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My skin can often look quite dull and tired so I like to wear face creams which will help me to combat this. I also like my creams to include an SPF so that my skin is properly protected at all times. For these reasons I bought the Complete Care Plus Multi Radiance Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 by Olay Essentials.
What does the product do?
The product promises to hydrate the skin on the face and to provide it with everything that it needs to look radiant. It contains plenty of vitamins to strengthen and nourish the skin including Vitamin E and Vitamin B5. It also contains Mandarin extract to tone and brighten the skin and natural light reflecting particles to leave you with a radiant looking complexion. It also has an SPF of 15 so it should protect you from the damaging and skin aging effects of the sun. It promises to leave you 70% more radiant from the first application. The product has been created for those with normal/oily skin.
How do you use the product?
The product is to applied to skin that has been cleansed and dried, first thing in the morning. You need to dispense the cream and massage it into the skin on the face and neck until it has been fully absorbed. You can wear it alone or as a base to your make up. I have tested out it's sun protection and it definitely stopped my face from burning or getting red. I take this to mean that it has also protected my face from the damaging effects of the sunshine.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained with a classy looking white bottle which has a honey golden band around the top. It has a pump dispenser which means it is easy to get the product out and it works well. There is some extra information given about the product both on the box and on the bottle. It will cost you around £5 for 75ml and it can be bought from stores such as Boots or Superdrug, larger supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The cream is pure white in colour and it has a similar smell to the usual Olay products which is slightly old fashioned but still pampering and fresh. It has a much light consistency than I was expecting as my experience of Olay product has often been heavy creams. It has a pleasantly light texture which is easily applied to the skin. It glides over my face without pulling or dragging my face and it is absorbed quickly by my skin with minimal massaging.
It feels nice on the skin and it doesn't feel heavy or make my skin feel greasy or unclean. It is gentle and it doesn't irritate my skin or cause my to experience any discomfort. It doesn't cause me to develop any blemishes either which many face creams do. It makes my skin feel hydrated straight away and it removes any feelings of tightness or discomfort which my cleanser may have caused.
It does make my skin look a little brighter and in a better condition although I wouldn't say it was 70% brighter. It does give you face any sort of shine or shimmer effect which I was relieved about as I have quite oily skin. It simply leaves a slight healthy sheen on the skin. My make up sits well on top of the cream and it doesn't cause my make up to slide off at all. It keeps my skin hydrated all day and although my skin still gets oily as usual, the cream doesn't exacerbate the problem.
All in all, this is a good face cream which hydrate the skin well without leaving it feeling greasy or oily. It is light on the skin, easily absorbed and it leaves my face looking healthier and more radiant, although not perhaps as much as it had promised. Nevertheless, I am happy with this cream and I would repurchase it.
Like many others, I am currently doing a trial of Olay Multi-Radiance moisturising lotion, which I was sent by website Supersavvyme. I was interested to try this, as despite my love of beauty products, I have not really had much experience of the Olay brand.
The multi-radiance lotion comes in two varieties - normal/oily and normal/dry. I was sent normal/oily but I think normal/dry would probably have suited me better as my skin does tend to get dry quite quickly. I was still happy to try this out though, only recently I mentioned in another review that I have often found that even if a product is not designed for my skin type it will still work for me. The lotion contains SPF15 which is a positive thing as we all know how important it is to protect the skin from the sun, but I have to say I have found that most moisturisers containing SPF can leave my skin looking greasy so that was one concern I had prior to using this.
The lotion comes presented in a box. Most of the info on the box is also printed onto the bottle, so to some extent I think the box is unnecessary, but at least it is easily recycled. The bottle itself is white with accents of pale gold and I think it looks quite nice. It has a pump dispenser which can be twisted to lock shut, so handy if you're carrying it around. The only negative point with the packaging is that I have found the pump will get clogged sometimes, so when I dispense the lotion I get a yucky jelly-like lump of lotion with it!
