I used the entire pump and thought about re-buying it because it has such a high SPF. But then I realized that there is almost nothing I like about it's texture or finish or fragrance or what it does for my skin.
This, although high in SPF, is a very oily moisturizer that doesn't play well with my foundations and other skin care products. It is highly fragranced, so much so, it burns my skin and eyes. I really didn't like it AT ALL the entire time I was using it, but I stuck with it because I wanted a higher SPF. Not a re-purchase, and I only gave it an extra lippie for the SPF 50, which I think more companies should go for. Good try Olay, better luck next time!
This product not only makes my face feel like it's burning, but it also alters the wear of my foundation. I personally find the scent to be inoffensive, which matches how ineffective the product is. Please believe me when I say that there is no amount of primer or powder that will offset the oily appearance that this gives you, and I'm saying that after trying everything in my arsenal. This provides barely enough moisture, and you need to use quite a bit to cover your entire face. I have normal, clear skin, and for some reason this brings out redness in it that I didn't even know existed, yet ceases to exist when I don't use this. I wanted to like this so much, but for the price and quality, I just can't justify it. I can't wait until it's gone, which hopefully will be soon.
Also, I wholeheartedly agree with the reviewer that said this is more like a serum than a lotion - there are virtually no moisturizing qualities akin to lotion and if you are even remotely sensitive to high SPF, you're in for a nightmarish experience with this,
UPDATE: I just put this in storage because I couldn't take it anymore - I tried using it up because it was expensive, but it just felt too bad on my skin. I switched to MAC Mineralized Charged Water Moisture Gel, and it is absolutely phenomenal. Don't waste your money or your skin cells with this crap.
Peptides, antioxidants, SPF 50, niacin, and a pump.
This is not a good product. I have combo oily skin and although this does not feel too greasy, it makes my skin itch and I have more redness. I guess this is not suitable for sensitive skin. I also feel my skin peels with this moisturizer alone. Since it is somewhat on the pricier side I have decided to use it up by mixing it with another moisturizer such as my body shop aloe soothing lotion SPF 15. Now I do not get any redness or itchiness but I would never repurchase this product. Also I bought it on the recommendation of Paula begoun but I guess this does not work for me.
Ugh, the smell of this stuff is simply a deal-breaker for me. It is so strong, and it lingers for hours on my skin and for even longer on my clothes. It's too bad because the lotion is pretty good stuff, though it does occasionally burn my face. Olay also tests on animals, which only adds to my disgust with this product.
I used this for 2 days in place of my normal SPF, with no other change to my routine. It made me break out with tiny whiteheads all over my face and neck, and blotchy bumps all over. Normally my skin in clear, so I'm sure it's this. I've never had this kind of reaction to any product before, silicones, or fragrances, so I'm not sure what it is about this that causes the problems.
In addition, the product itself has a strong smell, and it balls up and sloughs off your skin super easily if you touch your skin or try to apply anything on top.
Total fail for Olay.
I purchased this based on the recommendation of Paula Begoun as I was looking for a high SPF moisturizer that contained beneficial ingredients for my skin. This one fit the bill and I eagerly purchased it. Unfortunately this doesn`t work for my combination skin as I find it too emollient and kind of greasy. I find as the day progresses my makeup starts to look and feel gross and oily, even on the drier areas of my face. I tried using this in conjunction with different primers and foundations, but always had the same results. I even thought this could be an option as an eye cream, but just made my concealer crease and fade horribly. I plan on using this product up as a moisturizer for my neck and chest, but not intentions of repurchasing.
love love love this stuff, been using it over an year, doesnt break me out, great ingredients for my skin and has spf 50, very light and thin, easy to blend, doesnt make my makeup run or crease, excellent product
I purchased this moisturizer after I read all the great reviews on it and some of my friends were using it and loved it. I purchased both the spf 50 and spf 15 I don't like to put on extra sunscreen because I have oily skin so I figured what the hey might as well go for the gusto and get the spf 50. I hated it. The smell was way to overwhelming and it felt greasy on my skin.
I gave it to my Mom who really likes it. Since I purchased the spf 15 I decided to give it a try and I much prefer it. I find that it doesn't smell as strong and it isn't nearly as greasy.
Wow, I am extraordinarily surprised by the bad reviews. I began using this after having read Paula Begoun's review, and this is the only sunscreen I will use. I think it's great: (1.) It does not cause breakouts as most sunscreen do on me, (2.) its is very light, (3.) it does not sting my eyes!!!!, and (4.) it's nice and light. That's my two cents. Great product!
By that way, when the product goes low and the pump fails, all you have to do is remove the cap and scrape the last bits out. I'm not really sure why anyone with intact motor skills would have trouble with that. Is that just the same as all products?
UPDATE: I think that this company engages in animal testing. While I will use up what i have, and sadly, I love this product, there are many others out there that do not require this cruelty. I therefore have to reduce its points to a three.