Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 30 for Sensitive Skin


425 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$


PPD: 4.9, Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%; Zinc Oxide 6.0%; Octisalate 2.5%; Octocrylene 2.5% ; Inactive Ingredients: Special Blend of: Water; Isohexadecane; Glycerin; Polyacrylamide; C13-14 Isoparaffin; Laureth-7; Cyclopentasiloxane; PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone; Steareth-21; Stearyl Alcohol; Sucrose Polycottonseedate; Niacinamide; Polymethylsilsequioxane; Polyethylene; Behenyl Alcohol; DMDM Hydantoin; Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate; Tocopheryl Acetate; Cetyl Alcohol; Panthenol; Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract; Methylparaben; Benzyl Alcohol; Disodium EDTA; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice; Steareth-2; Oleth-3 Phosphate; Triethoxycaprylylsilane (04 July 2009) New (2015): WATER/EAU, ISOHEXADECANE, GLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, NIACINAMIDE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, STEARETH-21, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, STEARYL ALCOHOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, POLYETHYLENE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, DMDM HYDANTOIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PEG/PPG-20/20 DIMETHICONE, LAURETH-7, STEARETH-2, OLETH-3 PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM EDTA, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE.

on 3/25/2015 9:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been using this product for over 5 years now. I have fair, sensitive skin and have never had a problem using this as a daily moisturizer. The pump is perfect for dispensing the product. It has a very creamy consistency and goes on smooth with little to no fragrance, which I love. Because it does an excellent job moisturizing, it wears really well under my foundation/concealer. Not to mention, my face has never gotten sun burnt under regular wear (If I'm going to the beach, I wear better protection). I will continue to purchase this product, I am not interest in trying anything else!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 3/7/2015 12:10:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've bought this numerous times.
I get it on sale as full price it can be a bit high as i use it all over my neck and chest and daily on my face if I know I'll be in full sun.
It wears well under any makeup I've used, concealers, powders, etc
It has zero scent and is definitely good for break-out prone skin
It can be right up under my eyes with no issues, which is huge for me. I have eyes that get irritated just by being awake. It's ridiculous how sensitive they are. This lotion is great.
I recently began wearing it under the AVENE COMPACT tinted spf 50 (see review) and it seems to work well with that. Too soon to tell for sure, as it's just day three with avene, but I can say that the olay spf 30 does give enough moisture to handle the mildly dried out skin I get around my chin/jaw/mouth (from my heavy and effective anti-acne and scar use of glycolic toner, lotion, and benzoyl peroxide. This combo is aided by my tamanu oil, but I still get a bit deydrated.

The Olay spf 30 Complete lotion is definitely effective: I saw NO tan lines around my chest from tank tops all summer with this on. I DID apply it generously there and first thing in the morning and reapplied mid day for sure. NEVER a single pimple, or rash, or anything.

All considered, it's amazing. And on a nod to Olay, even though I love to hate Procter and Gamble and would prefer less parabens in my stuff, I gotta say: Olay Sensitive lotion unscented and this spf 30 are both total lifesavers for acne sufferers and people on a budget. And I HAVE USED IT ALL, from France to Japan and back. Okay not all but a shit load and spent a fortune and got so many samples of over-priced nonsense over the years.

My derm always said: Dove unscented soap on your face. period.
A simple lotion like the Olay sensitive. A good sunscreen you can tolerate.
End of story.
I don't agree with him and do use a more complicated regimen, but I have to agree that the basics are often the best and certainly I'd rather put 200 bucks into retirement than into a non-effective high end product that I use up just on principle cuz I'm so mad at what it cost!
try the olay; worst case you use it up on your decolletage or shoulders. OR you give it your husband or your brother!

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 2/1/2015 10:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is easy to apply and leaves only a slight white cast after it absorbs a little. However, I find it a bit greasy and I almost feel like it's not really protecting me from the sun somehow, probably because it ends up wiping off. Part of the problem with the greasiness, I think, is that one pump doesn't dispense enough product to adequately give the full SPF benefits according to most guidelines - though maybe it's been formulated to work on less, but I feel that is dubious.

I feel there are probably better sunscreens out there, so I will move on to another brand once I run out of this (I want to get my money's worth).

on 10/18/2014 10:39:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I was excited about this because it has a physical and chemical sunscreen and is less oily and lighter than my old standby, Cerave AM SPF 30. However, I was disappointed because I burned after 30 minutes in the sun wearing this and broke out with whiteheads from it as well. I'm back to using Cerave AM-- I appreciate that formulation more, even though it is more greasy.

on 10/15/2014 1:52:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Good product, not the best or fanciest but it works for what it does. Contains niacinamide and green tea extract. I have sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate or break me out. Not very moisturizing but not drying either. Creamy and blends in well. Works well for days when I don't want to bother with high spf. My only complaint is that while it has good UVB protection, it could have more UVA. Although I'm happy that it has zinc oxide (UVA blocker), I don't think this is super high protection. That being said, this is a really good drugstore option for sensitive skin.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 10/2/2014 12:39:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use Olay products regularly and my favorite has been Olay ProX line, which is good for mature skin and has spf 30 which I require in all my facial moisturizers. I use the same moisturizer not only on my face, but neck and chest area so the SPF is important. I don't think I'll re-purchase this unless I can't find my usual Olay ProX because I don't think it is moisturizing enough for me at this time. I am adding the Olay Regenerating Serum on top to add some more moisture.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product is okay. The good thing is it doesn't break me out at all. It is fairly moisturizing for my dry combination skin, and doesn't cause any irritation.

However, it does leave a white cast on my face, and I'm fairly pale so I can't imagine how that would look on someone more tan. It also feels very heavy and almost tacky. I can definitely tell I'm wearing something with this. I like my moisturizers to feel lightweight and to let my skin breathe, and this just doesn't fit the bill.

on 7/30/2014 4:49:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have really dry, sensitive skin and I was looking for something that is cheaper than my HG Aveeno ultra calming. I decided since a lot of people love this moisturizer and I usually like Olay products that I'd try this out, and the price was great ($10).

After using this my face feels slightly greasy, it doesn't soak into my skin at all and leaves my skin feeling tight. I need a moisturizer that is going to sink into my extremely dry skin, and I've been using this in the humid summer I'm terrified how dry my face would be with this in the winter. I would definitely NOT recommend this if you have very dry skin and need something that will soak in and doesn't leave a greasy film. I'll be returning this today

on 6/27/2014 8:18:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

Day two of using this product, so far, so good. I was recently diagnosed with rosacea and already have seborrheic dermatitis at times. This one is great for not only the ingredients used (no oxybenzone, which is an irritant for people like me) but the protection and moisture it gives you. I will wear this every day, whether I wear foundation over it or not. The price is right, too.

on 6/24/2014 3:19:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I am 58 years old and have been using Olay Complete SPF 30 for sensitive skin for probably 10 years. It is one of the only moisturizers or sunscreens that doesn't make my face sting or feel weird the day of or after. Because it has 6% zinc oxide, I know it has broad spectrum protection no matter what the box says. I think because it isn't waterproof, they have to put that on the label.
If I am going to be out in the sun for a long time, I will put on Blue Lizard or something that is waterproof, but for most days this is the greatest.
Plus, I refuse to pay big money for a decent everyday moisturizer and it is available at most drug stores or on amazon.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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