Cleanser Demo Using Foreo Luna 2 and Clarisonic Smart Profile

I have included a video demo of using two out of the three cleansers with my Foreo Luna 2 (Oily Skin) and my Clarisonic Smart Profile. I thought it would be a nice visual comparison for you to see how these cleansers perform with my cleansing devices.

I did not use the Exfoliating cleanser with a device as I feel like it’d destroy my skin so no point showing you that!

L’Oreal Pure Clay Purifying – Detoxifying – Exfoliating Cleansers Review

L’Oreal has been releasing new products that fall under their Pure Clay line since it seems to be a fairly successful line. In past, I’ve tried a few things from L’Oreal here and there depending if it was on sale. The extent of what I would purchase is a cleanser, maybe a moisturiser and a HUGE maybe on a toner. Before I started to look after my skin properly (about a year and a half ago) I barely did anything for my skin but was always so insecure about my acne scars..

Now it’s all a different story since I sheet mask often, have added acids and have become totally obsessed with skincare.

Loreal Pure Clay Cleanser Review

I personally really enjoy the L’Oreal Pure Clay wash off face masks. When I saw they released a version of the Pure Clay facial cleansers I jumped straight into my car and drove over to my pharmacy to purchase them.

The trio of washes includes a cream cleanser, a gel cleanser and an exfoliating cleanser.

About the Pure Clay Cleanser Trio

The three cleansers are Soap Free, come in a tube that has a snap lid.

One of the first things I noticed straight away with all three of these cleansers, is none of them had the foil protection lid on them. As soon as you snap open the lid the product is ready to squeeze out. Which leaves me with the question, how long is the real shelf date on it? The back says it is good for 12 months after opening, but seeing as the foil isn’t there what day do you use as your start date?

That small detail leaves me with more questions and brings down my excitement of trying this product.

During another visit to the pharmacy, I checked the foil on a few bottles and all of them were the same, missing the foil.

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Pure Clay Detoxifying Gel Wash

The gel version is a foaming cleanser that contains 3 clays and charcoal to help detoxifying skin.

What it promises to do for your skin:

  • Detoxifies
  • Brightens
  • Cleanses

Your skin is deeply cleansed & visibly detoxified. It is refreshed, revealing a brighter complexion. It is visibly transformed, more radiant and beautiful.

Star ingredients:

Clay – KAOLIN absorbs impurities and excess oil.

Clay – MONTMORILLONITE purifies and re-balances the skin, reducing imperfections.

Clay – GHASSOUL absorbs impurities and oil without causing irritation, leaving skin smooth, fresh and radiant.

CHARCOAL visibly detoxifies and brightens the skin.

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What Pure Clay Detoxifying Gel Wash looks like

The cleanser is a thick gooey gel consistency when it first comes out of the tube. It is a smooth texture, no chunks or grittiness of any sort. At different times of using this cleanser, I have noticed a little bit of a sparkle in there, the best way I can describe it is as if there is glitter mixed it. I don’t think that there is actual glitter as it’s not something I haven’t seen all the time, just noticed at different times of me using this product. This isn’t really part of the review but that is the best way I can describe it.

Once the cleanser is mixed in with water it turns a grey colour and starts to foam rather easily.

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How I use Pure Clay Detoxifying Gel Wash

I use this cleanser as a second cleanse, usually after I have either cleansed my face with a micellar water or a cleansing balm. I wet my face and then massage this into my skin, sometimes I use a cleansing device or just my hands.

It doesn’t leave a film or any sort of texture behind. My skin feels clean yet without that squeaky clean feeling. Given that it is a charcoal cleanser I kind of expected a little bit of a pulsing effect, but it doesn’t do that or at least for me. Maybe the amount of charcoal isn’t enough to give that feeling.

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My Experience with Pure Clay Detoxifying Gel Wash

This cleanser out of the three is my personal favourite. It’s the easiest to wash off and it doesn’t leave me aching for my moisturising products as quickly as the Eucalyptus or the Red Algae version. It’s the least drying effect of the three but none the less it does leave me feeling dry within minutes.

Usually, when I’m doing my am or pm routine it gives me plenty of time to add my toners, serum or creams but if I use the cleanser when I’m in the shower by the time I’m done with my shower I can feel my skin screaming for some quick moisturising product of any sort.

Compared to some of my other brand cleansers this doesn’t do the best job but it’s still a nice cleanser. I just don’t feel like it really gives me a super detoxifying cleanse that I would expect from a charcoal cleanser.

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Pure Clay Exfoliating Scrub 

The exfoliating version is a face scrub that contains 3 clays and Red Algae to smooth skin and refine pores.

What it promises to do:

  • cleanses
  • exfoliates the skin
  • smooths skin texture

Your skin is deeply cleansed and its texture is refined. Pores are tightened and irregularities are reduced. Your skin becomes smoother. It is visibly transformed, more uniform and beautiful.

Star Ingredients

KAOLIN absorbs impurities and excess oil.

MONTMORILLONITE purifies and re-balances the skin, reducing imperfections.

GHASSOUL absorbs impurities and oil without causing irritation, leaving skin smooth, fresh and radiant.

RED ALGAE and micro-grains exfoliate the skin and refine pores.

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What Pure Clay Exfoliating Scrub looks like 

This cleanser/scrub is very thick and mousse like consistency with small exfoliating granules. It’s not the strong gritty exfoliator type that you usually only use once a week.

My skin is the total opposite of sensitive and I can use this once per day for consecutive days in a row.

It spreads very easily and can be massaged into wet skin very easy.

