Sometimes reading MUA can really backfire on you! Case in point: I had been reading all these rave reviews for alpha hydroxy and other "age defying" products with AHA's and decided to try a few out. I will go years using the same exact product and then one day, for no reason really, will abandon my tried and true to make sure I'm not missing out on anything new that's out there. I can say without a doubt, I ALWAYS end up back with Olay, and mostly to this product.
I started off using the old school, pink, no spf Olay when I was a teenager. I loved how quickly it absorbs and how smooth my face felt. I even loved the smell (it reminds me of my dad). In my mid to late twenties, I "upgraded" to the Olay with spf. I still loved most everything about it, except the initial, telltale scent of spf. It was also a little heavier than the original but I was definitely willing to deal in an effort to protect my skin from daily, incidental sun exposure.
Then last year I picked this up. The packaging is slightly different but I assumed I was getting what I'd been buying for years. Well this formulation is as close to perfect for my skin as I've had in a long time. An improvement in the scent and "weight" of this makes a perfect last step before my makeup. My makeup wears better throughout the day (even Bare Minerals in the Winter!) and I use less blotting sheets and powder.
Everything else I was trying to use with AHA's was making my skin go crazy and produce more oil to compensate. So my poor t-zone would end up looking like an oil slick midday. NOT a good look! But I refused to give up on it because everyone else seems to have amazing results and the money I spent on the product. Well I have finally come to realize no amount of money is worth feeling insecure about what's going on with my face/skin. And even if 99.9% percent of people looove something, doesn't mean I and my skin will.
90% of the Olay products I've used are great and this is no exception. I will gladly stay with Olay.
This is a really great moisturizer for everyday use and it doesn't clog pores and it didn't break me out. You only need a little to moisturize your entire face so it lasts a long time.
Oh no no no no. Something ain't right.
I have been using the same exact skincare routine for years now. It goes: Neutrogena cleanser, which hazel (toner), moisturizer (I have been using Lumene for about a year) and then benzyl peroxide which I have been using since I was a teenager. If I change something, I only change one thing at a time so if it causes a problem I know exactly what it is and can stop using it.
I have been using a moisturizer cream by Lumene and like it, but it costs $20 and its a titch hard to find sometimes. So I decided to buy trusty old Olay moisture cream. I have used this moisturizer before, at the recommendation of my dermatologist. It never broke me out or irritated my skin.
BUT, this time it did. Badly. I rarely get a cystic pimple. Now I have many. My skin irritated and pink and there are little red bumps all over it.
But Olay? Dermatologist recommended Olay? Completely ruining my skin when I have used it before without trouble? Yes. The formulation is obviously not the same. I'm never using an Olay product again ever.
I like how moisturizing this is and that it sinks into my skin. It's never greasy or tacky. I also think it leaves a glowing sheen to my skin. It does have a light fragrance that disappears after a bit. I wish they made a matching eye cream that provides similar results.
i have incredibly dry and flakey skin. most moisturizers just don't work well enough for me or leave me even more dry than before. i apply this before going to bed and wake up with decently moisturized skin. i apply a little before i put my makeup on and it makes a HUGE difference. it's perfect for before makeup use. i would totally recommend giving this a try, especially if your face tends to look dry with makeup application.
This lotion made me break out in a rash. Couple days after I started using it, there was redness and swelling under my eyes and on my cheeks. I guess my face has a sensitivity to spf because it has happened before with Aveeno's Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with spf. I will not buy this again of course, but I will continue using Olay's Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid lotion or the Moisturizing Lotion for sensitive skin.
I love this moisturizer and have been using it since I was a teen... I have normal skin and time to time I do get a little oily (maybe due to aging or that time of the month lol). But it does it job and keep my face nice and moisturized, soft and beautiful...
I recently decided to try WO on my face and let's just say it didn't work. I picked this up at London Drugs, years ago I tried it and found it too heavy, but I thought it's probably been reformulated by now. I was very impressed by this product. It moisturizes quickly and for my pale skin, almost acts like a tinted moisturizer. My skin looks even and fresh. Over the past 3 months of using this every day I've noticed an improvement in my skin - less breakouts, less fine lines, less oily/dry patches.
I do plan on switching to a higher SPF for the summer months but for now this is fine (I live in British Columbia) The price is right as well and it's easy to find pretty much anywhere. I highly recommend this to someone who has combination skin like I do. The only con is that it does have that "sunscreen" smell but it goes away quickly. I don't wear make up so I'm unable to say if this works well under/over foundation.
I had an old bottle of this that I LOVED. Since switching to the new bottle (my old bottle expired, and since it has chemical UV filters I figured it was time) my skin has seemed more oily. That's my only complaint though.
Other than the increase in oiliness, it's a nice, lightweight, relatively cheap moisturizer. I love that it's broad spectrum, so I'm honestly not sure what I'll do when I'm done this bottle -- there's not a lot on the market that is a similar price, similar quality, and has broad spectrum UV protection. I might try the combination/oily-skin bottle next.