You may be wondering, what the heck is a serum?! Trust me: you’re not alone. Face serums are often misunderstood, so I’m here to break it down + share my experience using Olay’s new Tone Perfection Serum with Vitamin B3 + Vitamin C every day for the past 2 weeks. I’m also honored to join Olay’s Real Skin Promise of zero skin retouching on any of their ads!
What even is a serum + do I actually need it?
Simply put: a face serum is a potent, powerful liquid that you apply after you cleanse and before you lock it in with a moisturizer. They deliver targeted ingredients deep into your skin’s surface, often to address specific skin concerns you may have.
Unless you have perfect, baby skin (in that case, can you share some with the rest of us? thanks!!) then a serum is an ideal step and addition to any skincare routine! Olay’s new line of serums target different skin concerns, from wrinkles to dryness and evening the skin tone.
My 2 week experience with Olay’s new serum:
After suffering from adult, hormonal acne over the past few years, I’ve been focusing on healing my acne marks, hyper-pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been using Olay’s Tone Perfection Serum with Vitamin B3 + Vitamin C to refresh, brighten, and even my complexion. One single drop has the power to visibly renew ONE MILLION skin cells. Insane!! Needless to say: this stuff is potent, and a mega-beneficial step to add to your routine!
How to use: After cleansing, I apply several drops into my palm, rub my hands together, and gently pat all over my face. I wait a minute for the product to soak in (it absorbs quickly), then lock it all in with a moisturizer.
I’ve always been a big fan of serums, so I was excited to swap my current one for Olay’s new Tone Perfection Serum. If you’ve been around for a while, you already know I’m obsessed with Olay products! My skin has been healing nicely over the past few months, but redness and uneven skin tone has been my biggest concern. I also want to point out, I didn’t change any other factor in my diet, lifestyle, or skincare routine during these past 2 weeks so I could really gauge how the product worked for me.
After the first few days of using the serum in my night routine, I noticed my skin’s surface was definitely more hydrated and brighter. I loved how quickly it absorbed into my skin and didn’t leave it feeling greasy or anything. I can’t stand going to bed feeling like my face is dripping in products and getting all over my pillowcase. Thankfully, none of that here!
Now that it’s been 2 weeks, I took my after photo (above!) and feel so good about how my skin’s progressed already! That’s what I love about this serum: the super-nutrient Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C are so potent, it doesn’t take long to transform your skin’s surface. My skin tone definitely looks more even, and the redness around my nose has gone down substantially. My skin texture also feels smoother and less patchy, which was an awesome bonus!
I’m really happy with my results and am going to continue using this in my daily night routine! All of Olay’s new serums are fragrance-free (hooray!) and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oil or synthetic dyes. Bright skin, here we come!
Check out the full serum collection from Olay here! Which one will you try?! Let me know!