I have fairly oily skin and I apply this after I clean my face every morning when I go out. I find that it works well but it doesn't really help control my oil and it makes my acne seem more visible. But it does what a toner should do which is to remove excess dirt so I'll definitely re-purchase this unless I find something that works better.
Olay Oil Minimizing Toner, formerly known as Olay Refreshing Toner, is a toner meant to "remover dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping skin's essential moisture". This toner is dermatologist tested and is made of fairly simple ingredients. Unfortunately, Olay does test on animals, so keep that in mind before purchasing their products. I can't find any info about where this product was made on the bottle, it just says "imported". I purchased this 7.20fl oz (212ml) bottle at Rite Aid for $4. This is a product I've been using for several years, so I think I can give a solid review on it
Packaging for Olay's toner is actually pretty appealing. A tall, rounded rectangular bottle made of clear plastic, with a beige screw on cap. The label features the Olay girl and a wave of water. Looks pretty. The front and back label offer a good amount of product information.
The toner it's self is an aqua colored solution with the same viscosity as water. As I said in the introductory paragraph, the ingredients are pretty simple. Really it's just a mix of water, alcohol, witch hazel, and aloe. You could probably make this at home for cheaps, if you're a DIY kind of girl.
Despite the second ingredient being alcohol, this toner doesn't dry out my normal to slightly oily skin at all, and I use it twice a day. Perhaps the aloe cancels out the drying affects of the alcohol. Applied to the skin on a cotton ball/round, this toner has a cooling, slightly tingly, pleasant feel to it. This toner tightens pores slightly, but not enough for those with very large ones. Oil Controlling Toner does what it's name would indicate, it removes excess oil, as well as residue left from your cleanser, and any makeup that got left behind. I wouldn't depend on this as a makeup remover though.
I also like to use this toner on any pimples I get, as it helps to dry it, and helps with the infection. It really helps pimples clear up and heal quickly.
Olay Refreshing, and now Oil Controlling toner has been my go too toner since I was 11 or 12, so it's a product I've come to know and love. I strayed from it once, when I ran out in Australia and couldn't find it there, so I bought Clean&Clear's Oil Controlling Toner, which just couldn't compare. It was much more drying, and didn't have that refreshing, witch hazel scent that I've come to find comforting.
I think it's pretty obvious that I recommend Olay's Oil Controlling Toner. It's perfect for those with normal to moderately oily skin. Those with severely oily skin might want to look into the Clean&Clear one, those with dry skin will definitely want to use something without alcohol. This toner absorbs oil without drying skin out, minimizes pores to and extent, smells good, feels good, and looks good. I can't really ask for much more in a toner. This is a product I'll continually repurchase for quite a while. continued >>
I have been using this for 2 years already, it freshens my oily blemished skin. Lifts dirt and oil, I use this every day and I couldn't leave the house without this. My daily regimen includes this.
I use this product religiously everyday after cleansing my face. It really helps to minimize the oil on my combination skin (especially t zone). Love this product.
I love this toner and it really does eliminate the oils in T-zone.
Its very affordable and just really a great product.
Give it a try, you wont regret it.
The only thing I would change about this product is the packaging. I wish that this came with a plastic neckband to make it tamper-proof. And, it would be great if the opening wasn't just the open neck of the bottle; it needs to have some sort of flow restrictor, so that you can have some sort of control over how much & how fast the product comes out. But, the formula is terrific! It does feel cool & refreshing, and I think it has & shinyhelped my skin to not be so oily. I have been using the Daily Facials (the dry ones that you add water/rub/lather type) and then follow with this toner to get anything that's been left behind (there isn't much). I bought this toner for about $5 and do play to repurchase. continued >>
THE BEST TONER!!!!! I LOVE this toner I have combination skin so I get rather oily in my T-Zone and this does the trick! Totally affordable and worth it! If you struggle with oily skin you must try!!
I'm starting to really like Olay face products. I use this toner after I've removed all my makeup and thoroughly cleansed my face to remove anything I left behind. It does a great job at keeping my face shine free.
I LOVE this! I have tried so many different toners to help with my oil skin and I have not found one. I have paid up to $45 for some and ended up making my skin more oily!!! This toner helps control any oil I have AND kills and occasional pimples I may get. It dries them up and they are gone in a day or two MAX! For about $10 at shoppers, how can you go wrong? I will never try anything else. Hope this never gets discontinued!
My skin has taken some major abuse recently so i am on a gentle Olay routine and this product is a part of it. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! This is the repackaged version of their refreshing toner and I am so glad that they still make it. It feels so cool and refreshing, tightens pores and really helps to heal breakouts and skin irritations. Love that it contains aloe and witch hazel and I don't mind the scent to bad, which is funny because usually i hate scented products. Hope they always keep this in the lineup.