Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

     Hello dearies! Today, I'll be sharing a review of another infamous skincare product that's on my wishlist for quite some time. My mother-in-law made that wish come true when she gave me a bottle of Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15 last November when she arrived from Saudi Arabia. This moisturizer was sitting in my stash for four months before I decided to give it a try. I'm still using my favorite organic moisturizer the time I received this product that's why it took months before I started using it. 

     The first week was oh so good that I cannot stop myself from looking at the mirror peeking at my glowing skin. There's a certain glow that I don't know how to explain. Yes, it's like this product is making my skin look younger and fresher. But after a couple of weeks, something bothered me and made me decide to stop using the product. I can say I have a love-hate relationship with Olay Total Effects and decided to call it quits after two months of usage. If you want to know why, click CONTINUE READING and find out.
Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15



     Total Effects day UV moisturiser is your effective 7 in 1 anti-ageing treatment for younger looking skin. It provides 7 powerful anti-ageing benefits in 1 essential product plus UVA/UVB (SPF15) protection to help prevent sun damage:

1. Line Minimization: Reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles.
2. Nourishing Moisturisation: For a Radiant Healthy Glow 
3. Tone Enhancement: Balances color and reduces appearance of age spots
4. Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture
5. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
6. With Anti Oxidants: Helps provide free radical defense of the skin surface.
7. Subtle firming: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Total Effects Day UV Moisturizer is specially formulated with Olay’s unique complex of 7 vitamins and minerals including Vitaniacin and anti-oxidants, plus UVA/UVB protection (SPF 15).

THE RESULT?
VISIBLY YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN THAT’S BETTER PROTECTED AGAINST SUN DAMAGE.

Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15
Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15
size: 50 ml

price: 55 Saudi Riyals (Around Php 550+)

place bought: Free

instruction for use: For younger looking skin, smooth over face and neck every day after cleansing with Olay Cleanser. For optimal results, apply Olay Total Effects night firming moisturiser in the evening. As with all facial skincare products, avoid getting into your eyes. Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)

ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate,Niacinamide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Octocrylene, Polyacrylamide, Triethanolamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, c13-14 Isoparaffin, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Ptfe, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Behenyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Dimethiconol, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Ethylparaben, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Propylparaben, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Peg-100 Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Peg-4 Laurate, Stearic Acid, Bht, Zinc Oxide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yellow 5, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caramel CI 19140, CI 16035
Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15
Here's the pump and the lock
Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15
Product Review: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Day Moisturizer with SPF 15
The texture is thick
What I like: 
  • I like the packaging- classy, handy and comes with a pump that has a lock. The Arabian text has English translation too.
  • The scent is not over powering. There's a very faint powdery scent.
  • A pea sized is enough for my entire face. A little goes a long way! 
  • The texture is thick but it's very light on the skin and non- greasy. 
  • Once applied, it is easily absorbed by the skin.
  • My skin feels velvety smooth and soft to touch. 
  • Made my skin radiant and glowing. 
  • Has batch, manufacturing and expiry date.
What I don't like:
  • The price- not budget friendly for a cheapskate like me. 
  • The pump cannot dispense the right amount of product. It looks nice but every time I use it, I'm having a hard time controlling the amount of product coming out of the bottle.
  • Gave me small bumps on my forehead and chin.
  • Gave me white heads on the sides of my nose.
  • I didn't see a lightening on dark pimple marks.
Will I repurchase? No

Recommendation:
     I give this a 3/5 rating. I think some of the Olay products are over hyped by commercials and their celebrity models here in our country. Please don't get me wrong if I give this kind of remark. I have high hopes with this product and it's one of the skin care on my wishlist for a very long time. When I get hold of the product I'm so excited to use it and I use it religiously everyday. After three weeks of glowing skin, small bumps on my forehead and chin started appearing one by one. I also let my sister try this product, her skin is not sensitive and smoother than mine. She complained to me that after 1 week of using, small bumps started to appear on her chin and forehead. I guess this product is really not meant for me. 

