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--- Introduction: Why I brought this product ---
I have pretty bad skin. I have had acne since I was a teenager and I have been on many medications to help ease it. Although my skin has cleared up now, I still struggle with spots and blemishes. I have found that the only way to keep my skin clear is to use a deep cleansing face wash. The only problem is that I have very sensitive skin and many of the products designed to help with spots have very strong scents and chemicals and these irritate my skin.
I was very excited when I saw this product on the shelves. This is a foaming face wash, designed especially for sensitive skin but also with properties to help with spots and clear out pores. The product comes with a special 'scrublet' (a small applicator, almost like a brush) which is designed to make it quick and easy to cleanse skin. I was very excited by the idea of this product as it appeared to tick all of the boxes with regards to my skin and the 'scrublet' was something different than the things I had used before.
--- The Product ---
This product claims to be a 'foaming cream wash' that is soothing to dry and sensitive skin. It is fragrance free, soap free and is designed to 'make pores look smaller and leave you with velvety smooth skin'. This is quite a lot for one product to do! The main selling point of this product however, is the 'scrublet'. The 'scrublet' is an applicator for the face wash, that is designed to clean out pores. It is made from a white rubbery material and has lots of bristles also made from the same material. The scrublet is a circular shape with a small handle on the back. The handle also has a 'sucky' (this is what I call them but I'm sure it isn't the technical term!), which means that it can stick to the mirror or tiles in your bathroom. This is very handy if you are someone like me whose things tend to disappear as you will always know where it is! The is a section for it on the bottle of the product as well if you prefer to keep the two together.
This face wash, like most similar products comes in a plastic bottle. What is different about the packaging of this product is the shape of the bottle. The bottle is a curvy shape with a circular top,which makes this product stand out on the shelf. The bottle has a small hole through it where the handle of the scrublet fits into for storage. Whilst the bottle is attractive, I have one major issue with the packaging. Because there is a hole for the scrublet, the bottle thins out around it, meaning that there looks to be a lot more product than there is. Some might argue that the capacity is printed onto the bottle, so you know how much you are getting, but I personally think that the packaging is purposely deceiving.
--- My Opinions --
I am in two minds about this product. The first thing I liked was the way the product foamed, which meant I only needed a little bit to cover my whole face. The lack of soap and fragrance meant that my skin wasn't irritated and I have to say that afterwards my face did feel soft and clean. Whilst these are important features of the product, there are many face washes that foam well and are good for sensitive skin, the key selling point of this product is the scrublet brush.
The scrublet is very flexible, but feels sturdy. The bristles bend well but are fairly strong and they are all the same length. Once you apply the product to the scrublet, the instructions are to scrub in circular motions over your face. The face wash foams very quickly and soon covers the whole of the scrublet. As the bristles are bendy, they are not scratchy on your face but you can definitely feel the brush working away. I was hoping that when I rinsed the product off my pores would be visibly smaller, as this is the main function of the scrublet. I was disappointed to see that my pores did not look any smaller than before I had applied the product.
Whilst the effects of this product in terms of cleaning and moisturising my skin were fairly good, the main reason I brought this product was for the scrublet brush and the deep cleansing effects it promised. I feel I could have achieved the same level of cleansing without using the scrublet and just applying the product with my fingers or a flannel. Whilst there are good points of this product, there are many similar products that do as good a job for less money. Sadly, I think the scrublet brush is a gimmick and I will not be repurchasing.
This product is really attractive. I saw it in the supermarket first and bought it immediately. This one - the pink is specialized for dry and sensitive skin. It's foaming cream wash and it comes with the scrublet. The scrublet is rubber brush. It's really soft and good for use on sensitive face skin. The instructions says that a small amount of the cream wash should be applied to the scrublet and than massaged with light preassure onto wet face. After that the face should be rinsed. I could say the application is easy, but be careful - if the wash comes in your eyes it hurts and also it tastes really bad.
After using, the skin is a bit too tight so I use moisturizing cream. Beside that it's ok - skin becomes really soft and smooth. It can be used once a day, I use it in the morning, it wakes me up.
