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      04.03.2014 18:53
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      Great for keeping wrinkles at bay.

      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.

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      27.04.2013 12:36

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      A great beauty secret

      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.

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      24.04.2012 20:05

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      An effective moisturiser for all skin types that won't break the bank.

      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.

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      05.01.2012 18:18
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      See above

      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.

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      03.09.2011 21:45
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      Kind to the skin and easy on the pocket

      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.

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      13.06.2011 14:13

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      excellent

      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

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      02.09.2010 22:42
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      If I had known what i know now I would have used more of this!

      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.

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        22.08.2010 03:56

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        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!!!!

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        21.06.2010 00:30
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        Perfect for everyone and anyone!

        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 !

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        08.03.2010 17:28
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        Definitely the best moisturiser that I've used.

        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?
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        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.

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          13.02.2010 20:50
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          Oil of Olay

          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.

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            06.10.2009 13:57
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            try it if you don't mind perfumed products

            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.

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            26.08.2009 15:12
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            A classic non-greasy moisturiser

            One of the first fragrances I can remember as a child is the smell of my mother's Olay Beauty Fluid. I LOVED the fragrance and was compelled as an adult to also use it. Moisturisers and beauty fluids have come a long way since the 1970's and 1980's. These days I use mainly Olay Complete Care with SPF 15, but I always have a bottle of Olay Classic beauty fluid on my shelf. I use the Olay Beauty Fluid on rainy days when I do not need SPF 15.

            Olay Beauty Fluid has a delicate pink colour and a classic clean fragrance. The fluid is not very thick and is easy to apply. The best thing about the Beauty fluid is that it is non-greasy and soaks into your skin within seconds. It makes my skin feel wonderfully soft.

            The packaging hasn't changed much since my early childhood memories of Olay. The bottle is made of plastic and fits easily in your hand. It has a black screw-on lid. The top of the bottle has a cover with a small hole in the centre which allows a small amount of the fluid to be dispensed at a time.

            Olay Beauty Fluid may not be the most advanced product as far as skin care is concerned, but I will continue using it as it makes my skin feel good and I have a long history with the product. Olay is also reasonably inexpensive at about £4.00 per 100ml.

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            03.07.2009 17:12
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            Not bad but not spectacular either

            I suspect like most people who buy and use this product, we've bought this because our mums use it.

            Unlike Olay's moisture creams, the Beauty Fluid is much lighter. I find it quite fluid, almost watery. It is non greasy and is absorbed easily onto the skin.

            There is a light scent and all in all it is a light non-offending moisturiser.

            If you need something very lightly moisturising (e.g. to put on your face before makeup), then this is for you. However if like me, you suffer from normal to dry skin, then Olay's Beauty Fluid is not moisturising enough as it disappears very shortly after application and doesn't appear to keep the skin moisturised for very long. Try Olay's creams or another brand if this is the case.

            The Beauty Fluid is much cheaper than other newer Olay products and is good value for money. In my experience, it seems to be suitable for sensitive skin as well.

            Overall, if you are after a lightweight moisturiser, this is for you.

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            10.06.2009 20:13
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            A beauty essential when combined with other products

            ***Olay Origins***

            Olay originated in South Africa as Oil of Olay, having been designed by the Chemist Graham Wulff in 1949. The name "Oil of Olay" is a reference to the word "lanolin", which is a key ingredient.

            Olay 'beauty fluid' is basically a moisturiser, which is used to soften and replenish skin.

            ***Why I use Olay***

            I began using Olay moisturiser because my grandmother used it daily. When I was about 12 years old and becoming more interested in my appearance, I used to take great interest in what was in my poor grandmother's make up bag! She used to use Oil of Olay twice a day, morning and night and I grew up with her telling me that moisturising your skin was essential.

            For the record, my grandmother is now 91 years old, and people often think she is in her 60's or 70's. She has always looked young for her age. Perhaps this is in the genes, however the texture of her skin is to this day very smooth for her age and fresh looking. She still has wrinkles which you would expect with growing older, however, she certainy has very few 'fine lines' or 'crows feet' on her face. My grandmother is convinced this is down to her moisturising daily, and more specifically, Oil of Olay.

            I am 28 now and have been using Oil of Olay reguarly for many years. I'm probably too young to have many wrinkles yet - so only time will tell if this moisturiser has worked! But my skin certainly feels smoother and softer after application.

            ***Application***

            Olay comes in a pink and compact bottle with a screw top, which is simple and easily transportable when travelling. It also comes in diferent sized bottles so you can pick and choose.

            Oil of Olay beauty fluid claims to be suitable for all skin types, which is quite an ambitious statement. I have 'combination' skin - which basically means I have greasy areas and dry areas - annoyingly for me! Olay claims to be good for dry skin, greasy skin and combination skin.

            For best results I recommend that you apply this moisturiser not long after you have come out of the bath or shower, or have washed your face with warm water. This will ensure that the pores on your skin are opened, and the moisturiser will sink into the skin and be more effective. However, this is not essential.

            It is not recomended that you apply this fluid to dirty skin or on top of make up, as this will clog up your pores and potentially cause spots. Make sure your skin is clean and clear first. Use a skin toner first if you can.

            When applying, squeeze a small 10p piece amount into your hand, and use your finger tips to massage it into your skin. If you have dry skin, massage more of the fluid into the driest areas. My dry areas tend to be around my forehead and nose. However, I put much less fluid onto my chin area, as this part of my skin is naturally greasier, and in my opinion too much moisturiser in this area can cause breakouts on my skin.

            I apply this moisturiser on my face as soon as I come out of the shower and dry off. Once it has dried, which does not take more than 5 minutes, I then apply my make up. Some people mix the moisturiser with their foundation, but I don't bother with this - I just put my foundation on the top.

            ***Result***

            Oil of Olay makes my skin soft and it is fair to say that it really is 'non greasy.' This is what I like about the moisturiser. However, sometimes I feel that this moisturiser is not as effective as thicker moisturisers on my dry patches of skin. I tend to combine this moisturiser with exfoliation products once a week to ensure my skin is smooth.

            ***On balance***

            An essential, non greasy product which is great for the skin. Not so great for extremely dry skin however.

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