March 20, 2012

Say Goodbye to Lotion - Olay Mousturizing Body Wash Review!


I have a dirty little secret ... I hate lotion.

Like, despise lotion with a passion.

I hate the way it feels.

How sticky it gets.

How it literally melts off in the Houston heat. Basically I hate everything about it.

However I was cursed blessed with dry skin, especially on my legs and arms, making lotion a necessity in order to look presentable. Add in the crazy Houston weather (hello 80 degrees one day and 40 the next this winter) and my skin craves a great moisturizer.

When the lovely ladies at BlogHer and Olay contacted me to review an awesome new moisturizing body wash I couldn't say yes quickly enough! I'll admit, I was apprehensive at first. Could a body wash really moisturize enough? I've tried so many other moisturizing soaps and body washes only to find that I still needed to apply my enemy, lotion, post-shower.

But, I was eager to give this body wash a try! And I'm so glad I did! Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash is now a staple in my shower. Not only does it smell amazing, it actually works! I know, right? A product doing what it claims to do? Shocking these days!

After using Olay's moisturizing body wash for the first time, I noticed that my normally dry flaky legs were smooth, clean and moisturized! My skin felt amazing! I was able to skip the dreaded post shower lotion, which thrilled this lotion-hater! I've been using Olay's Ultra Moisture Body Wash for over a week now, and the results really are amazing! My skin feels healthier, is smoother, and looks so much better!

Olay's moisturizing body wash allows me to skip extra moisturizers, giving me more time to focus on my crazy toddler-filled life! I know every mom out there can appreciate saving some time! I am so glad I have finally found a great moisturizing body wash!

Thank you BlogHer and Olay for introducing me to such a wonderful product!

What are some of the ways you simplify your routine in order to save time? Share your secrects in a comment below for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

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117 comments:

aryanhwy said...

I also detest lotion because it always leaves my hands feeling greasy, and not necessarily any less dry. Then I discovered Lush's Karma Kream. This is what saved my hands when I was washing bottles every 2-3 hours and they dried out so badly. Both my husband and I love it, even though I find it a bit strange when he comes to bed with his hands smell like dreamsicles. :)

Mami2jcn said...

I simplify my morning beauty routine by really keeping makeup very simple. I only wear blush and lip gloss on any given day, sometimes concealer if my skin needs it, and mascara only on special occasions!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I try to use a shampoo/conditioner combo when I can. I can't do it every day because my hair gets too dry, but it's a great timesaver in a pinch.

Kim Johnson

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/182107561405857793

Brittany said...

I've simplified my routine in the morning by using a really simple skin care regime compared to what I used to do. With twins I never have time for much skin care.

Brittany said...

tweeted @mama2twinsies https://twitter.com/#!/mama2twinsies/status/182125937595400192

Kim H. said...

I've simplified everything these days - I shower at night when the kids go to bed because getting one in the mornings is iffy.

MANDY83 said...

i simplify my beauty routine by showering at night

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/182133568250724354
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Rosa said...

I simplify by keeping my skin well moisturized and, when in a hurry, just add a little blush

Rosa said...

https://twitter.com/#!/roso1946/status/182144287763476480

Frugal Mom from California said...

I simplify my routine by using 2-in-1 products

elena150980@yahoo.com

Frugal Mom from California said...

https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/182146602184613888


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Unknown said...

One of the ways that I save time is using a fabulous leave in conditioner. It saves the extra step in the shower and I don't have to rinse it out. Every min counts with an active toddler!

Courtney B said...

i simplify by using tinted moisturizer instead of face foundation

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/182169749399142400

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Melanie said...

I simplify my routine by showering at night.

melduke26 at gmail dot com

akronugurl said...

i simplify by using olay body wash!

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

akronugurl said...

https://twitter.com/#!/akronugurl/status/182206829890248704

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DeniseL said...

I ditch the makeup - moisturizer and lipgloss are all I wear, unless it's a very special occasion!
dmarie824 at aol dot com

DeniseL said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/dmarie824/status/182216646381940739

FreeIndeed said...

i use a tinted moisturizer with spf to save time
thepryfamily@gmail.com

FreeIndeed said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/182258094380818432
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Janice said...

I keep my hair simple and I also iron and set out my outfit the night before.
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Janice said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/182268289383268352
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tannawings said...

