Average Rating 3.5/5
Review by jiegao8
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.