Olay • Olay Complete Ageless Skin Renewing UV Lotion SPF 20 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have mixed feelings about this product. As a daily face moisturizer with reasonable SPF from a drug store, I'm not sure I could do much better than this product. I've been using it for about 4 (summer) months now and with daily outdoor dog walks of 1-2 hours at a time, I haven't noticed my face getting tanned as it usually does in the summertime; in fact I had to switch up foundations recently because my springtime incidental tan from outdoor activities was fading. So as a sunblock, it gets full marks for protection. It doesn't irritate my skin, and it doesn't have that over-obvious sunblock smell that a dedicated sunblock product usually does (though it isn't fragrance free, which is a minus in my book).
As a moisturizer, I suppose it's okay. Parts of my skin are a little drier than usual due to my pregnancy, and this helps keep them moisturized, but it also doesn't clog up my oily T-zone. I haven't noticed any pimples or, more problematic for me, blackheads developing with the use of this product, which is a huge plus. On the other hand, for a moisturizer it feels very heavy and sticky going on; if I didn't care about SPF protection I am absolutely sure I could do better at the drugstore.
The packaging is fantastic, in that I love opaque bottles that protect potentially light sensitive products, and I love pumps because they're hygenic and easy to use. I have had no clogging problems with the pump at all, and I use this daily.
The reason I don't give this full marks is because of the finish it leaves on my skin. As stated above, it feels a little sticky and heavy going on, less than sunblock but more than moisturizer - and the result is a slightly whitish cast to my medium-tan face, and a general glistening look as though I have been sweating. Not a dewy or sparkly or otherwise well moisturized look, just a plain old sweat-shine-without-the-redness-of-exertion look. I generally let it sit on my face for ten minutes to half an hour before applying anything else to ensure the effectivity of the sunblock, and while the sticky, heavy feeling and whitish cast does fade with time, the shine simply does not. Without at the very least a face powder to dust over this, it would be unwearable for me - I'd look like I was constantly sweating. The good news is that as a base under makeup it works well - the shine doesn't pop through either my mineral powder or my water-based liquid foundation, and the "stickiness" fades with either time or whatever you might layer on top of your moisturizer. Still, it's annoying to me that you can't simply slap this on and go, if you're not interested in wearing makeup.
As a side note, I wouldn't recommend using this as a mix with any kind of concealer or foundation or whatnot before application - you're paying the relatively high drugstore price here for the sunblock in this product, not the moisturizer. Mixing any kind of sunblock with any kind of other product before you apply it to your skin (as well as not letting it absorb properly into your skin) generally reduces its effectiveness and protection, so it would be like throwing that extra money out the window.
I will finish what I have, and since I wear makeup daily, I'm not displeased with this product, but I wouldn't buy it again unless I had no other alternatives. It's an excellent sunblock, a mediocre but acceptable moisturizer, and a great choice for makeup wearers but a terrible choice for those who want to go makeup-free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my daily moisturizer/sunscreen. It's photostable, absorbs quickly and not sticky. Wish it had a higher SPF but then it might become sticky. For now, I'm happy with this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I don't understand why this SPF cream is getting such bad reviews!
Personally, I love it! It goes on smoothly and even though I have oily skin, it doesn't make my skin shine. I've had no adverse reactions, the fragrance doesn't bother me, and I think it's actually helped my acne-prone skin. I've been using it for a while now, and I'm on my third bottle. It isn't that expensive either.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I consider myself an assertive shopper. So as always, I looked at:
(1) Ingredients aka Quality (check bottom for complete): the raved anti-oxidant niacinamide (vitamin B3) #7, panthenol (vitamin B5) #16, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea) #12, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract #13. The first 3 ingredients# are present in the highest amounts and make up the SPF part wayyy more vs the antioxidant goodies.
(2) Amount you get aka Quantity-its a opaque plastic bottle of 2.5 oz. Considering doctors recommend 1/3 tsp for face, neck & ears (dime to nickel size) this should last about 50 applications.
(3) Cost-I paid about $15 at Walgreens.
(4) Paula Begoun did rate this high as an excellent pick.
