Friday, June 10, 2016


Some years ago, I had the power and the control in my hands to protect and prevent my skin from further ageing and damage. Actually that power is still up until today because reality wise  we cannot stop the clock from ticking. Unfortunately, although I had all the information and constant reminders from friends and even from the medical experts that one should really start to moisturise her skin as young as 25years old, I frittered everything away and took it for granted. Not once, not twice but countless times. Can you believe that!

I am currently in my thirties and guess what~
as early as now, I already could see some lines forming at the side and under my eyes. Well, what else should I expect from neglect. If only I have listened and started early, I could have further delayed the appearance of these lines.

I hope you won’t make the same mistake as I did by not starting early in taking care of your skin- so I’m giving you this Skin's Hydration and Maintainance Guide.

The Skin
The skin being the largest organ of the body, has an approximate area totalling to 20 square feet. It is known that the skin protects us from microbes and the elements. It also aids in regulating the body temperature as it permits us with the sensations of touch cold and heat. The thickness of our skin varies depending on part or location. Being the thinnest skin in our body, the skin under our eyes and around the eyelids is one of the areas that is prone to show signs of ageing such as wrinkles.

Why Should I Start Early In Using Maintenance For My Skin?
As we all know, one thing that we cannot prevent is the ageing process of our skin. With time, eventually lines will become visible whether we like it or not since our skin becomes thinner and  drier.  By taking some preventive actions such as lifestyle change and application of creams which contains powerful anti-ageing actives then we can slow the effects that this type of aging has on our skin. 

What Factors Should I Look For In An Anti-Ageing Facial Cream?
It is known that hydration of the skin influences its elasticity. The more hydrated you keep your skin, the firmer and more elastic it will become. So it is a must that your cream must contain a powerful anti-ageing actives that would deeply penetrate into your skin's surface to visibly reduce the appearance of the wrinkles fast, namely:
  • Hyaluronic Acid - Seals in moisture, for softer skin
  • Amino-Peptide Complex - Peptides being small in size penetrates the upper layer of the skin while helping surface cells regenerate.
These anti-ageing actives hydrates to help plump cells from within the skin’s surface thereby having the unique ability in boosting and renewing million of skin cells.

What Anti-Ageing Cream Has All These Powerful Actives?
With Over 50 years of belief that it's possible for every woman to be her best beautiful, Olay is a good choice. I have just discovered that the Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual consisting of Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream and Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence are formulated to help skin renewal at Night time.

What is Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream? What does it do?

- Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is the #1 selling anti-aging moisturizer
- Reduces the look of up to 10 years of wrinkles in just 4 weeks
- Promises visible wrinkle results starting day 1

- It hydrates and renews to firm and lift, helping retain skin’s youthful surface contours

It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, amino-peptides and Vitamin B3
-Its formulation, "advanced" Amino-Peptide Complex helps penetrate deep into the skin's surface to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles fast.

What Is Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence? What does it do?

It is powered to super-charge skin cell energy by 35% in 28 days to strengthen skin inherent young power.

- 10X layers skin penetration penetrates to basal layer.
- Bring skin 5x hydration improvement instantly.

 -Witness skin translucent, hydrated, and radiant after 1st time usage.
Improve 20% skin barrier function after using for 4 weeks.

Does  The Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual Really Have To Be Used Together?

It's a duo, so when used together, Overnight Ritual delivers 2x advanced anti-ageing actives penetration up to 10 skin surface layers deep. In just 5 Nights, it boosts skin renewal by 60%, renewing millions of Skin cells. Skin looks firmer, plumper with visibly reduced wrinkles.

What Are The Active Ingredients In Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual?
Consisting of the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream, the Overnight Miracle contains 2x advanced anti-aging actives[i], including:
  • PAL-KTTKS (amino peptides): Shown to work with the skin’s daily rhythms, allowing it to perform at its youthful peak to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase skin elasticity
  • Niacinamide: Increases skin energy to bolster skin resilience against environmental stressors such as UV exposure and accelerates the renewal of surface skin cells
  • OliveM: adds extra fortification properties, stimulating skin’s Antioxidant Response Element (ARE) that acts as a master switch, triggering a cascade of built-in environmental defences
  • Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerol: Seals in moisture, for softer-plumper skin
This Overnight Miracle renews millions of cells for stunning, youthful skin, day after day.

Who Can Use Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual?
It can be used on any skin type. The product is very innovative and contains high concentration of active ingredients.

How Much is it? Is it Affordable? 
Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence: PHP 1,399
Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream: PHP 1,699

Good News!!!
Olay Night Ritual is currently on sale in Lazada: Only PHP 1,699 (PHP 1399 OFF!)

I have a sensitive skin which makes my skin overly sensitive on products. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I hesitated to use beauty maintenance because I'm worried that when I use a product, it might just cause me breakout(s) -

SNAPCHAT photo via @jaimiefelix //  Prior to using the Regenerist Overnight Ritual
Honestly, when I received the "Miracle Cream" I had to think twice on whether I would use it or not but YOLO! I'm not getting any younger so I did it! 

First Night, wearing the Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual (unfiltered bare face) 
You would notice that my pores are so much bigger and noticable. Plus the lines at the side and under my eyes are visible (check the photo above).

