Sep 17, 2010

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub is a 2-in-1 dual-action foaming formula with both cleansing and exfoliating functions. According to Olay, it removes 2 times the dirt than just basic cleansing (I guess with a regular foaming cleanser) and because of the exfoliating properties, it helps refine skin and minimize appearance of pores.  I am not sure about the "two times more" statistics and comparisons, but this is cleans my face very well, leaves it a bit smoother, and it is an oil-free product.

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
The packaging has a pump dispenser.

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub is packaged in a sturdy plastic bottle with a snap-on lid.  You can see the product through the container, and it looks like pretty swirling ribbons of pale green and white.  There is a pump dispenser that dispenses the product without any hassles and you get a swirl of pale green and white with some very fine granules scattered in it.

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser 
The product has pale green and white swirls and some fine granules scattered but it didn't show up tn the photo, so just take my word for it 😛
Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser
Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Foaming Cleanser - in action

The amount I have taken is how much I would need for a one-time use.  This lathers very well, and the scrub particles in it are very fine.  The scrub to face wash ratio in this is just perfect.  I have not used other face scrubbing cleansers, but I find this perfect.  The scrub bits are very non-irritating too.  It is a daily use scrub-cleanser, and it can be easily used every day without skin getting irritated.
  • This has salicyclic acid listed as one of its ingredients.  This is superb for oily, acne-prone skin.  However, it does seem a bit drying to me in the winters or when my skin is having an occasional dry patches day.  I do have oily-combination skin, though, so oilier skin types might not find this an issue.  Any dryness I might feel after using this cleansing scrub does go away easily enough with moisturizing.
  • The scrub does take a bit of time to wash off - nothing too much but it does tend to stay on the skin longer than most other face washes I have tried.  I have to admit, though, I am a bit lazy and want stuff to just magically disappear off my face with random splashes of water 😂.
  • The consistency and formulation of the cleanser is perfect for everyday use as a facial foaming cleanser and mild exfoliation combo.  Regular use would ensure you have smoother, cleaner skin.
Overall, I find this an easy to use product that sorts out facial cleansing and mild exfoliation in one easy step.  You can also do a little DIY and make your own dual-action scrub cleanser - mix a cream-based face wash of your choice with a little bit of face scrub of your choice.  Just adjust the face wash to scrub ratio until you find the consistency you find perfect :) :)

Olay Dual Action Cleanser Pore Scrub - Ingredients WATER, SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE, GLYCERIN, OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM TRIDECETH SULFATE, SODIUM MYRISTOYL SARCOSINATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SORBITOL, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PEG-100, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, CITRIC ACID, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE, BHT, PANTHENOL, ASCORBIC ACID, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN.

19 comments:

  1. Try neutrogena's deep clean gentle cleanser - I use it every night without any problems :)

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  2. My sis loves it...but I will be getting the Neutrogena Wave, so I guess I won't be needing a scrub cleanser after that :) :) :)

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  3. ahaan..this looks nice..I have been using this "bebe young care" shine control face wash I bought in Germany. The contents and ingredients are all in German, so didn't know what was good in it. But, the mall lady recommended it, so I bought it. So far, I've really loved it. It has this green gel like liquid with dark green granules!! :D...really refreshing.

    I guess Olay has already launched so many products in India, they might be bringing this here soon!!

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  4. Never know...Bebe Young Care...where did you get this from? Me want to try too :)

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  5. I'm totally addicted to Pond's White Magic face wash.it leaves my oily skin squeaky clean without drying it out.plus it's cheap at 60 bucks.

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  6. Really? Pond's White Magic? Hmmm..I just wish I get a small tube to try first...60 Rs is good na..won't hurt to try :D

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  7. olayy?!?! :O it will give you black spots!:(

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  8. Bebe young care is some german brand!! :(.. I don't think it is available anywhere in India!!..BTW I bought lemongrass & ginger soa exfoliating bath scrub from health and glow!! :D...some discount going on in it.. he he...you can try it too.. There is green tea bath scrub also available!! :D - calicoaster

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  9. Heyy Cali...I went to HG at Garuda today...picked Vaseline Men's white face wash....:D :D :D :D and picked a peel off mask :D

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  10. Heyy Ikky..its 60 Rs..so I can try it and then courier it to you...:D :D :D :D

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  11. MagnaMater..am so sorry I just replied saying Cali..sorry cos I saw teh Bebe and immediately replied :-( Do tell me how the scrubs work out for you so I can get some too...they sound good

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  12. Grrr..me maha confused today..Ikky..no only the Olay we get in India is suited for dry skin....this one is perfect for oily skins and of course Olay didnt bother marketing it here!!!

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  13. Arey..magmanater is me only - calicoaster....ha ha ha!!!

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  14. I was logged into my blogger account, hence the comment got posted from magnamater name!! :P....

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  15. ok reading comments do help. MagnaMater = Cali! yay...

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  16. Would you believe that I have never tried a single Olay product?*shock shock*
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    grrrrrrrr...me not liking that you getting neutrogena wave *greenery all over* :P

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  17. But somehow the ones Olay markets here - total effects - it doesn't really target the oily skin problems...its all antiaging and stuff. These ones are so good..but doesn't look like they will be marketing in India.

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