OlayTotal Effects Lathering Cleansing Cloths
30 cloths for $7.99
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These emollient, fragranced cleansing cloths produce a mild lather, which many will appreciate despite the fact that lather isn’t what’s getting your skin clean. The anti-aging benefits said to be built into each cloth are Olay’s standard assortment of state-of-the-art ingredients, including niacinamide and green tea. Although the formula steeped onto these cleansing cloths is designed to be left on skin, you’re better off rinsing to complete the cleansing process, so the anti-aging ingredients don’t count for much. Even if you left the residue on your face, there are far more elegant ways to treat skin to beneficial ingredients. These cleansing cloths are best for normal to dry skin. The tiny amount of salicylic acid is incapable of exfoliating, while the small amount of witch hazel extract isn’t cause for concern.

Last Updated:12.12.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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You'll love Total Effects Lathering Cleansing Cloths because it has these 7 anti-aging cleansing benefits in each cloth: Thorough Cleansing, Visible Pore Refinement, Gentle Exfoliation, Line Minimization, Tone Enhancement, Texture Refinement, Nourishing Moisturization


Petrolatum, PEG-100, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocoamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cyclodextrin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-14M, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Salicylic Acid, Witch Hazel Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Polyquarternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Disodium-EDTA, Methylparaben, Sodium Magnesium/Diisobutylene Copolymer, Silica, BHT, Sodium Laurate

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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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