This content is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Growing up in Ottawa, Canada winter meant well below freezing temperatures for up to 5 months a year. I remember walking to school in the snow in the middle of winter and arriving with crystallized hair and frozen tears on my face. Needless to say, I know the worst of winter conditions and how it can affect your skin. Living in a city that celebrated all four seasons also taught me the importance of changing up my skincare routine quarterly. Once I felt the first icy cold breeze on my cheeks, I knew it was time to #1 get my snow tires installed and #2 change up the products I use on my face. While switching up my foundation, concealer and lip products were important, it was always the moisturizer which made the biggest difference on my skin. I was always in search of the most rich, moisturizing moisturizer. The problem was, most moisturizers targeted at dry skin would clog my pores, leaving my skin uneven and acne prone. During the winter months, I was always in search of the perfect moisturizer to rejuvenate my skin, without clogging my pores. Recently, I’ve discovered a skincare hack: a lightweight moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling super hydrated – and I need to tell you all about it!
Three weeks ago, I was asked to take part in a blind-test for a new moisturizer that hadn’t even hit stores. All I was told was the product was called Whips and created by a well-loved beauty brand. I gladly accepted the challenge! When I unboxed the mystery product, I instantly noticed a fresh, yet subtle fragrance. It was velvety smooth to the touch and light as air! I instantly fell in love with it’s unique feel. The moisturizer applies thick, however it sinks into your skin within seconds, leaving your skin baby smooth. That tacky, heavy feeling I was used to with moisturizers was absent. The real shocker was the amount of hydration it provided my skin. I was at home in Ottawa visiting family (the first snow had already made an appearance!) and my skin was crying for some TLC. I knew this moisturizer was different when I woke up and my skin felt completely revitalized. It wasn’t cracking or uncomfortable.
The real test was when I returned to Florida few weeks later. Surely the same moisturizer I used in Canada couldn’t be complimentary to my skin in the Florida heat? The lightweight formula of Whips proved to be Florida approved – my skin didn’t get clogged and my skin didn’t feel greasy. Oh, and did I mention an SPF 25 formula of Whip is available? So, your skin will be protected from the dangerous (and aging!) sun rays. Ladies and gentleman, we’ve got a winner. This little babe will be traveling with my in my suitcase no matter the climate!
When I discovered it was Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25” with “Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer I have to admit I wasn’t surprised. I’ve gravitated towards Olay skincare products throughout the years and have always been satisfied! I know y’all want to get your hands on this new moisturizer and you can on Amazon! Olay has released three products in the Whips line including: Olay Luminous Whip, Olay Total Effects Whip and Olay Regenerist Whip.
I want to know your experience with Olay’s new moisturizers. Let me know in the comments below if you pick one up!
Photos by Marie Ernst