The lotion is a creamy colour and under some lights appears to have a very slight iridescence to it. It has a nice, light and fresh scent. It mentions on the bottle that it contains mandarin extract, but I don't think it smells of mandarins. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what it smells of, but the fragrance is not too strong which is a good thing for me as I don't like putting strongly scented products on my face.
I use around 2-3 pumps of this lotion on my face and neck every morning. It glides on easily and sinks in quite quickly. It doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or tacky and provides a good base for make-up.
Although I was not initially sure what to expect from this I have been impressed with the results. Firstly, it makes my skin look so much better. I think it must be the light reflecting particles it contains as my skin does have a subtle glow to it and looks so much fresher and more awake after applying this. Despite the SPF, it doesn't make my skin look oily or greasy in any way.
In terms of moisturising, I have found this to be fairly good. I have dry patches around my nose, probably as a result of the constant cold I have been suffering from lately, and it will leave even those parts moisturised. The problem, unfortunately is that on these very dry bits of skin, the effects will only last about three-four hours. I think this may be due to this being a cream designed for normal/oily skin rather than for dry skin. On the more 'normal' areas of my skin - cheeks, chin and forehead, the moisturising effects last much longer and since using this, I have never felt the need to top up the moisturiser in those areas.
It might be worth noting, that this doesn't make any claims in regard to anti-ageing or getting rid of fine lines or anything of that nature. This said, I do think the fact that it gives the skin a bit of a glow makes my skin look slightly more youthful on its own.
The lotion costs £7.99 in Boots for a 75ml bottle. I actually thought that was a really good price and I would have been more than willing to pay that, however I noticed last week that ASDA sell this for just £4 which is amazing. I have just checked and seen that it now shows as £5 on their website so that may have been a special offer, but the point is it is worth shopping around to save yourself a few pounds.
Overall, I have been really pleased with this moisturiser. I will definitely purchase it again, but will go for the dry skin version instead and it is a product I would recommend to others.
*Also posted on Ciao
I can probably count the number of times per year I go a day without make up on one hand - not because of vanity, you understand, but more insecurity and being cursed with a fairly uneven skin tone and having had bad skin as a teenager. However, the number of days I go without moisturiser per year is zero - not a single one if I can possibly help it! So I thought, in the interests of offering a thorough and honest review, I needed to 'woman up' and review this product without putting make up on straight off. Honestly, the things I do for you people....
This product is Olay's Complete Care Multi-Radiance Moisturiser. The packaging has changed a few times I understand, and currently is different to the one shown in the dooyoo image - it is now in a soft, buttery-yellow stand-up tube which has a screw lid and dispenses from the bottom, reducing waste; the bottle is squeezable, comes in a cardboard box initially and has black writing on the tube.
Here's the 'need to know' stuff:
*The specific title is "Radiant Glow". This moisturiser is meant to not only do the job of a moisturiser but also leave you skin with a...wait for it....glow! Well done if you'd guessed that already. Note also that the full product title uses the word "radiance" not once but twice - so you can guess the selling point on this one.
*The main motivation behind me buying it? Firstly, this was on offer below standard retail price in Wilkinsons. Normally, you can buy this in Boots for £7.99. Olay products I have used in the past have been good and reliable, so getting this for below RRP was a bargain in my eyes, as I can't normally afford much above £5 for a moisturiser but have been trying to up my level of skin care as I edge into my late 20s. Secondly, and equally as imperatively for me, this product has SPF 15. I chose the normal/dry skin option.
*The information on the back of the tube states that as well as having everything your skin needs to be moisturised, this product contains "Multi-Radiance Complex containing natural light reflecting particles and mandarin extract to be noticeable radiant". I have no idea why mandarin is supposedly able to enhance this, so we'll just have to take their word for it...I suppose it's hard to print the scientific equivalent to War & Peace on the back of a 50ml tube...
