*** This post is sponsored by Olay ***
||Olay Retinol24 Serum ||
Ashley and I are retinol obsessed. It truly is the holy grail of all beauty items. It fights all the main sigs of aging, it increases cell turnover, and it is a potent natural exfoliator. In our opinion, if you are over the age of 25 – a retinol should be part of your everyday skincare. Just to hammer the point home… it is also preventative.
One of the main things we hear from you is how cost prohibitive normal retinol skin care systems are. We get it. It’s not fun fun dropping SO much money on retinol. But at our ages, it is a necessary step in our skin care regimens. We also hear – time and time again – that retinol is SO incredibly drying.
Thankfully with their new OTC retinol collection, Retinol24, Olay addressed these top two concerns with retinol. First things first… Their new line is SO affordable. They sent the eye cream, the serum, and the face cream to me to test last month, and if you’re looking for anti aging products that are efficient, gentle and cost effective… this line is perfect for you. I, personally, loved the serum most – I will get to that in a bit – but first, let’s talk about the WHOLE line.
The Retinol24 collection is designed to address the main issues women have with retinols – price, efficiency, and skin irritation – all while giving women visible improvements in fine lines & wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores. Retinol24 is made with a combination of B3 and Olay’s most transformative Retinoid Complex, which includes TWO types of retinol. It was specially formulated to provide an indulgent 24 hours of hydration and virtually no irritation. What’s more, 96% of women in a clinical study found that they had no increased irritation when using Retinol 24. That is SERIOUSLY incredible.
I LOVED the Retinol24 serum. I tried all three of the products, but to me the serum was the easiest to use and it made the most sense. There are three different Retinol24 products – but you really only need one. If I had to pick my favorite, it would obviously would be the serum. It is a very thin formulation which allows it to spread easily over the skin and to dry quickly as you finish your nighttime routine. I loved how hydrating it was and I really liked that it never felt sticky or irritating. I also love that it is fragrance free. As someone who has VERY sensitive skin, this really helps.
Be sure when you are using a retinol, to use it at night and to ALWAYS use your sunscreen throughout the day. All retinols make your skin more sensitive to sun as the point of using them is to regenerate new, fresh skin cells. So you want to be SUPER certain to protect your skin from the sun when you are using them.
I am thrilled to finally have an answer for a problem that so many of you write to us about when we talk about retinol products. Olay addressed all of our and your main concerns with retinols with Retinol24– price, efficiency, and irritation. I think this is an amazing option for any woman looking to start on a retinol system, or someone looking for a cost effective retinol option. Thank you OLAY!