Olay Body Wash – Spa Exfoliating Ribbons Review

by Pragna on February 21, 2011 · 21 comments

Olay body wash review – “Olay body wash plus spa exfoliating ribbons with micro beads and seaweed extract”

Hello. Today I will be reviewing “Olay body wash plus spa exfoliating ribbons with micro beads and seaweed extract”.

Olay bodywash

I stumbled upon this product accidentally but it caught my eye and somehow I felt this would be a good product (I then later remembered that it was featured in Marie Claire’s “25 Beauty Products That Will Change Your Life,”http://www.marieclaire.com/hair-beauty/trends/articles/25-best-beauty-products), so I purchased it. But I was wrong, it wasn’t a good product……IT’S A GREAT PRODUCT. The Olay site also claims it got voted “Product of the Year Award” in the body care category in 2009 by Consumer Survey of

Product Innovation.

Ingredients (Refer pic)


My experience –
In winters I always prefer the body wash to be a lotion/creamy body wash. This is a gentle exfoliating wash, I used three four days in a row without follow up of moisturizing after bath and still my skin was fine. On 5th day, I felt the need to moisturize. Then after that I used it regularly twice a week in the winter and the granules were not harsh or irritating for the body at all. Plus since this is a creamy texture, a thin creamy texture (not like a heavy cream) and not gel texture, it does not dry up the body skin .This is one of the best winter exfoliating body washes ever. This is a moisturizing and exfoliating body wash. That’s a tough combination to find. It is truly a “spa” level product, that leaves your skin fresh, soft and super clean after bath.

Olay Body Wash

Ok, be prepared, you will not like the look of this product at all. It will definitely remind you of water mixed up with Rin blue detergent or Surf detergent. Really!! When you look at it, it totally matches surf including the granules being dark blue. I also don’t like the fragrance because it’s too strong & very “chemical type”. Maybe strong fragrance was to counter or balance out the bad look of the product. The packaging is a light blue, not great but not bad either.

Price –
Rs 210 for 295 ml.
I think the price is a little expensive, but it stops bothering you when you realize that this one is good to the skin.

Pros of Olay Body Wash – Spa Exfoliating Ribbons

  • Despite being a (slightly) creamy body wash, it spreads and lathers well, does quiet a bit of moisturizing and no greasing (making skin oily).
  • Exfoliating granules are very gentle and yet do the exfoliation work well
  • Skin feels fabulously super soft and clean (that too in the winters).
  • Sometimes when you are in rush and have no time to moisturize, this is a good product that allows you to skip that on few occasions

Cons of Olay Body Wash – Spa Exfoliating Ribbons

  • Looks like a mixture of lot of surf powder in less water.
  • Fragrance of product is too strong. Thankfully after bath you don’t smell this strong.
  • Packaging is Ok-Ok
  • I have a strong feeling this would not suit me as a summer product because of creamy texture.
  • You won’t get this at your regular stores, it will be at some mall or high-end make-up/cosmetics store or your Irla/First Beauty/New Beauty centres (Mumbai).The other way is to order online.

The verdict
Overall, this product really surprised me. It looks horrible , too much fragrance ……
And is still such a winner on quality .

Will I recommend the product or purchase it again?
Most definitely .

Product rating
Overall rating – :-* :-* :-* + 0.5 . Apart from the product quality it scores low on other points

  • Quality – 4 stars
  • Packaging – 1.5 stars
  • Availability – 1.5 stars
  • Price – 1.5 stars

Have you used Olay Body Wash – Spa Exfoliating Ribbons? Please rate in the box below

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Bee February 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I love this one. my mumma had this… sachhi quality wise its grt 🙂


Pragna February 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

Ya.Really its such a detergent looking-and-smelling pdt,but really quality wise it seriously knocked my socks off in the no-mositurizing experiment I did with it. :clap: :clap:


veena February 22, 2011 at 5:24 am

do we get this in india ?? not seen one
:thanks: :thanks:


Pragna February 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

Yes you do,But takes a little hunting though :struggle: or can be ordered online.

Worth the effort I feel. :bravo:


veena February 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

ok Pragna will do that 🙂 🙂


calicoaster February 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

Nice review Pragna!! :)) :)) But Olay tests on animals!! :(( :((


Pragna February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

:thanks: Cali.

Really.I didn’t know abut their animal testing.And i use so many of their products.I will def write to them protesting against animal testing.


calicoaster February 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

yeah…I myself have like 3 products from olay including their total effects…I bought these when I didn’t know the fact. I hope these good product companies start getting cruelty free too!!


monika February 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

I have also used this & loved it…..I did not find it he second time….I;’ve been on a look out for this


Pragna February 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Ya,I agree these ones are a little diffucult to find. :struggle: :struggle:


Ida February 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

Nice review Pragna. :)) I’d like to try this. I’m always looking for moisturizing body washes.


Pragna February 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

:thanks: Ida
Olay’s range of these spa bodyashes is seriously great(can’t say the same abt looks or smell) primarily because they don’t dry up your skin. :yes: Do try it.

Next on my list is a sister of this pdt,its a non-scrubone in this spa range range but with Aloe vera.


bulbul February 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

olay has a lots of amazing products….


bhumika February 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

nice review pragna :yes:


Cool Annu November 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm

i’ve used pink one….it smells awesummm………n leaves skin so soft n scented……….. :love: :love: :love: :love:


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