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If you follow me on Instagram, you saw about a month ago I started the #Olay28Day Challenge to prove to [myself and] my readers that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get visibly healthier skin. I documented my 28 days to healthier skin experience using two essential products – Olay Total Effects Moisturizer SPF 15 and Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. If you want a simple skin care routine with visible changes, continue reading (BONUS: discount code at the end to try the #Olay28Day Challenge)…
28 days to brighter skin
Avid readers of Brighter, Darling know I’m always trying out skin care products to obtain and maintain an even, balanced glow.
What you may NOT know is that the gateway into my skin care love started with Olay. It was the very first facial moisturizer I ever used and it taught me the importance of protecting my skin with SPF and that oily skin still needed to be moisturized. Plus, the right moisturizer makes for better makeup application!
Now that I’m in my early 30s, prevention is paramount.
Fine lines are creeping up, dehydration is a constant battle and gone is the youthful plumpness around my eyes.
However, I’m not yet ready to slap on a heavy anti-aging cream. I still break out and I still get pretty oily. It’s a lovely combination to manage.
Graduating from the Olay moisturizer I used in college, I tried the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10.49-22.99). This hydrating formula is perfect for my age because it provides seven benefits in ONE PRODUCT, including:
- evening skin tone
- enhancing brightness
- minimizing the look of pores and
- reducing dark spots (MAGIC)
It does this with VitaNiacin Complex II with Vitamins C and E.
In addition to the moisturizer, the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel ($27.49) feels as good as it looks AND outperforms the top 5 prestige eye products for hydration and tired eyes.
The clear, cooling gel formula is packed with Hyaluronic Acid to plump the skin around the eyes (my biggest issue) and absorbs quickly so it works nicely in the morning under makeup.
a simple skin care routine
When I started the #Olay28Day Challenge, I was hoping to find ONE moisturizer that could do what my five different serums were doing.
As much as I love beauty products, I also have to get ready for work and take care of two fur children in the morning.
I used the moisturizer every morning, and I used the eye gel both morning and night – both under the eye and on the eyelids.
Within the first couple of weeks, I noticed more even tone on my face and makeup would glide over with no flaking (which happens often to me because I use retinol).
Most noticeably though, was the visible improvement in my eye area using the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. It literally feels like you’re applying 12 glasses of water to your eye area – like an instant quenched effect.
When I take makeup photos for the blog and I DON’T use my favorite full coverage concealer, I can tell a difference under the eyes.
Recently, I took photos and decided to use a lesser-coverage concealer and did not notice as dramatic of a difference. My eye area looked plump and doesn’t need as full coverage of a concealer!
Upon completing the 28 Day Challenge, the time of my morning routine is cut down by at least 50%.
My makeup applies smoother and looks prettier because my skin is becoming noticeably healthier.
If the eye gel ever goes away, I will have to hold a memorial because I cannot be without it now.
try the #Olay28Day Challenge
Olay knows that skin care can be overwhelming and there are tons of products that sound like they could work for you.
They know you go home from the store, try a product for a couple of weeks often push it to the side because it’s not working.
Olay now offers a personalized Skin Advisor that will provide product recommendations that feel right for you.
Ready for a customized skin care routine with maximum benefits? Go to Olay.com and try Skin Advisor to get your perfect routine.
Let me know if you end up trying the same products I have; I’d love to hear your results.
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