Is Soap & Glory's Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser any good?

Soap & Glory's "The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser" review
This post contains PR samples but all words and opinions here are my own

A couple of months ago, I arrived home to a surprise PR package from Soap & Glory. In it, alongside their Pore-Refining mask, was The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser - Which is a product I've debated trying a few times but never picked it up. So when they so kindly sent it to me to try out, I was over the moon. So is the Soap & Glory "The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser" actually any good for us oily skin people?

"Use THE FAB PORE™ PURIFYING FOAM CLEANSER daily to leave your skin feeling cleansed, purified and all-out fabulous. A dash of COOLCAPSULE SOOTHE™ provides a wonder-filled cooling sensation and BISABOLOL is recognised for its soothing, calming characteristics." - Soap & Glory

The Fab Pore foam cleanser is said to be packed full of ingredients that will minimize the appearance of pores and leave your skin feeling fresh and calmed. It is because of that, I was so eager to try it. Especially after I tried their Pore-Refining facemask and love the results. However, I was quickly disappointed by this foam cleanser, as much as I wanted to love it, my skin just didn't.

Soap & Glory's "The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser"

After using it for about a week or two, my skin started to breakout. At first, I thought it was hormonal, but I usually break out in the same place when it's hormonal and these spots were showing up all over my face. Nice and spread out, just to make sure you could see them at every angle. They also weren't little spots, they were pretty big and stayed around for what felt like a lifetime.

I didn't want to believe it was The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser that was causing them, as I started using a new moisturiser at the same time. However, I did a bit of research into foam cleansers and peoples experiences with them and it turns out they're not that good for your skin at all.

Apparently, foam cleansers are a bit too harsh and end up stripping your skin a bit too much, taking away the lovely natural oils that our skin needs and drying it out. Which, was why my skin had reacted like that to it.

Soap & Glory's "The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser"

So I took the foam cleanser out of my skincare routine to see how I got on, to see if my skin would still breakout so much. I don't ever expect my skin to be flawless, I'll always have the odd spot and that's okay. But the spots that had rocked up while using this purifying foam cleanser were not just the odd spot, nor were they small like I said before.

Anyway, after cutting it out of my skincare completely, my newly developed massive spots faded away and didn't come back. Although my skin is not as clear as can be, the breakout it had caused has slowly cleared up - Safe to say I probably won't be using it again.

It's a shame my skin didn't get on with it really, as it's only £8 and you only use a tiny amount each wash. I did ask my friend Issy how she was getting on with it, and she said she liked it but she only uses it a couple of times a week. So I might just use it on the days I give my skin a bit of a deeper cleanse in the evenings and then apply a heavier moisturiser on after.

Have you tried Soap & Glory's "The Fab Pore Purifying Foam Cleanser"? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know how you got on with it in the comments.