Before discovering Oil of Olay Total Effects, the thought of using moisturizers never even entered my mind. One day, I found myself on a beach, in a ‘company team building’ with my office mates. As we were readying to go to bed, I saw two of my bosses performing some kind of facial ritual in front of the mirror. Curious, I asked them what they were applying on their faces and they started gushing about this product- Oil of Olay Total Effects. They’ve been using it for ages apparently, and they suggested I start using it. I was hesitant because I thought it was a bit pricey for a facial cream but I listened to them and boy, am I thankful that I did!
What convinced me, you might ask? It’s not because two authoritative figures in my work practically ordered me to do it. Rather, I noticed that night that my bosses had nice skin and they had no make-up on! The true test came in the morning though.
In the beach, there is nowhere for your skin to hide during the day. Sadly, the ocean will wash away any trace of facial powder you have on, and when the sunlight hits your bare face, all your skin blemishes will be exposed for all the world to see! No such worries for my bosses because even in the sunlight, with no make-up on, they still had great complexion!
Envy reared its ugly head so I immediately bought me a 50 gram bottle. There are many Olay products, this one is called Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-aging Cream, advertised for its 7 anti-aging benefits. When I used this moisturizer for the first time, the immediate effect was my skin felt refreshed and softer to the touch. Greasiness and strong scent are deal-breakers for me so I was happy to discover that this moisturizer was very light on the skin. The light scent was quite nice too and it disappeared immediately. Within minutes of application, you won’t even feel the moisturizer on your skin.
I liked the cute bottle but the pump emitted more lotion than I preferred so I just don’t push it all the way through. As far as its advertised benefits, there was no overnight miracle but over a period of time, I can say that my skin tone evened out and I no longer have dry skin. I don’t know if it’s just the use of moisturizer, but I don’t see any blotches on my skin anymore and I have zero problems with pimples now. The fact that it has SPF15 which protects skin from sun damage is also a plus! I’ve been using Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-aging Cream for a very long time now. All in all, I think it’s worth every cent so I’ll keep using it.