Beauty Test Drive: L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer

I have extremely oily skin that is a curse (I’m always shiny) and a blessing (I won’t wrinkle easily). So for years, I’ve ignored the advice of my dermatologist and beauty professionals who said I should moisturize despite my skin type. Until recently, I hadn’t found a moisturizer that wouldn’t contribute to the oil slick and cause breakouts. I happened upon the L’Oreal Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer by chance; someone left it on The Frisky “free table,” an area for discarded books [Anyone want some erotica? — Editor Amelia] and unused cosmetics. It was kind of fate that the little pink box caught my eye because my skin has been looking a little blotchy lately. After about three weeks of use, it’s helping to even out my skin tone. I use the Complexion Equalizer over my prescribed acne medication in the morning. Then, I add a little concealer on specific dark spots and brush a sheer bronzer along my cheekbones, nose, temple, chin. When I’m done, it looks as though I’m wearing foundation without that heavily made-up feeling. Yet, I’m more satisfied with the moisturizing capabilities of this product than the tone-correcting properties, because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or heavy. Plus, the scent is light and airy, dissipating after a few seconds. [$16.99, Ulta]