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Olay CC Cream Total Effects Daily Moisturizer plus Touch of Foundation, 1.7 fl. Oz., Packaging May Vary

For those looking to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone without looking too made-up. Total Effects 7 Anti-Aging Benefits: 1 Line minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles. 2. Nourishing Moisturization: For a radiant, healthy-looking glow. 3. Subtle Lifting: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance4 Brightening: Improves skin surface dullness. 5. Improved Texture: Smoothes and evens skin texture. 6. Pore Refinement: Minimizes the appearance of pores. 7. Tone Enhancement: Balances color and reduces the appearance of age spots.

Key features

  • This CC Cream combines Total Effects anti-aging benefits with just enough foundation to give your skin a flawless-looking glow
  • Provides natural-looking, sheer coverage and fights 7 signs of aging: dullness, uneven tone, lack of firmness, uneven texture, dryness and visible pores
  • Gives your skin an instant, healthy-looking radiance
  • Formula is dermatologically tested and oil-free
  • One 1.7 fl. oz. bottle – Light To Medium

Honest reviews


Definitely not the “total” package. Plus, more than a “touch” of color – not a shade for fair complexions.

I bought this thinking it was like a tinted moisturizer, only more tinted, and with more than just basic moisture benefits: “total effects”. I wanted something that did more than hydrate, and that had a gentle touch of color to even out my skin. Unfortunately, it’s far too dark. It’s supposedly a universal shade, but it’s definitely not for the fairest of us all 😉 I’m a porcelain-skinned redhead, so you know what extremes I’m talking about. It’s not for very dark skintones, either. For any medium, tanned, or olive shade, the color should work.Ultimately, though, I cannot see what real-world use this product has on its own because it lacks any sun protection. You could wear it over a primer with SPF, or under a powder with SPF, but that defeats the “Total Effects” claim that it’ll replace all your other anti-aging beauty products.Realistically, Olay Total Effects is simply not practical, is even *harmful* to wear during the day, unless you add another product to provide your necessary SPF (15 or higher is best!) I really cannot believe it claims to be a “total” 7-in-1 product that fights signs of age without fighting one of the main causes of aging!If you want a true all-in-one product with some mild foundation-like coverage, I’d recommend going with a BB Cream. BB Creams offer all the same benefits Olay Total Effects does, and they all have SPFs, usually of 30 or higher, plus some have a few basic shades to choose from so you can get a good match. Currently they are mostly made by high-end labels: Dr. Jart, Boscia, Smashbox, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and even Dior, and average about $36 (Dior is higher.) However, a few have recently been introduced for the Drugstore market.Olay has the basis for a BB Cream here with Total Effects 7-in-1 Daily Moisturizer With a Touch of Foundation but without that vital protection from the sun’s skin-damaging aging rays, this current product is really more of a night cream with mostly uneccesary foundation in it. If it was called “MULTI-Effects” instead of “TOTAL-Effects” I would approve. More so if titled “Multi-Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizing Sheer-Coverage Foundation for Medium Skintones”!NB: I edited this to remove somewhat off-point, extraneous information that distracted from my main concerns. It was about my intended use for the product, but really has no value regarding wether or not the products performs as advertised and delivers its promises.

Norma Wheeling, MO

This is the only foundation I use now

I love this moisturizer. It’s hard to match my coloring and harder still for me to apply foundation with patience, so I tend to stay away from heavy foundations. But this is fairly light, and still provides the appearance of more even, brighter, tighter skin. I can layer it easily as well depending on the coverage I am looking for. I also notice the fine lines around my eyes less, and this produict feels amazing once it’s on. The only drawback is that you may need additional products for when you just want hydration and not foundation (like nighttime). And this probably goies without saying, but you will want to wash your face to avoid small pimples.

Araceli Saxton, PA

Don’t like.

Even the light shade is way too dark and looks orangey. Very oily feeling, too. I mixed it 1/2 and 1/2 with my daily skin cream and that’s working for me. At least it’s not wasted. I really like their regular 7 Signs Moisturizer, but NOT this one!

Deanna Greenough, MT

Usually Love Olay.. But Not This So Much

I buy everything Olay… from my eye treatment, to my day face lotion, to my face wash, my body lotion, my body wash.. you name it. I am 32, but still have acne prone skin, although Olay products usually do not emit any reactions(acne breakouts). I have used this for almost 2 weeks now, & unfortunately, it makes me break out. I love how it goes on like a liquid foundation, while still moisturizing, & without that "foundation look"… for those days you don’t want to wear make-up, it gives adequate coverage, so you don’t appear totally "bare-faced". If your skin is not sensitive or acne prone, I would highly recommend this product.

Liz Knob Lick, KY

Glad I found it again!

I have been using this tinted moisturizer for many years, and all of a sudden, could not find it in my area anymore. I was so excited to be able to get it on Amazon. It is the best for older skin: hydrating, light, and gives good coverage without feeling like you’re wearing paint on your face.

Autumn Glace, WV

Smells good and does its job

I love to use this at home during the day or for when I have to make a quick trip to the grocery store. It’s also perfect for what I refer to as my "lazy-days" when I don’t feel like getting ready for class, so I just jump out of bed, slather this on, and be on my merry way to hell.

Britney Colville, WA

Just Perfect

I’ve been looking for a light foundation just to add a touch of color and this is just what I needed. I’m light to medium toned and it blends in perfectly smoothing out the way my face looks. The only thing that I wish was different was that I wish it contained sunblock.It was shipped quickly and I got a $2.00 off coupon when I purchased it…..great surprise!

