Monday, October 3, 2011

Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line...A Review



You know, when a girl reaches a certain age, she should be able to say good-bye to certain things.


Zits are at the top of that list.


As a girl (girl, ha! I can hardly use that term anymore!) who's never had great skin, to continue to suffer from acne into my 30s is like a kick when I'm already down. While my acne has never been terrible (aside from those early teen years. Ugh.), I really thought that by the time my OWN kids had acne, that I'd be done with it.


HA! Why did I think I'd be so lucky?! (See for yourself. Not horrible, but really...at 34?! C'mon!!)



My biggest complaints with my skin have always been my stubborn blackheads and the monthly breakouts that accompany my PMS. (BTW...how is that fair? How is it that just when a woman is feeling her most vulnerable, irritable, volatile self, she also looks her worst?)


When I was offered the chance from BlogHer and Olay to trial Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line, a product targeted for adult women (did you know that women are affected by acne as adults at higher rates than men?), it seemed to be the answer to my prayers!


The Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line recognizes that adult women have different needs for their skin. Aging skin presents its own challenges (fine lines, texture issues, etc.) and most acne treatments are formulated for youthful skin, not "aging" skin. Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line is formulated for those of us who could be, maybe, possibly, perhaps a little bit, suffering from skin that isn't so youthful anymore. (I just teared up a little bit as I realized that I do, indeed, fall into that "not so youthful" category.)


I stepped lightly into these waters, knowing my skin, and knowing that it often stages a revolt any time I try something new. I dove into the skin regime with a healthy dose of skepticism. After the initial mini-"what are you doing NOW?!"-breakout, it appeared that things were headed in an upward direction.


The blackheads that always dusted my nose and cheeks were definitely LESS noticeable...SCORE!! That alone, made my heart swell and my mind dance with visions of Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line surrounded by puffy pink heart bubbles. Mama M. + Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line = TRU LUV 4 EVR.


I was graced with a bit of PMS during my review of Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line and discovered that my usual breakouts, while still there, were definitely less in amount and in size, than they usually were. Yay!


All in all, I feel that Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line is a decent product...after all, it actually made a dent in these blasted blackheads of mine!


Now...if only I could find that fountain of youth...then we'd all be set! ;)


What is your biggest skin challenge? Just let me know in the comments below and you'll be entered to win a $50 drugstore.com gift card!


While we’re on the subject of taking care of your skin, you might want to check out this post by Roxanna Sarmiento in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. She has some great tips for developing habits that will help your skin looks its best!


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61 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I can totally relate to the skin issues and PMS. Ugh. I've never heard of this particular skin line for "not so young skin"... Thanks for the review!

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  2. My biggest skin issue is my black bags under (and around) my eyes. Seriously....no raccoon costume needed here- I'm all set!

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  3. Oh my, my skin issues are breakouts (hello pregnancy hormones!) and combination skin (oily and dry, really!?!).

    Have a great day!

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  4. Combo skin! I hate it! Greasy here, dry there!

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  5. biggest challenge? acne...STILL!

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  6. Umm..I'm a couple of months from FORTY and I still have acne! ugh! Although I do have to say that the last few months seem to have been a little better than it used to be. I seem to go through spurts though where it looks terrible and other times when it looks fine - not great, just fine. :P And I also have those ugly, dark circles under my eyes like Sandy said above. Same here! grr...

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  7. Acne and under-eye circles = my biggest skin challenges. Oh, and also giant pores. :P

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  8. Under eye circles are my biggest challenge.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. Dealing with my combination ski -- it's so dry in the morning and oily in the afternoon!

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  10. My biggest skin challenge is age spots. Guess it runs in the family. My Mom and Aunt got a lot too. I have yet found something that works and I certainly don't want to do laser for that.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  11. My skin is more dry and more prone to red spots!
    Thanks! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  12. Dry skin and fine lines around eye areas.

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  13. tweet.http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/123575654699646976

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  14. I have the same pms-related acne problems. Thanks for the giveaway!

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  15. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/123602113795342337

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  16. I'm in my early 40's and deal with adult acne. I would love to try the Olay Professional Pro-X Clear Line
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/124277577916489729
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. My biggest skin problem is blackheads...all over my nose and spreading onto my cheeks. I have very oily skin and they never seem to go away, or even get better. I would love to find something that would help them!

    joella-s@kc.rr.com

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  19. I have more acne now at 42 than I had as a teenager... plus wrinkles!! I need to try this.

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  20. dry skin!!
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  21. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/127629804559269888
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  22. dry skin, yet oily, yet dry, yet you name it
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  23. my biggest problem is how dry it is
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

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  24. My biggest skin issue is definitely breakouts, and getting wrinkles on my forehead! :P

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  25. Redness if my biggest skin problem.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  26. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/128658158192295937
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  27. My biggest challenges are uneven skintone, wrinkles and blackheads

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  28. Wrinkles and age spots
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. one word: wrinkles:-(
    just.garbage(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. I've noticed more age spots as I've gotten older. Also acne - particularly when I was pregnant.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  31. My biggest skin challenge seems to be the dark circles under my eyes.

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  32. Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/129642515547688960

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  33. Circles under my eyes and dry skin are my biggest problems.
    supergrand2009 at yahoo dot com

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  34. tweet--http://twitter.com/#!/countrynest411/status/129677244590325760
    supergrand2009 at yahoo.com

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  35. I have really dry skin so my main problem is keeping it moisturized.

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/130035707266871296

    rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. As I've grown older (63) my wrinkles are beginning to look like my mother's.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  38. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/10/win-50-gift-card-to-drugstorecom-from.html

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  39. As i have gotten older may skin has gotten pastier,

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  40. http://twitter.com/#!/sodahoney/status/130217100353601536

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  41. clogged pores, blackheads, and oily skin. My skin isn't terrible at first glancee up close it's crazzzyyyyyy.

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

    abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

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  42. I tweeted about the promo http://twitter.com/#!/abitnerdy/status/130369563643748352

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  43. Biggest challenge is dark circles~

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  44. http://twitter.com/#!/bikeohio/status/130379498418999296 tweet

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  45. Your comments about the blackheads definitely make me want to try this - nothing seems to work!

    -anna

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  46. my issue are dry skin, under eyes dark circles

    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  47. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/zbabita5/status/130505073066389504


    babitababita@hotmail.com

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  48. My biggest challenge is sun spots and battling acne in the t zone area

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  49. I have pretty good skin, and even over 40 I don't have too many wrinkles yet but I still get those annoying menstrual pimples every month and they really bother me.

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  50. My biggest skin challenge is this patch of skin that goes from between my eyes up to the middle of my forehead. It is SO dry and sometimes even peels. In the winter I have to sleep with a humidifier to keep it from getting really raw.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  51. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/131391005848121344
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  52. My biggest skin challenge is definitely adult acne! I was plagued with perfect skin as a teen and am paying the price for it in my 30s!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  53. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/131457556446064640

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  54. biggest challenge is very dry skin now.

    hlee99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. my challenges are wrinkles around the eyes

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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  56. My biggest skin challenge is wrinkles!

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  57. My skin seems to know two things. Acne, or dry. And no happy medium :)

    Thank you.

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  58. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/132120927361183744

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  59. My biggest challenge is keeping my skin clear. I don't know why, but it is so much more oily these days!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  60. 2nd entry tweet @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/132172271551913984

    kytah00 @ yahoo . com

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  61. My skin has gotten drier.I need to moisturize more often. My biggest challenge is finding a mositurizer that is not too rich.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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