Olay • Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid - Original • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really would love this moisturizer more if the smell weren't as pungent. It fades away as it dries, but I'm still not too fond of the scent. Also, I'm a fan of multitasking moisturizers (I have acne scarring from old breakouts, and a few fine wrinkle lines) - so I'm getting used to this one that is just a basic moisurizer.
Things I LOVE: quick absorbing, keeps my skin hydrated, and very lightweight. Aside from the smell I would have rated 4 stars!
Basically, I still need my multitasking creams, so this is just my "side" lotion for when I dont have my normal creams on-hand, or when I need a quick fix during the day or after the beach.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product is a light moisturizer, that quickly absorbs into skin, with a very vintagey / rose scent. (some people say it reminds them of grandmothers, mothers, etc.) It comes out with a consistency equivalent to most other moisturizers, doesn't have a silicone-y feel, and doesn't have a watery consistency.
I have very acne / break out prone skin that reacts to literally almost every product I've used on my face (other than eye makeup / powders and blushes). Surprisingly though, even with such a heavy scent, this product doesn't break me out at all and keep my skin very clear. I began using this about a year ago, and used it all through the spring thru fall with no problem, but once it hit winter time my skin began to become dry so i had to switch moisturizers. I definitely think this is better for normal to combination skin types, it may be too moisturizing for oily skin, but not moisturizing enough for dry skin.
Overall, I would recommend this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What is that smell?The pink active hydrating fluid smells quite bad, looks greasy on my very dry skin in winter, and does not absorb well. It does hydrate OK , did not break me out , so points for that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this classic product! I understand that there are a zillion better formulated moisturizers out there, but I absolutely adore this product. First of all, itís super cheap and can be found at any drugstore. Also its PINK and smells like powdery roses which I enjoy. This moisturizes my combination/sensitive skin well without making it to oily or thirsty for more. I use this simply to moisturize and thatís it. I donít expect it to prevent wrinkles or even out my skin tone. I know that there is nothing in this lotion that can do that. After my toner and serums, this just moisturizes and seals in all the goodies. It has never made my acne prone skin break out or cause any reaction because itís fragranced. Bottom line, if you looking for a lightweight moisturizer that will do nothing else but simply hydrate your skin, this is a great option!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Smells like diapers. And it did nothing for my dry patches even after a month of use. I switched to the Trader Joe's moisturizer and they cleared right up. No bad smell either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Broke me out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Not sure how much it costs regularly because I got it on sale.. But anyways.
I bought this because I went to buy Nivea cream for the first time and Shoppers was sold out, so I ended up with this as it was on sale. I really really like it. I apply one layer right after I wash my face, and a second layer a few minutes later. My skin gets INSANELY dry in the winter.. It is brutal. Usually I use coconut oil but it feels so much more luxurious when I'm using something thick like this cream.
Didn't leave residue (but that might be because my skin sucks up moisturizer like you wouldn't believe) and it didn't irritate my already red skin. It has been great thus far, but I do use quite a bit of it so I'm really using it up quickly.
Going to keep searching for a heavy duty night cream, but this one has been swell thus far!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
PS,The formula was changed in the 80's when the Oil of Olay company sold out to Proctor & Gamble. Proctor & Gamble changed the name to simply (Olay) and also changed the formula. So, its not a classic anymore or the same original product your grandmother or mother used. Now it smells exactly like Johnson's baby lotion. I liked the original classic better before they company sold out. It was a lighter, pink, thin feeling lotion and smelled heavenly back then. But this one is actually better because it has less mineral oil, no paprabens, and more glycerin. PS, it never did contain special tropical oils as once claimed. ;-) (I was a fanatic about reading labels even as a teen.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have used this day lotion on and off for years. I have very oily skin, so I keep trying other lotions made for oily skin. However, I still haven't found the right one, so I alway go back to Oil of Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion- Original. And it seems to work just fine. My skin looks nice and dry after I put it on. However, I've always suspected that it clogs my pores because my face gets little bumps, so then I end up trying something else again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a very light, non-greasy moisturizer, which at first seemed perfect for my skin, but then I noticed that my pores started getting really clogged. I do have acne-prone skin and have been off acne treatments for a while, so that definitely has to do with my skin breaking out. But I still don't recommend this for anyone who has acne prone skin, or dry skin for that matter. It isn't enriching, and in fact it almost feels like water when you rub it in between your fingers. Also, even though it states on the bottle that it won't clog pores, I just have a feeling that this isn't true and that it did clog my pores.
