I tried this moisturiser on-and-off for years, but each time, it broke me out. However, the parts of my face that didn't break out always looked great and plump. The damage to half my face was absolutely not worth it, though.
So after a couple of years of avoiding Olay, I decided to try it again, except this time, I tried the fragrance-free, non-SPF version of this moisturiser. Now THAT is an excellent moisturiser that actually deserves to carry the label 'Gentle'. NOT this. If, like me, you've been intrigued by the amazing ingredients (Niacinamide! Panthenol! Green tea! *heart eyes*) in this moisturiser but find it too irritating, try its fragrance-free counterpart. It's fantastic.
If you have robust skin, this is probably a great moisturiser with amazing active ingredients. Another positive about this is that a little goes a long way and the pump helps dispense a controlled amount. This variant did not work for me, but thankfully there is a fragrance-free version, which I should add, is - unhelpfully - not always labelled as such.
This is a good basic moisturiser with a nice subtle fragrant, not oily or greasy and absorbs well into the skin. It kept my skin hydrated throughout the day. I also find it very affordable as well. I like the fact that it has inbuilt spf15 for that everyday coverage but would need to apply separate sunscreen if you plan on heading outdoors for longer. I have been an Olay user for ages and I love it as a basic moisturiser. In terms of reducing lines, it didn't do much for me - prevention is the key, and keeping hydrated, . My wrinkles have remained as is but at least my skin is Olay hydrated and healthy!
I love this product. I have super sensitive skin and my face is particularly susceptible to breaking out into a fire engine red hue if something it doesn't agree with is applied! I've found this moisturiser is suitable for my skin type and adds much-needed moisture to the often dry skin on my face. I also like that it has sun protection, although I would like to see that increased to SPF 30, or another product added with extra sun protection as I'm often outside.
This has been a staple in my kit for a long time now. The packaging can't be faulted and the hygienic pump and secure over-cap means the ingredients stay fresh and stable and it is so convenient for travel. It works well with other skincare layers and also with makeup - no pilling issues, no greasy film or strong scent. The sunscreen is an added bonus (but maybe not enough for my fair skin in summer) but nothing that can't be fixed without dusting some mineral powder foundation over it. I was particularly impressed with the ingredients like niacinamide (B3) as it is proven to brighten skin tone over time. The other ingredients like green tea (an amazing anti-oxidant) pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E (both ideal for nourishment) means my complexion is glowing and hydrated without any trace of greasiness. Great product! Just wish the packaging had a bigger contrast to it as I have almost in error picked up the BB or the normal skin version as the packaging is so very similar.
I have been using this moisturiser for the past 4-5 months. It does not smell (good), glides on smoothly, isn't greasy for my combination skin, and is absorbed into the skin and works well to prevent dryness. I like the fact that it has SPF 15, so I don't need to put on another sunscreen as that often makes my make-up slide off with too many occlusive layers. In terms of the packaging, the built-in pump works well and dispenses the product without letting it deteriorate like a jar, though it may be difficult to get to the very last bit when it's about to run out. In terms of the active ingredients, it's good that there are quite a few things included, but none of them are in a high enough concentration for me to notice much of a difference. For example, I still need a niacinamide boost from the Ordinary (Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%) to notice a difference to the visibility of my pores.
It is still a very good day product for those who want a decent one-step product without having to do any layering and I would highly recommend it. I would continue to use it myself (on top of serums). There are often 30-50% off Olay sales at Priceline/Chemist Warehouse/Coles/Woolworths, and that makes it really good value.
I was never really consistent with using moisturisers but as time goes by I realise that it's very important and it shouldn't be something I skip. I'm very picky when it comes to moisturisers and because my skin is combination a lot of the products I try tend to be too thick, heavy or oily for my skin. Not to mention my skin can also be quite sensitive due to lots of other prescription creams that I use, causing my skin to dry out and flake. I had initially tried this out because my mum had been using it for years. Not having anything else to use I tried a bit of her cream as my skin was feeling dry and I wanted something with SPF so I didn't have to use an additional product on top of it. The consistency was creamy but not heavy at all. I liked that it came in a pump form as it was easy to use, easy to control how much product I wanted and it was hygienic. I put it on my skin and it felt so light! Just one pump was enough for my whole face and when rubbing it into my skin it absorbed so easily and didn't leave my skin with any oily residue. I'm in my 20's and although I still don't have any serious signs of ageing, I do have some small expression lines that are forming and they say that the best way to prevent ageing is by using anti ageing products early which is what I have done! I liked that it contained different vitamins including B and vitamin E, which is known to be great for the skin and helping with the appearance of pigmentation. Due to health problems my skin has broken out a lot which has left me with horrible spots and pigmentation. I found that with using the cream every morning the spots on my face faded quite a bit and weren't as noticeable as before. My expression lines were still there but they didn't look as bad as before. I found that the cream helped plump my skin and made it look a lot more even than before. The texture of my skin improved a lot as well. Touching my skin I could feel that it was much softer and it wasn't as rough and bumpy as before. I even started using it on my neck and décolletage which is just as important as your face as it can wrinkle and show signs of ageing very quickly. It was so gentle and I had no problems with the cream. It didn't cause any adverse reactions and I'm normally cautious with SPF as it can really irritate my skin, especially my eyes but it didn't cause any problems! Overall I've been very impressed with the day cream and what was once a cream that I tried out randomly in my mums bathroom has now become a product that I purchase myself. It was probably the first Olay skincare product that I tried and it left me with a very good impression!
Tip: I mix a bit of the cream with my foundation as my own tinted moisturiser!
My skin is about as temperamental as a service station EFTPOS machine when you’re running 20minutes late to work (read: TERRIBLE). I’m 28 and believe more late 20’s girls need to get on the Olay bandwagon. For quite some time it’s been marketed to the mature ladies but I’m telling you – if you suffer redness and itching and breakouts from other day creams/moisturisers THIS.IS.FOR.YOU! Also, whilst my fair and freckled skin needs EXTREME sun protection if I’m venturing out for an extended period – this SPF15 has enough oomph to protect me when I’m dashing between the previously mentioned service station, work, lunch errands and home.
This cream had a luxurious feel that glided on my skin and was easily absorbed. My skin felt moisturised and soft. I felt protected all day and overtime saw an improved change. My skin was plumped, lines were minimised and there was a radiance. I will continue to use this miracle cream and find it an economical skin saviour.
Great sun protector cream with added skin nourishment provided by vitamin E, vitamin B3 and B5. A high quality product by Olay that is luscious on applying and leaves skin soft and smooth. Olay is one of the only face creams with sun protection available so it's very welcome.
I have been using this daily moisturizer since I was 15! I have lapsed occasionally to try something new, but keep coming back. It has everything I need. I'm 43, and often get mistaken for much younger. I have no doubt Olay has played a big part in that.