Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cleansin' Wednesday: L'Oreal Sublime Fresh Purifying Foaming Cleanser

Welcome to the third installment of my cleanser review bonanza. What is Cleansin' Wednesday, you ask? Click here to catch up!

This week's subject can be easily accessed as it's from drugstore favourite brand L'Oreal. It's part of a relatively new generation of cleansers that they released, geared for specific skin types and concerns. I have received the L'Oreal Sublime Fresh Purifying Foaming Cleanser to try and I've been using it for the last two weeks (mostly in the morning). It is marketed toward normal/combination skins but I would recommend it more to skins that are on the oily side. There is also a gel cleanser from this range that I will be trying out. If you are very acne-prone you  might want to skip out on this since it does contain fragrance and when you're battling lots of breakouts (from personal experience) I found better results when I stayed away from any sort of fragrance.

On to the product - the packaging is sleek and the pump mechanism is great. I use two pumps for the entire face.

It has a super light foamy texture and a light fresh scent. The scent doesn't linger too long on the skin. It is alcohol and soap-free however it does contain SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to it. It leaves my skin feeling super clean and comfortable and I especially love using this with my Clarisonic. I did not experience any dryness when using this cleanser. The foam isn't as thick as cream-to-foam cleansers I have used in the past (namely by La Roche Posay or Shiseido) but I think the lighter texture paired with its fresh scent makes it perfect for summer!!

Have you tried any of the new L'Oreal cleansers? Which other ones would you recommend?

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  1. hehe yet another cleanser!! this sounds interesting thanks for sharing!

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  2. I have used La Roche Posay and Shiseido cleansers in the past. And I recently just discovered a no-frills cleansers that works with my uber-sensitive-breakout-prone-combo-type skin... First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser from Sephora. I was surprised as to how well it works without dryness, and definitely no breakouts here. It plays well with my Clarisonic too! I guess sometimes my skin just needs the basic no bells and whistles skin care products.

  3. Usually I like L'Oreal products but unfortunately this one I will not be using as it contains fragrance. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out that fragrance is not good for my skin as it makes my rosacea act up and my face gets really red and blotchy.


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