Luminosity, Shine-Free & Hydration All in a Moisturizer
An Incredible Moisturizer At Your Disposal
This post is in collaboration with Olay. As always, all opinions and thoughts are honest and my own.
When a product tells me its benefits include regenerating, sun protection and younger radiant skin, you know I'm going to get into the product to ensure it does all the things it says it will. There's no denying that, and that's how this blog came to be. I had to prove products' claims were absolutely ridiculous, OR confirm they do all the things they say they do- and that’s exactly what I did with the new Olay Whips collection.
The best way to describe the Olay Luminous Whip in a few words is well-rounded or better yet, a multi-tasker. It has all the traits of a good moisturizer, but also the traits of a primer, moisturizing serum and a matte powder.
The most noticeable thing I see with using this moisturizer is that it plumps up my skin (almost instantly) making me look awake and rejuvenated right out of the gate. After I apply this the face, I look luminous and have such a gorgeous healthy glow. When I say luminous, I definitely do not mean oily because some may think it's one and the same. Luminosity is a gorgeous healthy glow, whereas oiliness looks borderline sweaty.
This formulation has PearlOpticsTM science which gives you a lasting healthy radiance; this is perfect for the cold winter months when your skin is just dull and dehydrated from the colder weather. However, in the spring and summer, the weather will cause some of the same issues so this moisturizer comes in handy year-round.
One of my favorite long-term traits about a moisturizer is that while it is hydrating, it also keeps the skin looking matte. This is the case for Olay Luminous Whips. For someone who has not only an afternoon shine, more like an 11 AM shine, I cannot explain how happy I was using this moisturizer and seeing no shine on my skin all day. The formulation is unique and has ingredients that help absorb oils in the skin throughout the day. It's a constant process where the skin absorbs those oils which then in turn keeps your skin looking free and matte. What a brilliant concept, and I love being able to stay matte, but also luminous, throughout the day. It's a win win.
Something that makes applying moisturizer every morning a lot easier, is the idea that it will blend efficiently into the skin. If a moisturizer does not blend well (and quickly) it becomes too annoying to apply which means it goes to the back of the skincare cabinet. While this is easily blendable, it is not a thin consistency. I absolutely love the consistency of the formulation because it's not overly thick, and it's definitely not thin either. The true definition of perfect consistency.
Along with its lovely consistency and easy absorbency, it is an excellent formulation that acts like a primer. It has that velvety feel, which is the perfect base for applying makeup. Because it absorbs quickly, you can apply the moisturizer and then apply makeup right after so you're not waiting for several minutes to let your moisturizer dry.
The other characteristic I've noticed is in regards to the fact that this moisturizes the skin while also helping balance skin tone. Normally I am quite red throughout the day, but this moisturizer is neutralizing that tone and make my skin look much more even. In addition to that, it is helping to eliminate the appearance of my pores, which never look too great when my skin is luminous. Something about luminosity and pores usually doesn't go well together, but this moisturizer is an anomaly.
Ok, so let's rewind shall we? A moisturizer that absorbs oils throughout the day making skin shine free. Provides hydration, even for those cold cracked winter days when skin is in serious need of moisture. Smells pleasant and absorbs quickly into the skin. Makes skin more even-toned and helps reduce pores. It's almost too good to be true, but I promise you it is just as good as I am claiming it to be. This is the moisturizer you need in your life, right now!