I use this along with the "Total Effects Anti-Aging Anti-Blemish Moisturizer" and I love it. as I do the moisturizer.
After I exfoliate I use this cleaner and it smooths my skin leaving it softer and, I can tell, more even skin tone.
I love it!
This is a great cleanser for someone who is dealing with a bit of acne and wants some anti-aging benefits, as well. I'm in my late twenties, and I'm loving this. I have gone through a couple of tubes of it and switched to a more basic cleanser (CeraVe) thinking my skin got used to it and was breaking out again. I think it was my birth control pills and not this cleanser. I have gone back to this cleanser and I am so happy I did! Best cheap cleanser out there for someone like me (acne control plus anti-aging benefits). The salicylic acid definitely helps. I like the slight exfoliation. The scent is very subdued and clean. My skin feels clean and makeup is gone!
I picked this up at Target for $7. I generally tend to love Olay products & trust the brand. So far, this cleanser is not an exception.
A little goes a long way. You may not be able to lather this cleanser, but it does have smooth little microbeads for exfoliation & a deep cleanse. I dreaded yet expected it to be greasy on my skin, & that it'd leave an oily film residue. It didn't though! My skin felt really clean, didn't burn (I have really sensitive skin), & all traces of make up were washed away without leaving me with skin that felt tight.
The only con I can think of is it's a cream base. Thus you REALLY have to make sure you wash it off all the way. Although I would prefer a cleanser that I can lather, I'm willing to overlook this flaw.
This is the best cleanser I've found so far, perhaps even an HG. Great ingredients & quality for a low price? I'm sold. ;)
I bought this cleanser based on the ratings here, its been a few days so far I like it , ill update.
I bought this product on a whim while waiting for my Olay sensitive skin foaming cleanser to arrive from the states. I didn't know I would end up preferring this one instead. I love the way it feels while washing your skin, and it does not leave a residue at all. I feel like it loosens the little bumps around my face, just have to make sure you massage for a good while. My skin doesnt feel dry at all either, so I'm not rushing of out the shower to put moisturizer on. With the sensitive skin foaming cleanser I had to use a washcloth to feel exfoliated, but with this I don't feel the need for anything really. It doesn't super exfoliate but its just right for everyday cleansing. I have very sensitive skin and it doesnt irritate it one bit.
BTW I'm reviewing the middle east version of this product which is called Olay total effects anti-ageing face wash, or age defying face wash. I verified the ingredients were all the same, although with mine theres just a few extra ones at the end of the list.
I used this for a year or so & it was fine. Nothing spectacular, but a decent cleanser. I don't have many lines/wrinkles to begin with, so I can't really speak to whether it helps with those. My acne issues primarily involve blackheads. While this didn't cause me to break out or cause any other skin irritation, I can't say that I really saw any difference in the blackheads either.
I want to give this product 3 lippies, but I keep buying it, so I guess that means I like it. This is a good cleanser for those whose skin is maturing, but are still fighting blemishes, and blackheads. I'm starting to believe that all of us get blackheads and blemishes. I don't believe I get, or have to many. I'm pretty sure that I'm just hypercritical of my skin, and I rarely notice other's skin, unless it is really bad. What I don't like about this cleanser is the odd grainy texture. It feels like a generic B.P. cream. It's not uniform grainy, either. It's odd. and different size and shape, grainy. It's still a good cleanser. If you like your cleanser to lather, then this isn't for you. I use Retin-A (yes, I know I'm not supposed to use this type of product, but I've been using Retin A for almost 30 years, so I can use this type of now) and this cleanser has a slight sting on my skin, but it's not an uncomfortable sting. I turn on the Clarisonic, and get down to business. It leaves my skin clean, and still soft. I normally only use this cleanser when skin is feeling a bit oily. I like to alternate between this, and two L'Oreal cleansers. It takes me a good 6 months to go through this cleanser because I don't use it every day. I use it once a week, or when my skin wants to act up. I will probably continue to repurchase until that 'perfect' cleanser comes along.
This is probably my HG cleanser. I have oily, but dehydrated skin from living in a dry climate. Foaming cleansers always leave my skin tight and parched. Leave-on BHA treatments tend to irritate my skin. This cleanser is perfect for keeping my pores clearer (not perfectly...haven't found that yet) while keeping my skin hydrated. I don't have bad acne, just some blackheads and the occasional hormonal breakout. I enjoy the fragrance and it isn't as strong smelling as the other Total Effects cleansers.
I love this stuff, I love how creamy it is and with the blemish fighting ingredients it has kept my acne down better then the clinique mild soap. I love that it has also made my pores appear smaller and my skin tone is more even. Its isn't that expensive at $8 dollars considering I was shelling out $15 for clinique and not getting the same results. LOVE!
I was really impresed with this cleanser I tried everything out there for my adult acne. This stuff really clears my forehead and chin I get cystic pimples and this really helps I recommend this to everyone will buy again for sure. I learned that you don't have to buy expensive cleanser to get same results.