Experimenting with Olay Pro-X

I’m four weeks into an experiment with Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle protocol. I wanted to see if I could quantify the effect of the cream on my own skin. I’ve been using the creams as the package insert directs, and documenting the effects by taking photos of myself using the PhotoBooth feature of my MacBook Pro.

Executive summary: it’s working! And I can quantify the difference.

To begin, I uploaded a photo of my face to my skinofmine.com account and used the wrinkle counter to measure my wrinkle index. Voila. My starting wrinkle index was 121.

Now for the fun part.  I used Olay Pro-X intensive wrinkle cream twice a day for four weeks, trying to keep my diet and exercise programs unchanged. I again photographed myself using PhotoBooth. It’s really important here to keep lighting and camera conditions as consistent as possible, and also to have the same facial expression in both photos in order to minimize unwanted variability.

Again, I measured my wrinkle index at skinofmine.com, this time using the “after” photo.

Ta da!  Wrinkle index is 107.   That’s a 12% reduction.  Definitely worth smiling about.  I was also able to align my before and after photos using the “track changes” function at skinofmine.com and saw through animation that the wrinkles under my eyes were indeed lessened. Ole Olay!

By the way, this experiment was in no way supported by Olay. Just an honest experiment to test an interesting product.

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