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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30 comments:

  1. hey..

    i love this one and reviewed it too sometime back..excellent one na?

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  2. You did too?? OMG I did say I will snoop around..but I didn't know it will turn out true like this..heheheee :D I won't be buying anything else until I get really bored of this one :) :)

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  3. I have not liked anything of olay till now!! :( ..Olay white A bigggggggg disappointment. I am using olay total effects and it makes my skin so oily!! :( :( :(...Same experience with Neutrogena products too..grrrrrrrr!!

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  4. Olay worked wonders for my mom skin...i sent her this pack with the moisturizer and cleanser...and she truly loved it even my sister started using...I am so grateful that in India its possible to get things like this...i mean quality and good prices(if you cant afford YLS/EL/Dior/ you go to Clinique, too much? you go to Olay/Pounds, still could save, go to Lotus) its so amazing i truly love India and wanted to bring my whole family to live here :D ...in Brazil where i am from, believe me or not its very hard to spare money to get beauty products...and i see that on my mom skin, so whatever here i can find i sent them from biotique to clinique...i have a 5 year old sis and things for her are going way smoother :D but still being a older sis we never stop worrying =/

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  5. hi rads..looks gud thgh havent tried ne of OLAY prods..

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  6. @Deb

    So nice, your mom likes Olay! I donno what problem does it have with me. None of the products I've bought till now have suited me properly!! :( :(

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  7. Hii Sheetal..hmmm going by the comments here I won't recommend anything either, but it did work for me :D

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  8. Cali and Deb...Hiiii :) Know what Olay Total Effects cream..I am not too sure of. I have used it, and it worked great, but I have used the one without SPF. I am yet to find a moisturizer with SPF suiting my skin. I use non SPF moisturizer and no sunscreen indoors..outdoors Clinique Dermawhite. This cleanser though I loved and feel it would work, but never know, I could probably be wrong :D

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  9. Deb - I learn something new from your comments every day. Didn't know you are from Brazil :D and I didn't know its difficult getting skincare stuff there either! Makes me realize I should stop being so green about people who get to buy stuff when they go to US - at least I get so many good things in India :)

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  10. Cali - Is probably something in the moisturizer. And again, try a moisturizer without SPF like DDMG from Clinique - I don't know your skintype so am just random suggesting here - but I just notice so many moisturizers with SPF invariably cause pimples for me after a while :-(

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  11. Hehehehee Ikky...:D :D Ogre hugs to Deb

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  12. :D:D yeah and to you tooo!!!:D:D:D

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  13. Oh gals u r all so cute *hugs* =*

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  14. Oh yeah me from same place as half of Victoria Secrets' Angels the buggers make it harder for us to be plain...

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  15. hehehe :*:*:* you are (as Rati would say) fooper dooper cute!!! :D
    mmmwah!!!

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  16. Ya, you are supercute and adorable Deb! Hehehheeee..she called the Victoria Secrets girls buggers..me like her :D

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  17. Grrr..my phone died and I cannnot find my charger..grrrrrrrrrrr

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  18. hehehehehe yeaahhh sorry i ate your battery!!:P:P

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  19. I want to order this product in online.....I need the website

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  20. I used this cleanser for abt 10 days & it broke me out!! Also it left my skin feeling taut & stretchy. It looks like those vanishing creams like fair & lovely, which hv that pearly shine. I told d SA it wont suit me & thats what happened.
    All creams which hv this pearl like shine r vanishing creams & they never suit my combination/dry, acne prone sensitive skin. They always break me out. Even Vicco Turmeric is like that & that one also broke me out :(

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    1. Oh..I seem to be the only one this suits. I guess you have younger skin than I do :D

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