On behalf of Olay, FOF invited Peri, one of our FOFriends, to switch from her department store skincare brand and try the Olay Pro-X anti-aging starter kit (retail value: $62). As part of its “28-Day Challenge,” Peri should see an improvement in her overall skin health in just four weeks, according to Olay. We’ve asked Peri to write a guest blog at the start of the challenge and another when it’s over.
Peri's wrinkle analysis (left) and spot analysis (right).
At 53, I never turn down an offer to try the next best thing to improve the elasticity and firmness of my skin. Like many young women, I spent my teens and 20s soaking up the sun, but in my late 30s, little lines were becoming more and more apparent on my face. At 38, I started caring for my skin in earnest and it took many years to reverse much of my sun damage. Now, even though I don’t look my age, I see the signs of aging creeping up on me.
I just finished a six-week regimen using prestige products that cost $125. So when I heard that Olay Pro-X is challenging women to swap their favorite department store brands for its less expensive line, in order to address their skincare concerns, I decided it was worth trying.
I received the Olay Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol
that includes “age repair lotion with SPF 30, wrinkle smoothing cream and eye restoration complex.” I also used a Pro-X Skin Analyzer Headband
to examine my facial wrinkling and spots. It showed that I have a “well below average” number of spots and wrinkles, compared to others of my age and skin type. I'm pleased by the results, but I want to continue maintaining my skin to keep its youthful look. It will be interesting to see if the dermatologists and scientists who worked with Olay have together developed a quality product line that will show results in 28 days. It’s Olay vs. department store brands. I will report back then.
--Peri from Westchester, NY
P.S. - Let FOF know what anti-aging regimen you're using and whether you'd like to take the Pro-X challenge, too. We'll send the regimen to 10 lucky FOFs.
10 FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.)
Contest closes August 16th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T.