I’m the type of person who just loves taking showers in the morning, that I would not be able to function well if I didn’t, for the day! I always like starting my day on a clean slate, with a fresh promise of a bright, and promising day with so much possibilities as soon as my eyes are open, and revived from a good night’s sleep.
For the past few weeks, what’s been making my mornings bright and nice ? I’m about to share to you right now – it’s the Olay Moisturizing Bar in the Ultra Moisture variant.
Truth be told, I was at first dubious of the product. Ultra moisture, with shea butter as the primary ingredient? I was a bit hesitant to open the bar and try it, for one, my body, not only my face, has open pores and are susceptible to body acne (yes, I’m a body acne sufferer ), and hearing shea butter triggers some fear because it just sounds so…greasy! Another concern would be the smell of commercial soaps in the market – my nerves cannot tolerate wildly synthetic scents in the morning, for I am a fan of aromatherapy.
Okay, so what made me try it? Well, I am such a lotion phobic person that I don’t really apply lotion on my body. I only do so when I get alarmed during moments of realization that my skin’s so dry already, and that promise of lotion-applying only lasts for a day or two! Looking at my skin, specifically my arms, they’re really dry already, that hints of white are already showing from so much dryness, so I decided to try this. After all, what’s there to lose? I can always stop after a day!
Trying the Olay Moisturizing Bar in Ultra Moisture proved to be a revelation – first, the scent was not strong at all, so it didn’t ruin my morning mood. Second, the product glided smoothly on my skin, with enough lather to enjoy. Needless to say, it passed my standards on the bath-sensory department ( haha is there such! ) , that I was willing to use it everyday. Best of it all, it didn’t aggravate, or trigger any body acne, as it did not feel greasy, as I was afraid it would be, but instead, it gave me a squeaky clean feeling, with added softness on my skin. As for the promise of “ultra moisture,” I can definitely see that my skin is less dry as before, though I think I would really need to force myself to use lotions with my really dry skin.
Overall, I don’t think there is still a soap that can make us stay away from lotions and can act as a soap, and lotion in one, but then, the Olay Moisturizing Bar in Ultra Moisture, I believe, is the closest ( yes, the clooosest! ) product that can fill in that need. It really does infuse moisture in the skin that it’s a part of my staples in my favorite morning routine.
Tata for now!