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I'm always on the look out for new products to try and am especially fond of Proctor and Gamble's OLAY beauty range, particularly as their products are extremely gentle on the skin.
The product I am reviewing is OLAY Complete Ultra Moisture Body Wash with shea butter.
I carried out a little research on Shea Butter as I was unaware of its' benefits and discovered that it is found in Africa and is extracted from the nuts of the Shea-Karite tree. What gives Shea Butter its' healing properties is the fatty acids contained within the nut. I discovered that Shea Butter tops cocoa butter with regards healing properties.
The body wash comes in a white plastic container with a flip top lid and the famous black OLAY writing and the logo of a golden lady is situated on the front of the container.
The product is easily dispensed from a fairly large opening on the lid and is of a thick creamy consistency. The scent of the shea butter is absolutely gorgeous and smells extremely luxurious. The wash is a soap free formula so is perfect for all skin types. Whilst the rear of the bottle doesn't advise of this, OLAY's website states that using the product will condition your skin for up to 24 hours.
I apply just a small amount of the body wash onto a dampened body polisher and gently rub the product onto my skin. The wash creates an extremely thick and plentiful lather and feels very soft and creamy.
Although the directions state this product can be used in both the bath and shower, I tend to only use it in the shower. I find the lather is too rich and creamy for use in the bath, which has resulted in me having a bath full of huge soap suds floating on the surface of the water.
I find when I use body polishers that I only need to use one application of this body wash, which is enough to wash the whole of my body. It is extremely effective in cleaning and is not harsh on the skin unlike some perfumed body washes.
After I have rinsed and towel dried, I can smell the subtle fragrance of the shea butter on my skin which always feels exceptionally soft and smooth with the scent lingering for several hours.
The great thing about this product is that on the reverse of the container the directions advise that the body wash can be used as a shaving aid as opposed to using gels and foams.
In my opinion, the manufacturers seriously need to reconsider the design of the packaging as the reverse of the bottle advises to store the bottle upside down to ease dispensing. I do not feel this looks attractive, particularly if you display bottles in your bathroom and I feel they should relocate the lid to the bottom of the container.
The bottle can be recycled after use.
A 400ml sized bottle of OLAY Complete Ultra Moisture Body Wash is available in most supermarkets and chemists and ranges between £2.99 and £3.49.
I would highly recommend this product and give it 4 out of 5 doo yoo stars. Unfortunately, it lost a star due to the poorly designed container.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
After finishing off my bottle of Olay Body Wash Shea Butter this morning, I thought it was about time to review (I am usually a Dove girl, but I got this on special offer for 2 for £4.00):-
Olay body wash comes in a white 400ml bottle with Olay Body written in black and Complete Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter written on in yellow and a golden/yellow circle. The bottle is very simple looking but as it is so simple it looks really nice. The bottle costs £3.69 (usual retail price) from tesco (but prices varey depending on where brought from). This product can be brought in most large chain supermarkets and chemists.
On the back of the bottle it states:-
Olay Complete Ultra Moisture Body Wash gives you nourished, beautiful skin with:-
-Cleansing - soap free formula for gently cleansing.
-Moisturising- nourishing Olay moisturising formula with shea butter, penetrates deep within the surface to condition dry skin for up to 24 hours.
-Clean Rinsing - helps keep in moisture and has a clean rinse.
There are directions for use, ingredients and Olay's Contact details (made by proctor and gamble).
So on using the product for the last 8 weeks, I think this is a great product. When you open the bottle (clip up/down lid, easy to open/close) you get a lovely smell of the shea butter (very ladylake scent, guys you may want to use but I would advise you not to).
The bodywash is a white/pearly colour, and is lovely and thick in texture.
When squirting this out onto your sponge you have full control of how much comes out as it does not just pour out (which alot of other bodywashes do).
I usually use the about a 50p sized dollop (which goes a really long way)and rub it into my puffy thing to lather it up. The soap lathers up really well (and still smells gorgeous), when using the body wash it does feel very moisturising and soothing. The soap washes off really easily and does not stick to you, like some body washes do.
Even after I have dried myself I can still smell the shea butter and keep getting hints of the smell all day (well until I have been running). My skin has not felt any different since using this product just because I always moisturise with baby oil when I get out the shower and I think I owe it to that really.
I will buy it again this product again, but only when on special offer (I will stock pile it) I felt £3.69 is a little expensive, and my only other little problem is that the lid is at the top (although flat so can be stood on lid when running out), but I would prefer it at the bottom. I have to say I prefer this to my usual Dove, just because of the smell (oh so good).
Olay Complete Body Wash nourishes the skin completely by cleansing, moisturizing, and rinsing clean / The soap-free formula provides gentle cleansing / The body wash is enriched with moisturizers such as shea butter, and Vitamins E, A and B3 penetrate deep within the skin to help condition even extra-dry skin for up to 24 hours / The clean-rinse formula keeps the skin moisturized without leaving a heavy residue /