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Product review: Olay Sensitive Body Wash

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

For all you sensitive types

Sensitive skin is the pits when it comes to finding body washes and cleansers. We tested Olay's Sensitive Body Wash to find out whether or not it cleans skin as thoroughly and gently as promised.

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The skin on my body is prone to breakouts and patchiness if I'm not careful to use products for sensitive skin. My need for gentle cleansers, however, doesn't just give me a pass to rinse off with water and hope for the best. In my quest for a high-quality product, I tested Olay's Sensitive Body Wash to see if it lived up to the hype.Olay body wash | Sheknows.com

Name this product:

Olay Sensitive Body Wash (Drugstore.com, $6)

What the product claims to do:

Since Olay Sensitive Body Wash is free of dyes, scents and soaps, it promises to cleanse skin as gently as pure water. The product is also full of moisturizers, and is therefore supposed to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated.

How this product looks and feels:

The product looks and feels like a high-quality, dye-free lotion. It felt thick and creamy on my skin. The moisturizers from the product stayed on my skin even after I rinsed it off in the shower.

What I liked about this product:

My skin felt clean after I got out of the shower, but I was actually able to skip applying lotion because my skin was soft and moisturized. This is saying a lot, since my skin normally needs a heavy dose of lotion to prevent flaky skin after I shave my legs.

What I didn't like about this product:

Since it has no fragrance, my skin didn't smell like a meadow of fresh flowers once I stepped out of the shower. I guess that's what perfume is for.

How the product worked for me:

No rashes, no patches of dry skin and no breakouts. My 2-year-old daughter also patted my arm and said, "Mama, soft." That sounds like success to me.

I would recommend this product for:

Women with sensitive skin should try out Olay Sensitive Body Wash. The product will prevent breakouts, and its superior moisture will allow you to skip lotion when you're pressed for time.

This post was sponsored by Olay.

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