*Useful websites - www.olay.co.uk and Boots product link (with accurate image and currently a club card points offer as of 07/01/12) - http://www.boots.com/en/Olay-Complete-Care-Multi-Radiance-Cream-50ml_21704/
Well now. My routine is simple in the morning; wash, moisturise while skin is still moist, then apply make up when skin is still feeling soft and supple from moisturiser. I work and commute so a long day for me requires a moisturiser that can hydrate the skin, provide a good base for lasting make up and complement my foundation products, SPF is a must and I realise that my skin tone is not the best, so I can't demand miracles, but I do expect my skin to feel soothed and look as young and healthy as possible.
So how did this puppy rate?
First of all, I noticed that I have to be fairly generous with this product. I use an eye-specific moisturiser as well, and I feel that if I didn't then this product wouldn't be overly softening to the eye area, which is a bit of a target point for me at this stage.
A generous push on the bottle produces about a pound-coin-sized blob on the end of my finger tips, this generally does the trick. The cream is a similar buttery-yellow colour to the packaging, and not body-butter-thick but not runny either. It holds consistency when dispensed.
When applied it spreads well and soaks in fast - almost too fast. For example, if the phone rings when I've applied this and not got around to foundation yet, I feel the need to run in a tiny bit extra to give my skin that totally soft and prepped feeling before applying make up. This is great if you can get away without foundation and want to have your skin good to go in seconds, but a bit of a pain if you're cursed with a foundation addiction like I am.
When used as a foundation base, this is a strong product. It provides even care, a sound base and my make up lasts well when used with it.
But here's the sticking point. As I said above, I can't expect miracles with my skin, but "radiant" glow? I'm sorry but that is where this product fails to deliver. Don't get me wrong - I don't expect to put it on and emerge from a steamy bathroom looking like Angelina Jolie, particularly for less than a tenner, but this doesn't leave me confident enough in my "radiance" to leave the house without make up. I do have high standards, but I still think this falls short of the claims. For that, I'm whipping off two stars as this is the fundamental marketing point of the product. It does also have a slightly clinical scent, which I don't really like and which lingers slightly.
I will give the product its dues that, having looked at my un-made-up skin, any baby fine lines do look "softened", so this does provide some aesthetic benefits on its own.
As you can use quite a bit of this and it's a thick substance, I wouldn't imagine a 50ml tube would last as long as some might like. I predict mine will last about a month, which is about a week or two shy of what most moisturisers do, and that's with additional use of eye cream and a night cream, so once a day use.
A strong moisturiser which, like many high street products, falls slightly short of what it would ideally do. I realise that not all products can perform like the £500 beauties the likes of J-Lo et al slap on every day, but if you're going to make a selling point out of a product, at least make it one that you can deliver on - my personal bug bear about high street level beauty products.
On the plus side, you have a good make up base, SPF protection and lasting moisturiser for less than £10. You could do a hell of a lot worse.
I have used this product for about 5 years. Olay have changed the packaging a few times but other than that the actual product has stayed the same. It promises to give the skin a 'healthy glow' and it certainly does this.
I love the creme because it doubles up as my daily moisturiser as well as a facial makeup primer.
This product works very well as a light moisturiser and I think it suits oily/combination skin best. As someone with acne prone skin I need a daily moisturiser (with SPF) without it making my face look/feel greasy. This product is great because it doesn't make my skin feel greasy at all but it makes my skin feel nourished. I wouldn't recommend the cream for someone with very dry skin as it has a very light consistency and probably wont work well enough.
The item also works brilliantly as a makeup base primer. After applying the cream to my face my foundation just glides on so easily, I don't even have to wear as much foundation as I would otherwise wear because it makes my skin look great. It helps to make my foundation look flawless, I actually couldn't apply my base properly nowadays if I wasn't wearing this product.
Now, onto its illuminating effect. This product is amazing! It gives a healthy subtle glow without making skin look too shiny, I would call it a 'dewy' look. I find that if I ever forget to use the cream my face looks dull and pale. I don't need to use a highlighter/illuminating makeup product after i've used Olay as i'm already 'glowing'.
