Why you need to add retinol to your skin care routine

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A special thank you Olay for sponsoring this informative post!

Giving you details about retinol and how to easily incorporate it to your skin routine. 

There is one word that remain super important in our mid-twenties: skincare. Yep, here’s the reality: we are certainly NOT teenagers anymore. In order to keep our skin looking youthful, we have to drink lots of water, cut down on sweets and change how we care for our skin. Today, I am addressing why you need to add retinol to your skin routine. Don’t worry if you don’t know what it is because I am going to go over that with you in this post xo.

What is retinol?

Derived from Vitamin A, retinol is a powerful ingredient that reduces that appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. These are the benefits:

  • firm skin
  • Smooth appearance
  • Even-toned skin

Here’s the tea

A lot of women have stopped using retinol in the past. Why? Because there have been some retinol products that caused skin irritations, was too expensive or they did not see results. Needless to say, I have been wanting to use retinol to help my skin out without these repercussions.

The challenge

In the past 4 weeks, I have been incorporating retinol into my skin routine with Olay’s Retinol 24 products. They generously sent me over their serum, moisturizer and eye cream for me to try and is I could incorporate retinol into my routine without irritating my skin, see results and not break the bank. These are the problems I have with my skin:

  • dryness
  • Oily and very sensitive
  • Rosacea prone

The favorite product 

Olay Retinol 24 Night Serum

By far my favorite piece from the collection. The serum feels so silky on your skin. Additionally, this night serum didn’t clog my pores despite my oily skin. One of my concerns is that the serum was going to add extra oils to my skin overnight. Thankfully, I was able to get up every morning without any excess oil. 

It feels so luxurious knowing that this serum is working it’s magic while I sleep! In the past 4 weeks, I have noticed a dramatic difference in my smile and forehead lines. I would also recommend using this serum with a jade roller. It distributes the formula so well and feel so soothing after a long day of work! 

The bottom line: retinol is essential to younger looking skin. The night serum is a wonderful addition to my night skin routine, is offered at a great price point and most important WORKS without any irritation. Despite my sensitive/oily skin, Olay’s Retinol24 has allowed me to effortlessly add retinol to my skin routine with minimal effort. I especially love how moisturized my skin looks in the past few weeks. I now understand the importance of having retinol in my skin routine and I am not turning back!

Have you ever struggled with adding retinol to your skin routine before? Let’s chat about it! Leave me a comment or feel free to send me a DM on Instagram! Be sure to check out my previous beauty related posts on my blog too.



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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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