“ Brand: Oil of Olay / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / Subcategory: Oil / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, „
This product is part of Olay's Complete Care 'Everyday Sunshine' range and is a variation of their facial moisturising fluid with a touch of sunless tanner. I bought the 'light sun-kissed glow' version. It comes in a 50ml plastic bottle and claims to combine daily moisturiser with a touch of colour to give you a 'subtle natural looking sun-kissed glow' every day.
I found that the product lived up to its claims of being light, non-greasy and easily absorbed. The lotion itself is white in colour (rather than dark), so you need to be aware that you are applying it evenly so that your 'golden glow' will develop without any patches. Within the product directions, you are advised to wash your hands after application; I've done so diligently and so far have discovered no tell-tale orange streaks between my fingers to give the game away!
The product is lightly fragranced, which you can detect when you apply it. This is reasonably pleasant and not a traditional 'fake tan' smell. Once or twice during the day, I have sensed a faint whiff of tanner but certainly not enough to deter me from using the product - and I would very much doubt that others round about me would be aware of it.
THE SCIENCE PART
For me (and my ageing skin!) it is very important that the product offers some protection from the sun. This product offers 'SPF 15 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection', along with vitamin E.
My skin certainly did have a touch of colour after using the product - and I was pleased as it looked very natural. I have 'challenging' skin, so I have to be careful with the products I use but had no reaction to this; on the contrary, I was delighted as it meant I could get away with a little less make-up. For those who don't like to wear heavy make-up but who feel that their skin needs a 'wee something', this product is certainly worth considering. I often feel that I look pale/peaky in winter so I'm looking forward to a healthier look over the coming weeks. As an aside, Olay does state that this product provides 'an excellent base for make-up', so it is apparently suitable for use in combination with other products if you are not quite ready to part with your foundation yet!
I found this product on offer in my local Home Bargains store for £1.99, although I believe the RRP is far higher. After using it for a couple of days, I went back and bought two more bottles as I felt that this was an excellent product for the money.
Olay is, and always will be, by moisturiser of choice. I've been using it since I was about 18, and although a few of my friends think it's a rather 'grown up' brand, I won't hear it critisised.
I tend to use Olay Complete Care Cream, for Normal/Oily skin, which comes in a tub, as opposed to the fluid, which I find to be a bit too thin and runny.
You can pick this up from alot of places, but I usually buy it from Boots. It's £6.99 for a tub, and it comes in a little yellow and white box. I like this, purely because it makes it seem that more 'expensive'. The tub is little and a translucent white colour with a shiny black lid. The cream inside is white and smells...lovely is the only way I can describe it.
I put this cream on every morning after cleansing and using my Olay Toner. The consistency is a little thick, so you don't need to use alot, just enough to cover the tip of your index finger. It rubs in really easily and leaves my face feeling smooth all day.
The only down side I can think of, is if I use too much, around my nose starts to feel a little greasy - but I'm not sure if that's just my combination skin rearing it's ugly head.
All in all, I can't fault this product and even if I flirt with other brands from time to time, I always revert back to Olay.
I'm a huge fan of Olay moisturisers, with the Regenerist range being my first choice in skin care, however I was running short of my Daily 3 point treatment cream and just couldn't justify the £29.99 Boots price (I usually order from Amazon for a bargain £17.95) so I decided to pick up Olay Complete Care Daily Sensitive UV Cream instead. At a price of £8.49 for a 50ml tube this was much more purse friendly until I could order from Amazon.
I have very sensitive skin so when purchasing a moisturiser I always look out for specially formulated products, so this was an ideal choice. I've been using this for a while now and have had no problems with seneitivity.
This moisturiser also has the added advantage of having UV protection built right in, it contains SPF 15 broad spectrum protection, which is on of the best things anyone can do to prevent premature skin ageing.
Another selling point for me is that it contains skin caring vitamins, vitamin E is an anti-oxidant which also helps to prevent premature skin damage. It also contains vitamin B3 and pro vitamin B5 which also help to maintain healthy skin.
The cream itself is nice and light, and feels quite silky on application. It sinks easily into the skin and leaves no tell tale signs or greasy residue which can be a problem with some cheaper moisturisers. Once applied skin feels nice and replenished, and still maintains a clean feeling, not clogged at all.
This product also has a nice light fragrance, but not overly perfumed as it is for sensitive skin. It only takes a minute after moisturising before you can apply make up, and does give foundation a nice base, making applying your 'face' nice and easy.
It also contains skin calming ingredients such as camomile and aloe to calm and relieve dry sensitive skin. Directions on the product recommend applying liberally, but I do think its a case of a little goes a long way. After applying to finger tips, massage gently on to face and neck for a nice relaxing start to your day.
I would definitely recommend this product, its great value for money, contains some fantastic ingredients and feels fabulous on the skin. What more could you ask for for the price.
