Today I am reviewing the Olay Total Effects Cream + Serum Duo. I am not supposed to use anti aging products when I am just 18; but somehow I got tempted by this product due to its ‘cream + serum’ claim. Interested isn’t it? I also read somewhere that using anti aging creams will do no harm to teenagers skin; but it only delays the process of skin aging. So come, lets get into the review to know more about this product.
A daily facial moisturizer that provides 7 anti aging benefits in 1, plus SPF 15 to help protect against sun exposure. Available in 50g and 20g pack sizes. Now with up to 2X power* for skin renewal
Rs. 369 for 20 g
My Take on Olay Total Effects 7 in One Cream Serum Duo:
This anti aging cream comes in a handy plastic container with a pump type dispenser. It makes the product easy to use, mess free and travel friendly.
The texture of this cream is very smooth and it blends perfectly on to my skin without leaving any greasiness behind. It moisturizes my skin very well, covering all the dry patches and leaves my skin soft instantly. After 1-2 hours, my skin feels greasy 🙁 As I have normal-oily skin, it did not help me much. For first 1-2 weeks, I used this cream only at nights (due to the greasy factor! Yikes..) and it made my open pores visibly smaller; improved my skin tone and made my skin incredibly soft. After two weeks, it started showing its effect on my skin.
(Sorry girls! I don’t have the swatch picture with me as I don’t have this product with me now; however, the texture, color etc are very similar to Olay Natural White Fairness Cream that I reviewed sometime ago)
One day I woke up with face full of tiny breakouts! The next day, it multiplied into two. I was almost crying. I never had such bad experience with any other cream before. I surely know this one is the culprit. It affected my sensitive skin really to a great extent that I promised myself to throw it away to dust bin as soon as possible.
But when my mom used this, it made her 50s skin smooth, dry patches-free and even toned. She did not face any allergies with this cream till now. Hence, mistake is mine. I shouldn’t have used an anti aging product now 🙁 Anyway, I am now sure that I won’t use any anti aging cream/serum hereafter; at least for next 7-8 years.
Why I like this Anti Aging Cream?:
- Moisturizes skin pretty well
- Makes skin smooth and soft instantly
- Improves skin texture with regular use
- Mild, not-so-over powering fragrance
- Perfect anti aging cream for 25+ ladies
- Minimizes open pores
Why I don’t like this Anti Aging Cream?:
- If you have oily skin, and you are living in a city like Chennai, then this cream is not for you.
- Broke me out badly! (I mean BADLY) Not advisable to use if you are below 20
MABH Rating: 3/5
Do I Recommend?:
Yes! I recommend this anti aging cream to normal, dry skinned ladies who are above 20 or 25. I will not ever recommend this product to school/college going girls! (My bad experience speaks)
Would I Repurchase?:
Are you kidding me? I might repurchase this cream for my mom; but surely not for sure. I am not saying that this is bad product but it just failed to work on me. There are many girls out there who love this product like anything!
Have you ever had horrible experiences with anti aging products?