When I bought this I was originally looking for a standard facewash to use with my Simple moisturising face wash. I saw this and I was rather intrigued by the way it stood out on the shelf, with it's unusual shape and included Scrublet. Although describing the Scrublet as a "soft, flexible brush" I was still a little apprehensive of using a product daily, that would scrub my slightly sensitive skin. However the product said to be for dry/sensitive skin, doesn't contain soap or fragrance, or alcohol (I had to check the ingredients list just to be sure). It seemed like an interesting product to try and at ￡3 I couldn't not give it a go.
The product claims to give a clean sensation, help pores to look smaller and give velvety smooth skin. The idea is that you wash your face with water first, then apply about a 10p sized amount onto the scrublet, and then massage all over the face. The face wash is very creamy and does foam somewhat, but not that much to call it a 'foaming' wash. Non-the -less, wetting your face beforehand does help to spread the wash around the skin, which would be more difficult to use without doing so first. On first use I was really surprised at how soft the Scrublet actually is! It's made of a sort of silicone material, with lots of tiny soft teeth, and a sucker on the back for sticking to bathroom tiles etc. The Scrublet doesn't at all feel like it's scrubbing at your skin, like I was worried it would do. In fact it feels more like you're massaging your skin, so that's definitely a nice change from the normal face washes or scrubs.
Before using the product I didn't think it would do that much, I didn't even think I was going to like it. However after a couple of days use, I could already see a huge change in my skin. My face looked a lot less dull, my skintone was more even, and all the redness I had, had been reduced dramatically. The only thing it didn't do was get rid of the redness from existing/healing breakouts. Even so, the difference it had made to my skin in those couple of days, made me feel a lot happier with my skin's condition. This product might not have been the only product to help improve my skin's condition, but I still feel like it definitely did something. For this reason, I LOVE this face wash.
However... After about a week or so of using, my face started to become covered in lots of tiny bumps, mainly on my chin and the lower areas of my cheeks. I didn't have any large breakouts appearing, but I still couldn't understand why the surface of my skin had suddenly become so uneven. At first I put it down to maybe not using my spot-fighting products for a few days, and after I started using them again, the tiny bumps have reduced in number. I know I should have stopped using whatever product it was as soon as they appeared, but I wasn't sure exactly which product had caused it. (I'd been using several new products at the time) I still have a couple of small breakouts, and after reading a couple of reviews stating that this face wash broke them out, I think it may be this. I haven't had the small bumps appear all over my face which is the odd thing, but still annoying either way. Because there's a chance it might be this face wash, I think I might have to reduce my usage of it from once a day, to maybe once every couple of days. And see if that makes a difference.
Therefore although I love this product for being a nice product to use, and for not drying out my skin. But also for really helping to improve my skin tone and reduce redness. On the down side, I dislike this product based on the possibility of this having been the cause of my sudden breakouts. Another bad point, that may just be a thing with me, is the lid of the bottle broke when it fell on the floor. This wouldn't have been so inconvenient enough to mention, if it hadn't been the little stopper bit that clips into the bottle that had broke off. Luckily I've managed to wedge it back in the bottle so that the product doesn't pour out, but not so much that I can't pull it back out again to use. Like I said, this may not be a fault of the product, but it did hinder my positive experience of it a little.
As for whether I'd recommend this product, I think I'd have to remain on the fence. On one hand it is a really nice face wash and the Scrublet doesn't at all feel harsh on the skin, although on the other hand, I wouldn't want to urge someone to buy a product that would break their skin out. But as we know, all skin is different, so don't let other bad experiences put you off completely but do take a note of it.
L'Oreal Perfect Clean Foaming Cream Wash
I like to try new things especially when I think I am getting a bit of a bargain. I tried the Perfect Clean Foaming wash when it was first launched and managed to buy two for the price of one! I love a bargain and thought that this wash looked girlie and interesting.
*Price and availability*
The bottle is 150ml and I bought two for £2.99. I thought that this was good value for money and was pleased with my two bottles.
I fell in love with the design of this bottle as it looks so different to anything else on the market. The bottle is a cool design, with the opening lid at the bottom (a feature I like on bathroom products as it saves me fighting to get the last bits out!) The foam wash comes with its own 'scrublet' that is located at the top of the bottle. Before you ask, this is a small round disc made from soft rubber with little nodules on one side and a small handle on the back.
