Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer Review and a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

I jump at the chance to try Olay products because they never seem to disappoint. I have tried other brands of facial moisturizers in the past but I always end up coming back to my Olay. So when I was offered the chance to try the new Olay® Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer, I said sign me up!

I was so surprised when this product arrived — it really looks so cool. Granted, I don’t generally purchase a product based on appearance, but this presentation really caught my eye. It looks like swirled moisturizer and foundation all in one. I couldn’t wait to try this, so after my morning shower I gave it a whirl. My skin has been a little all over the place since the birth of my son, Caspian Finn. And with these chilly Chicago winters, staying moisturized is super important. I thought the moisturization factor was great and I didn’t feel like I needed to put anything else on.

Sometimes when I’m racing out the door to get Savannah to preschool, all I have time for is moisturizer. But what I thought was really great was that this product offered so much more than moisturization — it moisturized my skin and gave me an even, smooth-colored skin tone. Definite bonus! Not to mention the fact that the feel of my skin was awesome. Mr. Caspian is still waking up during the night. And while I haven’t had many issues in the past with circles under my eyes or eye-puffiness, I think baby number three is catching up with me. Many mornings I feel compelled to use concealer under my eyes but, again, I felt like this product took care of eye puffiness too.

One of my favorite components of Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer is that it contains SPF 15, which definitely helps prevent damage to my skin. With a history of skin cancer in my family, I try to wear sunscreen on my face every day. For a busy mom on the go, I think this product is pretty near genius. I was trying to think of negative factors, but I couldn’t come up with a single one and, trust me, I’d tell you if I had. If all you have time for in the morning is sweeping some moisturizer on your face give Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer a try — you’ll get seven benefits in the time it takes you to use just one product!
So tell me, what are some of the ways you take care of your skin? 
Do you save time by using double-duty types of products? 

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  1. Moisturize, moisturize & moisturize again. Best secret I’ve found. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I recently bought some of this to try-love the idea of moisturizer and tone corrector in one product.

  3. I moisturize mainly at night. During the summer I like to use moisturize with sunscreen in it.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. i always use sunscreen!

    [email protected]

  5. sadly my skin gets neglected a lot.

  6. I use sunscreen. While it’s still moist on my face, I dust on powder. No foundation for me. The sunscreen holds it in place. In the winter, I use extra moisturizer under my powder.

  7. Moisturize morning and night – especially on my face, neck and hands. My Grandma has used olive oil on her skin all her life and looks fantastic at a young 92!!!

  8. I’m an Oil of Olay girl as well. Love the moisturizers with the UV protection in them. I’m super fair with blonde hair and blue eyes so my dermatologist told me years ago that my skin shouldn’t see the light of day without sunscreen and I took it to heart!

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  10. I tweeted


    Thank you so much!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  11. I use Oil of Olay everything and love it. I moisturize, that is the key and wash your face morning and night. My grandmother always said to take care of your skin and it will never fail you and at 86 when she died, she had beautiful skin and she used Oil of Olay.
    Thank your review and for the chance to win!

  12. Did you now that they sell Oil of Olay in Germany too?
    But the name is slightly different, it is named Oil of Olaz there 🙂
    I used it for a long time, perhaps I should switch back and use it again.


    PS looks really cool

  13. I love Oil of Olay. It has been around for a long time, and I love it.

  14. Sign me up! It actually does kind of sound like a cool product…I wonder how hard it is to match your skin tone?

  15. I use moisturizer with sunscreen every day.

  16. i exfoliate once a week, and to simplify i use a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  17. I use lots of moisturizer and I use sunscreen year-round…everyone should!

  18. I use night cream in night and moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning. Always need moisture-dry skin. Thanks, Boo

  19. I don’t use harsh soaps on my face, and I use moisturizer with an SPF of 30 (when I remember). Baby wipes can do a good gentle job of removing make up in a pinch.

  20. I like using moisturizer with sunscreen.

  21. I wash and moisturize every day, twice. I am trying to remember sunscreen, but it’s best if I have an spf lotion.

  22. I use moisturizer. I also have to drink a lot of water, or else my face is so dry! I am not consistent with sunscreen, but with summer approaching I make it a goal to use it more.

