Olay Total Effects Night Firming Cream

Olay Total Effects Night Firming Cream


142 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$


Aqua, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Camellia Oleifera, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Titanium Dioxide, Cocos Nucifera, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Laureth-7, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Polyacrylate, PEG-100 Stearate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Oleth-3-Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, BHT, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde

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on 11/16/2017 2:19:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have mild acne, combination skin - at any given time I have a few active blemishes, I tend to get clogged pores and also have dry patches from acne treatments and dry cheeks/slight redness.

My skin is not really sensitive to strong products and my acne is more diet/hormone related than products that break me out.

Background: I bought this product when I was going through a really bad skin phase and basically desperate for anything. My skin had broken out really badly but was extremely dry and my whole face looked flaky with makeup on - it was just a disaster. This DID NOT fix my skin issues. The reason I gave the following background is to confirm what some other reviewers have written that I felt stinging applying this. HOWEVER, now that my skin is calm I feel zero stinging. My point - if you have very sensitive skin or are currently using a lot of treatments or strong products this might sting. Otherwise in general I would say this product does not sting or feel uncomfortable at all.

Ok so for the actual review -

I love the texture and feel of this. I am very picky about moisturizers that feel heavy or sticky on my face. I have used some $$$ moisturizers and I can say this is either on par with or feels better than those products. Doesn't feel heavy or sticky but it does feel nice and rich which I like.

Moisturizes well and absorbs well which is key, meaning you don't see or feel anything after applying it. It wears great under makeup.

I would recommend this if you have normal skin or combo skin, in that case it will really leave your skin soft and supple. Lately my skin has been has been a bit drier and I find this does not cut it and have gone back to using facial oils. If you have dry skin I don't think this will cut it, or you will have to layer it on.

I am currently using this as a neck and decollete cream which I think it's great for. I gave it 4/5 because for the price I am really impressed knowing how picky I am about creams that are both rich but feel invisible. Also decent ingredients with Niacinamide and great texture/feel. Not a cure for dry skin or problem skin.

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on 3/1/2016 2:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

The worst night cream ever. I woke up to find my skin look red with large open pores and my skin looks so mature. Does not even moisturize well, leaves dry patches. What a waste of money. I had bought the complete set The Day cream, Night firming cream and even the BB cream - I am trashing all the products. The BB cream is sooooo damn useless, it does not improve your skin, no coverage at all = ZERO coverage literally.
Never ever recommending this to anyone and will never ever purchase.

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on 10/17/2014 6:32:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Had high hopes for this but when i put it on my skin burns. Too bad because i liked that it was not greasy.

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on 8/13/2014 10:18:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I previously used Clarins Multi-Active night cream which really agreed with my sensitive skin. I loved it but turned to this after deciding it was too expensive. Now I love Olay and Clarins equally. Love that Total Effects is in a pump rather than a jar. I can't testify regarding the anti-aging abilities of this prodcut as I dont ahve any wrinkles. But I do enjoy the texture which I think is rich yet light and find it quite moisturising. My "morning after" face looks glowy and well rested. Price is a huge positive compare to the USD80 equivalent crazy prices I've sometimes paid in the past. The only thng that bothers me is the sensation I sometimes get when I use it. The first time ever I felt a tingling sensation on my face which disappeared soon after my third application. Now half-way through the pump, I see the sensation has come back. It tingles for a few minutes and then disappears. My mom, who has very resilient skin is complaining about the same sensation from another range under the Olay brand. Lucky for both of us, neither of us have experienced any visible allergic dermatitis/ reactions. If anyone else has experienced this, can you please comment as to why this may be happening? I would hate to give this up if the sensation persists or worsens.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really lovely formula. It is so soft and creamy but not too light or heavy. The scent is fresh but not overpowering - which can be an issue because fragrances can make my eyes have a stinging sensation; I did not experience that sensation with this product - yay! It feels like a high-end cream without the exorbitant price tag! The jar isn't anything fancy - just a simple frosted plastic jar with a black cap. I switch products a lot and was using natural and organic products. However, lately I'm noticing fine lines on my forehead which I never noticed before! So I'm back to a more advanced version of Olay. Although pricey for a small jar, it's still so much less expensive than the department store brands! I will update results as I continue to use it, but first impressions are out of the ballpark amazing!

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've been using this night cream in conjunction with the 7-in-1 SPF 15 fragrance free in the am for approximately 2 weeks and just these two products alone nothing else and my skin looks absolutely radiant and glowing. Filled out lines, baby smooth skin, and under eye area is lightened and not puffy anymore (I apply this under my eyes too -- there really is no difference between any of the Olay products and the "eye cream" version so don't waste your money).

