Olay - Olay Complete Defence Daily UV Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+


Olay Complete Defence Daily UV Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+

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Olay Complete Defence Daily UV Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+ is a light, non-greasy moisturiser provides the added benefit of SPF 30+ to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Used regularly, it can help prevent premature skin ageing. This product has been awarded the International Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation. Also available in a fragrance free formula for sensitive skin.


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Well priced moisturizer with SPF30+

This used to be my staple moisturizer with SPF when I was in uni because firstly, Olay is a really reputable brand. Secondly, it's SPF30+. Thirdly, it's moisturizing without being greasy or tacky. And finally, it's quite affordable (for the amount you get) if you are on budget. Even thou I use some other SPF now I still think this a really fab product and every one must use SPF 365 days a year.


You don't need to use separate moisturizer with this one. It's a moisturizer with SPF.

Ideal for

All skin types.



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A great product

I have the version for sensitive skin. The lotion is a moisturiser containing SPF 30+. It comes in a 75ml plastic bottle with a pump dispenser which you can lock so its great to pop in your handbag or take with you when travelling.

I have just come back from a month overseas and used this everyday. I applied it in the morning before sun exposure, the lotion is light and absorbs easily and doesn't have a noticeable scent. On occasions I also used this on my neck, chest and arms.

I only needed to apply this once in the morning and I didn't get burnt at all. It left my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated and didn't cause my skin to breakout. I need to use this product more often at home and not just when I'm travelling.

A great product which is effective and also good value for money.


Apply before sun exposure.

Erica 916


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Made me break out

This product has so many positive reviews but unfortunately after using it daily for about a week I got the biggest breakout I've had in years on my forehead! I think it's a little too heavy for me. For a sunscreen though it was very easy to apply and sunk in nicely without leaving a white greasy sheen. RESPONSE FROM OLAY: Hi Erica 916,

We are sorry to hear about your experience with Olay Complete Defence Daily UV Moisturising Lotion SPF 30+ . We would love to help you find an Olay product more suited to you, could you please kindly call us on 1800 028 280?

Kind regards,
The team at Olay


Be careful if you're sweating a lot while wearing this :s



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Great product, but be wary if you have sensitive skin

I've been looking for a good moisturiser for my combination to oily skin for awhile. A high UV rating was a priority for me, as I'm using Tretinoin cream atm, so need good sun protection.

I bought this lotion this morning, and applied it at the first opportunity. My first impressions are as follows:
- the lotion has the same texture as sunscreen to me, which worried me a bit
- on applying it, it initially had a sticky feel, again, a bit like sunscreen
- after a few minutes it had soaked in very well, and there was very little residue
- after 10 minutes or so my skin started itching in odd spots around my face.
- I'm writing this about an hour or so later, and the itching has mostly settled. I'll see what it is like by this evening, and if it's okay, I'll try it again tomorrow and do an update on whether it has improved or not.

Note: I selected this version of the lotion rather than the one specifically for sensitive skin, as that one only got an 'average' rating on Paulaschoice.com/beautypedia, my go-to guide for skin care products, in particular. They rate skin care products scientifically, based on ingredients. They didn't have a review for this lotion, but as the ingredients were quite different and they usually rate Olay products highly, I took a chance. RESPONSE FROM OLAY: Hi Beth720
We are sorry to hear about your experience with Olay Complete Defence Daily UV Moisturising Lotion SPF 30. We would love to help you find an Olay product more suited to you, could you please call us on 1800 028 280? We have a sensitive Olay Complete SPF 30 product available which may be more suited to your skin.
Kind regards,
The team at Olay


If you have sensitive skin, try to get a sample of the lotion to try first. Likewise if you have very oily skin.

Ideal for

Lightweight moisturiser for most skin types, with great broad spectrum sun protection.



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Great every day SPF cream!

I LOVE this product! I bought it last year and love it's compact, easily portable size (pop it in your bag on your way out!) and reliability.

Plainly packaged and not glamorous looking, but does its intended job well! It's a fantastic UV moisturising lotion with SPF 30. I use it quite liberally on my face and it never leaves an oily residue. It keeps my skin soft and my fair skin protected from the Aussie sun.

Ideal for

Any age group.



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Great All Rounder

I use this daily on my dry skin in winter, and find it provides great absorption and an all day dryness protection


Two pumps is sufficient for my face

Ideal for

Dry skin



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My favourite moisturiser

I have been using this for the past year and it has always kept my skin supple and hydrated. I love that it has broad spectrum sun protection instead of only UV protection, its like a gentle sunscreen for my face that wont make it look oily. I use this on a daily basis and will be using it for the foreseeable future.


Use everyday for sub protection and hydration

Ideal for

Any skin types



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A must have!

I have insane skin, it's dry, oily, sensitive and acne prone.
This is one of the few moisturisers I can use with out setting off my skin.
I can't put normal sunscreen on my face but with this Olay Moisturiser I can protect my skin from the sun as well as nourish and moisturise.
My mum has always been a big believer in Olay and she has passed that on to me.
It's a must have product for any woman.



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My fave product

I absolutely love this product - I use it every single day.

The fact that its a 30+ sunscreen is an absolute must these days. I have found many other moisturisers with sunscreen that were way too greasy, which is not at all like this one.

The pump bottle is perfect, one pump is exactly the right amount to cover my whole face with no waste.

This cream soaks straight into the skin and doesn't leave any residue or greasiness.



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The full package

Feels like a moisturiser, acts like that AND sunscreen. This doesn't break me out, but like all products, if you don't wash them out properly afterwards, there will always be a chance to break you out. I love how it really sinks into the skin and doesn't leave you with that oily finish so many SPF products have. And of course, SPF 30+ is much better than SPF 15+, which is what's found in most SPF moisturisers.

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