As much as I love Pacifica’s Body Butters, there are some days when I just don’t want to wear a scented moisturizer, like when I’m loving on a new fragrance.
I’ve been wearing a couple of new scents lately and haven’t wanted my body lotions to clash, so when I spotted this bottle of fragrance-free Olay Quench Advanced Healing Body Lotion ($6), I had to snap it up.
Talk about happy drugstore lotion accidents.
Olay recently revamped the bottle and the name, so I must have found one of the leftovers from the older packaging. The new version looks a little different (same formula though) and goes by a new name, Quench Advanced Healing Intensive Lotion.
I hadn’t been crazy about the other lotions I’ve tried from Olay’s Quench line because all of them had strong scents and contained mica (hello, shiny finish!), both of which Olay kept out of Advanced Healing. Good call, methinks, because not only will sensitive schnozzes appreciate Olay’s thoughtful little omission, but most dudes will too (I’m pretty sure El Hub’s been using my bottle on the ‘low).
Olay claims long-term use of Advanced Healing puts an end to chronically dry skin forever (which is quite a long time) by 1) restoring the natural moisture barrier to skin and 2) by keeping skin moisturized and thereby preventing dry skin from staging a comeback.
It’s been my body lotion du jour for the past two weeks, and my skin and I have been really happy with it. No greasy or sticky residue, and it absorbs in the blink of an eye (a slow blink, mind you, but you get the idea).
It wouldn’t even be worth a mention, however, if it didn’t moisturize well, and I think it does.
I can’t vouch for Olay’s claim that it puts an end to chronically dry skin forever, but it does keep ye olde dry limbs supple and soft for a good 24 hours at a time.
And then there’s the awesome price. The 11.8 oz bottle will only set you back about $6; the larger 20.2 oz one goes for about $10, which might leave enough change left over for an ice cream cone (yep, I haven’t had desert). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, Dreamgirls was a lot of fun this afternoon, but now I’m pretty sleepy. It was a long drive, and traffic into and out of San Fran was typically terrible for a Saturday. I think it’s time I get some shuteye…