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New Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing
CC Cream


Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream

In August 2014, Olay was proud to launch its first CC Cream in Singapore – the new Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream – that is designed to fight enlarged pores, lightening the layers for an airbrushed look of flawless-looking skin. It is said to provide a long-term improvement in skin appearance like smoother, younger-looking skin with continued use.

Research from Olay Skin Care Scientists reveals that the texture and pores on facial skin contributes significantly to our perceptions of a woman’s age, health and attractiveness. Pores unfortunately get more visible with age. And once enlarged, pores can never return to their original size. There are 3 root causes of enlarged pores – sebum production, loss of skin’s elasticity and decrease in natural exfoliation.

New Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is said to contain the highest concentration of Niacinamide in Total Effects to firm and naturally exfoliate the skin around pores, reducing their appearance, smoothing skin’s texture and evening skin’s tone to improve the look of pores, texture and skin tone.

New Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is said to have proven to instantly :

  • Reduce the look of pores in 80% of women
  • Reduce the look of uneven pigmentation in 94% of women
  • Improve skin radiance in 91% of women

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream

New Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream available in 2 shades – Light and Medium. You can use it as a primer (miniscule amount) under make-up or alone.

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream

It has a lightweight, non-greasy texture that is suitable for all skin types. Combining 7 benefits in 1 product, it also provides broad spectrum UV protection SPF 15. It feels ultra light on skin and it gives a semi-matte finish.

It is formulated with the Smart Color + 3D Pore Coverage technology that helps reduce glare and diffuse light, reflecting off the skin to immediately minimize the appearance of pores and reveal skin’s natural luminosity and radiance.

New Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream (Light / Medium), retails at S$32.50, is now available in most leading department stores and pharmacies where Olay products are sold.


Olay Introduced New Hydrating Range – AquAction™


In November 2013, Olay, one of the leading skincare brands in the world, has launched a new hydration range – AquAction™ – featuring breakthrough HydraLock technology to deliver a new standard in hydration care.

olay aquaction

Recently, I was glad to attend the media launch event of AquAction™ that was held at Hilton Hotel Poolside, Olay’s first ever poolside party.

olay aquaction

AquAction range is comprising of Long Lasting Hydration Gel, Deep Hydration Dew, Intensive Nourishing Emulsion, Softening Sleeping Mask and Nourishing Hydration Mask.

2 Causes Behind Skin Dryness

P&G scientists discovered there are 2 causes behind skin dryness. Similarly to a leaky bucket, our skin constantly loses moisture to its surroundings, even if moisture is constantly being replenished. We can lose as much as 2 glasses of water per day by breathing and through evaporation from our skin. The second key cause of moisture loss is skin fatigue. Skin fatigue is the loss of skin energy, which leads to many unwanted changes in one’s skin, including skin losing its ability to hold on to moisture, causing the skin’s “leaky bucket” to become even more leaky.

However most hydrating products tend to focus on fixing the first issue. If the second issue isn’t addressed, skin will not only get drier but will become less responsive to hydrating ingredients. It is therefore essential to address both causes of skin moisture loss in order to keep skin hydrated and bouncy in a long term.

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New Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System


olay regenerist advanced cleansing system

Olay, the world’s #1 facial skincare brand, has recently introduced a new addition to its recently-upgraded Regenerist advanced anti-aging series. It is an innovative, advanced cleansing system designed to provide women with advanced cleansing at their fingertips.

The Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is Olay’s first-ever cleansing device, designed to provide daily, professional skin cleansing that gently exfoliates to reveal brighter, smoother skin with each use.

olay regenerist advanced cleansing system

The device comes with one brush head and 2 AA batteries.

olay regenerist advanced cleansing system

Power button on the right, speed button on the left.

olay regenerist advanced cleansing system

olay regenerist advanced cleansing system

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Review – NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream


olay regenerist micro sculpting cream moisturizer

After the recent launch of Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, Olay is proud to launch their re-formulated anti-aging moisturizer – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – that is claimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one jar! Recently, I was glad to be invited to review this new anti-aging moisturizer.

