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Olay

Wet Cleansing Cloths, Normal

30.00 cloths for $ 5.99
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Cleansing cloths seem to be a popular product category for Olay because they sell more than any other company, except for companies that sell baby wipes. This formula is one you can use without rinsing because it doesn’t contain detergent cleansing agents or fragrance, as many others from Olay do. (You should never leave detergent cleansing agents on your skin because they are potentially irritating and can break down skin if left on.) This one is fine for normal to dry skin if you aren’t wearing heavy makeup.

Pros:
  • Lightly cleanses and refreshes skin.
  • Doesn’t leave a residue of detergent cleansing agents.
  • Doesn’t require rinsing, making them great for use on the go or when a fresh water source isn’t convenient.
Cons:
  • Not adept at removing full makeup.
  • The advertised vitamin E it is supposed to contain is at best a mere dusting, and barely present.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Olays Wet Cleansing ClothsNormal Skin thoroughly cleanse skin with a lift and lock texture that holds on to dirt and make-upeven waterproof mascara. At the same time, with light moisturizers and vitamin E, it leaves skin feeling touchably soft.

Water, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Butylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.

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