Olay Fresh Effects Review

Olay Fresh Effects Review

Spring is finally here!  And I’m really excited to leave my sweaters in closet and break out my cute spring wardrobe!  But as the hot summer approaches, I have to think more and more about my skincare regimen.  It is always so hot and muggy here, that just going outside for a short time can make my skin break out.  For this reason, I try to stay indoors as much as possible and cling to my computer! (Haha.)  But even I have to go outside sometimes, so I am very happy to add Olay Fresh Effects to my skincare routine.  

Olay recently sent me all the products in their Fresh Effects line, along with a really cute vanity pictured below, and a $25 Walmart gift card to give away to a friend to try the products.

Olay Fresh Effects Review

Olay is traditionally known for their anti-aging products, but this new line is actually geared toward a younger crowd.  As you can see from the packaging, it’s very bold, hip and fresh looking, and the line includes products that will leave your skin feeling clean and….well, fresh!

As part of this review, I was encouraged to do a video.  I’ve never done a video before but I’ve been wanting to, so I finally just broke down and decided to do it!  The quality isn’t the greatest, because I just used an Ipod and I didn’t have the best lighting, but I’ll have to try to fix that next time!

Anyway, in this video I briefly describe each of the products and tell you what I thought about them.  I would really love for you to watch it and give me some feedback!  (But since it IS my FIRST video, please don’t be too brutal.)  Otherwise if you’re not in to video, just scroll down and read my written review.


Ranging in price from $5 to $13, this is an affordable line of products for any budget.  I’ve really enjoyed incorporating these products in to my personal beauty routine.  As someone with combination skin, I like to go back and forth between exfoliating cleansers and cream cleansers, so I was pleased that Olay included both of these type of products in the line.

And I was most impressed with the results that I got when using the Va-Va Vivid Power Cleansing System with the Shine Minimizing Cleanser.  And all in all, I felt that the product line as a whole has helped me to maintain clean and clear skin, as well maintain soft skin and fresh, healthy glow.

Olay Fresh Effects Review

The Products:

1.  S’wipe Out Refreshing Makeup Remover Wipes – Love these!  They come twenty to a pack and cost about $5.  They have a soft, cloth like texture, and they do a great job of removing makeup and dirt and leave you feeling refreshed.

2.  Shine, Shine Go Away – Shine Minimizing Cleanser – This is a cleanser that you can use can massage in to your face with a with your hands or a washcloth or use it with the power cleasner.  It does a great job of removing makeup, dirt, and oil without overdrying your skin. It costs $6-7.

3. Va-Va Vivid Powered Contour Cleansing System – The power cleansing system combines with the Shine Minimizing Cleanser to create an at-home facial type experience.  The system gives you a 400% better clean versus basic cleansing, and it leaves your skin feeling invigorated and very smooth.  The cost is around $13.

4.  Bead Me Up Exfoliating Cleanser – This Exfoliating Cleanser has the consistency of a lotion and contains microbeads.  It does a great job of removing dirt and impurities and clearing your skin of acne without overdrying.  The cost is $6-7.

5.  Long Live Moisture Satin Finish Lotion – A lotion that feels like a gel, this products feels great on your skin.  It moisturizes without being too heavy or clogging your pores.  The cost is around $13.

6.  BB Cream – With an SPF 15, this BB Cream protects your skin while covering up imperfections.  It provides sheer coverage, hydrates, moisturizes, and evens tones.  It costs around $13.

Buy it! Walmart.com currently has a great bundle deal, which includes the Va-Va Vivid Cleansing System, Long Live Moisture Satin Finish Lotion, and a Bonus Item of your choice for $25.95.  You can also order the invidiual items, or find them at your local Walmart store.

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Disclosure: The Olay Fresh Effects product, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Olay.
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  1. Hi there, after readingg this awesome piece of writing i aam as well glad to hare my experience here with colleagues.

  2. I received these complimentary from Influenster, and I love them! I only reviewed the Olay Fresh Effects {Shine, Shine Go Away} pinned your pics to one of my pinterest boards!

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