Daily Archives: November 16, 2013

HGB :: Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer


If there’s one criticism I have for this product, it’s the branding.

I mean, Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 for sensitive skin is just way too much of a mouthful to say. Heck, they barely got the darned name in its entirety printed on the bottle! No wonder they dropped their signature “Oil of” from the name. And forget about asking for it at your local Tarjay. I just take a picture of my empties and tote that with me to the store.

Other than that minor whinge, however, this is truly an HGB product and the second in the series of M’s daily routine. After the cleanse, I slather this sucker liberally on my face, my neck and especially on the decolletage. Never forget the upper regions, ladies! Those and hands are what shows signs of age the fastest and clearest in women.

I like this moisturizer because, like the Cetaphil, it’s greaseless and odorless. It absorbs on contact, making my face ready for makeup in the time it takes me to brush my teeth. And it provides protection from the sun to boot. I hear layering product with varying amounts of sunscreen is actually not effective, but don’t tell my skin that. This, coupled with the SPF 15 of my tinted moisturizer (next week’s HGB feature), seems to keep my 40+ skin in tip-top, wrinkle-less condition.

Another reason to wax ecstatic over this moisturizer is its price point/usage ratio. Initially, shelling out over $8 at the drugstore for lotion seems excessive, especially if you’re a penny pincher like me. But you really only need a dollop the size of a dime to do your entire face and neck and upper regions, and that’s me with the alligator-dry skin talking. If you’re not as prone to dryness, you may end up using even less. That said, a 4-oz. bottle lasts me a good four months.

Good deal, wot?