While I may not look my age or feel it, I’m in my mid-forties. It seems like new wrinkles are popping up every day, I still get breakouts occasionally (so not fair), and I have too many freckles from sun damage. I lead a busy life and I need things simple in my skin regimen. One to 2 products, max – I honestly can’t deal with more. I also wanted sunscreen included in the products I use, so I could make sure I wear it every day — but don’t have to really think about it. With a history of skin cancer in my family, not wearing sunscreen is plain dumb. When Olay reached out to me to do a 28 Skin Study, I was intrigued. I going to use their Olay Skin Advisor Tool, right on my iPhone, get the products they recommended, and keep a log of what my skin looked like for 28 days. Would it change in 28 days?
I found the Skin Advisor Tool at https://skinadvisor.olay.com. I used it on my iPhone, but you can go on any computer or tablet to access it (just make sure to enable camera access).
The whole process takes several minutes. It asks you to take a selfie and then analyzes your color, eye lines, wrinkles, and more – giving you an age estimate. Then it gives you specific product recommendations for your skincare needs. I was actually pleased that the Olay Skin Advisor gave my skin age as 36 and it recommended two products for me – Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerating Cream Cleanser and Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Micro-Sculpting Cream with Sunscreen (Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer). I went to my local Walmart to pick up both those products.
I grabbed the last Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Micro-Sculpting Cream with Sunscreen, which made me really pleased that what was recommended for me was super popular.
I was a little more nervous with the cleanser. I don’t really spend a lot of time cleaning my face — I basically wipe off makeup and call it a day. At my age, however, that’s probably not the smartest thing. Plus, my sensory issues come out. I HATE washing my face. Luckily, the Regenerating Cream Cleanser (while a little gritty) didn’t bother me. I put it on, washed my facethoroughly, and then rinsed it off. I felt like it really cleaned my face.
This was my morning routine.
I used a washcloth to get the cleanser off.
Then I put Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Micro-Sculpting Cream with Sunscreen (Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer).
I forget to wear sunscreen every day — I really only put it on in hotter weather. But I should wear it every day. Using a good moisturizer with sunscreen in it is a smart thing. The Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Micro-Sculpting Cream with Sunscreen went on very light, so light that I didn’t mind it (hello, sensory issues). I felt very moisturized.
My 28 Day Skin Study:
Here’s the first day – before I started using the Olay products.
Check out my Flipagram gallery below for how I looked from Day 1 to Day 28.
Here’s how I looked on Day 28.
Did I see results in 28 days? I actually did. My skin was smoother and felt very hydrated. I have a wrinkle in the middle of my forehead that I call Fred. I’ve had the wrinkle for a while and it is something that I am always aware of and dislike. During the 28 Day Skin Study, Fred the wrinkle got smaller. People weren’t sure what I was doing (and I didn’t tell them), but I did get the compliment that my skin was glowing from several people. My husband, who knew what I was doing, remarked that I really looked rested and my skin was smoother.
Can I keep this up? Absolutely. To see results in only 28 days and finally have an easy skin care regimen that I can handle? To continue with the two Olay products is a no brainer. I also love that sunscreen is included in the moisturizer.
So, take the Olay 28 Day Skin Study for yourself and see what the Skin Advisor Tool recommends for you! Be sure to pick up your Olay Products at Walmart.
Olay 28 Day Skin Study: My Results are In!