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

  23. I don’t always wear foundation, but when I do I prefer the kind with lotion.
    [email protected]

  24. I use makeup that has sunscreen in it just in case I forget to apply before I leave the house.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  25. I LOVE Olay products as well!! I’ve been using the Total Effects Daily moisturizer for years and I think it is the abolute best. I would love to give this a try and see if its even better 🙂

  26. Honey and baking soda are great for your skin! Just rub in then rinse off.
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  27. I use a moisturizer everyday with SPF15 🙂
    aesprouse at gmail dot com

  28. I like to do everything as natural as possible- veggies, water, masks. In the side I use a three in one cleaner from Mary Kay

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  29. Oil of Olay has some of the best products!! The moisturizers are wonderful. Hands down they blow all the other make-up away! OLAY!!!

  30. Tweet

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  31. i make sure to wash all makeup off , never sleep with it on! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  32. Tweeted:
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  33. I make sure to wash my face every night and use lots of moisturizer. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  34. I really don’t take care of my skin as much as I need to due to my very sensitive skin. I just wash and moisturize.

  35. Foundation and moisturizer combined looks like a great idea!

  36. I use SPF lotion to protect my skin, and I combine this lotion with cover up often to create my own 2 in 1 lotion..


  37. I’m a simple gal – just a bit of coco butter for everything!

  38. Olay never disappoints, moisturize! moisturize! moisturize!

  39. Sign me up for the giveaway! I, too, like the way that Olay container looks, I want to to buy it myself! (reminds me of a ‘swirl’ ice cream… food is on my brain)

  40. I also use products that do “double duty”. This moisturizer sounds wonderful.
    Readg4fun at yahoo dot com

  41. I moisturize daily and exfoliate always!! I use products with SPF as much as possible!!! Hope I get to try this…I’ve always been interested in Olay but never branch out to try it. My daily regiment works pretty good. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  42. I LOVE Oil of Olay. I have used their original beauty fluid for years. Nothing can compare to their formula. Especially since I have sensitive skin. Absolutely would love to try this product. Definitely will be checking it out the next time I go to the store.

  43. I moisturize and especially during winter it seems my skin drinks it in. I’m also using SPF products.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  44. I’ve been using Aveeno tinted moisurizer with SPF30, but it has a gritty texture I don’t love. I’ve often used Oil of Olay products in the past, and think I’ll have to try Total Effects next time.

  45. I moisturize twice daily; once after washing my face and again before bed. Sometimes I use a tinted moisturizer to save a bit of time but I’m never pleased with the coverage.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  46. I’m pregnant and my skin is going crazy. For one month it is beautiful and the next month it is just down right scary. Unfortunately, I’m really bad about remember to take care of my skin. This might solve some of my problems, eh? I’m lucky if I remember sun screen.


  47. I definitely moisturize daily, I remember when I was in my teens and twenties, I never moisturized, I thought since I had oily skin I didn’t need to, I was so wrong!

  48. I used Olay products for years, and then several years ago, for some reason I changed to a different brand. Bought Olay Age Effects a couple of weeks ago and now I wonder why I ever stopped using Olay. Skin looks and feels great!

  49. I moisturize plus use a tinted moisturizer with SPF protection. I live in a dry climate at a high altitude so I am constantly battling dry skin and have to always wear sunscreen.

  50. I’m an Olay girl, too! Moisturize every day!

  51. As I have gotten older, my skin has become more sensitive. After my shower in the morning, I use Oil of Olay total effects moisturizer. My skin is very oily and it’s one of the few things I can use that does not clog my pores.

  52. I’ve surfed the net more than three hours today, and your blog was the coolest of all. Thanks a lot, it is really useful to me

  53. i just use a moisturizer
    [email protected]

  54. Love that Oil of Olay! I use a night cream for aging ladies (I happen to be one!)and I use cleansing cream plus cleansing wipes in the morning and at night. I use moisturizer with sunscreen as that is a requirement for living in Florida!!I love lots of make up, so I really have to clean, clean, clean and care, care, care! Great giveaway!