Olay seem to have a new range of moisurisers out every year, I remember when I was a child all they had was the one bottle of "Oil of Ulay" moistuising fluid, I seem to remember it being pink and stinging my face as soon as i put it on.
The Olay Complete Care range is one step up from their most basic range "classic care" and as far as I can tell the only difference between the day cream in the classic range and this one is the level of sun protection and im presuming the price.
The is both a cream and a fliud for day and there is a "original" lets call it and a "sensitive" version of both.
The one I use is the original day fluid. I chose the fluid as I thought it would be lighter and more easily absorbed for my greasy skin, another reason was the broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen spf15, I wanted to have a moisuriser for wearing outside in the summertime so I wouldnt get burnt but didnt want to pay too much for it.
The fliud as opposed to the cream with comes in a pot, is in a squeezy 100ml cream bottle with black screwtop lid, the fluid can come out of the bottle when upside down without even squeezing it so I learned to keep it upright. It is useful though for when it is becoming empty you can get the last bits out easily by taping on the bottom rather like a tomato ketchup bottle.
The complete care range states that it is suitiable for all skin types so I was doubtful that it would be light enough for my greasy complextion but, I was pleasantly suprised that the fluid is very light to the touch and not sticky at all, it absorbs instantly into my skin and does not make it feel greasy at all, there is an instant smoothness to my skin after applying and seems to give my complextion a "glow".
My face has not once been burnt or even pink since I began using this product two summers ago, and I have used it on the rare hot days we have had! I would recommend this product to all for sunny day wear. If you have sensitive skin go for the sensitive version but I didnt have any irritation all with my "original" version. It is 2.98 a bottle at tescos now which is a bargain!
What is it?
A day moisturiser lotion
This daily moisturiser comes in two types - for normal combination skins, and one for dry sensitive skins. This review will focus specifically on the latter.
The moisturising lotion claims to contain Aloe and Camomile to help sooth, calm and relieve dry sensitive skin. A vitamin blend that includes vitamins B3 & E, and pro-vitamin B5 to help re-texturise, promote and maintain healthy looking skin.
The moisturiser also contains a SPF 15 filter to help prevent premature ageing.
How do I use it?
This is intended as a day-time moisturiser that can be used daily. Apply a sparing amount and thoroughly massage onto face and neck.
Compared with its cream version this lotion is much lighter and thinner in consistency. Generally, I find it absorbs into the skin quite easily. I tend to have a combination of oily, dry and sensitive skin, so on some days I find the moisturiser leaves a sheer layer of grease and sheen on my face. This often means the lotion doesn't want to absorb and can look awful particularly if you're not planning on applying make-up afterwards. However, I find applying some powder paper often mattifies the appearance.
I have noticed the texture of my skin improve slightly and is generally softer. As well as being a good moisturiser, the lotion is quite good as a base for make-up. Applying make-up is usually hassle free, no smudges or oily residues that create blotches. However, having mentioned the greasy sheen that it leaves, this actually does help my make-up blend better, though sometimes it can also help dissolve it!
The lotion is quite light, generally I prefer to use this during the summer. Though it has as UV filter, as the lotion is so light sometimes I feel that there isn't enough protection against the sun - applying more wouldn't really help as I have tried that and it makes my face appear greasier, if I apply too much this often shows up through my make-up and constantly applying more powder just doesn't help things. For winters, the cream version seems to be much better at protecting the skin, the benefits are more concentrated and more effective - whereas the light cream doesn't quite hold it.
Around £4.99 for a 100ml bottle. This usually lasts me a good two months with regular use.
Generally, I find this an effective moisturiser, it has a lovely mild floral fragrance and keeps my skin hydrated and also helps to calm some sensitive parts of my skin. I do find this quite greasy at times, so to avoid this I just alternate with another moisturiser. Overall, I would recommend this as a good light moisturiser, though not so suitable for those who have combination oily skins.
Thanks for reading, xx
i bought this moisturiser because i've used other products by Olay and they always work like a charm on my skin. i have got sensitive skin, very dry in winter, prone to some peeling and a few winter zits. in the summer my skin is not as sensitive, and slightly dry on the cheeks, gets a little oily on the T zone. this moisturiser smells nice, spreads very easily so a pea drop size can easily moisturise the whole face area. it sinks in fast and leaves no residue... perfect for oily skins! but for me i did not find it rich enough even in summer. skin feels slightly dry around the mouth area. it however does not cause any spots! the formula is pretty gentle, i'm not pimple-prone but i do get some if i use inferior or harsh products. so for those with skin like mine, either do a double layer or just use more than a peadrop!