     Have you tried Olay Total Effects? What your favorite skin care product/s from Olay?
     

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28 comments

  1. I've fallen victim to the celebrity hype of skincare products. Often times, the more flashy the commercial, the less likely the product is to be great.

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  2. My mother has been using that for sometime now.. her skin needs a little TLC from all the wear and tear of living..

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  3. Sounds like sometimes the advertisements make things look better than they are. I have kind of sensitive skin so it might not turn out well for me either. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm certainly getting older and I need products like this. I will have to check this product out. Great review!

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  5. This sounds like a pretty good moisturizer - I like the fact that it can exfoliate and even out skin tone. Too bad it isn't budget-friendly!

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  6. Olay is one of my favorite brands! I'm definitely going to buy this moisturizer soon!

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  7. I have been eyeing this myself. Being 48 I need a little extra help with my skin. Great review on the product. I have used Oil of Olay for many years.

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  8. I've never tried Olay products. Thanks for the honest review!

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  9. this is really a nice product for me i've been using all olay products for years now and using the day cream with touch of foundation. all olay products works great for me so well

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  10. That looks like a great product. I love that it is a 7 in 1.

    Michelle F.

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  11. My dad uses Olay. Oh yes, he does. It's not this though. He has been using the Olay in the light pink bottle. It's been doing wonders for him for the last 20 or more years I guess. I've been planning to try this - I just have to finish the one that I'm using now.

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  12. I know people who loves Olay. The only time I bought Olay, it broke me out my skin is dry and prone to acne so I need ot be really careful with moisturizers.

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  13. Oh right... there could just be a certain products that won't match for our skin..

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  14. Great review!! Olay has always been a classic my lola still uses that til now.

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  15. I see you mention it gives you bumps are you allergic to it? I never heard of skin care products leaving bumps unless it was like a rash and allergic to it. I usually like the pump style but if it is dispensing to much than they need to work on that.

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  16. I love that you liked how your skin glowed. I always have a hard time not touching my face after I try a new product. THanks for sharing.

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  17. I loved your Personal approach to this product! Appreciate that you listed your Likes and your Dislikes.
    What I find with all Olay products is that they are all chemical-based. The chemicals that are accumulating in our bodies and may produce harmful effect on our endocrine system. I do not buy their products and would recommend against it.

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  18. I'm happy to see that it has some sun protection in it. Too few people don't take care of their skin. Quit sunbathing!

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  19. I need a good exfoliate and this sounds great. I have always loved Olay products!

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  20. Great review and thank you for your honest take on it. I try not to use a lot of product on my skin because I'm prone to acne! Haven't tried the total effect by Olay but had been wanting to. I hope when I do try it I don't have any reactions to it too.

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  21. I was interested by the fact that the pump that has a lock. It sounded great to be able to carry it in a purse but what a shame it makes things difficult to dispense the right amount of product!

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  22. My mother-in-law used this product before. She switched to Human Heart Nature after I gave her a bottle of the Overnight Elixir last Christmas. She never went back to Olay after that, haha.

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  23. I have the exact same issue with the pump either too much or too little all the time!

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    1. Hi Ivory Glass,

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  24. Baka di kayo hiyang sis? But I have to agree though that a lot of products in the market are hyped. Too bad though many of them don't live up to the expectations. Anyway, I hope I can find a nice anti-aging moisturizer for night use. Better to start early than late! :D

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    1. Hi Sumi,

      Kaya nga eh. I have high hopes pa naman dto kasi dami gusto nito. Good luck!

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  25. I've been using this product since 2014 when I saw it on sale in Japan.
    When I stayed in Malaysia last 2015, I found out that this is not so expensive there.
    It only cost more or less 30RM (+/- 350php) for 50g.
    So everytime some of my friends would go to Malaysia, I would always request for this product. :-)

    This is a non-comedogenic product so it wont clog pores, that's why I love it!
    It's a healthy base before putting my powder..

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for the recommendations.

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