Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash: Hydrate and Cleanse at the Same Time


Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash review
Last summer I started a little series called Shower Shakeup. I found that I was using the same products in my shower, continually repurchasing the same things over and over. The horror! This is hard for most beauty bloggers to imagine. The reason? These products worked for me. They worked really well. I forced myself out of the box for a week, and I've (sometimes) written about new items in my shower since that time. But I have to admit that there was a reason I was repurchasing those items over and over. They work for me and are just amazing. The first one I returned to? The Olay body wash that I'm a *tad* obsessed with, Ultra Moisture. So, when Olay asked to sponsor a review post about the product, I figured that it was probably high time that I actually fully address this product in my blog.
A quick (30-second) check of my bathroom found 4 full-sized bottles of this stuff currently being used and/or stashed for future use. Not pictured are the bottle currently in my trash (aka the bottle I just finished; I thought fishing it out was a bit odd), and the 2 smaller bottles in my drawer of products for travel.

At first glance, you might think that this is just another body wash. It has a light floral perfume fragrance that is pleasant in the shower but I can't smell it on myself later. (In my book, this is good. I want to smell my perfume, not my soap.) It has a great lather, which I love, even though it doesn't mean anything about how well it cleans me. It rinses off easily and I don't feel anything other than clean.

So, why do I keep going back to this body wash? Because I can't find another one that is remotely close in terms of moisturizing my skin. During the summer I barely need to add lotion (only to my eczema-prone legs). During the winter, if I'm not using this body wash, I need to add a layer of body oil under my moisturizer. There's a whole process involved in sealing moisture into my skin. Olay Ultra Moisture makes things much easier; I can just slather some lotion on right after patting dry--a big time-saver!

Ultra Moisture is definitely very different from other moisturizing body washes. What the sticker on the bottle says in true: there is more than a jar of moisturizer in every bottle. I first started using this product when my dad (also a pediatrician) told me he recommends it to his eczema patients because it has the highest amount of hydrating ingredients of any product on the market. He'd heard this from the dermatologist that he sends patients to, and I've heard it from others as well.

I've tested many other "moisturizing" body washes since then, and very few have ended up being reviewed on 15 Minute Beauty. None of them has been as hydrating as Ultra Moisture. So, yes, this body wash has taken up residence in my bathroom. I'm sure I'll continue to return to it in between all of my product testings.


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Full disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided with a product sample and then paid to write about this product. I was encouraged to give my own opinion and to be honest in my review. Prior to this review I had purchased this product for my own use too many times to count. For any further questions please see my disclosure policy.
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95 comments:

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

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/182138144538378240

Diane said...

I try to use a body wash with a moisturizer built in, as well. I'm not terribly consistent with after-shower moisturizing, and like the idea that I'm at least doing some of it while IN the shower.

MANDY83 said...

i simplify my day by blow drying my hair at night and also picking out an outfit at night

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MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/182140782487142400

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Karen F said...

I simplify my routine by showering at night so my hair can air dry while I sleep!

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Rosa said...

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

Rosa said...

https://twitter.com/#!/roso1946/status/182149989382889473

Courtney B said...

i wear tinted moisturizer instead of foundation when i'm in a hurry

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Courtney B said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/182158560808017920

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LilyBiscuit said...

I use products that have more than one benefit like a primer with spf, lip gloss that's more like a liquid lipstick and a powder foundation that offers enough coverage so I can skip concealer. I've cut my time in half in the morning....I used to get so frustrated at how long it took to get out of the door. I'm absolutely buying this body wash :)
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LilyBiscuit said...

My tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/dragonfly777/status/182162455106027521
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missris said...

Great giveaway! I simplify by using tinted moisturizer and tinted chapstick. They're magical. Thisris at gmail.com

HappyEnchilada said...

I keep Olay cleaning cloths beside the bed to clean my face when I forget (or am too tired) some nights. I also have sample sizes of my Lancome moisturizer and serums on my nightstand to apply as well.
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HappyEnchilada said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/happyenchilada2/status/182172632928632832

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Melanie said...

I simplify my routine by showering at night.

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Elena said...

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

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/182198023542161408

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akronugurl said...

i am going to start using dry shampoo on busy days

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akronugurl said...

https://twitter.com/#!/akronugurl/status/182217856002433024

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FreeIndeed said...

getting a simple haircut
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FreeIndeed said...

https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/182281510089531392
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Leone said...

I use dry shampoo on days I don't wash my hair. Huge time saver and nobody knows, but me.

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Leone said...

I tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/#!/TieDye64/status/182360857538342913

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Anonymous said...

