colgate tooth paste as facial cleanser???

@dudoos (15)
Singapore
June 20, 2008 3:00am CST
Recently i've heard from a fren that colgate tooth paste could be used as facial cleanser and it is suppose to be oil controlling...Oily skin had always been an issue for me... So last nite when i realised i ran out of cleanser i decided to give colgate a try... To my surprise it actually worked!!! My skin actually stayed clear the rest of the nite(till about 3 a.m. when i went to bed) =D but i am unsure if i should continue to use it as cleanser... cos ultimately it's purpose is for my teeth... so ya... =/
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9 responses
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Is this just a hype? Lol. I do have oily skin too. But it must depend on the skin type. Does it really have to be Colgate or in general just any kind of toothpaste?
@dudoos (15)
• Singapore
21 Jun 08
Nope... i'm jus sharing my personal experience... cos i used colgate but i believe most brand of tooth paste with the minty effect would work fine as well...
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
I actually just tried it. LMAO. Soo cool on the face.
@dudoos (15)
• Singapore
23 Jun 08
But it work didn't it? haha...
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
hmmm... wow... that seems interesting... sice i have oily skin, i hope this helps!!! i'll give it a try... thanks!!
@dudoos (15)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
hmmm... i think any1 of those tooth paste would do as long as they are minty... =) Its my 1st time trying it too.. so if you find any brand or type of tooth paste better do notify mi!=D
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
hmmm... we use only one type of toothpaste, which is cogate... so i think i will not have the chance to clean my face with other toothpaste...
• United States
20 Jun 08
When I was in junior high, I used to do that same thing because I had really oily skin. I do not think it is damaging to use toothpaste on your face. The reason it works so well is because of the amount of cool minty freshness it has. It opens up your skin to breathe. They make minty face washes and lotions and masks. You just have to look for them a little more than other face washes but it might actually be cheaper to just keep using toothpaste. Whatever you prefer.
@dudoos (15)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
ohhh... cool... nv knew that... haha... 2 in 1... tooth paste + facial cleanser... wonder what else i could do with it...
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Yeah, nightress! I also heard about this myth during my late high school days and just like you, I found it to be effective. You have just clearly stated the exact reasons which I wasn't able to point out in those days -- as all that matters to me then was that toothpaste really works fine on my oily face. Well, I remember it took months before I finally changed beauty ritual.
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
it burns!!!it burns!!! it is too minty... and it stings my eyes... i used it as a mask... did i do it the right way? i think i did, right? but i think it does work on me... face is not oily anymore... but i will rather go through wipping than to go through that again!!! lol...
@dudoos (15)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
endure~!!! hahax... 10 min of pain for half a day of clear skin~!!! Its worth the pain!!! haha...XD
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
20 Jun 08
just watch out for the eyes!!! or else... ouch!!!
• United States
23 Jun 08
Happened to me too . Double ouch !!
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
23 Jun 08
My one friend back in high school told me it was good to use to help get rid of zits .I tried it and got super itchy and it broke me out more .I also tried it when I was older and just made a mess ,I had it all stuck in my hair I think it might work on someone just didnt work for me. I guess we will see as time goes on and you get answeres for the post . Have a good day !!
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
23 Jun 08
Wow. Seems like it works from other mylotters comments. I will give it a try. My T-Zone is kind of oily and it's really irritating. I'll definitely give it a try. I do not use Colgate. I'll try using Darlie instead.
• India
20 Jun 08
Hi Dudoos Really, can toothpaste use as a face cleaner and many are already tried that. It is a new piece of information to me. By the way colgate has many type of toothpastes. Which one did you use? the gel type or the other one?
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
oh wow that is very interesting I wonder what is in the toothpaste that makes it good for this as well, I am going to have to try this myself...thank you