This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Olay. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
Travel doesn’t stop because Winter is here, but there are several changes that need to happen when the seasons change. Your body needs warmer clothes, your cameras need more batteries, and your skin needs more attention! Winter air is cold and dry, so skin hydration becomes much more of a concern. If you are planning to spend some time outside, it’s important to find the right products that work for you. Which is why I’m excited to be trying out the new Olay Mists – Ultimate Hydration Essences.
I recently took a short trip to Vernon, BC and it was a perfect time to test out these new products in the crisp, Canadian, autumn air. The temperature has been dropping and the interior of British Columbia can have very dry air which is tough on the skin. This trip would definitely put these products to the test.
I started the morning with the Olay Energizing Mist to help wake me up and get me ready for the early hike we had planned. My first impression was how fine the spray was and then the refreshingly subtle scent that accompanies it. So fast and easy, it was the perfect little pep I needed to get out the door.
The energizing mist contains botanical ingredients such as vitamin C and bergamot extract which left my skin feeling revitalized, refreshed and energized. The mist is very fine, almost like walking through a cloud. I also enjoyed that it can be applied on top of my current makeup and foundation without causing it to run and leaving my skin looking bright with a healthy glow.
I especially like how it hydrates my skin without having to rub in a product with my hands. I’m frequently in a lot of airplanes, restaurants, outdoors, or other public places where my hands are picking up germs that I don’t even want to think about! The fact that I don’t have to touch my face gives me one less thing to worry about.
The hike wasn’t too intense, but the temperature was hovering around the freezing level and there was a slight breeze coming off of the lake. Usually, after being outside in that kind of weather I’d be left with dry, tight-feeling skin. Despite the challenging conditions, my skin held up and felt great when the hike was over.
Later that day we got back to the hotel and it was time to wind down for the night. After several hours of hiking and a day’s worth of exploring, it was time for some Olay skincare TLC and a nice hot bath. While the bath was filling, I decided to try out the Olay Calming Mist.
The calming mist contains aloe leaf and chamomile to calm dry, tight skin. Aloe vera is great for hydrating and calming skin, while chamomile is known for its soothing properties and rich antioxidants. Just like the energizing mist, it’s free of oils, parabens, and artificial colours and dyes.
The combination of the fine spray and fresh scent made it so relaxing. I think it would have been easy to overdo it with an overpowering smell like a lot of other hygiene and skincare products. I feel they hit the perfect level of scent with these products which I think is especially important for the calming mist.
After testing these products out in Vernon, I am very excited to have two new additions to my winter skincare routine. I just love how easy they are to apply with or without makeup! On a dry plane (they are TSA approved sizes!) and anywhere around the world, I think these mists are going to find a permanent home in my skincare routine. I now have one less thing to worry about when it comes to cold weather travel.
Winter is coming, and I’m ready for it.