L’Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser, Detox & Brighten ($5.99) is one of three new clay-to-mousse daily cleansers that contain 3 different clays that act to lift away dirt and oil and live duller skin brighter and more even toned.
This formula is actually a retake on the L’Oreal Clay facial masks that launched last year. I got ok with L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores last year so I decided to check out the Pure Clay Cleanser Collection and see what the deal was.
Here’s my review and thoughts.
I’m terribly surprised to hear all the ravings about L’Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser, Detox & Brighten. Most reviews I’ve read are four to five star ratings but I’m having a hard time trusting these reviews because I had a vastly different experience with this product and didn’t think it was as great as everyone else is saying.
This particular formula I tried was formulated for dull skin. It’s supposed to transform from a clay to a mousse texture. Oddly enough it almost feels like they took the L’Oreal Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask out of the jar and placed it in a tube. Because the consistencies of the two products are fairly similiar. It’s fairly thick in texture but doesn’t quite transform correctly. I was sitting there trying to get it to lather up but it just kept falling down my face and down the train in chunks. I also ended up making a massive mess of my sink as the charcoal gray color left a ton of black residue behind. I kept rubbing it around my face but very little lather formed and I felt like it took ages to rinse off. Keep in mind this isn’t a makeup remover in my opinion but more a facial wash that will absorb excess oil and cleanse skin of any dirt or impurities. It also isn’t meant to be used around the eye area and does contain a heavy amount of fragrance.
Aside from the fragrance there isn’t anything terribly bad in the ingredients. In fact, it’s a good cleanser as it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or even tight after use. However, I experienced problems with the break down. It didn’t quite transform and it was difficult to rinse off. I wouldn’t say there’s anything beneficial here to make your skin look brighter with everyday use but it will likely leave your skin squeaky clean as it does absorb oil well.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser, Detox & Brighten wasn’t really a winner for me. Too much clean up after using it and a hard to rinse formula that didn’t produce a ton of lather made for a fail for me.
But considering the amount of ravings it is getting it might be worth a try out for yourself.