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!


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