Let’s face it: your moisturizer is the MVP of your entire skincare routine. Sure: cleansers, masks, and serums all work wonders on our skin, but a moisturizer is something you should 100% be using both day and night.
Whenever you cleanse your face, you remove some of the good skin oils, which often results in over-drying. And did you know that dry skin is less elastic and can lead to the early development of fine lines and wrinkles? Hard pass on that!
I think we can all agree at this point that moisturizing is pretty essential, but did you know that not all moisturizers are equal? It’s important to find the best kind of summer moisturizer for your skin type.
Today, I’ve teamed up with my friends at Olay to help you find the best summer moisturizer for your skin and lifestyle! Scroll down to read!
Not All Summer Moisturizers are Created Equally
Back in high school and college, I honestly just grabbed whatever moisturizer was trendy at the drug store. All I knew about my skin was that it was prone to breakouts and that I needed to cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
Welp, as I got older and started to invest a bit more into my skin, I realized that not all moisturizers are a fit for my skin type and lifestyle. I learned that I have combination skin and a super oily t-zone. After I started blogging, I noticed after many photoshoots that my skin was very prone to shine — and I knew I had to opt for a summer moisturizer that was a bit more mattifying.
I grew up thinking that moisturizers needed to be heavy and took forever to dry, but that’s not the case at all, my friends! I started using Olay moisturizers religiously a little over two years ago (you can see them in action here and here), and I’ve found that their products work wonders on my skin.
Which Olay Red Jar Moisturizer is Right for You?
Olay’s “Red Jar” Moisturizers (AKA the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream or Regenerist Whip) address the number one skincare concerns for women: fine lines, dryness, uneven skin tone and visible pores. They both contain Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which regenerates surface cells and strengthens skin’s natural moisture barrier, and Amino–Peptide Complex II, which helps improve skin’s elasticity, smoothness, and firmness.
Want to figure which Olay Red Jar is right for you? Take this simple quiz below!
|Question||Response(s) to get MSC||Response to get Whip|
|1. What is your skin type?||Mostly Dry|
|2. How do you like your skin to feel after applying moisturizer?||Richly moisturized||Light feel
Like nothing is there
|3. How does your skin change on a normal day?||It starts to feel dry and parched||It gets shiner and shinier|
|4. How patient are you in your morning skincare routine?||I don’t mind if my moisturizer takes a while to fully absorb (gives me time to do something else)||I have no time in the morning and need my moisturizer to absorb in a flash|
|5. How do you feel about primers?||I always use a primer before makeup||I can’t be bothered with an extra step, but if my moisturizer could do double duty I’d be up for it|
AM I AN OLAY MICRO-SCULPTING CREAM OR A WHIPS GAL?
Based on the quiz I shared above, I’m an Olay Regenerist Whip kind of gal. I’m very prone to shine, have combination skin, and love my beauty sleep, and the Whips works absolute wonders. I often like to use my Whips in conjunction with my Olay Sun if I need the extra SPF protection during the day, and I’ll use it entirely on its own at night.
Which Red Jar would work best for you? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you to Olay for partnering with me on today’s summer moisturizer post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by Tom McGovern