These days, some of the most talked about, and highly recognized skin care products are the expensive ones. The pricier an item is, the likelier that it is effective. Or is it so? As a beauty blogger, I have learned the fact that high price does not necessarily mean effectiveness and quality.
In fact, I often find myself relying on affordable and widely available brands—the drugstore brands. If you think that drugstore brands don’t work, think again. Truth be told, because of blogging I have tried many high-end skin care products, but I always go back to my favorite. This affordable drugstore brand actually works wonders –Olay! Believe it or not, my husband and my mom swear by their products too.
When it comes to combating the aging process, Olay’s products are an instant holy grail (which many celebrities, like Kim K swears by!). From my own experience, Olay’s trio powerhouse works better than the high-end creams costing over $100, $200, and yes, even $400! To top it all, this 3-step routine delivers instant hydration and noticeably smoother skin without breaking my budget.
FIRST STEP: CLEANSE
Olay Daily Facial Hydrating Cleansing Cloths
First up are the Olay Daily Facials. You would assume the cloths are designed to be a makeup remover but this water-activated wipe does more than that! It is actually a combination of micellar water, liquid cleanser, as well as a makeup remover. Not only does it help in cleansing and exfoliating, it also hydrates the skin in every use. I have been using this for over a year, and I swear it works like a charm when it comes to removing all the makeup residue, deep-seated dirt, and even the oil in my skin!
Here’s the thing, my makeup routine always starts with washing, toning, moisturizing, then the heavier stuff. I always apply primer before my foundation and also add a few drops of elixir oil with gold tidbits on it. Afterwards, the usual powder, blush, etc. which majority of women use. So you bet that it tends to clog my pores if not removed properly. The Daily Facials are heaven sent for my skin. Easy to use, and simplifies the cleansing process.
After months of use, I have noticed that my skin felt soft and smooth. I also did not experience any breakouts despite my combination skin type! This result was consistent throughout the year.
SECOND STEP: DE-PUFF & DIMINISH DARK CIRCLES
Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream
The next product is the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream which has delivers three functions—reduce wrinkles, de-puff the eye area and diminish the look of dark circles. It also acts as a concealer because of its color correcting technology. These days, I barely get enough rest and only have a few hours of sleep. Which is why my eye bags have become a mainstay. This became my go-to product, and it really gets the job done.
In just a matter of days, I have noticed that my under eye area has started to look better and much more hydrated. A little over two weeks, there’s a significant improvement—it has become noticeably brighter and less baggy. Now, my eye area has become more youthful looking and looks less tired.
THIRD STEP: HYDRATE & RESTORE PLUMP
Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream
The last (and definitely not the least) product is the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream which has been formulated to improve the texture, elasticity, and hydration of the skin. I have always believed that the key to a long-lasting glow is a well hydrated and nourished skin and that is what this cream has given me. If this product seems familiar, that’s because it is the same one I have featured sometime last year. Ever since I discovered this cream I made the switch and never went back.
Upon application, the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream quickly penetrates the skin, leaving it non-greasy but softer and more dewy looking. Over time, I have noticed that my skin has become plumper. It also has that radiant glow that my husband really loves. A lot of my friends envied my “pregnancy glow” and that’s the thing, I wasn’t born with it. My genes or skin doesn’t have that natural glow. It’s all thanks to this product. Which is why with continuous use, I managed to maintain that so-called glow.
Overall, I totally swear by Olay’s product line and highly recommend it to everyone. As most of you know by now, I have been religiously using their products for ONE obvious reason –it TRULY DELIVERS amazing results. So if you’re interested in achieving plumped, glowing skin, and looking your best, it’s about time you give Olay products a try.