I keep things simple by having what I want to wear planned out and watch the weather so I dress for it!


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tannawings said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/statuses/182273198342144001

tweet


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Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

I imagine South Florida heat is comparable to Houston heat - and I hate that melty lotion feeling! I'm always up for an alternative!

2jetsmom said...

I Tweeted your Review/Giveaway. Thanks!

2jetsmom said...

I keep things simple by being organized, and having everything ready, for the morning, the night before. It took a few years to figure this out, but thank goodness that I did!!

Syl said...

I set out my work clothing/jewelry/shoes at night.
My makeup routine is simple - eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, blush, powder, 5 minutes boom done!

countrychicchronicles said...

I simplify my routine by organizing more. I lay out the clothes that I plan to wear. Print off to do lists.

ms-texas said...

I have a nice vanity area in my bathroom that I'm able to keep everything organized and ready for my morning routine. Showering at night helps saves time in my routine as well

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot)com

ms-texas said...

Here is my tweet link:

https://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/182663531861250049

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jwfong said...

I try to be as simple as possible in the mornings... just a little lip gloss and mascara! I also shower at night too so I can spend more time sleeping :)

jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

jwfong said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong1130/status/182708712379662336

jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

Karina said...

i use a tinted moisturizer to save time

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

Karina said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/karinaroselee/status/183168297632673792

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

cw said...

At night, I shower and let my hair dry naturally...In the morning, I just refresh the curls with a little spritz.

susan1215 said...

I simplify my beauty routine by wearing a minimal amount of makeup

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/184075298667626497

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StephanieC said...

i simplify by washing my face in the shower! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/184120143209701376 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

JC said...

I simplify my routine by using tinted moisturizer and lip gloss in order to save time in the morning.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/184134601323712512

tara1965 said...

I will use baby wipes to clean my face

Amy said...

Some of the ways that I’m able to simplify my morning beauty routine? I put less make ups. Yes, it took me a while to get used to it but I’m loving it so far.
amy [at] utry [dot] it

Amy said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/184194458223517696

amy [at] utry [dot] it

wigget said...

i take a shower in the evening so i don't have to in the morning

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I skip shampooing every other day. My hair tends to get dry any way and it saves SO much time!

Amber said...

I've started washing my hair every other day - it's better for my hair and saves time!

Christina said...

I simplify my beauty routine by applying sunblock and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.

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Christina said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/185997094656544768

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Dee said...

I use 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner! I also cleanse my face while showering instead of doing so at the sink.

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/186286474025644032

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Christina Moore said...

I use a tinted moisturizer, it's so easy! And showers at night save a lot of time, no worrying about wet hair in the morning!

shine like stars forever... said...

showering at night cuts my "get ready' time in half....most days lol

shine like stars forever... said...

i shower at night which cuts my "get ready" time in half

mamavalveeta03 said...

My skin is dry to the point of eczema, so I have to bring out the "big guns" of moisturizer, which is really oil first, after a shower, then pat down and apply body butter, and THEN balm on extra dry areas. Sounds like a lot of work, but I'm itch-free!

mamavalveeta03 said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mamavalveeta03/status/186919052055293952

kellyr78 said...

I simplify my routine by setting out everything I want to wear the night before
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/kellysaver/status/187179584314290176

kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

sy said...

I don't use much body wash so I don't need to spend time moisturizing. Body wash with moisturizer sounds better though. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/187476693869527040
songyueyu at gmail

Melissa O. said...

Mine is already quite simple! I only use basic products (shampoo, soap, and lotion) and only mascara and lip gloss...can't get simpler!

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

Gina M Maddox said...

I simplify by using the basics - a good tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and mascara. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina M Maddox said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/187970328125898752


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Tina said...

I simplify my routine by using 3-in-1 Day Cream SPF 30
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/188026601823408129
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meredith m said...

Ive simplified my routine in order to save time by prepping all I can the night before - ie coffee maker is set so it automatically starts with my wake-up alarm!
mermont84 at yahoo.com

meredith m said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/188059495816105984
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Kerry said...

I simplify by washing my hair every other day - saves me time half of the week!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/189346098563915776
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Alaine88 said...

I shower @ night and use all in one products
family74014 at gmail dot com

Sunnymay said...

