Review: LÓreal Pure Clay Cleansers


Hello beauties, You would have seen the hype about the LÓreal Pure Clay Masks a couple months back. Everyone and their mum were talking about it, which is why I decided not to do a review. FYI, I love the masks and think they are affordable and effective but I just didn’t do a review. Fast forward, and LÓreal has expanded their Pure Clay range by launching three new cleansers. Keep on reading to find out the differences and which ones I’ve been loving.

First off, they retail for $14.99 AUD for 150ml and come in a sleek, easy to use squeezey tube. These face cleansers are already in stores.

All the cleansers contact three different types of clay:

  • 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

Review LÓreal Pure Clay Charcoal Detoxifying Gel Wash

  • This is a foaming gel cleanser that provides a deep clean and visibly detoxifies the skin
  • The key ingredients are; the 3 clays plus Charcoal which acts like a magnet to draw out impurities
  • LÓreal says this cleanser is suitable for all skin types, but I think it would be more suitable for oily/ combination skin types
  • The texture of this cleanser is very unique, it looks and feels like a thick gel/ jelly. I find it quite difficult to massage into my skin using my hands so I tend to use my Foreo. When I use my Foreo I notice it lathers up better
  • When I first used it my skin felt a bit tingly, but Ben didn’t have this reaction. If you have sensitive skin I would recommend doing a patch test first. After regular use I had no sensitivity, it was just the first time that my skin felt a bit tingly…
  • Overall, I liked this cleanser, but felt if I was to use this twice a day on my combination skin it could dry my skin out. I think this would be an awesome cleanser to use during summer

Review Lóreal Pure Clay Eucalyptus Purifying Cream Wash

  • This is a foaming cream cleanser that provides a deep clean and removes impurities and excess sebum. Personally I didn’t find it foamed…
  • The key ingredients are; the 3 clays plus Eucalyptus which known for its purifying properties
  • The texture is definitely a hybrid between a clay while still feeling like a cream cleanser
  • It also distinctly smelt like clay, which I didn’t notice with the other two cleansers
  • I liked the cleanser but it was my least favourite out of the range. I just felt it didn’t do much as it was the most gentle. I think this would be well suited for sensitive skin types that are on the oily side

Review Lóreal Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Scrub

  • This is an exfoliating clay cleanser that cleanse and exfoliates the skin using micro grains, leaving skin looking smoother and brighter
  • The key ingredients are; the 3 clays plus Red Algae which is known for its brightening properties
  • At first I was scared to try this as I don’t tend to use physical exfoliants any more, but I can promise you these are truly micro grains
  • I decided to try this cleanser first as my skin had been problematic. I found that the scrub was gentle enough that it didn’t irritate my skin
  • The scrub lathered up well but didn’t foam up
  • After one use my skin was noticeably brighter and my skin looked less irritated
  • I also found that this scrub was gentle and non-drying that you can use it morning and night (keep in mind I have oily/ combination skin)
  • Ben also was quite impressed with this cleanser after one use. He’s a tough critic when it comes to cleansers, so you know this has to be good 😉

As you can see they are all very different. The clear winner in my books is the Red Algae cleanser. I was actually quite sad to stop using this so that I could trial the others out. I think if I tried the other cleansers first I wouldn’t have been so harsh with my review. If you were to try just one of the cleansers, please try the Red Algae.

Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the cleansers. What’s your favourite?

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