I really love Cetaphil as my every day/night face wash. I tried a new face wash because my Cetaphil cleanser had run out. That cleanser is the Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive skin. It is Oil-free (yes!), fragrance free (yes!), and soap free (yes!). Basically, this cleanser claimed the three things I look for in any face product.
The packaging is a thinly packaged tube where you can squeeze out the product. It looks like old packaging compared to their various skincare lines. I thought, why not try a foaming cleanser that does all the same things as my previous cleanser, so it will be a nice change for me.
Here are my thoughts…
I used it for a couple of days and ended up having to stop because it broke me out. I’m not completely sure if this is the culprit. (See: Coconut oil spray.) But while I was using it, I thought that the consistency of the gel to foam was not really cleaning my face but stripping it of its natural oils. It was strange because I thought it was drying, yet it had an oily texture when you put it on your skin as the foaming action happens.
I noticed that my skin looked bad and felt soft but tight on some areas of the clearer parts of my face. There were huge changes in the texture of my skin, and I did not appreciate it. There is no smell which was great.
Even if this was not the exact product that broke me out, I know for a fact that it did not improve my current complexion at the time. My face was never completely comfortable with this change. Therefore, I would not purchase because it probably broke me out or just didn’t help. I ended up going back to Cetaphil Cleanser and my face is almost back to normal. I will, however, try this cleanser when my face is at its oilest in the summer and update this post.
What is your skin type and favorite drugstore cleanser? I’d love to know as I am still looking for a good drugstore cleanser (besides Cetaphil.)