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Review: Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer + Win $50 Visa GC!!

Monday, April 09, 2012


Spring is approaching pretty fast around these parts, and it’s time for me to evaluate and assess my facial skin regimen. I tend to wear less makeup and lighter moisturizers during the warmer months. It’s time to let my face breathe a bit!
Olay is introducing Olay® Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer. Olay Total Effects minimizes the look of spots instantly, helps with the appearance of discoloration and fights the seven signs of aging.


The Seven Signs of Aging include:
1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles
2. Nourishing Moisturization: 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. Eye Puffiness Reduction: Massages to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness
6. Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin’s surface
7. Dryness Defense: Reduces the appearance of dryness

I received the moisturizer around the first of March and I’ve used it for about 14 days.


Pros: I saw an instant brightness and my skin tone evened out each time I used it! My skin was smooth after application. The moisturizer wears well under foundation. The formula includes a built-in primer! I love that it has SPF already in it, so that’s one extra step to skip.




Cons: The medium to deep shade was extremely light to be “deep." “Medium” shade women will be able to wear it. But if you are darker than I am you might feel that it’s too light. The medium to deep shade is actually too light for me. Tinted moisturizers should be just as diverse as foundations. I had to do a bit of work spreading the moisturizer out evenly. Because the color is too light for me, I looked splotchy.
However, after I applied my foundation on top, there were no problems. Maybe a little less color in the formula would make it apply better or maybe you could use a foundation brush or sponge.


Tell me how you save time during your skin-care routine. Answer in the comments to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

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No duplicate comments.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by email. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 4/9 - 5/16

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I was compensated and provided free product for this post.  The opinions expressed herein are my own.




94 comments:

Mami2jcn on 7:30 AM said...

I moisturize mainly at night before bed when I have the most time to do it.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn on 7:30 AM said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/189359644601360385


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akronugurl on 7:33 AM said...

i make sure i wash my face aT NIGHT!

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HappyHijabi on 8:38 AM said...

I use tinted moisturizers, long wearing cream shadows and blushes - like MUFE Aqua Creams (which saves time in the long run, no touch-ups) & only doing one shade as a wash on the lid - it's faster than multiple shades.. I don't use lipliner - takes longer, and I find a balmy lipstick (like Revlon Lip Butters) is more fool-proof when in a hurry.. & last I apply one coat of mascara vs. multiple since it's faster. :-D

Rosa on 9:06 AM said...

I use a heavy moisturizer at night, and a sun block during the day.

Courtney B on 9:26 AM said...

i use tinted moisturizer instead of foundation to speed up my routine

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Courtney B on 9:27 AM said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/189388822931456001

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Rai on 9:55 AM said...

I save time during my skin care routine by using a Clarisonic. It washes, exfoliates, and helps reduce pores so. R I don't have to use as many products as I normally would, but just my Clarisonic, facial cleanser, and moisturizer.

Email: rai@glam-morena.com

Roxy on 1:13 PM said...

I try to use a lighter foundation vs something that will be heavy on my skin. And I tend to skip moisturizing. I know thats bad.

Email roxstar_89@live.com

:)

kellyr78 on 7:14 PM said...

I keep my facial soap in the shower so I can wash my face & remove any makeup while showering. This saves time.
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kellyr78 on 7:16 PM said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/kellydsaver/status/189537096959131649

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latanya on 8:19 PM said...

I use a tinted moisturizer and do a mask treatment on the weekends.

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latanya on 8:21 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/sweetums82/status/189553552480415744

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kirstensapphire on 2:23 PM said...

I use Olay Daily Facials Cleansing cloths and they clean and exfoliate my skin in just one step, so that saves me a lot of time.

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kirstensapphire on 2:40 PM said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/EmeraldVase/status/189829898460860417

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Frugal Mom from California on 10:18 PM said...

I use moisturizer every night before I go to bed. And I like to use 2-in-1 skin care products to save some time.

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Frugal Mom from California on 10:19 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/189945544876097536

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LaVronya on 4:43 AM said...

