Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser Review

Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser Review

Hi Lovely Ladies,

Today, I am going to review a face wash by Olay. I am quite into the experiment mode these days (though I am scared now as I am seeing a few breakouts).  I got it around a fortnight back when my mother bought her all-time favourite Olay Night Cream.  I couldnt resist myself from trying this face wash as it claimed to be for oily/combination skin. Read on further to find out how it fared on my expectations:

Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser Review

Product Being Reviewed:

Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser.

Skin Type Meant For:


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Product Claims:

This is a whole new way to improve oily and combination oily skin – Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser instantly washes away excess oil, dirt and make-up, restoring skin to a refreshed, naturally balanced conditions.  Rich lather contains refreshing menthol and natural herb extract. Leaves skin clean without over-tightening. Your skin will soon be clear and refreshed.


Please have a look at the picture below.



INR 69 for 50 gm.  It comes in the usual plastic tube with lavender coloured flip top cap. The cap is also screw type, so it can be opened either ways. The packaging is cute and sturdy though transparent or translucent body would have been much better than the opaque one.

Olay Cap

My Take on Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser:

Before I start with my experience, I would like to tell you all that I have oily and acne prone skin. Now, moving on to the face wash, it is an off white, cream-based face wash which spreads and lathers easily on the face. A very small quantity is needed for the face. It did not leave my skin stretchy or dry (as most face washes meant for oily skin do).  Also, there was no whitish cast or slimy feeling post washing my face. It did not clear the existing acne, but did not aggravate them. It has a pleasant smell which is not overpowering and does not stay on the face once it is washed.


This face wash did not live up to its claims as it did not remove even the basic make up, leave aside heavy make up. It did sting my eyes a bit when it went inside accidentally.  I am not complaining on that front as there is a warning on the tube which says to avoid contact with eyes. The oil control factor remained active for 2-3 hours only after which I had to use my oil blotting sheets.  All in all, it is a decent cleanser which would suit oily-skinned beauties, but can’t vouch the same for very oily skin.

Olay Swatch

Summarizing the pros and cons:

Pros of Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser:

  • Sturdy, travel-friendly packaging.
  • Only a small amount is needed for each time use.
  • Did not aggravate existing acne.
  • Mild fragrance.

Cons of Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser:

  • It does not live up to its claim of removing make up.
  • Does not keep the face oil free for long.
  • Opaque tube packaging could be replaced with a transparent/translucent one.

Will I Repurchase Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser?

No, I will not. There are definitely better face washes than this.

Do I Recommend Olay Clarity Fresh Cleanser?

If you are looking for a change, do give it a try but do not expect anything exceptional.

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