One of the cleverest product designs I've seen this year has to be the new facial cleanser range from L'Oreal Paris.
The innovation comes from incorporating a cleansing pad into the container. Genius! You simply pop out the cleaning pad, squirt a bit of the cleanser on it and away you go.
I tested the Detoxifying Foaming Gel for normal to combination skin.
The product is also available in 'Cleanse and Softens Foaming Cream' for dry skin and an 'Exfoliating Gentle Apricot Scrub' for normal skin.
I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about using the foaming cleanser as I have never had a good experience with one in the past. In order for them to foam, foaming cleansers contain soap, which can be quite drying on your skin as they not only leave your skin clean, but they strip it of all the good oils. This can leave your face tight and in serious need of moisturiser.
The pad/'clean pod' (or Scrublet in some other countries) is such a good idea, it is soft, but not so soft you can't feel it working. A small squirt of product on the pad and I could feel it going to work as soon as I started using small circles to clean my face. It is almost like a mini massage!
Using the product on it's own doesn't yield as good results as using it in conjunction with the pad, which made me think it might work with other products. I got out my trusty Philosophy Purity Made Simple and it too left my skin feeling cleaner than without the pad.
Granted, the pad doesn't work as well as a Clarisonic, but given the price difference, I wouldn't expect it to. For the price, it is an ingenious tool I would purchase without the product. I'm not sure if I will continue using the cleanser, but the pad will be coming with me in my travel bag.
Oh, and the pad makes it sticks to the shower wall:
|Hanging around in my shower|
The L'Oreal Paris Perfect Clean range is available in supermarkets and Priceline for around $12