What's great about this product is that you only need about a pea sized amount to cover the face so the tube lasts a long time. Although it does seem expensive for such a small tube, it will last. The smell of the product reminds me of summer....it's not fruity or floral in any way (more chemically fresh...if you can call that a smell - im not good at describing smells) but it is quite nice.
Overall great product, it does exactly as it says on the packaging and I couldn't live without it. Only negatives are, I don't think it would work well on drier skin & I prefered the old packaging with the lid (easier to pop in handbag), so I give it 4 stars.
I bought this Olay Complete Care Multi Radiance Daily Illiminating Cream about 4 weeks ago. I bought it fom eBay for the cost if £1.70 and £1.50 postage. This Olay cream usually sells for around £9 at places like Boots and Superdrug.
This Olay cream is marketed by Olay to contain everything skin needs most to look noticeably radiant. A daily facial moisturiser that has been specially designed to give your skin everything it needs most to be noticeably radiant. Easily absorbed and it provides an excellent base for makeup.
The cream comes in a cream coloured plastic tube with a light gold coloured screw top lid. The tube has the name of the product on the front of the tube and directions for use on the back of the tube. The product sits above the lid of the tube and this makes it very easy to dispense and also you can squeeze the plastic tube so you get every drop of the product out of the tube. The plastic tube can be recycled after use and the plastic tube contains 50mls of this Olay cream.
I like Olay products and I have had really good results using Olay's latest moisturiser, Olay Wake Up Wonder. Olay is a big player in the skin care market and invest millions of pounds each year developing new products. Their products are priced reasonable for everyone to afford.
I had been thinking about buying this illiminating cream for a while. It comes in a cream form and a fluid form but I choose the cream version as going by the information on the Olay website the cream is best suited for my skin type - normal with very slight oily t-zone. The usual cost of this cream is about £9, I got it at a really bargain price from eBay. It suited me to buy it at a much cheaper price. Firstly I am on a budget and a bit short of money after Christmas, secondly I am always buying cosmetics, I have a cupboard full of them and I need to cut down on my cosmetic outlay each month! So hubby says anyway. Really the best thing about buying this product so cheaply is that if it is not very good then I have not wasted too much money!
When I open the product for the first time it has a really lovely scent. I am used to the normal Olay scent that most of their products are recognised by but this cream smells a bit different and really like Olay products from years gone by. The smell, a light mix of rose and almond reminds me of the Olay, then called Ulay face cream my mother used to use about 25 years ago. This is a bit strange as the newer products mostly all smell the same.
I am not put off by the scent of the cream, it is old fashioned and in a way quite comforting. The cream is off white coloured, it has a quite thick texture and is not at all luminous. I apply about a walnut size blob of the cream to my face and rub it in. This is the usual amount of cream I use on my face but with this cream I need more and I apply another blob of cream to my skin. I am not getting my usual moisturised effect from this cream and need to apply yet another blob of the cream. 3 blobs in total, when one blob of my usual cream is always enough. Very strange and my skin still does not feel as moisturised as usual. At this point I do not apply any more cream as I have applied enough already.
I really don't get much moisturisation out of this cream at all and hope the illuminating effects are better. My skin looks illuminated all over, it actually looks quite good apart from the fact that my nose is very shiny. This effect lasts even when I apply my make-up and is quite like the effect I have had from using Clarins Flash Balm. I am happy about this but unhappy with the overall moisturising effect of this cream.
All in all this cream is not moisturising enough for my skin. I will continue using the cream but I will use my usual moisturiser first and then apply this illimunating cream over my usual moisturiser.
I don't feel this cream is a waste of money as it has a really good illiminating effect, it's just not any good as a moisturiser. The cream has an SPF of 15 which is an added bonus.
Great to illuminate skin but no good as a moisturiser.
Olays Complete Care Multi-Radiance with spf15 for added skin protection is an illuminating moisturiser which when used on a regular basis can give your skin the most wonderful boost.