Complete Care Moisturising Fluid by Oil of Olay is dermatologically tested and a proven non-comedogenic moisturiser for daily use. The fluid is white in colour with a smooth, creamy consistency – it has the usual light, pleasant fragrance, which most Olay products have. Less is more with the product, as only a tiny amount is required to moisturise the whole face and neck area. The fluid is quickly absorbed into the skin and I have noticed that it does not leave my skin feeling greasy, as does Olay’s Active Beauty Fluid. It is recommended that this moisturiser be used every morning after cleansing, on the face and neck as its moisturising properties last all day. It also protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, which are responsible for more than eighty percent of the signs of ageing skin. Complete Care box states that the product contains vitamins and minerals; however, I am not sure which ones as the list of ingredients is rather long and too complex for me to identify them. Complete Care comes in a plastic “squeeze” bottle with a black screw top and is available in two sizes, 100ml bottle which costs around £5.99 and 200ml which is £10.99 which I believe makes this product one of the cheapest in the Olay skin care range. It is available from Boots (which is where I got mine from), and most large supermarkets where it is often on offer. I have been using this product now for several months and have been extremely please with the results obtained from it – my skin feels much softer and smoother which seems to last nearly the whole day. It also makes an excellent base for foundation and makeup and is suitable for normal, dry, oily and combination skin. It is made in Ireland by Procter & Gamble UK of Weybridge, Surrey – the Olay website is: www.olay.com/uk/ where at the moment they are giving away samples of their “Touch” face cream. I highly reco
mmend Complete Care, especially in the 100ml size, which is small enough to take with you when on the move.
I've used this product for years and while I won't say its the best moisturiser in the world, its pretty good,(I won't say its the best as I haven't tried all of the available moisturisers out there). I first started using it at around the age of 14 and loved the smell of it, I can't say as I really needed moisturiser at that age and only used it when my mum wasn't looking(we all did that,didn't we). I got serious about buying my own when I was a working girl (in a shop, don't get the wrong idea,lol) and could afford my own and my sisters both used it and as I've already said my mum too so, it was just a natural choice to make(or rather copy)!! Well enough of memory lane, I will give you the info on it as far as I know. Its about £2.99 now for a 150ml bottle and I think thats quite reasonable. It won't break most peoples piggy banks:) It last me about a month so thats not bad is it? The bottle informs me that it is suitable for normal, dry, oily and combination skin(thats me). Its also dermatologically tested so its probably suitable for most sensitive skins too. Its available in just about all chemists, boots, superdrug and most supermarkets. I buy mine from Tesco but if I spot it on special offer anywhere then, I'll get it where ever I can. I find its a bit runny but I don't mind that so much and a little goes a long way. I love the smell of it and its not to heavy for my combination skin. It doesn't cause me to break out with loads of spots like some can - I find nivea too thick on my face and that cause me to get spots(yuck)!! This soaks in well and doesn't leave your skin with a greasy feeling which is great for oily or combination skin in my opinion. On a closing note,I can't say if it has made me look youthful like the ads try and imply but I always go back to it when I do venture out and try other products
:) Lately I have ventured out and bought a new brand of moisturiser but as yet not made my mind up on which I like best - I will let you know!! I will also let you know which one it is then too:)'''
I have been using Oil of Olay for the past ten years and have never found another moisturising fluid quite like it. I personally use it day and night, but once a day is sufficient. Only a small drop of this fluid is needed to fully moisturise your skin, making it feel and smell wonderful. I have a 100ml bottle and it has lasted me ages and its definately money well spent. Even my daughter has started using it. This fluid is recommended for normal, dry and oily skin.
I used to buy a pot of Boots' natural collection moisturiser for about £2. This would last me ages, mainly because I used to just put it on certain dry areas of my face. They discontinued this particular product so I had to look around for something to replace it. I tried a few, keeping it cheap mostly, but they either irritated my skin, or were greasy. Then I had a try of the Oil of Olay (or Ulay as it was then) range. First I bought a cream, in a little glass tub (can't remember the exact name), it smelled nice, and worked - it moisturised - but it was too thick, it wasn't absorbed quickly enough. The assistant in Boots told me it was for older, dryer skins. So then I tried Complete Care Moisturising Fluid. Around this time I also started applying moisturiser all over my face, not just on the driest bits. It's fantastic. Because it's a fluid, not a cream, it's light and really easily absorbed even on parts of my face that aren't dry. It smells nice, not really fragranced but pleasant. I don't need to re-apply during the day (unless I wash!), and it keeps my face feeling smooth and flexible. It is for normal, dry, oily and combination skin (I think that covers them all!) and it's dermatologically tested so might be OK on sensitive skin? It also offers UV protection. My Mum has always used Oil of Ulay; I should have followed her example years ago! But! it is a bit expensive (considering you can get some moisturisers for £2). I think it's well worth it but it depends on your budget. I spend about £6 on a 100 ml bottle in Boots, because there's usually an offer for extra points or something. You can get it cheaper in Superdrug I think.