“ Brand: Olay / Type: Cleanser / Subcategory: Mousse / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, Moisturizes, „
I spotted this little can of mousse in a pound store recently and was keen to try it out - it seemed like an original idea. The can is 150g and looks nice and simple. I haven't seen it in any other shops so it may be tricky to find.
I use the product in the shower. The can needs a good shake before application, and one little squeeze is enough - as the mousse expands it's really easy to dispense too much.
The mousse is very light and fluffy and feels pleasant. It's quite easy to apply to the skin, but it doesn't feel quite as effective as a gel or cream cleanser - it's a bit too fluffy to give that deep clean feeling. It rinses off very easily, but does leave skin feeling a little tight - a good dollop of moisturiser is definitely required afterwards.
Overall, this was a great buy for a quid and, as you really need to dispense only a tiny amount, I think this small can will last a very long time making it fantastic value for money. But realistically, I probably wouldn't buy it again as it didn't feel like it really offered the deep cleaning I would prefer.
I bought this mousse from a local chemist approximately two months ago now. It was on offer which is the reason I picked up this can in particular. I have combination skin that is alternately greasy and dry, so I'm always after a good quality face wash to help combat these problems. Olay is a good brand name and I thought I would be safe with one of their products.
The Moisture Replenshing Mousse is the first Olay product I've used, and I've not be too disappointed with it. When actually using the mousse, a little goes a long way as the foam expands immediately - you don't need to stand and shake the can for half an hour like you do with some hair mousses. It feels a little strange to use a cleanser that is already foamy rather than something that you have to work up into a lather, but it doesn't take long to get used to that.
I have found that this mousse does moisturise my skin nicely. However, I find that it cannot be totally effective as there is no abrasive agent in this product at all. You can slap on as much moisturiser as you wish but, after a point, it will do no good if you don't slough off the dead skin cells too!
In order to get around this problem I have taken to using an alternative cleanser one day, and then this product the day after. I repeat this cycle allowing my skin to have contact with a moisture-rich cleanser and then an exfoliating cleanser in turn.
I actually picked up this cleansing mousse in my local pound shop recently and felt I'd got myself a real bargain. I've had a good look for it since in Boots and not been able to see it anywhere, although it is available on Amazon for around £4. It comes in a turquoise/green coloured bottle which especially appealed to my as I love that kind of colour.
The mousse is supposed to rehydrate your skin, so it sounded perfect for my dry skin and as it's an Olay product I felt fairly confident that it would be a good quality product.
The mousse itself is white and very light, it also expands very quickly when you squirt a bit out, so you really only need a tiny, tiny bit to wash your face making it very economical.
I had high expectations of this product, but unfortunately I felt quite disappointed by it. It didn't remove my make up very well at all, I find that I need to cleanse and tone after using this cleanser which I would never expect to do and I also felt that despite it's claim to rehydrate my face, my face actually felt quite tight after using it and I needed to head straight for the nearest tub of moisturiser to feel more comfortable.
So, overall this didn't really deliver on it's promises, perhaps my skin is too dry I don't know. I can't recommend trying this and to be honest, I know I only paid a pound, but it was a bit of a waste of a pound - should've got some sweets instead!