All posts tagged: olay

3:3:1 – Simplified Skin Care

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been on a mission to simplify. I began by examining parts of my life that I felt were overcomplicated, and skincare was one of these areas. I was spending too much money, effort, and time on my regime – and I was constantly buying things I didn’t finish – always on the lookout for the next miracle product that would be ‘the one’. After a final clear out, I’ve settled on a system which uses a few carefully curated products. I’m not longer layering loads of products on my face and am instead using one product at a time to achieve smooth, clear skin that doesn’t need much makeup (another money/effort/time saver). My system works like this: I alternate three nights of retinol treatment with three nights of alpha hydroxy treatment and then follow up with one night of skin nutrition, hence the 3:3:1. It’s simple, easy, and I don’t need to spend a lot of money to get great results. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights, I …

Olay Regenerist 3-Point Cream

A few weeks ago, I noticed I was running low on my usual night cream.  It’s quite expensive, but I do feel it works.  I’d heard about Olay’s Regenerist 3-Point Cream from a trusted YouTuber I follow, so I decided to give it a try.  If it’s as good as advertised, it could save me quite a bit of money. Because I’m sensitive, I went for the unscented version and I’m happy to report it works well.  It contains niacinamide, panthenol, hyaluronc acidm and an aminopeptide complex so it feeds as well as hydrates the skin.  It claims to firm and lift sagging skin, but I’ve not yet seen this effect.  The texture of my skin has improved, though.  The little lines under my eyes have diminished and my skin appears more hydrated and healthy. At £30, Olay Regenerist 3-Point Cream is a bargain, and I can honestly say it works as well as the £125 cream I’ve been using for the past year.  It agrees with my sensitive skin, plumps out fine lines and keeps my face feeling hydrated and …

Exfoliating Products

When it comes to exfoliation, I much prefer the chemical variety.  Chemical exfoliants tend to be gentler, with no scratchy particles to possibly break or damage skin.  But that’s not to say that I always use them.  There are some fantastic facial scrubs that do a great job of removing dead skin without damaging what’s underneath. I’ve mentioned before that Olay’s European marketing annoys me, and they’ve once again managed by ceasing to offer their brilliant Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel System to their customers in the UK.  For improving skin tone and brightening skin, I’ve found nothing better.  It’s quick to use and gives instant results.  Do take care with sensitive skin, though.  It isn’t particularly scratchy, but the activator step is very active. For a gentler experience, Oskia’s Micro Exfoliating Balm is a nourishing facial scrub with tiny, smooth silica particles that will not aggravate skin. Instead, it leaves skin silky, bouncy and glowing. If you prefer a cleaner-mask combo, try Aurelia’s Refine & Polish Miracle Balm.  By applying this thick, rich balm into the skin and then …

In-Shower Body Moisturisers

I have a love/hate relationship with body lotion.  I love it because it makes my dry, flaky skin feel soothed and comfortable, but I hate it because it’s a pain to apply and can sometimes take ages to sink in.  Pulling tights over freshly-moisturised legs isn’t pleasant, and I find I often skip body lotion altogether because I can’t stand the faff. Luckily, there is a solution.  In-shower moisturisers leave skin feeling silky soft, and you can get dressed without delay- simply apply to skin, rinse, dry off and you’re ready go. Eveline Cosmetics Argan Oil In Shower Body Lotion, £8.99, leaves behind a light barrier which keeps even the driest skin feeling soft and moisturised.  Of all the brands I’ve tried, this one feels most like a traditional body lotion.  It’s also quite heavily scented, so I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin.  It takes quite a bit of rinsing as it clings to skin quite well, but the effects do last until bedtime making it great for severely dry skin. If you find you …