Sunday, January 12, 2014

Olay Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel Moisturiser Review & Giveaway!


To be honest, I’ve always viewed Olay as a more "mature" brand. When I received the moisturizers in the mail the other day, even my grandmother and mother both went “Huh? Girl ah, since when you young people used Olay?!”

But I've recently discovered that Olay is really keeping up with trends. They even have this super cool face brush cleanser thingy similar to the famed (and exorbitantly priced) Clarisonic!
Did YOU know this?!

Was pleasantly surprised when I opened the parcel! As you can see, the Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel comes in a modern-looking jar.

Reusing icecream scoops!
I’m not a huge fan of such packaging as you’ll have to dip your fingers into the tub, but just get one of those plastic icecream spoons and you’re all set! So much more hygienic :D

The consistency is pretty darn awesome. It’s not just a gel moisturizer; it’s a very lightweight gel moisturizer! Perfect for those of you out there whose faces, like mine, tend to turn into a greaseball by midday. My skin is so oily I can probably fry an egg -.-
This can be used under makeup as well, but I’d suggest waiting for a couple of minutes for the product to sink in completely first. Foundations tend to slip n’ slide if your moisturizer is not fully absorbed by the skin.

If you’re into beauty and all that jazz, you’re probably gonna want to know the ingredients, so here you go:
There is, I think, a common misconception about the use of Silicones and Alcohol in skincare. A lot of people think that:
  • Silicones  are pore-clogging bastards
  • Alcohol is drying and will leave your face feeling like the Sahara Desert

Do not be misinformed.

  • There are NO studies/reports to prove that silicones are comedogenic. From a chemistry viewpoint, most of the commonly-used silicones (in skincare) are volatile. Meaning to say they evaporate even before  getting the chance to clog pores. 
  • Alcohol is NOT drying if used in moderation. One of the reasons as to why it’s used in many skincare products is that it’s a good penetration enhancer, allowing active ingredients to be better absorbed. The second usage of alcohol is to thin out heavier creams and emollients, therefore making it easy to spread out on the skin.  

  • A thing to note about the Long Lasting Hydration Gel is that it has a rather strong scent. You might want to give this a miss if you’re not into heavily-fragranced stuff, or if you have extremely sensitive skin.
    I personally enjoy the scent. It’s a bit florally, and reminds me of a shampoo I used to use in highschool.

    Overall, this moisturizer is definitely more geared towards teens/young adults with oiler skin types. I’ve been using this for the past week, and have found that it really does provide good hydration sans the sticky feeling! And the scent is soooo good I tend to sniff my hands after applying :P

    Thanks to Olay, 3 lucky readers will be winning a jar of Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel each!
    Fill up the Rafflecopter form below!
    GIVEAWAY STARTS ON: 12th January 2014
    GIVEAWAY ENDS ON: 18th January 2014 (12AM)
    a Rafflecopter giveaway Winners will be contacted via email on 18th January 2014.
    This giveaway is only open to those with valid Malaysian addresses.

    Olay Aquaction Long Lasting Hydration Gel is available at leading pharmacies. RM60/jar (50ml).

    Prizes sponsored by Olay. I am not paid to write this review or host this giveaway. All my opinions are honest.


    1. Hi babe nice blog u have..randomly saw ur giveaway and here I am visiting your blog for first time!!!!!!! I love to try this gel moisturizer...I love gel type and lovely scent item!!hope I will win!!! and follow ur blog too..if u dun mind do follow me back

    2. It's been a while since we have an OLAY product in my house after my mom used up hers. Hope to win this so mommy dearest can give this a try.

      I like your blog layout =D

      Do visit =D

    3. Hey Sabrina! Can you do a review on the pro x cleaning system?! Have you tried? Feel like wanna know about that ehh! Seems very nice but dont know how it works :D

      Kiss me ;

      1. Hello Kellye! I'll be doing a review on that soon! Hopefully the review will be helpful (: Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

    4. Hey, have you tried the Olay Brush Pro X??? Is it good?? Would really like to know more. Reply please! Thanks.

      1. Hello xw, I'll be posting a review on the Olay Pro X cleansing system soon! Stay tuned (:

    5. Hi! :) I'm currently using Laneige's water bank gel cream. The lady told me it isn't heavy nor sticky but somehow when it's on my skin it does feel kinda tacky. Does that happen with this olay one or does it get absorbed immediately? can you do a review on the Pro X and ALSO A GIVEAWAY FOR IT PLEASE? :)

      1. Hello! Personally for me, the Olay moisturiser gets absorbed fairly quickly, but the scent lingers for quite a bit. On my skin, it leaves no sticky residue, but I guess you'll have to try it yourself to see how it works for you.

        As for the Pro X, there'll be a review coming soon as I'm still in the midst of reviewing it haha! Unfortunately, no giveaway though :(

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