Second the sentiments of the previous reviewer. I only use this about twice/ week, but that is enough for me. I see it as a treatment rather than a cleanser, as I always follow with me regular Free and Clear Liquid Cleanser or Neutrogena One-Step. I find it works best when I later it up in my hands (it only lathers a teeny bit), massage it very gently into my skin, let it sit while I wash up, massage it again all around, and rinse. No stinging, no redness, just radiant skin. This is the only BHA cleanser I need.
I love this cleanser. I was afraid it would be too harsh on my sensitive skin, but after a week of using it, my skin has cleared up and looks brighter. I definitely recommend.
I was getting really frustrated with how my skin was looking, all my usual cleansers seemed to be breaking me out and my skin looked like a pizza, nothing seemed to help. I saw the cleanser in the shop and thought I had nothing to lose, so got it, as well as the moisturiser. I used it that night and quite liked it, but would my skin? When I woke up my skin looked alot less aggravated and the pimples seemed to be going down. I cleansed and moisturised twice a day and after a week of using the products my skin was clear, no pizza face! I have since stocked up on both the cleanser and moisturiser as I don't ever want to run out of it, I love it and since I have been using it (about 2 months) I haven't had any breakouts and if I do get a pimple its gone within a couple of days. Would recommend it to anyone!
I used to use Chanel's Systeme Purette La Mouse, which I really love, but it was just too expensive, so I switched to Olay. I've been using this cleanser for a few months now, and I think it's really great for people with combo skin like me. My t-zone feels clean after using this, and my cheeks aren't all dried out. Also, you have to really massage this into your face for a full minute before rinsing for the best results.
ok i bought this today along with the matching lotion.the smell is great,had made my cleansing routine much more enjoyable.i dont know about the film left after washing,i wash off in a shower with warm water to make sure it doesnt leave any residue behind.it had a slight gritty texture and over all it feels soft and clean on my skin.i dont know what it does for my skin yet.so far i like it quite alot.update//nov26//i've been using it for almost 2 weeks.i love it.it had made my skin smoother and softer.i try to massage this on my skin as long as possible.i love how it feels on my face.besides that,my face looked alot better now.(see my review for the matching cream)UPDATE//DEC 19// still love this cleanser.i will only use this at night from now on since i'm going to use another matching cleanser for my day cream. this is def. my HG night cleanser ;)
I've used over 5 tubes of this. I like it, but it doesn't do what I bought it for. I don't think I need it, especially not with how my skin is now. [I'm combo and acne prone. No huge breakouts, but they're stubborn.] This isn't really anti-acne and I don't think it takes off makeup especially well, either. It's very pleasant to use, smells good and the little grit to it isn't irritating; I imagine it'd be more for skin maintainence than anything, to keep you in the habit of washing. It never dried me out, even using it daily. The good cleansing habits made toner and such do their work better, too, I think. I used it daily for months on end and still got pimples, though--and hormonally, I was balanced since I was on the pill, so there was really no reason. This would probably be good for you if you don't really get much acne, but don't get it thinking it'll clear up persistant breakouts. If my skin begins to behave, I'll try it again.
I can't say whether or not it eventually would have helped clear up my skin, as I hated the texture so much I used it twice and put it aside. It doesn't remove even the simplest of makeup, and leaves an icky film so I wouldn't even want to use it in the morning.
I've been using this product for less than a week (my mom recommended it) and I absolutely love it! I had a huge zit that just would not go away. I was using Patricia Wexler's Anti-Aging Cleanser and it seemed to be doing nothing to help my breakouts. Within a day of using this cleanser the stubborn zit started to fade away. And in less than a week my skin looks good enough that I feel comfortable without foundation. I'll definitely buy this again.
A really good product for oily skin. Has a nice slightly grainy feel. Have repurchased many times. Is not drying at all. I have received compliments on my skin since starting to use this with the matching moisturiser even though I usually buy more expensive products. The lid can snap off quite easily so you need to be careful with it.
Thankyou Olay. This is the best product for me! I'm 31 and have tried just about everything. Thought I was doomed to have teenage skin forever. My skin has cleared up amazingly. Onto my 2nd tube and loving it! It has a slightly gritty texture, so really deep cleanses my oily, blemish-prone skin. I can almost get away without foundation these days. I will always buy this!
Make sure you use it in conjunction with the moisturiser in the same range.
My beauty therapist recommended it!
Update: I still really like this, but tend to use it as a scrub 1-2 times a week. I found it wasn't getting my skin clean enough. Have discovered Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Since using this, my blemishes have reduced, probably due to my skin being cleaner.