Aveeno vs. Olay Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Glycerin
Niacinamide, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Vitamin E
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Replenishing
  • Protecting
  • Hydrating
  • Brightening
  • Anti-Aging
  • Acne-Fighting
Ingredient Safety
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Alcohol-free
Alcohol-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives: DMDM Hydantoin
Paraben: Methylparaben
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-16 Soy Sterol
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Fragrance: Fragrance
PEG: PEG-100, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
BHA & BHT: BHT
Allergy-inducing ingredients
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-
Environment polluting ingredients
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-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
2
Good for Oily Skin
1
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
-
Good for Dry Skin
2
-
Good for Sensitive Skin
1
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
-
Bad for Oily Skin
1
Bad for Sensitive Skin
2
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
2
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
58% low risk
14
33% medium risk
8
8% high risk
2
0% unknown risk
65% low risk
15
26% medium risk
6
9% high risk
2
0% unknown risk