Compared to other CC creams I’ve tried, this definitely gives the lightest coverage, so I’ve been using it as a primer while I’m still a little pasty.
It does give a tone-evening effect; there’s no doubt about that, but I think if you have already used a CC with heavier coverage, you’ll be surprised at how light it is. Olay’s take on a CC is to incorporate serum, moisturiser and coverage (along with SPF15) so the focus is more on skin care than make-up. However, hand on heart, you will get the softest skin! I think, regardless of whether it’s a CC, BB or whatever is coming next, there are noticeable effects on the skin even after just a couple of days use.
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In terms of moisturising, the boxes are ticked; my skin has stayed moisturised all day when I’ve used Olay CC, and they claim to give luminosity – I would say that rings true. Hydrated skin is always more glowy than dry skin and it is an excellent hydrator. It’s too soon to say whether dark spots are being dealt with – but then, I am not bothered about discolouration on my face – but I’m game on for using make up that also tackles ageing (there’s a built-in gentle exfoliator to increase cell turnover which I am guessing accounts for the skin softness).
If I could personally change one thing about this product, it would be to add a little more coverage, but otherwise, I can’t knock it. It’s £24.99 at Boots.