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Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer

Hey ladies! 
Today’s subject? Skincare. More specifically? Olay® Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer
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When I got contacted about doing a review for Olay, I was pumped. Coincidence our girl Carrie is the face of Olay? I think NOT
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Oh hey there Carrie!
Anyways, back to skincare. We all know it is SUPER important to take care of our skin. I am 27 and, by golly, my skin is a-changing. I have become increasingly aware the past few years of how important preventative anti-aging action is. Ladies, be SMART! You have GOT to be preventing those wrinkles!
I often get questions about my complexion, and luckily the skin gods did bless me with great skin, but let’s get serious, we all have imperfections. 
Here I am in typical PinkLouLou fashion with da makeups on.
AND here I am sans makeup. 
(I know, I know, I have lost my mind for posting this.)
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So, you can’t really see in this picture, but I have these two identical sun spots. Le sigh. And I am always on the hunt for products that will help diminish those little puppies. So imagine my excitement when I found out that Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer promised to immediately help with that? I was at about a 10. 
So here is the dish.
What it is: It is an all-in-one formula that fights seven signs of aging with a vitamin-rich complex that combines daily anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and sheer tint for younger looking, even-toned skin.
Oh I am not done, it also targets the following signs of aging:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles: reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven Tone: balances and helps even out tone
Age Spots: reduces appearance of discoloration
Gentle Exfoliation: improves skin surface turnover
Dryness: provides nourishing moisturization
Moisture Barrier: replenishes/protects skin’s natural defense against moisture loss
Luminosity: recaptures youthful luminosity
So I have been using it for about two weeks. My first thought is I love it. It goes on very smoothly and it smells fantastic. I have been using it as a make-up primer, honestly. It has a slight tint and I have found the consistency is great for right before my make-up application — and the tint helps even out my skin prior to foundation. I have noticed my skin looks a lot brighter, and it really is helping to even out the sun spots’ appearance instantly. 
So ladies, I know we are all so busy we can’t even think straight, but spending a little time daily on your skin now is gonna save you a lot of time later. What are some of the ways you carve out time to take care of your skin? Tell me about it in the comments for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by email. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 4/9 – 5/16
Be sure to visit the Olay TE page on where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win! While we’re on the subject of looking good, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of There are some great tips and expert posts!
I was compensated and provided free product for this post. The opinions expressed herein are my own.
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  1. Alexandra says:

    I take care of my skin by doing the following every day:

    Wash my face twice a day.
    Use moisturizer.
    Wear sunscreen.
    Don't touch my face with dirty hands.


  2. Some of the ways I carve out time to take care of my skin:

    If I wear make up, I make sure to take it off every night before bed.

    I ALWAYS wear SPF.

    I ALWAYS wash and moisturize my face.

  3. Lindsey says:

    My Grandma hooked me up with the Clinique skin care system when I was 12. Gma knows what she's doing because her skin is amazing. So, I have had a skin care regimen from a young age. I wash and moisturize twice a day. I have day and night cream plus I make sure to take care of the eye area with a separate moisturizer. I'm determined to have my Grandma's skin when I'm her age!

  4. Sami says:

    I take care of my face/skin by always washing and moisturizing before bed and when I wake up! I use a scrub in the shower and at night I use a gentle cleanser with my Clarasonic! I also wear a hat and sunglasses when I know I will be directly in the sun for an extended period of time!

  5. Bre says:

    To take care of my skin I always was my face before bed and wear sunscreen!

  6. Erica says:

    I have recently started using the Mary Kay TimeWise system. It seems to be working great so far! I also make sure to use extra sunscreen during the summer months!


  7. Mara says:

    I've been looking for a good moisturizer that helps with problem areas. I hope I win!!! 😉

  8. I wash and moisturize, but the fact that this helps tone sounds amazing. Sign me up! 😀

  9. I have decided that I NEED this! I need something to mosturize that is not heavy. I always exfoliate, a cleanse my face! Great Giveaway and review!

  10. Taylor says:

    Oh my gosh, I have to wash my face morning and night. And I use moisturizer each time! My foundation always has SPF in it too for a little sun protection!

  11. Charity says:

    I think I might actually like this!

  12. gina says:

    I would love to try this!

  13. Holly says:

    I probably don't take care of my skin as well as I should, but daily I: wash my face twice and wear moisturizer and sunscreen. Great review!

  14. Alyssa says:

    I make sure to wash my face every day, no matter what, and I always use SPF!!! I'm already noticing spots from the sun so this has become super important to me in the last few years!

  15. Caitlin C. says:

    I would love to try this! I make sure to always remove my makeup before bed. Otherwise, I wake up with icky skin!

  16. Sarah says:

    I have some discoloration that reallly bothers me – I might have to try this and see if it helps!

