I used to use the older version of this stuff and it worked well. I have oil/combo skin and I always used the sensitive stuff because I need just a little more moisture in certain areas. Well since they reformulated this stuff, its done nothing but make me break out like crazy. I at first thought it was my foundation but I've been using it for months. This stuff isnt like putting moisturizer on. Its like putting a thinner version of sunscreen on your face. I say dont buy this crap and go for something else.
This is a review for the reformulated version. The old version contained Zinc Oxide and was a physical sunscreen. The reformulated version is a chemical sunscreen. The active ingredients are: 5% octisalate, 3% avobenzone, 3% homosalate; 2.6% octocrylene.
The reformulated version appears to be photostable. I am so thrilled that this version doesn't contain octinoxate or oxybenzone.
I agree with the previous reviewer that this version is much better than the older version. The reformulated version with avobenzone is much superior in terms of sun protection. In addition, I haven't had any negative reactions to the reformulated version.
Also, the price is still very reasonable, especially when one buys the two-bottle pack from Costco.
I did use the older version at one point but then I stopped because I realized that it really wasn't giving me the protection that I needed. During the summer, I prefer to use a sunscreen with a higher SPF. But as it is now winter, I am using Olay for incidental sun exposure.
Everyone on here needs to relax: They changed the formula to avobenzone to increase the UVA protection. If you people were smart, you would realize your skin will thank you in the long run and you will age far less if you use this new formula. The old formula BARELY protected against UVA rays (the skin-aging rays) and this new formula is much better. If you prefer to have sagging wrinkled skin before your time, then track down and use the antiquated formula. I'm oily-combo and this lotion dries almost matte with a barely-there texture and some nice antioxidants. I love this and it's dirt cheap. I'm sensitive and use Retin-a 3-4 times a week, and this product has caused no sensitivity or reaction. Love it. Sigh -- sometimes I think if one person complains the whole crew has to be a bunch of followers and think "I'll complain too!!!" Get over it people, this product is fantastic.
Like the others before me - I loved the old formula. It was the best OTC moisturizer I had ever used. Just recently I went to buy a replacement and I didn't notice until I opened it and squeezed some in my hand that it was very clearly different! Looked at the ingredients... sigh.
I guess I will have to look for something new. What a disappointment.
I have used this product (the original) for a long time. I didn't love it, but I liked it better than the other moisturizers I've tried. I had pretty much given up on finding one that worked better for me. Now they've changed the formula! I hate that sunscreen smell and now it breaks my dry skin out and stings, it also seems to irritate my eyes much more than the original formula. I guess I'm forced to start looking and spending again to try and find a replacement. For now I'm using another old standby, regular Olay beauty fluid. It irritates my eyes and skin as well, just not quite as much. Hopefully, if sales aren't good they'll bring the old formula back. I know I won't be buying this again.
I used this stuff for about 3 months. It made my skin oily and gave me more clogged pores. My mineral makeup did not stand a chance. At the end of the day, my makeup would just melt off. I gave this product a 3 because it didn't really irritate my sensitive skin. And also, I think I have a problem with any moisturizers that have spf. Since I still have 3/4 of the bottle left, I am going to use it as a light sunscreen for my arms and shoulders.
Normally, I use the the Olay Complete SPF 30 for Senstive Skin but I ran out. When my BF ran to the drugstore, I asked him to pick me up a bottle. Well, he grabbed the SPF 15 instead. I had used the Combo/Oily skin version in the past and liked it so figured this would work.
Within 5 minutes, I realized that this was not zinc based. I cannot do avo on my face, it itches like crazy. This stuff also seemed heavier on my face than the SPF 30 version I'd been using. Also had that slightly gritty feeling that alot of Neutrogena sunscreens have. No way I will buy this again, very disappointed that Olay changed these:(
The only Olay Complete formula that has NOT been changed is the is the Sensitive Skin SPF 30 version.
I have used this product for the past 15 years or so. This was my HG daytime moisturizer. I loved that it was light, not at all greasy, and didn't irritate my sensitive acne prone skin.
I use a strong retinoid (Tazorac 0.10%) and a lotion containing 2%salicylic acid twice a day. I was able to use this product and not experience any irritation. I loved the finish and the slight soft focus effect caused by the zinc oxide. I never thought to look at the ingredients when I picked up a new bottle...although I noticed the package changed. What a surprise when I applied it for the first time yesterday morning.
I noticed it felt more greasy and the emulsion didn't break the same way. It had a slightly almost gritty texture, and had a strong odor of chemical sunscreens. I made the mistake of putting it near my eyes, and they started to water and turn red. My skin started first to tingle, then to itch, then to burn. I washed it off before it could do any damage. Thinking I'd bought the wrong product, I looked at the ingredients...
They changed the formula. What the heck was P&G thinking? All those chemical sunscreens in a product for sensitive skin...seriously.
I was able to order the old formula online. I bought 3 6 oz. bottles...I should be good for at least a year. Then I have to find a new HG....grrr....
I take back my harsh words on this product. Sure, it isn't as good as the old formula version, but it is not that bad.
I was having a few bad experiences experimenting with organic moisturizers and they all gave me those red bumps/broke me out. I came back to this Olay moisturizer, and my skin has been clearing up ever since.
as you all know they changed the active ingredients from zinc oxide to avobenzone. i found a moisturizer with simmilar active ingredients,it's the Neutrogena Advancewd Solutions Complete Acne Therapy System it comes with a cleanser a moiturizer and a 2.5% Bp.
the moiturizer is called ''neutrogena advanced solutions oil free SPF 15 lotion ''whith dermanaturals''
HERTE IS THE NEUTROGNA INGREDIENTS>>>>
Active ingredients - 7.5% Octinoxate (Sunscreen), 2.94% Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) Inactive Ingredients Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Dicetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Methicone, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract,Propylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance.
here are the Olay Complete All Day UV Moisture Lotion Sensitive Skin SPF15 ingredients (OLD FORMULA)
Active: Octinoxate (6%), Zinc Oxide (3%), Other: Water, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg/Peg-20/20 Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Behenyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dmdm Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Steareth-2, Disodium Edta, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Oleth-3 Phosphate.