I love a good challenge. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that for the last month I’ve been participating in the Olay 28 Day Challenge. 28 days have come and gone pretty quickly and it’s time to recap the good, the bad, the ugly, but most importantly… the results!
When Olay approached me about participating in their challenge, I was totally down for it. I’ve used a variety of their products on and off for years and loved the idea of being 100% committed to them for a solid chunk of time. When I agreed in October, my face was in rough(er) shape than normal. I had a bit of (good) stress, but stress nonetheless, Halloween candy tempted me at every turn, AND I had been trying so many new makeup and skincare products in the prior weeks that my skin was in a state of shock. I needed to slow everything down and get back into a healthy and manageable routine.
Olay sent their Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel to use in the morning and evening. In the morning, I am always on the go and at night, I am always exhausted…. so I like all of my beauty routines to be quick! The idea of working with two products (that were packed with so many benefits) was something I could definitely handle.
I couldn’t wait to get started and after completing my first day, I could just feel a difference. No miracles, but my skin soaked these products right up and just felt…good.
I continued to use them every morning and evening, and was adamant about not missing a day. To be honest, I’ve always been horrible about using eye creams/gels consistently and this challenge not only forced me to do so, but really convinced me that tending to the area around my eyes is not something I should neglect.
In the middle of the month, I was blessed with a couple of blemishes that I’m pretty positive were hormone related and not Olay related. These little friends like to visit my face around the same time each month (#girlprobs). I continued with the regime as normal and within a few days they were gone.
I have to say, Olay moisturizers are some of my favorites, but their Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 is one of the best. I love the consistency of the formula, so thick and creamy – and the wear is wonderful. It’s so refreshing on my face, the SPF is key, it’s compatible beneath my makeup, and it really keeps my skin hydrated all day long.
As I approached the end of the month a few things became apparent:
- I wasn’t as horrified as usual by the wrinkles around my eyes when I smiled. They definitely did not disappear, but they photographed much better than normal. I’m going to give that W to Olay!
- I have so much product left over! Especially of the Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. A little bit goes a really long way and I’m so excited that I’ll be able to continue this regime well past the 28 Day Challenge.
- Aside from the usual blemishes, my skin feels very healthy. I’ve been waking up with a softer complexion and a bit of a glow. You know how sometimes your body lets you know when you’ve done something good for it? When you drink enough water, eat a healthy meal, give it some exercise, etc? My face has been doing that. I can tell it appreciates these products – sounds weird, but it’s true!
Overall, this challenge was so much fun and so necessary for my skin! This regime was quick, it was easy, and I truly believed it helped. Taking care of my skin has become so important to me over the last year; it’s really the key to our youth and we must not skimp out!
I really want to thank Olay for inviting me to partake in their 28 Day Challenge. The challenge is complete and in my opinion, was a success. If you want to give it a try, visit their skin advisor here — the first 15 people to use code 28DAYS6680 will receive $40 off their order!
Here’s to continuing to love, nourish, and care for our skin quickly, easily, and without breaking the bank! It can be done. 🙂
Have you guys used any Olay products recently? What are some of your favorites?
This post is sponsored by Olay, but I did participate in this challenge! All experiences and opinions are 100% my own.