I was clearing out my shower caddy when I remembered I’d not blogged about this L’Oreal Perfect Clean face wash. I don’t think its available here in Malaysia but I have seen it in Singapore so that’s the nearest place to go to if you want to get this. Mine was from Superdrug in the UK.
I picked this one up because I’d remembered reading some good reviews about it, and in particular, about the Scrublet. I think I really just wanted it for the scrublet :) What’s the Scrublet you ask? Its that white piece of silicone that you see in the middle of the bottle. Its not so clear from the picture above though.
See it now? :) This is a round piece of soft silicone, with little “spikes” all over it. Its not hard at all and isn’t abrasive on my skin. I like to call it my “manual Clarisonic” because it actually operates quite like one!
The face wash I purchased was the Refreshing Foaming Gel Wash which come in the blue bottle. It is very refreshing and leaves a tingling feeling on my skin after use. However, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think much of the face wash at all. Its just a regular face wash to me, and other than the fresh cool feel, I don’t think the face wash special at all.
But the Scrublet however, is really nice!
Its not too big, and not too small and it fits nicely in my hand. There’s a sticky out bit at the back, which this silly billy didn’t take a picture of, which allows you to hold it between your index and third fingers. You can also stick it on a tile or mirror. It actually feels really soft against my skin which was quite unexpected. It wasn’t abrasive or anything. Just had a nice “scrubby” feel.
The instructions say you are to squeeze the gel cleanser on the scrublet, and then use it to massage or scrub your face. I tried it a few times, but this Perfect Clean gel cleanser is really runny so it wouldn’t stay on the scrublet long enough without dripping down my face. I solved this problem by applying the cleanser to my skin and then using the scrublet. Works much better!
I mentioned above that this is like a manual Clarisonic and to a large extent, it is. The scrubby motion exfoliates dead skin, and dislodges blackheads so my skin feels a little bit smoother. Its not as efficient as the Clarisonic for sure, but it does the job pretty well! I’ve given my Clarisonic Mia to my sister for now (for whom it seems to work very well) and am using this Scrublet a couple of times a week in its place.
In a nutshell
The gel cleanser is light and leaves a cool refreshing feel on the skin. Its nothing special though. The silicone scrublet manually exfoliates dead skin and dislodges blackheads and works quite well to leave the skin feeling smooth. I use it these days 1-2 times a week with any regular face wash.
Pros: Silicone scrublet is soft and not scratchy or overly abrasive on the skin, Scrublet helps skin feel smoother and helps dislodge blackheads, Can be used separately from this cleanser
Cons: Other than the fresh feel of the face wash, there was nothing special about it
Interestingly, the reason I was tossing this out is not because I’d finished it up, but because unbeknownst to me, the flap closure had broken and had dislodged itself so this cleanser had been slowly dripping it away out of the bottle to its doom. By the time I noticed, it was empty save for the Scrublet.
So I’ve since tossed the bottle, but am still keeping the Scrublet because there is lots of use left in this one yet!
Have you by any chance used this one before? Do you use a manual exfoliator like the scrublet? I believe you can get similar silicone face brushes from places like Daiso. I haven’t tried those so I can’t say how they fare, but I really like this Scrublet :)
L’Oreal Perfect Clean Refreshing Face Wash retails at £4.99. It is also available in Singapore but unavailable in Malaysia at time of writing.