The bottle is pink but deceptively the actual wash is a pale cream colour. It has a subtle clean scent (quite non descript) to it and is fairly runny in consistency.
*Using the product*
I was interested to see how this scrublet would fair up and after a couple of uses I realised that it was just a gimmick that had to value what so ever. To use the product I squirted some of the foaming wash on to the scrublet and dampened it with water. You need a fair amount to cover the scrublet and have any effect on your skin.
The wash does foam up a little bit and true to its promise, it is perfect for sensitive skin. The scrublet is soft too and doesn't aggravate my skin, although it doesn't seem to do much. It is a bit of a time waster, especially as it takes longer to wash your face using this tool and more care is needed round the eye area. The scrublet just doesn't seem to give my skin the through clean that I was expecting and combined with the wash; it was a giant disappointment. my skin felt washed and fresh, however I would have this same feeling with soap and water, but it did not feel clean in the way that other cleansers make me feel. After a few hours of cleansing my skin, my nose and forehead began to look greasy again. I may have well have washed my face with soap and water!
The scrublet is a useless gimmick and if it really worked wouldn't the other brands have devised a similar product? I like to rub my face wash into the corners of my nose (I get a lot of blackheads here) and with this tool I felt like I was missing bits of my face out. I had less control and it took me longer to wash my face!
This was did nothing for my skin and feel that the "perfect clean" slogan is a bit of a con. I would not buy it again nor would I buy the blue version of this wash, which appeared to be very similar to this product!
I have dry skin and unfortunately I find that cream cleansers are best for my skin. Face washes tend to leave my skin feeling dried out, but I do still find myself being attracted to them at times. One I particularly wanted to try was the L'Oreal perfect clean wash. I have to admit though, I didn't really want to try it for the wash itself, but the 'scrublet' which is included with it.
==About the range==
There are four different face washes in the L'Oreal perfect clean range, all distinguished by the different coloured bottles. I bought the pink bottle which is the soothing wash for dry and sensitive skin. Also available are the refreshing wash (blue) for normal and combination skin, the purifying wash (white) for blemish prone skin and the exfoliating wash (orange) which is suitable for all skin types.
==Packaging and Scrublet==
The packaging is a rather unusual shape with a rounded bit at the top of the bottle. The reason for this is that underneath the label is a 'scrublet'. This is a round, white, rubbery feeling disc with lots of little rubber bristles on it. The idea is that rather than applying the wash directly to your skin, you apply it to the scrublet. You then use this little disc to massage the wash into your face. The idea is that the scrublet gives you skin a deep down clean. When you're finished just pop the scrublet back into the round cavity on the bottle for easy storage or you can also use the sucker to stick it to tiles if you really want to.
To use you need to wet your face first. Then just squeeze out a small amount of the wash onto the scrublet. I do find less is more, as it foams up quite well, so only a small amount is required per use. The gel itself is pearly white in colour, not too thick and has a fairly generic soapy/mild floral scent to it.
As you massage the scrublet over the skin, the gel foams up quickly. The scrublet is easy to hold as it has a sucker on the back which you can also use as a handle. It doesn't feel harsh against the skin - in fact the bristles are quite soft - but it does give a rather odd sensation.
Once massaged in, I find that the foam takes quite a bit of rinsing off and I have managed to get in my eyes a couple of times - which I can confirm stings! If I have been wearing make-up the scrublet also needs to be rinsed, but this is simple to do and I have never found that the foundation/powder etc... that I have been wearing has stained the scrublet.
When using this on bare, make-up free skin, the results are good. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth to the touch. In fact after using this, I always think my skin feels as though it has been exfoliated - something I believe is down to the effectiveness of the scrublet. Better still, there is none of the dryness or tightness I usually associate with face washes.
When removing make-up this is also effective, however with it being a wash it's not really suitable for using on the eyes so a separate eye make-up remover will still be needed. Foundation and powder though are removed effectively without any trace left behind.
In terms of appearance, I don't feel my skin looks any better since I began using this, but (and it may just be my imagination), I do seem to get less blemishes than I was before using this.
I bought this from Bodycare where it cost just £2.99 and that is the cheapest I've seen it. Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinson's all stock it for around the £4.99 mark.
