Olay is a brand that I have been very loyal to from way before I began beauty blogging. Ever since I can remember my mum has always used the Olay face wash and as a result I have always used it too. When I moved out, words cannot express how much I missed having 12 back up bottles in the cupboard. Although my cleansing routine has come along way since then, the Olay face wash is still very much a part of it. As I have always been a fan of Olay, over the past year or so I have been trying out of their skin care products and this has been to no dismay. For the past week I have been trying out their new face and body moisturiser and I thought now was time for a review.
I picked this moisturiser up in boots after I spent around 10 minutes in the skin care aisle. If I am honest, I had no intention of purchasing this product, as I was looking for something a bit stronger but guess what? The packaging sucked me in. Regardless, I thought I would put it to the test and what better time than when I have reptile skin due to the intense spot creams I used the week before (I caved in the end and just wanted the spots gone). I kid you not, one particular area of my face was so bad that my makeup cracked and flaked and it just wasn’t a good look. Anyway, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to really put this moisturiser to the test and that is what I did.
So firstly, this moisturiser is specifically designed to be used in the morning before applying makeup. It is super lightweight and sinks into the skin like a dream so it definitely creates the ideal base for makeup. However, I have to admit that I did apply this moisturiser in the evenings as well because I wanted to see the maximum effects this product can have. Now when I originally went shopping for moisturiser, my intention was to find one that was going to fix my skin over night. Unfortunately this didn’t happen; rather it was a gradual process. If are looking for a quick fix remedy then maybe this product is not for you. However, if you are happy for the process to be a bit slower then this product does do the job. If any of you have used intense spot creams then you know just how much they dry out your skin. After 3-4 days of using the moisturiser (day and night) however, my skin began to go back to its normal self.
Before I finish this post, I want to quickly talk about the smell of this product. From the moment you start using this it, there is a strong smell of wet wipes. Not necessarily baby wipes but definitely face wipes. As someone to typically stays away from face wipes this was rather off putting. As a result of this smell, my initial reaction was that the product was going to leave the same feeling to my face as wipes do. However, this was not the case at all. Although the smell when it is in your hands is off putting (for me anyway), it goes when it is applied to the skin. Along with this, the moisturiser leaves the skin hydrated and smooth, which is super refreshing in the morning.
So my overall vote? If you have dry skin or your skin has a few problem areas then I would probably stay away from this as it is probably not strong enough. However, if you’re just looking for something that is going to hydrate your skin in the morning before you put on your makeup then this is definitely worth a purchase!