When it comes to beauty products, the U.S. is typically first to receive new products.
I had heard about the Olay Clay Masks last year and loved the idea that you can apply these and not get your hands dirty. As soon as I saw them on Instagram I instantly checked my favourite Canadian retailers for them, and alas, they weren’t available in Canada… until now.
Officially launched in February 2019, the Olay Clay Stick Masks are accompanied by four other new Olay products launching this spring that promise to bring your skincare to another level.
But first, the masks. These retractable clay stick masks are available in two different formulas (SRP C$12.99) Glow Boost for radiant skin enhancement, and Pore Detox for deep pore extraction. They both feature 100 per cent pure kaolin clay and help to micro-exfoliate, absorb oil and impurities, whereas the glycerin moisturizes the skin by drawing water into it.
I have the Pore Detox one and was actually so impressed with how creamy this in. You don’t need to apply too much pressure when you apply this on your face. Just take the lid off and start sweeping it all over you skin. This particular mask has premium kaolin clay and black charcoal to draw out impurities from pores, reducing their appearance and leaving skin soft, refined, and revived. I used this last week after I got back from Toronto and first thing I do when I get home after travelling is unpack, shower, and throw on a mask since my skin is typically dry. This felt so wonderful on and once it was rinsed off, my face felt fresh, smooth, and radiant (and my moisturizer and serum just soaked in!).
The other formula is Glow Boost, which has premium kaolin clay and white charcoal to remove the buildup of dead skin cells to bring healthy skin cells to the surface. It’s perfect for dull patches or an all-over glow.
Also new from Olay is a new family member to the Whips family, the Whips Cleansers (SRP C$10.99). These join the Whips moisturizers and the new fragrance-free moisturizers.
Available in two formulas, Olay Regenerist White Facial Cleanser (formulated with Vitamin B3 and carob seed extract to deliver anti-aging results) and Total Effects Whip Facial Cleanser (formulated with a blend of vitamins and antioxidants to deliver seven signs of visibly healthy skin), these provide deep cleansing without a sticky residue, leaving your skin feeling light and refreshed. The thing I love about this cleanser are the natural bead micro polishers, which feel so gently as they exfoliate your skin. These are also beneficial as they prep the skin to better absorb the rest of your skincare products.
Speaking of the rest of your skincare products, I’m always on the hunt for a new eye cream and when I saw that Olay released the new Olay Eyes Brightening Eye Cream with Vitamin C (C$33.99), I just had to try it.
This eye cream is designed to target discolouration and signs of fatigue in the eye area. It contains Vitamin C, Niacinamide Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamins B5, and a Vitamin E anti-oxidant complex. It also has optic brighteners that hydrate to smooth and illuminate skin, and the light-reflecting particles in the lightweight formula have brightening pigments to illuminate the skin, even tone, and give the appearance of a brighter eye area.
If you suffer from dark undereyes then I would look into giving this a try. In addition to brightening the eye area, it also hydrates and smooths fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Finally, for the ultimate facial treat, the Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence gives your skin an instant boost of hydration and an instant pick me up.
Also available in two formulas, Energizing and Calming, these mists contain skin hydrators, botanical ingredients, and fresh fragrances to instantly restore the skin and mind. These are great as a last step in your skincare routine, a mid-day pick me up, or really whenever you want a little boost in your mood.
The Energizing Mist contains Vitamin C and bergamot extract to leave skin feeling revitalized, refreshed, and energized, whereas the Calming Mist has aloe leaf and chamomile to calm dry, tight skin. The mists proved an immediate 60 per cent boost in hydration, as well as strengthen the skin’s barrier over time. I love a good mist to finish up my skincare routine and I’ve quickly started to incorporate the Energizing Mist into my skincare routine.
I absolutely love what Olay has released for spring and although I have a million skincare products already, I always love trying out what they come out with every season. Olay is one of my favourite skincare brands and although it’s drugstore, I find the price points to be amazing considering how much power they pack into their products. Out of everything, I highly recommend picking up a mask, a spray, and the cleanser for a truly wonderful skincare routine.
Do you use Olay products in your skincare routine?
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