[Review] Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream


***disclaimer: I purchased this product on my own

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At this point, I’ve tried a couple of different BB creams that had varying results, none leaving me overwhelmingly impressed. I’ve been doing a lot of drugstore beauty shopping lately and saw that Olay had their own BB cream that was reasonably priced, and right at the counter where I was rung up. I figured I could give it a shot and if it did nothing I could pass it on.

olay fresh effects bb cream blended packaging

Olay’s Fresh Effects BB Cream has broad spectrum SPF 15 with ingredients that improve the skin in five ways: refreshes, brightens, evens tone, hydrates, smoothes and protected. The side of the box details that we get 24 hour hydration and a hint of color, while helping get rid of blotches and other imperfections.

olay fresh effects bb cream blended size

good sized tube too!

I was curious how well the coverage would be and would it feel like I had something on. I wondered if the product was going to break my skin out, and if it was worth the $12-13 I paid for it. After all, I tried a few before and haven’t found one that I wanted to buy after sampling it for a while. My skin has changed a little bit over the past years, but I think I’ve got it in pretty good shape these days and would classify it as normal, but like to stick to products made for sensitive skin. I control acne with Atralin and go on and off from time to time. If I feel my skin getting dull or more pimples, I use it for a week or so at a time to give my skin a refresher. I no longer it daily and hope I wont ever have to again.

 olay fresh effects bb cream blended on skin

I’ve given Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream about two weeks now and I can say that within the first few applications, I wasn’t initially impressed. It looked like just a tinted cream that became invisible as I rubbed it in. My skin didn’t reeaaally look different. It did look moisturized, but nothing spectacular. I knew I could never rely on this for just makeup, it did not cover the spots I have from the sun at all. However, I continued using it as a base moisturizer, right after I wash my face. I allow it to “soak” in for a minute before I move forward with any makeup…no reason really just want to give it a minute to do its thing.

So here we are at the two week mark and I can honestly say that I’ve grown to like this BB cream more and more. I noticed after the 5-day mark that my skin felt like it was properly moisturized at ALL times of the day. It does feel smoother but I just think its kind of weird I feel that so quickly…even when I’m not wearing any moisturizer or makeup at all. My skin feels nice. And I haven’t gotten one pimple since I’ve been using it. Not bad for a BB Cream under $20. I can see myself using this consistently in the future if my skin continues to feel nice like this. The box it right, it really is 24 hour hydration.

Have you try Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream? What did you think?



***disclaimer: I purchased this product on my own


2 thoughts on “[Review] Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream

  1. The Maybelline BB cream has a liquid formulation, which gives a sheer look and light weighted feel on the skin. Although it supposed to be non-greasy and oil free, my skin became greasy looking quickly after applied. I always needed to use a powder afterwards. Using the BB cream alone, makes me feel “bare skin”. With the coverage and the texture light like this, I don’t get how they can say that it would “blurs your imperfections and makes skin look visible smooth”.

  2. When I was walking down the skincare aisle and saw this BB Cream in the Olay section, I almost squealed! Olay has always been one of my favorite brands, other than Neutrogena and Almay. I’m a young teenager, and many of Olay’s products are for anti-aging. This BB Cream is leaning towards for more of a younger generation, which is perfect for me! The price is just right and the packaging is pretty awesome, too! I have combination skin, leaning towards the oily side: an oily T-Zone and normal to dry cheeks. Past tinted moisturizers made my skin look like it was dripping oil, so I was in the search for a cream that would give me a dewy finish, but not TOO dewy. This BB Cream is very moisturizing and absorbs pretty well in my skin. The only issue is that the smell is very…strong. It doesn’t smell bad like a wet dog or anything. It has a floral scent, but it is EXTREMELY overpowering. Another issue is that the coverage is little to none. It brightens up my skin, but the cream has a very sheer tint to it. I kind of like this because it lets my own natural skin show through. Any other imperfections I have, like an occasional breakout here and there, I cover with a non-comedogenic concealer. I don’t apply this BB cream on my forehead though. My forehead is where I tend to breakout the most, so I don’t apply anything there anymore. But, I apply this to my cheeks, chin, and nose with either my fingers, foundation brush, or sponge. I found that my fingers really blend the BB Cream into my skin. Like I said before, it gives a dewy finish. When I like more of a matte finish, I just put a translucent powder right over it. Overall, this product is very good quality, like all other products from Olay. I’ve been using this for a week or two now, and I haven’t broken out! If you like a BB Cream that is very sheer and a gives a natural, dewy finish, then definitely check out this product.

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