Monday, March 8, 2010

The Case of the Oily Face: Review of L'Oreal Go 360 Clean

(I'm not being paid by L'Oreal for review. I purchase the product myself.)

Okay, those who knows me know I am a product fiend. All those advertisements on television send out subliminal hints to my message receptors. Buy me...try me...please. As seen on TV infomercials will be the death of my wallet. Oh God...and don't let me have a conversation with my great friend, Reggae Red, a nice red wine from my favorite local winery. Red coerces me all the time to buy things I don't necessarily need or want. She does a damn good job too.

Well this time I needed a new facial cleanser. When the season changes, my face performs circus acts. Pimples disappear and reappear in seconds, like Houdini. My face becomes a slip and slide, so oily anything that comes in contact with it becomes part of a trapeze act. So while watching the television, I am introduced to a new product by L'Oreal. So while on the phone with my sister at the local super-mart, who pleads with me to try the product so I can later give her my opinion, I am stopped by the bright green bottle. (I am a very visual person.) The color reminds me of a tropical setting, so needed with all the snow and sludge that is disappearing outside. It comes with a little scrubber too. You can even attact the scrubber back to the bottle. So easy storage. I need help cleaning these pores. The whole town of Whoville could live in my little potholes. So...I buy it.

Now I am used to gel or creme cleansers, so as put some of the liquid cleanser on the scrubber and start toward my face, a little fountain of cleanser enters my mouth. UGH. That taste did not go away for awhile. I know I am not supposed to eat it, but accidents happen people. After trying to clean my mouth out from the taste, I use the cleanser. Upon first use...I like it. My face actually feels clean...stripped of all oil and residue. It actually takes off my makeup pretty well too.

After using the product for a week a peculiar thing happened, my face was so dry (even with moisturizer) that it was peeling horribly. I looked like I had vitiligo for a second. So...I had to restrict my use of 360. It is a deep cleanser, so I am going to find a gentler cleanser and use this product once or twice a week. It still does the job of cleansing, just without the unnecessary peeling.

So overall I give L'Oreal Go 360 Clean a C+. It helps clean oily skin, so I have experienced less blemishes and breakouts. But I can't use it on a regular basis because of skin dryness.

This is just my experience. Feel free to drop me a line if you know of a cleanser that helps with oil and breakouts. Also contact me if you want to do a review on any cleanser you might have used. I would love to hear from you.


  1. I have no pimples, but this season my skin in so oily you could make french fries on my face. I also have a few blemishes.
    Do you think I should try this product? Like a once a week type of thing.
    do you know of another product I could use?

  2. Hey Shante'
    It's definately a good product. My face really feels squeaky clean and when I use it I produce less oil during the day. I would use it in moderation. I think that it gets SO clean that it strips the natural oils in my skin that keeps it hydrated, so it dries me out. Yeah...try it once or twice a week. I think you would like it. For a regular face wash I use Neutrogena's Cream Cleanser. Not as harsh but it gets the job done. I am always looking for new facial products. I will let you know of anything that I find helpful. Thanks for reading!



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