“ Brand: Olay / Type: Sun Oil / Subcategory: Fluid / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 / What it does: Protects / Parabene free: yes „
I received this product to test a while ago as part of a free trial from the Supersavvyme website. I haven't tried many products from the Olay range before so was quite happy to test this product. Olay has been an icon of female beauty since 1952. The Olay brand reminds me of my mum as she has been using Olay (classic beauty fluid) as far back as I can remember. The product I have is for normal/oily skin but you can also purchase moisturising cream for normal/dry skin from the same range.
It comes packaged in a cardboard box with the brand name 'Olay' clearly displayed on the front of the box, with the product information underneath it specifying that it is for normal/oily skin. The P&G logo is shown at the top of the box (they make the product) and it tells you that it spf 15. The back of the box tells you the benefits of the product and states that the result will give you up to 70% more visibly skin after your first application. The ingredients are printed on the side of the box, along with some contact information for the brand and it tells you the bottle size (75ml). Once removed from the box the actual product comes in a white plastic tube. Olay in displayed in large black letters and underneath it says that it is complete care plus multiradiance moisturising lotion for normal/oily skin. The back of the tube gives the application directions. It has a white and gold plastic dispensing pump to release the fluid.
The fluid itself is white in colour and smells lovely. It has a nice fresh and slightly fruity smell which I find lasts for a while after application. To apply simply twist the top of the dispensing pump to the right until it clicks into place and gently push down to release the desired amount of product onto your hand and apply liberally and gently massage into your face and neck. It does give a warning to avoid getting into the eyes. Twist the top of the pump back to the left position again until it clicks to lock it back into place, this is great as if you accidently pushed down on top of the tube it stops the fluid from accidently leaking out.
- 24 hours refreshing moisturisation for long lasting hydration.
- SPF15 UVA/UVB broad spectrum to help protect your skin from daily incidental sun exposure.
- Skin pampering vitamins B3 & E and pro-vitamin B5
- Natural light reflecting particles and mandarin extract, the formula will help revitalize your skin's appearance and give you a more radiant look
- Dermatologically tested
- Non greasy
- Won't clog pores
- Easily absorbed
- Has a shelf life of 12 months once opened, this is great as you only need to use a small amount so a little goes a long way.
- Can be used both as a base for make up or on naked skin alone for a healthy radiant glow.
Price and availability.
The product is widely available from beauty stores, supermarkets and on line. It usually retails at around £7.99 however Boots currently have an offer on so can be purchase at a reduced price of £5.99 for 75ml.
SPF 15 is the minimum level of daily UV protection recommended by dermatologists to reduce the risk of skin damage caused by UV rays.
I love this product and it is definitely a product that I am going to stick with. The fluid is really easily absorbed into the skin and it doesn't leave any greasy residue behind leaving my skin feeling fresh and moisturised. I love the fact that the smell lasts after application. After using this product for a couple of months I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It looks and feels much smoother and feels much more radiant. I use it as a base before applying my make up and apply daily every morning. This is one probably the best moisturising lotion I have tried for my skin and will be a permanent fixture in my bathroom cupboard. Definitely 5 stars. ;-)
As I've mentioned in previous reviews, I'm not keen on face and body creams in general - I always forget to apply them and I hate them being on my skin as it makes me feel all sticky and feel like I want to wash it off as soon as it's on. But, I was sent this cream as a sample to try out and while it was free, I made a point of trying it. It's fast become a cream that I apply every single day and one that I will continue to use even when the time comes for me to buy it. At the moment, it's on sale in all supermarkets at £5 for a 75ml bottle.
The cream comes in a box and then inside this is a white bottle that is thinner at the bottom and gets a bit chunkier at the top. It has a gold ring towards the top and a white pump top that you press to release the cream. The pump part swivels from left to right to lock/unlock the pump for use. The bottle isn't see through although I find that if it's held up to the light, I can see where the cream is up to inside.
When the pump is pressed, it releases around a 5p size blob into your hand. I find that this is enough to cover most of my face - usually I end up using two blobs to cover my whole face and under my chin. The cream is white in colour and has a good consistency - it isn't runny but it isn't very thick so it is so easy to rub into the skin. It rubs in so well, that I don't even feel it's applied on my face. It certainly doesn't leave your skin feeling like it has a mask on like I find with some other creams. As soon as you touch the cream, it begins to soak in and the white colour gradually disappears. After a couple of seconds, the white cream has completely disappeared.
The giveaway that it is actually there is the glow that it gives to my face, this was even noticeable after only one application. I also think it has helped to even out my skin tone. It actually says on the bottle that it is for normal/oily skin but I have dry skin and it works very well for me, it feels so much better now after around 4 weeks use. My skin feels so much softer to touch, it's so much smoother. I use it before applying my make up, although I'm not sure whether this is one of it's intended uses. I find though that my liquid foundation applies very smoothly across it.
I think the smell is a major positive for this cream too. It smells gorgeous, to me it has a similar smell to some of the premium brands out there. I find it very hard to describe but it reminds me a little of cucumbers, although it says on the back of the bottle that it contains a mandarin extract so maybe that's just me! It's not a very strong smell but you can smell it once it's been applied for a while after as the scent lingers, the reason I like using it so much is partly due to it's lovely fragrance.
The bottle states that it gives 24 hours radiance and I would say it lives up to this claim - I have applied it every day in the morning and by night-time, I have rarely applied it to my face again as my face still feels moisturised and still has that glow there. Even when I have decided to use it again at night, it hasn't really needed another application - I just have done because I like the smell and the way it feels on my skin! The cream has SPF 15 protection which is a nice extra that I like having throughout the day.
I would definitely recommend this cream - especially to people who are like me and aren't that into using lotions and creams on their skin. This is a lovely product that I feel gives very good value. I will have no hesitation in replacing my bottle with another at full price when it runs out.
A great product!
Thanks for reading :o)
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Citrus Nobilis, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Polyethylene, Dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polyacrylamide, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Linalool / Day Cream / Everything the skin needs most to look noticeably radiant / Olay Complete Care Multi-Radiance Radiant Glow Day Fluid SPF15 for normal/oily skin has been specially designed to give your skin everything it needs most to be noticeably radiant / The Multi-Radiance Complex contains natural light reflecting particles and mandarin extract / Skin pampering vitamins (B3, E & Pro Vitamin B5) / Contains SPF15 broad spectrum protection / Directions for use: Apply Olay Complete Care Multi-Radiance Radiant Glow Day Fluid SPF15 / Normal/Oily liberally and gently massage onto your face and neck /