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I’ve been enjoying summer sans several hurdles (illness being a major hurdle over the past month). One thing that I have been doing is spending weekends at the family cottage several hours north in ‘cottage country’ -a term that I learned (by living in Canada) could be anywhere there are cottages. It’s a beautiful serene place, right on a lake. It’s rustic. I gave up being rustic (for the most part) in 2001 after my honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. However, I’ll compromise for the cottage….there’s a toilet, running water, and electricity. Still haven’t ventured into the shower there yet (probably never will). For that reason, when I get back-first order of business, take a thorough shower and CLEAN MY FACE & BODY. I’d like to walk you through some of the products I use to do this. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of these products and if you like them or not!
Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-aging micro sculpting cream with sunscreen: This anti-aging moisturizer hydrates to regnerate volume and shape across the skin’s surface. It’s supposed to improve skin’s texture in 4 weeks and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles quickly with an Amino-Peptide Complex. This product also contains Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
While I can’t say I have noticed a significant decrease in wrinkles (and I’d love to think I don’t have any significant ones), I do notice an improved skin texture. It’s also notable that I don’t see any increase in the amount of sun damage I have on my face either!
Olay Total Effects 7 in one Anti-Aging Moisturizer with sunscreen: This is a daily moisturizer that revives skin and helps protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Formulated with Its VitaNiacin Complex and skin conditioners, it fights 7 signs of aging for younger, healthier-looking skin. Its vitamin-rich formula helps reduce the look of age spots, instantly minimize the appearance of pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I don’t use this product in combination with the sculpting cream but do alternate using the two. I like this product more for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and minimizing pores. The sunscreen is an added bonus. I also like the consistency of this-it’s not runny and it’s not thick.
Olay Deeply Clean Mineral Face Cleanser: This daily facial cleanser lathers and cleanses without over-drying skin. Specially designed for oily/combination skin types, its natural kaolin clay formula controls shine and reduces the appearance of pores in just one use. Infused with a mineral complex, it draws out impurities like a magnet for a deep, down-to-the-pores clean. Dermatologically tested, oil-free, and noncomedogenic, this cleanser has the purifying power of a mask to leave skin looking healthy and brighter.
I cannot get enough of this product. I love it as it reminds me of my charcoal cleanser from the Face Shop. I actually prefer this product as the Face Shop’s version dried my skin out! I have to agree with everything that is said-especially with the combination skin part (I don’t recommend for dry skin). I have combination skin and this is probably the best part of my nighttime skin care routine. This gets EVERYTHING off and leaves me nice and clean. I can skip astringent because I use this – which is not something I can say often. This is my ‘rockstar’ product out of these for sure.
Olay Fresh Outlast CoolingWhite Strawberry & Mint bodywash: This is designed to work with your skin’s natural pH. This lower sulfate formula has 3x more mild cleansers than before. It’s a fresh twist on cleansing. Aromas of white strawberry & mint leave you feeling refreshed and beautiful.
This needs to be a cocktail….I’m thinking an on-the-rocks type of gin or vodka? Or maybe an upscale daiquiri? Either way, this is a great bodywash to use to feel clean and smell great! Apparently over time, it’s supposed to provide vibrant, fresh, skin. I’ll keep you posted.