Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer SPF 15, Normal is a great option for those with normal to slightly oily or slightly dry skin. It tops our list of facial moisturizers because it provides broad-spectrum UV protection and is loaded with beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, peptides and niacinamide. Those with oily or combination skin may find it too emollient. Because it contains fragrance, it may not be suitable for those with allergies or sensitivities. For those individuals, we found the best reviews for Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (*Est. $13 for 16 oz.)
Prevents moisture loss. Paula Begoun, skin care expert and author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me," says Olay Complete "contains an impressive amount of beneficial ingredients such as niacinamide and antioxidant vitamin E." These ingredients are proven to prevent skin damage and prevent the loss of moisture. Begoun adds that the moisturizer wears well under makeup.
About 70 reviewers at Drugstore.com give the moisturizer an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Most say that it does a good job of softening skin. One says her skin is "less dry." Another who has used Olay Complete for 10 years says the formula has kept her skin "looking so youthful and healthy."
Lightweight hydration. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer has made Allure magazine's list of Readers' Choice Awards for two consecutive years. Readers say that the formula is "… so lightweight it feels like nothing at all." Users at TotalBeauty.com -- where the moisturizer earns an overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 stars from more than 1200 reviewers -- agree. One says, "This moisturizer provides just enough hydration to my skin and is super lightweight." Another says, "I like it because it doesn't feel greasy, and your skin feels refreshed."
Begoun says the formula is ideal for those with normal to dry skin, but those with combination or oily skin "will likely find this too emollient."
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Review Credibility: Excellent Paula Begoun, who relies on published scientific studies to rate products for safety and effectiveness, gives Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer a Good rating. She says it contains an "impressive amount of beneficial ingredients." It's best for normal to dry skin.
Review: Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Normal, Paula Begoun, Sept. 27, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good Editors of TotalBeauty.com test more than 500 beauty products to find the best new products of 2012, while readers weigh in to name the Readers' Choice winners. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer makes the list as a readers' favorite. Users on the site -- where it earns an overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 stars based on more than 1200 reviews -- say the formula is lightweight and nongreasy. A couple, however, say they don't like the way it smells.
Review: 2012 TotalBeauty.com Awards: Face & Body, Editors of TotalBeauty.com, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer makes the list of winners for Allure magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. It has made the list for two consecutive years. Readers say they like it because it contains sunscreen and feels very lightweight.
Review: 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, Meirav Devash, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good About 70 users at Drugstore.com review Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer, giving it an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewers say it softens skin and absorbs quickly, but several complain about the way it smells.
Review: Olay Complete All Day UV Skin Shield Moisturizer Lotion SPF 15, Normal, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of November 2012