This post is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As I grow older, skincare becomes more and more important. In my 20's, I essentially just used a bar of face soap and some moisturizer, but now that I'm in my 30's, I realize that maintaining my skin is the key to beauty as my 40's, 50's and 60's approach.
My skin changed so much during my pregnancy that I was switching my products almost monthly to keep the redness, dryness, oil, acne, and whatever else came at me in check. Now that Evie's been here for 6 months, my skin (and hormones!) are settling down and I am ready to find some more permanent solutions. It was at this point that Olay reached out to me and asked if I would take their #Olay28Day Challenge and share the results with you. I've actually used Olay for well over a decade (their Age Defying Classic Night Cream has been what I use nightly since college), and was excited to give their Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream and Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream a try!
I started the 28 Day Challenge on September 23rd. At that point, I was dealing with lots of redness on my cheeks, and puffy purple eyes (#momlife). Here's my Day 1 Image:
No makeup, natural light, .... just me, ready to hit the gym, with my red cheeks and purple eyes in all their unfiltered glory.
Truth be told, I didn't think that much would change. More sleep and less naturally sensitive skin were what I needed, not different skincare. I'd tried several expensive/prestige brands, and still had the redness and under eye circles, so while I was excited to try the Olay, I didn't expect much in the way of results. Then I took this picture two weeks later:
Same window, same time of day, off to the gym... but do you see how much less red my skin is? And how not puffy my eyes are?! I never wear makeup to work out, but I noticed that my makeup routine changed dramatically after 14 days of using Olay. Just two weeks in to the 28 Day Challenge, and I was finding myself not using my green tinted primer or full-coverage foundation. Instead, I simply tossed on some of my favorite tinted moisturizer and some mascara when I got dressed to go out.
And here's the kicker - the final image, after using the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream and Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream for four weeks:
I know. I can't believe the difference either. I was skeptical at the beginning of all this, but now I'm a believer. Thanks to the eye cream, I saw a disappearance of the puffy-ness that had become common to me, and the dark under eye circles are significantly diminished. I also loved how smooth and creamy the product was, too. It felt cooling and luxurious when I put it on.
One of the biggest differences I noticed with the face cream was the tone of my skin - it definitely got less red, and feels more toned/tightened than it did before I started using it.
I think my favorite part of the whole thing was how easy it was. Just two products to put on after I washed my face - the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream morning and evening and the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream each morning. Less than 1 minute each day, and I have
noticeably different skin.
Honestly, how many things can provide a difference like this in the space of a month? Not many. Between the quality of results achieved and the reasonable price point, you can bet Olay is going to have a permanent place in my skin care regime.
Are you looking to make a change, but have been waiting to find the right product to try? I would encourage you to do your own #Olay28Day Challenge! Find out more information about your personal skincare by visiting Skin Advisor here! It's an amazing tool provided by Olay that provides insight and guidance into which products will best address your unique skincare needs! So visit Olay.com and start your journey to visibly healthier skin today!
And bonus! The first 15 followers to use coupon code: 28DAYS7955 will get $15 off their purchase on olay.com!