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Olay Pore Minimizing CC Cream Review

Before anything else, I’d like to greet my lola Olive and dedicate this post for her. She’s my grandma and an absolute die-hard Olay fan. I got to know Olay because of her. When I was around 6 or 7 and went rummaging around her kikay kit, I remember using her Olay Beauty Lotion (the classic pink one in the bottle) and poured it all over my barbie’s hair to use as a make-believe conditioner. She used it everyday until now. She’s 84 years old and I think she looks beautiful for her age.

Olay Body Wash – PHP155.00
Olay CC Cream –  PHP999.00 (50g) / PHP499.00 (20g)
Olay Toner – PHP849.00

When we received a box of goodies from Olay, she was estatic! She told me “Kaycee pag may Total Effects dyan, yung regular lang, akin na lang ha?” and I told her “Oo naman lola, ikaw na din ang mag-review ha kunan kita ng pictures!

Alas, she was a bit disappointed because what I got was the latest product from Olay which is their Pore Minimizing CC Cream. Me? I’m excited! Haha! I get to keep and use the product for myself harharhar lalo na it’s a CC cream + Pore Minimizing Combo.  But I want to make my lola happy so I told her “Lola bibili na lang kita ng Total Effects mo 🙂

For those who aren’t familiar yet (meron pa kaya!) Here’s my post on What is CC Cream 



  • Airbrushes the appearance of pores for a flawless finish
  • Reduced the appearance of pores in 80 percent of women, as assessed by expert graders
  • Multi-tasking moisturizer with CC (Color and Correction) coverage
  • Formulated with 7-in-1 benefits to maintain healthy, younger-looking skin
  • Oil-free, lightweight, and won’t clog pores




It comes in a simple and handy squeeze tube packaging with cap.



The texture is somewhere between a cream and a lotion. It’s something you have to blend with a bit more effort since Olay Pore Minimizing CC Cream dries fast upon application.



Like you, I’m no professional makeup-artist but we manage naman diba? Haha! Just as indicated, put generously on face, spread and blend.
Without Olay CC Cream – BEFORE
With Olay CC Cream – AFTER


Texture: Just as I’ve mentioned, it’s between cream and lotion. It doesn’t feel like it has silicones (pore clogging) so it’s not as slippery as most BB or CC creams.

Scent: Strong soapy floral. It smells just like your Olay Total Effects Moisturizer

Staying Power: If you don’t sweat or just stay in an airconditioned place it will last you the whole day. But on an active day, since this isn’t waterproof it will stay as long as your face doesn’t get wet.

Skin Benefits: From its name alone, it promises visibly smaller and tighter pores. Better paired with Olay’s Pore Minimizing Toner for maximum results. It also blurs out skin making it appear smoother and finer. Long term? It doesn’t clog our pores! I found an image on another beauty blogger from singapore that compared to other brands, Olay doesn’t stick to our faces and is easily removed with cleanser.
Left: Other Brand Right: Olay

Coverage: 3/10 better use a concealer if you have pimples or scars

Glowiness: 8/10.  Glowy galore! See photos. Need I explain more? It’s glowy but not shimmery.

Oil Control: 7/10. While it gives a nice glowy finish, it’s formulation surprisingly helps control unwanted sebum secretion. It’s probably because of it’s pore minimizing ingredients. Oil = bigger pores.

Will I buy again? A most definite YES.

Who do I recommend it to? I can actually recommend this to
a.) Ladies who’re not looking for coverage, just clean, fresh skin and are after the skin care benefits.
b.) MEN! Yes. This is the perfect CC Cream for men because it doesn’t have coverage at all and make you look like an espasol or too made up that it lowers down your level of testosterone. Pang alis haggard lang.
Me after 4 hours wearing Olay Pore Minimizing CC Cream
This has been my daily go-to CC cream I’m afraid it’ll run out fast.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave your comment below or better yet, follow me on instagram/twitter @kikaysikat 


  • Kaycee Enerva

    Hi you have review about active white max gold glutathione?ok lang kayang magtake kahit sensitive skin ko.i have skin asthma/atopic dermatitis kasi.i've tried narin ksi ung mga thailand products like snail soap,tofu soap and ung alpha arbutin with honey and milk lotion.di ko tlga hiyang eh.mas nagtrigger kati ko pati pimples.kya magttry ako now ng active white gold.thank you (^-^)

  • Kaycee Enerva

    Hello kat! so whats the update for Nvea Whitening Serum?? i myself just back from vacation ( beach ^_^ beach) kaya super itim na i wanna try this lotion if youll recommend it. Or maybe u could recommend other products. Ive been using vaseline but i think its not effective in whitening.

