I’m a card-carrying member of the sensitive skin club. Raise your hand if you’re prone to breakouts and reactions when you use abrasive products. As a beauty blogger, I used to be plagued with acne and eczema when I would try new products that didn’t jive with my sensitive skin. In recent years, I’ve learned my lesson and have switched to a fragrance-free regimen with encouragement from my dermatologist. Olay has been a brand in my medicine cabinet for YEARS, so I was thrilled when the brand launched Olay Whips Fragrance-Free.
I realized I’m not alone in my search for the perfect fragrance-free moisturizer. According to insights from hundreds of thousands of women using Olay’s Skin Advisor platform, 40% of women want skin care products that are fragrance-free! Olay Whips, the lightweight moisturizer everyone is head-over-heels for this year, is now available sans fragrance. My friends have been raving about Olay Whips being the best moisturizer on the market, so I was so excited to have a version that would benefit and calm my skin type. I had the chance to try Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free and Olay Total Effects Whip SPF25 Fragrance-Free, both available at Walgreens, over the last month. Today, I’m breaking down my month-long experience for you.
Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free
It’s no secret that I’m a skincare junkie. I’ve been reading about the Olay Regenerist line for months while looking for an anti-aging cream to try. I have struggled with a few fine lines that relentlessly appeared on my 27th birthday and have since become a big stressor for me. I’m very self-conscious of my forehead these days and even looked into Botox this year but didn’t take the plunge. I’ve wanted to find a cream that diminishes fine lines and prevents new ones in a less invasive way.
Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free actively hydrates to improve the elasticity in your skin. The product, formulated with niacinamide (B3) and advanced amino acids, is meant to firm your skin and leave it looking lifted. Fun fact: one dose of Olay Whips contains the same amount of Vitamin B3 as 50 cups of kale!
After the first week of using this product, my skin felt smoother. The formula glides on and leaves a matte finish, so my skin feels hydrated without looking greasy. The product absorbs instantly thanks to its Active Rush Technology that transforms the cream into liquid form on your skin. Over the last month, I’ve noticed a slight reduction in my fine lines. I tend to see them less, partly because my skin looks healthier and suppler.
Skincare in your twenties can be complicated. How much is too much when it comes to anti-aging? Rather than opt for laser procedures and costly cosmetic surgeries, I’d rather be preventative with a product I’m passionate about. Olay Regenerist Whip checked this box for me and received an A+ in my skincare grade book.
Olay Total Effects Whip SPF 25 Fragrance-Free
While Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free was my nightly go-to, I’ve started each day for the past month using Olay Total Effects Whip SPF 25 Fragrance-Free to complement my skin care routine. This product is as lightweight as Olay Regenerist Whip Fragrance-Free and is ideal as a moisturizer to use before you put on your makeup for the day. The 7-in-1 multi-tasking product helps brighten your skin while offering UVA/UVB protection.
I am not a fan of traditional sunscreens which might be why I’m so terrible at incorporating sunscreen into my daily routine. From the smell to the texture, many sunscreens on the market don’t strike my fancy or make me want to use them. Sun exposure is a contributing source of aging, so I know that I have to be responsible and find a solution to my sunscreen qualms. Having SPF 25 in this Olay Total Effects makes me feel protected and excited about covering up.
The great thing about Olay Whips is the Active Rush Technology which allows the products to instantly absorbs into your skin, so you don’t have to wait for it to dry before applying your makeup. I love the way the formula glides on and absorbs into my skin. I never have to think about having globs of white sunscreen residue on my face or how my makeup may not sit right. Olay Total Effect SPF 25 Fragrance-Free is a powerful option that feels light as air (like you’re barely wearing anything) and keeps your skin safe from UV rays.
The Final Verdict
After trying the Olay Whips Fragrance-Free line for the last 30 days, I am confident that I’m seeing improved results in my skin. I feel like my face is softer, rejuvenated and more supple. Despite working long hours, I actually look well-rested!
The fragrance-free formula is perfect for my sensitive skin, so I highly recommend it to my friends and readers with similar issues with their own skin. I also really love the lightweight formula and how it instantly absorbs with a matte finish. After using it, I’ve noticed it doesn’t even look like I have product on my face.
Overall, Olay Whips Fragrance-Free have won me over. I feel great about being proactive with my anti-aging routine and seeing multiple benefits from two easy-to-use products. I don’t need jade rollers or multilayered skin oils; all I need are these two simple jars, and that is such a timesaver! Needless to say, the two products have been upgraded to permanent staples in my daily skincare routine, and I look forward to seeing the results for months to come.
Have you tried a product from the Olay Whips line? Will you be trying these Olay Whips Fragrance-Free options? I’d love to hear your feedback!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.