In the beginning of October G from Nouveau Cheap, who I follow religiously, did a post announcing Olay was coming out with a CC cream. So I commented that I was interested in it, but I’m 20 (21 in 70days) I feel like I’m too young to start on anti-aging creams. The other lovely ladies who commented gave some really great advice – I should start now before I have to backtrack when winkles appear.
So I was trolling through my local Walgreens hoping to find out which eye cream I want to try first when I stumbled across Olay’s CC cream. It was on sale last week as well. So instead of $26 I got it for $20 which is really nice.
The bottle is a tall and slim pump. It’s really light in the hand. The amount in my hand is from one full pump. It dispenses enough to cover my whole face. It doesn’t look this orange-y in real life, I just needed to use the flash so you can see more clearly that the tint and the lotion itself are separate, – remember to rub it together before applying to the face.
Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging:
• Fine lines and wrinkles: reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Uneven Tone: balances and helps even out tone
• Age Spots: reduces appearance of
• Gentle Exfoliation: Improves surface cell turnover
• Dryness: provides nourishing moisturization • Moisture Barrier: strengthens skin’s natural defense against moisture loss
• Luminosity: recaptures youthful luminosity
This has the typical Olay scent to it. It feels a bit greasy when applied. Rubs in to the skin quickly. This is more on the greasy side than the illuminating side.
I didn’t really see any improvement in the coloring of my skin. Same amount of redness, no coverage whatsoever. Now I do realize that box said it’s a sheer coverage, but I at least expected for an ‘tone corrector’ that some of the redness would go down. Nope none. But I was okay with that for the most part. I knew going in I would probably not like the amount of coverage, so I was planning to use it as a base.
As you can see above that it makes the skin shiney, as well as no reduction of redness. I’m already a bit embarrassed about the state of my skin, since this past year I had horrible acne that I had to go on accutane to correct the problem. I was left with lots of acne scarring, and huge pores. I did not expect was the fact this would break me out. I was hoping this would improve the state of my skin, this was not the case. In the picture below you can see two pimples down by my mouth. I have a few under my jaw as well. I know that this was the culprit because when I test out face products I only test one at a time to make it easier to figure out what’s breaking me out. I’ve been testing it since Saturday, and will be returning it back to walgreens today.
Since I did not use it longer than 3 days I can not honestly comment on how it improved the health of my skin. This may work wonderfully for others, but this broke me out. My skin felt no different when I wore it, only greasier.
VERDICT: I can not properly say if this product works or not. It broke me out. I don’t have sensitive skin. It didn’t cover any redness, so I would not say this was a good tone corrector. I only tested it out 3 days before I returned it. For $25. It’s a bit pricey for something that worked horribly for me. Maybe it will work better for others. This is a pass for me.