The kind folks over at Olay recently sent me an entire box of stuff to review, including some stuff from the Fresh Effects line, which you might remember me writing about earlier. One of the other products was the 4-in-1 facial cloths, and I’ll take some time to tell you about them.
I don’t typically cleanse my face at night because I am a terrible person. Okay, that might be an overstatement, but it’s better for your pores if you do. I did make some time to try these cloths, which are different from ones I’ve used in the past. Normally, they’re pre-moistened, but that’s not the case here. I actually like this. It makes them travel friendly. You don’t have to worry about any spilling if the package comes open. You could even slip one in a (clean) pocket for use later.
To activate the cloth, you simply get it wet. Now, when I pulled them out of the package, I immediately noticed the unique texture. They sort of remind me of waffle-wave wash cloths but with a much more open weave. It’s different, but it seems to work. After wetting the wipes, I couldn’t help but notice how sudsy they got. There’s definitely cleanser/moisturizers in here, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable not rinsing it away. I had to rinse the wipes a few times before they seemed to run clean, so there’s plenty of cleanser in them. This makes sense before they’re bigger than my hands. The perk is that you won’t go through five wipes trying to clean off the day’s makeup!
Now, I don’t have particularly sensitive skin, so I can’t comment on irritation. I had none. I felt clean enough. There is no scent, either. These are also supposed to have additional benefits by including Olay ingredients:
Now, these cloths aren’t a tough exfoliator. It’s not like an apricot scrub, but I imagine the texture does help whisk away some dead cells. Note that one side is smoother, so the other side probably provides more exfoliating. If you want baby-fresh skin, you’ll probably want a tougher product. It’s good in a pinch, of course. I haven’t used these long enough to see if the tone or hydration of my skin. I see myself using these now and then to clear off makeup rather than part of my daily routine. You’d go through about a box per month as there are 33 cloths per box, however.
One thing I would like to mention is that while it’s intended to take off mascara, it might not work if you use a tubing mascara like I do. Mine requires a fair amount of water to wash off, and the cloths just weren’t damp enough. However, I knew as much going in. If you’re using regular mascara, this will do the trick. I have several types of makeup remover, but both are rather greasy, so I do prefer these cloths around my eyes.