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Olay UV Monitor app review: protect your skin from the elements



Are you conscious of your skin and want to do the best you possibly can to protect it? The Olay UV Monitor app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone can help you do just that and is meant to be used all spring and summer long and while you're at it don't count out the winter sun if you plan to be outdoors for long. This app is loaded with information and tools that are meant will help you monitor the UV conditions specifically in New Zealand or Australia which can be extremely damaging to your skin.

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Don't Risk Sun Damage

The Olay UV Monitor app will help by giving you the information you need to risk getting sun damage on your skin. In New Zealand and Australia people are always at risk of ultra-violet rays that will play havoc on your skin if you're not careful. Heading into summer this tool is an absolute must-have as it acts as a UV monitor with live information that is current. You can check it at any point during the day so that you can make the best choice possible when it comes to applying SPF moisturizer to your skin.

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This one hasn't been updated in over four years so it is well overdue at this point. It's last update involved some small bug fixes. It has just two out of five stars from users who are calling for more at this point. One of the problems with this app is the fact it only supports a couple of countries when in fact so many more areas could use the information.

Learn what you need to protect your skin
Learn what you need to protect your skin

Gaining Information From the App

The Olay UV Monitor app is a really smart and useful idea but the problem here is the lack of information and the rather disappointing user interface. Included in the app are live weather and UV information for the major cities in New Zealand and Australia. Obviously it would be great to see this information expanded upon so that more countries and even more regions in New Zealand and Australia were covered.

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Besides that the app does include some general information on skincare, there are interviews you can read with the "Olay ambassadors," there is a skincare consultation tool that will give you individualized information, and the app can help you figure out which product is best for you. There just isn't much that stands out and makes this unique.

The app lacks in information
The app lacks in information

Pros and Cons


  • The app is quick and easy to use
  • The app provides UV information for New Zealand and Australia
  • You can make use of the personal skin consultation tool
  • There are a number of skincare tips


  • The app lacks in information, tools, and features
  • The app only supports New Zealand and Australia

Final Words

The Olay UV Monitor app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone will help you determine what kind of skincare protection is needed for the outdoor conditions. Unfortunately this one lacks in many areas including the content itself.


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