I recently tried an expensive face wash that shall remain nameless. It stays nameless because after I massaged my face with its foamy (and admittedly crisp-smelling) self for thirty seconds, I thought it had cleaned my face and I proceeded with my nightly routine: I swapped my face with a cotton pad soaked in a retinoid. Gasp! The pad picked up all manner of mineral make-up and dirt left on my face by the errant wash.
I gratefully turned to test the next face wash coming down the line, the L’Oreal Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser. Like its brethren previously reviewed on BeautyStat, this cleanser retails for the reasonable price of $6.99 and it comes with a squishy scrublet to tackle dirt and oil. (Side note: I first met with the Go 360 collection last year when I had the ‘good’ fortune to get cast in a show that required full-on clown make-up and I desperately needed something to remove oily layers of white and red paint. Ah, memories.) While the other Go 360 Clean products delivered on their promises of a scrupulous cleansing, the new Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser means acne-plagued persons such as myself can breathe a sigh of relief. None of the other cleansers caused acne per se, but the specific inclusion of 2% salicylic acid positively keeps acne away. I had to remind myself to go gently with the scrublet, and to clean it religiously, but after four days of using it, my latest break-out begin to gracefully recede into the past.
And when I sweep on my retinoid now, the cotton pad comes up snowy white.
We are giving away one L’Oreal 360 Cleanser to a lucky winner. Simply leave a comment below telling us what facial cleanser you’re currently using to be considered (US only please).
We will pick a winner by Thursday, April 14th.
And, to read our review of the L”Oreal Sublime Mousse Haircolor, click here.
– Katharine McKenzie