The cream's promise is that it "visibly reduces pores, improves texture and radiance on Day1". I'm actually glad that I did the challenge because the cream does what it says it will do. For me visible firmness and softness started immediately. 

The day upon waking up (with my unfiltered bare face) 
Seriously, seems that it has transported my skin a few years back. Ang soft nya talaga. You know that kind of softness like the ones of a 10 year old? Ganun Ka-soft! This is no bola because I always compliment the facial skin of my daughter and tell her " Sana my skin is like that too". And that is how my skin felt the morning after my first night of using it.

5th Night (of my unfiltered bare face)

LEFT PHOTO : Taken prior to using Olay Overnight Ritual || RIGHT PHOTO:  After 5 days of usage

With constant use for 5 consecutive nights, my lines (around the side and under my eyes) become finer, pores got smaller and my face got brighter. Check out the photo above. What do think? I also noticed that my skin felt cleaner since it doesn't make my face very oily. Plus I am very happy that it didn't cause my skin any breakout(s)! My face and even my neck became brighter, smoother and firmer.

After 14 days of usage
LEFT PHOTO : Taken prior to using Olay Overnight Ritual || RIGHT PHOTO:  After 14 days of usage

- The cream is is not greasy and feels very light on skin
- I liked the feel of it after I applied to my face
- Quick absorption
- I absolutely love the mild smell.
- Noticeably smaller pores within a few days
- My skin is softer and more radiant than it has been in years


Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual kicks butt! So this is the reason why I didn't a have anything to write in the"what I don't like" section of my review except for a thought that it should have a spatula.

As I have shared earlier, my skin is very sensitive so I really have a hard time dealing with creams but this cream didn't fail me. It got absorbed into my skin very quickly leaving my skin refreshed and very soft. It did make my skin brighter looking and the dark circles under my eyes is lightening -(check out the before and after photo above).

My skin "glows"! 

Did Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual made me younger overnight? Yes and it made me "FEEL" so much younger with just for overnight use. It did gave me an instant softness, improvement on my visible pores and brighter glow. These instant results actually made me quite surprised (Ang galing kasi. Parang Magic!)

With continues use in just 5days, the cream made the lines around and under my eyes to have almost completely disappeared. (I can still see the lines now but it got lessened already).

So I continued using it, and after 14 days, theres a noticeable change in my skin. It appears to feel so much firmer and you can easily spot that I looked younger. Do you agree? 

Still not convinced yet? Check out the photo comparison I made below.

With all these evidence and with consistent use,  I am sure that it will definitely delay the visible signs of ageing  which will eventually bring me back to the time when  I have  that youthful glow. Say, 20 years younger? Could be, but of course CONSISTENCY is the key. As with any beauty product, one has to use it consistently and continuously in order to work.  For the longest time, I have the hardest time in finding anything that will work for me so I am congratulating myself for believing in my YOLO moment.

I shall be updating this post again after my 28th day of use-



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  1. Yes sis. Obviously your skin glows. I haven't renewed my VIP in SR yet and didn't got the chance to try this. Maybe next time if there are more samples available.

  2. I am looking forward to your next update. The product is not cheap but if it can deliver its promise then it is all worth it. ;) I hope it works for you.

  3. wow! your skin looks great. haha as a guy i sometimes even use like this.. (im so vain) lol great article here.. it came in handy for me.. lol

  4. I have tried olay before but have to change it because of my super sensitive skin. Your skin is glowing and I can say that its magic work for you.

  5. Your fine lines did disappear in 5 days! I'm on my 2nd day and I'm loving it. Can't wait to finish the 5 nights challenge :)

  6. This is so awesome!! :) Of course, I can see the difference!! Thanks much for this detailed review!! :)

  7. I'm also a huge fan of olay! especially their lotion-feeling face moisturizer. I've always preferred its simplicity and how it's a mature brand. It's not out to make you look like 12 years old, but more "your age, just better"

  8. Your skin looks radiant! I am an Olay woman ever since I handled it way back when I was working with their agency. From that time on, when I was 25, I started using Olay Total Effects. My skin looks great and people tell me that I don't have wrinkle lines even if I am almost 28! I'll switch to Regenerist or SK II in time. I'm still in love with Total Effects. :)

  9. When I read from one article that you should really start using anti-aging products as early as possible and not really when you're old (the point is prevention rather than cure), I slowly invested in some brands. I'm also looking forward to try Olay!

  10. You look so gorgeous Ms. Jaimie!! Your fine lines had disappear. I want to try it also sa Sample Room kaso naubusan ako huhu. I can see the difference and I must say it is really effective!!

  11. Is this recommended for men also? Hehe. Good review!

  12. Your post really inspired me to use products like this as early as now. I'll wait for your next update and maybe I can try this too :)

  13. Olay is one hella expensive but the results are the bomb! It's really worth the money. You aged younger overnight! It's magic!

  14. I'm 21 and I just started caring for my skin. I feel like i'm a tad bit late so I always ask my younger sibs to apply lotion and sunblock or else they'll regret it. Hahaha! My mom is an Olay user. Don't use one because of the price, but hey, if it does the job for sure, I wouldn't mind splurging. Thanks for this! You look awesome :)

  15. Olay is a good product but I am allergic with the smell. But I am happy that it works for you. :) BTw, great review, glad I found your blog.