Review: L’oreal Paris Perfect Clean Foaming Cream + cleanPod

My skin is dry at the best of times, and with my last choice in cleanser specifically saying it was not suitable for dry and sensitive skin (my bad!), I have been on the hunt for a cleanser that’s right for me. I saw L’oreal’s Perfect Clean foaming cream cleanser sitting on the supermarket shelf and decided I would give it a go. I tend to dislike cream cleansers because they don’t foam, so for me, this was a happy medium!



Another thing I’m picky with is scents, and for quite a while, this one didn’t sit well wit me. It fell under that ‘creamy’ scent and I actually thought this was going to be a deal breaker at first. I am really glad I took a few extra weeks to write this review as I’m much more used to this scent now, although still not high on my favourites scent wise, it doesn’t bother me now.

As for it’s cleansing ability, I really like this a lot. I find that without the cleanPod, it doesn’t quite foam as much, but more on that in a moment. This leaves my skin feeling great. Most of my dry patches are gone, a part from some really stubborn ones, but I’m finding I don’t need to pack on the moisturiser quite as thick. It removes excess make up and does pretty well at keeping the odd break out at bay too!


Now on to the cleanPod. I thought this was a bit gimmicky, and was going to be useless considering I own a Clarisonic. I’m surprised to say I have used this all but a few times when using this cleanser. The small rubber bumps massage the cleanser into the skin, helping it foam up a little, and also helps clean the pores by dislodging the excess make up and gunk. Something that the Clarisonic doesn’t seem to be able to do with this cleanser. I like it that much I may just keep it to use with other cleansers, it might even be handy to take travelling!

Overall I am actually surprised at how much I grew to like this cleanser, and is a really affordable option for someone with dry skin, and gives you the option to clean a little deeper than a normal cream cleanser. I may not repurchase this right away, as I want to make use of my Clarisonic, but it will be something I will come back to, and maybe even buy for travelling.

You can purchase this from supermarkets, Priceline and similar stores for $12.95.