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Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream! Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen, SPF 15, Fair to Light 2.5 fl oz (75 ml)

 
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Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream! Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen, Fair to Light, 2.5 fl oz
 
3.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (7)
  • Absorbs quickly (5)
  • Smells great (5)
  • Long lasting (4)
  • Moisturizes well (4)

Cons

  • Not long-lasting (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Moderate Coverage, Pleasantly Surprised!

BB Creams are my latest obsession (check out my other reviews to see the various products I've tried), so of course I had to buy the Olay version when I saw it here...Read complete review

BB Creams are my latest obsession (check out my other reviews to see the various products I've tried), so of course I had to buy the Olay version when I saw it here on drugstore.com!

When I saw how light the color was out of the tube, and how sheer it appeared on my skin at first, I was disappointed. But after a few minutes it "set" and actually provided moderate coverage, comparable to L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream (another one of my favorites). While I do not find Youth Code to be overly greasy, I've noticed that my skin is less shiny when using Olay.

After experimenting with several brands, I have come to the conclusion that it may be beneficial to have 2-3 different products on hand and alternate depending upon the occasion, the condition of my complexion (I have oily skin and am prone to blemishes), the time of day, etc. That being said, here's my revised list of the BB Creams I've tried, in the order of my preference:

1. L'Oreal Magic BB Cream - A bit more opaque than other BB Creams, provides coverage that is comparable to a foundation, yet fairly natural looking. I use it for special occasions and evenings out. Very luminous, makes my skin incredibly smooth and matte, and it photographs like a dream. Love it!

2. Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream - Lighter than the L'Oreal Magic, but still provides good moderate coverage. Great for daily use (going to work, meeting with friends, etc.) or when I don't feel like using a heavier base. The scent is light and pleasant.

3. L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream - Comparable to the Olay BB Cream. Nice mild fragrance and moderate coverage.

4. CoverGirl BB Cream / Maybelline BB Cream - Light coverage. I will use one of these during an "off" day, running errands, hanging out at home, etc. These less-expensive substitutes help me conserve the pricier products.

5. Garnier BB Cream - VERY greasy; just sat there on my skin like a hot, shiny mess. Did not care for it at all!

*** Bottom line: Olay Fresh Effects is my new favorite BB Cream for daily use! ***

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I don't get it

BB creams are all the rage right now, and when Olay came out with one, I thought I'd give it a go. But, I have to admit, I don't really get the...Read complete review

BB creams are all the rage right now, and when Olay came out with one, I thought I'd give it a go. But, I have to admit, I don't really get the purpose of this product. I think my skin looks a little more dewy, but this cream gives zero coverage. I still have to apply liquid foundation to my problem areas. I am of Irish descent and pale, but the Fair to Light seems a little too light for me (I read another review for Light to Medium, which said it was quite pink, that may actually work better for me).
There is a very strong, perfume-y scent which is a little overwhelming at first, but I got used to it quickly, and it no longer bothers me.
I have been attempting to get away from foundation, and thought this would be a great 1-step solution. I have yet to use it instead of my moisturizer, which may be the purpose. I was hoping to take it on a trip, instead of taking separate moisturizer and foundation.
Because I already use and love Olay moisturizer, I will continue to use this BB cream until it's gone. Maybe after a couple months, I will see significant changes in the texture or appearance of my skin.
I apologize if this review does not help you to decide whether you should try this product for yourself, but I can't really say anything too positive or too negative about the product.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great BB Cream!

By Snowflakes

from Bellevue, WA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream! Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen, Fair to Light, 2.5 fl oz:

    I LOVE this BB cream. It is actually the first BB cream i've used before, but it is really great.

    It smells delicious, glides on smoothly, gives your skin a more even tone, is a very "light" moisturizer so can be used by itself or with your daily moisturizer, and is SPF15, too.

    I will definitely be getting this product again. Definitely a fan!

    *This reviewer is employed by drugstore.com or its affiliate and receives free product in exchange for providing his/her opinion on products sold on the drugstore.com™ webpage. Although this reviewer maintains an endorser/advertiser relationship with drugstore.com™, this review represents his/her honest opinions, findings, and/or experiences.

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