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I have pale skin with light hair and I never seem to achieve a natural looking tan. I go red instead. I have always had difficulty in finding a light Sunkissed glow for my face. Natural body tanners are far too harsh for my face and I end up looking quite silly. I was therefore pleased to have discovered a product from Olay which suits me perfectly.
I am now using Olay Everyday Sunshine Light Sunkissed Glow. This comes in 2 shades, one for lighter skin, such as mine, and the other in a darker skin tone. I remember when these first came out on the market and there were selling them for about £8 a tube which I thought was far too expensive at the time. I buy mine from Home Bargains for only 99p a tube, which I think is a great low price for this product.
I don’t like the smell of this product. I do think that these tubes are past their best as they are an older design on the front and possibly for this reason the aroma is slightly ‘off’. Unless this is just the way it’s supposed to smell.
These ‘sunshine tubes. Contain a gradual tan which slowly builds up and you can make your face as light or as dark as you wish, gradually and naturally, over a period of time. They contain vitamin E and a UVB /UVA protection and they sink into my skin really well on application.
This small tube stands on its end so the contents are easily squeezed out and it has a small blue little lid which flips back. The cream is medium consistency, slightly off white in colour and I apply this to my face and neck in light upwards strokes. I take care to avoid the hairline or the eyebrows and I always use it at night so that when I wake my complexion has a light and natural glow.
It sinks in well and I sometimes apply a light moisturiser on top. I do not use this every night, probably around two times a week. It doesn’t streak, is light and natural looking and gives me the kind of glow I just cannot seem to get myself if I sit outside in the sunshine.
I love this product from Olay and for this price I think it’s a real bargain. It’s just a shame about the smell, but this does fade by the next morning.
I love this! There is a light and a dark one, but I chose the light as i wanted it to be subtle. It came top on Gok Wan's how to look good naked; so I thought I'd give it a try
It gives you a gradual build up of colour; but when I first tried it I was extremely pale, and after a few short days I was asked if I'd been on holiday or had been on the sunbed- which wasn't really what I was after; I wanted to the build up to be a bit more subtle so I stopped for a while.
But then I went on holiday, and decided to use it when I got back to prolong my tan; and I've been using it continually since and its just the job!
Now I have a "base" to work from, its helped me to prolong that lovely glow you get.
I've tried these sorts of products before, and they sometimes have a nasty smell or leave streaky marks. This on the other hand isn't and I use it just as a moisturiser in my daily routine.
I'm not a great lover of fake tan as it is such a hassle to put on and I always end up looking streaky and orange so I decided to give this moisturiser a go as I hoped it would gradually build up the colour slowly and evenly. I was given this to try by a friend as she wasn't keen on it but I think it costs around £7-8 to buy in store.
The cream is white in colour and is a nice thick texture. It is easy to apply just like any other body moisturiser and it sinks in well but that's where the good points sadly end. It absolutely reeks.
When I first put it on, it had a very slight biscuity smell to it which was quite mild and relatively inoffensive. I know that all fake tans have some form of smell to them so I wasn't expecting it to smell nice but after several hours the smell started to get worse as the tan developed. Horrible. I spent the rest of the day paranoid that everyone else could smell it and no amount of perfume would hide it! It was utterly revolting and as soon as I could I got straight home and in the shower to get it off. I have since thrown it out and had words with the "friend" who thought she would inflict this misery on me with her evil lotion.
As for the actual colour, I was left looking very lightly sunkissed (bordering on orangey) but as it's a gradual tanner it wasn't spectacularly different to my original colour and so I don't think it's worth putting up with the stink for that kind of result. If you must use this product, I'd suggest you do it at night and sleep alone and shower when you get up.
I have been using this Olay moisturiser for a few years now, to give my face a light, healthy glow.
I have never been a great fan of lying in the sun, but when everyone around me is getting a tan, I start to feel too pale. Through the summer months, I quite regularly us a fake tan on my body and over the years these have improved greatly. I have however always worried about using a tanning product on my face, until I came across Olay Everyday Sunshine Light Glow Moisturiser (what a mouthfull!).
I have always used Olay products on my face, I have slightly sensitive skin and Olay has always been kind and gentle and never caused my skin to flare-up. I was therefore delighted when this moisturiser arrived on the market and was eager to give it a go.