  17. Jessica says:

    A few of my friends and I ended up having this exact conversation a couple of weeks ago.

    Basically after a few cocktails we examined each others' faces and were completely honest with who needed to be putting "cream" on what! (we've been friends since birth so it was fine– no hard feelings)

    Turns out I need a bit of eye cream. So I recently purchased Merle Norma's Brilliant-C eye cream and nightly moisturizer. I've made it apart of my evening face washing routine.

    I will have to try this product by oil of olay!!

  18. I am a freak about washing my face before bed. I never go to bed with make-up on. I use a gentle expholiating scrub a few time per week, other than that I use neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser.

    I also always wear SPF, and I moisturize morning & evening.

    Gotta take care of the skin!

  19. Mami2jcn says:

    I moisturize my skin at night before bed, when I have the most time.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  20. Jenna says:

    I'm excited about getting this product today. I love that its a tinted mosturizer so one less step of adding foundation in the morning and clogging up my pours. & who wouldn't want to look younger!

  21. Rosa says:

    I would love to try this new product. I usually use a heavy moisturizer at night, and a sun block during the day.

  22. Danielle says:

    Sadly, I don't do much but I do try to stay out of the sun without sunscreen on my face. I'm not always so good about the rest of my body, but I do always try to have at least a little something on my face!

  23. You're the second blogger I've seen today with this same post!
    I want to try this stuff. I'm always looking for something new and exciting and Olay is good stuff!

  24. I heard nothing but great things about this product. I've been looking into blogs that compare this OLAY moisturizer and the Age Regenerist products. I currently use regular Dove face moisturizer which doesn't really do much at all since my face is still dry. I'm going to have to try this out.. especially that it also has a tint! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. In the past, I have neglected taking proper care of my skin. Recently, I bought some perfume that came with a bonus package of anti-wrinkle serum and cream. Within a few days, I can already see a noticeable difference. I am SOLD!!!

  26. KatieBugz says:

    To cut back on time I use my clarisonic mia twice a day with my makeup remover (3-in-1 cleanser from the TimeWise Mary Kay line)already on my brush to 1. remove makeup and 2. exfoliate the day away. Then after my shower I follow up with the rest of the TimeWise Line then do my makeup.

  27. Marjorie says:

    I wash my face every morning with a gentle cleanser.

    Use sunscreen.

    Try to wear make 2-3 days out of the week.


  28. I wash my face with cold water and use sunscreen every day

  29. Kelsey says:

    I use the clarisonic brush and anti aging cream! I would love to try this Olay product!

  30. I'd love to try this product!! I try to make the time each morning to wash and moisturize, it's a little slice of heaven with good products too!

  31. Courtney B says:

    i wash my face twice a day and exfoliate once a week!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  32. i trrryyy my best to wash my face twice a day with a clarisonic brush. i wear sunscreen most of the time. i use a serum of some sort from Aveda. um…and i moisturize b/c i have lizard genes.

  33. Mrs. M says:

    I have been using eye cream for 15 years now, no tanning, I wash my face every morning and then use a baby wipe to remove all of my makeup. And of course I moisturize. Doing my best to look as young as possible as my age creeps up.

  34. Raquel says:

    I take care of my skin by taking off my makeup and washing my face EVERY NIGHT before going to bed! I also use a face mask and/or scrub once a week

  35. Raquel says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  36. ummm you look amazing sans makeup! I am jeal!

    I also use Olay! LOVE the face wash and moisturizer!! I use both products every night and morning! Love the fresh scent too!! 🙂

  37. I shorten my morning routine by washing my face every night before bed. When I get up I just have to cleanse and moisturize before my makeup routine! I'll have to try the Olay products… I don't have any!

  38. Mindi says:

    my skin is so sensitive, I use a few olay products and neutrogena products and I NEVER touch my skin during the day. also at night I at the very least use an olay face wipe to get rid of my makeup and then moisturizer (which I JUST started doing.. le sigh I need to be better. I'm 27 🙁

  39. em²ile² says:

    I would die to have skin like yours, PLL. Maybe this Olay product will be one step in that direction…

  40. MrsMatched says:

    I am a slave to my skin care routine! I've never go to bed without washing my face, and it's incredibly rare for me not to wash my face in the mornings, as well. It's very relaxing for me, yet it's still a compulsion!

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  41. Tiffany says:

    I'm always looking for something good for my skin. I need to look into this.

  42. Lisa says:

    I wash my face before bed and when I wake up, and I always use a moisturizer with SPF, but sometimes I feel like it isn't enough! This seems like a great product to try!

  43. KAH says:

    I always wash my face in the morning and at night to make sure all my makeup is gone, then I use toner and then I use Oil of Olay with SPF 15 moisturizer. I love the way it makes my skin feel!

  44. ashleigh says:

    i carve out time by washing my face in the shower!