On the whole I do really like this product, but whether or not I would buy it again, I'm not sure. It leaves my skin soft and I like the little scrublet even if it is a bit on the gimmicky side. On the whole I just think it's good but it's nothing special. Also for me personally, I like the convenience of a cream cleanser that will take off all my make-up rather than just my foundations, so whilst I would give it four stars, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy a second bottle.
This is a pretty good face wash given that it costs under a fiver, I paid £4.39 for this rather unusually shaped bottle of pinkness. It sort of looks like a curvy female body that has been chopped in half, or at least the top half has, it stands on the flat, flip top lid. The upper body of the bottle has a hole in the middle however this has a scrubber in it that you use to rub it in and massage your skin.
You do have to be careful when using this product as a lot does come out when you squeeze it and this can mean a lot of waste as a small amount foams up really well and gives a lot of coveridge so be quite cautious when you first use it otherwise the scrubbing pad will become a mass of foam and you will be wasting money.
The scrubbing pad has short bristles which provide some friction to help cleanse and clean your skin with a soft scrubbing action, there is also a rubber sucker on the back so you can stick it onto the sink so that it does not get lost. It has a nice massaging feel as I rub it across my skin and the pink liquid foams up nicely with a little hot water. I also like the fact that the fragrance is very subtle and hardly noticeable yet my skin feels and smells really fresh after using this product.
There is nothing stand out about this product however it is an effective face wash and my skin does feel smooth and refreshed after using it so for me it earns four stars overall. The rather runny consistency is the thing that costs it a star.
This facial cleanser has been part of my skincare routine for the past few months and I really love it. I first heard about it from a friend who was preaching to me about how great it was but I forgot all about it until I spotted it in my local superdrug reduced to just £2 instead of £4.99. For that price I couldn't resist - the scrublet alone is probably worth around £2, so I got a bottle of it to try. It's also available online and in supermarkets and shops such as Boots, and the average price is between £4-£5 which definetly isn't cheap (in my opinion) for 150ml of product but this does do a great job in keeping my skin looking and feeling good and it also lasts for a reasonable amount of time when used in sensible amounts so I do think that it is worth it. I have dry skin which is prone to break outs so I was really impressed that this particular product is designed for dry and sensitive skin.
The packaging for this cleanser is very simple and there isn't a huge amount to say about it really! It simply comes in a 150ml plastic bottle which is quite a bizzare shape - it's round at the top and a rectangular shape at the bottom. The top part has a circular bit where the scrublet (I will go into what a scrublet is in a second!) is stored, however it does have a suction pad on the back of it, so can also be stored on mirrors and on the bath etc. The bottle is a nice shade of baby pink and it has the product name, brand name and a brief product description. It is very obviously aimed at women. The bottle has a flip lid which then exposes the nib of the bottle which has a small hole in which the product is dispensed from when you squeeze the bottle. The packaging isn't anything special, it doesn't stand out from the crowd or anything but it's definetly quite cute because of the pinkness.
The scrublet is a little circular rubbery type pad which is flexible and it has a little handle on the back which is small but big enough to grip. It is white in colour and looks quite painful and scary because of the amount of big rubber bristles, but it's actually very gentle and feels quite relaxing when I use it. The actual cleanser is white in colour, it has a creamy texture and it's quite runny in consistency, but not to the point where it's wattery. It has a slight smell which is hard to describe but it is a similar smell that you would get with almost all cleansers - a soapy, clean sort of scent. It doesn't smell lovely or anything and the smell's nothing out of the ordinary.
Using this product is easy, simple, quick and mess free. I simply get my scrublet, wet it and then squeeze a 10 pence piece sized blob of the cleanser onto it. I then wet my face (which both cleans my skin slightly first and also allows the cream to lather up). I then massage the cream, using the scrublet into my face. I use the scrublet in circular motions mainly foccusing on my cheeks and forehead. It's a nice massage type feeling and you can feel it working its magic. The lather doesn't take long to appear at all. After around 5 minutes I stop, as by then my skin usually feels as smooth as velvet and thoroughly clean. It also makes my skin feel slightly tightened which I love. I then wash my face and the scrublet. My skin doesn't feel dried out afterwards and it doesn't make my dry skin any worse - it smoothens my skin out in my opinion.
