My Favorite Moisturizer Under $30

Chicago beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing Olay Luminous Whips with SPF 25.

It’s not every day that I find an affordable skincare product I love! Quite the opposite, really. But as I was packing for Remote Year in August, Olay asked me to try their Luminous Whip Moisturizer with SPF 25. Talk about good timing! I was in the midst of trying to figure out how to whittle down my beauty routine, which honestly was one of my biggest stressors when packing up for four months abroad. (You know I’m skincare obsessed so it was no easy feat!)

Chicago lifestyle influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing her favorite drugstore moisturizer, sitting on a clawfoot bathtub at Autor in Miraflores in Lima, Peru.

Olay Luminous Whip is a primer and moisturizer all in one and includes broad-spectrum sunscreen so it’s essentially three products in one jar! Such a space-saver, but it’s also saved me time when getting ready in the morning, too. (All about that life! Mornings have never been my strong suit.) And on the topic of saving, it’s under $30 so you really can’t beat it.

Olay Whips moisturzer on a vanity with makeup brushes and a perfume bottl.e

I used to mix a glow-enhancing product with my primer, so this moisturizer actually takes the place of four different products in my at-home skincare and makeup routine. I’ve always been of a fan of the dewy, luminous complexion look, and this moisturizer gives me that little bit of glow-y radiance without any shine or feeling greasy by the afternoon. The feel of the formula is amazing, too… It’s oil-free (so it won’t clog your pores!) and feels so light and airy both before you put it on and after. It’s quick to absorb and has a velvety soft finish!

Chicago travel blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins at Autor bed and breakfast in Miraflores in Lima, Peru.

Chicago beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing Olay Whips.

Chicago beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins sitting on a bathroom counter applying makeup.

Olay Luminous Whips Moisturizer with SPF 25 on a bathroom sink.

Women's beauty and lifestyle influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing Olay Whips moisturizer at Autor in Lima, Peru.

No joke, I’ve already been on the lookout every time I’ve gone to a new drugstore here in Peru (I’ve seen a few Olay products, but not this exact Luminous Whip moisturizer yet!) and you bet I’ll be trying to figure out how to get another jar mule-d down to Latin America if I can’t find it before I run out.

Olay Luminous Whips on a bathroom vanity with makeup brushes and other skincare products.

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Popular beauty and lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing her favorite drugstore moisturizer.

I shot these photos with Marcel (one of my fellow remotes) at the cutest B&B in Lima, Peru… Definitely check out Autor if you’re visiting Lima anytime soon! The owner, Humberto, is so nice and has decorated the place impeccably. It’s in the perfect location, right in the heart of Miraflores, but it’s set back in a courtyard so it feels like a little oasis within the busy city. I’ll be sharing more photos from one of the properties soon!

Women's fashion and beauty influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins sharing her favorite skincare products.

Olay Whips Moisturizer on a bathroom vanity counter with makeup brushes and perfume.

Women's lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing the best drugstore moisturizer.

Have you tried any of the Olay Whips moisturizers?! You can find them at your local drug stores like CVS! I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from friends and other beauty bloggers, too.

Beauty blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins in a bathroom window with Olay Whips moisturizer.

Beauty influencer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins testing out the best drugstore moisturizers.

Women's lifestyle Instagrammer Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins reviewing the best Olay Whips moisturizer.

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  1. 10.10.18
    Jackie commented:

    When is going to be available in south africa?
    I am now battling to get your products in the shelves at the shops. What is happening?