See All Facial Cleansers

Olay Foaming Face Wash - Sensitive Skin

*Est. $5 for 7 oz.
Reviewed
October 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin

Pros
  • Gentle
  • Fragrance-free
  • Removes makeup
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Hard to rinse off
Where to Buy
 

Reviewers recommend Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin for those with dry and/or sensitive skin. The formula is oil-free, soap-free and fragrance-free, and users say it gently cleanses away all traces of dirt, oil and makeup, though some say a makeup remover may be needed for heavy eye makeup. While this is true of most facial cleansers, reviewers say stronger cleansers, like Philosophy Purity Made Simple (*Est. $20 for 8 oz.), do a better job of removing heavy makeup though they are not formulated for sensitive skin. Users say Olay doesn't strip the skin of moisture, however. It contains glycerin, which draws moisture to the skin, as well as gentle foaming detergents. Some reviewers say it leaves a slight residue on the skin, but others say rinsing for a tad longer solves the problem.

We found the best review of Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin at Beautypedia.com, skin-care expert Paula Begoun's online database of beauty product reviews, where she rates products on the efficacy of their ingredients. About.com also reviews the cleanser, though not as thoroughly, recommending it as the best option for sensitive skin. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com are also helpful.

Where To Buy
Olay Sensitive Foaming Face Wash, 6.8 fl. oz. (Pack of 2)

 (23 reviews)
Buy new: $9.98 $6.80   11 New from $6.80

In Stock.

 

Our Sources

1. Beautipedia.com

Paula Begoun gives Olay Foaming Face Wash her highest rating because it is gentle and fragrance-free, making it suitable for sensitive skin or those battling rosacea. She says that it removes makeup easily and doesn't leave any residue.

Review: Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin by Olay, Paula Begoun, Sept. 13, 2011

2. About.com

About.com's beauty guide, Julyne Derrick, calls Olay Foaming Face Wash the best cleanser for sensitive skin. She describes it as a "basic drugstore cleanser" with no harsh ingredients. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)

Review: Best Cleansers for Every Skin Type, Julyne Derrick

3. MakeupAlley.com

Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin is among the top-rated facial cleansers at MakeupAlley.com, garnering more than 300 reviews with a high overall rating. Users say it's gentle and doesn't dry out the skin. Some say it leaves a bit of a film behind, but others say rinsing for a bit longer takes care of the problem.

Review: Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com

4. TotalBeauty.com

User reviews at TotalBeauty.com are similar to those found at other consumer websites. The 200-plus reviewers here say that Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive Skin is gentle and cleans thoroughly without drying the skin. Most also love the affordable price of Olay.

Review: Olay Foaming Face Wash Sensitive Skin, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com

Facial Cleansers Runners Up:

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser *Est. $10.50 for 16 oz.

4 picks including: Drugstore.com, Real Simple…

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser *Est. $10.50 for 16 oz.

2 picks including: Good Housekeeping, Drugstore.com…

Olay Foaming Face Wash - Sensitive Skin *Est. $5 for 7 oz.

2 picks including: About.com, MakeupAlley.com…

Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser *Est. $9 for 6 oz.

2 picks including: Allure, PaulasChoice.com…

image
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 16 fl oz.
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $19.99 $10.25   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash -- 6 fl oz
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $8.99 $3.90   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 16 oz.
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $13.99 $10.75   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Olay Sensitive Foaming Face Wash, 6.8 fl. oz. (Pack of 2)
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $9.98 $6.80   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, 6 Fluid Ounce
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $8.99 $7.19   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover-6 oz
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $7.99 $6.44   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser, 8.0 Fluid Ounce
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $7.99 $3.32   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
L'Oreal Paris Go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser, 6.0 Fluid Ounce
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $4.39 $3.05   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit, 6 Ounce
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $10.69 $1.99   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Eucerin - Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser For Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free - 6.8 oz. CLEARANCE PRICED
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $10.99 $6.46   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (25 wipes)
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $7.19 $2.87   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
Philosophy By Philosophy - Microdelivery Micro-massage Exfoliating , 8 oz
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $41.47 $19.99   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
image
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 6.7 fl. oz.
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
Average Customer Review:  
image
St. Ives, Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, 6oz
Buy from Amazon.com
from Amazon.com
New: $4.69 $0.33   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  

Back to top