This product is brilliant. I use mine twice a day, morning and night, and it does a brilliant job in keeping my skin looking clean, healthy and fresh, as well as making it feel nice and clean. I've noticed that my skin is clearer and more blemish free now then before I started using it, so it obviously works!! I love the scrublet, it's a great product and can be used with other products such as exfoliating scrubs etc. The facial cleanser is quick and easy to use and also very effective so I would reccomend it. It is not the cheapest facial cleanser available, but it does what it says on the tin and a 150ml bottle lasts (me) for around 3 weeks with daily use. I would definetly reccomend this to anyone wants to try out a cleanser that is good for dry skin.
I bought the L'Oreal Perfect Clean face wash from Sainsbury's recently for £4.99, for a 150ml of product.
**WHY DID I PURCHASE IT**
I tend to fluctuate between a face wash and cleansing wipes depending on time and how I feel. The main reason why I purchased this was the little "scrublet" or so it is called. I find sometimes especially when using wipes my face feels like it needs a good exfoliate scrub now and then, thinking this might do the job, I bought it.
I have to say this is more than I would usually spend on a face wash, but thought it has the scrublet and I may be able to use that again and perhaps even with other products.
The bottle is a very odd shape, easily noticeable on the shelf. The bottom is standard thin rectangle shape but this balloons up into a doughnut with a hole in the middle. When you are buying it the hole is obscured by the scrublet. The lid is at the bottom so it does stand up, this is clear with a flip lid. It is very comfortable to hold and simple to squeeze, if you un-pop the lid a gentle squeeze is plenty or the liquid comes out to fast.
To not the scrublet does have a peel off sticky on the side you would use on your face so you can see if it has been tampered with.
**WHAT THE PRODUCT SAYS**
This is the "perfect clean" foaming face wash which claims to be soothing and suitable for use on dry or sensitive skin. Other than that there is nothing really to inspire you into using the product or even to catch your imagination about the scrublet.
The ingredients are in a tiny sticker on the back white on a pink background and very small, so it is very difficult to actually read.
Here is also printed the L'Oreal address and the fact that it should be used within six months of opening.
This is a dermatological tested product.
Under the sticker you can peel, again slightly difficult, is the instructions for the use. Very simple with picture too, place the scrublet in your hand, squeeze some wash on it, run under tap and scrub away. When finished wash scrublet.
**WHAT I THINK**
The wash itself is a baby pink colour which is pleasing to the eye and you can envisage that it would be kind on you skin. As the bottle is clear plastic it means you can see when you are needing to replace it, also the hold is useful for storing your scrublet in again, however I do the other suggest thing; I stick my scrublet to the wall! It has a small rubber sucker on the back and easily sticks and comes of the tiles. My partner did ponder whilst in the bathroom as to why there was a mushroom on the wall though J Whilst on the scrublet, this I am quite pleased with. It is very soft bristles of plastic and not harsh on your skin at all, I can even go over my nose stud without it catching in it, which is a great bonus to me. Easy to clean, just rinse and dries effectively on it's own.
The wash is fairly runny and will come out quite fast given the chance. It is very plain in smell and isn't particularly fragranced I had to really smell to notice it.
The wash and scrublet combined is supposed to make pores look less defined - can't say I noticed a difference on this point.
I do have dry/sensitive skin and I felt it left my skin feeling still dry in places not very moisturising although it cleans efficiently.
I don't think I would buy it again due to the cost and that it doesn't leave my skin feeling moisturised. I am glad I have the scrublet though and I will probably try this with another wash to see the effects.
When i saw this advertised i thought it looked like it might be quite effective, oh how wrong i was! The product comes in a curved bottle with a "scrublet" (L'oreal's jargon for pushing a piece of rubber) and costs around £4 from most high street cosmetic stores. Upon first using the product my skin felt admittedly quite smooth, and I went to bed feeling quite happy on how the product had worked. When i woke up, however it was a very different story. My skin had broken out and there were dry patches everywhere. I immediately checked the internet and saw that other people had the same problem with this product. Upon visiting a dermatologist some weeks later, i told them about the facewash and they told me that it was too strong and uses too harsher chemicals to be used on remotely sensitive skin, and the "scrublet" only aggravates the skin further as it opens the pores and leaves them open and agitated for spots to break out. I know that others have found this product to be quite helpful, but if you have even remotely sensitive skin, then i would steer clear!
