In general, I’m a really big fan of the Oil of Olay line of skin care.
My mom, who worked in a department store selling a really expensive line of cosmetics, preached to me throughout my youth on the importance of using a good moisturizer.
“Right, Mom,” thought I. “I’m 29 years old, not a wrinkle in sight, fighting acne with every drying chemical known to zitkind, and I need a moisturizer? Right. That’s what old ladies need. Old ladies who have skin like yours. With wrinkles and stuff. Which will never, EVER happen to me. LOOK AT ME!!! C’mon!!!!”. Ah, the innocence, the folly, of youth! “All I need is a little soap and water, and a tub-o-benzoyl peroxide, and I’m good to go!”. Such golden memories I have, of those fleeting golden days of yore….
This WAS my thought process, way back then. And it might be yours, now. Or, you might have reached a certain age, where you’ve realized, like my smart Mom, that taking good care of your skin is absolutely critical.
This realization first began to dawn on me in my early 30′s, back when my skin was oily, and I figured out that I could use, and in fact, really, really enjoy using Oil of Olay’s oil-free moisturizer. Up to that point, my skin, which was prone to breakouts, would immediately begin a brand new crop of bumps, whenever I even mentioned the WORD moisturizer. But Oil of Olay’s oil free moisturizer I could use with no negative repercussions. In fact, I kind of used it in an unorthodox way: after I washed my face, I put a little bit more than one might normally use under my eyes, and then wiped with a tissue to remove all leftover traces of my waterproof mascara. Twofer! Cleaned, and moisturized, all at once.
In my 40′s, my face’s pimple population started to wane, and I began to realize that I might need an ACTUAL moisturizer. Long about then, Olay started promoting their Regenerist line, and again, I fell in love! It was so light and non-greasy! I could use it, and my skin felt like it could still breathe. For any one with zits in their past, we are all about keeping our pores non-clogged and breathing!
Then, recently, while investigating what I could do over-the-counter for my son’s acne, Anne mentioned to me the Oil of Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System, that seemed to compare favorably with a similar, albeit much more expensive facial scrub system, recommended by dermatologists. I bought one at Costco, and it came with the Exfoliating Cleanser and an extra brush. Then, I also bought an extra set of replacement brush heads, because I knew my daughter would want to use it, too, and I knew that you never, EVER want to share the facial brush attachment with someone else. I’m all for family togetherness, but please: keep your facial bacteria to yourself!
So, what’s my report back? I absolutely love it! Love it!!! And so do my kids, who use it regularly, without being reminded or nagged. We all love the way it makes our skin feel so very smooth after we’ve used it. I honestly think my son’s acne medication is working better, now that the dead skin cells are being effectively sloughed off before he uses his medication. Once I use it, I apply my glycolic acid cream, and then my Oil of Olay Regenerist moisturizer, and my skin feels great, and looks brighter.
I was not solicited to do this post, and have received no compensation for doing so. That’s how much I love the product.
What about you? Have you tried this product?
What skin care secrets would you like to share with the class?