The Olay Anti-Aging Starter Protocol Pro-X is a set of three products designed by the Olay Professional Alliance for Skin Care Innovation to sooth,
protect and restore the look and feel of your skin to a glowing and more youthful-acting state. The kit contains an age repair lotion with SPF 30, a wrinkle smoothing cream and an eye restoration complex.
They are intended to be used throughout the day and in conjunction with the rest of your beauty regimen to hydrate and shield your skin from damage. The Olay Alliance, which is a group of “renowned dermatologists” and Olay “beauty scientists” has officially endorsed certain levels of vitamins, nutrients and various amino acids and peptides as being ideal for skin care. This starter kit contains the highest recommended levels of these compounds and is intended to “resignal” your skin to repair the moisture barrier and boost cell turnover rate so that you get younger looking – and literally younger – skin in 28 days or less.
To use this product, you should apply the Olay Age Repair Lotion SPF 30 to your clean, dry skin in each morning. Olay recommends a “liberal application” to the face and neck. Then, before applying your makeup, massage the eye restoration complex into your eye area to diminish puffiness and dark circles. In the evenings, repeat the process with the eye complex, and smooth the Olay Wrinkle Smoothing Cream over your entire face and neck after you have cleansed and toned your skin.
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While Olay is known for its affordable, effective products, you do need to factor in a few things before you buy.
If you do not already have some minimal signs of aging, then this kit may not work for you since Olay anti-aging products often make still-youthful, healthy skin break out.
These products have a mild medicinal scent.
There is a reason that Olay is known for its incredibly effective anti-aging products. Here are a few things that make this kit so attractive.
It is extremely affordable.
It produces comparable results to many dermatologist-recommended regimens.
Allure magazine found that using this kit resulted in a 25 percent reduction in wrinkles after the proscribed 28 days.
The Olay Anti-Aging Starter Protocol Pro-X is particularly good for weathered or neglected skin, unlike many anti-aging treatments which rely on preserving skin intact rather than repairs.
Olay simply says that if you are not satisfied with your results, the company will reimburse you fully for your purchase. Further information on the guarantee can be determined on an individual basis by contacting the company directly, but the company has an excellent customer service record and the only real difference from scenario to scenario appears to be determined by how you return the products and receive the refund.
I love Olay products, and I am excited by the Olay Professional Alliance. Even though it’s basically just a marketing tool (I mean, you cannot even find a single name of any member dermatologist, let alone a “renowned” one) the products are definitely sound. Even better, they actually have a visible impact on weathered and damaged skin, which is a refreshing change since so many products seem to do a lot to moisturize but do not really change the look of deep lines and furrows.
The regimen does take a little bit of time and adds about fifteen minutes to your morning and evening routines by the time it all soaks in and you start applying makeup or going to bed, but the extra half hour a day is well worth it. However, do not start if you are not going to use it every day, because missing days seriously messes up your final results. Also, while results are guaranteed in 28 days, you will continue to improve the look of your skin if you continue to use the protocol, so be prepared to renew your products when they are gone.
You will probably not run out of them evenly since the lotions usually last a little longer than a month and the eye cream can last anywhere from 28 days to two months. It all depends on how you interpret the words “liberal” and “pea-sized” and what works best on your skin. The only thing that you need to consider when purchasing this protocol is that if your skin is not damaged enough, then you may suffer from a rash of tiny red bumps. When Olay says something repairs, it definitely does, but it also means that if you do not yet need the repair, then your skin may go into overdrive. If you use the product for three or four days and notice that you are developing serious blemishes particularly around the mouth or on your nose, you may need to return it and get a refund because your skin may just not be ready for it. However, with an ironclad guarantee that simply requires that you are not 100 percent satisfied, then you really can’t go wrong with this starter protocol.
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