L’Oreal Paris Gel-Cream Cleanser and Micellar Water ~ Review ~

I tend to go for a drugstore option when it comes to facial cleanser. My main requirement is something mild that will not strip too much oil out off my dry skin. I picked up L’Oreal Paris’ cleanser and make up remover many months ago when they were on sale somewhere in Sweden. This range from is aimed for dry skin people, so I thought I should give it a go. 

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The cleanser has similar texture and consistency as Cetaphil. The good thing is it is non-scented. Sadly, it contains SLS, which is something I try to avoid in a face wash. It is labeled as a “no soap” cleanser, which I thought means “no SLS”, but WRONG! Another thing is it leaves a light film on my skin afterwards. You know, the kind of slimy soap feeling that just won’t go away no matter how many times you rinse it.

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The makeup remover is basically another micellar water. Since I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis, it is suffice for taking off sunscreen. However, comparing this to the Bioderma and the Nivea micellar waters, it doesn’t give the “refreshed/soothing” feeling after used, which is not a big thing but something nice to have. The real downside of this product is the packaging. It is very difficult for me to control how much to dispense the product. I always get too much product on a cotton pad, which is quite wasteful.

Overall, I will not be repurchasing the cleanser. I know Cetaphil is not widely available in Sweden so this can be a dupe for those who want to use Cetaphil. I might buy the micellar water again if I can’t find any alternative which is very unlikely in today’s market.

Now I’m using the lovely Pai cream cleanser, but I have to order it from overseas when it runs out. Can you recommend some good non-SLS facial cleanser?

P.S. I purchased these duo myself, but it was a long time ago so I don’t remember how much or where I bought them (but definitely in Sweden).

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