This post is sponsored by Olay, as usual all thoughts and opinion is my own.
Trying to figure out what anti-aging products I should use to help me boost my skin’s elasticity, smoothness and firmness is important. I am someone who is very critical of what I see in the mirror, especially since I only survive on 5 hours of sleep…heavily interrupted. I don’t want to walk away looking tired and fatigued.
So finding a product that works and helps me tackle the above three is key. Finding one that also doesn’t break the bank is golden. Literally!
For me, when I started my research, I thought of my mother. My mother has great skin! Heck she looks amazing for her age. I know it’s crazy, there are a wide variety of anti-aging products out there ranging from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, but mother knows best. She knows the best product out there doesn’t need to cost your monthly grocery bill.
The brand she has trusted for over 20 years when it comes to skincare is Olay. Did you know that Olay has almost 70 years under their belt studying skin science? Did you also know that Olay is one of the first brand to use peptides in their anti-aging products?
If you don’t have a science background, peptides are the building blocks of protein such as collagen, elastin and keratin. These proteins are the foundation of your skin and are responsible for its texture, strength and resilience. The newcomer to my bathroom counter, Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream, delivers potent skincare with ingredients such as peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. It hydrates your skin better than the expensive stuff.
How good is it?
Well they sell 20 red jars a minute around the world.
But how good is Olay when you compare it to a $200 cream?
Today I want to walk you through an experiment with Olay’s Micro-Sculpting Cream. As an engineer, doing experiments in university was my bread and butter. I ran experiments every day so this is awesome for me – eek! First, gotta wear the lab coat to make it official. What do you think?
There is something pleasing about watching these beads soak up the moisture and get all soft. So why not use them to see how Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream compares with this $200 cream.
Grab some hydrating beads and put a few in a bowl with nothing in it. This bowl will be called our Control. We will use this to compare what the original status of the hydrating beads looked like originally.
In the second bowl, I will immerse the beads in the Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream. I’ll make sure to slather the beads so it can soak up all the goodness that came from this beautiful shiny ruby red jar.
In the third bowl, I will immerse the beads in a pricey $200 cream.
Make sure the bowl is covered and let it sit overnight.
The point of the experiment is to see how much moisture the product really offers when it comes to hydration and check the texture of the beads.
Voila! As you can see the hydrating beads that were immersed in Olay look plumper in comparison. Am I surprised?
Not really to be honest. I have been using this product for over three weeks (a few days short of 28 days to see the full results) and I have noticed some changes when it comes to the texture of my skin and its moisture retention. Olay’s Micro-Sculpting Cream uses three powerful ingredients that just work. They have niacinamide that helps retain the skin’s moisture and helps with surface skin cell turnover – it’s basically a unicorn. They have hyaluronic acid which is known to help keep the skin hydrated throughout the day.
They have amino peptides which is a chain of amino acids and building blocks of skin cells. These are proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for smoother looking skin.
This unique formula actually penetrates the skin, is proven to hydrate better than some prestige creams! With winter around the corner, it’s time to try the power of peptides and grab Olay’s affordable skin care to protect your skin.
Oh by the way, the experiment I did above is super simple and yes, you can do this at home 😉