During the winter my sensitive, acne-prone skin gets really dry. This lotion doesn't break me out or irritate my skin. It doesn't leave me looking greasy like other sunscreen lotions do. All these things make it a great lotion for me. That said, it doesn't moisturize my skin as much as I had hoped. My skin is still a little dry. Maybe this lotion is better to use in the summer than in the winter. I recommend it for people who don't have problems with dryness. Those with dry skin might need to look for something else.
I have oily and dry skin during the winter time and this product doesn't hydrate my skin. Also, if you are using acne treatments on your face , this may be dehydrating for your skin. But I still used it by applying the moisturizer twice.So I am still finding a lightweight moisturizer with SPF in it that doesn't clog my pores ,doesn't break me out and hydrates my skin for the winter time.
But for the hot summer time, this product is great. Not too greasy and perfect amount of moisture. Usually products with SPF would have that sunscreen smell, but this doesn't, which I love!
3.8 stars!?? WHY?! I started using this in 2005 (ish)... adored it, then they started putting in octinoxate in there, which my skin didn't love... I wonder if this time period accounts for the lower rating. Sure enough, they took it out again (maybe a year or two ago) and I'm back to loving it! This stuff is a no-frills moisturizer. I wear it every morning underneath my makeup. I love the effect it has on my makeup finish. It never makes me breakout. If I'm washing my face multiple time a day for any reason (ie. changing makeup, worked out, etc), I always reapply it after I wash my face. My skin just loves it. It really has a positive effect on my skin's overall complexion. If I'm needing something super-moisturizing, I go for my marcuja oil. Packaging is very clean... basically the only part that becomes "contaminated" is what's coming out of the bottle.
Have used this on and off for many years. Just bought a new bottle tonight, and the label says "Olay Complete-all day moisturizer with sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15, sensitive." Very nice. Inexpensive too.
I really tried to make this work for me. It's not for people with oily skin. But I got a couple of cysts because of this. Some clogged pores too. It sucks. Someone help me find a decent moisturizer D;
UPDATE (3/12/13): Found out this wasn't the culprit for my cysts. However, it does lead to clogged pores if used at night (for oily-skinned, acne prone people). I recommend it only for day time. I actually love this now as it doesn't aggravate my skin.
I use the sensitive formula and it is my absolute HG moisturizer. It is cheap and effective and it has SPF, what more could you need? I use this all year, I have combination skin and this moisturizes without making my skin greasy. I would like a pump bottle, but the existing bottle is fine.
This was just about ok oil-wise for my oily skin. It would have been ok in winter, anyway, although perhaps too oily for summer. But it broke me out. Sigh. Not as quickly or as badly as some other products, but enough not to be able to use it. So I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who breaks out easily when trying new products, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with very oily skin. Shame, as I wanted to like it, especially for the price.
This is super greasy on my combination skin, it felt like I was wearing a thick mask! Also it made my skin sting very slightly. Will not use again. Olay is more miss than hit with me I am afraid!
-goes on smoothly and looks smooth when it's on
-does not irritate skin
- has a pretty 'sheen'/dewy look (not caused by any shimmer/glitter)
- nothing, really
I started using this product last summer and it helped my acne a lot! It also has SPF which is great for my fair skin. I noticed, however, that Olay changed the formula within the last few months. It just feels different, but it is still pretty effective for my sensitive, dry skin!
Edit: Isn't hydrating enough these days, *sigh. :/