After a couple of days, I noticed I had a lovely sun kissed glow, a few days later though and I started to look like an oompa loompa. This problem, I realised later, was down to me.
The mistake I made with this moisturiser, was not removing it well enough when I washed my face. Day after day the colour was building up and I was beginning to turn orange, which is not a good look!
Since that mistake, early on, I have been far more careful with the light glow moisturiser. Sometimes I will waer it for a few days, then give myself a couple of days break from it. I also exfoliate my skin more often, which gives me a better result.
Olay Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser, should be applied by massaging it gently and evenly into your face and neck. You can also purchase an Everynight Sunshine Moisturiser, which when applied will deepen your sunkissed glow, while you sleep. The moisturiser is easily absorbed and makeup can be applied on top.
Wash your hands THOROUGHLY after use. The first time I used it, I thought I had washed them well enough, until I realised that the area between my fingers had turned all brown.
Olay Everyday Sunshine Moisturiser contains skin pampering Vitamin E and has a SPF 15 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection, which will help to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun.
A 50ml tube will cost around £7.49, but can be found in Superdrug right now at £5.
If you want a healthy glow, but don't want to sit in the sun, give this a try!
My tan was fading. I had already started to use a fake tan on my body, but was not keen on using this on my face. I went out with the aim of finding a reasonably priced moisturiser with a hint of tan developed especially for the skin on my face.
Ever the bargain hunter, I ended up in Home Bargains, where I came across this product. 'Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine'. Olay been a well-known brand, and priced at just £1.99 I decided to purchase it, and could not wait to get home and try it out.
The version of the moisturiser I bought is comes in a white, plastic bottle, complete with blue lid containing 100ml of cream. I bought the 'deep sun-kissed glow' as I did still have some tan remaining on my face.
The writing on the bottle explains that this is a facial moisturising fluid, with a touch of sunless tanner. It works by containing everything the skin needs most, nourishing Olay moisture, skin pampering vitamin E, SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection plus a touch of natural sunless tanner.
It is explained that the cream should be applied evenly on to the face and neck. If you want to deepen your glow, you should apply the cream every night.
The first thing I noticed about the cream was the smell. It definitely has that false tan smell to it and it is pretty strong. The moisturiser itself is white, and slightly runny. I would personally prefer it to be slightly thicker as it would be easier to apply. Having said this, I did not having any great difficulties with applying the cream, although it did seem to take some time to soak into the skin.
Overall, I haven't been that keen on the moisturiser. It did moisturise my skin, but it also left it looking very shiny, and feeling quite greasy.
I didn't find the product gave me much colour. This may be because I did still have a slight tan, however having bought the moisturiser in the darker colour available I would expect some change, but this was not the case.
I did like that the cream included SPF 15, always handy in a moisturiser for protecting the skin without having to apply and sunscreen.
Having only paid £1.99 for the cream I won't be losing any sleep over the effects, but I won't be buying it again either.
As it's summer and the sun is making itself comfortable in the sky, alot of women take it as an indication to start applying the fake tan or to get out their purses and run to the local tanning salon in need of that quick 'I just spent a month in Fiji' fix. But why bother with the hassle when you can simply go to the local pharmacy and buy yourself a box of this? Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine.
Obviously it won't give you an all-over tan, like a few weeks abroad would, but it will make you look like you've spent your fair share of hours in the British sunshine, and give you a healthy sun-kissed glow on your face, just as the snazzy little product describes on it's packaging.
Olay Complete Care Everyday Sunshine can be bought in two types of packaging, a tall, thin box or a shorter, wider box. They both look the same despite this, however the tube that I will be reviewing happens to be the more popular tall and thin, 50ml box. The box has a white packaging, that fades into a golden colour towards the bottom of the box. On the front of the box is the word 'OLAY' in capital black writing, and underneath are the words 'complete care'. Below this in blue, underlined writing is 'EVERYDAY SUNSHINE', with a short description of the product, 'moisturiser with a touch of sunless tanner'. There is a medium-sized, light blue icon with a sun in below this, with sun beams shining from it, most likely indicating that it will give you a sun-kissed look. Below this it says 'everything skin needs most for a natural looking sun-kissed glow everyday', and it also provides us with the following information 'moisture, SPF 15, vitamin E, plus a touch of natural sunless tanner'. Because it contains SPF 15, this is also good to wear to help protect your skin from the sun.
