Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser

I have combination-oily skin.  While there are tons of explanation for this skintype, what I mean by the term "combination-oily" is in summers and if I am out a lot, my skin tends to get very oily and is prone to getting acne attacks quite easily.  On the other hand, if I am just staying at home and/or it's winters and/or if I stay in a non-humid place, then my skin can dry patches, especially around my mouth.  Now, this might also be a sign that my skin needs some internal rehydration, but it also means that I prefer cleansers that can do an effective cleaning without drying out my skin.  An excellent example of this kind of cleanser is the Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser that I picked up in India (have not seen it in the US).


olay total effects foaming cream cleanser oily combination skin face wash reviews ingredients

I wanted a more affordable alternative to the Shiseido cleanser I had sampled (here), and this seemed a good enough match (good enough to me, that is).  The packaging is a tube with a flip-open cap - convenient to use but do pack separately while traveling or carrying around in the bag to avoid accidental opening and/or spillage.

olay total effects foaming cream cleanser oily combination skin face wash reviews ingredients
olay total effects foaming cream cleanser oily combination skin face wash reviews ingredients


The cleanser is a white, mousee-type cleanser.  It's quite gentle and does not dry my skin out, yet it does a good job of getting all the bad dirt out.  Clean without being dry at all.  Though marketed for those looking for antiaging, I feel this is perfect for just about anyone.  Not for the superoily-skinned person, maybe, but for normal and/or combination skin this seems perfect.


Cost:  Rs. 125/50 g

Ingredients:  Water, glycerin, myristic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, potassium hydroxide, lauric acid, polyquartenium-10, DMDM hydantoin, fragrance, tetrasodium etidronate, pentasodium pentetate, iodopropynyl butylcarbanate, niacinamide.

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