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Beauty Sleep in An Instant with Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over! - Review

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.


olay fresh effects dew over review

Olay Profile

Olay is a veteran beauty brand, established in the 50s by Graham Wulff for his wife, carried at a number of drugstores and big box stores such as Target and Walmart. Olay's primary focus has always been on skincare, though they offer hair removal and cleansing products as well.

I was recently given the opportunity by POPSUGAR and Olay to review the new Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over! hydrating gel moisturizer. As a busy work-at-home mom and blogger with dry, sensitive skin I'm always looking for new face moisturizers that give me that fresh "I got my beauty sleep last night" look--despite the fact it's rarely true!

Price

This retails for $14.99 (1.7 oz/50 mL)

Where to Buy

This can be purchased directly through Olay's website


Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over! Gel Moisturizer Review


olay fresh effects dew over gel moisturizer review


Product Type

This is a light-weight gel moisturizer meant to instantly hydrate skin and last for up to 24 hours, giving you that well-rested glow.

How to Apply

According to the packaging (which you can see below), this is meant to be applied liberally to the face and neck when skin needs a boost of hydration. It is not meant to be applied to or in the eyes. I generally apply moisturizer in the morning after cleansing and at night after cleansing.

olay fresh effects dew over gel moisturizer review

Scent

This had a fresh scent to it that faded fairly quickly with application, but a hint of it lingered on the skin.

On the Face

This was incredibly light-weight and while it didn't have a tacky gel feel, there was a smooth, light, gel-like quality to it. This had a decent amount of slip to it during application--more so than an average moisturizer in my opinion. Because of the little bit of extra slip, I instantly associated it with what I typically see in moisturizers that contain silicone and sure enough it does (dimethicone).  It absorbed well without leaving any residue behind, but it did take a few extra seconds to dry down fully. Skin appeared instantly and noticeably hydrated with application. Skin was both smoother and more supple in look and feel. I personally felt as though a small amount of product hydrated a large area.

Ingredients

Water/Eau, glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane,Niacinamide*, propylene glycol, dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract^, Panthenol**, Tocopheryl Acetate***, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycereth-25 Pca Isostearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, dimethiconol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, allantoin, Fragrance/Parfum,Methylparaben, titanium dioxide, Laureth-7, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Disodium Edta, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Silica, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Green 5, Yellow 5. *Vitamin/Vitamine B3, **Pro-Vitamin/Provitamine B5, ***Vitamin/Vitamine E, ^White Tea/Thé Blanc


Final Recap


Price

This retails for $14.99 (1.7 oz/50 mL)

Where to Buy

This can be purchased directly through Olay's website

Final Thoughts

This is a very effective moisturizer. If you prefer light-weight face moisturizers then this is absolutely one worth trying if you want to achieve that well-rested, fresh-faced look. It does have a noticeable fragrance that lingers slightly (but not unpleasantly) on the skin. I did feel as though a small amount of product went a long way, which is always nice even though the price point on this particular product is very budget-friendly. I'm not sure I'd personally use this at night as I prefer a slightly heavier moisturizer in the evening, but it is definitely what I look for in terms of a day cream.

I have a sister in Japan who absolutely adores gel moisturizers and I can see why! 

Would you try this moisturizer? What do you look for in a face cream? 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

2 comments :

  1. I need to try this! Sounds incredible

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  2. It's got a really interesting texture! And I was surprised how hydrating it was given how light-weight it was :)

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