Disclaimer: the review below is a paid campaign with Olay. All views and opinions are my own.
I used to never use a moisturizer in my daily skincare routine. My skin tends to be on the oily side in the summer and ranges from dry to combination in the winter months. I thought a moisturizer would make my skin more oily but AU CONTRAIRE MON AMI!
Like I previously mentioned, I was highly misguided when it came to skincare. Once I started seeing a dermatologist (because homegirl had some serious teen acne) I was put on the right path of cleansers, toners, etc. This included daily use of a moisturizer. Over the years, my skin has changed which is a natural and expected occurrence from aging … or growing wiser in years as I like to say. Moisturizers do a number of things for your skin, depending on the brand and composition of the product. Today we’re discussing my new bestie, love of loves: Olay Whips: Total Effects.
I’ve been using the product for a little over a week at this point and I’ve already noticed a dramatic increase in the elasticity and overall glow of my skin. Olay Whips: Total Effects adds moisture (obviously) to your skin which in turn helps deliver more vibrant and glowy skin. Added moisture helps with skin elasticity and overall skin hydration. As you grow “wiser in years” this practice helps protect the integrity of your skin and age with grace rather than a shocking set of unannounced wrinkles, no thanks!
I apply moisturizer both morning and night. I’m a 2x a day shower kind of gal and the hotter the better! Did you know hot water actually zaps moisture right out of your skin/hair/etc? To combat my scalding showers, I add Olay Whips: Total Effects to my face, neck, and décolletage once I’m out of the shower, before I start putting on my body lotion. Your wet skin and open pores actually help pull in the product to your skin barriers and pores, or so I find. I also find I need less or no primer before I apply my makeup – an added timesaver in the mornings!
The product is definitely lightweight and fluffier than I had expected. I’m used to moisturizers feeling a bit thick or heavy, but Olay Whips: Total Effects is featherweight and glides easily over my skin. I don’t find my skin feeling “sticky” after applying either – I hate that feeling! Rather I’m left with a dewy glow that makes me feel quite radiant. The quick absorption doesn’t leave me waiting to apply my makeup, another timesaver! The composition of the formula helps oil absorption throughout the day. Has anyone ever experienced that mid-afternoon shine? Yuck! I’m seeing such an improvement in this especially – my T-zone was the worst about showing itself in the afternoons. I don’t know about you but I’d much more welcome the idea of people looking at me because my skin and makeup STILL look amazing late in the day rather than staring because the oil is just oozing from your face, ew.
I must say I’m highly pleased with my skin since incorporating Olay Whips: Total Effects into my skincare routine. I’ve said many times I’m the absolute worst when it comes to drinking enough water (which also does wonders for your complexion) but I feel better about it with Olay Whips: Total Effects to the rescue! Now my winter skin looks radiant instead of peely, tired, and super thirsty!