I would recommend this to someone who has normal or super oily skin that is not acne-prone. Otherwise, don't use this product.
And it also does smell weird. It smells old and unfresh.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Black
I love how this works on my skin. it truly hydrates my tretinoin treated skin without make me oily looking. But the issue is the scent, old fashion powdery soap scent. If the sensitive version will come back, it will become my HG product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
My mom and aunties all have been using the classic Olay pink lotion/ creams for many years, and I grew up with them too. I'm an Olay fan for years including their Complete line for spf 15 lotions & creams, and the Total Effects 7-signs of aging spf creams. Now, at mid 40's and a mom myself, I'm still an Olay customer. The pink lotion always bring back warming memories of my mom. She passed away many years ago, but that pink glass bottle of Olay lotion was her staple at her night table, and that baby powderish fragrance, oh! Once in a while, I would purchase a bottle just for that reason!
Olay recently changed packaging for their classic & Complete skin care line, including their original pink lotion. I got a bottle of the pink lotion with this new packaging when they had it on sale last week. Seems to me Olay has changed their formulation slightly, this new packaged pink lotion is slightly thicker than the older packaging. I believe they added more petroleum to the lotion, where as the older version has no petroleum in it. I personally like the older version better. I am going to go out soon and stock up on their old packaging pink lotion!!!
Other than that, the newly packaged classic lotion/creams line are pretty much the same. A classic moisturizer for many!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product for the first time this past summer because I felt I needed to moisturize my soon to be middle aged skin to avoid wrinkles in the future. I was hoping it was similar to the Oil of Olay sensitive skin that I used when I was in highschool as they no longer make that product (the one that did not contain sunscreen and made for sensitive skin).
At first I thought I really liked this formula... but as the summer progressed, my skin became obnoxiously oily and would break out (I very seldom break out)... I chalked it up to being summer time so I began using just once a day instead of at night too.
Then winter came and suddenly my skin became so dry, irritated and flaky that nothing I did seemed to help... along with the fact that my surface skin looked wrinkly! I constantly was using an exfolliant to remove the flaking skin and as a result my face was just constantly raw and then would peel and flake again.
I finally put two and two together and realized it was the this product!!!
I've switched back to just using pure organic jojoba oil on my skin and it instantly soaked it up and I have my regular soft "glow" to my skin again! I hope this corrects the damage I did from using the Olay for several months!
I would honestly not recommend this product to anyone. Sorry. If you read the label and you can't pronounce it, don't use it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is an EXTREMELY mediocre product. This is like Johnson's baby lotion in every way. No hydrating enough, stings the eyes, smells like baby lotion, feels like baby lotion... Definitely not repurchasing this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I so wanted to like this product. Unfortunately it did not work for me. Maybe it was the mineral oil or the petrolatum or
DMDM HYDANTOIN ingredient - not sure which, but I got a series of white pustules on my arm after I tested the lotion (luckily) on my arm area. According to some sources, the DMDM ingredient releases formaldehyde after application. Not pretty... :(
Pros - The scent is medicinal but unique. Packaging is a dainty type.
Cons - expensive, especially with all the cheap chemicals in the ingredient list.