  55. I use a moisturizer and cleanser for my face.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  56. I faithfully moisturize daily and cleanser is also a must for this face!

  57. I use sunscreen daily
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  58. I drink lots of water, and moisturize twice daily.

    I am a big fan of Oil of Olay and would love to try this product!

    Tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

  59. I have been going back to the basics,but trying to make my skin care a priority!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  60. I tweeted too! https://twitter.com/#!/jrwarfield/status/191284369082683394

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  61. I moisturize my skin every night
    [email protected]

  62. I wash my face in the morning and evening and use a moisturizer. I love using a tinted moisturizer which save me time from having to apply a moisturizer and foundation

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  63. I use serum and facial mask to take care of my skin. And I love double-duty types of products such as tinted moisturizer.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  64. 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.

  65. 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

  66. Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/192162640544546816

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  67. moisturize right before bed

  68. i always wear moisturizer with a sunscreen in it

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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


  70. Tweet about this giveaway


  71. I make my routine simple to save time, just wash and lotion, I use at least spf15 moisturizer. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  72. I started Moisturizing when I was very young. Wish we had know about sun damage then. But now I use sunscreen too. Makeup that has it all is great.
    Great Giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  73. I avoid tanning always but I do need to do more to protect my skin from unintentional exposure to sun, such as when I am driving. I wear sunglasses to protect the eye area but that leaves a lot of face still exposed.


  74. @chrisdeglen tweeted:



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

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  76. i tweeted here:


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  77. Anonymous says

    i take care of my skin with sunscreen and lots of water, but don’t have any double duty products! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  78. Anonymous says
  79. My skin looks beter when I take care of the undereye puffiness and dark circles. When I get enough sleep and drink more liquids, my eyes look better and I feel better, too. I have used a tinted moisturizer to save time and only wear foundation for extra special occasions.
    amwiden at aol dot com

  80. I take care of skin by cleanse, tone and moisturize. I look for moisturizers with SPF

  81. 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!

  82. 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.

    The only double-duty products I have are moisturizer with sunscreen but this is something I’d love to try.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  83. I use makeup with sunscreen.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  84. 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


    [email protected]

  86. I make sure to use a moisturizer every day.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  87. I love using my clarisonic every night before bed.

  88. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/199122963105185792

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

  90. 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

  91. 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

  92. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/201107672752332802

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

  93. 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!

    [email protected]

  94. 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! Two-in-one products are my friend!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  95. Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf. I don’t really use any double duty skin products.


  96. @chrisdeglen Tweeted –


  97. 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.
    14earth at gmail dot com

  98. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/202401256902365184
    14earth at gmail dot com

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

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  100. Anonymous says

    Could sure use it! GayleB [email protected]

  101. Anonymous says

    I always moisturize, and have been looking for a good tinted moisturizer. I’ll have to try the Olay. I already use their Regenerist serum. It’s awesome! [email protected]

  102. I use a moisturizer with SPF 30, but would love to try this one as well. It is really, really important to wear sunscreen!

  103. I wash my face right before bed and use a moisturizer. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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

  105. I used a tinted moisturizer that moisturizes my skin and gives me color.

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  106. I take care of my skin by applying moisturizer with sunscreen and foundation as it saves me time in the morning.


  107. I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/202624073744920578


  108. I care for my skin by getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking lots of water.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  109. I used Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF (don’t remember what number). I don’t wear a lot of makeup and I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible.

  110. I blogged about it in my blog: http://karrie-s.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. i drink water, exfoliate and use spf♥
    howardreviews at gmaildotcom

  112. I drink loads of water…
    I also a once a week facial thanks
    I use a minimal amount of makeup
    [email protected]

  113. Moisturizing at night is easy, remembering to put on sunscreen before I rush out of the house, not so easy.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  114. I cleanse and moisturize and that’s about it. No double duty products,but I savetime by moisturizing at night while watching TV

  115. I cleanse, moisturize and occasionally use a scrub. i rarely wear make-up except lip gloss. I like double duty products for my hair.

  116. tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/LAMusing/status/202890940598333442

  117. Tweet – https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/202900005021958144

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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