Wednesday 8 March 2017

Formula 10.0.6 SO Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser Review

If you have seen my "February Favourites" video then you may already know what I think of this cleanser (kinda gives it away that it is in a video named favourites) OK so I like it, let me go into why...

Whilst in Boots, I spotted the new range from Formula 10.0.6, naturally I was intrigued by the new range and selected the cleanser as my first victim. I will be honest, there was no thorough label reading, in fact, I only read the front and what I saw was enough for me to pop it into my basket. I bought this for £8.99 but it is currently in the 3 for 2 offer HERE

That evening, I whipped out my new cleanser, soaked a cotton pad and applied it to the skin after my first cleanse. First impressions? BLIMEY this is scented/WOAH its alcoholic/does it taste like a cocktail? don't worry I didn't ingest it to find out, but if I had to describe the experience it would be likened to a mixture of a holiday beach bag explosion (sun cream, alcohol and a bit of baby cream for good measure) I actually found it a bit overwhelming and the alcohol made my eyes water.

Now if I would've read the back of the label, I would indeed of seen that the ingredients include alcohol and perfume. Normally I would avoid these. My bad. But I am glad I didn't read the label because actually, I quite like it.

After my first dabble, I was ready to extradite it to a family member ruling it out as "not for me"
The next morning, I had a quick look in the mirror (y'know just to check where I am on the horrificometer that day) and I had a double take. "Do my pores look smaller? cleaner? yes, yes they do!" It would appear that the cleanser had done its "deep pore cleansing" job as promised leaving my skin looking clearer.

I immediately doused my face with the cleanser, deciding you can never have too much of a good thing. I went to town with a soaked cotton bud and really worked it into the porous caverns, a bit like putting washing up liquid into an oily pan. It worked a treat to dissolve the oil that is so fond of my pothole-esque terrain on my nose.

From then on I have been using this daily, I occasionally apply to my whole face as a second cleanse but personally I prefer to "spot use" and only apply to large pores to dissolve oil. As mentioned above, my preferred method is to soak the skin to really get it into the pores.

Now if you have sensitive skin then you may want to use this with caution. Alcohol and scent could quite possibly stir up a few problems. However, I would've considered my skin to be sensitive (because its prone to break outs) however this has not broke me out. The message here? never judge a cleanser by its label, or its smell, or its ingredients.....sometimes you just have to wing it, which is exactly what I did here. I mean, I am pretty sure no one would recommend soaking your nose in a strong cleanser like this, but hey, it works for me.

I had a little look online to see what I could find, I looked on the Formula 10.0.6 website and found out that this is their original product from 1933 and it is still going strong today, so there must be something in that right? the one thing mentioned that stood out to me is that the range is aimed at young skin....

For now, I will continue to use this on my nose and see what happens, I don't particularly enjoy using it on the rest of my face so I am going to use alternatives for that. I find the smell and the way it makes the skin feel after use (taught) is not really suitable for my whole face. It does however suit my large pores, anything to make them tighter is a bonus to me.

Have you tried this cleanser yet? I would love to hear your thoughts.


  1. I really need to get me this!! Might order online xx

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