Beauty Sleep with Olay Fresh Effects

Between 8 am classes and 10 pm studio visits, the proverbial “beauty sleep” is difficult to come by.  So, when morning comes around (and I’ve snoozed my phone about eight times already), I start the beauty ritual of faking my “beauty sleep.”  Because the first, and most important step to consider is the state of my skin, my morning routine is focused on skincare and achieving that flawless, well-rested look.

For the past few days, I’ve been successfully using the Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer to achieve refreshing results - that’s quite the product name, but let’s deconstruct it below for this review.

For its “Fresh Effects {Dew Over!}” claims, this Olay cream delivers detox ingredients such as honeysuckle and white tea which combine to create a brightened look.  The product manages to prime and soothe skin, all while creating a glowing complexion. With the “Hydrating Gel Moisturizer” label, the product lives up to its name even when faced with the harsh New York elements and October weather. This hydrating cream delivers long-lasting moisture and ensures skin is smooth and soft.

The Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer is an oil-free formulation that quickly absorbs and dries to a matte finish.  For those with oily and combination skin types (or break-out prone skin), this Olay moisturizer is the answer to gaining lightweight hydration without experiencing pore-clogging or ultra shiny skin (which, aside from the haute couture runways, isn’t that great of a look for everyday errands). Overall, the Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer does exactly what it says (at an affordable price, mind you!).  As with all other skincare items, be sure to first do a skin test to ensure no sensitivity to the ingredients; however, if you have oily skin, I can’t recommend this product enough to gain much needed hydration and control shine.

When a full eight hours isn’t possible (and let’s be realistic, it rarely is in the city that never sleeps), the Olay Fresh Effects {Dew Over!} Hydrating Gel Moisturizer delivers the look of beauty sleep, in an instant!

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay Fresh Effects through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Olay Fresh Effects, all opinions are my own.

  • DreamInLace

    I do like the sound of this. Sounds very refreshing! I’m always on a hunt to find something I like more than the Philosophy products, and for whatever reason..I always forget about Olay having great skincare :)


    • Pretty Squared

      I also keep forgetting about drugstore skincare but remember when I try products like this. I actually went to the dermatologist doctor a while back and all their products and samples were drugstore including Olay face washes and moisturizers - I do think it’s important to get the best because there are so many drugstore options. Give this a try or some of their other products (olay has some “best” products on beautypedia).

  • nueyork

    This sounds really amazing! As someone who has a lot of no-foundation days, my usual moisturiser can look a little shiny and this would be perfect. It sounds very cooling and soothing which would be great in the mornings as well.

    • Pretty Squared

      if you have normal / combo / or oily skin, this is perfect - it feels almost like water or aloe when you apply and sinks in immediately. I say give a try, it works great for my skin in the morning without looking shiny.