On the back there are blocks of writing underneath three headings; 'Why is complete EVERYDAY SUNSHINE for me?', 'How does it work?' and 'The result?', these are always good to read just so you know everything about the product. On one side are the ingredients, and on the other side of the packaging are Directions and 'Did you know?' facts. There is also information about the moisturiser, 'Without streaking or orange build-up, gently fragranced, dermatologically tested, light, non-greasy'.
When you remove the moisturiser from the box, you are faced with a small tube with the same design as the front of the packaging, except the colour of the tube is a creamy banana colour, with a light blue coloured lid. On the back are the headings 'How does it work?', 'Directions' and 'Questions or comments?'. Once you open the lid and put the tube towards your nose, you are able to smell a lightly fragranced moisturiser. It's a freshing, clean smell and isn't fragranced to the point where it smells like perfume!
Now it's time to apply the moisturiser. Usually I apply this before bed so that I get the effects of it in the morning, however you can apply it in the morning instead if you would prefer. When you squeeze the tube onto your finger, a white coloured liquid will appear - the same colour as a regular moisturiser, which is surprising as when I first tried this I expected the cream to be the same colour as the tube. When you apply it to your face and gently massage it in, you realise how quickly your skin absorbs the cream! Now, the more sun-kissed you want your face to look, the more moisturiser you should apply, but you should never apply too much in one go. If you want to have a really tanned face, I suggest gradually increasing the amount you apply everyday, as this will give you a more realistic, natural look. Despite the moisturiser absorbing into your skin extremely quickly and the box stating that the moisturiser is non-greasy, I do find that it is slightly greasy when first applied, but this feeling soon disappears. So, if you apply this just before you go out, you won't have to worry about your skin looking oily (depending on how much you have applied, of course)
After applying this at night, in the morning I always find my face has a natural looking glow with a lovely sun-kissed colour to it - and it feels smoother, too. The first time I applied this moisturiser, my friend asked me the next day if I'd been abroad recently, as she noticed how tanned my face and neck was! It's just a shame they were the only parts of me that were sun-kissed.
Although the tube isn't that big, I find that there is alot of moisturiser contained inside and it lasts me a long time! I've used two tubes of this before, and I'm almost done with my third. Luckily I have a fourth ready and waiting, so I don't have to go out and spend money on another one of these, as they are quite expensive. Boots sell them for the price of £7.99, and I'm sure other drug stores/pharmacies sell them for around this price, too. Personally, I think this is quite a high price to pay but I'm always willing to pay it as the moisturiser is worth it.
Unfortunately there are too many ingredients for me to list, as this little moisturiser is quite the concoction, but I can provide you with a phone number and an address for your questions and comments;
0800 917 7197
Procter & Gamble UK,
KT13 0XP, UK
Overall, this is a wonderful moisturiser for everyday use and I would definately recommend it to anyone that was considering it. Not only does it moisturise your skin and make it feel smoother, it also gives you a very natural, sun-kissed glow, just as it claims. Just be sure not to apply too much, as it can build up and make you look orange if you're not careful!
I bought this moisturiser in Morrisons for £7.50 which was more than I usuallly spend but I thought I'd give it a go.
I wanted to give my usaully pale skin a bit of a boost. You have to apply it every morning and if you want to deepen the tan effect you can use it in the evening as well.
It has an SPF of 15 which a lot of the others don't and I like to make sure I don't burn my face so I was happy with that.
I like the colour it gives me and most people I saw the week I began using it told me I looked really well - considering I'd been up most of the night with a newborn I thought that was a good sign. I looked like I had a slight tan from being out and about in the sun (which I hadn't)
You do have to be careful around your eyebrows and on some places like your top lip and around the eyes as it can look too unnatural if applied too thickly.
I use a face wipe so every morning I just rub the bits away from the day before that I think are too dark and then I'm happy with the effect. I would definately recommend it to anyone who is in need of a healthy glow without looking fake.
I bought this before going on a hen weekend, I always use Dove summer glow on my body in the week coming up to a night out but have never found anything similar which I have liked for my face, the products I have tried have always either been too greasy or have given me spots. So I have always had to compensate for having a face that's whiter than the rest of me, using make-up which isn't too bad on a night out when its dark but for a daytime event or in the summer when its still light when I go out I always feel uncomfortable like I'm plastered in make-up so when someone recommended this I was eager to give it a go.
