I bought this on the basis of someone else's recommendation. I've almost used my bottle of this but I won't be repurchasing. I just find it as an okay, basic cleanser. One bottle of this lasted me a good 6+ months now. I mainly use it at night while in the shower. Like all cleansers, it can be slightly drying on me as I have dry skin to begin with so I must apply toner or some sort of gel moisturizer quickly afterwards. I think I'm getting bored with this. It didn't do much for my skin. It just helped wash off the oil and the accumulated grim and whatever makeup I had on for the day. For those who don't have problematic skin, I would suggest this. Other than that, I would look elsewhere.
I've used this cleanser off and on over the years and up until recently it's been pretty good, but now I'm finding this cleanser to be too stripping for my skin. My cheeks were drying out and the area around my nostrils was becoming irritated and red. After switching to Aveeno Creamy Baby Wash all of these problems went away. Same everyday skincare routine, just a different cleanser. Now I know that Olay is not the best choice for my normal-dry skin!
This product is not too bad. cleanses pretty well and removes stubborn eye makeup, but it irritated the eczema around my nose. Thank goodness for moisturizer! 1/23/13 I decided to give this another round. I love this for my morning wash as it does get rid of my nightly treatment creams or serums without irritating my skin. It still is a bit drying, but I follow with a moisturizer and my face feels soft and looks clear. giving this a four from an original three.
This is actually the same as the Gentle Foaming Face Wash w/ Aloe, but in a pump vs. a squeeze tube that stands up (prefer squeeze tube for travel - pump leaks all over). Good, gentle facewash, sometimes a bit too drying, though. I have sensitive, finnicky, combo skin (oily in t-zone) and don't usually use moisturizer, but I have to spot moisturize after using this. Love the fact that there's no fragrance or irritants. I have been using this facewash since freshman year of high school (11 years!) and while I may sometimes stray, I always come back, as it's really the only drug store brand that doesn't have fragrance (even Cetaphil has masking fragrance!)Just started using Paula's Choice one-step for normal/oily, which I like a bit better because it doesn't foam and dry my skin out, but Olay still gets my recommendation as a great find. Price is also a plus!
I bought this just to try something new. It's kind of gross. I've used it for about 2 weeks and I have some yucky pimples now. This stuff smells gross and leaves a slimey film on my face that no amount of rinsing will get off. I have most of the bottle left. I'm going back to Zia and Neutrogena.
I know it's a bit premature for me to comment on this product since I've used it for the first time tonight, but after noticing a slick feeling residue on my skin that wouldn't rinse off from using this product I decided to research the ingredients a bit more. The third ingredient on the list for this face wash is sodium myristol sarcosinate. When looking on the "acne detective" website I didn't see this ingredient on the list but I did see myristyl myristate and isopropyl myristate which may be related to the sodium myristol sarcosinate. Both of these ingredients rate a 5 for comedogenicity which is the worst score possible and indicates they cause acne. Armed with this information, albeit speculation, I'm wary about continuing use of this product since I am acne prone.
I have oily but sensitive with dry and flaky patches since i use retin-a. I bought this cleanser thinking it would be gentle on my skin- but it is SOO drying. My face feels really tight after i use it. I've switched to back to cetaphil.
the main ingredient is detergent, so that put me off a little, but don't be fooled. this gets all of your makeup off and makes skin smooth and soft. i think i will use this forever.
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Average. I picked this up bc my hg purpose cleansing wash was sold out. They had similar texture, but this was harder to wash off. They both foamed and they both are for sensitive skin. Both left my skin feeling normal. I liked purpose's scent though, it is lightly fragranced but doesn't impact my skin in any way so I love it. Olay smells chemically and ech. I wouldn't repurchase unless my purpose runs out again
Bought this and had to return it. I have very sensitive, dryish skin which is nevertheless prone to breakouts, so I use a mild form of Retin-A. I'm a Cetaphil user normally, simply because every other cleanser I've ever tried, even sometimes the oil cleansing method, makes my skin pop out in big dry skin flakes right after cleansing. This one was no different-- it left my face very tight and in two uses, my skin was flaky and ashy-looking, even with moisturizer. It seems like it would be good for someone with combination skin or someone who doesn't use acne medication. Meanwhile, I'm back to Cetaphil and considering cold cream.