Saturday, June 20

- Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturiser...

A few weeks ago, @BeautyatTesco ran a campaign to promote the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara and the Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 moisturiser. The lovely Laura nominated me, so I got to choose which out of the two I'd like to try out. I actually already have (and love) the mascara, so opted for the moisturiser.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturiser spf- Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturiser spf

7 claims/promises in one moisturiser sounds like a lot to me, so I was looking forward to trying this multi-tasking product out. The 7 beauty benefits are as follows:

• Smoothes fine lines & wrinkles
• Helps maintain moisture
• Evens out skin tone
• Minimises appearance of pores
• Evens skin texture
• Enhances brightness
• Adds hydration

At the age of 23, I don't actively seek out anti-ageing products. However, I have dry/dehydrated skin and often think my complexion leans towards the dull side, so a lot of properties in these sorts of products appeals to me.

The first thing I noticed with this product is the convenience of the packaging. It comes with a pump and a lid, and contains 50ml of product in a compact, travel friendly tube. I also noted the pearly sheen which, after trying out, makes a lot of sense.

A little goes a long way with this white cream, so be careful not to go overboard. There's a faint scent which instantly made me think of Summer, then I remembered it contains SPF 15 and realised the smell is similar to sun cream. I usually worry about products with SPF clogging up my pores, so was pleasantly surprised to find this absorbs quickly and feels lightweight on. As long as I remember to thoroughly cleanse my face before bed, I haven't found any problems with this.

In my opinion, the main factor about this day moisturiser is the glow it provides. Even hours after application, my skin looked 'dewy' and had a subtle iridescent shine, without feeling like I was wearing an 'extra layer'. It certainly ticks the box for enhancing brightness and definitely perks my complexion up.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this moisturiser as I'm all about adding moisture to my skin and prefer glowing skin over a matte finish. It works well worn alone or underneath base makeup, and can be purchased for around £14.99 (although it seems to have offers at the moment). With the added SPF, this will be a definite Summer essential for me!

Have you tried this moisturiser before? Are you a fan of glowing skin?



  1. Great review, I saw this at supedrug the other day it was on offer. But as you said i don't really look for anti-aging products just yet. But i'll definitely give this a try though. :)

  2. Great review! Think I'll check this out, I love that "dewy" look!


  3. I received mine the other day too and I haven't tried it yet as I'm trying to use up other moisturisers first but I'm looking forward to it now after reading your review. It sounds lovely and I'm definitely a fan of the glow factor x

    Beauty with charm

  4. I got mine this week as well and really like it :) I'd have to apply a stronger SPF over it when it's really warm, but it's the perfect every day moisturiser and love the pump!

    Kat |

  5. Great review :) I keep looking at this and never pick it up! I might purchase next time I'm out though!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  6. This was the moisturizer that I used from the age 19 and throughout my 20s. I only stopped using it at the age 31 because I switched to high end products. But this works! I credit my good skin to it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. This sounds lovely! I like a dewier look during the summer months so I'll have to give this a go :)

    Claire | | xx

  8. Thanks for this lovely review Karen, this sounds great especially the dewy finish it will give :D I am soooo going to get this! I've never been disappointed by Olay before, me thinks I'll love this one too!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  9. I was hoping someone would nominate me for one of these but no! Ha. This looks great and I love it when moisturiser has SPF in, I've never had it clog my pores.

    Corinne x

  10. It's great that it has an SPF, but I often wish more moisturizer used a high spf rating.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  11. I've seen SO much about this, it just sounds like the perfect, quick, natural base... definitely need to try it out :)


  12. This sounds great. I get super dry skin so it could be the one for me!
    Rachel Coco

  13. Not tried this but liking the sound of it, I love the smell on sun cream, it reminds me of holiday and boy do I need one of those! I could deal with smelling like that all day :D

    Meme xx

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  14. I haven't tried this moisturizer, but it looks pretty amazing! Worth give it a try! Hope you had a fantastic weekend, lovely! xx

  15. It sounds like a great moisturiser - I haven't tried any Olay products x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  16. I have been looking for a new moisturiser and this sounds really nice :)

    Sarah |

  17. I was also nominated and chose this moisturiser. Looking forward to trying it. Sounds like a great product. Love that it has SPF but doesn't clog the pores and leaves skin glowing. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  18. Olay you can't really go wrong with their products are reasonable and work a treat. This sounds like a good product and anything that adds glow can't be bad Lucy x