My mum used to use Oil of Ulay (as it was called back then) Beauty Fluid and I grew up watching her using it. I then went on to use it when I reached my teens. I am now in my thirties and I continue to use it, as this is really a timeless classic. It has to be one of the best moisturisers out there and I think the fact that it has stood the test of time for so long speaks volumes, really.
The last bottle of this I bought was from Home Bargains and it cost me just under five pounds. I do remember that the bottles used to be made of glass ages ago but now they are made of plastic – still pink, as it’s the fluid and it is just the same as it ever was. There has been no “improvements” made to this original moisturiser, I am pleased to say.
The cream itself is on the runny side, but not so much that it goes all over the place when it is applied to the skin. It is pale pink in colour, and has a smell that reminds me of my own mother – light and delicate and not heavily perfumed.
I use this liberally all over my face and neck and it sinks in like a dream. I also apply it to my lips and I find that tough it can taste a bit better, if I remember not to lick them for an hour or so, then this stuff really does help to heal them if they are dry and parched.
It is great when used under make up (foundation) and I have also used it as a light hand cream in the past. It is suitable for all skins and I really do love this stuff.
I will probably always use it and I really recommend it.
I have been using this beauty fluid for more years than I care to admit to. When it was known as Oil of Ulay quite a few years ago now, that familiar bottle was always on my Grandmother's table and as a special treat when I visited as a little girl, she would pour a bit of the runny liquid into my hands, I would rub it in and be left with lovely, smooth as silk, skin which smelled very pretty.
Nowadays, Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid is still recognizable and is always something I slip into the Christmas parcel of older relatives, partly because it is a nice fluid to use, but also because I know they will recognize it and know it will do some good.
The fluid runs easily from the bottle and always feels quite cool and soft and while the fragrance is quite pretty it is distinctive and maybe a little stronger than the fragrance of some products.
After cleansing, particularly after using a facial wash, the Beauty Fluid can be applied gently to the skin. A little goes a long way, is absorbed into the skin quickly and doesn't leave a sticky residue.
With so many Olay products available now, it is easy to lose sight of this original beauty fluid, which is a shame, and that familiar pink packaging can also make younger girls think it is just the stuff their gran uses, which is also a shame, because the fact that this product has been around for so long should say something about its popularity.
For me, the gentle softness of Oil of Olay Beauty Fluid brings back fond memories and while the packaging may seem a little old fashioned, the smile of welcome recognition when one of my older lady relatives finds this lovely moisturizer among her gifts makes this a tried and trusted timeless classic.
I absolutely swear by Olay beauty fluid..I have been using is since I was 16 so that is now 17 years.I definitely think it is one of the best facial moisturisers on the market and it is so simple to use.I apply a small amount after cleaning my skin every morning and every night .It offers great protection for your skin throughout the whole year.I have tried many other varients of Olay facial moisturisers but I have never found one which is as good as the normal skin beauty fluid.It does not leave your skin greasy like some other moisturising creams do. After using in the morning my skin feels nice and soft throughout the day and it also protects your skin in cold weather .You can buy this Olay beauty fluid in a 100ml or 200ml bottle and I have found it to be really reasonably priced.The cream has a really nice smell which reminds me of parma violet sweets the scent is one of the reasons I have used this moisturiser for so many years..., if you are a fan of nice scented creams you will love this.I always think prevention is better than cure so using this cream from a young age will definitely keep your skin looking young. Olay beauty fluid is an ideal gift and I would highly recommend this as a first moisturiser as it is so simple to use. I will be continuing to use it for many more wrinkle free years to come :)
I can remember using this when it was known as Oil of Ulay and came in a glass bottle! This classic face 'cream' now comes in a plastic bottle. The bottle is packaged in a cardboard box with full instructions and other information. The cap is large enough to not be fiddly to unscrew, even for old or damp fingers.
The fluid is thick and creamy, but does pour out of the teeny hole in the top quite fast - so be warned (especially if you're a little heavy handed). There's a faint smell of 'freshness' but nothing that will clash with any other scent you're using.
This beauty product moisturises even the driest skin without leaving a sticky or oily residue on the surface of the skin. However, you may want to wait a few minutes after applying if you intend to put foundation and/or face powder on.
Olay beauty fluid is an excellent way to help fight wrinkles, as well as that dreaded 'turkey neck', especially if used at least once a day. I have to admit, I use it morning and evening, as well as thoroughly moisturising before and after I've been outside for any length of time, whether it's warm & sunny or cold & windy. I also put a thick layer onto my face before taking a long relaxing bath - allowing it to soak into open pores.
I first remember seeing oil of Olay when I was little because my mum always had a bottle of it on her dressing table.
Now that im in my 30's I thought that I would give it a go. I know it is a very popular cream so it must work or so many people wouldn't use it.
