One of my New Year’s resolutions was to take better care of myself and find a skincare set that matches my age, works and hopefully is within my budget. Last year I discovered MY night cream, which is a dream find, because I have been able to witness the results straight away. I have recommended it since to a number of my friends and relatives, who are now happily reaping the benefits of using it as well.
With my day cream/moisturiser I wanted to start at the lower price end for no particular reason. Then out of the blue this opportunity came up and I was given the new Olay Whip to test through the SavvyCircle panel.
There’s been so much hype around the Olay Whip trio – bloggers, magazines, shop counters – all boasting about the miraculous cream, that was supposedly as good as some of the most expensive options on the market. All that noise, however, made me very suspicious about its real qualities. At the same time, it got me eager to try it out. Especially, since it was recommended by some of the most genuine, in my opinion, bloggers/ vloggers I follow. I’ve been meaning to go ahead and buy it and then all of a sudden this happened.
By the way, this publication is by no means sponsored. I was lucky enough to be sent a free sample of the cream to test it myself and give private feedback. It is entirely my decision to write publicly about it and all opinions are mine, describing my genuine impressions of the product.
So, a little bit of history about the Olay Whip, or basically what it says in the brochure.
It has been developed over the past 10 years (o_o), with the idea to provide instant, long-lasting hydration. “Light as air” is what comes across as its main benefit, but there’s so more to it. Unlike other creams, it is not sticky or shiny, and you can barely feel it on the skin. At the same time, it carries all those benefits that most specialty products provide where “instant hydration” is just the beginning. It helps fight fine lines and wrinkles, providing a matte finish AND can also be used as a primer.
Olay Whip – The cream
I started using the cream almost immediately even though I already had another day moisturiser opened. My skin is not too sensitive so I was willing to test it full on, without being scared about some severe reaction or something. That’s usually how I go about any such new products I come across.
This cream, I must admit, is so soft and nice to the touch, that my face immediately fell in love with it. It almost melts on your skin and disappears somewhere in it in seconds. The Olay Whip cream is not heavy, or greasy like most others. You would not see it leave a white trace. It sinks right in and you almost don’t feel like you have anything on. It might have just been the case that my skin was getting super thirsty and dehydrated, so do check other reviews, but this seemed really pleasant. My face was as if it had no product at all, and at the same time the skin felt all soft and velvety.
I wish I could say I’ve seen some immediate results, but I feel like with hydration you don’t feel it when it’s there but you do notice when it is not. So, I’d say it works perfectly for me. Also, by the end of the day my skin still feels soft and smooth, having just that one product on.
As for the wrinkles – I cannot say for sure as well, because I haven’t used it enough and I’m kind of hoping in the long term it will have a positive effect. I am panning to stick to this product for a while, especially since it works as a primer as well, which probably says a lot about what I think of it.
One positive “development” regarding the cream is that it is now offered with an SPF30, which is quite good.
Olay Whip – Texture
This is not going to look like your usual skincare product, and I guess what it does requires it to look and feel different. The Olay Whip has such an unusual texture that one might think it is out of date or something. It is not the smooth, shiny, thick cream we’re used to. It almost seems like it is coarse by it isn’t. When you touch it, it is light as a feather (not exaggerating). The only bad thing about this is that I, personally, tend to take too much product out, which means I will very soon need to buy a new one.
Olay Whip – Price
So, I had a look around this product is not the cheapest, but for the claims it puts forward, it does come on the lower price end. The Olay Whip is being sold at the time of writing for £34,99 at Boots. When I originally got sent the product, however, it was reduced to about £25 at almost every retailer, who had it on the shelves. Thus, I’d expect it to go down again. In any case, for this price, without having tested it beforehand, it would not have been my first choice. So, if you are unsure – I’d suggest getting a sample first.
If you’ve tried the cream already, I’d love to know what your impressions are, so please share below in the comments.