Formulated with two new anti-aging ingredients, Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (claimed to be America’s #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer), penetrates rapidly to deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into skin’s surface. Results:

• 1 Day: Reduces the appearance of lines, boosts hydration & brightness
• 14 Days: Skin is noticeably firmer and skin elasticity is improved
• 28 Days: Reverses the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles

Do you know skin fatigue and tiredness will make your skin looking dull, rough and dry? When our skin is dry or dehydrated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will appear more obvious but fortunately these can be improved with proper skin care routine.

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Mini Giveaway – NEW Gillette Venus & Olay Razor


Wow Christmas Day was just over, did you enjoy it? To celebrate the 15-day of Christmas, I decided to throw a post Christmas mini giveaway now! Though I’ve just threw a pre-Christmas giveaway contest which ended last week. :D This round I’m going to give away the NEW Gillette Venus & Olay Razor!

Read on to find out more about the giveaway!

Gillette Venus & Olay shaver

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus, a global leader in female shaving, and Olay, a global leader in skincare, are coming together to deliver a new gold standard in female shaving. With the launch of the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor, the superior hair removal and skin care technologies of Venus and Olay have been combined to ensure a close, smooth shave for beautiful skin.

The razor flaunts 2-in-1 benefits: the Olay Moisture Bars help lock-in moisture to your skin for less dryness, and Venus’ five blades give a close shave with every smoothing stroke. The result is ultra-smooth, beautiful skin, which gives women the confidence to reveal their inner Goddess.

Key Benefits :

  • Five progressively-aligned, spring-mounted blades adjust to women’s curves for a more comfortable shave and fewer missed hairs, even over tricky shaving areas like knees and ankles. A thinner blade edge means a lower cutting force is needed to remove hair, therefore less pressure on your skin.
  • Olay Moisture Bars contain skin-enhancing elements found in Olay products: Petrolatum helps lock in skin’s moisture for less dryness and Glycerin helps offer that goddess glow! Just wet the razor to release a light lather – no separate shave cream required.
  • As with most Venus razors, new Venus & Olay also features a rounded, pivoting head designed for women’s curves, and a soft-grip ergonomic handle for confident control, even in wet and soapy environments.

Venus and Olay is available starting 1st December 2012 at supermarket, pharmaceutical, and convenience stores throughout Singapore, as well as online at Zalora Singapore ( A refillable Venus & Olay razor is approximately S$19.50 while three replacement cartridges are also about S$19.50.


1 Lucky Reader To Win

NEW Gillette Venus & Olay Razor

To participate in this giveaway, just simply share with us on “how do you spend your Christmas Day?”.

Each reader will only be able to submit one entry. The closing date for this giveaway contest is on 30th December 2012. The winner will be randomly picked and the result will be announced on 1st January 2013.

Good luck! :-)


Review – Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence


Recently I was invited to review a latest serum from Olay – the Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence - over the course of 7 days. It is specially designed to resurface skin while we sleep.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, launched on 1st October 2012 in Singapore, is the latest addition to its award-winning Regenerist line. An innovative night repair serum, inspired by the field of Chronopharmacology which works together with their nocturnal body clock to tackle fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

The new Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, the first daily leave-on night time serum containing glycolic acid, is designed to work with our skin’s natural nightly changes to hydrate, smoothen, and renew skin in just 7 days. Giving the term beauty sleep, a whole new meaning. Imagine waking up to fresher, smoother and tighter skin each day.

For this review, I am required to track my skin transformation journey through a 3 beauty diary during Day 1, Day 4 and Day 7.

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Review – Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Cream

Previously, I used to shun off drugstore “anti-aging” products, but after reading some good reviews on products under Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging range, so for the benefit of doubt, I intended to give a try on one of them.

