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Doing Drugstore: L'Oreal Pure Zone Pore Unclogging Scrub Cleanser

Doing Drugstore: L'Oreal Pure Zone Pore Unclogging Scrub Cleanser

After mentioning L'Oreal Pure Zone Pore Unclogging Scrub Cleanser in my Bliss review yesterday, I figured I might as well follow up with a review. Not only is this L'Oreal cleanser ($6.49) one of my favorite drugstore finds, but it's also similar to the Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash ($22) that many of you said was out of your price rang.

Like Bliss's product, L'Oreal's cleanser has a blue, gel-like texture interspersed with tiny exfoliating beads to unclog your pores. L'Oreal's cleansing beads are actually much larger than the Bliss beads, so it feels like the L'Oreal wash is more effective. It's hard to say if it is, though, so

I've used this product on my combination skin for months on end, and I really do love the way it feels. It has a slight cooling sensation and a refreshing scent that really wakes me up in the morning. I only wish that L'Oreal Pore Unclogging Cleanser were a bit foamier (like Bliss), because the lack of lather probably makes me use more than I need.

Though I didn't notice a dramatic difference in the quality of my complexion after using this product, it certainly didn't have any negative effects. L'Oreal Pore Unclogging Cleanser doesn't leave my skin too oily or too dry, and it's great for controlling breakouts. If you like Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, you don't be disappointed in this alternative.

See reader reviews of this product and add your own here!

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Miss-Stephanie Miss-Stephanie 10 years
GlamrGirl, I thought it was discontinued too! lol It was marked down at Target a few weeks back so I stocked up!
Miss-Stephanie Miss-Stephanie 10 years
Yay! that's my face stuff! they don't sell it at every drug store or grocery store, so I've sometimes had to look around for it. I've used the scrub and the toner from this line since I was 17. The grit is tougher than other brand's scrubbing cleansers, but that's what I like about it. I always thought Neutrogena and Clean and Clear were okay if I had to buy them, but this is always my first choice.
lucygoosy lucygoosy 10 years
Im having trouble with breakouts along the jawline and across my forehead. Not acne, just little pimples and blakheads. I will definitely try this stuff. Thanks for the heads up.
nati nati 10 years
I'll try it!
GlamrGirl GlamrGirl 10 years
I LOVE this cleanser! I have been using it for a few years now (since it first came out). About a month ago, it started disappearing from all the stores so I thought they discontinued it and I PANICKED!!! I had to buy something else and I ended up with like 10 different things that I thought would be the same as the Pure Zone because the ingredients were the same. Well my skin broke out HORRIBLY! I just got some more 2 weeks ago at my Target and my skin is finally starting to get back to normal! Maybe they were just re-vamping the line? All I know, is when I finally found it again, I bought 3 bottles!!
rb24 rb24 10 years
i am going to try this
sofi sofi 10 years
thoroughlymodern- garnier now does (as of a few months ago) have a skin care line here in the states- but I haven't seen that product. Maybe it's under a new name. I like their skin renew.
SugarShock SugarShock 10 years
I love to use this stuff in the summertime, when my skin gets really oily. I don't think I'd use it during the winter though - probably too drying.
yumemiru yumemiru 10 years
something i'd buy for my bf, he use something else similar by loreal in an orange package from China which he got on his trip back recently and it works like a wonder. I wonder if this control oil well?hmm...
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
if this is step 1 of the process (on the bottle it says Step 1), any reviews on the other steps?
lovealways lovealways 10 years
Cool, I'll be sure to check this out sometime.
sinplicit sinplicit 10 years
oooh this was too drying on my skin.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
This facewash (and the Bliss one) sound similar to one I got in London a couple of years ago that I absolutely love. It's Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Deep Pore Wash. Back then I was bummed to find out that Garnier's skin care line wasn't available state-side, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.
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