…and the results will shock you!
Many of us have the extreme displeasure of suffering from various skin problems. Whether it’s acne, redness, marks or discoloration, it’s difficult to deal with and can leave you feeling insecure. Today we’re sharing a story from journalist Olivia Jakiel who tried out a new skin regime for just one month and shared her journey of treatment with us…
Olivia has suffered from acne and redness since she was a teenager, something she has always been insecure about.
The skin issues
Olivia said “The current issue I’ve found myself grappling with is its tone and texture. It’s like my skin turned to crepe the second I turned 29 — and not the good kind you get at brunch.”
“On top of these new, weird texture issues and near-constant redness, I’ve also noticed that my skin now tends to scar very easily — the evidence of a pimple I got in November will hang around ’til Memorial Day.”
“And don’t get me started on the clusters of wrinkles that have begun to emerge, mostly on my forehead, where they stick out like an entire bouquet of sore thumbs to me.”
So Olivia decided to take action into her own hands and get productive. She did her research and found some products to try out for a month.
“I wound up choosing nine (nine!) different products to apply throughout my month-long skin experiment, which didn’t include any other day-to-day life changes.”
“In order to gauge the success of the trial as accurately as possible, I generally ate the same, exercised the same, consumed the same amounts of wine, and stayed out of the sun. Here’s what happened…”
The Ordinary’s “Buffet” serum, which fights signs of ageing.
The Ordinary’s Alpha Arbutin 2% serum, which reduces spots and discoloration.
The Ordinary’s Matrixyl 10% + HA serum, a wrinkle reducer.
The Ordinary’s Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F serum, which brightens skin tone and reduces signs of ageing.
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone, which brightens skin tone and reduces signs of ageing
Bliss’ In The Honey, a face mask.
Supermood Youth Glo Babyface, another face mask.
Total cost: $185.00
Olivia shares her new morning routine;
“I pour a few drops each of The Ordinary’s Buffet and Matrixyl 10% + HA serums on the back of my hand, mix them together, and apply them all over my entire face and neck, avoiding the eye area as recommended on the bottle.”
Things are looking better after week 1 for Olivia;
“I start to see a little improvement in my face’s tone and texture by the beginning of week two. A lot of its usual redness has subsided, and my skin sort of feels like velvet. To me, that means there’s *something* in these serums that’s actually starting to affect my skin — and in a positive way, no less.”
Olivia shares with us her evening routine; “My nighttime regimen is a little different than my daytime routine: I mix a few drops each of The Ordinary’s Alpha Arbutin 2% serum and Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F on the back of my hand, apply it to my face, wait for it to dry, then finish with my eye cream. At this point, I think my skin looks dewy, plump, and hydrated—and my acne scars are starting to fade little by little!” Looking great, Olivia!
Wow, what a turnaround! And Olivia is delighted too. “Okay, I’m REALLY starting to see some differences here. I feel like my skin looks super glowy”
“I’ve decided to add The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone to my nighttime routine at this point in my experiment, a product I didn’t use initially because I didn’t want to overwhelm my skin right out of the gate.”
The transformation is complete and Olivia couldn’t look better! She’s delighted with the results;
“Oh heyyy! This is my skin with ZERO makeup on. #Nofilter whatsoever. I can honestly say that for the first time in almost 20 years, I feel like I can leave my house without a stitch of makeup and walk the streets of Los Angeles with the confidence of someone wearing like a full-on Kardashian-Jenner contour.”
You look AMAZING Olivia. These products are incredible and I’m sure people will be racing to the shops to get these treatments!
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