Product claims

Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Cream works to fight against 7 of the major signs of aging. The 7 anti-aging benefits in 1 moisturizer are :

  1. Line Minimization : Reduces appearance of fine lines
  2. Nourishing Moisturization : Soothes dry skin
  3. Tone Enhancement : Evens skin tone
  4. Gentle exfoliation : Smoothes and evens skin texture
  5. Pore Refinement : Minimizes the appearance of pores
  6. Anti-oxidants : Helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
  7. Subtle Lifting : Hydrates for firmer skin appearance

My Opinion

One thing that puzzled me is that although Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Creams, which available in Singapore are manufactured in Thailand, imported in India but I don’t understand on why the ingredients are slightly different as compared to other parts of the world. Couldn’t they (P&G) make them consistent?

Having 7 anti-aging benefits are in fact very ‘attractive’ to the potential consumers. But frankly, most of the benefits are interlink, for example : gentle exfoliation not only helps to smooth and even skin texture but also help to minimize the appearance of pores. Nourishing moisturization not only soothes dry skin but also hydrates, protect skin’s moisture barrier and reduces the appearance of fine lines.


One of the plus points for this Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Cream is that it contains a handful of antioxidants like tocopheryl acetate, BHT, tocopherol and camellia sinensis leaf extract, which help to combat the free radicals, the major cause of skin aging.

Another good ingredient is niacinamide, water-soluble ingredient, that has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content and stimulate micro-circulation in the dermis.

But it contains skin-irritants ingredients like benzyl alcohol and fragrance.

Although there is no SPF indication on the product, but it does contain some sunscreen ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.


I like the texture as it doesn’t feel oily on my skin. Although my skin is more hydrated and tone, but there is no visible improvement on fine lines and firming.

I will consider Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Cream, for normal to dry skin, as a good moisturizer instead of a anti-aging cream.


I dislike the packaging so much!

Will I buy it again? …… Maybe!


Review – Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, a cream-based serum, is an eye moisturizer which I’m using presently. Although the packaging is different in Singapore and in the US, both are said to contain the same ingredients.

And I guess the difference in packaging is due to the manufacturing location. The product sold here is manufactured by Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Thailand Ltd.

Product review

Notice a complete turnaround in 24 days and all around eye firming, smoothing, and brightening.

Contains a concentrated form of an exclusive amino-peptide complex that hydrates to firm and visibly lift skin around the entire eye area. Visibly lifts, smooths and brightens the entire eye area for firm eyelids, smooth corners and even-tone under eyes.


One of the ingredient niacinamide, a water-soluble ingredient, has shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate micro circulation in the dermis.

It contains antioxidant ingredients like tocopheryl acetate, also known as vitamin E and camellia sinensis leaf extract.

Although it contains alcohol which may irritate skin but it also contains a handful of anti-irritant ingredients like cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, allantoin and petrolatum.

Other ingredients are : sucrose polycottonseedate, contains water-binding properties for skin. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, a fatty acid mixed with amino acids. Mica, an earth mineral included in products to give them sparkle and shine.


Smooth, light, shimmer (mica ingredient) and non-greasy cream feel which is easily absorbed.


Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, fragrance-free, helps to moisture the area around the eye pretty well. Very superficial improvement on fine lines but not on the dark eye circles.


Will I buy it again? …… Most Likely!

Best Review Moisturizer For Different Skin Type

For normal to slightly dry, oily or combination skin

  • Olay Regenerist Perfecting Cream
  • Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Lotion
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Combination to Oily
  • Clinique Moisture In-Control Oil-Free Lotion
  • Estee Lauder Hydra Complete Multi-Level Moisture Lotion

For normal to dry skin

  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Dry/Combination
  • Dr. Denese New York Triple Strength Wrinkle Smoother
  • MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Antioxidant Firming Serum
  • Paula’s Choice Hydrating Treatment Cream, for Normal to Dry Skin

For dry to very dry skin

  • Clinique CX Rapid Recovery Cream
  • Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer Very Dry to Dry
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer, for Normal to Very Dry Skin

Things to note

  • Moisturizer is not designed to eliminate wrinkles and lift sagging skin.
  • Morning regimens must include use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen of your choice after moisturizer.
  • You may not required a moisturizer if you have very oily skin.
  • If you have oily or combination skin, apply moisturizer only over dry areas, not over oily areas.
  • If you start to encounter irritation, STOP using the product immediately.