This $16 TikTok-approved oil-absorbing roller is going viral — here's why

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The Revlon Oil-Absobing Volcanic Roller as seen on TikTok - (Images via TikTok/LooksByLexington/MimiQTran/Jessligriffn)
The Revlon Oil-Absobing Volcanic Roller as seen on TikTok - (Images via TikTok/LooksByLexington/MimiQTran/Jessligriffn)

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TikTok has become the go-to destination to learn about the latest and greatest beauty products. The social media platform is filled with millions of videos from everyday users giving their unfiltered opinions on products that run the gambit from the latest in luxury beauty to affordable drugstore dupes.

One TikTok-approved product that has gained a viral-following is the Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller from Revlon, which you can find on Amazon Canada for $16.

Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller

Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller -Amazon, $16 (originally $18)
Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller -Amazon, $16 (originally $18)

SHOP IT: Amazon, $16 (originally $18)

What is it?

The Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller is an efficient alternative to blotting papers that uses volcanic stone to remove excess oil from the face quickly and easily. The roller can be taken apart with a simple twist for cleaning using a gentle face cleanser and warm water.

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The Volcanic Roller is an easy way to tackle oil on the T-zone and forehead whether you're bare-faced or wearing makeup. A few strokes across problem areas eliminates oil instantly and prevents pores from becoming clogged.

What people are saying

In addition to garnering millions of likes on TikTok the Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller has earned tons of praise from Amazon shoppers. The handy gadget currently has more than 12,400 customer reviews and a 4.2-star rating from shoppers who have seen dramatic results from a few quick passes of the roller.

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"I have no shame in saying that this was something I saw on TikTok and just had to try," one shopper wrote. "I have always had oily skin with or without makeup; I'm amazed at how well this works! It's the perfect size and I love that you can just purchase it once and can keep washing it. Love it!"

"I saw this on TikTok and had to give it a shot! It’s small and portable and fits right in my makeup bag. I have combination to oily skin and I usually use it mid-day to fershen up and it does the job," another wrote."It’s easy to clean (I use my cleanser to wash it), and dries quickly. Instead of using one to two facial blotting papers, I can run this over my face and the job’s done. Less wasteful that way."

Some shoppers complained that if you use the roller too many times while wearing makeup, it will remove some of the product. Others have recommended keeping blotting papers if you have very oily skin to save yourself from washing the roller after each use.

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"I bought [the Volcanic Roller] after seeing it on TikTok for both my roommate and myself. I really like that it's less wasteful [than blotting papers]. If you'e super oily, I can't say this will be the best because once you roll the ball all over and it absorbs the oil you have to clean it," one shopper noted. "I will say it works extremely well (like amazingly well) and is easy to clean but unfortunately not a complete replacement."


The Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Roller from Revlon is an affordable beauty hack that can help improve the look of your skin if you have slightly oily or combination skin and need a mid-day pick-me-up. At $16, it's a low-risk investment if you're looking for something to add to your morning skincare routine or keep handy in your make-up bag and don't like the thought of buying multiple packs of blotting papers.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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