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I’m not going to tell you that oh, I attribute looking younger than my 31 years of age because I’ve been using Olay.

I’m gonna tell you – I look younger than my 31 years because of good genes, because I’m petite, and that Asians generally age like this:

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AND, I’m gonna tell you that we shouldn’t take it for granted.
It’s easy to see how you’ll age – just look around at your family members and relatives.

My Aunt, Grandma (holding my baby cousin), Me and my Mum! That's 3 generations for you - can you guess how I'll age in time to come?

My Aunt, Grandma (holding my baby cousin), Me and my Mum! That’s 3 generations for you – can you guess how I’d age in time to come?

We all age differently, whether we’re Asians or not. Generally, Caucasians tend to develop fine lines first, but Asians, even though we have thinner skin, we tend to age slower than them due to more collagen and fat in our body makeup. Thinner skin means that we tend to be a little more sensitive to skincare, and have a weaker moisture barrier.

I recently saw a dermatologist, and she had FANTASTIC, taut skin – It was literally glowing, and she’s 10 years older than I am! I asked her for her secret, and she simply said; “HYDRATE!” Which re-emphasizes the point of having a good moisture barrier!

And aging does these to you –

  • your skin’s renewal process will start to slow down,
  • you may suddenly go through a second puberty
    (when in actual fact, it’s just your skin’s weakened moisture barrier allowing bacteria to wreck havoc on your skin)
  • you may find your skin looking duller
  • your skin’s feeling less taut and start requiring more moisture than it used to

And being in Singapore just makes it worst – we are classified as having a tropical rainforest climate, which means it’s just hot – rainy – humid – hot – rainy – humid ALL YEAR ROUND. This actually makes our skin act up – it’s too hot outside, it’s too cold inside (air-conditioning can be really drying!) and we often end up with oily, confused skin, resulting in acne (yet again)!

evonnz-olay-profile-7And then there’s fat and collagen loss – which, we cannot prevent from happening (it’s dependent on our bodies) but if you haven’t already seen the scary pictures out there, not moisturizing and going out in the sun often leads to skin drying out, which can definitely age it faster!

That is why I was so surprised to see this ingredient in both of Olay’s Miracle Boost products – they have Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) in it!

In short, what Niacinamide does for you:

“There are 2 important enzymes (NADH and NADPH) that contribute to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth). With a sufficient supply of both enzymes, your skin creates an effective barrier to external factors that influence the aging process. However, the levels of both NADH and NADPH decline as we grow older. When applied topically, vitamin B3 seems to reduce their rate of decline.

Because topical application of niacinamide can help preserve levels of NADH and NADPH, it contributes to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. As a result, many skin conditions, such as acne, the redness associated with rosacea, and other inflammatory signs can be actively managed. Also, vitamin B3 has shown to be useful for encouraging the production of natural emollients that can help the skin remain hydrated.” – Source

In fact, both products had pretty good percentages of it! A quick check on the product packaging reveals that Niacinamide was within the first 5 ingredients on both products (the higher the ingredient placing, the more % of that ingredient in the mix), especially the Youth Pre-essence!

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Meet the impressive Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Duo!

  1. Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence
  2. Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream

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The Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence has a rather innovative auto-dropper cap – basically, when you open it by twisting, the bottle stopper will twist up, and along with that, take in a suitable amount of product for just one dosage – this way you’ll never need to re-measure just how much product you’ve taken – simply push the top and it will dispense the perfect amount!

evonnz-olay-profile-4I have been to many events and have tried and tested this fact – the more moisturized your skin is, the more it is ready to absorb even more goodness in your skin. Basically, wet attracts wet – and that is why this step of applying pre-essence is important!

Other than Niacinamide, it also contains Amino Peptides – pro collagen molecules which firms, reduces wrinkles and aids in skin reparation, Lys’lastine (dill seed extract) that enhances skin elasticity, and oliveM (olive extract, anti-oxidant) which helps protect skin from oxidative damage.

Its lightweight, non-sticky formula aids product penetration and is best used in combination with a good moisturizer – for example, the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream!

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The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is to be used day & night, and has a lovely texture – but what really made me feel comfortable about it was the light scent of familiarity! Yes I’ve helped myself to others’ products in the house in the past, and Olay was one of them!

The texture felt great on my skin – it can be a bit thick if you apply too much, but generally with the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence it gets absorbed quicker and much better (tried and tested!).

There is Niacinamide in this product as well, and all that hydration makes my skin cells plump and generally, when your skin is happily hydrated, your skin will glow, and it will tend to look more youthful as well!

The products are amazing when used on their own, but when they are used together,

  • the first drop starts renewal of a million skin cells
  • 2x more anti-aging actives penetration into the skin.
  • In just 4 weeks, you’ll feel witness your skin looking more youthful!

It’s a no wonder they’re called the Miracle Duo!

Both the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream are now available in all Watsons & Guardian stores, and also online at Lazada!

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