OlayClean & Mild Make-Up Remover Cloths
20 towelette for $7.99
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Although these cleansing cloths contain gentle cleansing agents, the "mild" portion of the name is one to question because of the fragrance it contains. Although the amount is low, fragrance isn't skin care, and it shouldn't be in any product labeled as gentle or mild.

That aside, these cloths do an OK job of removing light makeup without leaving a residue. If your plan is to use these to remove a full face of makeup (including mascara), think again, because these cloths won't cut it. If anything, the cleansing agents (or, rather, lack thereof) are best used in the morning (when you're not wearing makeup to just refresh your face) for those with normal to slightly dry skin. Otherwise, if cleansing cloths appeal to you, Olay (and Pond's) have more effective options for the same price.

  • Very gentle cleansing agents steeped in a soft, disposable cloth.
  • Can be expensive (you'll be replacing these in less than three weeks if you use one cloth daily).
  • Not effective for removing eye makeup or long-wearing formulas.
  • Inclusion of fragrance negates the gentle and mild claims (though the cleansing agents are mild).
Last Updated:12.10.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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Gentle everyday cleansing with aloe vera. Soft cleansing pockets gently lift away dirt, make-up and even waterproof mascara to leave the skin clean, soft and smooth.
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance
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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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