Personal experience--it claims to be best for dry skin-leaving a matte finish. I have dry skin & this gave me a shiny cast, although it doesn't feel oily to touch, I looked greasy. Its fragrant & leaves a tacky feel, which is probably why it allows makeup to cling on smoothly.IMHO, their plenty of pump sunblocks with spf 20 (if not higher) for twice the amount & half the cost at DS, topped on top of a serum with more concentrated effective antioxidants (that also commonly contain dimethicone for primer like feel) minus the fragrance. You could easily get 2 products costing about the same, that are more effective at their targeted jobs, last longer & thus giving you more value for your money.
Ingredients: Active: Octisalate (5.0%), Homosalate (5.0%), Avobenzone (3.0%), Octocrylene (2.6%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isohexadecane, Bht, Polysorbate 60, Dimethiconol, Citric Acid, Peg-4 Laurate, Peg-4 Dilaurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Peg-4, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ascorbic Acid, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium Edta, Peg-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've used dozens of different face moisturizers, including other Olay products, but this is the first one to cause a red, burning rash around my nose and mouth. Skin irritation aside, I also disliked the unpleasant tingling when I first applied the lotion. It seemed to do an okay job moisturizing and didn't leave my face greasy, but obviously this isn't the right product for me. Guess I'm going back to L'Oreal Revitalift Complete Day Lotion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Weirded out by all the bad reviews....this works ok on my combo skin. I use the Olay Complete Spf 15 lotion as well and it makes me a bit too shiny. This one leaves me shiny as well, unfortunately.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I had high hopes for this, but I ended up returning it. It broke me out worse than I had in a very long time. I now have one gigantic zit on my cheek that will scar, and I had a bunch of other smaller zits that I tended to early enough that they went away without lasting effects. It also seemed to make my pores look bigger, made my skin feel rougher, and I was pretty greasy by the afternoon. I was going to give a longer shot since one of the reviews mentioned purging and letting your skin adjust, but it was doing so much harm I didn't want to risk it. Even if it had worked great I was surprised by the price ($12.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, which usually discounts these products a bit).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
FINALLY! a sunscreen for your face that does not cause even a hint of shine. dries matte with plenty of antioxidants and 3% avobenzene, which by the way doesnt sting sensitive skin at all! I hope they never discontinue this. I have tried countless facial sunscreens which were too heavy, greasy, or stung my skin when applied and this does none of them. Excellent sunscreen product as well as vitamin enriched facial product all in one. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I was very excited about this product because of how positive Paula Begoun was but after an hour of having it on my skin- I felt nauseous because of the scent and this eventually turned into a migraine! I will stick with the Complete Care-Sensitive skin (which has no scent).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I know this is not a moisturizing lotion, but I didn't expect something so drying. And even on freshly scrubbed skin, it still balls up, and it's the only moisturizer that did this to me. Besides, in a month of use, it didn't improve my skin in any way. It still makes a pretty decent neck & chest cream so it's not a complete waste of money. I don't think I'm gonna repurchase though, because of all the parabens it contains.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product and the Total Effects daily moisturizer are two of the pricier Olay products I've tried, and honestly I prefer their cheaper basic stuff.
I liked this while using it but don't feel inspired to buy it again. It works best if you mix your makeup with it - using them separately causes the makeup to ball up a bit if you rub too much.
It also is rather white going on, though it also seemed to mattify a bit which was nice. I'm very pale, so the whiteness didn't bother me and soaked in just fine.
The pump is nicely designed - you turn the spout to open and close it, which is nice and hygienic. And the lotion comes out cleanly and doesn't go everywhere.
