Olay Total Effects Touch of Sun Moisturizer Review

Soothing Moisture and Tanning All in One?

Oil of Olay, the producers of beauty balms and products since your grandmother’s time, has created what may be the perfect moisturizer for those of us who want a sun-kissed look without the sun damage.

Especially if you have fair skin, the sun is your enemy. It’s bad enough for darker-skinned people who have to deal with sun damage, but at least if you have darker skin, you’re still in vogue. Same goes for all of you porcelain-skinned girls.

However, those of us who are stuck in the middle, or have porcelain skin but want to be tan, are just stuck unless we want to expose our faces to that evil yellow disk in the sky.

Until now, that is.

Olay’s potential answer to our moisturizing prayers comes in the form of Total Effects + Touch of Sun Moisturizer. We’re going to take a look at what Olay claims and what users are saying about it to see if it really can shed some sunshine on our beauty routines.

What Do They Claim?

Since it’s a member of Total Effects family, the moisturizer fights seven different signs of aging, including:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • uneven skin tone
  • dull skin
  • rough skin
  • age spots
  • dryness
  • large pores

Olay also claims that it’s light, non-greasy, won’t clog your pores, and can be used on a daily basis.

Total Effects Touch of Sun Moisturizer uses vitamins and minerals plus just a touch of sunless tanner to make your skin look younger with a sun-kissed glow.

Wow, that sounds great. Now let’s take a look at what’s in it to see if the ingredients are there to back it up.

What’s In It?

There are a couple different forms of silicon in the moisturizer that make your face feel soft and smooth. There’s also salicylic acid fairly high up on the list so chances are good that it’ll help with acne and extra oil. Vitamin E helps with healing and soothing and squalane is a derivative of olive oil and is a great moisturizer.

Other ingredients include dihydroxyacetone, the main ingredient in sunless tanning products, and numerous emulsifiers and suspending agents.

The cream is by no means “politically correct”: it has alcohols, silicons, synthetic fragrance, and other and other unpronouncables but Olay has never laid claim to being a “natural” company.

If that doesn’t bother you, this product has the ingredients to back up the claims, at least in theory.

What Are Users Saying?

Overwhelmingly, people love this product. There were a couple of people who reported breakouts or reactions but most people with sensitive skin reported no breakouts and excellent results. The only other complaint was that the product doesn’t have a sunscreen.

Some of the best things that users say about this cream is that the light tanning effect gives a nice dewy look and skin feels moisturized and soft.

Final Word

There aren’t any huge anti-aging ingredients in this product but there are some great vitamins and the tanner is a nice touch. If you don’t have significant wrinkles, you may really like this product. If you’d like to try it a lower cost than you’ll pay in the department store, click here for Olay’s Total Effects + Touch of Sun Moisturizer.

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