Friday, June 25, 2010

Review: L'Oreal Go 360° Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub

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.

 I obviously took these pictures a long time ago, when I had my Strawberry and Watermelon nails xD
Notice the ingredients: it has salicylic acid to treat acne but it sure did not do its job

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.

Pros: 
- Smells great
- Removes oil
- You can keep the scrublet
Cons:
- Made me break out more
- Doesn't exfoliate or minimize pores
- Scrublet doesn't deep-clean
- Doesn't remove all makeup
- Can be drying
- Price

Verdict: 
Save your 7 bucks. If you are acne-prone, go for something more effective like St. Ives. If you just want something to wash your face with and like peachy scents, this is a pretty pricey option. You're effectively paying $7 for a scrubber that works half-heartedly. 

Effectiveness: 
- Cleansing: 4/5 ♥♥♥♥
- Exfoliating: 2/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
- Acne treatment: 1/5 ♥♥♥♥
- Minimize pores: 2/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Packaging: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Scent: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥
Price: 2/5 ♥♥♥♥♥

Would I buy it again?
Never.
I haven't tried out the others (Gel, Lotion for sensitive skin, Cream), but they probably do about the same thing ... promise you a clean face.
If you have tried these, let me know what you think of them!

I was not paid in any way for this review; these are my opinions after use. This product was purchased with my own money. Results may vary from person to person.

18 comments:

msfob June 25, 2010 at 11:47 PM   said...

wow awesome scrub xD

MINAKICHU June 26, 2010 at 1:59 AM   said...

Thanks, at least I won't get the mistake of grabbing one when I see it. Too bad coz it has a nice scrub and packaging though:-)

sugar sugar June 26, 2010 at 2:51 AM   said...

Great review and that scrublet is interesting. Too bad the product itself isn't as great. :o/

Thanh Thao June 26, 2010 at 7:55 AM   said...

Awesome review! I might need such a scrublet, too! :-))

Dolce♥Bunny June 26, 2010 at 8:52 AM   said...

I saw it in the shops the other day and was thinking of getting it after my scrubber finishes cuz it was cheap here but I guess I'll be saving up my money than! Thank you for the great review. Sorry you had to go through that though :(

e.motion in motion June 26, 2010 at 9:19 AM   said...

Hihi ^.^ Thank you so much for the comment & for following my blog! It means a lot! :D I always worry if my reviews border on being too long/rambling, so it's really an honor that they inspire you<3

This is a great review, I have this product also and I keep forgetting to do my review on it XD I actually like it though, and it didn't irritate my skin and left it feeling clean (although not looking any different), I like the scrublet a lot but prefer to pair it with my other cleansers. Sorry to hear about your experience w/ it! :(

Jade "Purple" Brown June 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM   said...

great review, i would love to try one of them!!!

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PetiteGorgeous June 26, 2010 at 11:58 AM   said...

Thank you for your review on the scrub. I will be sure to avoid this product. I am on the search for a good scrub myself. I've been using the St. Ivy one, but no longer like it. Let's keep each other posted :).

Beyond Me June 27, 2010 at 12:15 AM   said...

i like the whole idea with the lil scrub thingy but it sucks that it didn't work out for u hun >.< i hate when that happens!

Ken June 27, 2010 at 2:41 AM   said...

does this work for the body, too? i get really bad acne on my back area =P

Felicia Marcellina June 27, 2010 at 4:14 AM   said...

i love the review. you're an honest person, well that helps to let me know that i shouldn't buy the product. thanks! i am following you.

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Jazzsquared and Macksquared June 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM   said...

ive tried it...not so good. cute blog! check out mine! i think you will like it :)

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Nicol June 27, 2010 at 3:03 PM   said...

that does look like a promising product but shame it didnt work for u :(

Lannie June 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM   said...

love how in depth your review was. this blog is so cute, very happy i came across it. xoxolannie.

☮My Socks ☮Never Match☮ June 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM   said...

thanx for this review! I had been wondering about this product :D

Ashley June 27, 2010 at 6:28 PM   said...

Love this review, haven't seen one of this though!

libys11 June 28, 2010 at 1:30 AM   said...

nice review.. thanks for this! :D

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liz July 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM   said...

hmm i was actually wanting to try this one
thank god for angie and this review lol.

I hate how they always advertise things like
they're truly what they're NOT!

:<

YES! st.ives OR CVS apricot scrub FOR LIFE! haha.

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