Skincare Secrets

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin, which is why I was thrilled to try out Olay® Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer. All that skincare in just one beautiful little bottle! I am 27, a mother of three boys, and was not very good at taking care of my skin. I thought it would be more time-consuming and expensive than Olay has made it. This moisturizer is just the one-stop solution I need from a brand I trust.Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer combines seven different skincare therapies into one easy moisturizer for healthy, younger-looking skin:

1. Line Minimization: Reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles

2. Nourishing Moisturization: For a radiant, healthy glow

3. Tone Enhancement: Balances color and reduces appearance of age spots

4. Gentle exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture

5. Eye Puffiness Reduction: Massages to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness

6. Free Radical Defense: Helps prevent damage to skin’s surface

7. Dryness Defense: Reduces the appearance of dryness.

The directions say to apply liberally to cleansed face and that the moisturizer may be used alone (that’s what I’m talking about!) or with makeup. A little bit goes a long way, so it doesn’t take much to apply liberally. This was probably double what I needed for my forehead, but it did feel so nice to really lather it on. I slathered my forehead to demonstrate, and I’m not wearing any powder or anything on top of it, just the moisturizer. Olay Total Effects definitely addresses my personal skin issues: uneven tone, scarring, blemishes, dryness, etc., and it feels so good! It’s light and really makes my skin feel and look healthy.

I feel hydrated but not oily and, overall, my skin has more of that glowing sheen that is the mark of healthy, beautiful skin. This moisturizer works fast and minimizes spots and evens skin tone instantly. It smooths over the appearance of discoloration, fights aging, and is a product I can/will definitely use every day. A little work now will save me later! Best of all, Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer does so many things for my skin, it’s all I need in my makeup bag!

Tell me some of the ways you take time to care for your skin. Leave a comment for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by email. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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I was compensated and provided free product for this post.  The opinions expressed herein are my own.

{ 108 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mami2jcn April 9, 2012 at 7:16 am

I moisturize at night before bed. It’s when I have the most time.

2 Mami2jcn April 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

tweet–https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/189356415037603841

3 Stephanie April 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

i amke sure i use sunscreen everyday

4 Stephanie April 9, 2012 at 7:36 am
5 Rosa April 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

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6 courtney b April 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

i exfoliate once a week and use moisturizer twice a day

7 courtney b April 9, 2012 at 9:57 am
8 Anne Marie April 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

This sounds like something I need. I am not good about skin care but I do put lotion on at bedtime. I think I really need to try this product.

9 Sue D April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

I use mild products to wash and a coconut oil lotion to moisturize. I wear hats when I am in the sun.

10 Sandy April 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I moisturize almost every night:/ and have begun using some wrinkle eye cream at night. I am 42 and noticing some lines on my face that I do not want!

11 Kelly D April 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I keep my facial soap in the shower so I can wash my face & remove any makeup while showering. This saves time.

12 Kelly D April 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm
13 Renea April 10, 2012 at 5:13 am

I try to moisturize at night before I go to bed. Otherwise it is just soap and water! Thanks for the giveaway.

14 Sheena April 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

I wash my face in the shower each morning and keep a bottle of face wash in the downstairs bathroom to wash at night. This saves me time. I also try to use a moisturizer with SPF each morning.

15 Maryellen Grant April 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I need this!!!!..Im an EcoArtist who works in Rock and Dirt ALLDAY!…I need help! :0

16 Melissa April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I’ve been looking a new moisturizer and this may do the trick.

17 Elena April 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I like to use 2-in-1 skin care products to save some time

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

18 Elena April 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I use 2-in-1 skin care products to save some time.

19 Elena April 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm
20 anna pry April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

i skip makeup and just use a moisturizer
thepryfamily@gmail.com

21 anna pry April 11, 2012 at 9:28 am
22 illy junus April 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

i use sunscreen and moisturizer everyday

23 illy junus April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm
24 Amanda Sakovitz April 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

i wash my face in the shower to save time!

