CordulaM's review of Olay Total Effects Anti Aging Anti Blemish Cleanser


158 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$


Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2%) (acne treatment) Inactive Ingredients: Water, PPG 15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Behenyl Alcohol, PPG 30, Steareth 2, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA

on 11/7/2012 12:03:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have to add before my review: I also learned that I break out badly to propylene glycol and cyclops. I also do get bumps no matter what. So while I do remember this product helping me and making my skin look nice, I also was probably using other products that were breaking me out. I also don't know if this made the bumps worse on it's own or if it's just me. I'm tempted to try again but also tempted to not. I didn't notice dryness though, I thought my skin looked pretty radiant when using this, just battling a lot of bumps, as usual.

I picked this up because of this site and recommendations and I used it for years. I really liked it at first and saw results. It made my skin soft and I didn't have any barrier issues or over drying like I had later on. I went back and forth with it for a while and also had concens about salicylic acid but in the end I think it's just my skin. So I haven't been using it lately but it was one of the more gentle ones that I did like. However, in a way I liked it's gentle creaminess, but I worry about using this again with my sensitive/clog prone skin. Currently I use the Olay Foaming Sensitive wash.

For a while I thought this was discontinued, but I'm seeing it again. But it's the same as Olay Age Defying Classic Cleanser. I just realized. EXACT same ingredient list. The amounts may be a little different as the Age Defy cleanser is a bit thinner and has less beads. Both are creamy and not greasy. I thought they would be more similar but I actually liked this one more.

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