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Tuesday 28 June 2011

Yucky, spot inducing cleanser

L'Oreal Paris Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Gel Wash
When I first started using a cleanser as a teenager I'd basically grab the brightest coloured, nicest smelling, cheapest option in the chemist and didn't give any consideration whatsoever to the ingredients or whether or not it was suitable for my skin

Annoyingly that was when my skin looked and felt its best and no matter what I used it didn't upset my face at all. These days it’s a completely different story! I spend hours agonising over the right cleanser and if I use one that my skin isn't keen on it makes its feelings known within a few days

I've been watching the pennies recently and trying to buy really economical products at every opportunity so when I ran out of cleanser I opted for this L'Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Foaming Gel Wash (er, in short, it’s the blue one!) After using this morning and evening for 4 days I had 2 pretty severe spots on my chin… I hadn’t changed any other products in my routine but decided to carry on using this in the hopes that it was just a matter of getting used to a new product

After 10 days I had a pretty gross selection of spots and little bumps (you know those little skin coloured bumpy bits that aren't quite spots but still look awful and feel like congested areas of skin?) all over my chin and right cheek. I wasn't best pleased because my skin has been pretty kind to me recently!
I decided to admit defeat and picked up one of my all time favourite cleansers - Johnsons clean and clear. After using this for only a few days almost all of the spots have disappeared and I only have 3 very small blemishes which are easily hidden under some concealer

Obviously every product will work differently for different people but; the Purifying version of this cleanser (the white one) wasn't exactly terrific but I was able to use it with no bother at all, but this shall be making its way to the bin, never to be repurchased again
P.S. I adore the little scrublets that come with these cleansers because they work incredibly well! Kinda hate the thought of buying a whole bottle of cleanser each time I need a new scrublet so if you have any idea where I can buy these things separately please let me know!! ♥


Jenna Suth said...

You can get them on ebay :) xo

Jenna Suth said...

Thought I better give you a link

:) xo

Natalie said...

I have the same problems, I've been dealing w/ skin issues my entire life!! I hate it.

I recently started using Arbonne clear advantage & OMG it works like a CHARM.. Look it up on amazon it's not too pricy.

Here are the ingridents:
**Salicylic acid 1%, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, licorice root, peppermint, orange peel, mallow flower, wild pansy, hops extract, vitamins A, C and E

I also wanted to tell you about my giveaway..It's my first ever... Can you please enter it? I want it to be a success for these young ladies ;)

Thanks, Natalie

Elisa ♥ said...

What Jenna said. You can just buy it on ebay for 0.99 $ very cheap! I wrote a review about it before with a link to the ebay seller:

i'm loving this pad as well, makes my skin softer somehow and it removes things better :)

David said...

Can't say I'm surprised that you experienced such a bad break out with the L'Oreal product. Many of their cleansers are full of alcohol and irritate the pore lining and are anything but good for skin. The scrubs that come with it are enticing but are usually too coarse and scrub the skin too much to do any real good.

In my honest opinion, if you're battling a breakout, the one thing that usually helps me out is a chemical exfoliate leave on product that can stay on skin and help to keep pores clean and cleared out

Straight Up Glam said...

I tried the pink one from that same line last year, and although it didn't induce any pimples, it really wasn't that fantastic. It did feel refreshing though, and I absolutely adored the little scrublet too! =D More cleansers should come with these!

Andrée xx

All Made Up said...

OMG!! Jenna not only are they only 99p but they're pink!!!! Thats awesome! Much appreciated :)

Natalie I just had a nosy at the Arbonne products and they sound fab... Had a little read through some reviews and it sounds like it's completely "cured" a lot of people of acne. It's now on my shopping list ♥

Elisa I'm just about to read your review. Even though I love them already I always like hearing what other people think!

David I've heard great things about chemical exfoliators (the Alpha H one is s'posed to be awesome!) but havent tried any yet. Are there any that you'd highly recommend? :)

Straight up glam I couldnt agree more! I cant believe more companies havent started selling them. I used to use a muslin cloth but I'll be sticking to the scrublets in future