I am a lady of a certain age now. And I say lady in the sense of when kids are acting up in front of me, their Mums now say "Stop that now or The Lady will put you out". Not The Girl.... No, I'm The Lady. But sure listen, we're all getting older and I've about 89% accepted that. Over the years I've tried to look after my skin and I think it's worked out well because when I say to people that I'm 40, their reactions make me believe that A) they've been working on their method acting and are saying what they think I want to hear, or B) I've been minding my skin. But now is not the time to get complacent. And that's where Olay comes in!
For the past few weeks, I've been trialling Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream as only a beauty blogger can - with notes, photos and thorough investigation of my face on a daily basis. The brand ran a trial last month with 100 women trying Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream for 14 days. Each woman reported back on their findings and a huge 84% said they'd recommend it to a friend. I love a good study and was excited to see if I'd be part of the 84%!
Aimed at those between the ages of 30 and 60, Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream promises to help lift and tighten the skin. And as I am in the thick of that age range and am firmly in the whole "age is just a number" camp, I just want to slow down the ageing process a bit. I know it's going to happen to me, but slow and steady wins the actual race am I right?
With ingredients including vitamin B3 to help maintain the skin's moisture barrier, Pro vitamin B5 to help with the skin's suppleness and overall elasticity, my beloved glycerin which forms a protective moisture barrier on the skin and vitamin E which we all know helps moisturise the skin and protects it from free radical damage, I knew Olay were speaking my language and my face was ready for action.
It has quite thick texture in the pot, but when applied, this lightly scented cream absorbs into my skin quickly and dries to a matte finish, making my slap dash job of applying foundation while brushing my hair all the easier. I'm a brilliant multi tasker and my morning routine is always a good 5-10 minutes behind schedule so having something that works quickly and effectively makes me want to use it every day.
I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to see quick results when it comes to skincare. For me when using Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream, I first noticed the change in how my skin felt. My cheeks felt plumper without feeling tight and there was a definite improvement in my skin tone all round. It took care of the few dry patches on my forehead and cheeks and as the weeks have gone on, my skin is smooth, soft and firmer. I'm lucky in that I don't have a huge amount of fine lines yet despite having a massive forehead and a ridiculously expressive face and I'd like to keep it like that for the next while thanks very much.
I know what it's like to be standing in front of a load of face creams and get completely overwhelmed. There's such a massive selection on the market now that they all start to look the same. And I know I might be showing my age even more now (but not through my skin right?) but Olay is a brand that so many of us know and trust. They know we want results, we don't want to spend a fortune and we want to be able to walk into a chemist or shop and pick up something we recognise and know we can rely on! If you're looking to get cracking with a proper skincare routine, then Olay's Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream won't break the bank. And there's a whole heap of products in the Firm & Lift range if you really wanted to get stuck into a new routine for your skin! Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream is on shelves now and will only set you back €14. Grand job altogether!