If you suffer from the dreaded summer shine, listen up! I've partnered with Olay to share all about Olay Whips, a product that's been working wonders for me this summer.
I have oily skin. There's no sugar coating it. In fact, I'd even describe myself as greasy on some days. My scalp, my face, all of it. To top it off, I also started having acne right after my kids were born. Um hello?! Isn't acne something that you deal with when you're a teenager? The fact that I suffer from it in my thirties is just plain obnoxious. I started a new prescription retinoid earlier this year that's helped immensely, but if I'm not careful it can really dry out my skin. Moisturizing my face is an absolute necessity.
BUT, it can really be a struggle in my head to moisturize my skin when I know it's prone to being oily and shiny. Especially lately since I've added yet another layer of complexity (well, it's complex in my head anyway). I started a new healthy habit a little over 3 months ago and sweating has become part of my daily routine. I joined a gym and I've been going to boot camp 4-5 days per week. I also decided that I wanted to start running again and I've been hitting the pavement 2-3 days per week. To my surprise, it's actually going well! I'm seeing changes in my body and feeling stronger and healthier. The only issue has been my skin.
Even if I wake up early to run, it seems I can't quite escape the Florida heat and humidity. Not to mention the sun. Despite running before 9 AM I'm still coming home with a bit of a tan and sun damage. I've started wearing sunscreen on my body, but I dread applying it to my face. When you're already prone to oily skin, the last thing you want to do is add greasy sunscreen to your face. Plus, every time I tried to wear the oil-free sunscreens designed for the face, I'd break out. I was just putting on a visor and hoping for the best but then I noticed dark spots appearing on my checks and I am NOT okay with that.
My mom handed me a bottle of Olay moisturizer when I was a just a teen and told me to live by these two rules: never go to bed with makeup on your face and never go outside without sunscreen. So, I went back to my roots and turned to my trusted friend, Olay.
Olay Whips Review
I've started using Olay Total Effects Whip with SPF 25 and I can honestly say that this product feels different than any other facial moisturizer I've ever used. Olay touts their Whips as having a light as air finish and they are serious.
This moisturizer feels rich and creamy, but thanks to its Active Rush technology, the cream turns into liquid as soon as it hits your skin. It blends into my skin perfectly and feels virtually weightless. Best of all, it delivers a smooth matte finish. My skin feels dew-kissed, but not oily or shiny. Even in the afternoon, my skin looks on point.
What makes Olay Whips even more of a skincare unicorn is the fact that it can act as a primer. You can totally skip the primer and save time by just using Olay Whips. It absorbs instantly so you don’t even have to wait for it to dry before applying your liquid makeup.
Or, if you're like me and skip the makeup in favor of a workout, Olay Whips can leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and protected without the shine. I love that I get broad spectrum SPF 25 UVA/UVB protection from my Olay Total Effects Whip, along with 7 other skin benefits: actively replenishes nourishing moisture, evens skin tone appearance, enhances brightness, visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the look of pores, restores firmness + visibly reduces dark spots
Moisturizing formula formulated with VitaNiacin Complex II and Vitamins C & E for visibly healthier skin.
Want to see just how smooth Olay Total Effects Whip Face Moisturizer blends?
Check out my video review to see it up close!
I've partnered with Olay for this sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.