This post was written in collaboration with Olay. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
You guys know I am no expert when it comes to skincare. There are days where I follow an immaculate routine. There are days where a makeup remover wipe is as good as it gets. As I get older, I’m realizing more and more how important my skincare actually is and I consider myself hashtag blessed that my friends at Olay are making quality skincare attainable for all of us.
I’ve used Olay products for years – you know this – but was so excited to try their new Retinol24 Collection. I’ve heard my favorite beauty bloggers talk about retinol for a while but was extremely intimidated by it all.
Fun fact: retinol is the #1 most searched skincare ingredient on Google. It’s the #1 most dermatologist-recommended ingredient and there have been more than 5,000 new retinol products launched globally since 2016. Woah.
Another fact: more than half of women who have used retinol, gave up after less than one month. Whether it was experienced irritation, the cost was too expensive (my hesitation for sure), or they didn’t see results safe to say there’s been something missing in the market.
Until now. Olay’s Retinol24 collection is formulated with an unprecedented combination of B3 plus Olay’s most transformative Retinoid Complex, including two types of retinol. Giving women visible improvements in fine lines & wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores this new collection is a must-try.
I put the collection to test over the past four weeks and have been blown away by the results. My biggest takeaway: retinol doesn’t have to irritate your skin to work. Check out my full experience with the Olay Retinol24 Collection and how I’m switching up my skincare routine.
Meet the Olay Retinol24 Collection
Olay created Retinol24 in three different forms to allow for flexibility within your routine. I love that you can select what works best for you and your skin. Prepare to see a visible skin transformation in about four weeks. Yes, four weeks.
While I loved each of the products in the new collection, the one that I’ve used consistently over the past four weeks has been the moisturizer. And it’s here to stay. In the past, I’ve been really bad about using a daily moisturizer so having the opportunity to try something new consistently has flipped my perspective on skincare altogether. My skin is visibly brighter. It’s so smooth. As we head into the colder months this season, you better believe I will be using my new Olay Retinol24 moisturizer every single day.
Q: What does retinol do for your face?
A: In my experience, over the past four weeks, I’ve noticed that my skin is brighter and smoother. Retinol24 provides 24-hour hydration and one of the things I love most is that I feel more confident going makeup-free more often as a result.
Q: Which products have the highest amount of retinol?
A: The amount of retinol doesn’t matter so much as the way it’s combined with other ingredients. Retinol is an incredibly difficult ingredient to formulate as it degrades when exposed to air, sun and heat. Olay’s proprietary formula remains stable and potent from first use to last. Olay’s formula with vitamin B3 plus retinoid complex hydrates better than the #1 bestselling retinol.
Q: Should I use retinol before or after I moisturize?
A: Olay’s Retinol24 collection was designed in three forms to make it easier to find the perfect place in your routine:
Moisturizer – replace your daily moisturizer
Eye cream – apply after moisturizer
Serum – apply after cleansing, but before moisturizing