By Laurie | April 11, 2013
I keep my skincare routine pretty simple. I have found things that work for me, and usually I try not to stray too far. With that said, I was still pretty excited when I was recently given the chance to try out the new Olay Fresh Effects line.
Shine, Shine Go Away!
Bead Me Up!
Long Live Moisture!
The products named above were sent in an amazing cardboard mirrored vanity. There was also a surprise for one of you, so be sure to check out the end of the post for a giveaway.
The full line of Olay Fresh Effects. I see you!
My favorite of the products are the S’Wipe Out! makeup remover wipes. I have never used this type of product to remove my makeup. Usually I just use cleanser and water. Since receiving these, I have been removing my eye making before cleansing. These are amazing. They smell clean and my face feels incredibly refreshed after using it. I am also amazed how easily one wipe will remove my tough to get off mascara. I will for sure be adding this product to my daily routine. There are only 20 wipes per package, but it’s also less than $5.
Gross, but awesome… right?
My other favorite products are the Va-Va-Vivid! and Shine, Shine Go Away! I have extremely oily and shiny skin, so this cleanser was perfect. I really like how it smells and how clean and tight my skin feels after using it. I also really like the battery powered Powered Cleansing Brush. I have owned a high end cleansing brush for several years, but this one from Olay is super small and light and really easy to use. Plus it is affordable at just under $13. It is easy to cleanse your hairline, around your nose, as well as your neck… all without making a mess. I’ve been using it for several weeks both morning and night and can really see the improvements in my skin. I have also been alternating the Bead Me Up! in order to also exfoliate. It is gentle and has an okay scent, but I definitely prefer the Shine, Shine Go Away!
Love my new skin care routine!
I know it’s a myth that moisturizing oily skin just makes the shine and oil problem worse, but I really did not like how Long Live Moisture! worked with my makeup. When applying it under makeup, my face was a complete oil slick after 30 minutes. No bueno. I do like that the gel-like texture, but for daytime it just didn’t work for me. I occasionally will use it after washing my face at night. It’s light and feels good on the skin. For the same reasons, I’m also not wild about the BB Cream! In addition to making my face super oily and shiny, it also has a really strong fragrance I just don’t care for.
The beauty of this line is that you can mix and match the products that work for you, so I am really happy to have some new products that really work for my skin type.
Are you interested in trying some of the new products from the Olay Fresh Effects Line? How about a $25 Walmart gift card to shop the products for yourself?
Simply browse Walmart.com and let me know which Fresh Effects product you’d buy first with your gift card (mandatory). To receive extra entries:
1) Follow me, @laurie_pooh, on Twitter.
2) Follow @FreshEffects on Twitter.
3) Send the following message on Twitter:
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US only, please. The winner will be selected randomly from all valid entries on or around April 27. You must leave a comment telling me which Olay Fresh Effects product you would purchase with the gift card as well as additional comments letting me know what else you have done to earn extra entries. Please also use your real first name and leave a valid way for me to contact you should you be selected as the winner. You will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail before another winner is selected. Good Luck!
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Olay. I was not paid for this post, however The Olay Fresh Effects products, information, and gift card have been provided by Olay. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint.