Last month, I took advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 offer on all L’Oréal face products and picked up two washes and a scrub for just £7.98. I’ve had my eye on the clay collection for a while and was desperate for a face wash that was cleansing and not too harsh on my skin.
Each product in the clay collection contains:
- Kaolin – a highly effective natural clay, known to absorb impurities and excess sebum
- Montmorillonite – rich in minerals, a clay recognised for helping to eliminate imperfections
- Ghassoul – a pure clay highly concentrated in minerals, renowned to help clarify complexion
The three I chose were the Detox Wash, the Purity Wash and the Glow Scrub. Carry on reading to find out what I thought of each product…
L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Wash
This is the first product I picked up as I love all skin products that contain charcoal, it’s supposed to act like a magnet and draw out all impurities within the skin. This product claims to cleanse, clarify and detoxify your skin by capturing those impurities, including excess oil and make-up residue.
I’ve seen no end of reviews on this product and I was desperate to try it for myself. I’m actually really impressed with this face wash, it is gentle on my skin and helps to keep it hydrated yet oil free. My skin feels super clean after using it and any acne I’ve had recently has dried up a lot faster than usual.
I love the thickness and gel like consistency with this product, it’s super runny when you’re squeezing it out of the bottle so make sure to catch it all before you drip any. I love the inky black colour too!
It’s quite cold when you first apply it and feels sticky and smooth at the same time, kind of silky yet gooey! It massages really well into your skin, I found that it is the perfect product to use after having make up on the entire day. It washes it away so well, leaving your skin not only looking fresher but also feeling smooth and squeaky clean. A definite repurchase!
L’Oréal Pure Clay Purity Wash
The second product I chose was this Purity Wash. Like the detox wash, this is a gel based formula, but a little thicker consistency in comparison and not as sticky. It lathers a lot better when combined with water so you only need to use a small amount as it does go far.
Instead of charcoal, this purity wash contains eucalyptus, which helps to keep your skin calm and prevent future breakouts. I found that when using the wash, it did help to make feel very soft and luxurious, but not as cleansing at the detox wash.
From the first use, my skin felt smooth and clear, with excess oil reduced dramatically. It does actually claim to be mattifying, which in it’s defence, it is! However I found it to be a bit more on the drying side when used every day, my skin got very dry and irritated and so this made it my least favourite of the three I purchased. It smells gorgeous, but I won’t be repurchasing this one.
L’Oréal Pure Clay Glow Scrub
Out of the three purchases, is is definitely my favourite. I love the very fine, sand-like scrub as it’s not too harsh on my sensitive skin, yet easily removes dead skin cells and impurities. It also contains red algae which is well known for its skin brightening properties.
The scrub is a gorgeous brick red colour, that actually tempted me to buy the product in the first place. The smell is absolutely beautiful and doesn’t linger on the skin too much afterwards. I also love that it doesn’t cause any skin breakouts or any other irritation, this one doesn’t dry up my skin like the purity wash did either.
In fact, since I have started using this scrub my skin has stopped shining like grease lightening and I’ve actually found that it helps to balance out my combination skin. I love that it works well and is so gentle at the same time, making it great for everyday use.
A definite repurchase for me!
Overall, I am totally loving the new L’Oréal range and cannot wait to try out some more of their products soon! I’ve read no end of great reviews regarding the pure clay masks and sugar scrubs, maybe they’ll be next on my ‘to try’ list.
What do you think of these little tubes of goodness? Tried any yet?
Love Charlie x