The bottle comes in a box and inside is a nice pink bottle with a black screw top cap. When I use the cream I just tip the bottle upside down and squeeze it and it comes out very easily.
I use the product by putting it onto my hand and then using my other hand massage it into my skin with my finger tips.
The good thing about this is that you hardly need any and it covers your whole face. I also apply it to my neck so that this stays nice and soft and moisturised aswell.
The thing I like best about the cream is the smell. I think that is partly because I remember it from my childhood. It is a lovely clean fresh smell.
I use the cream morning and night. In the morning I let it soak in (which it does very easily) and I then apply make up it is a brilliant moisturizer, prior to using it I sometimes had dry patches on my face but no longer have this problem.
The cream is available in a variety of skin combinations so whatever your skin type there will be one to suit you. I have found since using the cream that my skin is really soft and clean looking.
I dont really have any wrinkles yet so so far it seems to be keeping these away. The cream is not greasy and it absorbs well into your skin without leaving any residue.
The best thing about the cream is that it is very reasonably priced it's about £5 a bottle. It can be bought all over now I normally get mine from superdrug but I have seen it in supermarkets now.
I really love this product and will definitely be using it in the future if it continues to suit my skin as it has done so far.
I would recommend this to anyone of any age because it works so well and is so affordable.
In shops, below the legions of Olay products expensive enough to need their own security tag, you'll find Olay Beauty Fluid sitting quietly in its plain white or pink packaging. It doesn't draw attention to itself with extravagant claims or photoshopped supermodels. It doesn't need to; it knows the smart woman will pick it up anyway. And legions of them do. Because they know that Olay Beauty Fluid, part of their classic care collection, is an inexpensive but expert product. The product, a mixture between a fluid and a cream, is easily spread; a little of it goes a very long way- when I first began using it my face, neck, chest and hands were all very well moisturised. It absorbs reasonably fast and leaves the skin feeling cool, fresh and most importantly non-greasy. It reacts fine to make-up and can even be mixed with liquid foundation for easier application. Olay Beauty Fluid comes in a plain white screw top bottle that's easy to open and use, though more product than you want is liable to come out if you squeeze it vigorously, but the pink card box that it comes in when you buy it at the shop does feel like unnecessary packaging. My one complaint is that the fluid doesn't seem to have any UV protection, requiring you to use another and different product to fully protect your skin. Despite this flaw, Olay Beauty Fluid is a classic skin care product; a cheap, effective and non-greasy moisturiser.
I picked up a bottle of Oil of Olay Beauty fluid reduced in a local Tesco express for £1.25. I thought that was pretty cheaply priced and I'd heard such good things about it and it's a classic beauty tool, that I thought lets give it a go! Turns out I was right and in Boots retails around the £5-£6 mark. In my opinion, at the full-price this is a pretty reasonable cost, especially for 100ml of product. In comparison to other products on the market it is priced very competitively for a generous amount of product.
The packaging is pretty basic as things go- a plastic bottle with a plain label on the front with the company logo. Though you don't pay for packaging (i don't)- I pay for what is in it!
The product is light pink in colour and smells amazing! Baby-fresh- for me this is a plus point as some facial moisturisers can promise the world but smell terrible! It is quite fluidy in texture in rather than a creamy moisturiser- more like a yogurt consistency that a fromage frais consistency! Thus as it is quite fluid you only need a small amount to go a long way- don't get too carried away when putting it in the palm of your hand!
The fluid glides easily on to the skin and doesn't require extensive rubbing in. It leaves the face feeling fresh and glowing :-) It's a really light moisturiser- so if you don't like putting heavy gloopy creams on to your skin- then this is a must buy for you! I have found it to be a good base for make-up, after application of the fluid I leave it to soak into the skin for 5-10 minutes and then apply my foundation as normal. I have never felt like the moisturiser has made my foundation slip off my face!
When I have used the product at night, after cleansing, my face feels clean and soft.
Overall, I think this is brilliant value for money for the amount of product and the moisturising qualities of the product. It doesn't promise the world of less wrinkles or lines but then if you wanted that then you should buy a more specialised moisturiser.
I've never really been loyal to any brand of beauty products, unless it proves to be really life changing or proves to be really good value for money. I tend to shop round and get best value for money, and this has resulted in me using Olay for about a year now. I think the thing with Olay is that you feel like you are putting your skin into the hands of the skin specialists, and it is a trusted brand in skincare.
This beauty fluid has become part of my regular beauty routine because it feels like it's doing my skin some good. Obviously, the effectiveness of this product regarding preventing ageing and wrinkles will not be discovered until later in my life (maybe I'll log back into Dooyoo in my sixties and post an update!), but I feel confident that I'm using a good quality product to help slow down the ageing process.
