When I hear the word “mousse” I think of Bullwinkle, or maybe a creamy chocolate mousse (yum), or perhaps hair mousse, but I don’t think of moisturizing lotions — that is, until now. Introducing Olay Quench Mousse, Olay’s latest entry in the crowded field of body moisturizers.
I usually look for thick, rich body lotions and creams. My first impression of Olay Quench Mousse was that it felt light and fluffy, so I didn’t expect to like it. But ooh la la I did!
I gave it a try after my shower last night. I shook the bottle, squirted a few dots o’ mousse onto my arms and watched in fascination as the dots reacted with air, magically growing into a light, sudsy foam. Wow!
It took less than 10 seconds to massage the foam into my arms. Most moisturizers take a lot longer to apply than that, but Olay Quench Mousse took only two minutes, tops, to fully moisturize my skin after my shower. I felt like Speed Hydration Racer!
Speed aside, Olay Quench Mousse is a great moisturizer. It contains a special green tea and vitamin complex which, according to the product packaging, provides 24-hour, lasting moisturization. While it hasn’t been 24 hours yet, I’d have to agree with Olay’s claims so far.
Poor moisturizing lotions just don’t cut it with me. My arms and legs feel itchy and look a little scaly if I don’t use a good moisturizer every day. I can report no itchy skin at all after using Olay Quench Mousse last night, and when I checked my legs and arms this morning for scaliness, not a single scale was found.
If you find yourself tempted to play with this product like I was — like if you try to write words on your thigh to watch them suds up like whip cream — take note. Bad idea. I wrote “YO” on my left thigh with the mousse (yes, I’m easily amused), and it was way too much product. I managed to massage it all into my skin, but it left my thigh feeling sticky. Ewww. The bottle says “a little goes a long way,” and that’s no joke.
Olay Quench Mousse
Product: Olay Quench Mousse
Use: Hydrating body moisturizer for normal to dry skin
Price: About $7
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
This stuff is so fab, but there are a few things about it that I wish I could change. No. 1, it leaves a thin layer of glittery shimmer on my skin. When you’re in your early-20s, you can wear glitter on your arms all day, every day, and it’s completely acceptable, but when you’re 32, glittery arms at noon on Monday looks like you’re trying too damn hard. Granted, it’s not chunky glitter, so I don’t look like I’m heading to a rave, but it’s still visible.
No. 2, while Olay Quench Mousse hydrates well, I know it’s not going to be hydrating enough for my problem dry skin in the middle of winter, when my legs go into full-on lizard scale mode, which means it’s a spring/summer moisturizer for me.
Despite these minor issues, I love this stuff. Olay Quench Mousse will save me when I’m rushed in the morning and don’t have forever to get so fresh and so clean-clean.
Purchase Olay Quench Mousse at your favorite drugstore or online at drugstore.com.
Yesterday, I drove out to the East Bay to kick it with my family, and for the first time, ever, had pizza along with our regular Easter lunch, LOL. Both of my parents are retired and and have been on my case 24/7 to pop out a grandchild (for their amusement). My mom has now resorted to dropping visual reminders — she cuts out pictures of babies from Mervyn’s catalogues and sticks them on the ‘fridge. LE SIGH!
I had fun playing fetch with the family dog, aka Shauna the Wonderdog. Shauna has the amazing ability to catch anything you throw, mid-air! She’s a jumping rock star!
I hope your Monday is off to a good start. Whatcha got going on for today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,