Product Type: Olay Body Care
Newest Review: ... pink shade and instantly recognizable fragrance. At last, the legendary Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid was born. Within five years, Olay was... more
Fantastic idea in theory...
Olay In-Shower Body Lotion
Member Name: euphie
Olay In-Shower Body Lotion
Advantages: leaves skin soft
Disadvantages: left a filmy residue, price, smell
I have been on a mission recently to use up the many lotions and potions that live in my bathroom.. This in-shower body moisturiser was part of a set that I got for Christmas. I normally use a body butter or baby oil after a shower, but this is is a body lotion that you use while in the shower, then rinse off. This lotion claims to work with the heat and humidity of the shower to leave you with soft and smooth skin.
Olay is one of the UK's best known skincare brands, although it did used to be known as Oil of Ulay in the UK. The brand was born In the 1950s by chemist Graham Wulff who saw his wife Dinah's frustrations with the thick, waxy beauty creams that left her skin looking greasy. Graham wanted to create a new beauty product for her that could not only moisturise her skin, but also leave her feeling beautiful and feminine. Together, they fine-tuned everything from absorption and texture to the delicate pink shade and instantly recognizable fragrance. At last, the legendary Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid was born. Within five years, Olay was enjoying phenomenal success in South Africa, and in 1959 expanded into England, the United States, the Netherlands, Canada and Germany. When Proctor and Gamble bought the company in 2000, they shortened the name to just Olay.
The packaging is very eyecatching. It's a sunny yellow colour and has a hole at the top of the bottle, probably to denote that this is for use in the shower. The bottle does stand out in my bathroom.
The lotion itself smells slightly chemically, but it also has a hint of shea butter, which this lotion contains. The smell doesn't really linger after you use this product though. To use this is simple, just shower as normal, apply this lotion all over and rinse off.
I must admit, I don't like this product much, and I wouldn't buy it again. I didn't really like the smell and also, it left a filmy residue on my skin, which is one of my dislikes with beauty products. Others may disagree though, as many products seem to leave this residue on my skin so it's a matter of personal preferences. It did leave my skin feeling soft, but I just didn't like the feel of this on my skin. I will use this product occasionally, as I don't like wasting beauty products, but I wouldn't buy again and I will stick to my usual body butter.
I found that this is available on amazon for £4.59 for 200ml, but it doesn't seem to be in Boots or Superdrug for some reason.
Summary: Great idea in theory...
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