One product that stands out amongst the drugstore beauty CC Creams is the Olay Total Effects Tone Corrector. I want to talk about why I like it and why it’s a good budget friendly makeup/skincare option if you’re searching for a new CC Cream.
Recently I shared a blog post where I discussed CC Creams. If you aren’t familiar with a CC Cream, it’s not only going to give you the benefits of a moisturizer for your complexion, but also skincare benefits, as well as color correcting benefits. So it’s hydrating your skin, giving you benefits of a foundation, but also protecting your skin thanks to the SPF.
Why Should You Use a CC Cream
Like I said above, a CC Cream is basically four products in one. You’re getting hydration, skincare benefits, color correction, and spf protection. They’re great for the person who doesn’t want a lot of fuss and certainly isn’t interested in a multi-step skincare and makeup routine.
The Olay Total Effects Tone Corrector is going to offer you light coverage as far as color correcting, but I found it to be enough to “cover” my redness just enough. I liked that the product didn’t feel heavy on my skin. If you’re looking for full coverage, this is not going to be the product for you.
CC Cream Product Benefits: Hydration, Protection, and Color Correction
Remember when I said that this product offers protection? That’s because it offers an SPF 15 in the ingredients. Personally, I don’t think this isn’t enough sun protection. I need to use at least an SPF 30 for me to be comfortable. So yeah, this is good enough if it’s your starting point. Maybe you’re going to add an additional SPF powder (Which I LOVE) throughout the day. Or maybe you’re going to spritz your skin with a mist throughout the day to refresh your skin.
Yes, it contains SPF which is great, but I think you’d have to reapply quite a bit with this product. There are other CC Creams that offer SPF protection. Some of my favorites would be the following:
The Olay Total Effects Tone Corrector does a good job for a drugstore beauty product. I like that it’s giving you skincare benefits, as well as protecting and hydrating your skin. Just please be careful with the SPF as I believe you should be using more.
The product does give a nice luminous glow to the skin. I like a CC Cream that makes my skin look an appear radiant. To me, radiant skin means healthy skin. I chose the shade fair to light, but there is an option for medium to dark skin tones.
I really want to try this product coz the review looks really good but definitely at $23.00 it could be a lot but if it gives result then yes sure…Its the age of the creams I must say…
Simply Stine says
It sure is!
This is the type of product that I love… quick application and sheer coverage for work, however the last formulation Olay had (I believe it was the Definity Color Recapture) caused me to have a reaction when I would wear it out in the sun. I would get very sore and rashy on my face. Ouch!! 🙁 Bummer because I love these types of products.
Simply Stine says
Yeah, from what I have read, that product is being replaced with this product. Sometimes these products can cause sensitivity when being in the sun. That is why they include an SPF, but if it really bothered you and produced a rash, I wouldn’t use it. Have you tried a BB Cream or a CC Cream in a different brand? THere will be more BB Creams available as they have been in the US for a longer period of time than CC Creams have been. There are some drugstore brands that are good and Smashbox and Bobbi Brown make a great BB Cream.