Well, it's been a little while since I wrote this post about being completely seduced by The Scrublet (it was love at first sight when I saw the display at CVS!), so now I can finally present you with a proper review after having used this product for seven days straight. I purchased this cleanser at CVS for $6.99 (6.7 oz), but of course I had a CVS.com $1 off coupon plus a L'Oreal $1 off coupon so I only paid $4.99 for it.
First, if you have no idea what the new L'Oreal Go 360 Facial Cleansers are all about, let me quickly tell you that they are a new line of facial cleansers (four different formulas) and the twist is that these cleansers come with a built-in, removable facial cleansing tool called "The Scrublet".
I purchased the Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin because, as I explained in my previous post, I had some conflicts with the ingredients in the other formulas. The Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin is one of two cream cleansers in this collection, and the only formula to contain just ONE form of SLS (the other three formulas contain two forms of SLS each) and it's the only formula of the four to be free of menthol (menthol is fine for a lot of people but for me it sometimes causes breakouts). Plus, I also liked that the Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin contains shea butter, which is something that's not found in any of the other formulas.
First let's talk about The Scrublet itself. Oh my dear little Scrublet, how I adore thee!
How cool is it that The Scrublet is completely self-contained within the bottle? It's super easy to remove and just as easy to replace when you're done. And it's great that it fits snugly inside the hole in the bottle, which means it will be a snap to travel with.
The Scrublet itself has the coolest consistency of any cleansing tool I've ever used. It's this super soft (I'm talking baby-soft) rubbery plastic gel material and it's super flexible and bendable (or as I like to say, "squishy") which means you can really get it into the nooks and crannies of your face (like the nose area) with ease.
The "handle" part of The Scrublet also contains a suction cup which means you can stick this on your countertop, medicine cabinet, shower wall, etc. if you'd like.
So how does The Scrublet perform with the actual cleanser? This is what really surprised me, folks. I was totally expecting the cleanser to be "meh" while the star of the show would be The Scrublet. But I've got to say, after using this for seven days straight, I am LOVING both The Scrublet and the cleanser, almost equally.
Let me begin by reminding you of my skin type: I have oily skin (with a very oily t-zone) and during the winter my cheeks are prone to dry patches. I suffer from TOTM (time of the month) breakouts and sometimes my skin can be a bit sensitive or react oddly to certain ingredients. That said, here's how I've been using it: I wet my face, then I wet The Scrublet. Then I squeeze a bit of cleanser directly onto The Scrublet and I apply it to my face in circular motions. For me, I can see my makeup just immediately dissolve with no effort at all. It's as if the cleanser, combined with the circular motion of The Scrublet, literally makes my makeup (even my long-wear foundations) melt away with ease.
So after I"ve scrubbed my face with The Scrublet and enjoyed watching all of my makeup melt away, I put The Scrublet down and use my fingers to wash my eye area. I've found that all I have to do is use the exisiting cleanser that's already on my face, gently cleanse my eye area (with eyes closed, of course) and my eye makeup is GONE, folks. Usually after I wash my eye area with a new cleanser, I open my eyes and get bummed because I can still see traces of mascara under my eyes. But not with Go 360 Clean! Every single night I am still stunned that this cleanser consistently removes my eyeshadow, under-eye concealer, eyeliner, washable mascara and eyebrow pencil with no trace of product left behind. I'm still stunned right now when I think about it.
Now, of course I can't speak for every formula in this line because I have only used the Deep Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, but I have to tell you that my skin does not feel dry or tight after I use this cleanser combined with The Scrublet. My face just feels amazingly clean--I mean, this is a clean I have never felt before. I almost want to say it's squeaky-clean but that implies tightness and I in no way experience dryness or tightness when I use this product. My face is just incredibly clean and I swear it's improving the texture of my skin as well. Everything just feels extra soft...and again, clean.
So far, I am giving L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Cleanser for Sensitive Skin a very surprising five stars. It's gentle, it's extremely effective, it hasn't caused me any breakouts, and, most importantly, it's FUN. If you're in the market for a new cleanser, I'd definitely consider giving this one a try (but of course wait for a sale and use coupons. In fact, there's even coupons right on the L'Oreal site!). And remember, even if the cleanser doesn't end up working for you, at least you've got The Scrublet, which you can definitely keep and use with any cleanser you'd like.
Oh, and one more tip I'd like to share with you! I've found that when you're using The Scrublet, it works best to hold it a certain way. If you hold the handle with the tips of your fingers, the minute the water and cleanser drip down onto the handle The Scrublet will fling itself right out of your grasp faster than you can say "Mama!"
So after using this several times now, I've found that the best way to hold The Scrublet is by wedging the handle between your index and middle fingers, and sliding it all the way down to the base of your fingers, like this:
Trust me--you can try it any way you'd like, but THIS is the method that works the best, unless of course you want to be bending over every few seconds picking your Scrublet off the ground. :)
So what do you think of L'Oreal Go 360 Clean and The Scrublet? I'd love to hear your thoughts!