Friday, October 8, 2010

Product Review: Olay Total Effects Ultra Nourishing Shower Cream + Body Butter



At a Glance:
Price: RM7.95
Website: NA
Weight: 295ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Cleanses well, doesn't dry skin out!
Gripes: Leaves a HORRIBLE smell on my skin that lasts for HOURS!!
Repurchase: No!
Jenn's Rating: 1 Star!! Ugh, where's the bin???

Ingredients:



Product Description:

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Actual Product Pic:



Texture & Scent:


This shower gel feels quite creamy once out of the bottle. I didn't expect it to foam because i'm of the impression that shower creams don't foam! lol! :D I also expected this shower gel to leave a film on the skin after washing, but thankfully this one rinses clean! :)

The foam bubbles:



This has a nice floral scent when you sniff it from the bottle and while you use it, but after rinsing it off, i find that it leaves a HORRID smell on the skin that lasts half a day or so, and that bothers me to no end!

Packaging:


This shower gel comes in a plastic squeeze bottle with a flip top cap!

The dispensing hole is kinda unique:



Price & Availability:
This shower gel is priced at RM7.95 each, and is available at all Watsons / Guardian outlets as well as your local supermarket! :)

My $0.02:

My skin is feeling really dry and itchy recently (I have my laziness to apply body lotion religiously to blame for that), so i thought i'd give this one a try! :)

This shower cream foams up well and rinses clean despite being a shower cream, which is great. I also like how it doesn't dry out my skin after showering! :)

This, however, leaves a SUPER GROSS smelling scent on my skin after rinsing it off (a cross between stale petroleum jelly and cockroaches)! I tried soaping my skin frantically after using this one with another shower gel, but the horrid scent is still there!

I'm not sure if i got a rancid bottle or if its formulated that way, but I don't like walking around smelling (and feeling) like a giant cockroach! One of the reasons I use a shower gel is to smell good, and this one seems to do just the opposite! I'll be staying far, far away from this shower gel then! Blergh!! >.<


Credit: Product pic from Thestar.com.my.

12 comments:

  1. Ewwww!! I know the smell you are talking about Jenn...Some of the Dove Cream oil body washes leave that smell too!But the dove Nutrium moisture ones are pretty good :) I've never liked Olay that much anyways.IMO, TBS shower gels are da bomb!

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  2. Ah that's too bad. I think I like the smell - as all Olay body wash has the same smell i think? I have the pink ribbons one. It takes some work to wash off also but I lurve the smell!

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  3. Appu: disgusting right?? >.< I suspect it must be the petroleum in it, but i'll never know for sure!

    I love TBS shower gels too!! :D

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  4. shuaddict: icic! Yup, the smell is nice fresh out of the bottle, but the scent the lingers is HORRIBLE! :P

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  5. thanks for the review, NO NO to me for gross icky smell that lingers!

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  6. Yeah!! It doesn't make sense to use something that makes you smell horrible after showing right? >.<

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  7. Oh no, that's too bad! No one wants to smell that horrible, especially after showering! Thanks for the review.

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  8. yeah, it makes showering kinda pointless right? lol! :D

    You're welcome Gio! :D

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  9. Jenn, your description left me in stitches! So cute. Giant cockroach.
    By the way, how do you know how a roach smells like? Or was it just another way to say, it STINKS!
    Cos, I never allowed a roach to come so close within sniffing range. Bygone...Be gone!! ;-P

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  10. I've had the "fortunate" privilege of experiencing the scent of a cockroach up close and personally. Won't go into details lest anybody should lose their lunch, but needless to say that this stinking episode has etched itself in my mind forever... >.<

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  11. hmm this one looks promising, thanks for share. I'm gonna check it out~

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  12. OMG i google searched this topic and you're the only person who knows what i'm smelling when i shower with Olay shower products! I bought 2 different Olay products and both gave me the same smell when I rinse off, but luckily it doesn't stay. And my skin is nice and soft after. I'm so conflicted about keeping the bath soap I bought.. :/ I think this thing doesn't happen to everyone.. only some Asians who can smell certain things? because you're asian and I'm asian. :)

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