I haven't written a proper review in a long while and it's high time for some format and structure in determining the quality and effectiveness of products. Since I own so many ELF products, I figure I'll do a comprehensive review of everything with swatches because their site has blasphemous not-true-to-colour images. I admit, I've been very lazy in about everything this past week, from MCAT studying to taking pictures for posts. It's pretty hard to stay motivated during the summer when your only options are picking your brain for formulas and random enzymes and sleep.
I picked up the L'Oreal Go 360° Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub (peachy colour one) a few months ago when it just became popular because I thought the scrublet idea was clever. I thought that it would diminish the size of my pores and clean out all the sebum. Wrong.
Price: $6.99 for 6 fl oz
What the product claims to do (from their site):
L'Oreal Go 360° Clean offers a complete range of four expertly formulated, high-foam cleansers that are perfectly calibrated to perform with the Scrublet. The deep exfoliating scrub is a gentle yet effective scrub, which exfoliates skin with natural apricot seed powder and salicylic acid to reveal perfectly clean, smoother skin. With a rich lather and fruity, apricot fragrance, this exfoliating scrub is gentle enough for daily use.
- Smaller pores: Go 360° Clean shrinks the appearance of pore size and refinishes the skin's surface to reveal skin with more clarity.
- Deeper cleansing: Unique formulas reach down deeper to every last pore for a deep, deep clean. Keeps pores clean day after day.
- Softer skin: Sweeps away dead skin cells for an extraordinary softening and smoothing effect.
- Easy-to-use: Scrublet cleanses pore-by-pore with a fuss-free cleaning process.
After about a month of using this cleanser every day in the shower (while my pores open up due to steam), my skin didn't clear up and I actually started breaking out more. After you apply this and wash it off, your skin will feel slimy-silky, a weird combination but after you towel off your face ends up pretty dry. The tiny micro-beads weren't that exfoliating and did absolutely nothing about my pores or sebum.
I tried something out with the scrublet. I tried to exfoliate the dead skin off my lips with it (I know, gross) and it didn't take anything off. No matter how soft this scrublet thing is, it's not effective enough at cleaning out the pores as we imagine it would (and as frequently shown on commercials) - it pretty much just flails around on the skin and removes oil, which ends up drying your skin. Don't worry, I definitely washed the scrublet thoroughly before using it on my face again. It is a very soft tool, so if you don't like exfoliating with your hands you can use this. I have no idea what the big bumps at the bottom are supposed to do.
The formula can remove quite a bit of makeup, so that is good. However, eyeliner and mascara don't come off easily with this. I haven't tried it, but perhaps you can use some of your makeup remover on the scrublet and try removing makeup that way. It's soft enough for your eyelids. A little goes a long way, so don't use more than a dime-size amount for your entire face. The only thing I like about this product is the smell. The peachy, apricot scent is really pleasing.