OLAY PRODUCTS ARE PERFECT FOR MY MORNING ROUTINE.
I have never had fantastic skin. My skin is prone to breakouts and I have oily skin so any moisturizer and cleanser I use, need to suit my needs. The search for an amazing product started earlier this year but it is not until this month that I got the courage to change form my “St Ives” products and decided to try out OLAY. I had heard so much about the products and I was hoping all that hype was not going lead me on to disappointments.
I went to a few stores in town and every time I asked the sales lady questions about my skin, they did not seem to convince me on the OLAY products they stocked. I finally decided to pass by Beauty Wholesale on Kimathi Street, Nairobi and met a fellow shopper on the section with the OLAY products. She swore by the products and she told me that she was over 40 and honestly, she did not look a day over 28. I think that was it for me, “Who does not want to look like her at that age?”. So I picked up the OLAY complete moisturizer and a cleanser that also doubled up as a toner.
The first time I used the cleanser and toner, I was surprised that there was no burn because the toners I have used prior were all harsh. This one was mild to the skin. I use the cleanser/toner twice a day, applying generously using a cotton wool from my neck up. I needed a toner because my pores had been enlarged due to not cleansing properly or sleeping in my makeup. The 2 in 1 option also meant that I could spend less on the products.
When I first used the moisturizer, my skin became extremely oily. I could not wear powder and leave it on for more than three hours without a touch up. I got a breakout because of that and it was a little worrying. A few days of continued use, I started noticing that the oily feeling was gone and that my skin was softer and less irritated. The moisturizer sat well under makeup and it kept me moisturized for the whole day. This moisturizer also has SPF 15, which means that it protects from premature sun damage of the skin. I only use it in the morning on my face and neck.
They retail in Kenya at : OLAY 2in1 Cleanser & Toner about Ksh 1300 (cannot remember) and OLAY Complete Day Moisturizer Ksh 1650.
P:S This is not a sponsored post. I simply love OLAY products.
Which are your favorite cleansers and moisturizers?
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Have a lovely week.