I was perusing the Olay section in my local Boots a while back and I was approached by a lovely sales lady who tried to coerce me into buying the new Olay 7 Effects Sensitive SPF15. I politely listened to the sales pitch and allowed her to demonstrate the smoothness of said magical product on the back of my hand. I then pointed to the oily mess that has become my chin and asked how well it would work for me. I was swiftly ushered to a counter that housed Olay 7 Effects Wake Up Wonder. Apparently this is the product for those of us with combination skin. It was reduced to €10 (from €16 I think) so I tossed a box in my already bulging shopping basket while my Mum bought herself the sensitive product.
According to the box Wake Up Wonder works in the following ways:
- Line minimisation: Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hydration: For a health radiant glow.
- Firming: Hydrates for firmer skin appearance.
- Dullness: Improves skin surface dullness.
- Exfoliation: Smoothes and evens skin texture.
- Pore appearance: Helps minimise the appearance of pores.
- Antioxidant: Helps to prevent free radical damage to skin’s surface layers.
Does it work?
That’s a bit of a tall order but for the most part, it works. It most definitely makes fine lines look less, even if it is just an illusion. I wonder if it would do anything for wrinkles though, since they’re deeper than lines and harder to disguise – I’m not in a position to test that one out yet :) Hydration wise, my skin stayed moisturised all day without any richness or heaviness. My dry bits didn’t look chapped as the day went on and my oily bits weren’t out of control. My skin did also feel a little firmer, but nothing to write home about – bear in mind that I’m still in my 20’s. I would say I saw the most improvement in dullness. Pregnancy hormones have left me with a beautiful ashen complexion and Wake Up Wonder seriously helps in this department. It gives the skin a soft focus glow that counteracts knackered grey looking skin (video coming on this soon). My skin also felt really smooth after 2 weeks of use and the soft-focus glow I mentioned does seem to make pores less noticeable – again, an illusion, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s altering your skin somehow. I should also point out that this hasn’t caused a breakout either. ( I have been using my usual spot fighting arsenal too).
Would I buy again?
Yes. It’s by no means a life changer but it works for my skin type and it’s affordable. ‘Nuff said :)
A note on Olay 7 Effects Sensitive SPF15 – My mum loves it. She finds it moisturising and calming on her skin. She’s quite dry so uses this in the morning and a rich cream at night. She said she would definitely re-purchase.
Have you tried any of these?
Ok, stating that something is the best product ever is a tall order. I thought I better qualify.
First of all, here is the beaut in question…
Olay 3 Point Serum is the best product for me for the following reasons:
1. It cleared all of my spots. Yes, all. This is a happy side affect of this product. I know this is an anti-ageing product but this is not why I use it at all.
2. It makes my pores look normal, rather than irregular and swollen. It also reduces blackheads
3. It calms my red areas.
4. It doesn’t dry my skin out
5. It firms my skin and leaves it feeling taught.
4. It’s amazing when used in conjunction with Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash. I highly recommend using these together.
5. It’s cheap – at least when you buy it on ebay, like I do. (The seller I used – Link!) I also bought a little set to try it out which contained a full cleanser (which is amazing – review to follow) and a few other samples (from this seller here Link!)It was a good way to try out 5 Olay products, two of which are firm favourites.
I LOVE IT!!
As I mentioned on Facebook, I ran out of my sample bottle last week and ordered some more on ebay. In the meantime my skin started to misbehave. The new serum arrived yesterday and my skin already looks less spotty today.
My skin issues are…
- Clogged pores
- Enlarged pores – irregular shape
- Early signs of ageing (Doubt it matters if you have this issue or not)
- Combination skin
If you have similar issues I highly recommend you give this a whirl! Like all skin care it’s not for everyone but I am delighted with the results.
Whilst cleaning out the press under my bathroom sink last week I found a tonne of unloved products. At the very back I found Olay Daily Facials Clarity Daily Scrub.
I bought this last year used it a handful of times and moved on, the usual story. In the interest of clearing out the press I decided to use it up.
I have been using it for nine days now and I have to admit, I like it.
It contains tiny little beads, so tiny and so few that I’m not sure how exfoliating this product is. This doesn’t bother me since I have been using it as a cleanser morning and evening. I follow with Liz Earl toner and Origins Mega Mushroom Serum (video review coming soon on this one!).
My skin has been quite sensitive lately so I was expecting a little irritation. Not so. My skin feels soft. I actually look forward to using it before bed.
The only thing that puts me off is the colour, it’s blue!
The scrub contains green tea, aloe vera and salicylic acid which makes this a good option for those of use who suffer from spots.
As much as I’m enjoying using the wash I’m not sure if I would repurchase. We’ll see! It costs around £4.50 / €6 for 150ml’s.
What are your thoughts on Olay products? Are there any that you recommend?
According to the box Complete Olay Touch of Sun Moisturiser SPF15 provides your skin with everything it needs to be healthy whilst adding a little self tan to you skin each day. That’s a bit of a tall order but I do like Olay creams so I decided to give it a whirl, it was also on special in Boots last month.
The lotion felt a little too thick and greasy for my liking. Although it didn’t break me out, it certainly has the potential to break someone out. The good news is that it didn’t leave a film on the skin. It also doesn’t smell like fake tan which is always a bonus.
This cream contains DHA to tan the skin. I didn’t have high expectations for this part of the deal but I was pleasantly surprised. I used it before I jetted off to the sun and found that it added a very subtle glow following the first application. After the second day it provided a light tan. It wasn’t orange or streaky on my skin.
It comes is light/medium and medium/dark. I bought the latter, light tans don’t show up on my skin. I recently read a review written by a very fair and sensitive skinned lady who said that it made her skin look a little orange and broke her out. I haven’t
It occurred to me that I should probably start thinking about anti-aging products. I do use SPF in the daytime all year round but I wondered could I be doing more. At the moment fine lines aren’t visible but I want to be prepared.
The problem is that I’m still prone to breakouts on my chin. This is a bit of an annoying situation since most anti-aging moisturisers are too rich for my skin and will no doubt end in a major breakout. So I started my search for a product that is designed for my age and my skin type. It has not been a very easy or successful search but I did come across Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging plus Blemish Control in Boots.
I have been using this morning and night for a month now. I decided it was time to share my thoughts on this product.
It contains beta hydroxy acid and 1.5% salicylic acid (for those with breakouts). I have it on good authority that this moisturiser had a low ph which could irritate sensitive skin, although it didn’t irritate mine.
I have been applying this product straight after cleansing with All About Carrotts cleanser, blending in with my fingertips. I’m not