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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.

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