My New Skin Care Regimen at 42: Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo

I've been worried about how my skin got so dry and nothing seem to work on my skin anymore. I expressed this dilemma in a few of my beauty-related posts last year. I also went to a derma to re-assess my skin condition. I had phases where I need to switch or rotate brands, Olay included, just to recondition my skin again because it became more sensitive, dull, and dry. I started to observe these changes when I was nearing 40. Two weeks ago, I happily reunited with my old reliable Olay -- this time with the new Regenerist Miracle Duo.

"Studies have shown that Skin Cell Energy declines as women age. Skin Cell Energy allows skin to produce and maintain radiance, firmness and hydration. It affects skin’s ability to fight signs of ageing and absorb anti-ageing treatments. 
The self-repairing nature of skin deteriorates when ageing and majority of women also felt that the absorption of their skincare regimen is not as effective as before." - Olay

That's exactly what happened to me! You know I'm not much of a beauty buff. I have a very basic skin care regimen - cleanse, exfoliate weekly, moisturize. Well, it's not working anymore. Age matters talaga, huhuhuhu...

My dilemma:
Regular day and night creams don't seem to effectively moisturize my ageing skin. It's more dry and sensitive than ever, with more visible fine lines and every present dark under-eye (aggravated by allergy).

I've tried moisturizing oils too, and though I felt my face was more dewy, it didn't get absorbed well by my skin so at the end of the day, my face still looks and feels dull and dry. I'm ready for some major changes.

My new solution:

Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo -- I used the products immediately the day I received my kit. After I showered, I cleansed my face, applied the essence, then moisturized as instructed. Then off to bed I went. I have very high hopes that the quality of my skin will greatly improve after regular use.

Let's take a closer look at this #MiracleDuo and how these anti-aging wonder products can help us achieve our best beautiful.

Powered by breakthrough cellular bioenergetics science, trusted global skin care brand OLAY launches Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence.
Together with the award-winning Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream, the new #MiracleDuo boosts skin energy and gives women noticeably younger-looking skin.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence
SRP: Php1,399

What I like about the Pre-essence:
  • Unique and convenient auto-dropper -- pumps out the right amount of the pre-essence for each application
  • Contains Golden Amino Peptide that boosts skin cell energy by 35% to strengthen skin and triggers self-collagen production for supple, younger looking skin
  • Light and clear liquid gel form that glides on smoothly upon application
  • Non-greasy and quickly absorbed by the skin, with matte finish
  • Skin instantly feels cool and tight
  • Prepares the skin to absorb the micro-sculpting cream

Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream
SRP: Php1,499

What I like about the Micro-sculpting Cream:
  • Contains amino-peptides proven to help regenerate damaged skin by renewing its outer layer, revealing newer skin
  • With hydra-firming complex for intense hydration
  • Very light cream that spreads easily on the face and neck
  • Non-greasy and quickly absorbed by the skin, with a light dewey finish
  • Skin instantly feels nourished and supple
  • Lightly scented only
Olay Regenerist comes in an elegant red jar. We're all used to creams in a jar, but I don't like dipping my finger in creams, heehee. Maybe next time, they can also add SPF in the moisturizer, and will be in a pump bottle, similar to the Olay Total Effects I used before. =)

How to use Olay #MiracleDuo:
  1. After cleansing your skin, pat dry and apply the new Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Pre-essence on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. 1 pump is all I need for my face.
  2. Allow skin to absorb the essence for a few seconds -- it will help the active ingredients of the cream to penetrate deeper into your skin.
  3. Apply Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream, a pea-size amount is enough.
  4. Dot the cream on face and focus on forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and jaw line. Use upward and outward strokes.
You know I'm not fond of posting my face up close, so cropped shots na lang, just to show how my skin is without makeup, before and after use of Olay Miracle Duo. =)

Before                                                   Morning application

     Day 2                                                    Two Weeks After

After a week, I did notice improvement in my skin texture. Today, two weeks later, no more uneven patches and dryness on my face, and less visible lines around the eyes!

The Olay #MiracleDuo promise:  See results in just 5 days!
  • After applying the duo, you will feel the immediate results - skin will feel more hydrated, smooth and supple.
  • 2X key active penetration into epidermis.
    • Lines and wrinkles will become lighter.
    • Skin will look healthier and moisturized.
Finish the whole jar and reverse up to 10 years of lines and wrinkles!

So far, so good for me! My dry patches on the face disappeared, and I really felt my skin is more hydrated and smoother. I'm thankful that they sponsored this product review 'coz I was really on the look out for a new skin care regimen and I’ve always been hiyang with Olay. =) The prices are very reasonable too, compared with other anti-aging products.

For best results, use the #MiracleDuo twice a day -- morning and before bedtime.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence is exclusively available in Lazada.com.ph/Olay.
Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream is available in Lazada, leading drugstores, department stores, and supermarkets.

For the latest on Olay, visit www.olay.com.ph, and get social with Olay:
Instagram: @OlayPhilippines

* Research source: International study conducted by Beijing Technical Center, Jan 2014

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