Ran out of Visionaire which I didn't find did anything for me at all and really didn't want to spend the zillion dollars to buy it again so I picked this up at the grocery store ,, been using it for a week and my skin looks a million times better than it did using the whole bottle of expensive crap! It looks even and fresh and bright and tighter.
My first experience with skincare products goes back to when I was about 15 years old and I used simply Olay foaming face wash with the most basic complete 15SPF moisturizer & night of Olay. I had the best skin of my life throughout my teenage years while all the other girls in school were struggling with acne. After high school and throughout college, something about my skin changed, perhaps due to stress, diet, or the fact that I started using some makeup, or maybe change in Olay's original formula, who knows what, but my skincare regime stopped working. I began having acne problems on and off. Tried different products and went to dermatologists, nothing really worked very well. I bought Total Effect 7-in-1 on a whim because it was on sale at the time and I needed a daytime moisturizer with spf. Surprisingly, it worked out very well on my skin and even improved my overall skin tone as well as acne scars. My acne problem has also calmed down a lot and now I only get few pimples during that time of the month. At first I thought it was a bit oily for my combination skin, mainly on the T-zone area, and worried that it might break me out. Thankfully it never did and I continued using it everyday. Almost done with the first bottle and will repurchase. The one I have now is with fragrance but it didn't really bother me too much. I love how it gives off a very healthy glow after you put it on and makes your skin stay moisturized throughout the day. It has a creamy texture that's not too thick and blends well. However, I would probably use it more often during the fall or winter compared to summer as it may take some time for it to completely absorb into the skin. Most of the time I use powder foundation after this and then it's simply perfect. The packaging is okay with me. 1 big pump is just enough. I'm glad that another great Olay product worked for me. Perhaps I outgrew the basic ones. I will continue to try different Olay products and would definitely recommend this one.
I really like this product. It goes on nicely and gives me a glow. I do not like the packaging. There is a little plug that you have to put on the opening so that the lotion does not get all over the cap. Its hard to explain but suffice to say, its annoying. Having said that, I have already and will continue to repurchase.
Product Stung and burned my face. I will not be buying this again.
The one I have is not "fragrance-free"
It is not as moisturizing as my skin needs and for the price, you get such a tiny amount in a poorly designed bottle. It made my skin more dry around the eyes and it even burned where it was irritated. Overall it was very disappointing. During this entire mess; however, I have resorted to just use olive oil and coconut oil on my skin. Works like a charm and I actually can read the "ingredient" label
Although this product is a bit thicker than I expect for a daily moisturizer (versus a night time moisturizer) it absorbs in quite quickly and only has a shine for a few minutes. I have small wrinkles in all the normal places, especially now after losing a bunch of weight, and it has made them appear shorter and not as deep. I was a bit concerned about breakouts as I have had that problem with some Olay products in the past, this has not proved true with the product at all. So far very happy with the results and I recommend trying it.
I bought both With SPF 15 and without for night time use. I am very please with the results. None of the cream I tried works so well.
I bought the Gentle SPF 15 version at SGD 12.90 from Venus. It is the Vietnam version, which is sold at about the same price I bought from Venus in Singapore. I love how my skin look when I use this sunscreen. My blemish marks seem to lightens and existing acne heal up very fast.
After good results from this sunscreen, I bought the non SPF version for night, the TE cream cleanser, Whiten Radiance Cream cleanser and stock up the one with SPF 15. I am going for Holiday in Osaka this week, I am bring these stuff, hope it will keep me hydrated. I will layer with the Habo Arbutine Serum then followed by this sunscreen:):)
IMO TE is so much more afforable than the red range which is 3 times more (SGD 50+), I will try the tinted version soon:):)
Will update when I use this baby longer, HG protential:):)
17-Feb-2012 (Updated review)
I am into 2nd bottle of this cream. It works well for my Osaka trip, makes my skin radiance. I find that this works much better than ex creams that I have. I know that the SPF15 is not enough for Singapore weather, but at least better than none. The Vit B5 in this cream helps to reduce my outbreak, if I stop using I will have outbreak. So I am so loving this cream. None of Shiseido, Kose, SKII, work as well as this.
Olays total effects 7 signs anti ageing cream spf 15 is my fave day cream. Ive tried loads of others but always go back to this.It gives skin a nice glow is non comedogenic and has sun protection what more could u ask for :-)
I'm using this because it's the best I have right now for the price. I used it during the winter (9monthes) but will have to switch to an actual 70+ sunscreen. I think it's annoying that it smells so much like sunscreen, but I guess you know it's there. It burns like all hell just like sun screen if it gets in your eyes to. It's a good moisturizer, but I don't think it's the best out there. I feel as though it doesn't absorb into the skin as well as a good moisturizer should. But hell, I always get this stuff when it's on sale for like $29.99 and it comes with the face soap, so it's worth what you pay for.
I personally like Clinique's dramatically different gel moisturizer mixed with some aloe gel a lot more, but you don't get any anti-aging or sun protection, or scar lightening out of that. Personally, I haven't noticed any changes in my scars though. But it's a good base for moisturizer. Stay clear of this if you have oily skin.
My skin has suddenly become ultra-sensitive (very annoying) so I'm currently hunting for a daily moisturiser with an SPF of 15+ that doesn't aggravate it. Am currently trying this and so far I like it. It doesn't seem to be causing a reaction and I like the texture. I'm already a fan of the Olay Regenerist serum. I like the pump action - easy to use. So far so good. Will update in a week or so.