It contains a special multi radiance complex with the addition of real mandarin extracts and vitamin P, which Olay say can help to improve your skin's appearance and promote a much more radiant look. I must say that even with just one application I noticed a difference, it really does give your skin a lovely glow!
At £7.49 for 75mls of product its a wise buy for an almost instant lift to your skin. It comes in an easy to use pump dispenser and the product will last you several weeks if used once a day.
You could use this product in tandem with some of the more expensive face serums which contain retinyl which will really offer the best of both worlds. That way you can get instant radiance and longer lasting anti wrinkle care.
The secret to the fluid is that it contains natural light reflecting particles which can instantly make the surface of the skin appear enhanced with a natural looking radiance.
Its also easy to apply by gently massaging the product onto your face (avoiding the eye area) and neck area. Just do that till it becomes absorbed into the skin.
The mosituriser is an excellent base for your make up, but in summer when you have a hint of colour it is nice to leave your make up off and go au naturel, as the Olay will do all the hard work for you.
I bought this product about 4 months ago after I had run out of my old face cream. This time, I was looking for a different brand because my previous moisturizer didn't have an SPF factor.
I try to protect my face from sun damage and, until I bought this product, used to put a face sun screen on top of my moisturizer during summer. Unfortunately, this always made my face feel way too greasy. And the last thing you want on a hot summer day is for your face to feel sweaty and dirty. This meant that sometimes (or most times I should say) I just opted for no sun protection at all. I'm now approaching the age when lack of good sun protection usually starts to show, so it was high time I started using a product with SPF factor on a daily basis.
------ Why would you want to use it ------
Olay Complete Care Multi-radiance Daily Illuminating UV Fluid seemed like something I was looking for. It has a UVA/UVB protection of SPF15 which is perfect for everyday use. Being a fluid, the product is very light and has a velvety texture. It is very easy to smooth over face and neck and absorbes quickly.
Apart from the fact that it protects against sun rays, the fluid is also very good at moisturizing. My skin needs everyday hydration but doesn't tolerate heavy products. This product is perfect consistency for me, it is very light and isn't greasy at all. I feel comfortable using it every day and my skin is soft. The fluid doesn't seem to clog up my pores but does a great job, moisturizing the skin. Although it is supposed to be used during the day, I also apply it during night because it is so light and I like to wake up with a fresh(ish) skin.
This moisturizer is perfumed but the smell is very delicate and quite pleasant, although not as much that you would fall in love with it. To be honest, I prefer that my skin care products don't smell too strong. That's the role of a proper perfume and I don't want it to be overpowered or to clash with the smells of other products I use.
Another property of this fluid is that is illuminates the skin. It contains tiny particles which reflect the light and make your face look younger, healthier and fresher. I noticed my skin can sometimes looks a bit grey and dull, so this is a great product to make it look better.
At first I couldn't understand how this fluid was achieving such an effect but after applying it a few times, I noticed that my fingers where shimmering with golden and pink shades (think - summer tan and rosy cheeks), which are creating an impression of a radiant, beautiful skin. After looking closely I could see the tiny particles on the tips of my fingers but they are really tiny and the fluid blends perfectly into the skin so no one looking at you will see them. The particles are not as evident as those in a shimmering face powder so the skin looks like it is naturally glowing.
To maintain the radiant looking skin in the long term, the product also contains vitamins B3 and E, pro vitamin B5 and mandarin extract (said to contain vitamin P)
Finally, the fluid serves also as a great base for make-up.
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The product is packed in a tall narrow bottle with a pump dispenser. The bottle itself is all white with simple front and back labels telling you what the product is, how to apply it and contact details. The neck of the bottle is in golden pearl colour, which is a nice touch considering that packaging is in general very bland. The golden shimmering colour also remind me of the light reflecting particles inside the product and radiant summery look that you are supposed to achieve by using it.
