I use this just in the morning to gently cleanse my serum/cream from the night before. I find it leaves my skin clean and hydrated but not 'stripped' but because it's not so great at removing makeup, I only use this in the am.
At night I opt for gentle, but more effective at removing makeup Aveeno Active Naturals gentle Daily Brightening Scrub which contains more beads in a thinner, more "liquid" as opposed to cream base like this product, hence deeper cleaning. I find that product much better for removing the heavier dirt from the day and makeup.
I would definitely recommend this for morning cleansing or night time only if your not needing to remove makeup. A good cleanser although slightly pricey ($12.49 at Walmart in Canada)
This cleanser has small exfoliating beads, but they aren't abrasive at all. It's a very gentile cleanser, but I still feel like my skin is getting clean. It smells kind of like apples, but it's very light. I like using it at night. It doesn't leave residue. Overall, it's a very nice, gentile cleanser.
I purchased this cleanser in a 3 pack with the deep hydration regenerating cream and the eye lifting serum. On it's own, this product is not expensive at all. It is under 6 bucks at my local drugstore for just the cleanser, not bad!
I love this wash. I have used many difference face washes and scrubs and have never been happy. They either break me out, leave me dry and tight or are completely abrasive to my skin.
This scrub/cream has a gentle smell that I actually enjoy. The exfoliating beads do their job without making you feel like you're taking an SOS pad to your face. I find they remove dead skin while the cream cleanses and moisturizes my face. I cannot attest to how well it removes make up because I always remove mine first with a face wipe. However for those complaining that it doesn't remove your make up, it doesn't claim to do that. Most cleansers on their own, unless specifically formulated to do so, do not remove make up. Try using a wipe or make up remover before hand. I have found that Neutrogenas Calming make up remover wipes in the purple package are amazing and remove ALL my make up, including mascara and waterproof eyeliners, without irritating the skin.
Anyway, this product does as it claims. Even after my first use, my skin looked noticeably different. I had been using Garneirs wash for dull skin and honestly saw no improvements to my face. But this wash has done wonders. Has not caused break outs on my sensitive skin and is a keeper in my eyes. That's saying a lot considering I'm hard to impress in that area.
I will purchase again when I run out and I have recommended this to my friends and family.
Find my other reviews on the deep hydration regenerating cream and the eye lifting serum.
I have oily skin, and this doesn't make me break out! My skin feels very clean and hydrated after using this. I rarely get any pimples after starting to use this product. My pores are a bit smaller, but not that much of a difference. I recommend this to everyone no matter your skin type.
This cream wash turned out to be a very average exfoliating cleanser. Just like Nivea and other facual scrubs, it contains small polyethylene particles to exfoliate so there is nothing innovative about it. It is relatively mild so it doesn't hurt my skin but it is not soothing either. Bottomline: no polyethylene-containing scrubs for my sensitive skin.
Very nice, gentle cleanser. I love cream cleansers and since I'm acne prone I'm scared of getting one that will break me out. I don't believe this aggravates my acne. It doesn't remove eye makeup so I don't think it removes face makeup either, so if you really want a good cleanse make sure to take your makeup off first. I like to use this as a freshen up in the morning cleanser. It would be nice if it were fragrance free.
I got this for free when I was buying my olay regenerist sculpting cream and I love this cream cleanser. It has fine beads that gently exfoliates my face without being too harsh. I simply love this scrub and will buy it again!
This was a bust for me. It felt like a watered down version of the regenerist daily microdermabrasion scrub. It did not remove makeup and left an odd film on my skin. I'm rushing back to my Garnier three in one face wash. I have such a hard time being faithful. :-)
I use this cream wash only in the mornings. Exfoliating beads help to get rid of any dry flakes and oily feeling left behind from heavier anti-aging night creams. Skin feels squeeky clean for moisturizer and fndn to go on more smoothly. At Wintertime I alter between Lumene Sensitive Touch cleansing emulsion so that my comb. skin doesn`t get more dehydrated. At Summertime when my t-zone is more oily I can use every morning and I haven`t noticed it drying out my skin. None of Olay sc products have broken out my sensitive skin unlike Avene and many others.
I have used just about every face washe and scrub offered at your local Walgreen's. Panoxyl was wonderful, but I had so many patches of skin on my face that were different oil levels even experimenting with different moisturizers didn't really help.
I tried this facewash extremely skeptically, knowing that olay is known for its gentleness and moistening qualities. I was very pleasantly surprised with the results. I still have acne prone skin at 23 so getting about 95% of my acne to vanish within a couple of weeks I was ecstatic. I guess my face just needed something more nurishing. I pair this wash with one of the regenerist moisturizers.
I would definitely recommend this product to others.