25 Amanda Sakovitz April 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm
26 Tiffany Harkleroad April 13, 2012 at 8:46 am

I drink tons of water and moisturize like crazy!

I love Oil of Olay products, and would love to try this one!

tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

27 Tiffany Harkleroad April 13, 2012 at 8:47 am
28 Tina M April 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I moisturize my skin every night

29 Tina M April 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm
30 Susan Smith April 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I wash my face twice a day, use a moisturizer and sunscreen and use a scrub once a week.

31 Susan Smith April 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm
32 Jessie C. April 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I use serum and facial mask to take care of my skin.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

33 Jessie C. April 15, 2012 at 10:52 pm
34 cw April 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I put lotion on right after I get out of the shower and I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday…and I don’t wear makeup which saves a lot of time.

35 Amy Tong April 17, 2012 at 1:13 am

My morning beauty routine is quite a rush. I try to save time on my skin care routine by choosing products that have dual/multiple functions. Such as SPF-ed moisturizer or moisturized body wash, etc. The Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer sounds amazing and I need to give it a try! Thanks for the detailed review!

Amy [at] utry [dot] it

36 Amy Tong April 17, 2012 at 1:16 am

tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/192164488844279808

Amy [at] utry [dot] it

37 anash April 17, 2012 at 3:02 am

i always wash off makeup, never never sleep in it! Thanks for a super giveaway!

38 anash April 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/anashct3/status/192191201158508544
Thanks for the chance to win!
email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

39 sandra April 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

moisturize right before bed

40 Karina Lee April 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

i always wear moisturizer with a sunscreen in it

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

41 illy junus April 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm
42 Tian April 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I use Olay Regenerist skincare day and night to keep my skin moist and healthy, thank you.

43 Tian April 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm
44 sy April 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I make my routine short so it’s easy to find time, I just wash and lotion, I always use lotion with more than spf15. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
songyueyu at gmail

45 sy April 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm
46 Debbie C April 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

No matter how tired I am, I never go to bed without washing and moisturizing my face. I use a skincare brush for cleansing about every other day. I avoid tanning, it really ages the face.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

47 Debbie C April 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

@chrisdeglen tweeted:

twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/193470091923423232

48 helga April 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm

i use coconut oil to remove makeup and moisturize at the same time

49 Christi R April 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Once a week I use a homemade almond oil sugar scrub to help sluff off dead skin and moisturize!
Thanks!

50 Jenny April 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I wear sunscreen and a hat!

51 Rana robinson April 24, 2012 at 4:21 am

I am A mom to the fifth power, and you just made this life long skin neglector really really really happy, this product will be purchased before the day is over.

52 Debbie B April 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm

i make it a point to wash my face and moisturize it everyday as part of my normal routine

53 Debbie B April 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm
54 steph April 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

i wash my face in the shower!

55 steph April 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm
56 Sunnymay April 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

I like moisturizer that does double-duty with a tint and triple-duty with SPF. My speedy clean involves foaming cleanser then moisturizer and a smile which I finds takes no time at all.

57 Ashley Tucker April 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I moisturize to help care for my skin

58 Ashley Tucker April 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

tweeted

59 Deb Anderson April 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

One thing I do to save time is apply a mask 2 or 3 times a week first thing in the morning. Then it has time to work and dry while I make coffee, get clothes ready, etc. By the time I take my shower, I just wash it off in the shower and my skin feels so soft!

60 Deb Anderson April 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm
61 Michelle H. April 30, 2012 at 12:05 am

I try to take the time in the morning to wash my face as soon as I get up, rinse with cool water and then pat dry. I usually wait a bit until after I’ve had my coffee to apply moisturizer with SPF for the day. At night, I always apply moisturizer before I got to bed.

62 Michelle H. April 30, 2012 at 12:06 am
63 Rebecca Graham April 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

I use sunscreen everyday.

