Review: Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid - Original

3:31:00 PM mandy 5 Comments

Description/Claims (taken from the packaging):
Provides your skin with an immediate surge of active moisture to soothe dryness without a greasy feel. Leaves skin softer, smoother, and more supple. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I'm not sure how well their line-soothing and wrinkle-repairing properties are because I do not have these skin conditions yet. But as for softer, smoother and more supple skin...I think it did that well for me.

Places to Purchase:
In the US, any drugstore will probably have this.
I'm not sure about other countries though. Sorry! :| If anyone sees this post here and I'll add it to the list!
I've also seen these in two different sizes, the one I bought and used is the smaller of the two. There is also a cream version that is in a jar rather than the tube.

It is a squeeze bottle. After you open the cap, there is a hole where the product can come out which makes it very easy to control how much product you want to use. However, I find that it is difficult to get every last drop. As I got to the last bits of the product, I had to keep the bottle upside down so I wouldn't have to stand and shake the bottle like a crazy person so the product would come out... Although for the price, I guess I can't complain too much?


✻ (From packaging) Smooth onto your face and neck every day to help restore softer, smoother skin. Avoid contact with the eye.
✻ (What I did) I put a generous amount on my hands, rub my hands together slightly, lightly "smooth" the product onto my face, and then pat the product into my skin.

I like doing it this way because I found that when I directly rubbed the product onto my face it would leave patches/lines (like pictured below). The product is pretty thick so it takes a while to fully rub the product in. Sometimes I do not notice the patches until after I wear my glasses because it doesn't feel patchy at all, so it's a hassle to have to take my glasses off to make sure all the product is applied well.

✻ Very affordable
✻ Easy to get
✻ Very moisturizing and made my skin feel pretty smooth
✻ Didn't break me out
✻ No parabens ... for those who are conscious of that ingredient

✻ Has fragrance. It's a very...powdery scent? I can't place my finger on what exactly it is but there is a scent to it. However, I got used to it after a while and it didn't bother me as much afterward.
✻ Has mineral oil & petrolatum & silicones ... could be potentially pore-clogging even though they say it won't.
✻ Has color ... if anyone is sensitive to that.

Yes! Despite the bad ingredients, this moisturizer really did help my skin during the winter time. Also, I bought this because Lil Lady's Life recommended it to me after I mentioned how the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo was giving me terrible dry patches when I initially used it. This worked wonders to help the patches subside. Remember a few posts ago I mentioned how my skin felt very soft and I didn't know if it was my moisturizer, Genie in a Bottle serum, or Josie Maran sunscreen? After this item was finished and I only had the latter 2 products left in my regime...I knew the answer. It was the Olay Beauty Fluid. I hate it when something works so well but could potentially be bad for my skin. But if it comes to it and my skin needs it, I will get it! However, before my skin gets to that state I will be diligently looking for a better alternative :] This will be my backup/last resort...emergency moisturizer!

Depends. If your skin isn't too bothered my mineral oil/petrolatum/silicones/fragrances/color and is in need of something pretty moisturizing, give it a try!! But if your skin is rather sensitive...I'd stay away just to be safe.


Disclaimer: These are just the results I had while using the product. Remember, everyone else's skin is different!! What may have worked for me, may not work for you. Try with your own risk! But since most drugstores (at least in the US) have a good return policy if this doesn't work well for you. I bought this product with my own money and am in no way connected to the company. This is my honest opinion!


  1. Glad this worked for you!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I've been wanting to try this out! Thanks for the review I might try it next winter :D

  3. Lilladylife: It saved my skin from the terrible patchiness I got/still get sometimes from the benzoyl peroxide products! Thanks for the recommendation :DD

    LittoMokaa: No problem! If you do try it, share how it goes for you! I'm a little curious to see if it is ok for others as well. I know some people are sensitive to mineral oil and such...

  4. there are mineral oil &petrolatum,,, is it still safe? im worried,, because im using olay too :(

  5. Others said that the scent is overpowering, but for me it’s just fine. :)
    ~Pauline @Kallony