehe! 😉 I’m kind of a blotting-paper enabler. To date, I’ve convinced at least 5 men to try it! Yes, I felt very proud of myself! :P)


The package is very compact and no-nonsense. When you open it up for the first time, you’ll have to peel the brown paper off the rectangular sticker on the inside front cover. After you do this and close the package, then the next time you open it, it’ll automatically lift up a new sheet for you to use.


It’s relatively inexpensive considering that you get 50 sheets, and I find that these go on sale fairly often, so you can always get them for a good deal.

Environmental Friendliness

No matter how you slice it, no, this product is definitely not environmentally friendly because each sheet can only be used once. When you’re done, you throw it away. I knocked off half a point for this or Mother Nature would be on my case.


  • Instantly removes shine & oil
  • Doesn’t smudge makeup
  • Inexpensive
  • Soft sheets
  • Small & easy to carry in your purse

  • Each sheet can only be used a single time (which isn’t very environmentally friendly)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

These Clean & Clear blotting papers are my favourite ones to use to quickly and easily remove the shine from my face anywhere. Plus I don’t touch up my face makeup throughout the day and I don’t like fussing around with powder. So this is the perfect solution to me! 🙂

Do you use blotting paper? Have you tried blotting sheets from other brands? Do you prefer applying powder to using blotting papers?


20 thoughts on “Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review & Pictures

  1. Carmela

    I’ve tried the wax paper-y ones you mentioned and like you I didn’t like them. I also tried one that had powder on it. I can’t remember the brand off hand but it was one of the first ones that came out and it was just weird because if you do it without a mirror, you could end up with powdery splotches on your face. Not very good either!

    Do you know that in a pinch, those hemp based Starbucks napkins work just as well to blot excess midday/afternoon oil?
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  2. Jessica

    I use these all the time and love them! I tried oil-absorbing power and found it didn’t work that well. Plus, these are portable and since I am on the go a lot, that is important to me.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lady-Flower123!

      Why the frown? Maybe you don’t need to use it. That’s a good thing! I use it just because having a shiny face makes me uncomfortable.

  3. Ter aka bobbysgeel

    These are awesome! I’ve only found one brand that is better…but it’s very expensive. It’s the brand Tatcha. They are Aburatorigami japanese beauty papers made from abaca leaf & gold flake! They’re all natural too. Very luxe!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ter!

      I’ve never even heard of Tatcha before, but whoa, made from abaca leaf and gold flakes? That definitely sounds really fancy. It’s cool that it’s natural, but sounds too rich for my blood. I don’t think I could bare to pay a lot for blotting papers. For a polish, sure! Haha…

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Emily!

      Yes, I’ve tried those. They work well enough to remove the shine from my face and they’re definitely very economical, but I much prefer these Clean & Clear sheets because the elf ones are rougher. They won’t scratch your face, but I just mean in comparison to the Clean & Clear ones that feel so silky, it’s a world of difference. Then again, you’re paying more for the silkiness. Either would work well.

  4. Vivian

    I agree that men should be encouraged to use this! Shiny foreheads are not attractive on either sex! I love this product, I always have a pack in my purse.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vivian!

      Yeah, and I’m sure that men are probably even more frustrated about having a shiny forehead. At least women can wear makeup. Guys can, too, but there’s definitely a social stigma against men who do.

  5. Adrienne

    I CANNOT live without blotting sheets!!!I’ve found that the CVS brand sheets are identical to the clean and clear ones, and if C&C isn’t on sale, they’re cheaper, so that’s what I buy 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Adrienne!

      Oh, that’s good to know that there’s a less expensive alternative. Wish that we had CVS stores here in Canada. Then we would have access to a lot of other beauty products, too, and special polish collections. 🙂


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