THE PRODUCT - Olay complete care-Everyday sunshine is a moisturiser with a touch of self tan, it is available in two different shades, light and deep sun kissed glow, the colour I use is deep sun kissed glow. It has a SPF of 15 with UVA/UVB protection, it contains vitamin E and nourishing Olay Moisture. (I have listed the full ingredients at the end for anyone who's interested). The product comes in a plastic flip top tube inside a cardboard box and claims that it will tan without orange build up, gently frangranced, dermatologically tested and that its light and non-greasy.
MY VERDICT - Having quite sensitive skin that is also prone to blocked pores I was quite wary when I saw that the product was lightly fragranced as I tend to try to stick to un-fragranced products on my face, which are least likely to irritate me. When opening the tube and smelling the product I have to admit it is a very light fragrance and is really quite pleasant not at all lie the 'bicuity' smell of some false tans that I was expecting. Although the product claims to be non-greasy I did find that it did have a slightly greasy feel when I was applying it to my face and neck although it did absorb quickly and did not actually leave my face feeling greasy. The instructions say to apply once a day to face and neck or more often for a deeper tan and I have found that once a day is plenty for a nice natural look, I tend to apply it in the morning as my foundation glides on over it and it is actually a better make up base than my usual moisturiser. I am quite aware of the smell of it for a few hours after applying it but as the smell is quite pleasant this doesn't actually bother me. I am not particularly good with false tan products as I am usually in a rush and don't have a lot of patience to wait for things to dry, I definitely don't apply this carefully I usually just slap it on quickly, leave for 10 minutes while I do my hair then put my make-up on and I definitely haven't found this product to be orange or streaky .
All in all I really like this product and use it on a daily basis now whereas originally I only bought it intending to use it in the build up to a night out or special occasion, but I feel that I look healthier and more natural now as I tend to use less make-up. Despite having quite oily skin and suffering from blocked pores this hasn't irritated my skin in anyway in fact I think my skin looks healthier although this could be beacuase I am using less make up than before.
INGREDIENTS - Aqua, Octocrylene, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Stearyl Alcohol, Homosalate, Dihydroxyacetone, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyethylene, Dimethiconol, Squalane, SorbitanStearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate copolymer, Arachidyl Alcohol, Myristil Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium, EDTA, Parfum, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol.
I bought this product as I hate going on holiday and looking pasty white and I also don't like getting too much sun on my face as - skin cancer and ageing wrinkles are not attractive and must be avoided at all costs.
The nice thing about this cream is that it not only gives a slight tanning effect but it also provides 15 factor sun protection which is not that high but better than nothing which is what usually gets put on our faces in UK I suspect.
The cream comes in a squeezable tube and is very light and easily spreadable to get an even spread. It smells quite fresh and doesn't have that strong, strange smell that many self tanning products have.
The effect of tanning is not immediate but after a few days it is quite noticeable. It is great because being gradual people notice you look healthy rather than notice you have a streaky uneven tan. I don't worry to much about total evenness of application , I do go down my neck and a bit round the back then sort of thin it as I get to where I'm stopping so I don't get a line. I havn't had any lines or streaking at all and I've used it on and off for 2 years now. I like the natural look this cream gives, it certainly isn't a real false orangey look nor the leather look of old people with too much sun it just makes you look glowingly healthy.
I have a very sensitive skin and have had no reaction at all to this cream. I have been using it for at least two years now without a problem.
This review is also on Ciao under my name Catsholiday
I first started using "Olay Everyday Sunshine Light Glow Moisturiser " around this time last year. I had never really used fake tan before, but some of my friends had managed to turn themselves orange with the help of some different brands practically overnight, so I was slightly concerned about making the same mistake. However instead of doing some careful research I just picked one of the emptiest shelves of fake tanning lotions, as I thought it might be the most popular brand. This product cost me around £4 but seems to work just as well as the more expensive brands.
On the back of the 200 ml bottle, are instructions to apply evenly which you really do have to do. The reason you see so many streaky fake tans out there is because people don't take the time to do that. I have quite sensitive skin, so if you're like me I would just apply a small amount of this product first so check you don't have a reaction to it. Also this product is not to be used on your face, but there is an olay everyday sunshine product that you can use on your face if you want to buy that as well.
