Olay Total Effect 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Smoothing Serum: Review

You can deny it but you can’t beat it, yup, ageing has a way to creep up to you. I was not naive in terms of taking precautions to avoid pre-mature ageing but I eventually had to admit that I had to start buying products with anti-ageing written on the label. I decided to begin with one of the most popular and pocket friendly anti-ageing brands Olay and today, I am going to talk about Olay Total Effect 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Smoothing Serum.


   Price: Rs 799 for 50 ml


The Olay Total Effect 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Smoothing Serum comes in a white plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. The dispenser is protected using a transparent cap but the cap is pretty flimsy and I ended up losing it in the first few days.

The dispenser doesn’t have a lock mechanism so I had to transfer the product into a different packaging when I wanted to travel with it so if you want to do the same, make sure that you know where that tiny upper cap is. Other than that, I do not see any issues with travelling with the product as the bottle is sleek and tiny enough to go anywhere without taking up too much space.


Texture & Product

The serum is a milky white cream with a gel like texture. The texture allows the product to spread around effortlessly and thus I do not need more than two squirts of the dispenser to cover my whole face and neck.

The serum is very light with faint medicinal fragrance. The gel texture becomes more prominent when you warm up the product by rubbing it between your fingers and the milky white color changes to transparent.


My Experience

I am not into heavy face creams because they are a nightmare for my oily combination skin and I end up with loads of acne on my cheek and jaw area. The reason I agreed to try out this serum was because a friend of mine swears by its light texture and I have to say she was right.

The serum is has the perfect texture to moisturise the dry parts of my skin without overwhelming the oily bits. The gel spreads well and gets absorbed in a matter of seconds. The serum pretty much vanishes into the skin without leaving behind any kind of oily residue.

In terms of the efficacy of the product, I would say I am satisfied with the product. The serum countered the issues I was facing with dry patches around my cheek area. I could also see that my skin felt a little more supple and looked tad brighter after using it for a few weeks but nothing drastic.


Final Verdict

All in all, I would say that this is a decent product and does deliver on most of its claims. I did not see any drastic difference in terms of the effect it had on my skin but it did leave my skin in a better state than it was before I started using the serum.

Olay is like an accessible and affordable brand when it comes to anti-ageing products in the Indian market and I would say it is a good option for someone who is looking to start introducing anti-ageing products into their skincare.

 Have you tried the Olay Total Effect 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Smoothing Serum?

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