Monday, November 29, 2010

Olay Product Review and $100 Sweepstakes

This is sponsored content BlogHer and Olay.
olay product
Hmmmm, this is an interesting post for me. I’m asking for some advice and help from my fantastic readers! I have never used a lot of makeup. I am still a total novice at knowing what to do to accentuate my positives and minimize my negatives! Really, I don’t even know where to start! But over the last couple of years I have been starting to care about my appearance, and taking care of myself,  and started wearing light makeup.

My skin has been starting to show the signs of aging. As in…age spots! ;(
I have not felt like I had the time or money to spend on it. However, I am finally at the point where I want to do something about it. And look what dropped in my lap!
I was lucky enough to be chosen to review Olay’s New Total Effects Cooling Hydration.  7 anti-aging benefits in one lightweight, refreshing formula.  Their claim is- Cooling,  lightweight hydration for younger looking skin.

Um, yes, sign please sign me up! ;)

I am so excited about this for many reasons. The first reason is that I have always loved Olay products. They are the first product that I could find for a daily moisturizer that also included sunscreen. I have loved that moisturizer. I have had offers to review other products on my site and have turned them down because I either don’t use the product, do not need the product, or do not feel the product is in line with my blog. However, I know that if I personally am looking for products for my face that many of my readers might also be in the same boat that I am in! ;)
After just one week with the product I already had people telling me that my face looked fresher and younger.  They could not put their finger on it, as they did not know I had been using this product!  Now I have been using it for almost a month and love it.  My age spots have even minimized already!  I was not expecting to see that, honestly!
I would love to have a discussion about this, here. What signs of aging are you seeing or feeling? How much change are you just willing to work with, and at what point do you want to try to fight back, if at all? What products do you use?


Now about the sweepstakes part:
I get to give away a $100 Visa gift card (from BlogHer)!
Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
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d) Read the official rules for alternate form of entry.
Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 6, 2010
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here


Rebecca

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112 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I'm seeing dark circles under my eyes. I'd love to find a product that would minimize that.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/9295866183548931

Elsapurple said...

I agree! No more dark circles!

Amanda said...

I've been noticing dark circles under my eyes and tiny little wrinkles between my eyebrows. I currently don't use any products but would love to find a great one!!

Cheryl said...

I have lots of freckles and I've noticed them changing in color and looking more like age spots (UGH) and also I have been seeing those dreaded wrinkles between my eyebrows!

Myrnie said...

So...does this work on 2-small-kids-and-baby-number-three-on-the-way circles under the eyes? :) madebymyrnie(at)gmail(dot)com

Alayna Hooper said...

I have uneven skin tone

Alayna Hooper said...

read official rules!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I am so glad it is not just me! I look at everyone else and I swear I don't notice dark circles or uneven skin on them. But I totally see it on mine! ;)

Melissa said...

I've noticed lines between my eyes but I started using Olay Regenerist and have noticed a big difference. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

I also tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/burford_designs

Loonstruck said...

I have always been bad about taking care of my face. The Olay products look like the perfect place to start.

mamatamera said...

I'm pregnant with baby number 7 and the "mask of pregnancy" is horrendous! The big problem is that it didn't go away after my last baby and has just gotten larger this time. I wonder if Total Effects would work for me too.

Stephanie said...

I notice my uneven skin tone. I don't really hav wrinkles yet but I know they will come.

Valerie said...

I love Olay's Regenerist products. No one ever told me that wrinkles would start so early. :) They've been with me too long already. I do have dark circles, like others, that I'd love to get rid of for good!

Jennifer said...

I am starting to fine lines and some wrinkles.

Kerri Anne said...

Lately my skin just hasn't been looking (or feeling) as soft and shiny as it used to. I miss my dewy glow.

(kladish(at)gmail(dot)com.)

Bonnie said...

I'm seeing wrinkles and blotches and red spots on my face. I try to remember to moisturize, but I sometimes forget
bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

cindy said...

i AM 46 and just starting to see some fine lines and 2 age spots on my face - Would like to try this product.Have used olay products in the past.Cindy Allen @ cea8822@yahoo.com

Hippy Goodwife said...

I would love to find something that didn't break the bank! this looks like a good option!

Sarah said...

My biggest problem is dry skin in the cold weather!

sarahsmith825@gmail.com

LAMusing said...

I see a lot of fine lines and a few age spots - does NOT make me happy.
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/9441295189680128
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Norma said...

I started using Oil of Olay a while ago and love it
bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann said...

I have been using Mary Kay, but don't like my latest purchase. Ill have to try this one!

ams7981 at yahoo dot com

Kayce said...

I need to start taking better care of my skin and I think this would be a great place to start!

liann said...

I have combination skin and uneven skin tone. I use olay daily wash and a moisurizer with SPF but need something more for my aging skin. I want to find the "right" product and total effects might be just what I need.

Shelley said...

I've always had dark circles under my eyes, but they seem to be getting more noticeable.

Guinn Girls said...

