Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ Review

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Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ Review

Hi everyone!

Today I will be reviewing the Olay White Radiance brightening intensive cream with spf 24 pa++.

I have used the Olay natural white day and night cream earlier and they were my absolute HG! I was so glad that I had finally found my HG products! However, as luck would have it, an article came out about them containing a huge percentage of mercury in their products πŸ™ I tried to continue using them by throwing a deaf ear at the article, but it wouldn’t stop nagging at the back of my mind! So yes, I dumped them πŸ™ and have been on a lookout for proper substitutes for them.

 

Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++

 

Recently, at my nearest Health and Glow outlet, I saw this product and thinking that since it’s more pricy, it should be better for my skin (yes, don’t judge me please :-P) I picked this up on a whim. How did it fare on me? Read on!

About Olay White Radiance Brightening Intensive Cream Moisturiser SPF 24 PA++:

For a clear fairness that would stay with you! It works in 3 ways:

  • Corrects Γ’β‚¬β€œ Olay Whitening Complex with Vitamin B3 that helps reduce appearance of dark spots & visibly lightens skin
  • Protects Γ’β‚¬β€œ SPF 24 that protects from UVA/UVB rays and helps avoid skin from becoming dull and dark again
  • Enhances Γ’β‚¬β€œ Skin-nourishing Vitamins to help enhance skinÒ€ℒs natural radiance from within, and keep you fairer, for longer.

Ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Niacinamide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyacrylamide, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Polyethylene, Triethanolamine, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Behenyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Dimethiconol, Carbomer, Ethylparaben, Laureth-7, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Methylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Perfume, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Stearic Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, CI 19140, CI 16035.

How to use: Smooth evenly onto clean skin over face and neck, once or twice a day.

Price: INR 1199 for 50g

My experience with Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ :

Packaging:

The glass jar comes in a cardboard box which has all the details on it. I have thrown away the box, hence no pictures of it. Inside the box, the cream is contained in a very pretty glass jar with a screw on lid. The lid has a kind of metallic finish which adds to it’s beauty. The cream is protected with an extra lid inside the jar.

 

Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24

 

Texture and smell:

It’s a soft souffle kinda textured cream. Not very light, nor is it very thick. The smell is very light and kinda powdery πŸ˜› Umm sorry but I’m very bad at describing smells. Let’s just say it smells like a fragnant, floral powder. The smell isn’t very overpowering but people with sensitive noses might have an issue as the smell lingers on for a while.

My take:

Let me start by explaining my skin to you all. I have acne-prone skin and at any given time, I’ll have a couple or more of cystic zits. The weirdest part is that I’m not very oily. I’m kinda combination type. BUT! There is a catch even there (boo hoo). I get huge zits only on my cheeks and jaw line. My T-zone suprisingly is very well behaved. Weird right? Anyways, back to the cream.

This cream is of slightly thick consistency and you will need to massage it for it to get fully absorbed into your skin. It took me a couple of minutes for it to get completely absorbed into my skin. After a couple of hours, my face did not look matte, nor did it look greasy. It looked just fine so I was happy with it.

Since it contains spf 24, I skipped my sunscreen as well and was happy using just this one product. On using religiously for a couple of weeks, I noticed some of my old acne scars fading very slightly.

 

Olay White Radiance Moisturiser swatch

 

However, here comes the catch. This product gave me lots and lots of whiteheads on my forehead and around my nose! My cheeks were smooth and normal though. As this was the only change in my skincare routine, I knew it had to be this cream which gave me the whiteheads πŸ™ Argh! And to think, this almost took the place of my HG day cream. I had to stop using this and only then did my rashes clear up. And the quest for my HG cream continues.

Now coming to the pros and cons

What I like about Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ :

  • Reduces darks spots and brightens face with regular use
  • Has spf 24, so you don’t need a separate sunscreen
  • A little goes a long way, so this jar will last you a while
  • Pretty glass packaging
  • Light, fluffy texture. Will suit oily skin well and dry skin during the summers

What I dont like about Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ :

  • Gave me whiteheads πŸ™
  • Jar packaging is unhygeinic
  • Lots of chemicals and it’s not fragrance free, so sensitive skin types better watch out

Will I re-purchase this? No, as it gave me whiteheads.

Rating: 3.5/5

Have you tried Olay White Radiance Moisturiser SPF24 PA++ ?

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Moisturisers dont work well on my combi skin as well πŸ™ not in this humid damp weather anyway…I wouldve loved to try this…but whiteheads! πŸ™ Nope. Will skip. Btw Loreal Hydrafresh is a good moisturiser for sensitive skin – it`s a light gel formulation – gives a cooling effect – you can try it.

    • Ha? I’ll try that out next time for sure. Right now I’m loving Body Shop tea tree skin clearing moisturiser. πŸ™‚ You can try that too. It’s awesome! Especially in this humidity

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