Decent product, but for that price and such a small amount, it's not for me. I'm trying the Olay Complete Sensitive Skin SPF 15 now and am liking that better so far. And it's 6 oz. compared to 2.5 for about the same price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product feels heavy and is very greasy. After application and makeup my face still has a greasy (not dewy) look. I've noticed since using this product that I have been breaking out: I never break out. The scent is strong but I don't mind it. The dispenser and pump is nice but that's probably the only great thing about this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Try as I may, I cannot acclimate to the scent or feel of drugstore product. Therefore, I will never know the real benefits, if any, of this Olay item, for I cannot get past the greasy, heavy feel and horrendously generic and intrusive scent. My face, long after application, feels sticky. It's not a good base for even a (my) minimalist makeup regime. I do not want to "wear" a skin care product; I want to apply and forget...but still reap obvious benefit. Perhaps this line is for the easy to please who don't mind smelling their UV care throughout the day. I've never been able to stick with an Olay item long enough to realize any effects. The scents and textures are just some of the worst, almost as bad as Philosophy's disgusting Hope line. Not quite, for they are different animals. Almost. My attempts at reasonably trimming my warm weather skincare *budget* and routine with recommended, simple-step d/s items are once again thwarted by harsh reality. You do, indeed, get what you pay for. Back to the h/e brands...and their prices. A happy medium proves elusive; that said, I will live with my premium products and do so with a comfortable and scent-free face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have dry sensitive skin that is nevertheless prone to acne as well as flaky patches of irritation. Tried this based on review by Paula Begoun. This is my second day. I like the way it smooths onto my skin. I agree that the fragrance is definitely not for me (but not due to irritation, just a matter of preference or taste) -- smell reminded me of Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer. Contrary to my experience with (heavier) Neutrogena ss/cream, I felt a need to apply primer between this product and foundation. In the end, however, the moisturizer is not rich enough to prevent/hide dry patches (spot on my temple and another on my chin). With some moisturizers, trouble spots show up almost immediately; I didn't notice these until about 3 hours of wear. I must say that, by the end of the day, my entire face *felt* fine, but *looked* pretty dried out (shine was definitely not a problem for me this go-around).
I haven't given up on this product yet. I really want it to work because I like the price/sun protection/antioxidant mix, but I may be forced to return to something just a bit richer.
UPDATE: This stuff is not for me. Compared to other products and combinations I've tried, this stuff stings ever so slightly; I can't get used to it. My ideal moisturizer/ss will dry to a more matte finish; this dries on the moist side of shiny (even though face feels a little tight) and other products have performed better as a layer underneath makeup. I feel satisfied that I gave this a good solid trial -- I really do. It just doesn't feel good and doesn't look good enough.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love this product! It makes my skin so smooth and it even has UVA/UVB protection. I just love the way my face feels and looks. My skin at times can feel a little greasy with it on (when it's humid outside), but I just put some powder over it. Then, my skin looks very smooth and even.
Love this product!
Update: This actually makes my skin seem younger somehow...i know, I know...that's not possible. but it just makes my skin feel good. And, at 32, I need all the umph I can get!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
A really great daytime lotion that works extremely well under my makeup. The lotion has a really nice silky texture that is easy to blend into the skin and absorbs really quickly. It provides just the right amount of hydration without feeling greasy or the sensation of having a film on my face. I love that is contains both UVA & UVB protection, antioxidants and niacinamide. The pump dispenser is wonderful too as it protects the lotion from light and air.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
My skin is on the dry side. I've found this to be a good, basic moisturizer for the daytime. It penetrates well, doesn't sit on top of skin. I wear it alone or under makeup and don't get any greasy effect from it. I don't see any other benefits, such as skin brightening or evening of skin tone, but for $12 I wouldn't really expect it to.
Price (about $12)
Doesn't break me out
Occasionally some tingling upon application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm on the 5th day of using this product. I bought it because it was reasonably priced and claimed to take care of what I wanted - reduce fine lines, help exfoliate and rejuvenate skin, won't clog pores, high UV protection. I was using the regular Oil of Olay Complete UV Protective Moisture Lotion (fragrance free, SPF 15) for a while after I ran out of the Proactive stuff I'd been using for years. So far I like the Olay Complete Ageless lotion the best! The first day I noticed it made my complexion slightly red in the morning, and then by night my face was really shiny, especially my nose. I think maybe this had something to do with the niacin and exfoliating ingredients...? Anyway, day 5 now and no redness anymore... and my skin looks awesome! Lines not as noticeable, absolutely NO acne, and my skin seems to "glow". I love it. Makeup goes on flawlessly over top of it, and it's not greasy at all. My only complaint is that my skin looks slightly shiny at times unless I give it a light powdering.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Was using the Olay Regenerist, when I ran out , I saw this product. After comparing ingredients, I concluded that they were pretty much the same, but this is $7 cheaper ($12 at Target) and has a bit better sunscreen. Seems about the same to me, but I don't expect too much from a daytime moisturizer, a good sunscreen and a bit of moisture and that's about the best you can hope for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I applied this product this morning. Once I got to work, I could not wait to wash it off!!! It had an unusual fragrance that never went away. Plus, I could actually feel it clogging my pores. Finally, when I got home today (my face was a complete grease ball at this point), I washed it off and I could tell my face was so happy! It could finally breathe!