Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 Review

0.5

Overall Score

0.5/10

Introducing the world’s worst moisturiser, Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30. Marketed as an anti-ageing revolution, Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 is formulated with VitaNiacin Complex, Vitamin C and Green Tea extract. Olay promotes this formulation as “7 skin benefits in one”. Hmmm. So, what are the “7 skin benefits”?

    1. Visibly smoothens fine lines and wrinkles.
    2. Helps skin to maintain its moisture.
    3. Even skin tone appearance.
    4. Minimises the look of pores.
    5. Smoothens and evens out skin texture.
    6. Enhances brightness.
    7. Hydrates to help make skin feel firmer.

In an alarming fashion, Olay also provides a disclaimer: “Non-greasy. Will not clog pores.” – what?! I found this odd as I have never encountered a skincare product that blatantly states this. Was Olay once known for skincare that clogs pores? I don’t know but I had only ever had pleasant experiences with Olay prior to trying this awful moisturiser.

Purchased from Amazon (£12.99 for 50ml), Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 is a waste of money. If I could get a refund, I would. Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 resides in a pretty iridescent container. This is the only compliment I have to pay to this moisturiser. I plan on discarding the contents and repurposing it. Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 smells vile. I would describe the scent as cheap sunscreen meets dated floral. The consistency is pretty thick; the formula does melt into your skin but if you are as dark as me (think Tika Sumpter), you might see a little cast. The white cast isn’t really visible unless you are in direct sunlight. It isn’t glaringly bad but it is present.

Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 left my skin feeling chalky smooth. It is hard to explain. My skin felt smoother but it also felt as if I was rubbing chalk. It was a weird sensation. I hated it. My skin was also left relatively greasy. I do have oily skin but I expected a product marketed as “light as air touch” to be, well, light. To summarise hastily, Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 failed to deliver any of the “7 skin benefits” promised. However, it did deliver a surprise I didn’t see coming. Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 left my eyes burning. With every use, my eyes became irritated, red and raw. I had to stop using it. Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturiser SPF 30 is a dreadful moisturiser. I am very disappointed as I usually love Olay products.

SKIN TYPE: Oily

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