4.3
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Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash

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Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
 
4.3

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (5)
  • Leaves clean feel (5)
  • Moisturizing (5)
  • Not greasy (5)
  • Balances skin (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All skin types (4)
  • Daily use (3)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
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    • I received a sample (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Olay Gives My Skin a Clean Slate

Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser is a soap-free facial wash that lathers as well as any soap. I think it's the perfect daily cleanser for all but the oiliest skin types. It gives my skin...Read complete review

Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser is a soap-free facial wash that lathers as well as any soap. I think it's the perfect daily cleanser for all but the oiliest skin types. It gives my skin a clean slate before using my toner and moisturizer.

Effectiveness
Once I've finished washing with Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser, my normal-to-oily skin feels clean, soft, and perfectly balanced.  My skin never ends up feeling stripped, nor do I feel any irritating residue. On the rare occasions that I wear heavier eye makeup, I use an eye makeup remover first and then follow with Olay Foaming wash with excellent results.

Ease of Application
The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle of Olay cleanser is that the white liquid felt soft and luxurious.  Just a small amount mixed with water creates an abundant lather so I know this bottle is going to last awhile. Usually, soap-free cleansers don't lather up that well even when they claim to have foaming action, but Olay is the first brand I've used that really does.

Scent
I don't actually have sensitive skin, but I tend to only use facial washes that are gentle and non-irritating, which means they need to be fragrance-free. Olay doesn't add fragrance to the formula which makes this a gentle facial wash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for my Sensitive Skin.

Me, being on the search recently for a new facial cleanser, decided to give Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser, Sensitive Skin a try. I had heard a lot of positive feedback from various friends...Read complete review

Me, being on the search recently for a new facial cleanser, decided to give Olay Foaming Facial Cleanser, Sensitive Skin a try. I had heard a lot of positive feedback from various friends and other sources, and I have always been fond of the Olay brand of products and entrusting them with my skincare.

I found it in the store, and immediately really liked the fact that the plastic bottle had a pump. This was important to me as not to have to clammer with a bar of soap and then lather up. The bottle had a simple design which was attractive to the eye too.

I got home and tried it that night in my shower. I used one full pump of the facial cleanser, and set about lathering it nicely in my hands and also cleansing my face. The product had a very strange smell (I cannot for the life of me place what it is- it was almost chemical). I rinsed the product off of my face and my face did NOT feel clean. The back of the bottle says it is effective for removing makeup as well, and this simply is not the fact with just one pump of product. So, I set about another round of product to cleanse my face. Again with the odd chemical smell, and a little bit of burning. I rinsed my face thoroughly, and my face still felt very dry even after I applied my moisturizer. I even got itchy red patches on my skin and a few zits- which I never get.

It is my experience that I would not recommend this product to someone with sensitive skin. Stick with a bar of gentle, moisturizing soap like Dove and steer clear of this product.

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5.0

olay sensitive foaming face wash

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from 125 collins path apt 5

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Dry Skin

Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

i love the way this product makes my skin feel and look and the way it looks after each use i use it day and night it smells amazing and makes my skin glow its by far the best product of olay i have ever used i will purchase this item again and recommend it to my friends and family its amazing

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5.0

olay sensitive skin foaming face wash

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from Gunlock, Ky

About Me Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Dry Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

I love the way this product makes my skin feel and the way it looks after each use. I Use it each morning and at night before bedtime. The foaming action from this product gives your face and the smell is amazing. It is one of the best products Olay has released. I will definitely purchase it again.I will also recommend it to my friemds and family.

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4.0

For a clean skin

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from Nueva Esparta VENEZUELA.

About Me Brand Buyer

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Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Daily Use

Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

This foam keeps my skin clean of any impurities and is not greasy

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  • I received a sample
 
5.0

I love this product!!!!!

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from South Windsor CT

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

    I have tried many products on my skin. My skin breaks out with most products and I was at my wits end. My prayers were answered when I found olay sensitive foaming face wash. My face has never looked and felt so good. I don't have the dryness like I did with many other products. I will be buying this from now on.

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    5.0

    used it since I was 18...

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    from San Antonio PR PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      My skin feels very clean and refreshed. Buy them every time I can.

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      5.0

      I love this product.

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      from Searcy, AR

      About Me Budget Buyer

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      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Doesn't always remove all eye make up

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      Buy this product

       
      5.0

      I love this facial cleanser. Great cleanser without over drying.

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      from Campobello, SC

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      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      Gentle foaming cleanser without over drying. I love the feel of this cleanser.

      Effectiveness
      I have been very pleased with this product. It provides gentle cleansing without overdrying my skin.

      Ease of Application
      Easy to use. I apply to my hand and mix with water and it lathers well.

      Scent
      Very mild scent.

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      4.0

      Not clean enough for me

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      from USA

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      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      I bought this product because there was a sale and I needed a face wash. I used the whole bottle so as not to waste it, but it was not what I am looking for in a face wash.

      Packaging: The bottle is nice and large, with a flip lid and a small pour hole. It is easy to get and use even when hands are wet or you cant see because your face is dripping wet.

      Product: It was sufficient but nothing special. Very light scent, nice foaming action. But it was kindof thin and watery and I prefer a thicker, creamier face wash. It did not take off my makeup very well and did nothing special for my skin. I do not have a lot of zits, but sometimes get a few and this did not help clear. I did not feel like my skin was super clean after, although it was definitely cleaner.

      Overall, I would say this is an adequate product. Maybe only buy if it is on sale or you have a coupon, otherwise try something with a bit more power to make skin feel extra clean.

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      5.0

      Great face wash!

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      from Columbia, SC

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      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      Most facial products make my skin break out or too dry, but this is perfect for me. I'm 44 and my skin gets super-dry, even in the summer. I always say it's not fair to have to use zit creme & old-lady moisturizer at the same time, and with this cleanser, I don't have any breakouts! (I do use thick moisturizer, though.) I love this stuff!

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      3.0

      Left an oily residue.

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      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash:

      Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash left an oily residue on my skin, which was somewhat difficult to get off even with another cleanser. I found it to be very heavy and creamy, which I thought would be a good thing since it might be less likely to dry my face out, but it went the other direction and was too oily for me. I actually ended up giving it to my husband to use when he had a sunburn, and he liked it well enough and used the entire bottle.

      Effectiveness
      This was an effective product in that it got my skin clean, but it just made me feel greasy. I tried it a few times to make sure it wasn't just a weird skin day, but it did it every time.

      Ease of Application
      This product is very easy to apply. I like the shape of the bottle, and you can squeeze out just the right amount without overdoing it. It lathers fairly well, but not great. However, it doesn't feel like it rinses off all that well.

      Scent
      The scent is nice, as with most Olay products.

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