I would LOVE to try this product! As I am approaching 40 and need a little skin help!

Katherine said...

I'm noticing dark circles and fine lines around my eyes. I've recently started using an eye cream and am realizing that it's probably time to start using something on my entire face.

Lisa said...

i love olay products too! my great-grandmother has always used the original formula and her skin is beautiful. i am starting to notice age spots as well. i use sunscreen daily.
thanks for sharing!
lisa

Mary said...

With the wether starting to get cold and dry.... I am always looking for something new !
Mary
ladefly@aol.com

kirsten said...

I'm just starting to see crows feet around my eyes and it's freaking me out! I started using Olay's Total Effects last week!
Kirsten

kirstenbrian1126 at gmail.com

Small Footprints said...

As I've gotten older, I've seen small little lines appear ... hate those. As for fighting back, I guess I've been doing that all my life because I learned, very young, that the way to have beautiful skin later in life is to take care of it early in life. So I've always moisturized and used sun screen. Except for those few lines, my skin looks pretty good. I use Olay products for daily use (the moisturizers with sun screen in them) and about once a week I give my skin a good dose of shea butter ... love it's moisturizing, healing properties.

reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Kelly Massman said...

I do use Olay Regenerist--love the way it feels. I know my face is looking older but I'm more concerned about my weight...

thanks!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Mommyto2boys said...

Like you I haven't used too many beauty products but in the past I remember my Mom using Olay moisturizers and (after sneeking some of hers) I still remember the smell of Olay products, very beautiful, you couldn't help but to feel better after smelling them :)

Megan said...

Itty bitty crows feet are popping up! I'm not seeing much else (thankfully!). Right now I just use mild cleansers and a little lotion as needed.

Megan said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/megans_madness/status/9817835983343616

Em said...

I have the dark under-eye circles too. Used to use some of that green-tinted concealer and sometimes it helped.

Ellie said...

I am seeing lines fanning out from my eyes, my pores are too big, and my skin just looks dull. I just started using Avon and a L'Oreal cleanser.

the Crave to Save said...

I am not seeing too much yet since I am 25 (please don't shoot me LOL) BUT I know its coming. I hope to find ways to diminish lines and wrinkles as they come.

the Crave to Save said...

http://twitter.com/#!/TheCraveToSave/status/10045911283531776

tweet tweet

prettipenny said...

I've got some fine lines around my eyes and it looks like maybe starting on my forehead too :( I have been trying different creams and serums, but so far havent found anything that has really seemed to work.

meredith m said...

i have way more fine lines that i want to erase
mermont84@yahoo.com

meredith m said...

tweet http://twitter.com/mermont84/statuses/10075585061593088

Melanie said...

Ugh, uneven skin and dark circles for sure!

melduke26 at gmail dot com

MCantu1019 said...

The crow's feet and wrinkling of the forehead. Don't use any product now but this product sounds like a way to go.

MCantu1019@aol.com

marcia goss said...

I have dry skin and dark circles under my eyes. I use moisturizer every night and morning, and always use sunscreen.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/10104234682875904
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Stacey B said...

Wrinkles on my forehead when I smile!

Knitfrenzy said...

This cream is dynamite!!

swisspotluck said...

Physically I am noticing more wrinkles here and there. Am I willing to do anything about it? Not really. Just stay out of the sun is the extent of it. When I feel down about it, I remind myself that every human ages and just to get over myself.

swisspotluck said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/swisspotluck/status/10301866516676608

mollie said...

im 23 and i have dark circles under my eyes...nothing helps so far

molliemam87 at gmail dot com

mollie said...

tweeted here

http://twitter.com/#!/molliemam87/status/10406834204577792

molliemam87 at gmail dot com

Susan C. said...

Dark circles under my eyes: they're hereditary, I've had them most of my life, but as I get older they get darker. Sigh.

Jessie said...

I'm starting to see wrinkles around the eyes which I'm not thrilled with. I use a daily moisturizer, but haven't looked into other speciality products as of yet to help. Guess I should get on it before it gets worse...

Shana, Cory and Colton said...

I love Olay products! I have dark circles and they seem to be getting darker as I get older. uggg!

Just call me "B" said...

I am seeing signs of aging and have started having a facial once a month!

Shannon said...

Wrinkles under my eyes--ugh! I have been using an eye cream from Lancome but have not seen a difference--any suggestions?

Becky said...

I have definitely started noticing wrinkles forming, but the worst thing for me is my joints get sore! I wish I knew what to do to keep that from getting worse!

susan1215 said...

I notice wrinkles around my eyes, bags and sagging. I'd love to get rid of them.

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/11106646759575552

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Louanne said...

This is a great review. I will check it out.

louanne at dwimble dot com

Louanne said...

I also blogged here about the main site and this new site.

http://www.dwimble.com/home-life/olay-review-and-giveaway/

etara1 said...

I'm seeing and feeling almost all the "usual" signs of aging. I try to fight most of them by using great skincare products, including some from Olay. etara1 at aol dot com.