The beauty fluid comes in a light pink plastic bottle with a black screw on lid. You simply squeeze the bottle to get the fluid out, which means you have control over how much you use but you can't put it back in if you accidentally squeeze too hard. The old style bottles (for those of us who are old enough to remember Olay when it was called Ulay) used to come in plastic jars/bottles, which were really heavy but just added to the price. I remember my mum using the glass bottles and I once dropped it as a child and pretended it wasn't me (hope she's not reading!).
The fluid itself is also light pink in colour, and you don't need to use much as it spreads well. It has a very subtle fragrance which I can't really describe but it's not really noticeable. The product spreads well and absorbs easily, so it provides an excellent base for make-up.
I was quite surprised at the price of this product, because I've always been priced out of buying Olay products in the past. This is very reasonable, and if you shop round you can find it on offer in the major supermarkets. A typical price is around £5 for 200ml, which might sound expensive but in comparison to other brands which aren't as respected, is pretty good value. The bottle also lasts a while so it's even better value when you take this into account.
I would say this is a basic but essential beauty product.
I have been a fan of Olay (or Ulay as it used to be called for many many years now). It was recommended by a friend who used it since their teens and always had lovely skin.
I decided to give it a go and the next day I bought a large bottle. I was very suprised at how cheap it was as I was expecting, as with other products, to have to spend a lot more than I did. The packaging was attractive yet simple and the bottle was a basic no mess design.
I use Olay every day now, after I have washed my face. A bottle lasts several months at a time as you only need to use about a pea sized blob for your whole face. The cream is non greasy, thin and doesnt feel like its instantly clogging up the pores on your face. It has a light frangrance which is barely noticeable.
I swear by Olay and would never change
Unlike many here, I do not use a great many beauty products. This however is my one indulgence, and I have used Oil of Olay for over 25 years, since my teens. However being very much on the miserly end of the scale when it comes to spending money on myself I only used it on my face. I can see now the difference it has made over the years as there is a marked difference between my face and my neck.
No longer quite the cheapskate I am now willing to splash out a bit more with this. I honestly believe the stuff does work miracles. It also goes on light and creamy and quickly sinks in. It has never left my face greasy or shiny and provides a great base for foundation. It has a pleasant but very mild smell and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth immediatly, but as mentioned the real benefit is in protecting your skin for years to come.
As I have always found Oil of Olay so gentle, when my youngest son took an allergic reaction to a cheap sunscreen I later tested a drop of Oil of Olay with UVA protection on his leg. As he did not react to that, I knew it was safe and have used this as a sunscreen for my boys as well. It is not waterproof, but it sinks in and does not leave them itchy and greasy and does the job very well.
Absolutely horrible!!!! Used it and it gave me an immediate skin reaction with redness, spots, itchiness, swelling and irritation!!! Made for sensitive skin? YEAH RIGHT!!!!
Okay.. I actually swear by this stuff for every cure on your body! Well.. not every cure but dry skin or anything to do with your skin, Olay is perfect for anything!
My mum introduced me to Olay Beauty fluid when I wanted a safe moisturiser for my face at night and during the day that wouldn't get greasy and absorb quickly and efficiently!
Now, the reason why I absolutely love this product is because of how fast it absorbs and how it isn't sticky or thick or greasy at all like normal moisturisers. This lightness of the fluid makes it absorb quickly into your skin leaving it feeling fresh and clean!
I often use this product on my skin at night before I go to sleep and on my hands, feet and body! Because it absorbs so quickly it doesn't make you all sticky before bed! I use it also in the mornings before I apply my foundation because I find foundation makes my skin dry, but by adding a light layer of Olay Beauty fluid I find I avoid dry skin! Also if you are running low on foundation, adding a bit of Beauty fluid to it makes it last just that little bit longer and acts as a tinted moisturiser! Just put a blob of it on your hands and add a bit of foundation and mix!
I also find that it acts as a good after sun because of its light texture and cooling refreshing feeling. But most important of all my discoveries is that it acts as a great lip balm! Just rubbing it onto your lips every night keeps them moisturised for the next day!
Overall, I love this product and because of its handy size I literally take it everywhere with me because you never know when you might need it !
I first used this moisturiser in the 1970s when I started to use make up. It was then sold in a glass bottle and was called Oil of Ulay. I still keep calling it that by mistake! The main selling point back then, I believe was that it kept your skin young looking! I still have a small travel sized glass bottle (30ml ) which I fill when going on holiday. on the back of the bottle it says:
'This mysterious beauty fluid is so similar to the natural oils and moisture of your skin that each precious drop is absorbed quickly and completely. This bottle was then manufactured by Richardson- Vicks Ltd.
I can remember my mum standing in front of the mirror with small pink blobs of Ulay (Olay) around her face before she rubbed it in.
I used to pinch my mum's Olay (I will now try to keep referring to this product as Olay, just to save confusion!) until I started work and bought my own.
