Review: Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser
I’m on the search for a new face wash. Something that’s more hydrating and less drying. I’m currently using PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash (10%). It works to clean my skin, but it can be drying sometimes. Still, I want something that doesn’t dry my skin out the more I use it. I’m looking for a more moisturizing facial cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin. So! I found Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. The purpose of this cream cleanser is to gently exfoliate the skin, prepping it for other collagen peptide 24 products (sorry, this was the only product I purchased from the collagen peptide 24 line), contains niacinamide (vitamin b3) and collagen peptides. It’s fragrance-free, phthalates-free, mineral oil free, and free of synthetic dyes. Now here’s my experience with this face wash!
This is a cream cleanser, and it truly really is. The texture of the product is soft, creamy, and smooth. I was really excited to use it because of this. When applied to the skin, it feels soft and moisturizing. What I expected from a cream cleanser. It feels so creamy and dreamy on the skin. It stung my skin just a little bit. I wonder if it’s due to the salicylic acid that it contains. Yes, it contains salicylic acid, which helps to exfoliate the skin within the pores! I wonder if it’ll be good for acne! I haven’t found a salicylic acid product that works on my skin just yet. This cream cleanser also contains tiny little granules to exfoliate the skin. It’s not harsh on the skin at all. The creaminess of the cleanser prevents the granules from being too rough on the skin. I don’t think it did anything for my skin, so it was just there. It didn’t irritate my skin.
Other than that, I really liked how it felt on my skin. It didn’t dry out my skin and left it feeling hydrated after rinsing the product off. But, unfortunately, it didn’t leave my skin feeling clean. There was a thin layer of product left behind on my skin. So this face wash felt too lubricating and fatty on my skin. It contains fatty alcohols, such as stearyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol. I like the niacinamide and peptides, but it’s obviously not the right facial cleanser for my skin type. I ended up with clogged pores due to it not rinsing off clean. This was within a couple of days of using it. I love how the cleanser feels gentle on the skin and moisturizes my skin, but I need something that cleans my skin thoroughly. I guess I’m back to PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash.
Pros & Cons
- Contains salicylic acid, niacinamide, peptides
- Feels gentle on the skin
- Leaves the skin feeling hydrated
- Stings a bit
- Leaves a thin film on the skin
- Doesn’t clean the skin well
- Clogs pores
I didn’t get to use the facial cleanser long enough to see if the salicylic acid in this product did anything for my acne. Well, that’s too bad, lol. But, overall, the cleanser was just too heavy for my skin type. I have oily skin, but I was dealing with some skin dryness. I thought this facial cleanser could help a bit with the dryness. Nope. I developed more breakouts due to it not cleaning my skin good enough. So, I won’t purchase it again. It seems like it could work for someone with normal or dry skin without any skin issues. It’s not for me. Moving on…
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