Olay Total Effects Day Cream with Touch of Foundation Review, Swatch

by Surbhi K on December 23, 2012 · 29 comments



My mom has been using Olay total effects day cream since at least 5 years. When she saw the advertisement of Olay total effects day cream with touch of foundation, she asked me to get it as soon as I saw it in the market or online. She has been using this cream since atleast 2 weeks and since I am at home, I thought I will review it. I am reviewing this cream mostly on her behalf, though I did try it myself to check out the effects of the foundation it has.

Olay Total effects day cream touch of foundation review

Rs 749 for 50 g.

Shelf life:
3 years.

About the product:
Fights 7 signs of ageing with a proven vitamin-rich anti-ageing complex PLUS a touch of sheer foundation for younger looking even toned skin.

Apply liberally to cleansed face and neck twice a day.


Olay Total effects day cream touch of foundation ingredients

My mom’s experience with this product:

Olay total effects day cream with touch of foundation comes in an opaque, cylindrical bottle with a black pump dispenser and a transparent cap. The packaging is similar to Olay total effects 7-in-1 anti ageing cream. The color of the bottle is pale yellow. The black dispenser ejects out appropriate amount for a single use and ensures that there is no product wastage. The entire bottle will last for about 3 months.


My mom uses this cream every morning after cleansing her face. It is beige in color and doesn’t have very thick or runny consistency. It is soft to touch and has a nice soothing fragrance. It spreads easily on the face and blends very easily. It doesn’t feel heavy at all. It doesn’t make skin oily or greasy. It works as an excellent moisturiser. Though it doesn’t make skin oily in winters, my mom avoids using Olay total effects cream in summers because it makes her skin oily in summers. Since this cream has foundation too in it, I guess it will be difficult to wear it in summers too. We have extremely hot and humid weather here in summers but if you work in air conditioned environment, you can give it a try in summers too.

olay total effects touch of foundation review

Since it has foundation in it (according to the claims), it works as a tinted moisturiser. With this cream, there is no need to apply any other moisturiser beneath it or any foundation over it. It provides even coverage to skin and evens out skin tone. It hides minor imperfections, acne scars or blemishes. It conceals under eye areas to some extent too. It hides fine lines and under eye circles to some extent too. It provides a nice glow to face. The hydrating effect remains for about 4-5 hours. It reduces fine lines too because of the anti-ageing effect.


left : before blending, right : after blending:

olay foundation

olay foundation



  •  Spreads easily on the face and blends easily.
  •  Doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.
  •  Doesn’t make skin oily or greasy in winters.
  •  Evens out skin texture.
  •  Doesn’t aggravate the dry patches.
  •  Works as an excellent moisturiser.
  •  Provides even coverage.
  •  Conceals under eye areas and fine lines.
  •  Hides minor imperfections, acne scars, blemishes.
  •  Gives nice glow.
  •  Reduces fine line.
  •  Easy to use, convenient packaging.

• Makes skin greasy or oily in winters.

Imbb rating:

Will I repurchase/ do I recommend?
Yes. Absolutely. If you like Olay Total effects day cream and you are looking for a good tinted moisturiser; you should definitely give it a try. it works as an excellent tinted moisturiser and even like a light coverage foundation, but whether you will able to use it in summers depends upon the environment in which you stay and your skin.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

jyoti December 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

hi surbhi…nice pics!
pro- doesnt make skin greasy or oily in winters.
con- makes skin greasy or oily in winters. 🙂


Surbhi December 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

hehe.. i myself felt quite weird while writing the opposite in cons but i just wanted to make sure that nobody misses this point because if somebody misses this point, they are going to feel that buying it was a mistake 🙂


coralcrue December 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Lovely review, Surbhi, thank you for highlighting the cons


Surbhi December 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

thanks alot coralcrue 🙂 its my duty to highlight the cons.. you are most welcome 🙂


Nafisa Ali December 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

was really lookin fwd to readin about this 1! 🙂 nice review 🙂 thanks for sharing !


Surbhi December 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

you are most welcome nafisa 🙂 it was kind of awaited product for me too.. 😛


Parita December 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

i so wanted to see how this one works..shud recommend by mom to try it out..though i hardly believe she will ever try any creams on her face..she uses only malai with turmeric on her face 🙂 thanks for the detailed review surbhi


Surbhi December 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm

you are most welcome parita di 🙂 my mom had the same problem parita di 😛 it took atleast 6 months of daily convincing that she should do her CTM regularly and use any other cosmetic than lipstick 😀 your mom uses malai n turmeric? i heard its really good for skin.. but malai breaks me out 🙁


Rama December 24, 2012 at 7:44 am

Thnks Surbhi..i was waiting for this one to be reviewed..


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

you are most welcome rama di 🙂 i know this cream is kind of hot selling product right now 🙂


Rama December 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

i need to chck in the store..if this biege would really suit me..


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

i think it will suit all skin tones rama di because my mom n my skin tone is quite different too and it blends completely to give a very sheer coverage. you should definitely check this out at store before getting it to be sure 🙂


Surabhi @ Womanatics December 24, 2012 at 8:30 am

Nice review Surbhi.. so many times I have tried to use Olay total effects cream but it makes my skin dry. I don’t know if anyone else has also faced this or not. Does your mom have oily skin?


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

thanks alot surabhi 🙂 my mom’s skin is normal.. it isnt dry or oily. i on the other hand have oily skin. it doesnt dry out her skin, in fact she uses this as a moisturiser. whenever i have tried this cream to check out the effects of foundation, it didnt dry my skin too 🙂 everyone has a different skin texture, may be thats y its not acting as a moisturiser for u.. whats ur skin type?


Chars December 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

Nice review. You renamed it well. 😉 “Tinted Moisturizer” instead of “Foundation”.
Wanna ask you something, you said your mother is using original Olay cream, for past 5 years… How have been the effects of the same? Do REPLY. Thanks. 🙂


Chars December 24, 2012 at 10:34 am

Oops, I mean SURBHI…


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

no problem Chars 🙂


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

hi chars. thanks alot 🙂 I cant be sure about the antiageing effects of this cream chars because in 5 years, some amount of ageing n wrinkles r bound to happen no matter how effective the cream is. but one thing i am sure of, her skin hasnt aged much and she doesnt apply anything in the day other than Olay total effects in winters. it definitely helps in improving the texture, skin tone n reducing wrinkles. 🙂


aru December 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

i have been using Olay too and I loved this ‘Olay with Foundation’. it is actually a Tinted Moisturizer as Surbhi said. Very handy product. good review.


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

thanks alot aru di 🙂 yeah.. it is a tinted moisturiser and it is definitely a very nice product 🙂 m glad you like this product too 🙂


neetu lohani December 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

Wow… am getting it asapfor me n my mum.. 🙂 thanx for ur reviews surbhi…


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

you are most welcome neetu 🙂 i hope you n ur mom like it 🙂 its worth a try 🙂


Manisha December 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My mom is using the regular one. I was looking for this one. will gift this to my Mom 🙂


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

i hope your mom likes it manisha 🙂 waise if she likes the regular one, she l like this too 🙂


lakshmi December 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I saw it in nearby supermarket .waiting for a review from our IMBB gang.will give it a try.


Surbhi December 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

hehe… definitely give it a try lakshmi 🙂 hope you like it 🙂


Varsha December 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The review I was waiting for….


Surbhi December 25, 2012 at 12:43 am

m glad i could be of help varsha 🙂


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