Aging happens and there is no stopping it. As we age our skin is at the mercy of many factors such as sun, pollution, harsh weather, stress and bad habits. Wrinkles and spotted skin are an inevitable part of the natural aging process. Our skin becomes less elastic, dull, drier and thinner as we become older.

I am in my late 30s and I started to notice my skin is drier and duller in color. There are more fine lines around key areas such as my eyes and my mouth.  Age spots and ‘expression’ lines became visible.

In my quest to take better care of my aging skin I followed several beauty bloggers to learn about their beauty regimens. I stumbled upon the BDJ Bella blogs and was curious about it so I signed up at  and became a Bella last June. I even attended BDJ Beauty Boot Camp held at Blue Leaf in Paranaque City and the BDJ Global Glam held at Glorietta 2. I had an awesome time meeting other Bellas, learning beauty routines and meeting the people behind BDJ Box. BDJ is more than just a planner; it is a community of empowered women who inspire others to live life to the fullest.

What a blessing it was to be part of the BDJ community. Last August I received an Olay package from BDJ: the Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Day Cream and the Olay Deep Moisture Body Wash for free! Oh the perks of being a Bella! Then my friend who also received the Olay package gave me her Total Effects Day Cream sample because she still has a bottle of it at home.

Olay Package from BDJ

Olay Package from BDJ

Olay Total Effects 7-in-one Day Cream promises to fight the 7 signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, age spots, uneven texture, dryness, dullness and pores. I applied it to my cleansed face and neck twice a day. I am blown away from the results I’ve gotten from this day cream. I had previously been using an arsenal of anti-aging products and was seeing minimal results. After about 2  weeks of using Olay Total Effects my skin looks hydrated, even toned with age spots fading, less visible fine lines and wrinkles, light pink in cheeks returning, and my under eye area has lightened and looks less puffy. I love that it also has SPF 15 to protect my skin from sun damage. It has a non-sticky texture and does not clog pores. A word of advice, the 7-in-1 cream works best alone and not mixed with other products (that’s just for me). Simplify your routine and just wear this day and night and you will see beautiful skin revealed.

Before and affter using Olay

Before and affter using Olay

Olay Deep Moisture with Honey Body Wash promises to gives deep moisture that outlasts your day. It has a  breakthrough Moisture Outlast formula that penetrates the skin’s surface layer by layer to infuse your skin with long-lasting moisture. Honey is full of antioxidants which are good for wrinkles and aging skin. It is antibacterial, which helps with acne treatments and prevention. Honey clarifies skin by opening up and unclogging pores. I used the body wash immediately after receiving the package because it smells really good! The scent stays even after washing and I just love it. It lathers quite well with a puff and feels silky on the skin as you use it. It rinses off easily as well. Also it doesn’t take that much of the product to get a good lather going. My skin is supple and smooth after showering. Olay Deep Moisture body wash does a good job of hydrating my skin. My skin feels soft and moisturized throughout the day. The product definitely holds true to it’s name. It is very moisturizing for my dry, sensitive skin with a history of contact dermatitis.

Bubbles, bubbles!

I look at myself in the mirror and I actually feel beautiful again. I must say this experience has been truly a blessing for me. I feel empowered and more confident. Whatever your age, beauty is a voyage of discovery – and it’s never too late to be your best beautiful and to live your life to the fullest! 

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