The pump works perfectly and you can easily control how much of the fluid you wish to dispense. To use, you need to turn the nozzle in an anti-clockwise direction in order to open it; then clockwise to close. I like this pump dispenser because it is convenient to use, the closing keeps the fluid fresh so you don't end up with the dried out end when you use the product next time; and finally there is no fluid to get under the fingernails, which happens very often during application of moisturizers in pots.
Unfortunately the packaging bit doesn't end here. The bottle is then packed in an attractive golden, yellow and white box. Again, there is an effect of shimmering particles in the colour of the box and this time quite a lot of information about the product, including ingredients, properties, directions of use and contact details.
I think this is too much packaging and therefore two much waste from just one moisturizer, although I might even understand why. In spite of the pump dispenser having a closing, I am still not confident that is won't just open up during travelling. I can just imagine this happening when I go on holiday and all my clothes covered in white fluid! To prevent that, I have kept the outer box and always put the bottle inside it when I travel. I have to say that it never opened up but it might be because of the box as it is very stiff. I would prefer, however, that Procter & Gamble (manufacturer) designed a small plastic cup that you can put on top of the pump dispenser, so it doesn't open. This would be less packaging, but I'm not really sure that would be more environmentally friendly...
There are two types of this fluid - normal/combination and normal/dry. You can also purchase this as cream, if you prefer heavier consistency of a moisturizer.
------ Final remarks ------
All in all, it is a great product and also last for a very long time. I bought it 4-5 months ago and I have only been through half of the 75 ml container. Pricewise, it is at an acceptable price of £7.49 in Boots, but I am sure you can get it cheaper if you shop around.
Packaging is not extremely sophisticated, but I am not going to take off any points because of it. I have learned not to judge a book by its cover. This saying certainly applies here. I will give it 5 out of 5.
------ For those with allergies or sensitive skin, here is a long list of 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, Ethylparabn, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tin Oxide, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Lonone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Linalool.
This review has been posted on Ciao under the same username.
I have stuck with this product for years now because it does the two things that are most important! It a) makes you look healthy, makes your skin just look better. And it b) protects you from the sun with the spf. I have tried lots of face sunscreens and the problem is that they leave your skin feeling or looking greasy, which isn't helped by the fact that I have combination skin anyway. This product leaves you looking matte and fresh.
Olay also do Everyday sunshine, which is tinted, but if you are very pale like me the colour is too much and looks silly, usually leaving me with telltale marks. Then this product is right for you, because it gives you the glow of healthy skin without the excessive pigment.
You can also usually get it on a special offer like 2 for £10 at boots or superdrug.
I am an Olay fan, and always have been, I have moisturisers (two different ones), facial washes and make up from Olay. I have always been impressed by it.
Now, I am even more so, this product has impressed me totally.
Olay Complete Multi-Radiance SPF 15
"Everything the skin needs to look noticeably radiant" I tried this in Boots when it was on offer expecting it to be no better than any of their other moisturisers. I liked it that much I bought it there and then.
With Vitamin E, B3, Pro-vitamin B5 and mandarin extract this is a very light cream. It smells faintly creamy and moisturises deeply instantly leaving your face feeling soft and luxurious. The cream is none greasy, I have just used it and am typing, there is no residue left on my hands after applying to my face. My skin feels a little plumper. The cream reflects light making your skin look younger and more radiant.
It has SPF 15 which is recommended all year round so you don't have to worry about putting on greasy sun creams.
I paid £4.99 for 75ml from Boots when it was on offer, and there are still plenty of offers around on this product. It comes in a handy bottle which dispenses just the right amount for one application.
Moisturizes deep and illuminates the surface for a healthy glow / Complete Multi-Radiance has vitamins and mandarin extract and works in two ways / it moisturizes to promote skin health deep in the surface while natural light enhancers gently illuminate skin on the outside / Infused with SPF 15, vitamins E, B3, pro-vitamins B5 and mandarin extract, this non-greasy, dermatologist-tested formula provides UVA/UVB protection and is 100% PABA free and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) /