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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  1. March 20, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    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

  2. March 20, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    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.

  3. March 20, 2012 / 4:25 pm

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

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  4. Karen F
    March 20, 2012 / 4:38 pm

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

    Fuhrmeis at nsuok.edu

  5. March 20, 2012 / 5:04 pm

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

  6. March 20, 2012 / 5:36 pm

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

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  7. March 20, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    vac 924 at gmail dot com

  8. March 20, 2012 / 6:16 pm

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

  9. March 20, 2012 / 6:30 pm

    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.
    amethyst2272 at gmail.com

  10. March 20, 2012 / 8:11 pm

    I simplify my routine by showering at night.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

  11. Leone
    March 21, 2012 / 6:57 am

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

    lionsrrroar[at]gmail[dot]com

  12. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 / 3:54 pm

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

    mtngirl51@gmail.com

  13. March 21, 2012 / 11:15 pm

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

  14. March 22, 2012 / 6:23 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

  15. March 24, 2012 / 12:16 am

    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!

  16. March 24, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    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

  17. March 26, 2012 / 1:02 am

    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

  18. March 26, 2012 / 1:35 am

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

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  19. March 26, 2012 / 4:51 am

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

  20. March 26, 2012 / 7:48 am

    Some of the ways that Iโ€™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 Iโ€™m loving it so far.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  21. March 26, 2012 / 1:34 pm

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

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  22. March 27, 2012 / 6:16 pm

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

  23. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 / 11:08 pm

    I skip daily shampooing!

    Jamie

    savvyhousewife@ yahoo.com

  24. Anonymous
    March 28, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    Love Olay products.
    tlclements35 at hotmail dot com

  25. March 29, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    I try to use simple and affordable products.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

  26. March 30, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    I simplify my morning routine by using Purity cleanser from Philosophy… it is a cleanser, makeup remover and toner all in one ๐Ÿ™‚

    email: marlaandmakeup@gmail.com

    xoxo

  27. March 31, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    I keep my hair simple and wear minimal makeup
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

  28. April 1, 2012 / 3:10 am

    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

  29. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 / 12:05 am

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

  30. Anonymous
    April 2, 2012 / 12:07 am

    I retweeted the sweeps. Twitter@bonniebabs. Cannot copy URL fom this vehicle.m

  31. April 2, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    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

  32. April 3, 2012 / 10:31 am

    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

  33. April 3, 2012 / 2:57 pm

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

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  34. Donna C
    April 3, 2012 / 4:13 pm

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

  35. April 3, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    I totally skip makeup which simplifies a lot!

  36. April 6, 2012 / 1:33 am

    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!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

  37. April 6, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    I simplify my routine by using the basics – a good tinted moisturizer, lip gloss, and mascara.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. April 6, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/188321097031233536

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  39. Jean
    April 8, 2012 / 11:11 am

    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

  40. April 9, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    I shower at night and use all in one products ๐Ÿ™‚
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  41. April 9, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    I wash my hair every other day instead of daily to save a lot of time.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  42. April 10, 2012 / 1:27 am

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

  43. April 13, 2012 / 7:29 am

    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.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  44. April 13, 2012 / 8:27 pm

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

  45. April 15, 2012 / 12:17 am

    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!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  46. April 15, 2012 / 12:28 am

    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

  47. April 15, 2012 / 9:36 pm

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

  48. April 16, 2012 / 11:31 am

    I keep my hair style simple and just wear a little make up.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

  49. April 16, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    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

  50. April 17, 2012 / 6:48 am

    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

  51. April 17, 2012 / 9:33 am

    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

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