My sister purchased this face wash on a buy one get one free offer and gave me the free bottle of this face wash to try. It cost £2.89 and the plastic bottle contains 150mls of the product.
This face wash has been designed for dry and sensitive skin. It offers deep pore cleansing whilst gently removing any traces of dirt, make-up and oil from your skin. This product is also fragrance and soap free.
The product comes in a pink coloured plastic bottle. The front of the bottle has the name of the product on it and the back of the bottle has instructions for use. The front of the bottle has a scrublet on it and this is a round pad that can be removed from the bottle. You then wet the scrublet, apply the face wash to it and the scrublet's slightly rough surface helps to exfoliate and clean your skin. After use you just rinse the scrublet and attach it back onto the bottle. The lid of the bottle is at the bottom of the bottle so the product sits above the lid and dispenses really easily from the bottle. The bottle is squeezable so you can get every last drop of the product out of the bottle. The bottle can be recycled after use.
I like using a face wash as part of my cleanse, tone and moisturising routine. This product is for sensitive/dry skin and as my skin is a bit dry in places then this caters for the skin type I have. The product is completely fragrance free, it simply has a very fresh clean scent. The face wash is quite thick and it is a very creamy white colour. It looks like a little will go a long way. I take the scrublet off the bottle, wet it and apply some face wash to it. I then use the scrublet on my face. The scrublet is quite rough when dry but now it is wet and has face wash on it, it is not quite as rough. Really not very rough at all. I do my whole face with the scrublet and then I rinse off the face wash. The face wash rinses off really easily with hand hot water. That in mind I did not use much of the face wash as indeed a little does go a long way.
I like the feel and texture of this face wash and it left my skin really clean and fresh and I can honestly say it was not at all drying. The scrublet in my opinion was a complete waste of time, I will use the face wash until the bottle is finished but I won't use the scrublet again, I did not even attach it back to the bottle. The face wash foams on it's own without the need of the scrublet.
All in all the face wash is very effective, the contents of the bottle will last a long time, it is a really good price and it is does a good job of cleansing your face without dryring out your skin. The scrublet in my opinion is just a gimick and not worth having. I think it was perhaps introduced to this product to make the product differnet from other face wash products and therefore unique.
L'oreal Perfect foaming cream wash is a facial wash designed to gently remove make-up dirt and grease. It comes with a scrublet, which exfoliates and cleans pores deep down in your skin. This product is fragrance and soap free, so is perfect for dry or sensitive skin. After use, the product says it will leave your newly cleansed skin soft and smooth.
You use this product by pouring some onto the scrublet, and then massaging onto your wet face and lather. Then rinse and dry.
L'Oreal perfect foaming clean wash felt so gentle on my skin compared to other face washes i've used in the past. After using, my face felt so clean and fresh. That horrible tight, dry feeling you get after washing your face doesn't exist with this! All traces of make-up had gone after using.
The scrublet caused me to break out in spots at first, but you need to stick with it as it is just removing dirt from deep down in your pores.
There are three other washes in the L'Oreal Perfect Clean range im aware of..
The blue one- Which is a refreshing foaming gel wash, for normal & combination skin.
The orange one- An exfoliating foaming gentle scrub, suitable for all skin types.
The white one- A purifying gel wash, adapted for blemish prone skin.
I think it is quite expensive at around £4.50 a bottle, but it does last for ages as you only need a small amount.
I would reccomend this face wash to anyone with dry sensative skin.
I bought this L'Oreal Perfect Clean Foaming Cream Wash months ago whilst it was on special offer in my local chemists, in their bargain bin selling for £2. I'm not one to stick to one particular brand, instead I'm more of an opportunist and so when I saw this on offer, I thought I'd give it a try. This is usually around £4 per bottle, but personally I think that's too much.
This wash is very unusual in terms of looks, coming in an unusually shape bottle that's a flattened circle at the top and curves gently downwards at the bottom. It's very strange looking but at least that makes it stand out on the shelves, in addition to it's pink colour. One of the main feature of this product is that you get a scrubber to help you rub the foaming wash into your skin. Personally, I think this is a bit of a gimmick, after all, you don't need a free scrubber to do this, but I suppose some people will be attracted by that. Personally I don't care, but I thought it was good value when on offer.
