Monday, July 26, 2010

REVIEW: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Plus Cooling Hydration

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

Tried this yourself or thinking about it?  Tell us what you think in comments below. xo 

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