What is Retinol and What Does it Do For My Skin?

So excited to introduce you to a new skin care product I am loving: Olay’s brand new Retinol24.

I have tried retinol products before and my skin hates it, so for this review I wanted to zero in on one particular area- the eyes. I have been using the Olay Eyes Retinol 24 night eye cream every night for the last month and I can already see a difference- or better yet, an IMPROVEMENT.

This post is all about what this product has done for my skin. Read on below for the benefits of retinol, how Olay’s formula is different, and what changes in my own skin that I have noticed since using Olay’s Retinol24 eye cream.

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So, what exactly is retinol and how is Olay’s formula different?

What is Retinol?

Basically, retinol is a powerful form of Vitamin A that is able to brighten, smooth, and fade signs of damage. Retinol is also an ingredient you will find in MOST anti-aging products. It works by turning over your skin cells faster, making way for bright new shiny skin. New skin>old skin, right?

OLAY Retinol24 w/ Vitamin B3

Many retinol products contain additional fillers, fragrances, and dyes. These can irritate the skin, causing redness and breakouts. Olay’s Retinol24 formula contains a blend of Vitamin B3 + the retinol complex. Nothing additional at all! It contains the powerful ingredients of retinol WITHOUT all of the fluff & filler for 24 hours of potency and hydration.

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How Has Retinol24 Changed My Skin?

I have only been using Olay Retinol24 for a month, so I will definitely circle back with you guys in a few more months for an updated review, but so far I am LOVING IT!

I haven’t experienced any of the breakouts that I experienced with other retinol products and my eyes are already noticeably brighter and smoother.

I have really bad allergies so the skin around my eyes gets beat down regularly. I am constantly rubbing my eyes, scrubbing the makeup off, etc. This all makes the skin under my eyes super dry and irritated. You can always see my undereye concealer because the dryness of my eyes makes the foundation cakey-looking. I love trying different eye balms and masks but they have all been quick fixes.

The Olay Retinol24 Night Eye Cream has left my eyes feeling softer and looking brighter. It tingles when I put it on before bed (usually before I get in the bath) and when I wake up I am literally bright-eyed and cheery! My makeup glides on so much easier and lasts all day! Have you guys noticed a difference too when I do my coffee chats in the morning?

the miller affect using olay eye cream

I am so excited that you guys can try these Olay Retinol24 products with me! There are three total new products: The Retinol24 Night Cream that I have been using, the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Serum, and the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer.  You can now get the power of retinol at an amazing price. Available now at Olay.com.

Buy them today and try them out for yourselves. Once you have the chance to review them for a month you can then buy more to give as gifts!

I hope you love it as much as I do!

To see my last review with Olay, head HERE.

xox Amanda

*This post is sponsored by Olay. All reviews and opinions are 100% my own and this post was written by me. Partnerships like these make The Miller Affect possible. 

3 Comments

  1. Barrie
    November 7, 2019 / 4:10 am

    I want to try this! Sounds awesome and you look great!!’

  2. Kathy
    November 6, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Hey Amanda – Have you been using all three products every night for the past month? Have you noticed any dryness or peeling due to the retinol? The current retinol product I’m using causes some peeling in the morning when I’m trying to put on my eye makeup and it’s kind of frustrating.

    • November 7, 2019 / 2:38 am

      I am sorry I only tried the eye cream and it didn’t peel at all!
      xox Amanda

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