Olay Total Effects review!

I have been looking for a new skin regime; I am a bit of a chop and change girl and not a one for spending huge amounts of money on skincare. On recommendation, I have tried the Olay Total Effects range – it seemed a decent price and I have heard good things about it.
Just to note, this is not an advert. I am not sponsored by Olay. (Wouldn’t mind it though, ahem.)

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Firstly, on overview of my skin.

My skin is typical of someone in their mid 30’s; large pores, fine lines etc. There has also been a lot of sun damage so lots of pigmentation. My skin type would be combination – it used to be oily for has calmed down on that front as I have aged.

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I like a very simple routine. Cleanse, tone and moisture, twice a day. I think serums are a load of rubbish for me anyway. I don’t wear make up during the week, I usually stick to a BB cream as they have SPF built in.

So first choice was the Olay Total Effects CC cream (complexion corrector). I have used it every single day and under make up too and love it. It glides on, sinks in and when I do wear make up I just need very little. I bought this in the darker shade and it works well for sallow skin. It has a sort of a blur affect on my pores and it is non greasy so no shiny bits. Definitley not enough coverage for the undereye area so I need to use my concealer. I love the pump – and you really only need a small amount.

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Next on the list was the Olay Total Effects Night Cream.

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This stuff is yum!!! It just makes your skin feel so pampered before bed. It soaks into your skin and leaves skin feeling very soft. I find some night creams very very heavy and this is just right. I find my skin much more plump in the morning when using this.

So overall?

Well, here is the thing….
I will continue to use these products as my skin feels really good after using them.

But, is there a visible difference?

I don’t think so. I used these products religiously for one straight month and tooks some snaps to show you what you are paying for…

Day 1, week 1

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And 4 weeks later – same lighting, same camera…

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In both pictures, I have just washed my face, toned and applied the Olay Total Effects Night Cream. I even wore the same PJ’s 😊

So what do yo think? Is it worth the price tag?

I am still using the product 1 month later so it is good value.
Just don’t get sold on these “visible results” promises which I have yet to see with any product!!

The Total Effects Night Cream is available in Boots here
And I also bought the CC cream in Boots, linked here

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