I often have people comment on my coloring– my fair skin and super dark hair. But I can’t say that I get too many skin comments. About three weeks into using Olay’s Retinol24 Moisturizer though, the craziest thing happened. It’s going to sound like I made this up because it’s a sponsored post but I swear on my life this happened. I’m standing in line at the airport and this woman comes up to me, leans in closely, and goes: “Your skin is BEAUTIFUL. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.”
Usually, when I use a skincare product, I notice differences and that’s been the case with Olay’s Retinol24 Moisturizer with the added bonus that other people have noticed too. And it feels great.
Retinol is one of the most effective products to use on your skin, but some can cause irritation. Olay formulated their products to be non-greasy (!!!!!!!) and intensely moisturizing, which makes their retinol line effective with virtually no irritation. I have sensitive skin and was pleased that I had no reaction. Instead, I woke up every morning with dewy and even skin.
Olay formulated three Retinol24 products. A moisturizer to replace your evening moisturizer, an eye cream to use after moisturizing, and a serum to use after cleansing or before moisturizing. You may have caught my Instagram story where I broke into a 100% edible “skin-mergency” kit containing the products a few weeks ago. All three will give you brighter, smoother skin in 24 hours and provides 24 hours of hydration. They really took some of the biggest issues women face (e.g. too expensive, causes irritation) with retinol into consideration.
Of the three, I found myself gravitating towards the moisturizer. I have been on the hunt for a new moisturizer and now the hunt is officially over. I didn’t stop at my face though– I brought the moisturizer all the way down to my neck. I am trying in earnest to avoid getting “text neck” just as much as I’d like to prevent fine lines on my face.
I took a picture of my face without makeup at the beginning of this four-week challenge and I have to say that I thought my skin looked great because I’ve been taking pretty great care of it. I worried though that there wouldn’t be any room for improvement because I thought that was as good as my skin could look. But…. UM! Look how much more even, bright, and smooth my face looks after just four weeks of using the Olay Retinol24 Moisturizer?! I am impressed.
Not only do I love how my skin is looking bare-faced, but I also have found that my foundation applies more evenly and I need less of it because my skin is so hydrated with a smoother surface.
And did I mention how affordable it is?!
Thank you Olay for sponsoring this post.