Review: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Re-Plumping Gel Wash
The benefit of a great cleanser sometimes gets forgotten because they’re the skincare step that spends the least amount of time on your face, in fact, they literally get washed down the drain after a couple of minutes. And unlike cleansers, everything else in your daily skincare routine stays on your face, which is why most people suggest you invest most of your skincare spending on the ‘core’ of your routine, which means cleansers and moisturisers are typically where you can save a few dollars. However, I have mixed feelings about the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Re-Plumping Gel Wash, and that comes down to my combination skin. My oily t-zone loves it, but my more dry areas don’t.
What Makes It Special:
This clear, gel cleanser is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid.
Why I Like It:
I’ve used L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Re-Plumping Gel Wash for a few weeks now. I’ve tried it as only a first cleanse, as both a first and second, and as a morning cleanser over that time. Immediately after using it my skin feels really clean, not that awful and tight squeaky clean, but just really, properly refreshed. My skin feels comfortable and appears hydrated and it cuts through SPF and light base makeup. It bubbles up, maybe a bit too much for my liking, but it definitely feels like it does the job.
What I Don’t Like About It:
This might be a controversial opinion, however, I don’t think this hydrating cleanser is very hydrating, at least not for my combination skin. It works really well at balancing out my oily t-zone, but it leaves my cheeks feeling on the parched side. Although my skin feels comfortable immediately after using it as a PM cleanser, later that night and into the next day my skin feels more dehydrated than normal, even though the rest of my routine has stayed the same. I’ve gone a few days without using it, and come back to it and the same thing has happened. Also, I find the fragrance quite strong, it’s the same scent as the rest of the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift range, and although it’s not a bad scent, it’s a bit strong for me. I could save this for those days when my skin is feeling more on the oily side and out of balance (and probably never get through the huge tube) but I think I’ll be passing it on to someone with oily skin to try and hopefully use more regularly.
Apply a small amount to a wet face, and rub in circular motions until bubbles appear. Add more water as necessary. Rinse off thoroughly with water.
Skin is deeply cleansed, hydrated and smooth – yes to cleansed and smooth, it doesn’t boost skin hydration for me though
A hydrating cleanser for smoother, firmer and plumped skin – disagree with firmer and plumped, but yes to smoother
AQUA / WATER • SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE • COCO-BETAINE • SODIUM CHLORIDE • GLYCERIN • PPG-5-CETETH-20 • SODIUM HYALURONATE • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • DISODIUM EDTA • CITRIC ACID • PANTHENOL • POLYQUATERNIUM-7 • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • SODIUM BENZOATE • SALICYLIC ACID • LINALOOL • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE. (F.I.L. C260728/1).
150ml – $16.95
It’s not a bad cleanser, but it’s just not for me. When it comes to hydrating cleansers, I’d much rather use and recommend Q+A’s Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser or The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser which are at a very similar price point and work really well for my entire face.