I have sensitive skin and no matter how much I try to protect, my skin is always angry on me and showing its rage through rashes and allergies! I can hardly please my skin. Recently, while browsing through the face washes area, I saw this face wash which is especially meant for sensitive skin, and I could totally feel my skin nagging to get it. So, I bought it and for the last two weeks I am using it daily. And, today I am going to review that face wash i.e. Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin for you guys.
Product Description: Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin is specially formulated for the special needs of sensitive skin. It removes dirt, oil, makeup without over-drying your skin. The cleanser refreshes and also cares for your skin by helping it retain its natural moisture as it cleans, giving you a fresh and clean appearance. Formula contains aloe extracts, is soap-free, fragrance-free and dye-free.
Price & Quantity: Rs. 69 for 50g.
Ingredients: Water, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Glycerine, PEG-120, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, PEG-150, Pentaerylthrityl Tetrastearate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.
Usage Direction: Wet your hands and face. Dispense foaming face wash into your hands. Add water, work into a lather, and massage onto your face and neck. Rinse off with water.
Shelf Life: 3 years.
My Experience with Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin:
Packaging: Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin comes in a small tube packaging with a flip open cap at the bottom. The packaging is nothing fancy and it is quite hygienic.
Texture & Smell: The texture of this face wash is a rich runny liquid. It is not much thick and that is a challenge to take out the right amount onto my hands as a lot can come out at once. Though the liquid consistency is runny, yet when mixed with water, it lathers pretty well.
Now, about the smell; it is described that as this is for sensitive skin, it is fragrance-free. And, yes it is. But there is a weird smell which my sensitive nose didn’t like at all! And, in my opinion, a little fragrance would not hurt that much! :P
My Take: I am using this face wash for the last couple of week. And the first impressive point about this face wash is, it is very much hydrating. After washing my face with this face wash, I do not feel the urge to use any cream or moisturizer or serum! I survive staying long hours in AC room also without feeling even a little bit of stretchy feel on my skin. I thought, this effect was the best and I am glad they made something very effective for sensitive skin.
I have combination skin, with T-zone oily. After a few hours of using this face wash, my T-zone starts to feel oily. I do not expect this face wash to work against my oiliness as this face wash is for normal/ sensitive skin.
It lathers pretty well and washes off well too. It leaves a tiny bit of the slippery film on my skin which is next to unnoticeable. It removes oil and dirt very well as any other face wash. It also removes makeup, but not totally. Only a small amount is enough for washing face and neck, thus one 50g file will go at least 5 months.
The Good Points:
- Very much suitable for sensitive skin.
- Does not sting eyes.
- Removes dirt and oil.
- Lathers well.
- One file goes long way.
- Makes skin soft and fresh.
- Easily available (Online and in shops).
The Not-so-Good Points:
- Bad and weird smell.
My Rating: 4.3/5.
My Recommendation: I do not believe that Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin is chemical-free but I can say it is less harmful for sensitive skin. It works well as a face wash and it does not sting my eyes or harm my sensitive skin. It is surely a gentle face wash that can be used without any worries. My sensitive skin loves it and I would definitely recommend this face wash!