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Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths- reviewed and rejected

Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths
February 17, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 9 Comments
Carrie Underwood “can’t live without” Daily Facials. Or so claims Olay, for which the country star is the face of. Personally, I think Olay’s 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths look to be the result of industrial espionage gone wrong. Someone at P&G got hold of a prototype for Johnson & Johnson’s J Cloths and somehow they ended up in the beauty product division, instead of household cleaning. Simply put: they are unattractive items that I wouldn’t want to rub my face with.

Supposedly a cleanser, scrub, toner and mask all in one, Olay’s Facial Cloths ($5.99) are far from squeaky clean. The roster of ingredients kicks off with petrolatum. A by-product from oil production, it contains crystalline and liquid hydrocarbons. It needs to be refined in order to remove PHAs, which have been linked to cancer. I’m sure that Olay has, but I still wonder why it’s the dominant ingredient in a cleanser.

The cleansing stuff is provided by Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, an ingredient that also needs refining to rid it of nitrosamine, a carcinogen. The other sudser is cocamidopropyl betaine can cause allergic reactions. PEG-14M, an emulsifier, has 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen.

There are a few good things, such as aloe juice, chamomile and grape seed. But they don’t really outweigh the BHT, with its links to cancer, the neurotoxin, phenoxyethanol and a couple of parabens.

Carrie Underwood told Hollywood Life: “I’ve been using the Olay cleansing cloths since I was in college.” Sometimes brand spokespersons have been known to exaggerate their enthusiasm for a product. Let’s hope that’s the case here.

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-14M, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract**, Tocopheryl Acetate***, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Silica, Bht, Sodium Laurate. *Aloe Vera **Chamomile Extract ***Vitamin E Acetate *Aloe Vera **Extrait De Camomille ***Acétate De Vitamine E
  • May 11, 2018

    by Yeraldin

    I used these face wipes then the 2nd day i woke up with my face puffy and my skin burning and irritating me DONT USE THESE!!!!!!!!

  • March 31, 2018

    by Linsay

    I’ve been using this product for about 3-4 days the the last two days I’ve noticed I’ve had puffy eyes and today my face is in hives from using this product

  • February 19, 2018

    by Anna

    I used the 5 in 1 wipes once and in about an hour my face became itchy. A few hours after that, I developed red marks, which I believe are hives, on my face.

  • January 5, 2018

    by Carole

    After cleaning my face nightly with these wipes, I clean the sink. If this product will clean scum off the porcelain, what is it doing to my face? I've been using these wipes for a few years and have red marks on my cheeks, and went through the flaky eye skin problem; never attributed that to these wipes. Will stop using them immediately. Thanks to everyone for their comments.

  • March 21, 2017

    by Mindy

    You trust a name that has been around for decades ONLY to wind up with a HORRIBLE CHEMICAL BURN ON MY FACE! First I broke out in hives then ,blisters and my face started itching. It is so painful that I am going to my Dr today. I hope permanent scaring on my face.
    I have decided to buy natural organic products for my skin and STOP PUTTING CHEMICALS ON MY FACE. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!

  • October 13, 2015

    by Cindy

    I used these wipes for five days in a row...on the fifth day my eyes were swollen and my eyelids burned....and red and flaky under my eye! I was surprised this happened and disappointed because I use olay products and never had a problem. I switched to Neutrogena to clean mk y face and remove makeup.

  • July 6, 2015

    by Mary

    I used the Olay wipes, for three months which appeared to have been successful. Developed irritate itch hives and have since stopped using the product. Yet another 'matter of time' product, till when I get a sensitive reaction. Very disappointed. Visit to dermatologist confirmed my findings.

  • December 20, 2013

    by Laurel Palmer

    I am suspecting that olay 4 in 1 facial cloths did the same thing to me. I got these red burn marks under my eyes and thought it was an eye infection. I threw away all of my makeup that was over 6 months old. I washed with neutrogena cleanser instead for awhile and no problems. Then I washed with the facial cloths last night and ended up with my under eyes burned up and red again. Beware.

  • March 4, 2013

    by Jennifer Clarke

    I used olay 4 in 1 facial wash cloth two days ago and I am still deaingl with the damage it done to my face red spots and burning

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