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September 15, 2014

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You want what’s best for your skin, and for your life. Total Effects offers seven beautiful results in one place, so you can be your best beautiful and your busy self. How did they do it? After extensive research, Olay identified the 7 attributes that keep skin looking young, and Total Effects’ unique vitamin complex speaks to each one of them. All in a single bottle. The look of lines, pores, wrinkles, and age spots minimized. Signs of damage reduced. Skin is left hydrated, looking firmer, healthier, more radiant, even and smooth.
 
As I’m nearing my mid-20’s, I really need to take extra care of my skin to prevent any pre-mature aging. For me, that’s especially true for the eye area because crows feet are just not pretty, especially if you’re smiling. So I’m really happy to be testing out some Olay Total Effects products that are for the eyes.
 

Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream
Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream works with your natural complexion to balance and help even skin tone while providing 7 beautiful benefits.

1) Helps brighten the eye area
2) Helps reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles
3) Reduces the appearance of dark circles
4) Reduces the look of puffiness
5) Helps even skin tone
6) Improves surface skin turnover
7) Strengthens skin’s natural defenses against moisture loss
 

I think it’s really important to keep in mind that even though this is considered as a “CC/Colour Correcting” product, it actually doesn’t really have any colour. So please don’t treat this product like a concealer. Now that’s out of the way, I have to say that I am in LOVE with this eye cream. Even though this product is not a concealer, I like how the colour of the cream itself is of an orange undertone, which means it will neutralize the under eye colour.

I place small dots around my eye and take my ring finger to slowly pat it until it’s absorbed. It does take a little bit of time to absorb into the skin because of it’s heavy texture. I also noticed that it works well under a concealer as it doesn’t set underneath the under eye. You can pick this up at your local drugstore for around $20 CAD.
 

Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream
This gentle brush applicator sweeps Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream onto your eye area with precision and provides 7 beautiful benefits for younger, healthier-looking skin around the eyes.

1) Immediately reduces the appearance of dark circles
2) Helps reduce the look of wrinkles
3) Massages to reduce the look of puffiness
4) Hydrates for firmer skin appearance
5) Helps visibly renew skin texture
6) Evens skin tone
7) Provides nourishing moisturization
 

This is a daily tinted moisturizing for swiping under eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. It comes in a pen-like object with a brush at the end where the product is dispensed. Of course, right away I realized that it was going to cause hygienic issues as the brush can’t really be washed. The product comes out at the end with the brush by a clicker on the opposition end of the pen. The bristles are very gentle so it will not hurt the eyes.
 

This is the colour of the Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream. It’s definitely has a little more coverage than the Brightening CC Cream, however, the formula is not as effect as the latter. Since the texture is lighter, I find that it doesn’t do a great job at concealing anything. Plus, I find that the cream sets terribly on the crease of my eye, thus, making my fine lines look even more apparent.
 

Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths
Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths gently cleanse and exfoliate skin in one simple step—no lathering or rinsing required. At the same time, they infuse age-defying Vitamins and moisturizers for fresher, younger-looking skin. Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging (look of fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, uneven skin tone, dullness, noticeability of prominent pores, age spot appearance and dryness).
 

I use the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths to lift away dirt and make-up from my face, neck and around my eyes. In my opinion, these towels have just the right amount of wetness…not too wet but also, wet enough to do its job. I find some cleansing cloths to be too drying, but not these ones! They work really well in removing even waterproof eye makeup but not so well with the glue for my false lashes. Thus, I would still suggest using an eye makeup remover instead of this cloth for your eyes.
 

I do like the size of the towels and they are really soft and durable. It’s much bigger than other wipes on the market and it’s very soft to the touch. I can’t say if it actually fulfill its promise of fighting the 7 signs of aging but if you’re looking for a good, durable makeup wipe, then I would suggest these ones by Olay.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the 2/3 Olay Total Effect products. I would recommend the Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream and the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths if you’re looking for an eye cream or cleansing cloths.