22, 09, 2017
For my birthday this year, I went to the spa for a facial. And when I tell ya’ll that it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life– I’m not even exaggerating. I got a chance to speak with a licensed esthetician and learn about my skin’s needs: dryness due to improper moisturizing, uneven skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation and dull skin. Common concerns that us melananted beauties tend to have.
A few days after my facial I was invited to try four products from the Olay Luminous line addressing all of my skin concerns.
Over a 28 day period, I tried the
I was excited to try these products because the packaging was so luxe: high-end look with a drugstore price (my fav by the way). I’m a sucker for good packaging. If you want me to try or buy anything, wrap it up nicely.
Now let’s get into the nitty gritty…
First, I used the Olay Luminous Micellar Water. It’s supposed to cleanse, remove makeup and impurities, without leaving the skin dry. It’s perfect if you’re a lazy girl like me but still want great results. There were days when I literally laid in bed and cleansed my face. Most days, a couple of pumps and two cotton pads were sufficient to cleanse. On days when I wore makeup, however, I used more.
Pros: Removed dirt and build up well and left my skin feeling soft, not dry or tight.
Cons: When wearing heavy makeup, I would recommend using a cleanser and then follow up with the Micellar Water.
After cleansing, the next step is the Olay Luminous Miracle Boost Concentrate. When I first started this regimen, the Micellar Water was my favorite product because it was quick to use, but the Miracle Boost Concentrate quickly moved up to number one. It’s supposed to fade the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone. My dark spots did appear smoothed over. Plus, it made my skin feel well hydrated. I wanted to use it as my primary moisturizer because it felt that good.
Pros: It’s everything!
Cons: I only got one bottle.
The final step, during the day, is the Olay Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion. The lotion is supposed to hydrate the skin from within, even skin tone, reduce the look of dark spots and leave skin glowing. The lotion paired with the Miracle Boost Concentrate is a killer combo. After only a few days, I could already see that my skin was getting brighter. I usually prefer thicker moisturizers. I’m the girl that isn’t happy unless I’ve slathered Shea Butter on my face. However, I didn’t mind this lightweight lotion. It was light enough to not be Shea Butter and heavy enough so that I didn’t need to use a large amount of product on my face.
Pros: Light, yet thick enough for me. It also works very well with the Miracle Boost Concentrate to reduce dullness and give me a glow.
Cons: Doesn’t contain any sunscreen which is important to my skincare regimen.
After the Miracle Boost Concentrate, this is my second favorite product of the whole regimen. Olay must have known that I was going to love this because they made this bottle much bigger than the other products. I got 4.5 fl oz of this hydrating goodness. Before starting this regimen, I was using coconut oil as my night time moisturizer. Now, I love the oils as much as the next person but I was still waking up with a dry and flaky face. I have seborrheic dermatitis so the flaky skin is a major struggle for me. Since using the overnight mask, I haven’t even felt as much as a dry patch.
Pros: Loaded with humectants and antioxidants to keep skin moisturized and healthy.
Cons: Can’t think of any.
Overall, I enjoyed trying these products. It worked well for reducing the dullness, hydrating my skin and making it brighter. Even people around me could tell that my skin was glowing.
I prefer to use a whole line or system because products are formulated to work together. They build on the ingredients of each other to deliver maximum results. I’m going to look into getting the cleanser and lotion with SPF from the Olay Luminous line.