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Olay Total Effects Anti Ageing Cream
Right before 2010 ended, I decided to change my skincare regimen entirely—I got a new one of everything, from my facial wash to my sunblock. When it came to choosing a new moisturizer, I selected carefully, because my dry skin was feeling even drier then, and I wanted something that would not make my acne worse. Olay Total Effects was everywhere. It was in all the stores I went to, in billboards, on TV commercials…I actually found it expensive, but when I started reading all about its supposed benefits, I thought, what the heck. It might just work.
There were variants for normal, sensitive, and oily skin, plus there was one with SPF15 and another was tinted. What I was specifically looking for was a version for dry skin, but since there was none, I went with the gentle formula, because my skin, besides being dry and acne-prone, is also sensitive. I also wanted something I could use both day and night so I didn’t get the one with SPF.
Olay Total Effects Anti Ageing Cream Claims
Total Effects Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer (Gentle variant) hydrates skin, providing the total anti aging power of moisture fused with vitamins and antioxidants.
Total Effects fights 7 signs of ageing (fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, uneven skin tone, dullness, prominent pores, age spots and dryness) by:
• Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Smoothing skin’s texture with gentle exfoliation
• Balancing colour and tone while reducing the appearance of age spots
• Fighting dullness for healthy-looking radiance
• Refining to minimize pore appearance
• Moisturizing to nourish dry skin and to help firm and subtly lift its appearance
• Protecting skin’s surface with antioxidants
Colour-Free. Fragrance-Free. Oil-Free. Fast-Absorbing. Dermatologically Tested. Non-Comedogenic (Won’t Clog Pores).
I have been using this product once or twice daily everyday for about a month and a half now. I’m glad to say that I don’t regret spending my money on this. It addressed my top two concerns: it hydrated my thirsty dry skin, and just as importantly, it did not make my acne worse. Whew! Here are the other things I like about Olay Total Effects and some that I don’t…
What I like about Olay Total Effects Anti Ageing Cream
-It has a light, non-greasy consistency. It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on my face.
-Despite its light texture, it still moisturizes my dry skin quite well. The areas that used to be flaky no longer are, and my face doesn’t feel tight anymore.
-Like it claims, my skin does feel smoother, although I don’t think this is the sole cause of that. The other skincare products I’m using might have helped too.
-As I mentioned, it doesn’t aggravate my acne. I don’t expect it to get rid of my pimples though, as it is not geared toward that purpose, but more towards anti-aging.
-The gentle version is truly fragrance-free and mild. It did not irritate my skin at all.
-It’s in an easy to use pump bottle, which I find more sanitary to use than jars.
-I hope I’m not just imagining things, but some dark spots on my face seem to have been reduced. My skin tone also seems a bit more even now. Not dramatically, but enough for me to notice.
What I don’t like about Olay Total Effects Anti Ageing Cream
-I find it expensive (around $16 for a 50g bottle) . I do so wish it were cheaper.
-Though I like the pump packaging, I wish the bottle were clear so I can see the amount of product remaining.
-I did not develop more pimples, but I get more blackheads now than I did before. But again, it might not be just this product doing that, it may even be caused entirely by another item in my skin care
-Regarding the other product claims, I don’t see any change yet in my fine lines, wrinkles, or in my huge pores.
Overall, I like Olay Total Effects a lot and would recommend it to those with dry, sensitive skin looking for a non-greasy or heavy daily facial moisturizer. I can’t speak for those with oily or normal skin since there are variants for those types and I haven’t tried them. I don’t think it’s like a miracle product, and will have to use it for much a longer period to see any additional benefits, but after a month and a half of daily use my skin is definitely more hydrated, and does seem somewhat brighter and more even. I would buy this product again despite the price, and will keep using it until I find a product that works even better.
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