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Review: Garnier Pure Oil Control Exfo-Brusher Wash

I bought this product last weekend and have been trying it out for the past week. I hate it.
What They Say:
  • Garnier Pure Oil Control Exfo-Brusher Wash has a dual action cleansing brush combined with a purifying gel formula.
    • It gently yet deeply cleanses to help reduce excess oil and protect against blackheads.
    • The Oil Control Exfo-Brusher Wash is part of the Garnier Pure range, developed to help reduce shine.
  • Oil Control
    • Garnier Pure Exfo-Brusher Wash Oil Control revolutionises your daily cleansing routine. Designed to meet the needs of oily skin with imperfections, it removes excess sebum, clears blackheads and helps protect against their reappearance for 2 weeks
  • It’s secret?
    • The combination of soft cleansing ridges and exfoliating bristles with an ultra-purifying formula. Enriched with anti-bacterial Salicylic Acid and Himalayan Crystals, known for their exfoliating properties and rich in 70 minerals. It cleanses oily zones of the skin and provides a lasting purifying action.
How to Use:
    1. Wet face.
    2 To open, turn the brusher’s head 180 degrees.
    3. Wet the brush and hold it upside down. Squeeze the bottle until the product comes out.
    4. Turn the brusher’s head 180 degrees to the closed position.
    5. Apply on wet face in circular motions with the exfoliating bristles to target blackheads. Focus on areas which are difficult to clean.
    6. Make sideways and vertical motions with the cleansing ridges to efficiently remove excess sebum.
    7. Rinse your face thoroughly and clean the brusher under the tap. For optimum usage, close the brusher after each use.
    8. Avoid eye contour area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately. This product is not recommended for dry and sensitive skin.
What I Thought:
  • The size of the bottle is too big to hold. This makes it difficult to cleanse your whole face.
  • The shape of the bottle is quite awkward, a more ergonomic shape would have helped with grip and therefore helped with the size of the thing!
  • Hardly any product comes out when I turn the head. All that comes out is bubbles? So I squeeze more and more hoping to see some actual gel or something but no, always the bubbles! I don’t have a problem with bubbles normally but in my cleanser, yes.
  • Squeezing product out of the bottle is really difficult too, I have to use both hands to get enough out to cleanse my entire face and neck.
  • Because you have to wet the brusher head before squeezing it the bottle becomes really wet and thus even more difficult to hold, when the cleanser (bubbles) get involved too it’s a nightmare!
Would I Repurchase?
No, this product is not for me. I do like the Garnier Pure range though so I might consider purchasing a different cleanser without the odd shaped bottle!

If you would like to try this cleanser it is available from Boots/Superdrug/Supermarkets and it is on offer in a few places at the moment too. It normally retails for about £7.
Have you tried the Garnier Pure Oil Control Exfo-Brusher? How did you get on with it?


  1. Hahahaha I appreciate your honesty. I´m laughing because it´s such a badly designed product for it´s intended use. I can just imagine trying to hold this huge slippery bottle while trying to clean my face. Disaster. ;)

  2. Great review! I have sensitive skin so it's a no-no for me!! :)


  3. Great review! It def is designed all wrong, I know you clean it after use, but to me that is still unhygienic :/ Just hate the idea completely.

    Lucy x

  4. Shame it's not a must have! You'll have to keep looking :)

  5. oh its really so bad? okay..i wont buy it! thanks for that.
    great review,dear!
    have a nice day<3

  6. Oooo I am currently writing a positive review of this, interesting! The bottle should have a better shape but I like it for clearing away the cobwebs a couple of times a week! xxx

  7. @Caoimhe That is interesting! I do really like the formula but I get in a right mess trying to get the product actually on my face!

    Thanks for all the comments girls! xx

  8. I like the product , yes it could be designed a little better, i have larger hands than most and i had little problems holding device. but overall my skin felt cleaner and smother than it does using other exfoliaters

  9. I got used to the tiny round pads and hand held vibrator which is small and it worked perfes]ctly but now it is not available. How disappointing!

  10. You should review the actual product inside. All this review is about the bottle when people actually want to know if the claims of "it reducing sebum blahblah etc are true"


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