Jan 31, 2011
L'Oreal Perfect Clean Foaming Gentle Scrub
new to the L'Oreal range here in germany, i tried it since 2 weeks. it's a 150ml tube which costs about 5€, so pretty reasonable for L'Oreal. the german name (intense peeling) is somewhat conflictive to its english version (gentle scrub). it's meant for all skin types. there was also a mousse cleanser and gel cleanser version of this, but as i have oily skin, i wanted to try the exfoliating one.
it comes with a built in scrublet of soft silicone, which you can take out and use it as a face brush in conjunction with the gel. the scrublet you can stick onto your bathroom wall as it has a suction cup in the back. i find it pointless. no special effect but just a pointless gimmick.
it has a clear jelly-like texture with a great fruity sweet mango smell. it has quite harsh and loosely distributed exfoliating bits - if you use the scrublet it feels definitely more gentle than with your hands. so i wouldn't use it twice a day - especially with more sensitive skin.
it's also very foaming - which i don't really like. i like my foaming cleansers to melt a bit while washing it off with water, not to foam up even more and i would have to search eyes closed for the tap to get fresh water - do you know what i mean? this is a bit uncomfortable to me.
also if you don't use a lot of running water to wash it off, it leaves a slippery film on the skin, which i don't like too.
the cleansing effect is good, though. no make up residues on my cotton pad when i tone my face afterwards (i use wet cosmetic wipes before the cleanser). i haven't seen my skin getting better with this, but also it didn't reacted negatively.
i won't rebuy this and i can't recommend it - there is a cheaper and better alternative for me. this i could use as a body scrub. but the scent is reaaaaallly great. addicting. i love it. i'll just keep this to sniff it haha.