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


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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