Olay's Total Effects

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I got my free sample last Thursday courtesy of Anton's Olay Total Effects post of. I was one of the lucky few (250 to be exact) who was able to get a piece of the much coveted 'total' moisturizer. It was also last Thursday night, that I started using the said product.

The first few days were kinda off - there were 2 pimples that grew on my cheeks - but after 2 days, good thing - it went away. So, what do I think of the product? Well, to be honest, it's still too early to tell - because officially - I'm on my 8th day. I'm giving it a month or two - to see if it really works. But so far, so good. My face has not been super oily, as some people claim the product does to their skin.

I love the light scent of the product - it's so soothing. The consistency though, I was intimidated with. It was quite thick - I'm so used to very thin moisturizers, those that when applied gets easily absorbed. With Olay's Total Effects - it rather took a while before it was totally absorbed. I can't quite describe it in detail because the words escape me now. But it's something like when you apply the moisturizer - it seems that your skin is being enveloped with the moisturizer rather than being absorbed by the skin. But I guess all products with SPF feel like that - maybe that's what the SPF does to protect the skin (make another layer, or something).

Anyhoo, here's a run down on the benefits of Olay's Total Effects:
Fights the 7 signs of Skin Aging:

1. Reduces Fine lines and Wrinkles
2. Reduces Dark Spots
3. Reduces Pore Size
4. Radiant Skin
5. Firmer Skin
6. Smoother Skin
7. Fairer Skin


  1. Hi Di!

    I used to use this exact thing a few years ago. It was all the rage in London, it seemed everyone was using it as it was recommended by so many magazines. It really is good, and I'm a fan of Olay products. Now, though, I use their day moisturiser with SPF.

    I'm trying to be more diligent about doing 'preventive' maintenance on my skin, rather than corrective later. :)

  2. I am an Olay fan and i love Olay TE. I think I blogged it once when I was on my second bottle.

    What's amazing with this product to me is that my skin's uneven tones had now lightened, and i barely need any cosmetics at all.

    I love it for having sunscreen and compared to what other ppl's reactions, TE abosrbs quickly on my normal-dry skin and I never had a break out :)

  3. Hi Didi,

    Thanks for dropping by my site.

    I guess you got there thru my sister's post at femalenetwork.

    I was just wondering, does this work for men? I saw long wrinkle on my forehead the other day. doesnt look good. hehehe.

    will link you up too

    The Sleepy Traveler
    an interactive photoblog of a Pinoy sleepyhead whose day job is traveling the world

  4. Hi Christine! They have a day moisturizer? I want that! Will try and look for one in HK. The thing I like about it is the SPF and the scent too! Hehehe..

    Hi mlee! Thanks for dropping by! You're on your 2nd bottle? Wow! It must be really effective! I hope it works for me as it did to you! :)

    Hello Karlo! I actually got your site from a yahoogroups! Anyhoo, I think it would also work on guys. Why don't you try it?! Malay mo, you'll be a spokesperson for Olay's TE for men! Cheers! :)