  45. Les says:

    I started using Olay regenerist this year because I turned the big 2-5! I figure it's all downhill from here 🙂

  46. EricaT says:

    Use my Clarisonic to save lots of time!! LOVE to try new products!!!

  47. Caroline says:

    I use my Clarisonic in the shower to save time, and make-up removing wipes are a God-send for nights when I just want to crawl into bed!

  48. Heather H says:

    I'm also 27 and seriously need to get an anti-wrinkle sitch down stat. Right now I wash and moisturize twice a day. I also use my Clarisonic about three times a week. And I need to be better with the sunscreen…need to!

  49. kellyr78 says:

    I keep my facial soap in the shower so I can wash my face while showering. This saves time.

  50. Kimberly says:

    For me I do my "night time" routine when I'm officially home for the night. I don't wait until I go to bed when I'm tired.

  51. LovelyNina says:

    I change up my daily/nightly face wash, in the morning I like something to clean like Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser and at night I like a scrub like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I also like to use Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream before bed….gotta do everything while you are young to not see it when you are old. 🙂
    Lovely Little Things

  52. Rachel says:

    I live in Montana and my skin gets super dry so exfoliating scrub and tons of moisturizer are key!

  53. Rachel says:

    I live in Montana and my skin gets super dry so exfoliating scrub and tons of moisturizer are key!

  54. LovelyNina says:

    I blogged about the giveaway/promotion check out my blog at:

    Lovely Little Things

  55. Alyssa says:

    I make sure to wash off my makeup before going to bed every night!

  56. I try to wash my face every day before bed – if I'm too tired, I keep olay face wipes by my bed. I also exfoliate frequently!

  57. Jes says:

    1st of all, if I looked like you sans makeup, I'd never wear the stuff! You have gorgeous skin!

    2nd, I can count on one hand the number of times I have gone to bed without washing my face since puberty, and all of those times involve a little too much kool-aid ;-} I also choose makeup with spf so I'm sure to wear it EVERYDAY!

  58. I take care of my skin by always moisturizing it morning and night and of course, washing it thoroughly morning and night! I am looking into buying a good anti-aging product right now.

  59. Crystaljk78 says:

    I wash my face every night – no exceptions!

    I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub about 3 times a week.

    I use Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer.

  60. Steph & Bill says:

    Love to hear a true testimonial before trying something new! I religiously wash & moisturize 2x day + eye cream at night, spf & exfoliate 1 or 2x week!

  61. Tricia says:

    I wash and moisturize, but I guess toning would be good too!

  62. melissa says:

    I use MaryKay Timewise skin care with my Clarisonic Mia everyday!

  63. Dealsfan32 says:

    I wash my face in the morning with facial cleanser, then use SPF lotion to moisturize my face, and then at night I do the same when I can I use the facial treatment from Jafra.

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

  64. Kelly says:

    I have a night time skin care rountine that I do every day! I love the way my skin feels in the morning!

  65. FreeIndeed says:

    I just dont wear makeup and use a moisturizer after showering

  66. KiKi Monroe says:

    I make sure to a facial cleanser and moisturize daily (twice if I am lucky). Can't wait to try the Olay product!

  67. Brittany says:

    I make time for skin care by making it fun, so I bought the Clarisonic so it's like I get a facial everyday! And I like quick results, so Philosophy's Hope in a Jar is perfect for me!

  68. MANDY83 says:

    I use makeup cloth removers to save time in taking my makeup off!

    pokergrl8 at

  69. I take care of my skin by doing a mask every 2 or three days! I rotate between a mud mask, a hydrating mask, and an alpha beta peel. I also use a nice night cream on my face (& neck/chest area!) since your skin repairs itself during the night. This girl never skips eye cream!

  70. Amber says:

    I just wash and moisturize. Occasionally I use a mask and I try to limit the make-up when I can. I think I would love this product, though. I hope to win!

  71. I love Oil of Olay products, and would love to try this one!

    tiffanyniekro at gmail dot com

  72. Rebecca says:

    Olay is awesome! thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Tina says:

    I moisturize my skin every night

  74. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    I take care of my skin by following my three step routine day and night and wearing sunscreen every day!


  75. susan1215 says:

    I take care of my skin by washing my face twice a day, using a moisturizer and sunscreen and using a scrub once a week

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  76. kaspser says:

    Love your blog

  77. JC says:

    I use serum and facial mask to take care of my skin.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  78. JC says:

    I use serum and facial mask to take care of my skin.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  79. Megan says:

    I would to win!!!

  80. Kelly says:

    I use a clarisonic mia once a day, and I've noticed a huge difference in my skin! Since starting this, I've always made time for my skin care routine!

  81. I always find time before bed and in the morning to moisturize! 🙂

  82. Ashley says:

    I follow you and would love to win this! 🙂 your skin always looks so fresh and pretty!

