Olay has delivered ingenius products in skincare advancement over the past few years, and it doesn't look like they plan to stop anytime soon.
Remember when Olay meant a jar of cold cream on your mother's vanity? No more, my friends. Now, we can still get that multi-purpose bottle of original Olay moisturizer, but we have many alternative choices as well. I've written numerous posts about my appreciation and adoration for Olay's Pro-X line (which I still use and love), but allow me to introduce you to another little product perfect for summertime wear.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Plus Cooling Hydration is perfect for application after a long day in the sun. This is not a day time cream to be used BEFORE you go outside; it's intended to be used after as it has no SPF (sure wish it did!). Here's the skinny on this little beaute.
It's an oil-free daily moisturizer that provides 7 anti aging benefits in 1 lightweight formula— complete with vitamins, minerals and cooling mint extract for an invigorating burst of freshness. Oil-free means even those with oily to combination skin type can use it without worry, and it is non-comedogenic so it won't clog pores.
Here's the 7
Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
Cooling Moisturization: Soothes dry skin with refreshment
Energizes Appearance: Gives skin healthy radiance
Gentle Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture
Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores
Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin's surface
Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance
The cream, an opaque white, absorbs very quickly into skin providing a subtle cooling, refreshing sensation (which makes it perfect for coming in out of the sun application), leaving skin hydrated and smooth to the touch. I have combination normal-oily skin and this leaves my skin freshly matte and not at all greasy in appearance. The scent is fresh with a slight cucumber aroma. The pump bottle is particularly solid in its packaging construction providing just the right amount of product (1 or 2 pumps will do ya). The one complaint I have about this moisturizer is that I soooo wish it had SPF in its formula. As it doesn't, one is either stuck having to apply a sunscreen plus the moisturizer or use it as an after-sun, indoor hydration. Although the cream does provide a whole lot of anti-aging power in its punch, the $23 (approx retail) pricing is just a tad high when you consider the intention of this moisturizer (can't wear it in the sun without adding in an SPF product).
Do I love it as a little luxury for my face after a hot day outside? Sure do! Will it replace my day time or night time moisturizer? No.
Olay Total Effects 7-in1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Plus Cooling Hydration is available at drugstores and mass merchandisers. It is also available at a discounted price (currently 20% off) at drugstore.com.
Tried this yourself or thinking about it? Tell us what you think in comments below. xo