If you’ve been following along with my Instagram posts, you might have noticed that I’ve been taking Olay’s 28 Day Challenge. Now, exactly 28 days later I’m really excited to share my results with you.
Many thanks to Olay for inviting me to take this challenge & sponsoring this post! As always, the honest thoughts, opinions & experience expressed below are entirely my own.
Skin Background –
I have very sensitive combination skin & all my life I’ve struggled with finding products to properly care for my skin. When I was 15 years old I did a school play where they used very intense stage makeup on my face and I immediately broke out into a red rash all over. Not a good look for an already insecure 15-year-old girl trying to survive high school. I lived in a very small farm town in upstate NY and didn’t know much about beauty products at that time. My knowledge pretty much started and ended with my mother’s and grandmother’s makeup drawers. My grandmother always had a bottle of classic Olay face moisturizer in her beauty drawer, the one in the iconic all white packaging and I started using it that night after getting the rash from that crazy stage makeup. Within a couple of days, the redness completely went away and thus began my love affair with Olay.
^^ We have the same goofy smile 😆
I used two products, and only two products for skincare during these past 28 days. Olay’s Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizer SPF 15 & Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. I noticed results within 2 weeks with the Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. The immediate thing I noticed when I first opened the product was how full the bottle was, it was full to the very brim which is unusual with eye creams and lotions. Bottom line – you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with this product and it’s going to last you a very long time.
I put the gel on under my eyes after my morning shower and after washing my face before bed at night. It goes on very smooth and leaves the slightest cooling sensation & you only need the smallest dab. Just like the rest of my face, the skin under my eyes is very sensitive. I can’t go to sleep with any kind of eye makeup on or I will wake up with very irritated and angry skin. This product never left a hint of irritation on my skin.
After two weeks, I began noticing that I looked more awake and my under-eye puffiness was noticeably decreasing. After the full 28-days my under eyes look like they did years ago. The skin under my eyes has become incredibly smooth to the touch & the puffiness has almost vanished completely. I’m a huge, huge fan.Having sensitive skin, all of my products need to be fragrance free or else it will most likely irritate my skin. The Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizer is fragrance free, SPF 15, & just like the Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, a little bit goes a long way.
I used this moisturizer once a day after showering in the morning and waited a few minutes after applying before putting makeup on to let it absorb. While I didn’t see drastic changes in my skin, this moisturizer kept my skin hydrated all day and worked just as well as the $60 face cream I was using before.
I would definitely recommend it anyone looking to switch up their skincare routine, especially if you’re looking for something affordable and easily accessible. The formula is also oil-free, doesn’t clog your pores and easy to spread/apply which are three major things I look for in a good skincare product.
Want to see what it can do for your skin? –
Now I’m challenging you to take the 28 day challenge. Visit skinadvisor.olay.com to upload a selfie, describe your skin and get the best products personalized to your wants and needs. With all the skin care options out there, isn’t it nice to let someone else analyze your unique skincare needs and find what’s perfect for you?
**The first 28 followers who use code 28DAYS9895 will get $40 off your order.. no seriously… $40 off any order. So hurry before the code runs out!