Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Try’em Out Tuesday..Wednesday Edition

I was all set to write this yesterday..but well life got crazy and by the time I got home I was zapped! So instead of forgoing it this week I decided to write a special Wednesday edition :) I knew all you lovely gals wouldn’t mind!

I have another amazing face product to share with you ladies today. I wasn’t sure at first if I should review two face products in a row but when I was on my tremendously long run on sat (12 miles thank you), I realized that everyone of you lovely girls is unique and therefore one product does not fit all…so what the george i’m going to review two in a row!

As I had mentioned in my previous review, I am on a continual search for the perfect face product (although I am starting to believe that even if I found it I would continue to “have to” try the newest or latest thing..i’m just a curious creature)! I know a lot of you ladies mentioned having sensitive skin or even hard to manage skin. I for one (being in my mid-twenties) am at a weird stage with my face. You see, I am still dealing with acne and oiliness as well as trying to fight off those ever multiplying wrinkles. I have used products that are suppose to help with aging and I have also used products that help with acne but have been hard pressed to find both in one product!

Until now..

Olay Total Effects Cream Cleanser and Blemish Control


This lovely product is part of the Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti-aging Skin Care line. It is one of the first products that I have found to address both acne and wrinkles as well as other important problem topics! Oh and get this girls..for those of you who weren’t too keen on the refills with The Wave, well here is another awesome product that is refill free!

I saw it at the store when I was browsing “just to see” what they had and HAD to buy it would make a good try’em out tuesday anyways..right?! It is fairly inexpensive, around $5-7 depending on where you buy it!

According to the back of the bottle..

This daily facial cleanser with micro-beads provides 7 anti-aging benefits in 1 cleansing step PLUS blemish control.

  • Thorough Cleansing
  • Gentle Exfoliation
  • Tone Enhancement
  • Nourishing Moisturization
  • Pore Appearance Refinement
  • Line Appearance Minimization
  • Texture Refinement

So far I have no complaints! After I use it my face feels clean and tight and oh so nice :) I also Love the’s kind of a vanilla smell that is so nice and light..not too heavy! I also really love the micro beads, they make me feel like my face is really getting clean. Many times I don’t even need to use eye makeup remover! Overall I would say this product is a must try! My skin feels smooth and soft and happy!

Olay you earn an A in my book :) I will say though, I haven’t seen a dramatic difference in the lines on my face but I haven’t been using it that long and I am not the best at totally paying attention until it is really noticeable (and I probably don’t have too many yet). If you have some acne problems and are also looking for anti-aging benefits this is a product you want to have on you bathroom counter!

Have a great day ladies and thank you for giving me yet one more excuse to buy another face product!

Stay tuned for pics of the Charles getting thrown in the lake..a must not miss for sure!


  1. I love that stuff myself. I have a combination type skin and this is perfect. The upcoming pictures sounds pretty darn funny.

  2. Well due to the Holiday on Monday, TECHNICALLY today IS Tuesday, so you're right on time! ;-)

    Thanks for yet another great review!

  3. Gotta try that!

    Just stopping by from SITs to say hi; hope you will do the same.

  4. So, I think you wrote this post for me!! I need this exact product:) YES, YES let's hang out this weekend. Miss you!!

  5. I love Olay! I have been using it ever since I can remember, but I haven't heard of this combo, sounds great! Glad you found a product that works for you. Can't wait to see your hubs getting thrown into the lake, ha ha!

    Oh, and good job on your run! Are you training for a half marathon? Maybe I need to look back my comments, you might have already told me. Goooood job though girl!

  6. I've got to check that out!

    And I can't believe you ran 12 miles--I'm SO impressed. I can barely get down the street!! After reading all these running bloggers, I'm feeling like a sloth! lol. :)

  7. Wow, this sounds like such a great product! I definitely want to give it a try. I'm always looking for a good face cleanser...seems like it's hard to find ones that suit me. And I love vanilla smells. :)

  8. I will have to try this lovely thing out! Looks great to me!

  9. i love olay products, so inexpensive and good quality

  10. Good to know! Lots of people love this, I hear.

  11. Oh that does sound great. aging and for acne..perfect for 20 somethings.

  12. Thanks for the review! I was planning to try another cleanser when I run out of the one I'm using now and this sounds perfect!

  13. ohhhh most def sounds worth a try!! and i can't wait to see the pics!

  14. loove olay products, for me they can do no wrong :) another great review!

  15. I'm so jealous of your running ability!

    Happy SITS Thursday