It’s a thick cleanser that takes a few rinses before it all washes off, and even then sometimes I have to double check to make sure I have washed it all off. I don’t wear a headband to wash off my face, mainly because I have a huge head and headbands don’t come in extreme big heads size. So with this, it can get kind of messy with it going into my hair.

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How I use Pure Clay Exfoliating Scrub

 

I use this cleanser as a second cleanse, usually after I have either cleansed my face with a micellar water or a cleansing balm. I wet my face and then massage this into my skin, never with a cleansing device, I only use my hands.

As of late, I rarely use manual exfoliators on their own. I tend to use chemical exfoliators 99% of the time. However, I do use this one for the exfoliation effect and the cleansing effect all in one.

If I have a day when I use a lot of thick skincare layers, sunscreen etc and I really want to remove every ounce of dirt I may even use this as a third cleanse. I don’t follow all the recommended rules and know how over cleansing can be bad for me but occasionally I have those days where I really need a really good cleanse so the rest of my products can get in there and work their magic.

Sometimes what I do is do my first cleanse with either the Charcoal or Eucalyptus cleanser and then go in with this as a second cleanse. I’ll skip the micellar water or cleansing balm step. It really depends on the day and what I have put on my skin that will lead me on how I use this cleanser.

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My Experience with Pure Clay Exfoliating Scrub

 

This is a decent cleanser with the added exfoliation effect to really buff off anything that may clog my pores. It’s not too harsh, which is fine for me to use once a day if I chose to.

The scent of this cleanser is nice, but it’s very fragranced. If you have used the wash off clay mask version of this, I find this one to be similar but a lot stronger scent than the mask.

This cleanser is really messy, it’s hard to wash off and it gets all over my water taps so I have to do a thorough wipe down of inside and around my sink.

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Pure Clay Purifying Cream

The cream version is a foaming cleanser that contains 3 clays and Eucalyptus to deeply cleanse skin.

What it promises to do:

  • cleanses
  • purifies skin
  • removes excess sebum

Your skin is deeply cleansed & purified. It is refreshed, and a more mattified, pure and beautiful complexion is revealed.

 Star Ingredients

KAOLIN absorbs impurities and excess oil.

MONTMORILLONITE purifies and re-balances the skin, reducing imperfections.

GHASSOUL absorbs impurities and oil without causing irritation, leaving skin smooth, fresh and radiant.

EUCALYPTUS deeply cleanses and mattifies the skin.

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What Pure Clay Purifying Cream looks like

This is a really thick cleanser, I find that it’s not easy to apply because of the level of thickness.

It’s a smooth texture and doesn’t have any type of grittiness or beads throughout the consistency. Perhaps it could double up as a mini mask since it’s so thick, maybe massage it on to skin and leave it for a couple of minutes.

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How I use Pure Clay Purifying Cream

I’ve used this cleanser as a first cleanse, on its own in the morning as well as a second cleanse after doing an initial cleanse with micellar water or a cleansing balm.

Since it is a cream cleanser I can use it with a cleansing device or just my hands, I find it works best with a cleaning device just to help break it up some. When I use my hands I feel like I’m just pushing the product around my face and I have to squish it into my skin so that I can spread it around.

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My Experience with Pure Clay Purifying Cream

From the three cleansers, this is my least favourite. It doesn’t easily breakdown when it’s massaged into my skin. Even to wash it off is a bit of a chore, as I add more water it seems to just increase in volume. I’m lazy and don’t really use a wash cloth unless I have to and usually when I use a balm or a clay mask so I don’t want to use a wash cloth to remove this cleanser.

The scent is fairly pleasant but for my scent sensitivity, it falls on the side where it’s a little too scented for my personal preference. I don’t detect a trace of eucalyptus on the scent whatsoever.

Final Thoughts

These cleansers are okay, I do find them to be a little drying on my oily skin after use. It’s nothing that I can’t make feel better once I apply the rest of my skincare. Since I don’t wear makeup I can’t really say if this is a good cleanser to break down any remaining makeup that may be left after a first cleanse. 

Whilst I still like the wash off masks from this line I can’t really rave as highly about the cleanser versions.

I noticed that there is another version of this cleansers but it doesn’t seem to be available in Australia yet. It’s a Jasmine version and I’d really like to try that one as soon as I can locate it.

As hit and miss as these cleansers were for me I am glad I tried them and I’ll finish using these to the end of the bottle.

Repurchase?

If I saw them on sale, I may repurchase the Charcoal one.

I wouldn’t repurchase the Red Algae. If I want to do a manual exfoliation I’m favouriting the powder exfoliators that you add water and lets you control the level of exfoliation by adding more or less water. Plus I am not a fan of the scent.

I definitely wouldn’t repurchase the Eucalyptus version, it really dries my skin and isn’t a pleasant feeling. It seems to just move around my skin more than actually breaking down into my skin to cleanse.

The price point of all three of these is affordable, but I’ve been using a Kmart gel cleanser, that cost even less than one of these, and I feel like that works loads better. I have other clay cleansers and the difference between the 2 are very noticeable. Granted the price point between the two also very noticeable, but I’d prefer to spend an extra $10 to use a cleanser that makes me skin feel refreshed and cleansed instead of dry. The other side of that is if I am feeling dry I have to use more products further down my skincare routine, therefore, costing me more either way.

I purchased these from Priceline and at the time they were buy 3 for the price of 2 and it came up to $30 for all three.

Have you tried these cleansers yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts as I know so many different people who enjoy these.

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