I think I’ve established I’m in the realms of not loving L’Oreal 360 Cleansers. REALLY I wanted to adore these but they dry my skin out bad so it’s a no go sadly.
After that drama I decided to explore the new Garnier Skin Renew The Brusher Gel Cleanser (say that three times fast). Obviously, this season is going to bring with it a flow of interesting “brush” style cleansers. The Muse says bring it, I’m all for interesting beauty tools to clean my face.
Now my main beef with L’Oreal was the drying so of course I was naturally wary of trying out Garnier’s new cleanser but for the price I couldn’t really afford not to. On this note, maybe I’m not versed in the way of drugstore cleansers, but have you noticed how cheap new cleansers are? This was $7.99 and the L’Oreal ones, $6.99. That’s not too bad for a drugstore cleanser right? As last time I looked some products were ranging at borderline $10 bucks or more! Don’t quote me of course as when it comes to drugstore finds I’m just now getting my feet wet.
Onwards with the review!
Good job Garnier you’ve successfully created a non-drying formula. This is a gel formula which contains Vitamins B5 and E and NO salicylic acid. I’m still mad at L’Oreal for slipping it into the 360′s without my knowledge, ‘ello dry, tight skin, no likey!
Now I love this but I gotta say it’s cumbersome as hell. The brush is attached to the bottle and isn’t meant to be removed. Squeeze the bottle and a small amount of gel will burst out in the center of the brush. You can twist to close and open the brush so no water will get into the bottle. So ya…sitting there with a heavy bottle while I swirl the brush around my face is somewhat a pain. Compared to the 360 the brush isn’t as soft and the bristles are a tad harder but still it manages to work up a nice foam and it’s not uncomfortable, it’s just not as nice as the 360 in my opinion.
As per the promise on the bottle it does smooth skin after 1 use. Skin feels nice and smooth after use, not tight and itchy, and also allows moisturizer to absorb easier. It’s the next generation Clarisonic Brush, cheap girl’s version 2.0.
I was thinking to myself that maybe it would be better to lug this guy into the shower for me because as I sit there with the big ole’ bottle in my hand, scrubbing happily away, I’m also making a big mess. Water splashing everywhere, foam all over the place…not exactly the neatest way to clean my face so I may reserve it for shower use. Secondly, I was curious if as I near the end of the bottle if I might have a hard time squeezing the last of the gel out…hmmm…but I guess I’ll have to wait and see.
Overall, I do have a few rants in here as you can see however I did like the product. I probably won’t buy it again because I’m not keen on drugstore cleansers and have plenty of oil cleansers that I like way more but if you’re in the neighborhood for an inexpensive cleanser that gets your face clean sans dryness, I’d rec checking out the Garnier Skin Renew The Brusher Gel Cleanser, not bad at all.
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