Now that I'm 30, and have 3 kids that are 6 years old and younger, it's harder to find time to spend on myself. It's always a rush to get ready in the morning, and most of the time my hair gets pulled up into a pony tale or straightened. Some days I have less than 10 minutes to get completely ready for the day.
Because of this I was excited when Olay asked me to review their new Olay Fresh Effects Line that is available now at Walmart.
As excited as I was, I was completely surprised when this came in the mail.
The Olay Fresh Effects line of products includes -
- Va-Va-Vivid!- Powered Contour Cleansing System
- Shine, Shine Go Away!- Shine Minimizing Cleanser
- Bead Me Up!- Exfoliating Cleanser
- S’Wipe Out!- Refreshing Make-up Removal Cloths
- Long Live Moisture! Satin Finish Lotion
- BB Cream!- Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen
I've had the chance to check all of them out, and I have to say that they are some of my very favorite facial cleansing products.
Bead Me Up!- Exfoliating Cleanser: Foaming bubbles and exfoliating microbeads come together to gently purify and lift away dirt, while softly scrubbing your skin for a beautifully fresh, healthy look.
The exfoliating cleanser was the first product I reached for. My skin isn't really dry or oily, and most products are usually tailored for one of the other. With my skin, I've found that exfoliating cleansers usually work the best.
With the Bead Me Up! - Exfoliating Cleanser, I could feel the gritty sand, yet it was still moisturizing. And best of all, it didn't make me feel like I had soap residue left over when i washed my face.
After exfoliating, i reached for the Long Live Moisture!- Satin Finish Lotion: Lose the shine and get satiny active moisturizers keeping your skin soft and smooth for up to 24-hours!
The lotion was really different. It was a mix of gel and lotion, and left my skin feeling silky smooth. Lots of lotions leave the skin feeling greasy, and gels usually feel sticky, so this was a great mix.
Another great product perfect for all day use is the BB Cream!- Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen: An all-in-one solution for instantly brighter-looking, smoother-feeling, more even skin tone.
The Moisturizer contains SPF 15, and is tinted to help even out the skin tone. I used the Medium to light tint on my olive skin, and it blended great. This is what it looks like against my skin blended on just half of my hand.
Can you tell which half?
I don't actually own make-up, so I thought the best way to test the make-up cleansing pads was with the tinted moisturizer.
S’Wipe Out!- Refreshing Make-up Removal Cloths: These special pre-moistened cloths are covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets to lift away dirt and makeup – even waterproof mascara – in a flash.
Here is what the wipes look like used, and un-used.
I didn't put that much tinted moisturizer on, so I was surprised that the wipes got so much off. I danced in high school and college and had to wear performance make-up quite often. These wipes would have been amazing to take that mascara off - especially the mascara.
The next two products I used at the end of the day, and I used them together.
Va-Va-Vivid!- Powered Contour Cleansing System: This powerful brush with super-soft, supple bristles gently massages your skin for a healthy-looking glow and a full-face cleansing.
Shine, Shine Go Away!- Shine Minimizing Cleanser: This cleanser has all the purifying power of a mask, but lathers and rinses like a daily cleanser to remove 2X more dirt, oil, and make-up than basic cleansing.
To use all you do is get the Va-Va-Vivid! a little bit wet, and then squirt a little dollop of the Shine! Shine! Go Away! Cleanser on the brush.
The Va-Va-Vivid! has flexible bristles that contour to your face. And even cooler, it vibrates. All you have to do is push a button on the back, and the whole brush shapes.
I didn't know how I would like this, but it actually felt great. The bristles formed to my face, and allowed me to clean really well around my nose and around my eyes. And the face massage is nice.
To Buy - And the best part is, the Olay Fresh Effects products are affordable! The wipes start are just $4.97 at Walmart.com, and then the products go up in price to $12.97 for the Va-Va-Vivid! Cleansing System.
To Win - I have a $25 Walmart Gift Card to give away to one of you!
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