Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
I’ve hit the point in my life where skincare is a must. Skincare intimidates me because there’s so much we can put on our skin. But it’s so important to try to get on top of it early so you’re not left worrying later on. I’ve been trying the Olay Retinol24 collection for over 4 weeks. Here’s what using retinol did for my skin and my experience with Olay Retinol24!
The Low Down
I’ve never used products with retinol before so it was really important for me to know how it works. One of the most interesting facts is that retinol is a difficult ingredient to formulate. It degrades when exposed to air, sun, and heat, but Olay has cracked the code.
Everyone’s skin is different but 96% of users didn’t experience irritation with Retinol24. From what I’ve researched, this is a concern people looked for in regards to retinol. Thankfully Olay has created a product that feels gentle on the skin. So let’s get into my experience.
What Olay Retinol24 Did for Me
Retinol24 did give me brighter, smoother skin, which I never realized my skin looks dull until I saw it bright! My skin is more on the drier side. Using Retinol24 leaves my skin moisturized for 24 hours and helps me not to wear foundation daily since my skin is looking better.
The products were easy to use, which is my favorite thing. Since I’m on the go, I need products that fit easily in my routine. The Retinol24 collection has a serum that you apply after you cleanse your face but before you moisturize. A moisturizer, which can replace your daily moisturizer and eye cream to apply after that.
For me, the moisturizer is by far my favorite. I use it daily and it’s the one thing I don’t miss. No matter what, it does make my skin feel smoother and it doesn’t feel heavy when I put it on or feels like it leaves behind a film. As I’m writing this, I am fully converted to this product. I woke up and my face had such a nice natural, hydrated glow so much so that I didn’t want to put makeup on.
My Final Thoughts
My skin isn’t really sensitive but will get a reaction to bad products. Retinol24 products worked so well with my skin and never had a major issue. For me, I had to make sure to thoroughly clean my face and apply the exact amount of product otherwise it would ball up a bit. But other than that, my face does feel so much better. I can go through a whole workday and still feel like my face is hydrated and bright.
Have you ever tried products with retinol? Don’t forget to check out Olay Retinol24!