  83. lperry0 says:

    Ooh I've been wanting to try this moisturizer for sometime now!
    I keep my skin in check by moisturizing every morning & night! A thick moisturizer at night & lip treatment. Then one with SPF of course for the day!
    Fingers crossed!

  84. cw says:

    I put lotion on right after I get out of the shower and I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday

  85. Amy says:

    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

  86. Jenny Rose says:

    Wash my face every night, heavy moisturizer at night and a lighter one (olay) during the day with SPF. St Ives apricot scrub a few times a week, and a clay mask once a week.

  87. wigget says:

    just before bed i moisturize

  88. Karina says:

    i always wear moisturizer with a sunscreen in it

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

  89. sara says:

    Wash and moisturizer with SPF:)

  90. sy says:

    I always lotion my skin, and use ones with more than spf15. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  91. Tian H. says:

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

  92. wifluvelle says:

    if its with spf, its a plus~

    xoxo elle

    tx addy

  93. Debbie C says:

    I keep some of my skin products in a drawer at my home computer. Then, as I check email etc. I can apply and massage in a cream or whatever.

  94. Debbie C says:

    @chrisdeglen tweeted:!/chrisdeglen/status/193466685364244481


  95. DeniseL says:

    I don't apply makeup on a daily basis and just use a moisturizer with SPF and lipgloss 🙂
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

  96. ms-texas says:

    i make it a point to wash my face and moisturize it everyday

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. StephanieC says:

    I wash my face in the shower to save time! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  98. Sunnymay says:

    A face cleaned at night makes me rest better knowing I did the right thing to care for my skin.

  99. Ashley T. says:

    I take care of my skin by moisturizing it

  100. Deb Anderson says:

    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!

  101. Janice says:

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

  102. Alaine88 says:

    I use sunscreen even when it is winter time!!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  103. 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.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  104. I use sunscreen everyday.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  105. Sally says:

    I wash my face (with Oil of Olay) and use moisturizer/sinscreen (Oil of Olay with SPF 30). I do not wear make-up and wish I'd taken better care of my skin when I was young…..


  107. MCantu1019 says:

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

  108. Kerry says:

    I make sure I wash with my clarisonic every night.

  109. Tabathia says:

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

  110. CB_Wilson says:

    I just saw this post for some reason and I'm intrigued. I need something lighter to use for the summer without needing foundation AND I have some sun spots to deal with… Looks like I have a new friend!

  111. Deb says:

    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

  112. 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

  113. tweet-!/CrazyItalian0/status/201104244793819136

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

  114. chambanachik says:

    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!

  115. coriwestphal says:

    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

  116. Debbie C says:

    Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf.


  117. Debbie C says:

    @chrisdeglen Tweeted –!/chrisdeglen/status/202269265187975168

  118. angie lilly says:

    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

  119. ewhatley says:

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

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

  120. Jammie says:

    I make sure and scrub my face before bed, and in the morning. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  121. Lynn says:

    I have a streamlined skincare routine and I have my products organized so that they're easy to reach every morning and evening.

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  122. slehan says:

    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

  123. Christina says:

    I carve out time to take care of my skin by applying moisturizer with sunscreen follow by foundation and lip gloss in the morning.


  124. Christina says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway:!/ctong2/status/202651946354610176


  125. Admin says:

    I make sure I cleanse every night-even when I'm exhausted♥
    howardreviews atgmaildotcom

  126. Xmasdolly says:

    I saw the contest for Olay & entered without a thought. I contracted a blood infection, cellulitis & with this your skin turns beet red & other goodies & skin is on fire (not exaggerating). Doctor gave me anti-biotics & said cold compresses. Medicine got rid of the infection, but not the burning. On my dresser I had a bottle of Olay advanced healing intensive lotion with vitamin complex that worked great & the only thing that put out the fire & kept it from drying up. Mom used until 84 yrs. of age & didn't look a day over 50… okay maybe 60. I'm pushing 62 & kid you not I was carded the other day at the liquor start. My thoughts on the product & the contest & why I'm here.

  127. Xmasdolly says:

    I tweeted this wonderful give-away – thanks for the opportunity.!/XmasDolly/status/202766710418309121

  128. Betty C says:

    I cleanse and moisturize at night and go for the natural look during the day.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  129. Mari says:

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

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  130. LAMusing says:

    I use my cleanser when in the bath or shower, and moisturize right after.

  131. i get up early to take care of myself

  132. My skin has always been a priority for me, but I usually take advantage of late night hours to apply treatments, etc.

  133. Pearly Craig says:

    I am nearing 30, well 29 to be exact and indeed I can see the texture of my face it is drier. Indeed it is time to combat it with a good moisturizer. Just like what acne doctors are telling us. ~ acne scar removal NYC

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