Jan 30, 2009

Spring Cleaning and Olay Regenerist Mask

According to Chinese belief, you're not allowed to do any cleaning on CNY day, in case you're sweeping the luck away out of your house. If you really have to sweep something on that day, you're supposed to leave the dirt inside the house, to keep the luck. Thus you're supposed to do "Spring Cleaning" before CNY.

I personally think the real reason behind it is to give housewives a break, so they can join in the celebrations without worrying about house cleaning. Hehehe...

This year I got distracted. I did clean and tidy up the place, but I didn't do a big "proper" spring cleaning. So yesterday I thought I'll start by going through my skincare drawer.

I found a forgotten sample of Olay Regenerist Mask. Then I decided to use it while making use of our brand new massager. But not before reading and re-reading the ingredients list for many times, in case my sensitive skin reacted to it. I know, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour on my part... better to be safe than sorry.

This stretchy mask claims it "helps reduce appearance of deep lines & pores", "firms skin". I still don't have lines (yeah, boasting my youthfulness) so can't verify that claim. I do find my pores looked smaller, my skin also felt firmer and smoother after application.

The mask juice (anti-aging serum) left a slightly sticky feeling, wiping my face with wet cotton pad solved the problem. Love the calming scent.


This morning my skin still feel smooth. No breakouts, which means my skin is loving it. A very pleasant surprise, for a supermarket brand it works well. I never thought Olay could be that good.

Verdict: Very Musical (= highly recommended)

Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Panthenol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Tocopherol, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Methylparaben, Palmitoyl PEntatpeptide-3, Carnosine, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance.

3 comments:

Gem said...

I have this sample in my drawer and look at it from time to time, and think "I wonder if this would react badly on my skin?"...O.K I take your "word" on it Music and I'll try it!...tho I'll blame you if I have a reaction!...LOL :)

GlossQueen said...

I quite liked this mask too, which reminds me, I need to see if I have any left.

Gem said...

O.K just used this mask, (no reaction)and I have to say it left my skin feeling really soft and moisturised. Tho no difference to the "reduced" pores or couple of fine lines. :(...maybe because of the "heat wave" it has kept them "open"???...it seemed to lighten and brighten my complexion, which is a bonus.

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