Thursday, July 17, 2008
Ole Olay (Part 2)
I think it takes a week or two to detect changes from new facial products. I am on an Olay Regenerist kick and the results are mixed. I could not bear the noxious scent of the CVS version of Olay's Daily Regenerating Serum, so I exchanged it for the real deal. Better smell, equally semi slimy texture. I will finish the bottle, but move on to another serum, probably something with hyaluronic acid, (for plumping). I also purchased the Rejuvenating Eye Serum...the total contents could fit in an eye dropper. I can see a slight difference, perhaps a wee bit brighter under the eye, since I seem to need less concealer, in the morning. Sometimes I feel like a complete sucker for giving in and buy separate eye products...how much difference could it make if you slopped your face cream on your eyes??? Why do eyes get a separate marketing plan??? Not to mention a whole other shelf in my medicine cabinet. Gee, I wonder what the cosmetics companies are getting out of it???
I am still loving the Regenerist Firming and Sculpting cream. My jaw line and neck do look firmer. (Best test, sit straight up with a hairdressing robe, fastened too tightly at the neck. If you never thought you were a waddle candidate, think again)...this stuff is working. The blue ribbon winner in the Regenerist stable, however, is the Daily Mini Peel with glycolic acid. I am loving this stuff. It has a mildly, (but not unpleasant) gritty texture, it warms on contact with damp skin and it rinses off easily. The best part??? After the first time you use it, you will see immediate improvement in tone and clarity. With continued use, my skin looks brighter and make up applies more smoothly. On a daily basis, this is equal to the benefits I was receiving from weekly use, of Estee Lauder's Perfectionist Peel, which contains 30% glycolic acid. Let's see, $90.00 or $14.99... Which one are you buying tonight???
Bet I can guess...don't forget to pick up some toothpaste while you are there.