My regular day cream (Nivea Pore-Refining Day Cream) ran out recently, but luckily I was sent Olay Essentials Multi Radiance Fluid to test out. Since then have been using it every day for the last two months - I prefer to use a good moisturiser as opposed to a primer as I feel it’s better for my skin whilst still creating a good base for foundation.
I particularly like the light consistency of the Olay Multi-Radiance Fluid and because I’m lazy anything that has a pump dispenser is automatically better in my books, especially since it stops me using too much product. I use two pumps and it blends into my face and neck easily. It makes my skin feel really clean and awake in the morning, which is an impressive feat as I am definitely not a morning person. I’ve seen a few reviews that suggest it smells citrusey, and I will say that it smells good, but I can’t pinpoint what it is (it’s a tiny bit sun-creamy, if that makes sense?).
At first I thought that it didn't appear to have any particularly magic ingredients but then I realised it contains niacinamide, which is also known as Vitamin B3, which is supposed to prevent skin from losing moisture and apparently works on wrinkles and skin discoloration It’s also SPF 15 which is always handy (especially since none of my foundations seem to include this…). The only thing I can’t comment on is whether it’s ‘light reflecting particles’ make my skin appear more radiant as I slap on a full face of make-up shortly after using.
A 75ml bottle retails for £7.99 (but is currently £5.10 at Superdrug) and come in two varieties: dry to normal skin and normal to oily. I’m pretty sold on their normal/oily range and will probably be checking out the other items soon, any recommendations?