I tend to use a body gel, lotion and spray fragrance that has the same scent in order to layer and smell great all day. On days that I shave, I exfoliate the day before with a scrub or exfoliating gel, but not on the day of shaving, because it makes the skin more sensitive and I don't like knicks from the razor.

Sunnymay said...

I forgot to leave my contact:
amwiden at aol dot com
Olay makes a Total Effects Moisturizing Body Wash which makes me feel like I'm doing a lot for my skin just by taking a shower. It has 7 anti-aging properties and gives me a real lift.

Anash said...

to simplify i dont wear makeup (gasp)

Thanks for a super giveaway!
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Anash said...

Tweeted:
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Erin R. said...

A way I save time on my routine?
Somedays, I just primp my do from the day before...might pop it in a pony and roll out the door a half hour faster! Because sometimes I just need that extra rest!

Ashley T. said...

I use 2 in 1 products to simplify my routine

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Ashley T. said...

https://twitter.com/#!/ajoy1332/status/189922161652285440

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Admin said...

i make sure my clothes are ready the night before
howardreviews at gmaildot com

shancan6980 said...

I simplify my beauty routine by showering at night and using 2-in-1products when I can.

shancan6980 said...

tweeted @shancan6980

https://twitter.com/#!/shancan6980/status/190585879528620032

MCantu1019 said...

I wash my hair at night and then in the morning I just use moisturizer on my face.
MCantu1019@aol.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

WHEN I SHOWER, I JUST BRUSH MY TEETH IN THERE. IT SAVES ME AFEW MINUTES ANYWAY! =)

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Angel Jacklyn said...

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coriwestphal said...

I try to do as much as I can the night before. That way I'm not rushing around in the morning trying to get backpacks together, lunches made, and everyone dressed and ready to go!

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coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/191313633941262336

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Judy B. said...

I slather on my moisturizing cleanser before stepping into shower to get a quick start

Judy B. said...

tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/BBirdie2/status/191329107055886336

Ava Louise said...

I find the quicker I can get in the shower in the mornings saves time. If I put off getting dressed (to the shoes) until after breakfast, it seems to take more time.

slehan said...

I simplify by having wash & wear hair.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/04/win-50-visa-from-olay-blogher.html

Betty C said...

I simplified by choosing to have very short hair giving me the opportunity to shower, shampoo and be out the door quickly without spending a lot of time on my hair.
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Chip said...

My hair is very low maintenance. It helps keep my routine quick in the AM.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/191842087925317632
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Lesley said...

Would love to win!

Lesley
byporchlight.blogspot.com

angie lilly said...

I simplify by not wearing makeup and having a natural hair style that does not require product or styling, so its just dry and go!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/191877004306546688
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

hofken said...

One of the ways I simplify my routine in order to save time is to use multi-tasking products 9 - like tinted moisturizer

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/hofken/status/191949824235552768

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Carmen Nuland said...

I will often go without or simplify my makeup routine

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/192149680891772928

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

nightowl said...

I simplify my morning routine by wearing my hair in an easy to take care of style, cleanse my face in the shower, wear minimal makeup and lipgloss.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/winsome6/status/192189650478182400

winit6 at hotmail dot com

jenn said...

i simplify my routine by showering before my boys get up IF i don't...i might not get a shower! haha!!

jennifermgetts@gmail.com

jenn said...

i tweeted about this:

check this out: http://alexandlindsey.blogspot.com/2012/03/say-goodbye-to-lotion-olay-mousturizing.html?showComment=1334656618749#c4287583375713552987

jennifermgetts@gmail.com

Mateya said...

I use face wipes to wash off makeup before bed if I don't have time to wash my face! Better than nothing :)

Mateya said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/mateyab32/status/192259080742633473

Lynsey said...

I simplify my routine by showering at night and by picking out my clothes the night before.

lynsey.petree@gmail.com

Lynsey said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

https://twitter.com/#!/themoorefamily/status/192260987221581824

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

This sounds awesome! :0) I have very dry skin, but this would be the perfect way to fix it.

Atreau said...

I shower after my workout and do wash very quickly.

Michelle Spayde said...

To save on time when I don't have to be dressed up, it's mascara and lip gloss. Saves a ton of time!

spayde.michelle@gmail.com

Michelle Spayde said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/Chellesy1/status/192456425048522752

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Scott said...

I know every mom out there can appreciate saving some time! I am so glad I have finally found a great moisturizing body wash!
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