I saved most of my time by cleaning my face in the shower using Mary Kay time wise 3-n-1 that has the remover, cleanser and toner combined. Then after my shower I just apply MK tinted moisturizer for hint of color to give me that dewy look.. Get my lip gloss popping and I'm out the door to work!

Dealsfan32 on 8:45 PM said...

In the morning I wash my face with face wash lotion in the shower to save time, and use SPF 15 moisturizer

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Dealsfan32 on 8:46 PM said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/Dealsfan32/status/191371830085435392

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susan1215 on 7:30 PM said...

I save time by using a tinted moisturizer so I don't have to use a foundation and moisturizer

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susan1215 on 7:31 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/191714686088126464

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JC on 11:10 PM said...

I use serum (before bed) and facial mask (during shower) to take care of my skin.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC on 11:11 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/191770366128046080

MANDY83 on 8:14 AM said...

I wash my face in the shower in the morning to save time

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MANDY83 on 8:15 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/191907548453015552

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Amy on 12:30 AM said...

My morning beauty routine is quite a rush. I try to save time on my skin care routine by choosing products that have dual/multiple functions. Such as SPF-ed moisturizer or moisturized body wash, etc. The Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer sounds amazing and I need to give it a try! Thanks for the detailed review!

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Amy on 12:31 AM said...

Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/192153147895070720

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cw on 2:52 PM said...

I put lotion on right after I get out of the shower and I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday...and I don't wear makeup which saves a lot of time.

wigget on 7:07 AM said...

moisturize right before bed

rosarita on 4:50 AM said...

I only wash my face at night and I've been using Garnier BB cream during the day, which covers a lot of skincare steps. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Tian H. on 4:07 PM said...

I use Olay Regenerist skincare day and night to keep my skin moist and healthy, thank you.

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Tian H. on 4:10 PM said...

Tweet about this giveaway
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sy on 11:18 PM said...

I just wash and lotion so it's easy to find time, I always use a lotion with spf15+, and olay is my favorite brand of moisturizer. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
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sy on 11:19 PM said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/193222127460155392
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Debbie C on 4:21 PM said...

I save some time by keeping cleansing wipes, moisturizers and such by my home computer and doing skincare while I am online.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie C on 4:22 PM said...

@chrisdeglen tweeted:

twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/193479682061115392

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

FreeIndeed on 2:51 PM said...

i skip makeup
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FreeIndeed on 2:51 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/193818996724862977

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Tina on 11:00 AM said...

I use 3 in 1 cream
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Tina on 11:01 AM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/194486021046534144
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Karina on 6:34 AM said...

i always use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

ms-texas on 6:40 PM said...

i make it a point to wash my face and moisturize it everyday as part of my normal routine

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

StephanieC on 2:01 PM said...

i save time by washing my face in the shower! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC on 2:02 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/195256195274113026 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Sunnymay on 11:02 AM said...

I give myself a mask and do tooth whitening at the same time and then rinse both off.

supermomdel on 1:19 PM said...

I do everything right after I brush my teeth(both morning and night). This includes exfloiating, cleansing and mositurizing. :) It makes for a nice relaxing bedtime. R. Pratt: contactmrsp@yahoo.com

c7c0c052-8fdd-11e1-812a-000f20980440 on 1:25 PM said...

I use night-time moisturizers to limit what I have to ddo in the morning. Drinking lots of water helps my cause too!

c7c0c052-8fdd-11e1-812a-000f20980440 on 5:06 PM said...

http://twitter.com/Scotia_MSW/status/195663519071473664

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tara1965 on 10:54 AM said...

I put my lotion on right before bed

tara1965 on 10:58 AM said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/kj20082006/status/196297085287546880

Deb Anderson on 3:48 PM said...

One thing I do to save time is apply a mask 2 or 3 times a week first thing in the morning. Then it has time to work and dry while I make coffee, get clothes ready, etc. By the time I take my shower, I just wash it off in the shower and my skin feels so soft!

Deb Anderson on 3:48 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/196370327062851585

Ashley T. on 6:08 PM said...

