I have to say, Olay is one of my favorite skin care companies. Their products work for both younger and older women.The Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid! Powered Contour Cleansing System is no exception! I use the Shine, Shine Go Away! Shine Minimizing Cleanser.
Aside from the delicious scent, this product really does what it claims to do. It gets deep down in your pores to clean out the make-up and dirt, and leaves you feeling fresh and clean.
My one note about the way Olay suggests you use this product, is that the packaging, as well as the Olay website, suggest that you splash warm water on your face and then apply your cleanser. I do not feel like this method really does the job to open up your pores in preparation for cleansing.
My suggestion: use a rag loaded down with hot water on your face, prior to applying Va-Va-Vivid face wash. You want your pores to really be opened up, otherwise this product will not take full effect.
Quick note on the brush: Olay markets this brush as being specifically designed for the “T-Zone” of your face. The “T-Zone” is the area across your forehead and down your nose, extending to your chin. This area can be particularly oily and so Olay designed this brush to cater to that very important area. In my opinion, this brush works very well for that.
I have oily to combination skin. Before using this product, by mid-day, even with my make-up on, I would always have a large amount of oil build-up on and around my nose, as well as my chin. This cleanser and brush set have considerably helped me with that problem. Now, I notice a lot less oil build up and some days I barely notice it at all.
I am impressed, once again with Olay and these two products!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention… ONLY $12 for a good size sample of the cleanser, and the brush set (which also includes batteries!)! I was so impressed with this price, its probably what drove me to actually go out and buy this product. The regular sized bottles of the cleanser retail for around $8 I believe.
Definitely a great ‘Diva 4 Less’ find!