Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting Collection
May 2nd, 2012
Great apres-photo facial care
About a year ago while enjoying an elaborate, expensive, anti-aging facial, the aesthetician remarked unfavorably on what seemed a sudden burst of sun spots. "Hyperpigmentation", she said, grimly, handing me a mirror. For the first time ever I noticed a spray of dark, freckle-like marks, lining the lower half of my left cheek and along the jawline. "Where did these come from?" I exclaimed, horrified.
The recommendation was to go to a med spa and start a series of photo facials, a pricey but effective solution I promptly signed up for. Three sessions with the laser later, and the dark spots were pretty gone. Aftercare, I was warned, was important, as photo facials, an IPL treatment that specifically addresses hyperpigmentation, makes your skin more vulnerable to the sun than it even was before. I was urged to use a super sunscreen that included loads of sun-blocking zinc. The downside of zinc-based sunscreens is they make you look like you are suffering from KMS, or Kabuki Makeup Syndrome.
Along comes Olay with their Total Effects Tone Correcting Collection. While I found some of the products in the line to be a tad sticky, the Daily Moisturizer and Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 hit the spot. Literally. Using a combination of the Total Effect Tone Correcting Spot Treatment (this dabbed directly on any lingering, post photo facial dark spots) followed with a general light slathering of the Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, kept my face and neck protected and moisturized and prolonged the expensive laser therapy benefits. No doubt, coupled with a nighttime regime of Total Effects 7 Signs Serum and Eye Transforming Cream, at about $20 per product, Olay offers an inexpensive and easy method of maintaining the glow you get from a photo facial --- without going back again and again to the med spa.
Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.