This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence for Olay Skin Advisor and Olay. All opinions are my own! #28DaysofOlay
If you’re old enough to remember the 1970’s and 1980’s, you’ll probably remember your mother using Oil of Olay. My mother used it her whole life and I still remember the beautiful scent the face lotion had. Truth be told, I still have her last bottle for sentimental reasons. She taught me so much about caring for my own skin and keeping it looking youthful and while I have my own skin regimen that works for me, I love using tried and true products – including Olay. No longer just a brand for “mothers”, it’s created a Skin Advisor Tool to analyze your skin and let you know exactly the products you should try from its line.
What did the Olay Skin Advisor Tool have to say about my skin? The results were very enlightening.
Analyzing My Skin with Olay Skin Advisor
I have no problem admitting my age or birth date. A child of the 1970’s, we really didn’t worry about sunscreen or protecting our skin from aging until the first signs of aging showed up: fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s that I began truly taking care of my skin. I made sure to wash my face every morning and night with a PH balanced wash and use a light moisturizer with sunscreen. Honestly, I think it paid off. I get compliments on how youthful my skin is and it’s a common occurrence to have folks disbelieve my age when I tell them.
Having written that, I adore trying new skin care lines to find out if there’s any products that will keep my skin looking its best. Enter the Olay Skin Advisor. It’s a fun way to determine what your facial skin’s age is based on five specific aging areas.
Using the Olay Skin Advisor Website
Using my smartphone, I headed to the Skin Advisor website and got started. The site used 50 years of facial skin research to analyse my skin and then asked specific questions about my skin concerns and products I already use. It also asked about the frequency of my product use and how I’d like to improve my skin.
A couple more questions later I had my skin analysis right in front of me. It told me my best area (the forehead) and the worst (under eye dark circles). No surprise there. I’ve always had dark circles and have gotten really good at covering them up with concealer.
The final step gave me my unique skin care regimen that included Olay Regenerist Regenerating Skin Care Cleanser and Olay Regenerist Fragrance-Free Regenerating Serum. Its cleanser has gentle exfoliators to slough off dead skin cells and the serum is a twice a day (morning and night) application to keep my skin looking youthful. From beginning to end, the tool took less than three minutes to use and it was really fun!
Putting Olay Skin Advisor to the Test
My next step? To head to Walmart to purchase both Olay Regenerist products. Both were super easy to find in the skincare aisle. I began using the products immediately, both morning and night, and couldn’t wait to begin seeing results, which began almost immediately. I’ve never used a serum or an exfoliating cleanser before but was so happy to give them a try and to add new products to what I already use. My skin looked softer and smoother and my face had a pretty glow. I’ve never used a serum before but was so happy to give it a try to see its benefits.
I have to be truthful, the product line did make my skin break out after a week or so, which is something I haven’t had for years. My personal thought is because of the product switch, but my skin does feel much softer.
The Regenerist Regenerating Serum has a beautiful feel and texture when applying. It’s not oily but has a light feel and smooth application.
The Hands Have it: Before and After Photos
My mother always told me that the true way to tell a person’s age was to look at their hands. So, why try not it on my hands to see if the Olay Regenerist line would make a difference, right? After I applied the Olay Regenerist Serum on my face I added the what was left to my right hand. I left the left hand alone. The above photos are completely untouched, no editing at all. Check out that difference. My left hand has far more wrinkles and lines. The right? Smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Have you tried the Olay Skin Advisor yet? What are you waiting for?