|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to try this because it's a mineral oil based cleanser with a sulfates. I wanted to try Mineral Oil since so many on the skin board say it's good at deep pore cleansing and I like having sulfates present becasue that might make it rinse off easier, clean better, or foam (I ike foam).
PROS: The mineral oil is protecive and gentle on skin. I also like that this has tiny microbeads AND capryloyl salicylic acid.
CONS: This is not a foaming cleanser disguised as a cream, it doesn't foam at all. I would have preferred that since this cleanser isn't that great to use with my Skinsonic. The consistency feels thick initially, but it gets thin and disappates into the bristles when I start to use it. It feels like I'm cleaning my face with a tiny drop of cleanser and just water (way too abrasive). Also, the beads, they are microscopic, and I bet quite a bit of them get lost in the bristles as well. The mineral oil does NOT rinse off easily either. I thought since this had 6 sulfates it would help, but no. Not as bad the last mineral oil/sulfate cleanser I used, but bad enough that when I pat my face dry I have that weird feeling to the skin. And worst of all, it doesn't even clean the face that well. Maybe if you work if in forrever (but every cleanser would work if you did that).
OTHER: The smell of this stuff resembles sunscreen. 90s sunscreen, the kind that makes no qualms about covering up the scent and doesn't care. The scent isn't super strong, but when I start using the product, it becomes more fragrant. If it was lighter, I would consider it an "unscented scent". It also has Vitamin C and couple antioxidants but I'm guessing they don't really do much.
OVERALL: Loreal's skincare usually leaves much desired and this is no different. My main beef is that it doesn't foam. I was hoping for a foaming cleanser with a bit of mineral oil action, but that's not what this is at all. Also, while cream cleansers are supposed to work better with sonic cleaning devices, I feel like the opposite is true, or at least with this one. This would be better used with hands and a washcloth. I haven't used this cleanser enough routinely to tell if it causes breakouts due to the film it leaves, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. Will use it up when I have nowhere to go.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this cleanser. I am only 30, but I have very combo skin. I wanted something that wouldn't dry me out and wouldn't break me out. This cleanser is so soft and effective. I LOVE the smell and my skin feels moisturized and soft after use. I do use this in conjunction with a mild foaming cleanser because I found it did not remove all of my make up. All in all, this is a great cream cleanser with a slight exfoliation to it. It may feel a bit oily after use but once I dry my face, it just feels soft and supple, not oily at all. I have already repurchased 3 times.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
When you find yourself on the upside of the '50s,
skin issues multiply.
Wintertime is the worst time of year,
and efficient cleansing of your skin is paramount,
especially when you don't want to cause more problems than
winter brings in.
I especially value the Age Perfect moisturizers for winter,
so when Rite Aid had deep discounts on this skin care line,
I purchased this cleanser.
Pros: it is a creamy base, so for dry, winter afflicted skin,
it doesn't make dry skin worse, but feels nourishing and soft.
There are micro-beads within the cream that serve to gently
exfoliate, and do a serviceable job. I've learned to apply this
cream cleanser to dry skin, massage it in well, then rinse with
tepid water to remove excess product. The cream base dissolves
make-up and oil build up without stripping the skin of essential oils.
This does work!
Cons: for those who need a more stringent type of clean,
this product is not for you. It does leave skin smooth, so if
your skin is oily, you won't feel that squeaky clean sensation.
I rotate cleansers depending on the weather and the state of
my skin. Because I have rosacea, I have to be careful about
exfoliation. I use this product at night when I need to remove
make-up.... I rotate this with Cetaphil which is very gentle,
yet cleans efficiently.
But for aging skin, especially during the harsh effects of
winter, this is a product well worth trying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
When I think of granny products, this now comes to mind, because it says 'For Mature Skin'. Right up there with White Shoulders and original Oil of Olay 'beauty' facial lotion. I was having a bout with very dry skin last summer, and saw this at my local Walgreens. It said 'New' so I had to have it. This is awful! I needed to use a different cleanser (Revitalift) to get this off my face. If you like your cleansers to lather, do not purchase this. It's a very thick cream cleanser that does not lather, and has grainy micro beads in it. Grainy, as in just a small step down from an apricot scrub. It left a film on my face, and I don't like that. I'm sure it's supposed to do that, but it's a thick film. Ewwww. Right up there with squeaky clean. My skin didn't feel clean, because with that film, there was no way it could be. This probably would have been great back in the 70's, but we know better now, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, at any age. No matter what time of year it is, or how dry their skin is. I imagine this could make dry skin worse, because dry skin has its own set of problems. I'm turned off from trying any other products from the Age Perfect line, and I really wanted to try the lotions with calcium. Terrible cleanser.