I save time by using 2 in 1 products

ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

Ashley T. on 6:09 PM said...

https://twitter.com/#!/ajoy1332/status/196405701038456832

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Rebecca Graham on 12:34 AM said...

I use makeup with sunscreen everyday.

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Michelle Hudak on 12:37 AM said...

I heavy moisturize at night before bed. A lot of times I use my Biore pore strips while I'm blow-drying my hair and I always use a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. Sometimes its tough to find the time to take care of my skin like I should.

Michelle Hudak on 12:38 AM said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/196865891818938368

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Angel Jacklyn on 1:12 PM said...

I TEND TO USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS WITH MULTIPLE USES, SUCH AS THIS ONE (BUT NOT ACTUALLY "THIS" ONE). THANKS FOR THE CHANCE!

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Angel Jacklyn on 1:12 PM said...

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MCantu1019 on 10:30 PM said...

I take really quick showers.
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Tabathia on 11:08 PM said...

I put cleanser on my face and brush teeth and then rinse face off
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Tabathia on 11:10 PM said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/199380039685509120
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Kerry on 7:56 PM said...

I use my clarisonic cleanser to save me time.
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Kerry on 7:58 PM said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/200781704816889856
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Deb on 6:41 AM said...

I use good products on my skin, and always take the time to wash and tone my face before bed to remove makeup and the day’s dirt

Gina M Maddox on 5:46 PM said...

I carve out time by taking a few minutes before bed to cleanse my skin properly and remove makeup and dirt.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gina M Maddox on 5:47 PM said...

tweet=https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/201110948331794432

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DeniseL on 2:35 PM said...

I save time by skipping makeup. Instead I use just moisturizer with SPF.
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DeniseL on 2:37 PM said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/dmarie824/status/202150284284276737
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chambanachik on 3:01 PM said...

I wash my make-up off every day, without fail. I can't stand sleeping in it, and I think that's really helped my skin!

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ms-texas on 6:27 PM said...

i tweeted for a second entry!

https://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/202208397385400323

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coriwestphal on 8:39 PM said...

I do my deepest cleanse and moisturizing at night before bed. That way I can just rinse and apply what I need for the day nice and fast!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal on 8:40 PM said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/202241901284425728

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Debbie C on 10:53 PM said...

Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie C on 10:53 PM said...

@chrisdeglen Tweeted -

twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/202275511752343552

angie lilly on 7:44 AM said...

I love using sugar and salt scrubs on my body to really make my skin soft and shiny! Plus its like condensing three steps into one! Cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly on 7:44 AM said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/202408744745832448
Angie
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ewhatley on 3:00 PM said...

I use a rice hull scrub that exfoliates and moisturizes.

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Christina on 5:32 PM said...

I simplify my beauty routine by applying moisturizer and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.

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Christina on 5:36 PM said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/202557492016857089

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Jammie on 7:05 PM said...

I save time by scrubbing my face in the shower, I usually don't need to apply much else, a little lotion and I am good. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie on 7:05 PM said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/202580482465075201

Lynn on 7:21 PM said...

I save time by using a multitasking product like tinted moisturizer.

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Lynn on 7:22 PM said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/202584575480836096

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Janice on 7:34 PM said...

I moisturize and cleanse my face in the mornings and make sure I wash any make-up off at night.
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Janice on 7:36 PM said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/202588202782044160
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slehan on 9:57 PM said...

I care for my skin by getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking lots of water.
Thanks for the contest.
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slehan on 9:59 PM said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/05/win-50-visa-gc-from-blogher-olay.html

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Julie on 10:51 AM said...

I drink loads of water...
I also a once a week facial thanks
I use a minimal amount of makeup
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Betty C on 3:04 PM said...

I only use one product at a time on my skin. I tend to break out and I want to identify the culprit if that happens.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Betty C on 4:00 PM said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/202896016733769728

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LAMusing on 4:20 PM said...

I save time by using my cleanser when I take my bath or shower
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Betty C on 4:50 PM said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/202896016733769728

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com