While most of us with oily skin are no strangers to oil blotting papers and the famous Korean multibalm, the latest beauty trend that’s turning heads is the cushion blotting paper.

So, what is it, really? Is it a powder or a cushion?

Well, we stumbled upon a TikTok by @taxinoodle, who put to the test a unique product known as the Glacial Biome Water No-Sebum Cushion.

Developed by the Korean brand Parnell, this exciting product takes the concept of blotting paper to the next level, offering a fresh approach to managing oily skin!

What’s This Cushion Blotting Paper All About?

The Glacial Biome Water No-Sebum Cushion is unlike your regular blotting paper. It’s a liquid in a compact case, designed to handle excess oil and keep your skin smooth and matte. It might sound somewhat similar to a powder, but it’s far more versatile.


This multifunctional liquid sebum controller cushion is enriched with Iceland glacial water, brimming with essential minerals.

When you open it, you’ll find a sponge applicator, just like a regular cushion.


When you dip the sponge into it, you’ll notice it has a bit of colour.


Does the Glacial Biome Water No-Sebum Cushion Work?

The cushion feels cool on the skin and instantly reduces shine, especially in those troublesome areas. But it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not as mattifying as a powder. As she pointed out, some sheen remains in the areas where the cushion is applied.


In her side-by-side comparison, one side is definitely shiny, while the side with the cushion blotting paper has a nice, subtle glow. And when you touch it, it feels like you’ve lightly dusted powder on your skin!


Comparing the shine on the unblotted side (left) to the blotted side using the cushion (right).

So, what’s the verdict? She gives it a thumbs up! This product does a great job at reducing shine in oily areas without leaving it feeling and looking dry. It’s a fantastic alternative to traditional powder. Plus, it’s portable, cute, and way less messy than carrying around loose powder!

Where to Find the Glacial Biome Water No-Sebum Cushion?


The Glacial Biome Water No-Sebum Cushion retails for RM165.33 on Shopee, and RM125.63 at Parnell’s official website. Discounts are available at the time of writing. Tap into the links to see latest prices.

So, the next time you’re dealing with unwanted shine, why not give this innovative product a try?

Featured image credit: @taxinoodle/TikTok.