The new up and coming in the drugstore moisturising field? Olay Quench. Countless women are turning to this line for moisture, and those that don’t find it often do in the Quench Therapy line.
What is so special about this cream? The sensitive version is unscented, and it absorbs like water. This is the only moisturiser that I can find to calm my itchy winter skin, and it continues to work wonders even in thirty-degree summers in the Canadian Prairies.
The verdict: Worth the hype, but only if you’re okay with the shimmer it leaves behind! (Not recommended for severely sun-damaged and aged skin, as you might look like a disco ball.)
But what about your face? One of the most recommended day moisturisers is Olay Complete. There are different formulations, depending on your skin type. I use the one for sensitive/dry skin, and have been using it for about a year and a half. And I must say, I’m a convert!!
I love love love this; it has SPF (though it’s only SPF15), is light and moisturises well. Also, at a fraction of high-end prices, you can afford to have one of these in your gym bag, your washroom, and even leave one at the airport when security confiscates it :P
It comes in a formulation for every skin type, as mentioned: Defence, with SPF30, Touch of Sun with sunless tanner, Combination/Oily skin, and Normal skin. Also, there’s a line for extra-dry skin, and you always have the choice of a bottle (pictured) or a tub – in a few cases, there are tubes as well, though they are harder to find.
The verdict: Worth the hype – for everyone!
Full review of these two moisturisers here.
EDIT: My Quench has been discontinued. Damn you, Olay!!