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Thursday
Jul202006

Hated It.

I really hate to bad mouth a product, but I have to let you know what a mess my face was after only changing one thing over the weekend.

You see, I was out of town, and the cleanser I brought with me spilled all out of the tube.Crying. On a small island, I had no other choice to go to the only store where they stocked only Olay beauty products. The only cleanser-type product were the Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths.

olay_facials.jpgBasically, the cloths look and feel like a baby wipe - wet.  And two cloths seem to come out at once - every time. So I took this as a cue to use two at a time. One for the inital wash, and the second to use for what was left behind - which was always mascara. After two cleansings with the cloths, most seemed to have come off.

Ok, they smelled sort of pretty, and without too much effort, they removed my makeup and traces of dirt from my face.  

The next morning, my face felt tight. More tight then even in the dead of winter. I thought it could be de-hyrated from traveling, so I tried to be careful to use extra moisturizer and drink extra water to re-hydrate my skin. To no avail, my face almost hurt by the end of the day.

I used the cloths again that night, and the next. By the third day, I was practically panicing, as my face felt like sandpaper, and I had a few small pimples forming on my forehead and chin. I have never had a problem with pimples or acne - and I cannot believe that these cloths alone could be doing this to me. I was so dry, and that is usually never a cause for a breakout. I thought it could be the water, but hey, I was not having the problem anywhere else - only on my face. And I have not tried anything else new.

I immediately stopped using the cloths, and used my shower gel to wash my face. I know the shower gel is too harsh for facial skin, but I had no choice.  In less than 12 hours, my face wasn't feeling as tight, and my red spots were going away.

I have never been so upset about a product before, and like I said, I hate to talk so negatively about something, but it is my experience, and it was just so bad, that it had to be shared.

I am looking into the ingredients, or the make up of the cloth itself as to what could be the culprit. I will let you know my results.

Reader Comments (4)

Wow - I'm sorry to hear that! Are those the ones that are pre-moistened? I've used the Olay Cleansing Cloths (the ones you have to wet) for years and have always loved them.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Although it can be hard to write negative reviews, I think it is just as important to write a negative review about a product as it is to write a positive review - after all you might have saved a ton of us from an uncomfortable experience.

I was thinking about buying some Olay cleansing clothes, but based on your review I'm not - the last thing I need is drier skin, and breakouts.

I can't believe the shower gel was better than the oil of olay! Do you mind telling us what kind it was! I'd love to know.
These cloths were the Pre-Moistened Cloths. They felt just like baby wipes.

And the shower gel I used was from Cake Beauty called "It's A Slice" - review coming soon.
I also had the same experience as you with the regular Express cleansing cloths and threw them out. However, I bought the same product in the "sensitive skin" formulation for a camping trip and I found that I like them so much they've replaced my regular daily cleanser. If you like the convenience but not the stinging/drying, try the version for sensitive skin.

Amanda

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