I bought a tube of Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser after being really wowed by Olay’s 7-in-One moisturiser.
Olay’s Total Effects Foaming Cleanser is packaged in a 100g silver and black squeeze tube. The back of the tube says, “Helps remove excess oil, gets rid of dirt, removes make-up. Gentle on skin, doesn’t over dry. Helps lift away dull surface skin. Non-comedogenic.” Looking at the ingredients list, this product does contain SLS.
The face wash comes out of the tube as a thick white paste. The directions on the tube say, “Dispense a small amount into the hands. Add water and work into a lather. Massage gently onto face and neck. Rinse thoroughly.” When they say small amount, they mean small. I need slightly less than the size of a pea to work up a good lather to wash my face, neck and décolletage.
With this cleanser, you definitely do need to work up a good lather in your hands before applying it to your face, otherwise it doesn’t cleanse very well. On days where I’ve worn a full face of make-up with long-wear eyeliner, I have had to double cleanse with this product, or use an oil cleanser before the foaming cleanser.
This product reminds me a lot of Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Foaming face wash. It has the same consistency and a very similar smell.
I would consider purchasing another tube of this in the future, although at the moment, I have my eye on a different brand (one I haven’t used before) and would like to try their cleanser first.
Olay Total Effects Foaming Cleanser is available from Countdown stores, Life Pharmacies and Chemist Warehouse.