Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
One of the best parts about being a blogger is getting the chance to work with brands you have been using for years, sometimes even decades. It honestly feels like a dream come true and being able to share products that I actually use and love with you guys. It makes me so happy.
Here’s a little back story about me and Olay. Olay has been one of those brands that has been a staple for me during various phases of my life. In high school, I had the worst acne ever. Like, I was terrified to even go to school it was so bad. I spent so many nights crying and feeling ashamed of my skin. After trying every single drug and topical product; my dermatologist put me on Accutane. While this saved my skin, the entire process was pretty rough on me physically and emotionally.
My skin was SO dry, my lips were always peeling, and the skin on my face and arms were always flaking off. I discovered an Olay moisturizer that truly saved my skin. At that time in my life, I didn’t know what I know now, so I was always using oil-free and benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid type products. Once I tried Olay, I finally understood that I actually needed that kind of hydrating moisturizer to fix my skin. I still remember the way it smells, and whenever I use it now it always brings back so many memories.
Fast-forward fifteen years (I really aged myself here, didn’t I?), and Olay is still a staple in my skincare routine. Their new Total Effects Whip has quickly become my latest obsession. Here’s why: even though it’s lightweight it offers powerful hydration. It’s a 7 in 1 multi-tasker for brighter, healthier skin.
My favorite part is that it instantly absorbs into skin, so you don’t have to wait for it to dry before putting on your makeup. This is such a time saver and definitely makes a difference on those busy days. It doesn’t make you shiny. You all know what I’m talking about and that is the worst. It leaves skin feeling velvety smooth; I have actually been using this as my primer! It helps makeup go on smoother, and last longer. I’ve been using it day and night and definitely notice that my skin is looking and feeling smoother.
You can try it out for yourself here!