I have been using it from the last 2 months.
Pros: My blackheads are gone! smooth face. I cannot tell you how many compliments I have gotten on my skin. I am not acne prone, and my face radiated after applying this. However I have sensitive skin, which limits my use of almost all moisturizers, high end or drugstore.
Con: I am getting these liquid filled zits on my face (not your classic zit), mostly around jawline.something like a cyst almost. Nothing in my face routine has changed. I will keep using it for another week and see. After that I will stop and update. If this moisturizer is the reason, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WILL USE AFTER THIS! (sigh)
UPDATE: turns out it was the olay causing the hives. I have stopped using it, hives gone. Really sad, because my skin looked amazing prior to the developed allergy.
I wanted to love this product sadly it does not work for me. Everyone's skin is so different and mine is very sensitive. I am enjoying Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum and tried layering this on top of during the day for its SPF factor. However after only two days I had patches of irritated red rough skin and a huge hive the size of a quarter smack dab in the middle of my left cheek and smaller hives down both sides of my jawline. I have stopped using it and the inflammation has gone down, hopefully I will be back to normal soon. One thing I can say that I liked was the bottle, I love pump top bottles since they are so sanitary.
Don't know exactly what made me react to this product, but I put it on before I went to bed and woke up with a swollen, puffy face. This went back to Target.
Love this moisturizer! I've tried many and this one is definitely in the top 3. I love the texture, matte look, smell (the non-fragrance free one), anti-aging properties, etc. What I like most about this is that it doesn't make my face shiny at all. I've been using this combined with other Olay moisturizers for about 5 years and my skin looks good.
This has been my HG moisturizer since high school. It never blocked my pores or caused any break outs.
I love everything about it! It's the perfect moisturiser. For references have combination skin.
This works really well for me i have acne prone skin with oily areas also sensitive to fragrances. I really like it so far worth the 20.00 spent :)
Very pleased with this moisturiser. While I like the smell of rosewater, I don't like having all manner of fragrances competing with my cologne. I always look for fragrance-free moisturisers.
I've used Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser ever since my mid-20s, and it has served me very well. I'm 48 now, without significant wrinkles. Over the years my skin has gone from dry-sensitive to normal-sensitive, and so Clinique (which is for dry to very dry skin) was starting to look too oily, so it was time for something new.
I tried various moisturisers and have settled on Olay Total Effects. This makes my skin feel very soft, well hydrated but without an oily/greasy look - more of a mat finish. Every morning I place dots at specific areas (around eyes, forehead, chin, next to mouth), then rub it into those areas with my fingers, and finally massage it thoroughly around the rest of my face until it disappears. In the evening my face still feels soft, moisturised and fresh. It seems to have a light exfoliating agent, and it definitely firms/tightens my skin - even if I wash it off, an hour after washing my face my skin feels noticeably firmer/tighter. I also like the fact that the cream is pure white, so it doesn't stain my clothing or sheets.
It's a bit pricey, but it was recently on sale at 2-for-1, so I bought enough to last me for quite a while (hopefully until the next 2-for-1 sale!).
I don't particularly like the sealed pump system. It's bulky, and I prefer packaging to be a little more eco-friendly, plus I can't get the lid off to get the remainder when the bottle is almost empty.
I started using this creme eight years ago, after I felt really run down after the birth of my second daughter. And since then this has been my HG moisturizer that I always return to. And I will say that, unlike many other products that I have tried, this one keeps a lot of the promises on the box. My skin tone has gotten way more even and I think it has done a decent job in keeping new wrinkles at bay. I am now 38, never wear any foundation and I often get to hear that my skin looks so good and that I look younger than my age. And I don't have great skin genetically, before I started with TE my skin was more reddish and uneven toned. It is also perfect for my greasy, pimple prone skin, as it is very light. However on cold winter days I find it not entirely moisturizing enough so I sometimes use a greasier creme to keep dry patches in check. My face skin reacts badly to scented cremes and it is really hard to find unscented anti-age products that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, which makes me love Total Effects even more!
I lost count on the amount of moisturizers I've used in my lifetime, but I can say that this has been one of the best and really stood out in the pile I've tried. It was so good at keeping my skin soft, I was shocked. I love the pump bottle, much better than having to dip my fingers in the product. It didn't leave a greasy film or sit on top of my skin, it soaked right in. Didn't break out and didn't clog any pores. Since it has no fragrance, it didn't irritate my skin. Great stuff, I would go back to this.