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I have now found a face cream that I really like but over the years, I have tried many different products, this being one of them. The pot I always remember that when I was younger, Olay (or Oil of Ulay) like it used to be called was for old people but over the years, I have started to use it (and I don''t class myself as old). However over the years, I feel the brand has had a bit of a facelift and has a far more modern look and feel to it. The cream comes is a small white plastic pot which is topped with a black screen top lid and has the product name and description to the front in blue and black lettering. Price & availability This is priced at around 10 pounds for a 50ml pot but I do find that the product is frequently on offer, currently at Superdrug the product is buy one get one free. As well as Superdrug, the cream is also available from most supermarkets, high street chemists etc. The cream is white in colour and quite thick in consistency but it easily absorbs into my skin without having to rub too hard. As the pot looked quite small when I first purchased, I was concerned it wouldn''t last me long but actually, a little goes a long way and the pot lasts me a couple of months before I needed to replace and that was using it twice a day, every day. The cream also has quite a nice fragrance to it, rather fresh and sweet but not too overpowering, I would say that the cream has quite a modern aroma to it. Olay state that the cream contains SPF15 to provide protection from the suns harmful rays which is always a bonus as I don''t like applying sun lotion to my face as it makes it too greasy and I always suffer a breakout in spots when I do. I can sometimes have quite sensitive skin but I have never experienced any problems in use. After using the cream for a few weeks now, I must say that I haven''t noticed any difference in the overall condition of my skin, I still have a few fine lines. What the cream is great at though is keeping my skin hydrated throughout the day, sometimes my forehead can become a little dry, especially during the colder months however when I use this, it seems to keep my skin moisturised all day long. I also love that using this makes my skin feel really soft too. I like the product and I would recommend, giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks for reading.
I admit to you all that I have only just started using moisturiser on my face. I was moaning to my best mate that I was getting the odd wrinkle which doesn't help that I am almost thirty five and an ex smoker. She is a beauty therapist and told me to use moisturiser without fail every day. I started using this about four months ago, have already noticed improvements not in banishing wrinkles but helping my skin in general. I suffer with a oily t zone and dry skin elsewhere!
The pot of cream~
The cream is in a plastic jar with a black lid. The Olay logo is clearly seen on the front. It tells me that it is Olay complete care, daily sensitive UV cream ( to prevent sun damage) SPF15.
Unscrew the black lid and remove plastic cap inside to gain access to the cream. The cream is white in colour and has a floral scent to it. Apply to your face and neck area using circular motions. I am very impressed by this cream as it isn't at all greasy. It makes the skin feel replenished and full of life. I had really bad dry skin before but now my skin feels silky smooth. I started using this and am amazed by the results I have now seen.
Available from all good super markets and chemists costing around £4.00 a jar.
This is my favourite daytime moisturiser!
I've always had oily, spot-prone skin so I find a lot of moisturisers are too heavy or greasy for my skin or they clog my pores and lead to more spots, but this one is perfect.
A 50ml costs £8.49 but I usually buy mine in places like bodycare where it can be much cheaper, but even at £8.49 I think it's good value for money. The pot is a nice size and it has a screw off lid so it's really easy to use.
The cream is nice and light and really smooth and it feels really good on my skin. I don't need to use a lot at a time but I think if you had dry skin you'd probably need to use more. It sinks in really quick and doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my skin.
My skin can be quite sensitive sometimes and this doesn't upset it in any way, it's really gentle and makes my skin feel really good. It feels really moisturising and soothing to use and makes my skin really soft and smooth and it stays that way all day.
The fact that it has sun protection of factor 15 is great as it stops my skin from burning or being damaged by the sun without having use another sun product on my face.
As I have said in a previous review, I am not a girly girl, and derive no pleasure from shopping for any items such as cosmetics or shoes. Therefore, when it came to buying a new moisturiser (after my Christmas supply from the previous year had run out) I wanted to find something that I would be able to find for a reasonable price in a range of shops, and that did what it was supposed to. Simple. Well not Simple, but Olay!
The cost is very variable across different shops depending upon offers available at the time. I believe my last tub was around £4, you can often find this on offer in Tescos or other similar supermarkets, so it is widely available and I can just a bung a tub in with the weekly shop - perfect.
The cream comes in a pot with a screw top style lid, which I find quite useful over the tube or pump versions as I think its easier to use, and you reduce the chances of accidentally projectile pumping it onto the carpet, or standing on the tube and watching it redecorate the floor.
It is quite a thick cream, and I find that an amount the size of a broad bean (not a pea!) is about right. I do find that if I have a little too much it makes my skin a little oily, so be careful of this.
What can I say - it moisturises my skin, which is really all I am after. I have not found my skin to be excessively dry or oily since I have been using this cream, and I generally find my skin feels nice and soft. It smells pleasant (although not unlike baby cream), and it sinks in very quickly, so if you are applying make up straight after this is not really a problem.
