Stepping up my Beauty Routine with Olay

This post is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Getting the perfect balance of skincare products that work for your skin type takes months if not years to master. I’ve updated my nighttime routine time and time again because like everything my skin changes with aging, weather, exercise and overall balance of emotions. Before I got pregnant I started using the Olay Retinol24 Collection. It did wonders on my face leaving smooth and visible improvements on dark spots. I also saw how my face’s fine lines and wrinkles started to diminish significantly. I used the collection for about a month and a half. I decided to discontinue the use because retinol is not recommended for pregnant women. However, now, I’m back on my retinol game and came crawling back to the Olay Retinol24 Moisturizer. 

If you saw my previous blog post on my retinol experience, you know how obsessed I am with this product. However, if you’re just tuning in let me start with explaining what retinol is exactly. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that smooths skin and noticeably diminishes signs of skin damage. It is the #1 product recommended by dermatologists. However, a large amount of retinol users discontinue the use of the product because it dries up areas around the face. That is what I loved most about this product specifically. It is a moisturizer so it works as a retinol but it also provides needed hydration for the skin to feel and look fresh. 

This time around I began using the Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Moisturizer in late July. The texture on the skin is buttery soft and leaves an even softer finish on the skin. I use it once a day after I remove my makeup and do my regular cleansing routine. I massage the moisturizer evenly over my face and neck. I use this product to replace my regular moisturizer in my nighttime routine which is also something that I loved; I did not have to alter my routine. 

This moisturizer penetrates deep into my skin’s surface layers. The Olay formula which is made with Vitamin B3 and Retinoid Complex helps with improving fine lines and wrinkles. In addition it diminishes dark spots and pores while hydrating the skin for 24 hours! It is just this skin beautifying product that has had amazing results on my face. I noticed results after just one use and after a week it looked like I had new skin.  This product is definitely worth that valuable real estate in your beauty cabinet. 

I noticed how I gradually began wearing less and less makeup because my skin woke up so radiant and even. I usually wear a full face of makeup almost daily to look camera ready for  pictures and events. I swear this retinol moisturizer is a game changer because I no longer have to use as many products to get ready in the morning. I began giving my face a rest from all that heavy makeup which I didn’t even think about when I began using this product. 

So many people have been raving about this product. Vogue magazine named it “Best Drugstore Moisturizer” and a “top drugstore pick.” I completely second this opinion. It boggles my mind how such a great product is accessible to so many people. Shape Magazine mentioned, “We can slather on this retinol-packed cream and still wake up with no irritation—just moisturized and radiant skin.”  This too was so impressive to me because in the past I always thought that retinol=irritation. However, this formula hydrates the skin so much there is no irritation!  

You can buy this product on Olay.com for only $28.99! I could go on and on about how much I love this product, but I would love to have conversations with you guys about your experience with retinol more. Have you ever heard of retinol? Have you introduced retinol to your nighttime routine? What are your previous experiences with retinol? Is this the first time you’ve heard of the Olay Regenerist Retinol24Collection? Have you tried the Olay Retinol Moisturizer? Did you see results like I did? Let’s talk about beauty and why this is the best retinol out there! 

xx Gina

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