Skin Type: Normal to dry
Skin Tone: Medium with yellow undertones
I have been using this BB cream for a long time now. I started using it around September 2016 and still using it, so I have pretty much used it in every season. Here is my review on this product from Olay.
Trust the Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream for your everyday look. This multi-tasking moisturizer has a touch of foundation to give you a brighter and healthy looking even skin instantly. It contains VitaNiacin Complex, with Vitamins B3, C, and E that enhances skin?s surface natural self-renewal process. The SolaSheerTM technology with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection SPF15 gently protects the surface of your skin from daily incidental UV exposure.
My Experience with Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream SPF 15:
Let’s begin with the packaging. First of all, I have this habit of losing the outer packaging of my products, so I don’t have it with me. I had all the details, including the ingredient list. The cream comes in a pump packaging, which is quite easy to use. You may dispense extra product at times, so be careful. INR 799 is justified for me because the cream lasts pretty long as you need just a tiny amount at once.
I usually do not like artificial fragrance in my skin care products but this one smells quite refreshing, so I don’t mind and the fragrance does last a little while. When you first pump the cream out, it seems quite heavy and thick, but it starts melting into your skin as soon as you start blending it. It takes like two minutes to get properly blended but it blends pretty well. Once properly blended, it feels lightweight and sets to a satin matte finish.
I have used this cream in every possible weather and it has never disappointed. It doesn’t make my skin oily or shiny in summer, it didn’t dry out my skin in winter and it is not making my skin sweat like crazy in this humid weather right now. Its staying power is also pretty good. I can still see its traces on my makeup remover wipe when I come back home after 5-6 hours. I think this is pretty good for a BB cream, although the Colorbar BB cream lasts 8 hours on my skin.
The cream has not irritated my skin and it keeps it fresh throughout the wear time. In winters I would add it with a little bit of aloe vera gel for added moisture but otherwise I don’t need any moisturiser under this BB cream. The cream instantly revives my complexion and gives it an even tone. It does provide some coverage but don’t expect it to work like a foundation. It provides decent coverage for a BB cream and I don’t mind it even if my dark spots are showing.
I checked online and this cream is available in a couple of shades in other countries but in India, there is just one shade. This shade matches me perfectly but I am not sure if it’d match everyone. Girls with light to medium skin tones can try it, though. It also offers SPF 15, which I think isn’t sufficient.
My skin looks radiant and healthy in photographs when I have this cream on. I desire an even skin tone and that’s what this BB cream delivers. I do not use this cream daily, so it has not affected my skin. I mean, I don’t see damage or dryness etc. My skin looks and feels very soft and smooth whenever I have this cream on and I can easily layer with my concealer, blush etc over it.
Overall, I would say this is a good BB cream and does pretty much everything it claims. Give it a try if this shade complements your skin tone.
Pros of Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream SPF 15:
- Pump packaging.
- Refreshing scent.
- Blends perfectly.
- Gets easily absorbed.
- Satin matte finish.
- Good staying power for a BB cream.
- Does not cause breakouts.
- Keeps skin moisturised.
- Instantly revives the complexion.
- Works well for me in all seasons
Cons of Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream SPF 15:
- Available in only one shade.
Would I Repurchase Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream SPF 15?
It has worked quite well for me, so I might.
Would I Recommend Olay Total Effects 7 In One BB Cream SPF 15?
Definitely, especially if you have normal-dry skin and are not looking for a lot of coverage.
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