I would recommend this to anyone who does not have particularly problematic skin, it does what it says on the box, and at a very reasonable price. A tub lasts me a couple of months, which I can't grumble at. It also has UVA protection which is an added bonus!
Having most probably damaged my skin through testing an extensive range of different moisturisers, I have finally settled (as has my skin). I had the misinformed preconception that Olay products were for the older market and as I am a little shy of this, I had previously stayed clear of them (and their price tag which is often off putting). However, I saw this particular 'complete care' cream on sale in Superdrug for (what I considered) a bargain of £4 and thought it was worth a try. I was not mistaken and am as happy with the results today as I was when I picked up the moisturiser in January.
Despite many products claiming to be gentle on sensitive skin, few completely satisfy this criterion in my view. However, this one did: I felt no irritation what so ever and after just a couple of days I noticed my skin feeling much smoother. Thankfully, it hasn't given me any spots or blemishes either which is quite uncommon! This could be due to the fact that it's not a greasy product and it soaks into the skin very quickly. I tend to apply it in the morning before putting any makeup on and find that it allows a much more even spread of foundation without a shiny appearance. The additional UV sun protection (SPF 15) is apparently great for keeping skin young...an added bonus I can't see anyone complaining about! It's not perfumed (although, as with all skin products, has a familiar smell 'soapy freshness') which, for me, is a plus point as it lowers the risk of irritation and means that you don't have to drench yourself in perfume to override the smell.
On the downside, with daily use (and occasionally twice per day as it is a good substitute for night cream) it runs out fairly quickly and I am yet to discover a size larger than the standard 50ml. The price is reasonable, slightly more than Nivea's equivalent moisturiser, but definitely worth it and you can often find it on offer (Superdrug and Asda have regular promotions).
At the end of the day, moisturisers have different results on everyone; my advice if you're searching for the perfect cream is to give it a try. I think this product ticks all the boxes and it works a treat for me.
When moisturising my face I always stick to Olay products. This is because from all the products I have used, that have had great results and I know that Olay sensitive is safe for my skin.
Pros : Olay Complete Care for sensitive skin for me is great for my skin. I use it every morning and let it absorb before applying any make up ( however if you run low on foundation, mixing it with Olay provides a tinted moisturiser which is great!)
The best thing about this product is that it is easily absorbed and doesn't get greasy, which isn't too nice to have greasy looking skin throughout the day! It does say to use it during the day but I also use it at night, especially on my neck which people always seem to forget to moisturise!
Also it is formed for people with sensitive skin which I don't have but I don't like really strong scented face moisturisers. Olay has a very discrete and pleasant scent which doesn't hang around you like other body lotions do!
Cons : The price can be a bit off putting but the product does last! And also, it is on offer in boots quite regularly both in the shop and on point vouchers and also an added bonus is collecting boots points on them!
All in all, I absolutely love this product and it's great for my skin! It keeps my skin fresh and soft throughout the day and does not irritate it at the slightest.
Finding a moturiser that matches your skin is always difficult. I embarked on the task of finding a mid prised moturiser a six months ago to replace my boots No7 Day Cream which had made my skin slightly greasy. I have always liked Olay products, they have that distinctive Olay smell - not exactly a pleasant smell but at least it makes you feel like you are doing right by your skin.
The packet I got contained 50ml and cost me £5 at Sainsburys. What attracted me to it, is that it was also a UV cream (SPF 15). I often forget to put Sun Protection on in the summer, so I at least make sure my foundations and moturisers contain some protection! It has a smooth consistency, unlike the boots one which I found a bit jelly like. It spread well over the skin, the the skin felt smooth to touch after rubbing it in. It left no white streaks.
Having put it on now most days for about six months, my skin is currently spotless, feeling smooth, and has no dry areas (I have combination skin - unless I use Boots No7!) I cannot attest to it having made any difference to pores etc, but then it does not claim to do this. It is a great, cheap end of the market face moturiser with good results, which works very well on my combination skin.
Any person who has a sensitive skin can appreciate a success of finding the right moisturiser. I can only say from my own experience and it doesn't mean it's perfect for everyone but it's perfect for me :)
I bought it from Amazon, like most beauty products these days, since they offer free p&p on most items.
It came well packaged in tub with double lid.
First impression is of the subtle scent. Texture seams light and soft and scooping it with you fingertips only proves it right. There is not much to the routine, you just apply moisturiser with your fingertips all over your face and neck and you're done. In my case, there is one more ingredient that blends perfectly well with this one: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Provital Tinted Moisturiser. I mix the two together to achieve a lightly tinted moisturiser for a sensitive skin. It doesn't clog your pores and gives nice and soft feeling. At least for me, one application in the morning is enough to last all day. For summer without any special outdoor event, it comes as sun protector too, as it contains SPF15. You'll need extra sun blocker if you plan a trip on a sunny day though.
I am totally happy with my Olay Complete Care Daily Sensitive UV Cream and not planning any changes to my skincare routine for as long, as it remains that good.