To use this product, you just squeeze a little of the pale creamy wash onto your hands, and work it into your wet face with your hands and then the scrubber. The wash has a good consistency, not too runny but not too thick or hard to apply. When you rub the wash in with your fingers, it lathers up pretty well to give a fairly rich and creamy lather on the skin. The scrubber produces a very different feeling to when you use this just with fingers. As it's a little rough, the scrubber has a light exfoliating effect on the skin, nothing as effective as, say, a weekly facial scrub, but enough to make your skin feel nicely massaged, very clean and like it's been renewed a little.
Once I was done massaging this in, I'd normally use a wet flannel to wipe the majority of the cream wash off, before then rinsing my face thoroughly with water. I found I had to be quite thorough when it came to rinsing, and give my face a few more splashes with water than I think necessary in order to get all the residue off, but wasn't that hard in general to clean off.
I used this for a few weeks and found that although it left my skin feeling clean straight after, it actually started to give me little pimples after a week's worth of use. I don't know if the cream was too rich, or if it wasn't rinsing off properly but around my T-zone my skin felt a little greasier. This cleared up once I stopped using this foaming cream wash, so I'm assuming that this was the cause of my little spots. I felt that though this product was nice to use, it didn't perform any real cleansing actions. It didn't make my skin clearer - it actually did the opposite - so I can't recommend it and won't buy it again.
~A scrubbly wubbly face wash~
L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash is the sister product to the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Gel Wash that I recently reviewed. After having used the gel style wash I was rather pleased with how it worked and I particularly liked the way that the little face pad which you need to use with the wash had been provided with it. The L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash that I have used has the same oddly shaped bottle that the gel wash has and it was the quirky bottle which initially caught my eye when I came across the range of face washes in store.
I am pleased to say that the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash has proven to be as nice to use as the gel wash was and I feel that it would be quite hard to pick out a favorite amongst the two products. Using the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash is quick and easy to get used to, especially if you have already used other products in the same range which come with the little face pad or scrublet. The scrublet is small and compact yet has enough surface area to be used on the skin around your neck and face to give a nicely cleaned and freshened finish once the cream wash is rinsed away.
~Quirky yet fun to use~
The style of the bottle that my L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Cream Wash came in didn't seem as oddly shaped as it did when I first saw the range of products, as I had already used the L'Oreal Gel Face Wash product. The L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash bottle is shaped in a way that makes it easy to store the small face puff or scrublet that you get with it in the space provided. I found it easy enough to pop the little scrublet out of the bottle when I wanted to use it and I was impressed with how well it stayed in place once I had popped it back in after use. As I kept both the bottle and the scrublet together when not washing my face it was always at the ready when I wanted to use it and I had no worries that it might go missing.
Obviously with a face wash product the most important thing is how well the actual face wash works and I am happy to say that when I used the cream wash there were no ill effects from it at all and my skin felt lightly exfoliated and freshly cleaned after using it. I feel that the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash had an even texture to it when it came out of the bottle onto the scrublet and this made it easy to use the right amount of product when washing my face. I feel that the cream wash was nice and creamy feeling when it foamed up on my skin and it had a subtle soothing effect that I liked.
The fragrance of the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash was not overly strong which I prefer as some times I find using face washes that are over perfumed can have adverse reactions on my skin. I am pleased to say I noticed no such after effects when using the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash and as the scublet helped to make up a nice softly foaming cream wash, I only needed a small amount of the product each time. Once massaged into the skin using the scrublet the pale pink coloured cream wash became a nice soft feeling lightly foamy lather leaving no trace of colour residue on my skin after rinsing.
~ Err.. whats a scrublet?~
I have to say that when I first saw the range of L'Oreal face washes with their scrublets all in hiding behind the sticky product information labels on the bottles I was intrigued. I had a quick look and thought it may have been something you could use to stick your face wash bottle to the tiles in the bathroom to make sure it didn't go astray. In a way I was right as the scrublet will stick to tiled walls or mirrors if wanted. On closer inspection I soon figured out that the scrublet was also a cute little face wash puff that you could use with the cream face wash to provide an enhanced effect. Having used the scrublets that come with these washes many times now, I feel they make a useful addition to the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash as they help to exfoliate, clean and massage all at the same time.