The cream itself is a pale yellow colour and feels smoother than the average moisturising cream. It smells quite pleasant, although once you put it on it does resemble the smell of paint slightly. The best thing I found was to put it on before I went to bed each night.
I thought this product was quite good and it did do what it said on the bottle. It builds up a fairly natural looking tan, after a while of using. The more you use of it, the darker your tan will be so it's up to you.
As the sun came out last week I was feeling a little pasty. Even though I have recently been on holiday, I do not really tan. I am one of those people who is light blue when pale, and bright white with freckles when tanned. Anyway, I decided to pop into my local Boots to see if I could find any nice make up to make me feel a little more summery. As I browsed I had a look at my usual Olay section to see if they had anything new. This is when I found the Olay complete care everyday sunshine. This is a moisturiser that has a touch of sunless tanner and it comes in 2 shades one for the lighter skin which may achieve a tone up to 2 shades darker and one for darker skin tones which can achieve a skin tone up to 3 times darker. The tube for the lighter skin promised a light sun-kissed glow for the paler skin perfect! I immediately grabbed it and headed to the till where I parted with £4 to be able to go home with my discovery.
When I inspected the cream a little more carefully I found that the tube contains 50 ml, which is small for an Olay moisturiser. It is yellow and has a really nice, smooth feel to it making it seem a bit luxurious, even though it is just good old Olay and not Helena Rubenstein (well, I am easily pleased ). The reason I chose Olay rather than another moisturiser/tanner is that I have very sensitive skin and I have found that Olay is one of the few products that will not give me an allergic reaction. Still, I can never be sure when I try a new product if it will give me a rash or not so I was a little bit nervous about trying this.
The back of the tube promises that the cream contains everything your skin needs most: nourishing Olay moisture, skin pampering vitamin E, a touch of sunless tanner and, best of all, SPF15. I often forget to put on sun protection, especially in the spring when you never know when the sun might come out, so to have it in my day cream is ideal.
It is recommended that you apply the cream every day, or even several times a day if you want to deepen the glow. The cream is very easy to apply, just put it on like your normal day cream, by massaging it onto your face and neck concentrating on the areas the sun normally shows first, cheeks, nose and forehead. Be sure to cover your whole face carefully so you do not end up with white bits anywhere - around the hairline is very easy not to do properly. As there is self tanning in the cream be careful to wash your hands after you have applied it or you will end up with telltale orange hands.
I found the cream very easy to apply and it has a pleasant, fresh smell, unlike most self tanning creams. As the cream is white it can be hard to see where you have applied it, so I am always careful to massage my whole face properly, not forgetting the neck. The first day I used it I was relieved to find that I had no allergic reaction whatsoever to it. It left my skin feeling smooth and also left a faint, flowery scent that stayed on my skin for an hour or so. At first I was disappointed with the tanning effect, as I could not tell a difference in my skin tone at all. However, when I had used it for 2 days there was some effect and somebody at work even turned around and said I looked tanned! Now trust me, for someone to say that I look tanned is a once in a blue moon event...
According to Olays website this moisturiser has some DHA in it which reacts with the upper layers of skin in order to create golden pigments to give a natural looking tan. Now, I am not sure how this works at all but it does seem to work.
I would definitely buy this product again as it is a good moisturiser which also gives you a healthy glow, rather than a full on orange fake tan. I really liked the natural look that it gave; nobody has yet figured out that my newly tanned face is not thanks to the sun at all. I think this product is most suitable for younger skin (40 and under) as it is quite light. Even though it has not given me an allergic reaction it may well give someone else with sensitive skin a reaction as it is not a sensitive product. I would also be careful to choose the right colour for you, light or dark, in order to ensure you get the best result. If you want a sun-kissed glow while protecting your skin from the harmful and ageing effects of the sun this is the product for you.
If you want to take a closer look at the product just follow this link to Olays website and it will take you straight there: http://www.olay.co.uk/olayproducts/everyday-face.jsp?10&pagesection=prod. This will give you some extra information about ingredients (in case you are allergic or interested for other reasons) and it has a picture of what the cream looks like.
Now, the only problem I have is that I am worried my body will start to look awfully white in comparison with my glowing face so I am off out to buy one of those new body lotions with added tanner
It's a new type of Olay body moisturiser specially designed to give your skin everything it needs most to look healthy while also enhancing its natural colour and tone / It gradually builds, and then maintains, a subtle natural looking sun-kissed glow everyday /