Could be that Olay is the genetic-type cosmetic line. For some it works wonders, for others it is danger zone. I guess I belong to the latter group as I have always had trouble with Olay products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My grandmother used this as far back as I can remember . This brings back memories. Now i dont know if I could credit this face lotion or just good genes, but my grandmother at the ripe age of 88 has maybe 5 wrinkles on her face!! Her skin is admirably gorgeous for her age. I plan on using this for years to come and its definitely a beauty staple :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love love love this stuff. Its been around for ages and there is a reason why. It works! After getting the dauly spf moisturizer from olay and falling in love with it, I decided to go and see what other non anti-aging moisturizers olay has to offer. All I can say is, goodbye Clinique. If you are extremely sensitive to scents, I suggest the sensitive skin version (which has been renamed, not discontinued). At first, I got a slight headache from the scent but now I barely notice the scent and when I do, I actually like it! Highly recommened.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I keep coming back to Olay, wish it still came in the glass bottle because I think the scent mixed in the plastic doesn't smell quite as good. The scent is a sort of powdery floral with a touch of almond. It is strong. If you are sensitive to scent (like me) consider the scent free version. There is also one with SPF.
The major ingredients are mineral oil, vaseline (petrolatum) and glycerin. Very basic. It is cheap enough but watch where you buy it; Walgreens was 20% more than Walmart or online drugstores.
It leaves my face soft, has a cooling feel when applied (due to a high water content) and it sinks in fairly well. It leaves a slight moist feel due to the glycerin which is attracting water to your skin. I spent a lot more on creams that do no more, so why not spend $9.47 or so on a 6oz bottle that you can get anywhere?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Some of these reviews are really funny. I decided to try this after reading loads of reviews on the OLAY website from people who were in their 60's or even older who swore by this product. They were loyal users of years and years who said their skin had less wrinkles than their peers. This OLAY original fluid was the formula made so many years ago and it literally has like 4-5 ingredients. Simple, and effective. The picture on this page is not correct, that is the picture of the creme, not the beauty fluid. The beauty fluid comes in a small bottle, containing pink lotion. They also make one for sensitive skin which comes in a yellow bottle, and is odorless.
As a moisturizer I have to say it works very well. It has cleared up my flakes, and it has not broken me out at all. Although the smell isn't something I'd be like, "ooooo that smells so pretty!" I didn't find it as offensive as some others here who compare it to a dirty diaper masked with powder. It smells like... an old person. I guess. I've been using it for a month or so now and I got used to the smell. The smell also fades very quickly once it's massaged in, and I apply my makeup over it. My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and he wasn't around when I bought this lotion, and we had a sleepover when he was home for a visit. I was getting ready for bed, washed my face, and applied the lotion and he said, "So, I'm glad your new moisturizer works and everything... but that smells like SH*T!" LOL. It's definitely not pleasant to most people. I definitely would buy this lotion again, but I think I will let this bottle finish up and then purchase the sensitive skin one that has no smell. I originally took off one lippy for the smell, but then I added it back. The smell is not a deal breaker, and it fades fast. Not bad enough to lose a lip.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Did I get a bad bottle? This stuff smells like baby sh*t masked with powder. And it's not just me being flip here: my boyfriend said I smelled like a dirty diaper. =/ How I missed this fact when I purchased the beauty fluid, I'll never know, (I probably just grabbed it without sniffing first...) but there ya go.
On the BRIGHT side, the smell fades after, like, an hour. And, smell aside, the moisturizer / beauty fluid works exactly as advertised: it moisturizes. Perhaps TOO well in my case...
The unseasonably chilly spring has wreaked havoc on my skin, so I was looking for cheap results until my skin got back to normal. This stuff managed to take dry, flaky, itchy skin and turn it greasy in a matter of hours. So it works? Meh.
I WAS going to give this product a 3 because most of my complaints admittedly stem from my own errors in judgment, but I'm going to give it a 2, since as my boyfriend says, "At some point, it's not your fault for not smelling it first; it's their fault for making something that smells like sh*t."