Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Product Review: Olay Purifying Mud Lathering Cleanser

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Olay
Name: Purifying Mud Lathering Cleanser
Size: 150 mL
Price: approx. $12.50 CAD

I used to try to make time for a weekly "at home" mask treatment - either a home-made mask or a store-bought one. I've found both are effective in their own ways and help to keep my oily skin down to a minimum.

This new product from Olay combines the mud mask treatment with a daily face wash routine.

"Olay Purifying Mud Lathering Cleanser deep cleans to purify skin’s surface with the cleansing power of a mask in a daily cleansing form...helps to remove 2times the
dirt and make-up than basic cleansing (based on removal of waterproof make-up vs. the leading beauty bar) The product lathers and rinses like a daily cleanser for thoroughly purified, clean skin." (from press release)

To Purr About:
- lathers up very quickly (I used it in the shower)
- minimal scent
- rinces off easily
- no need to wait for the "mud mask" to dry
- left my face squeaky clean

Claws Out:
- a little drying
- left my skin feeling slightly "rubbery"
- needed to moisturize as soon as I stepped out of the shower because my face felt dry and tight

Final Comments:
I did love the way this product lathered up quickly and I didn't need to use very much of it and was still able to thoroughly cleanse my face and neck. It rinses off easily and completely. What I didn't care for was how dry it made my skin feel. Right after rinsing, my face was "squeaky" clean - I ran my hand over my face and it wasn't silky smooth but very, VERY clean feeling. After using the product, I definitely needed to moisturize as it left my skin feeling tight and a little dry.

I would definitely use this cleanser again because it did a great job of cleaning my skin, but I think it may be too drying for my skin type to be used daily.

Rating (out of 5):

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Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten.

image: press kit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a bit drying, but a wonderful cleanser. Light, pleasant smell, very silky and smooth. You only need to use a tiny amount of this, VERY tiny. It lathers nice!

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