Been using this a couple weeks now and really like it, BUT why oh why did they take out the SPF (discontinued May 2011)? That has to be the stupidest move I've ever heard of.
I have combination skin light/med skin. I put this on a little lighter on my oily nose, but average on the rest of my face. It dries a little lighter than when you put it on and I can't see it on my face like a real foundation. If you have serious red spots, dark spots or the like it isn't going to hide them, this is very sheer, but it does balance out average uneasiness to a natural look. It wears well and doesn't melt off and doesn't rub off on clothing.
I really do like it, but I'm either going to have to use another product under it with sunscreen or try the Neutrogena healthy skin tinted moisturizer with spf & retinol, but the reviews on that aren't real good for combo or oily skin. If Olay puts spf back in this I will be a happy repete customer for a very long time... continued >>
I like the transparent version of this, and don't need a lot of coverage, so I thought this would be perfect. I bought the "fair" shade, which is the lightest one in the UK. (I'm not sure about other places.) It is too dark for me. People at work noticed, asking me if I had a tan, and it looks really blotchy. I would normally expect a tinted moisturiser to be forgiving because they are sheer, but this one is relatively opaque. I'll be going back to the regular moisturiser, which I actually liked.
I really like the texture and the fragrance, but it doesn't absorb at all, and it feels sticky, immediatly after i put the cream on my face, I start to sweat and produce oils. Maybe for super dry skin could be fine, but I'm oily. Besides if you rubb starts to produce flakes, horrible. I needed a light moisturizer with high fps because i'm like always in the sun, this didn't worked like i tought it would be. Right now I bought this amazing sun blocker called Sunplay by mentholatum, is a white liquid, it has 130 fps vs 15 of Olay. And goes, really smooth, invisible and leaves a perfect primed not oily skin. I imagine because it contains silicones, wich i don't mind.
At first it looked nice but in a few hours my face got color stains and the color started to peel off. I bought the light version but it seems that maybeline foundation that it has doesn't fit with olay moisturizer. I used it on my arms instead and it was pretty nice. But on the face, no no no....
I did not like this at all. I thought I would, since I rather like the non-foundation version, but right from the start when this came out of the pump I knew it wasn't good for me (I desperately needed something with SPF in it, though, and there was nothing else in sight).
The texture was like warm clay, almost, quite unpleasant to me. It went on my skin quite thick and unnatural-looking, a bit hard to spread. There's nothing "touch" about it, if you ask me - it's a foundation.
So it didn't feel or look all that great, and what's more: It only took 4 hours to break me out all over my face. I am writing this covered in small whiteheads. It completely clogged and poisoned my skin, it seems.
My mother likes it, though, and she hasn't had any reactions to it.
I like the regular non-foundations SPF 15 version much, much better.
Wow does this not work for me. I'm pretty tan-olive in skintone, at NC40, and this turns a little orange/yellow on me. It's supposed to suit "all" skintypes, and I can't imagine that being the case with this. I have combo-oily skin, and in a few hours, even with setting powder, this makes me look so greasy. It might have also broken me out, never purchasing this again. Might work for some, but not for me.
OK, I love Olay Total Effects line, the creaminess, the smell, and the finish it leaves. I initially tried this tinted moisturizer (I think that is what it is really) when I lived in DC, and I am pale, so it absolutely did not work on me. I now live in Germany and they have 3 different colors here...light to medium, medium to dark, and dark. The light to medium is passable on me, doesn't make me orange, but it is still a bit too dark. I went to London and there they simple have it in light, medium, and dark. I grabbed the light and it is almost a perfect match. I love that it has sunscreen, that wonderful smell, the antioxidants, and the color does a wonderful job evening out my skin tone. Truly ladies, if you could try the overseas versions you would surely like this better. I have no idea why they don't carry more colors in the US. But I LOVE THIS! It is my go to for a simple, even coverage tinted moisturizer. Try online and see if you can purchase it!
The worst thing that I have ever tried in Olay. I love majority of Olay products but this one was way too greasy and shinny on my skin. My skin started itching and acting really irritated. The foundation in this product is less than any other tinted moisturizer that I have ever tried. I hated it and do not recommend it at all.
I just bought this from my local drugstore yesterday. When I tried it on this morning it turned my face to orange. But after it settled in it looked fine. The coverage is pretty poor as it doesn't really cover up any spots or my dark circles. It kinda just improved my overall complexion a little. It's a little greasy so I had to apply loose powder over it. It did not last the whole day, but that's probably cuz I perspired a bit throughout the day. I wouldn't buy this again as I feel that there are other tinted moisturizers that are cheaper or of the same price but with better quality/coverage.
I don't know what to deal on oxidizing here is but this doesn't turn orange on me at all. It is more of a pale color vs. dark.
I love how I don't have to feel guilty putting this on because it has a "touch" and not a lot of foundation in it. This greatly evens out my skin and chills out my redness. I wear this around the house with some blush on since my skin doesn't have much blood flow to it.
As for the greasing up part, this is a moisturizer. It gets a little oily in a few hours but I blot like usual and the coverage is still there. This sorta reminds me off BB cream.
Anyways, no breakouts or horrible reactions to my sensitive/combo skin.