Now, many years later, I still use this moisturiser daily. I have tried other moisturisers over the years but can honestly say that none compare to Olay for me.
So what is so good about this product?
Well, what I like best about Olay moisturising fluid is the fact that it's quickly and easily absorbed and really does feel non greasy.
It's a great base for make up and I find that foundation goes on particularly smoothly when Olay has been applied first.
And I like the smell, which is very subtle. In fact there is hardly a fragrance at all, which is best in a moisturiser as it then doesn't clash with other toiletries. I did wonder if the smell was almost non existent but my husband says the smell is really nice! He doesn't use it though!!!
Also, I like the packaging which is simple- a plastic pink tinted bottle so you can see how much is left. It has a black screw on top that is easy to use. You simply squeeze a small amount onto your hand and there is no spillage.
A very small amount of this fluid is all that's necessary. A tiny blob really does go a long way.
It is also reasonably priced. I usually buy the 100ml bottle but it's available in different sizes and sets. It can be bought from chemists and supermarkets. I purchased my current bottle from Savers and paid around £3. It is well worth this price because it lasts for ages.
It's available in sensitive. Look for the small green label. I have sensitive skin but find I can use the original without any adverse reaction.
And the best thing is- it has kept my skin young looking!!! No! I am only joking and wouldn't really know! Here's hoping that it's worked.
Olay is now sold by the Procter and Gamble group. The 100 ml bottle can be kept for 12 months.
I have been using Oil of Olay for years, in fact back when it was still called Oil of Ulay. My mum used it before me so I think I was just following in her footsteps like most young girls do.
Olay was first produced in South Africa. It has been a Procter and Gamble product since 1985 and became one of their Billion dollar brands in 2003. Apparently the name Oil of Olay was chosen by the producer (a chemist called Graham Wulff) because it was a spin off of the word Lanolin which was the key ingredient.
Lanolin is used in the production of many cosmetics and lotions etc perhaps it is easily absorbed by the skin. It actually comes from wool bearing animals such as sheep and is secreted from their glands. (Eww, when you actually think or read what goes into make ups and lotions etc you would never want to use them!!)
Olay has come a long way since the early days when it was just a pink liquid in a jar. It now has expanded into a wide range of other products and I use quite a few of them. However the product I am reviewing now is actually quite close to the basic pink liquid in a jar, the Classic Care Beauty Fluid. This is part of their Classic Care Product range and in my opinion is quite a simple basic product but one that is very effective. To me it seems like it is just a basic beauty fluid that doesn't have too many ingredients and harsh chemicals in and is just really nice and gentle on your skin. Of course it does have a lot of of ingredients but the first one is just aqua.
I use other Olay products on a daily basis such as their Regenerist products (as I am concerned about wrinkles these days) but I always keep a bottle of this beauty fluid in my cosmetics draw for days when I just want a clean basic face.
The fluid is described as a non-greasy moisturising fluid for normal, dry, oily or combination skin. So, basically it works for any skin type so just about anybody can use it. It says it can lock in natural moisture without leaving a film on the surface of the skin. I definitely find this to be true. I find this liquid very light and once I apply it it soaks into the skin very well and doesn't leave a residue. Olay say on their website that it is an ideal base for make up and I find this to be true too. Because it is so light you do not have the build up feeling on your face like you do with other moisturisers. I often use this before I put on makeup to smooth out my skin before starting. In fact, Olay say that it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It has a slight fragrance to it but not a strong smelling one and it disappears once you have applied it to your skin.
The bottle is very simple with just a black screw cap/lid on it. I think this also promotes the idea that it is just a simple basic lotion. Being so simple it is quite a cheap beauty tool as well which is nice. A 100ml bottle costs just £3.99 in Boots and is a great bargain in my opinion.
I managed to win a year's supply of this product (6 x 200ml bottles) so I feel more than qualified to review it! It came with a lovely designer 'tabitha' handbag too so was a nice win.
Anyway, I know, I'm not here to talk about comping! I have no idea what this product costs in the shop but I'd say about a fiver a bottle to be fair. Each bottle goes a blimming long way so my year's supply has outdone itself really as I still have two bottles left.
I tried to pass some on to my mum but she said she had tried it before and it brought her sensitive skin out in blotches so beware sensitive peeps.
Not a problem for me and my hardy skin though. The first thing about the product I'd say is it has a very distinctive smell, a clean smell a bit like baby lotion and this may put a few off.
The lotion is a great consistency - not too runny and is also my favourite colour, pink! A small blob does my whole face and neck and within a minute or so it's sunk in and you're on your way.
I use mine first thing in the morning (under make up) and then last thing at night. It keeps my skin nicely moisturised and I like to use it most days. I do use other products too so I'm not a slave to the olay...
In conclusion, 'cos I won such a lot of it I felt obliged to use it but it really wasn't such a hardship.