Winifred Pound, WI

Thought I’d try it…

I like to use this instead of a liquid foundation for every day use. I am retired and don’t need a full blown makeup routine every day, so I will use this in the a.m. when I expect to run to the store or do some shopping, add a touch of blush and eyeliner and I’m good to go.

Joanna Ingraham, IL

Easy foundation

Apart from special occasions, I barely use make-up, but I do like my face to have a covering of some sort of foundation. This product gives me the benefits of Olay moisturizer with a nice, light coat of foundation. Just enough coverage to blend any blemishes away.

Brooke Hackettstown, NJ

I wish I had returned it.

I love BB creams so was hoping for something more with a CC cream. I don’t like that if I have any moisturizer on, this stuff turns to glue and won’t blend easily on my face. I also have to exfoliate before using the CC cream otherwise it seems to collect all my dead skin cells and makes a big mess on my face and I have to wash and start over. The cream is light though and doesn’t smell bad. When I exfoliate, don’t use much moisturizer and blend carefully, it seems to work okay. I really like other BB creams better though as they seem less a hassle. I’ll use this as I missed the return window, but won’t purchase again.

Colleen White Oak, TX

Very disappointing

Very disappointed in this moisturizer. I had the impression that it would not have a darkish tinted color. The tint is much too dark for January in Pennsylvania–just not natural looking.However, what really warrants one star is that it made me break out. I do not get pimples–never did. Funny that within a couple weeks after using this product, I developed two within two days of each other. I have concluded causation is the Olay CC Cream.

Katheryn Arlington, GA

Adore Olay CC Cream for the face: the best night cream

I have gone through so many brands, so many night creams, and by the way, ladies, do not skip on the night cream or any of the evening rituals of getting your skin ready for sleep. Night cream is essential in every season, and especially in the winter. I am just so amazed by the effectiveness of this Olay CC Cream and for this price!! I couldn’t get any of the brands I used to buy, such as Lancome and Estee Lauder, for three times what this costs.I have had no sensitivity to this with my truly sensitive skin, my skin has been completely happy with it, I wake up with very soft skin, I use very little and rub it all over with clean hands, I don’t use in the eye area, only use eye cream there, and I put it on about 1-2 hours before bed, but immediately before bed is fine too. (I don’t use for daytime because it does not have SPF).Enjoy and take care of your beautiful skins!!!!!

Monika Rumsey, KY

OlayTotal effects moisturizer

Because I loked the first one I ordered best. It was plain with no color. It doesn’t feel like a moisturizerbut make up

Millicent Wharton, NJ

works for me

Love it all over the face with subtle coverage. I don’t like full face make up so this perfect while moisturizing. After I apply this then I spot a med/full coverage foundation over it only on my problematic areas and blend with a professional face brush. Results are airbrushed awesome!

Maritza Ellsworth, KS

Doesn’t feel greasy

Got this at the drug store so I could retune it if I didn’t like it. Well, it is staying with me!I tried other CC creams from the department store, all more than double the price. They looked ok at first, then looked greasy within a few hours. Looked like wax on my face. I have dry skin, so there is no reason this should happen. The only thing I can think is that those had sunscreen and this does not.I use this over Olay moisturizer and under my pressed mineral powder. Leaves a bit of a glow, but not shine and feels good. It provides nice coverage, but doesn’t make you look made up. I use a mineral sunscreen over my mineral powder, so I didn’t really care about having sunscreen in this product. In fact, I prefer not having sunscreen and this is the only one I could find that didn’t have it.I have been using Olay for years and, once again, it does not disappoint!Will be going on Amazon when I need more.

Jeanine Eldridge, CA

Overall I like it… just didn’t realize it had parabens

I like the coverage and feel of this product. The color works well with my skin, too. I just didn’t realize it had parabens in it. My fault for not researching it better.

Kitty Waynesboro, TN

Total Effects Daily

This is great for my skin. I started with the one my daughter uses called Youth Code then discovered this product for more mature skin. I like the touch of foundation color. I use this each morning and that is my foundation. I dust with face powder and add lipstick and eyelash and that’s it. It is cheaper at Amazon and I do my shopping here.

Ashley Copake Falls, NY


This is the second time I’ve bought this because I love the light cover it gives your skin. I am 63 years of age and people keep asking me what I use on my skin so it is definitely working for me :O)

Carla Maher, CO

I love Olay …

I have tried MANY Olay products over the years, and they never disappoint me. Right now this is the ONLY tinted moisturizer I use.

Tessa Conyngham, PA

I’ve Tried Them All

Believe me, I have tried every moisturizer that’s available in drugstores and some that are higher priced. By far, Olay is the best, and this Total Effects Daily Moisturizer is out of this world. I am a woman ‘of a certain age’ and this one makes my face and neck feel so moisturized. It actually feels good going on, the nice soft smell adds to the pleasant experience. I love it!!

Deidre San Carlos, AZ

the best

I have been using Olay total effects for three years. I would highly recommend this product to any women. I will continue to buy it,

Jeannine Neal, KS

Smells nice

I normally use the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer, but I opted for the Olay CC Cream instead. Essentially it is the same product except this has foundation in it. It seems to work fine but I’ve decided I would rather keep my moisturizer and foundation seperate because there are some days when I don’t want to wear makeup after showering. The fact that this has some foundation in it makes me feel like I need to clean my face. Nothing wrong with it though, I would still recommend it to someone who wants a "all-in-one" product. Olay always delivers and this is a quality item.

Lisa Branford, FL