What Happened When I Took The Olay 28 Day Challenge

by Lisa Heath
What Happened When I Took The Olay 28 Day Challenge

Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. All opinions and text are my own.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I ditched my normal skin care routine and took part in the Olay 28 Day Challenge! I am almost at the end of the challenge, so I wanted to give you all the details.

What Happened When I Took The Olay 28 Day Challenge

I turned 35 earlier this year and I’ve definitely been noticing some “problem areas” when it comes to my skin. A little drooping, some extra lines and a whole lot of puffiness. I’ve actually been avoiding selfies because I’m not happy with how my skin looks. When Olay reached out to invite me to take part in the Olay 28 Day Challenge, I said “YES PLEASE!”

What is the Olay 28 Day Challenge? Basically, it’s a quick and easy skin care regimen. I do my normal morning cleansing and then added in the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream and Olay Micro Sculpting Cream. I was asked to keep up with it for 28 days and to record my results to see if I see any improvement to my skin.

Boy did I!

Let’s look at each item I used for the challenge, and then we’ll take a look at the results!

Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream helps to immediately reduce puffiness (which I needed) and the look of dark circles. It’s a rich eye cream that hydrates better than the #1 prestige eye cream, and it’s been proven to blend with all skin tones. I started using it and immediately saw results and my eye area looked more youthful!

For the Olay 28 Day Challenge I applied the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream both day and night.

Olay Micro Sculpting Cream is clinically proven to deliver younger-looking skin in 28 days and works hard to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firmer skin within the first 5 days of consistent use. It hydrates without leaving an oily feeling as well. It even hydrates skin better than creams costing over $400! This luxurious cream immediately plumps skin when you use it for 28 days.

I also used Olay Micro Sculpting Cream both day and night.

The Routine

The Olay 28 Day Challenge is pretty simple:

Every morning I would cleanse my skin as normal, apply a small amount of Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream around my eye area to depuff and improve. Then apply Olay Micro Sculpting Cream to my entire face and neck. After, I would apply my makeup as normal and head out to face the day.

At night I would remove my makeup and cleanse, then apply both Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream as well as Olay Micro Sculpting Cream in the same fashion I did in the morning.

Rinse and repeat for 28 Days.

This actually simplified my daily routine, and much to my boyfriend’s joy – also decluttered our bathroom counter.

Before The Olay 28 Day Challenge Began

I thought we would check out my before photo so you can see what we had to work with. I took this photo on Day 1.

As I mentioned before, I have puffiness under my eyes that are accentuated by fine lines. My skin tone is a little uneven and I have redness around my cheeks and forehead. I have combination skin, so I generally combat an oily T-zone, while also trying to fix my dry forehead, chin and cheeks.

It took over 50 photos for me to finally take one I was comfortable posting. That’s the main reason I wanted to do this challenge. I never used to shy away from photos, but I haven’t been happy with my skins appearance. To take a photo and post it without makeup or filters was incredibly difficult for me to do.

2 Weeks Into the Olay 28 Day Challenge

 Okay so not my most flattering photo, but I can say that I was feeling more confident when posting a photo of myself without makeup and filters. My skin isn’t as red and patchy and my puffiness decreased in the eye area. At this point I was actually decreasing the amount of makeup I wear.

My normal makeup consisted of color corrector, concealer, and powder foundation to make my skin look even and more presentable. At this point in the challenge I had moved to ONLY using a light coverage face powder.

Current Results

This was a big step for me, but today I went out without any makeup on. Not a lick of any makeup, and I felt good.

In the last 3 weeks, I basically went from a face full of makeup and hiding from photos to being able to leave the house and walk around makeup-free and actually feel good about how I look. My skin hasn’t looked this healthy and youthful in YEARS. I even wear my hair up a lot because I don’t feel the need to try to hide behind it.

Are You Ready?

Now  you’ve seen my results of the Olay 28 Day Challenge (and my confidence boost!) and I’m not even through my 28 days yet. Are you ready to start your own Olay 28 Day Challenge?

All you need to do is visit the Olay Skin Care Advisor to find out more about your own personal skincare routine. The first 15 readers to visit using my link will get $40 off with the code 28DAYS7608 !

I’d love to hear how your progress goes! You can share your results on social media with #Olay28Day as well!

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Candy December 2, 2017 - 1:51 pm

Oil of Olay has always made great skil products. Great you showed the different pictures of how well it works.

Liz @ Yes/No Detroit December 2, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Sounds like some good products. I’ve always been a fan of Olay – they have a great reputation.

Kim December 2, 2017 - 2:45 pm

I like Olay products. I have had success with them. You can find them discounted at TJ Maxx sometimes.

Roger D Willis December 2, 2017 - 2:45 pm

I can totally see the difference! There are some ladies in my family who use Olay products and they love them.

Bill Sweeney December 2, 2017 - 2:48 pm

There’s definitely a difference! Oil of Olay has always been one of those skin products that’s affordable and does its job.

Lisa J O'Driscoll December 2, 2017 - 6:47 pm

I LOVE Olay regenerist and use it every single day! I used to buy super expensive moisturizer but as soon as I tried Olay, I never went back. Such a great product!

Kenneth Agudo December 3, 2017 - 12:23 pm

You look much younger and vibrant. It is really essential to put cream especially there are lots of radicals in the air that causes so much stress on face skin.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 3, 2017 - 1:25 pm

I tried that Micro Sculpting Cream and I really loved it. I would like to add some of the other products to my daily routine. When it comes to anti-aging products, starting early is a good thing.

Marysa December 3, 2017 - 3:30 pm

You look great! What a great feeling, to be able to go out without needing to wear makeup. Sounds like a great product, and it’s amazing you saw such results in such a short amount of time.

Anosa December 3, 2017 - 11:58 pm

Indeed it works well on you! You look stunning with that no make-up at all look! I guessI will give it a try too. I just turned thirty and I am starting to check on the best skin care for me. I hope this will works on me too.

Amy December 4, 2017 - 10:10 am

You look stunning! Such a transformation in your skin – and confidence over the past 28 days! I have been considering trying Olay, I think I may just take the leap

sara December 4, 2017 - 4:13 pm

It looks like you had amazing results with the Olay 28 day challenge! Your last photo with no makeup shows just how beautiful your skin looks!

Debra Hawkins December 4, 2017 - 4:22 pm

I have been using Olay regenerist for awhile and I have really liked the way my skin feels! It is really such a great product!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen December 5, 2017 - 11:48 am

You look great!Your skin is glowing. I love Olay and it’s actually what I use for my skin. It is a wonderful product.

Diana Ajih December 6, 2017 - 10:45 am

I did the Olay 28 Day Challenge and I had great results too! You look great in the last photo. The products definitely transformed your skin for the better.

Karon Jones-Fraser March 23, 2020 - 4:55 am

I’ve been using Oil of Olay since I was 14 years old and I will be 51 in May. First no one believe me when I tell them my age. When they ask what I use on my face and neck, I’m more than happy to say Olay! I have 3 daughters 2 are adults. I have tried to get them to use Olay but they haven’t as of yet. When we are out they think they are the mom and I’m the child or just their friend. Would not stop using Olay for nothing in the world!


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