Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Skin type: Combination. Pale skin.



Since I tend to be lazy with my skincare regime (and often don’t have time when not explicitly testing stuff), I was super intrigued by the concept of a serum stick. While Olay’s Brightening Pressed Serum Stick won’t be right for everyone, I did find it quick, easy and effective! I don’t wear makeup daily, but I did find it absorbed quickly and didn’t leave a residue. I would probably recommend applying it and your moisturiser at least 30 minutes before your makeup and other formats of the serum might absorb less easily. (I only tried brightening).


The only negative I can think of is that I feel like the serum stick uses a lot more product than a bottle. Since the heat of skin makes it transfer faster, I’m not sure it would last as long as a bottle of serum. I don’t like oily serums, so I’m glad this is non-oily. I wish they were more specific about how much to apply; should I be covering every inch of skin, or just a few lines and then rub in? The packaging doesn’t have that info. The scent of the stick is a simple, slightly fruity scent, but it does have a bit of a glue stick smell (probably whatever is used to make it into a ‘stick’ might also be used in glue.


After just over a week’s use, I already started to see the difference. My skin had fewer breakouts and looked less oily, as well as looking fresher and less damaged overall. I would use this in the future.

You can buy Olay Brightening Pressed Serum Stick at Amazon.ca for $17.88 (At time of review).



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Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Skin type: Combination. Pale.


Absolutely love this Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion. My only complaint would be that I was sent the SPF 30 option, which is a little low for me. I have extremely pale, Scottish skin that burns easily even on overcast days, so SPF 30 only works for me in spring or early summer, during the hottest summer days I need a higher SPF. This is available in higher SPF though, so it’s not really a problem when you're buying it.


This sunscreen has everything I need, it doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts, it’s water and sweat resistant (so good for swimming or exercise) and it’s fragrance-free. For me, fragrance-free is always a bonus as sometimes scents are too strong, especially on the face. Though often fragrance-free has a natural scent (the chemicals of the sun lotion, for example), this one barely smells like anything. What smell there is, is a light lotion scent that doesn’t bother me.


The consistency is a little runnier than I expected and quite watery. I prefer a thicker lotion, but the consistency of this actually helps it to spread and absorb quickly and easily, so it’s ideal for covering larger areas.


It’s a brilliant facial sunscreen and I’d definitely buy it in the future. I even use it on my body, though if it’s out of your budget, sticking to face can help you stretch it.

You can buy Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion at Amazon.ca for $14.77 (At time of review).




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