Angel Jacklyn said...

I HEARD USING MOISTURIZER OR LOTIONS ON YOUR FACE EVERYDAY KEEPS YOU LOOKING YOUNG, IN FACT, I'VE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF IT & IT REALLY WORKS! STAY MOISTURIZED! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/11177414260432896 kytah00@yahoo.com

cookiesANDclogs said...

I started to get a lot of freckles. This made me realize that I need to use a separate sunscreen (Neutrogen Liquid) in addition to the moisturizer with SPF (Olay Complete).
cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

Emily N. said...

I've always had somewhat problem skin so I use several products. I mainly use all natural ingredient based products.

swoodsonshoeclips said...

I am definitely starting to see forehead wrinkles! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

swoodsonshoeclips said...

http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/11264722666000386 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Smarti said...

My knee is acting up now so I started to do some yoga
rmartinclarke at gmail.com

Smarti said...

http://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/11287975228866560
tweet

sodahoney said...

Hey I am 64 the question should be what sign I am not seeing. I see age spot, crows feet, deep forehead wrinkle, dwindling elasticity, eyes going, hearing going, boobs sagging, joints aching, need I go on

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/11298309318639616

Cathy W said...

Well I see all the same things Sodahoney sees, just turned 66!
But I think the dry skin is my biggest thing.
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

http://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/11314788273487873

Georgia said...

Well, I am getting older and it wasn't until I hit 50 that I really notice it more. Wrinkles have increased of course but I feel the most important thing to do for yourself is to get plenty of sleep, we heal in our sleep the most, and moisturize! Eating good would also help in the process of aging.

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/11446521979473920

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Staci Patterson said...

Just turned 35 and realized the days of not caring for my skin are over. Thanks for the review!

bern said...

I'm starting to notice fine lines on my forehead. I'd use a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning and would also use a moisturizer at night.

bpmaliao at gmail dot com

marybug2 said...

At the age of 71 there are too many to mention but Olay realy helps.
marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/11533287172345857
marybug2 at yahoo.com

The Sunshyn said...

I'm starting to see fine lines and could use some firming around my mouth. I'm starting to use vitamen E cream every night and smooth on cocoa butter afterward.
chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/11534264990437376

Haven said...

I'll always use a cleanser and moisturizer. I like to use things that are fresh and light, with no added smells!

Haven said...

I blogged

http://havensinformer.blogspot.com/2010/12/olay-giveaways.html

Shel said...

Those lines around my eyes and above my lip keep getting bigger. I now use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it and I also moisturize before bed each night hoping to fight some of the aging signs.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/11560814234304512

shel704 at aol dot com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I have very dry skin and the dark circle under my eyes are bothering me

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

jillyrh said...

Right now I am having precancerous blue light treatments, so I'm not using any skin care treatments per doctor's orders....after that will discuss with him as to what to do.

The Perfect Bridesmaid said...

No signs of aging but my skin is not as radiant as before.
flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

jillyrh said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/11583805118742528

Thanks

alw6ys said...

dry skin and fine lines under my eyes... for the dry skin, well, more lotion; for the fine lines, I think that means I smile/laugh too much. Just kidding. ;) Probably needs better moisturizer for that

m8usi@yahoo.com

alw6ys said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/11583231233097728

m8usi@yahoo.com

The Macons said...

I love baby lotion and I need a solution for the BAGGAGE under my eyes




sejmacon@gmail.com

Margaux said...

I am starting to get gray hair, and I see wrinkles in my forehead from too much time in the sun when I was younger. I need to dye my hair and not sure what to do about the wrinkles!

Kerry said...

I starting seeing age spots on my face - so the dermatologist gave me some great cream which has done wonders!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/11621841051324416
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Eve said...

I have noticed dryer skin lately and its bothering me. I use to have much more oily skin. Im just using more moisturizing products lately, and I will use anti aging products, but no surgery for me

shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

Eve said...

http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/11659302997598208

Rue said...

I sometimes get the dark circles around my eyes too.
Thanks for the chance to win.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

the veins under my eyes are definitely starting to show a lot more. i notice crow's feet when i smile. and a general lack of 'oomph' in my skin and complexion.

jpinnick86 AT gmail DOT com

meeyeehere said...

I have dark circles,uneven skin tone and is there anything for my eyelashes? They keep breaking off
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

PauleyD said...

My skin care regimen exists solely because of my wife. If it wasn’t for her, using chapstick would be the extent of my efforts. She introduced me to sunblock, and moisturizer.
I’d like something to smooth out fine lines.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/11860099723173888

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

angie lilly said...

I try to only use organic and natural products on my face and always have some sort of SPF on my face too. I love the 100% Pure line of products.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/11880868465348608
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

Scott said...

I have wrinkles...don't plan to fight them. I feel that they are like badges of honor showing the world that I have lived. That said, I do use lotion on my dry face. I like Beauty Without Cruelty brand.
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com

Scott said...

my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/11887389907619840
Scott
nynekats at aol dot com