Review – Olay Total Effects CC Cream

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The BB and CC craze is one that baffles me a little bit. But for someone who hasn’t really delved into the realm of these new fads, I may not be one to form a concrete decision on the whole lot. Besides being a light-weight, light coverage, tinted moisturizer, I find it hard to see all the benefits they claim to have. Either way, I decided to try the Olay CC Cream. 

I gave it a go and brought it with me as I travelled for work a few months ago. I find thats the best way to determine whether or not you like a product, since it’s the only one you have with you. The cream is quite thick, much thicker than any moisturizer I’ve ever used before. Once blended out with my RealTechniques Expert Face Brush it left a well moisturized, dewy face that I was quite happy with. After  a few days I got over the fact that the cream is so thick upon application and I quite enjoyed the product. But the more and more I use it now, the less I like it. Maybe since the weather is a little warmer, but I find that the dewy finish turns oily/greasy looking quite fast and it quickly feels like a thick layer of pore-clogging foundation like I wore 10 years ago and I quickly want to wash it off before I break out. I still give it a go every once and a while, but for now I think I’ll put this product aside until the colder weather again.

I’ve heard great things about the Olay CC Pore-Minimizing Cream, which maybe was the one I should have tried. So maybe I’ll give that one a go in the near future. I’m still pretty new to Olay products. What is your favourite from Olay?

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