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Olay Active Hydrating Cream Original Facial Moisturizer, 2 oz.

Olay Original Active Hydrating Cream moisturizer penetrates quickly, providing your skin with an immediate surge of active moisture to soothe dryness without a greasy feel. Over time, it helps your skin replenish its own essential fluids, so it is softer, smoother and more supple. Original Active Hydrating Cream moisturizer works like the essential fluids abundant in young skin to help restore skin to its natural beauty and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types. This light, non-greasy formula is dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).

Key features

  • Restores hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides nourishing moisture
  • Result: soft, smooth, more beautiful skin
  • Non-greasy formula, dermatologically tested, and non-comedogenic
  • 2.0 oz jar

Honest reviews


Great for dry, but sensitive skin

I have extremely sensitive skin to the point that I can’t use most moisturizers. However, Olay Active Hydrating Cream works wonderfully for me. During the winter months when I get particularly dry around my mouth and chin, I put a small amount (a little bigger than a pea size) on the affected areas once a day. The cream immediately soothes the areas and helps to heal the chapped skin and prevent future problems. I have never broken out from using the Olay Active Hydrating Cream (and I breakout frequently from other moisturizers!), so I highly recommend it to people with sensitive skin. I even use it only hands every once in a while if they are particularly chapped. A definite buy for sensitive skin individuals during the harsh winter months!

Hillary Pecos, TX

Good product but I don’t care for the smell.

I think that it is a good moisturizer, but I really don’t like the smell at all. I should look for an unscented product.

Blanca Le Roy, MN

Love this stuff!

This makes my skin feel lovely. I was pleasantly surprised. It makes my skin feel dewy and moisturized. My skin is sensitive but this product works great. I enjoy the light scent, it doesn’t smell like an “old lady” in my opinion. You don’t need a lot, so the product should last a long time.

Francis Saint Meinrad, IN

My Skin Care Secret Weapon

I am an African American woman and use the Olay Active Hydrating Cream every day. This cream provides moisture to my skin without heavy build up. I put it on and it instantly takes away the dry areas. Generally, I put this on my face and just apply my favorite color lipstick to my lips. No heavy foundation is required. Most people think that I am 10 years younger than I actually am. The other great part about this product is that it is inexpensive.

Jodi Hall, MT

Good cream

A good all purpose lightweight everyday and night moisturizer, at a great price!

Corina Rifton, NY

Very nice smell

This cream makes my skin feel soft. It is economical and helps my complexion. I believe it protects the skin on my face especially after I exfoliate with a battery powered complexion brush.

Ethel Sheldon, ND

I’ve used this for 15 years, and I’ll use it for another 15 and beyond

I love Olay. I’ve been using this as my daily facial moisturizer since I was a teenager (waaaay back when it was called Oil of Olay!). I’ve always had sensitive skin that breaks out with harsh products, but Olay has helped keep my face soft, smooth, and happy through the years. I’ll be 30 in a few months but still get carded surprisingly often, and I give ALL the credit for those momentary ego-boosts to Olay!

Marjorie Porterdale, GA

Great lotion for dry skin

I use this during the winter months when my facial skin needs more moisture. Works great and is such a great deal here!

Esther Sarita, TX

Really great stuff

This moisturizer works so well on my very dry skin and you can’t go wrong with the price. You could spend a lot more on a moisturizer but why would you want to when this one works so well?

Lelia Mid Hudson, NY

Reminds me of my grandother

This product is amazing. When I used to put on other moisturizers it would leave my face feeing sticky and just sitting on top of my skin. With this my face feels so smooth and it doesn’t just stay there It absorbs right into your skin. No sticky gross feeling and it is a pretty large container so lots of product. Plus it reminds me of my grandmother who used this Olay product all the time, so I get that memory of her when I use it. 5 stars all around.

Peggy Biggs, CA

Perfect winter face cream

I have yet to find a better moisturizer than this. Makes skin baby soft. I like this better than the beauty fluid, which is lighter and not as moisturizing (good for summer).

Sadie West Lebanon, NH

Have used it for years

Just like my mom did. Not expensive but it works. Unlike some other reviews I have seen I actually love the smell. Very comforting. Not greasy and absorbs quickly. No residue on the pillow! Good to have it on Subscribe and Save.

Amparo Brandon, SD

Love it

Great moisturizer…pretty pink color but works great. Nice smell too. I dont need expensive face products when I can get Olay

Bridgett Wheeling, MO

It’s OK

It’s very good as a moisturizer but I thought it would help reduce some of the facial wrinkles I have. I would recommend as a daily moisturizer but I think I’m going to try something else.

Magdalena Boyd, TX


Love Olay products, in lauding this one. It’s soft a light smell and it’s marvelous on the skin. Feels like silk andyour skin will thank you. Just a little goes a long way. I put it all over my neck, awesome. Came before it was time to.

Reba Georgetown, TN


From now on, I will only use Olay!! Love it so much. The scent is okay, it could be better. It’s not too oily on my skin

Lacy San Miguel, CA

Good stuff

I like the fragrance and the consistency. Works well and has yet to break me out. Also a really good amount of product for the price. Lasting me longer than I thought it would.

Agnes Cordova, NC

Think about what you want in a face moisturizer…

Do you want moisture? A light pleasing fragrance? A good value? Relief from dry skin? Soothing cream for sensitive skin? This is the cream. But if you want miracle creams that promise to reduce or erase wrinkles, tighten skin and erase age marks, then keep on shopping. Those things are available out there, but they cost much more money than this cream and the results are only temporary. After spending thousands of dollars on temporary fixes, I’ve come home to my first skin cream. And I intend to stay with it.

Martina Butler, GA

I love Olay products and this is a must for me

I love Olay products and this is a must for me. I’m almost 40 and need to really care for my skin and hydration is the key. This is also very affordable compared to other products on the market.

Caitlin Lincoln, TX


After reading the reviews, I decided on this moisturizer. Olay has never let me down. It is the perfect size and in good condition.

Angelica Lake Ariel, PA


Great cream that does not leave your face feeling greasy. I sometimes have to be careful of such products because I will have a breakout from use, but this has been fine so far after about 2 weeks.

Debbie Coatesville, PA