Saturday, March 21, 2015

Olay Fresh Effects - Out Of This Swirled Review

Hey y'all!  Today I have a new favorite cleanser that I've been using for the past few months.  Dare I call it a holy grail product?  However, this doesn't just function as a deep pore cleanser it exfoliates as well. 

I found a great deal on this a while back & purchased it before even doing any research.  With my skin being a tad bit sensitive and UBER oily, I tend to look at reviews before buying anything.  I also tend to look to see where I can get the best deal first, but something made me snatch this up.  I figured that if I found it wouldn't work for me that I could just go ahead and return it, but if it turned out to be a wonderful product that I'd kick myself for not grabbing it at a steal.

As soon as I got home, I looked at a few videos and websites, but nothing stated what skin type this worked for.  So, I went ahead and took the plunge.  This is available in 3 different scents (I think the scent is the only difference in the products) and the one I got is Honeysuckle & White Tea.  It does have a light floral scent, but after using this for a few months I don't even notice it anymore.  It doesn't seem to irritate my skin either.  That's just one of the many reasons that I'm obsessed.

As you can see, this product is swirled.  Those are moisture rich swirls and exfoliating microbead ribbons.  Unlike most exfoliators, this has teeny tiny microbeads that you can barely even feel.  They seem to do the job without making it feel like you're using sandpaper or ground nut shells on your face.

On the top of the bottle is a pump, and one pump is all you need.  One amazing feature of the packaging is that as you use the product there's a disc that forces the product up from the bottom.  So you're getting every last bit of cleanser out of this and not wasting anything or having to cut it open to get the last few uses out.  This was included in my monthly empties for December, so you can see there how it actually looks when empty.  I was only half way through that bottle before buying this 2nd one that I'm on now.  I may even try the other scents.

Now about that holy grail status.  I've been using this daily for a few months.  While I do still have a little oil production throughout the day, it's not nearly as bad as it usually is.  I have found a few other things that work well for my particular skin, but none that exfoliate as well.  So I get that double whammy of a deep clean with light exfoliation that is gentle enough to use daily.  Best of all, it's oil free.  I would still suggest using a makeup remover before using this at the end of the day as it's not the best at breaking down some of that stubborn stuff like eyeliner or mascara.

I can't say how this would work for other skin types, but I can say that I feel this is great for oily skin.  Especially when used in conjunction with a moisturizer that I will have a review of up soon.  My skin isn't perfect, but it looks and feels way better than it has in a long time.

This bottle is 5 fl oz. and the MSRP is $5.99.  You can see more info(or even purchase) HERE on the Olay website.  I've also seen this in most retail location where the Olay Fresh Effects products are sold.  I plan to start stocking up on this. 

What is your favorite cleanser? Olay Product?


  1. Great to hear that it works well with oily skin. I have dry skin myself but I've always been intrigued by this product.

  2. I have super oily skin as well, so I will definitely have to check this out!


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