  • ScarlettLouvelle

    Hello ms. Kat. Sa lahat po ng na try nyo na gluta specially iv.. ano po pinaka effective at mabilis makaputi? Hndi nmn po ako maitim. Mas gsto ko lng po mag lighten pa skin ko.. naguguluhan po ksi ako sa dami ng products ngyon, thank you po 🙂

  • Regine Ko

    Hello Ms. Kat mga 2 days ko ng paulit ulit na binabasa yang review mo about sa mga brand ng gluta .. gusto ko po sana yung mabilis yung result ano brand po kaya satingin nyo yung my fast effect ? Balak ko Sana is yung tatiomax pwede bang mag combo ng sublingual gluta yung sa power&beauty 1tab nun 50g po eh ., tapos add ako vitamin c 1000mg ok po baun ? Please reply po gusto ko na po kzng simulan . 😉 thank you po. Ü

  • Castell

    help naman po.. Ms kat anu po maganda I take pang white ng skin? at safe po sana nag didiane pills po ako for birth control. 😀 pero dahil ang dami ko nakikita pag umuuwe ako pinas na maganda skin pero di naman kagandahan. 😀 please naman po update nyo naman ako sa makabagong pampaganda ngayon! maraming salamat!!!

  • An ne

    Hi i enjoyed reading ur blogs to d point that ive tried some products u mentioned. Here are a few review of mine.
    ishigaki plus: i like d result but a bit slow
    glutawhite: i didnt see d result coz i only use it for 2 weeks
    Ishigaki premium plus: i stopped coz i felt and i see that my skin begins to dark again
    snowcaps: d best but hard to find. So if out of stock ill temporarily use ishigaki plus the ones priced at 580 at agelessbeauty. Good thing i found vidanutriscience i ordered snowcaps again and i love it, result is as fast as 1 to 2 weeks.

  • kikaysikat

    wow krizzia! and it's been so long! I like nivea's serum it has a very citrusy floral smell pero with regards to skin whitening, not so much. I don't like Nivea anymore.

  • Matromao

    Oh no. Maybe they do have stronger lighteners in there. Yun lang nga, tendency is to irritate the skin. I have friends and family who have tried this other brand of grocery-staple lightening lotion. Namamalat daw sila and nagda-dry ang skin. Matapang daw kasi ang formula.

  • Cнaii Hiмe- Ü

    Can you please write a review about FrontRow's Luxxe White? Effective po kasi talaga siya. Took 1 bottle (60's caps) of it last summer and maganda naman siya sa akin. Pati yung mom and friend ko. Thank you.

  • Aubrey Joy Rabang

    Hello Ate Kaycee. Sana po mabasa mo to i'm hoping for a response. 😀 I'm 15 years old and I Want to try Frontrow's Luxxe White I Really have dark skin specially in my elbows and knees. But because it's expensive, I was worried that maybe It won't worth it. So i'm doing a research at the internet to see if it is really effective. So please Help me Ate, Let me know if it's really effective and how long will it take to see the results. Thank you. :*

  • Archie

    Hi Aubrey ! I'm also a teenager. I'm going to tell you a secret! no, joke (it's not a secret now bec. im sharing it hahah) I'm using ishigaki premium. And what I can say is , IT IS REALLY EFFECTIVE ! AND ON THE DARK PARTS OF MY BODY ? I USE TO BLEACH THEM . Try to search this soap on insta @pinkbeautiq their superior white soap made my dark areas whiten in as early as 2 weeks! what did I do ? At the morning , I drink 1 ishigaki premium 30 mins before i eat breakfast then after my breakfast , i take 1 500mg of vitamin c (any will do) then at night , i take myrae400

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