Saturday, March 1, 2014

Olay AquAction Long Lasting Hydration Gel

Skin can be likened to a leaky bucket – it is constantly losing moisture to its surroundings; in fact, without doing much at all, we can lose about 2 glasses of water a day by breathing and evaporation from our skin. Olay scientists have discovered a second key cause of moisture loss - skin fatigue. Skin fatigue leads to many unwanted changes in one's skin, including a loss of skin's ability to hold onto moisture.

Armed with these insights, the new Olay AquAction boutique addresses both causes of moisture loss with the breakthrough new HydraLock technology powered by two ingredients: WSK and Niacinamide.

Power Ingredient
Skin is like a leaky bucket
WSK - an extract from the White Jelly Leaf, is renowned throughout ancient Chinese history for its beauty-enhancing properties - has been discovered to outperform Hyaluronic Acid, the current gold standard in hydration care.
Skin fatigue
Niacinamide helps address skin fatigue caused by inadequate dietary systems and everyday stressors. It gives skin the energy to renew itself, bringing it back to more youthful levels, which in turn enables skin to hold onto its own moisture more effectively.

Now that I have gotten the blurb out of the way, let us see how the star product, Long Lasting Hydration Gel, performs.

Name: Olay AquAction Long Lasting Hydration Gel
Price: RM 59.90 for 50 g
UrCosme rating: 5.0
Made in: China

Long Lasting Hydration Gel is a lovely product. I have been smoothing it on for a few weeks now and it has not resulted in untoward reactions.

It has a clear, gel like consistency that disappears without a trace into the skin. It serves to encourage me to use more than usual - a good thing it comes in a 50 g jar - and you will most probably see it in an empties post on my Instagram account soonish.

It gives off clean and tranquil vibes (if that makes sense) because of the smell (or the lack of it) and the colour.

I have also been utilising it over makeup to ease dryness as taught by 牛爾老師 on the Taiwanese programme, 女人我最大. Makeup adheres better, skin looks more luminous plus dabbing it on will not mess carefully applied makeup.

Long Lasting Hydration Gel will definitely fulfill the requirements of younger skins in need of a good daily basic while being mindful of budgets - it is simply impossible to go wrong with a product that provides hydration.

The full ingredient list for Long Lasting Hydration Gel:
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Betaine, Glycereth-25 PCA Isostearate, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethiconol, DMDM Hydantoin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, CI 74160, Agarum Cribosum Extract, Copper Gluconate, Ethylparaben, CI 74160.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Cheryl Zamora said...

I'm an OLAY user for years already. I love their products but I haven't seen this one in any stores yet. Maybe I should try this.. Love the packaging too :)

Lisa Shen said...

Oh wow! I've never seen or heard about this product for Olay. I'd buy this just cause it looks amazing. Thanks for the review. xx

Sarah said...

Sounds like an awesome product! Hope I could gt one soon since my skin is dry an oily =)

Sol Felice Alvarado said...

First time to read about Olay's aquaction. I'm always a fan of hydrating gels. Must be a good one.

MizzJ said...

Ooo it's so pretty haha. Do you know if this is an Asia only product?

Porshia Mitra said...

Oooohh.. I love the color! It really looks serene.. I would have tried this product just beacuse of this if it was available here :D Will be on a lookout for it !

Ninaonthemoon said...

oh have never heard of this before, but it sounds and looks great!! looks like it is refreshing gig