Using products for more than one use such as vaseline on eyelids, lids, elbows and heels at night.

mtngirl51@gmail.com

countrychicchronicles said...

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

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/182714020837605377

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Anash said...

to keep my routine simple i use one product for more than one thing- i use vaseline for lip gloss and moisturier sometimes! Thanks for a super giveaway!

Anash said...

Tweeted:
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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

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ms-texas said...

here's my tweet:

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cw said...

At night, I shower and let my hair dry naturally...In the morning, I just refresh the curls with a little spritz. I put on lotion right after the shower too to help moisturize

cgies25 at hotmail

susan1215 said...

I simplify my beauty routine by wearing a minimal amount of makeup and letting my hair dry naturally

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susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/184090667876753409

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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/184140448313507840

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.
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Amy said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/184185012072095744

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Karina said...

i use a tinted moisturizer to eliminate a step in the morning

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Karina said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/karinaroselee/status/184272053065625601

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mrsshukra said...

By using an all-in-one sunscreen and makeup primer!

mrsshukra said...

https://twitter.com/#!/mrsshukra/status/184706069140996096

Anonymous said...

I skip daily shampooing!

Jamie

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Anonymous said...

Love Olay products.
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ellamyluv said...

I simplify my routine by sharing responsibilities with my husband-makes more time for both of us! twitter link: https://twitter.com/#!/ellamyluv/status/185404553196343296 via @ellamyluv Thanks!

Charity/CC said...

I try to use simple and affordable products.


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Charity/CC said...

tweet

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Marla said...

I simplify my morning routine by using Purity cleanser from Philosophy... it is a cleanser, makeup remover and toner all in one :)

email: marlaandmakeup@gmail.com

xoxo

Marla said...

tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/MarlaAndMakeup/status/185874064936677378

xxoxo

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Janice said...

I keep my hair simple and wear minimal makeup
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Janice said...

Tweeted
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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.

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Dee said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/186289246565437440

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Anonymous said...

I simplify my routine by using products that do double duty such ad Olay wash and moisturizers.. Bonnie-nashepa@hotmail.com

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Tina B said...

I simplify my routine by showering at night so when I wake up I just need to straighten my hair, wash my face, do my makeup (some days) and done! tinabeana12@hotmail.com

sy said...

I simplify my routine but not using much body wash so my skin doesn't get dry and I don't need to put on moisturizer. But body wash with moisturizer sounds better. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/187125000761917441
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kellyr78 said...

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

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kellyr78 said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/kellysaver/status/187192241398366209

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Donna C said...

I simplify my routine by using all in one items.. like BB cream (moisturizer, provides coverage, etc). dcampany@yahoo.com

DeniseL said...

I totally skip makeup which simplifies a lot!

DeniseL said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/dmarie824/status/187230061974401024
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Tina said...

I simplify my morning beauty routine by using 3 in 1 day cream
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/188040519207751683
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meredith m said...

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

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/188076701278937089
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Gina M Maddox said...

I simplify my routine 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/188321097031233536

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Madison said...

I simplify my routine by using only what I need in the morning, such as mascara, eyeliner, foundation, and concealer. I save the extras for when I have the time.

Email: madison(at)mynailartblog(dot)com
Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/mynailartblog/status/188434874972127233

Jean said...

I love using all-in-one products to simplify my routine. Tinted moisturizers, shampoo + conditioner, soap/body wash that can double as a face wash - things of that sort.

je1ke1@yahoo.com

Alaine88 said...

I shower at night and use all in one products :)
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Kerry said...

I wash my hair every other day instead of daily to save a lot of time.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/189363553373913088
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jepaly said...

I simplify my beauty routine by having everything laid out for the morning and also by buying multi use products

Christina said...

Some of the ways that I simplify my beauty routine is applying moisturizer and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.


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Christina said...

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MCantu1019 said...

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

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I always brush my hair before showering to save time when I go to brush it out, plus I brush my teeth while showering verses doing it out! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2nd entry tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/191321819075198977

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slehan said...

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

slehan said...

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Chip said...

I keep my hair style simple and just wear a little make up.
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Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/191851213975846912
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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/191887589408653312
Angie
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Betty C said...

I've simplified by keeping my hair short eliminating most of the makeup I used to wear. Now it's just the basics.
willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

nightowl said...

I simplify my routine by keeping my hair in an easy to care for hairstyle, wearing minimal makeup with tinted moisturizer and lipgloss.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/winsome6/status/192184265335783424

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/192278813634338820

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hofken said...

I simplify my routine by using multi-tasking products (like tinted moisturizer)

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/hofken/status/192316911915253760

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