I have combination skin and I've found a solution to the slightly pore clogging potential of the 7-in-1 line (it does clog over time) --- I use the Olay Daily Renewal Cream (2% salicylic acid/BHA to exfoliate the skin deep into the pore) 1-2x a week and problem solved. No clogged pores and just glowing skin.

I apply the 7-in-1 fragrance free non-spf lotion on my husband's face (he doesn't like the scent of the night cream) every night too and his redness had gone down and his fine lines are evened out. We will continue to use the 7-in-1 line of products. It really has "reversed" the sign of aging!

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on 12/30/2013 2:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this on sale at CVS. Please read the review by "nreid" as it was fantastic and very detailed. Here is my take on this product. It did not work like I had hoped. Of the 7 in 1, it did mosturize but there was no tightening, fading of spots, luminosity or anything else wonderful. I do tend to break out and it did not break me out at all, so that is one plus for my combination skin. I used on my neck and again did not see anything different. I finished the entire jar. I agree that dipping the finger is not hygenic but it was only my fingers after washing my hands or coming out of the shower, so not a big deal breaker for me personnally. Overall, this was my first Olay product and I was not very impressed.

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on 8/13/2013 6:51:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'm really on the fence about this product. I'm not convinced it's actually doing anything for my skin but there's not much about it to make me dislike it either. I've been using it every night for a month and while my skin looks fabulous right after I apply it, in the morning my skin doesn't look so great (dry areas look dry, my nose is super oily, and my pores look larger) and I can't really put my finger on anything in particular that it's actually changing. My skin certainly doesn't look refreshed in the morning, that's for sure. And I've had better results in the morning with other (sometimes less expensive) creams that don't make me look worse in the morning than I did at bed time.

Since my skin tends to be dry (and a lot more so in the winter) and wearing heavier moisturizers under foundations during the day just makes me look greasy. So I have to get what I can from super hydrating night creams. I'm not really concerned yet about any minimal aging my skin is doing, so the firming aspect of this cream is not super important to me.

Pros and Cons:

Moisturizing Factor: At first, it's great. Like the label on the jar indicates, I apply it liberally. My skin looks luminous, smoother, and super hydrated. I'm a bit suspicious, though, that the luminosity the cream offers is due to some additive to make the skin look like it's glowing, much like the glow that some BB creams or subtle liquid highlighters offer. I don't think the cream actually makes my skin glow due to its benefits as much as it's a short-term effect of the cream's hydration. Perhaps for some people like me who need a lot of hydration, this cream could offer more longer-lasting hydration.

Scent: It is quite strong and it does stick around for a while. It's a fresh scent and not too floral, and it has a brightness to it that makes me think the company chose it because of the idea of youthfulness that the scent invokes.

Packaging: It's okay. Nothing special. It's a rather small jar for what you get (50 ml, which retails at Shoppers Drug Mart in Vancouver, Canada, for $34.99 regular price). It's a bit unhygenic because to get the product out you need to dip your fingers into the jar if you don't use an implement to get the cream out.

Application/Consistency: It's not too thick or thin. And, for me at least, it sinks into the skin quickly. It's a nice texture and doesn't feel greasy going onto the skin and it doesn't look greasy afterward, even if you've applied too much. It's actually light enough for my skin that I might be able to get away with wearing it under makeup during the day if I needed to (which tells me it's not as hydrating as I need it to be).

Label Promises: So far, of the seven so-called signs of aging the cream claims to combat, I don't see any changes in my skin. The texture and overall tone of my skin are the same as ever, and I wouldn't say an effect is an increased hydration or lessening of dullness. I'll likely have to try this cream for a lot longer than a month to see any long-term changes.

Price: I got my jar on sale for $19.99 with a $5 off coupon, which made my purchase just $15.99. I was shocked that the cream regularly retails for $34.99 where I live, as I don't see anything about it that makes the cream worth this price. The prices at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada really seem to vary from province to province, and the US website for Olay cites the price as $19.99 (prices may vary). Well, a $15 variance in price is pretty extreme. I'd like to keep on going with this cream for the warmer months of the year, but at the price point of $34.99 before taxes, I'm likely to move on to another product with more obvious benefits once my jar is used up.

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on 7/27/2013 3:49:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

L.o.v.e it... Lovely silky night cream.. hydrating yet not too oily. Smells nice. I'm hooked.

Easy packaging but looses stars as with this packaging you don't know when you'll run out.

The only other downside is that it's not sold in Australia or NZ. Now that is quite a big downside for me.. :( I'll be shipping it in I guess...

on 7/31/2013 5:48:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Great moisturizer for the night. First times you use it, it will cause a stinging effect. This is normal and after 5 days, it shouldn't sting anymore. The stinging is because of the high percentage of niacinamide. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) is proven to improving skin barrier.
The results you get, should be seen after a few to six months. It takes time.
The quality (ingredients) is way better than some (read: many) expensive brands.

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