I think Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream actually used to be Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming Cream but don’t quote me there as I never tried the original. It looks like they just added CC Cream into the name.
Although this has correcting benefits I think CC Cream is misleading in the name as it contains no color, doesn’t act as a concealer, etc…color correcting or CC Cream would relate to something with tint or something that has a color adapting shade. Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream does not have such a tint. So it can be both misleading and confusing to consumers. Of course, more appealing as well, “Oh CC Cream for eyes, have to try that!” A more accurate product would be Covergirl + Olay Eye Rehab as at least this does act as a skincare and concealer in one.
However…let’s check Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream and see what the scoop is!
Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream is a seven in one formula that promises quite a few benefits.
It’s formulated to:
- Brighten the eye area.
- Reduce fine lines.
- Reduce dark circles.
- Reduce puffiness.
- Even skin tone.
- Improve surface skin turnover.
- Strengthens skin’s natural defenses against moisture loss.
It comes in a 0.4 oz jar and will set you back about $20 or less depending where you purchase it. It’s quite thick, quite creamy, and has a beige yellow tint. I honestly don’t see any mica and glancing over the ingredients I’m not really seeing it either but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
It does contain some great ingredients for use under eyes such as niacinamide and other antioxidants. But the drier finish reminds me of the Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl I recently reviewed. I find I struggle with it when trying to pat it under my eyes. It doesn’t pill but it doesn’t quite absorb either resulting in a bit of a messy. You really have to take some time to apply it and practice a good deal of patience as you tap, tap, tap, and tap some more to get it to absorb. This means it doesn’t wear well under my makeup so might be best suitable for night use. Which in turn disappoints me as it does slightly brighten up my eyes a bit and if I’m wearing it to bed, well, I’m not really seeing those benefits out and about.
Although it contains some great ingredients the consistency and hard to absorb formula just wasn’t to my liking. I’ve used it about two months now and aside from a short term brightening benefit on first application I don’t see very much difference under my eyes. Dark circles check, fine lines check, puffiness check….oh well can’t win them all!
With a little improvement on the formula to make it easier to absorb and more moisturizing this might make a nice daily eye treatment but as it is I wasn’t too big a fan.
It’s available now at drugstores.
Do share your impressions!