Pros: good company
Cons: not a great feeling, my skin didn't love
I enjoy using a lot of Oil of Olay products, and many of them have been the few products I've found to not irritate my sensitive skin and face. I purchased Oil Of Olay Warming Deep Purifying Facial Cleanser because I wanted to try something new, and the deep purifying idea sounded like a good thing. I've always been curious about the idea that this company makes facial products that now "warm" the skin as well.
This product comes in a white and purple 4.2 oz squeeze bottle with flip top lid. The product inside is white and a little gritty. It's pretty easy to use, but I notice the tube gets kind of thin and squishy quick. I don't really love this type, and prefer the other items from them I've purchased in a pump tube.
From the company:
"Olay Warming Deep Purifying Cleanser purifies and clarifies skin down to the pores. Its warming technology activates when it comes into contact with water to deeply warm skin and relax pores. The micro-bead formula, with green tea and witch hazel, purifies by removing impurities better than basic cleansing and gently exfoliates to clarify skin texture.
Oil Free. Non-Drying."
To use you simply squeeze out a little product, dispense in hands, and rub on your face. I usually use this in the shower so that I can rinse it right off.
Warming? I found this statement to be very true. It's actually very odd. The product, when in contact with the water, heats up. This lasts only maybe 30 seconds, and is warming, not unbearable. To re-activate the warmth you can rewet your hands and rub around the product on your face again. Since I purchased and used this product in colder months, I found the warming effect to be okay, but not exceptionally comforting. It didn't make me feel warm as, say, actually being in the shower under hot water. It actually warmed my hands more than anything - unless I plopped a clump of this stuff on first, the act of spreading it out on my hands to get ready to apply to my face gave me a good sense of the warmth I would feel. I cannot imagine I'd enjoy this product in the hot, southern summers - usually by then I'm looking for anything minty and cooling!
Deep Purifying? Well I actually found this product a little drying more than anything. Another reason I purchased it was because I had been reading more on witch hazel and how it can be used as an astringent. But I did not feel that this particular combination of ingredients worked really well with my skin - it's been the first Oil Of Olay cleaner to actually dry out my skin some and cause some breakouts. I didn't like all of the alcohols listed in this product either.
I didn't find myself really liking Oil Of Olay Warming Deep Purifying Facial Cleanser, and I've used up half of the tube so far. I cannot get myself to finish it. I think I might just toss it in the trash. I don't find it soothing to be warmed, and I don't really want to keep rewetting my face to get a "special feeling" over and over again! It's not a product I can use daily, so I resorted to using it 1-2 times a week, but even then I am was still noticing small breakouts erupting, where I usually have none. This is not a product that I personally recommend, plan to purchase again, or even plan to finish the bottle of!
Ingredients: PEG-4, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, PEG/PPG-300/55 COPOLYMER, OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, DIOEOYLETHYL HYDROXYETHYLMONIUM METHOSULFATE, ALCOHOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE, METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT, PROPYLPARABEN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, FERRIC AMMONIUM FERRACYANIDE, RED 30