The scrublets have a soft and nicely textured feel to them with a good number of tiny soft bristle like flexible heads all over them that massage the skin when used in a circular motion against the skin. The circular shaped scrublet has a small yet perfectly usable holder on the back of it that you grip onto when using it and it really is easy to use once you get the hang of it. The back of the scrublet can be used to stick it onto tiles or mirrors when it is not in use if wanted although I always popped mine back into the space on the bottle. You do need to make sure you use the scrublet only on areas of wet skin along with the face wash, so as not to rub the skin of your face. If used correctly the scrublet should feel soft enough not to scratch at all whilst it massages, cleans and exfoliates a little at the same time which makes it a very useful thing to have.
~Is the wash easy to use?~
I found that the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash felt nice and gentle when I used it on my skin and it was very creamy and soothing as it foamed up a little during use. I feel that the cream wash is easy to use and it left my skin feeling soft and fresh after I used it. The cream wash on its own was nice enough although once the scrublet was used it worked better and gave a cleaner feel after rinsing and drying my skin. The combination of the creamy face wash and the scrublet together are what sets this wash apart from other similar face washes, as they do leave your skin feeling invigorated after use. It is easy to get used to using the little scrublet along with the face wash and I had no problems with popping the scrublet back into its space on the bottle when I had finished using it.
~Price and rating~
A 150ml sized bottle of the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash costs around £5.10 to buy and I feel that it offers good value for money. The L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash has a nice texture that foams up softly to give a good all round clean and the quirky scrublet makes it even better. I like the way the combined powers of the scrublet and the creamy face wash perform well as a team to give the best results with no irritation or scratching at all. In oder to rate the product taking into account how well I feel it works I want to give the L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Cream Wash a 4 star product rating as I feel it is a nice product to use.
I have suffered from combination skin for a while now with a fairly oily T zone but a dry area to my eyebrows and around my chin. Since falling pregnant I have had a very sticky oily feeling to my skin and the exfoliating wash that I had been using didn't seem to be cutting the mustard any more. I am a loyal supporter of L'Oreal products so when I saw the Perfect Clean Foaming Cream Wash I thought I would give it a try.
I'm glad I did. The Cream Wash was available in a larger branch of Boots (Trafford Centre Manchester) and is presented in a rather uniquely shaped pink bottle. The cream itself is a matte sort of cream in that it isn't a pearlescent cream and it feels rather luxe. It foams up well and the lather is thick and creamy and doesn't dissipate too quickly. It feels great on the face (though you can actually use it on your body, too) and is suitable to keep by the sink or bath, or use in the shower.
Whilst it doesn't feel like it's 'deep cleansing', most importantly it feels refreshing and clean on the face and leaves my troublesome skin clear, radiant and feeling soft, not tight (as you can experience with soaps).
I am so happy I stuck to my favourite brand and would absolutely recommend this cream wash to anyone who doesn't have major skin issues such as acne but does need something to rein their pesky combination skin right in!
5/5 for me, I'll be sticking with it.
I have seasonally dry skin and, subsequently, find that my face begins to flake at the first sign of a winter chill. I was surprised to hear from a local beauty salon that regular, gentle exfoliation should not be avoided by people with dry skin as it actually makes it better. Many exfoliators leave grains all over the sink and feel too harsh for my sensitive skin but the scrublet that comes with this product is exceptionally gentle and easy to clean and return to its handy holder in the bottle ready for the next use. With limited time available in the morning, I have found that this has been a very quick addition to my morning routine and has prevented exfoliation from being confined to the 'girly treat' times when I have more time to spare (which is not very often!)
The smell of the product is pleasant without being overpowering and it produces a soothing foam. I paid £3.99 for this product, although I have noticed that it has rcently been increased in many retailers by £1. Despite this, 200ml is a fair amount of product for this price, the packinging is functional and not unpleasant to look at and, as you only have to use a little on the scrublet at any one time, it lasts a long time.
Ultimately, this is not a luxurious product but one that fulfils its purpose and has helped to restore some calm back to my skin where several considerably more expensive brands have failed.