64 Crystal Warren April 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

I keep Olay cleaning clothes on my bed nightstand so I never miss cleansing my face even on nights when I’m so tired. I also have some sample size moisturizers I keep beside bed as well to hydrate the face too.
amethsyt2272 at gmail.com

65 Crystal Warren April 30, 2012 at 12:49 am
66 Sally May 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

I wash my face with Oil of Olay (Age defying) and use same brand moisturizer as a daily sunscreen (and I don’t wear make-up) I’ll have to try this, looks great

67 ANGEL JACKLYN May 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

NAP TIME IS ONE EXAMPLE OF MY BEST TIME TO GET ANYTHING DONE, INCLUDING PAMPER MY SKIN. I HAVE MANY MOISTURIZERS- I JUST HARDLY GET TO USE THEM!

68 ANGEL JACKLYN May 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm
69 Maria Cantu May 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I use a daily moisturizer.

70 Kerry May 6, 2012 at 5:59 am

I use my clarisonic every night before bed.

71 Kerry May 6, 2012 at 5:59 am
72 Tabathia B May 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Before brushing my teeth, I always wash my face with burt bees morning and night
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

73 Tabathia B May 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm
74 Debra F May 11, 2012 at 6:38 am

I use products on my skin, and always take the time to wash and tone my face before bed to remove makeup and the day’s dirt

75 Gina M Maddox May 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/201105865984581632

gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

76 Gina M Maddox May 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I carve out time by taking a few minutes before bed to cleanse my skin properly and remove makeup and dirt.

Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

77 Erika May 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I wash my make-up off every day, without fail. I can’t stand sleeping in it, and I think that’s really helped my skin!

chambanachik@gmail.com

78 Cori Westphal May 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I wash my face and moisturize twice a day to keep the pimples at bay. And I always look for products that get the job done fastest!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

79 Cori Westphal May 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm
80 Debbie C May 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

81 Debbie C May 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

@chrisdeglen Tweeted -

twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/202270200329027584

82 angie lilly May 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

I take out time for my skin every time I shower! I love using sugar and salt scrubs on my body to really make my skin soft and shiny! I look for natural ingredients in my moisturizers like shea butter and essential oils.

83 angie lilly May 15, 2012 at 7:20 am
84 ewhatley May 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I cleanse and moisturize my face before going to bed – always.

85 Janice Cooper May 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I moisturize and cleanse my face in the mornings and make sure I wash any make-up off at night.

86 Janice Cooper May 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm
87 Jammie May 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I use try to use lotion whenever I shower. This leaves my skin nice and soft. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

88 Jammie May 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm
89 Lynn May 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I have a streamlined skincare routine and I have my products organized so that they’re easy to reach every morning and evening.

90 Lynn May 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm
91 Sarah L May 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I care for my skin by getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking lots of water.
Thanks for the contest.

92 Sarah L May 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm
93 Christina Tong May 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I take care of my skin by applying moisturizer with sunscreen every day in the morning. Thanks for your detailed review, I need to try the Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer.

ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

94 Christina Tong May 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/202644757288198144

ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

95 Marie Howard May 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

lots of water and spf!

96 tracey byram May 16, 2012 at 7:43 am

I exfoliate daily and have a 30 minute beauty routine that I do every day.

97 Julie May 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

I drink loads of water…
I also a once a week facial thanks

98 Betty C May 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I cleanse and moisturize before bed. During the day I use very little makeup as I’m allergic to most of it.

99 Norma May 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I moisturize while watching TV at night

100 LAMusing May 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I use my cleanser when in the bath or shower to save time

101 LAMusing May 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm
102 Mari May 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer Giveaway

I moisturize every day and exfoliate at least once a week.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

103 Betty C May 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm
104 amy marantino May 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

i get up early to take care of myself

105 amy marantino May 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm
106 Michelle Spayde May 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’m a night owl, so I take advantage of the late night hours for skin pampering and treatments.

107 Michelle Spayde May 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm
108 tracey byram May 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

I have a daily routine for skin care including washing, exfoliating and moisturizing.

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