These Brides-to-Be Totally Transformed Their Skin in Less Than a Month

Follow their lead and get ready to say “I do” to a flawless complexion.
by Cassie Kreitner
brides-to-be before skin transformation photos for olay

Dark under-eye circles? Recurring breakouts? Dry, dull skin? Yeah, you’ll take a hard pass, especially in the weeks right before your wedding. To that end, we partnered with Olay to help three brides-to-be rejuvenate their skin before their respective weddings, with tips on how you can do the same. Chelsea, Jeanelle and Kathleen had just 28 days to clear up their skin before we whisked them away to Iceland for a dramatic photo shoot to reveal their stunning results. Watch the video below to learn about each woman’s personal journey, then read on to see which products they used and how they gained the confidence to walk down the aisle feeling—and looking—like the best version of themselves.



  1. Chelsea: Before

    Chelsea before Olay 28 Day Skin Challenge

    Like many brides-to-be, Chelsea hoped to transform her skin before her wedding. “I wanted a good base for my wedding makeup,” she says. “But because I’m not as good about drinking water as I should be, my skin was looking dry and dull.” Before meeting with us, Chelsea had loosely planned on upping her water intake and maybe getting a few facials to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Instead, she took the Olay 28 Day Challenge. For four weeks, Chelsea washed her face twice a day with Olay Daily Facial cleansing cloths. In addition, each morning she applied Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 25 and Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream; at night, she used Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. From the get-go she was pleased, with results visible after just a week into her new routine. “During my first use of the cleansing cloths, I could already tell they’d become a permanent addition to my routine,” she says. “They removed more makeup than any wipe I’d tried before, and I loved that they were water-activated so I didn’t need to worry about them drying out.”

  2. Chelsea: After

    Chelsea on Iceland glacer after Olay 28 day skin challenge

    Chelsea says that by the time she got to Iceland, her skin had gone from dull and dry to bright, smooth and hydrated. “I had a glow that wasn’t there when I started—I even had coworkers commenting on how great my skin looked!” she says. Not only was her photo shoot on an Iceland glacier a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it was also “an exciting, vulnerable and humbling moment” to be surrounded by the country’s natural beauty and see her before and after photos side by side. When her July 2018 wedding finally rolled around, Chelsea was confident about her complexion. “I was able to avoid a heavy makeup look,” she says. “My skin glowed, and it was evident I took care of it leading up to the wedding.”

  3. Jeanelle: Before

    Jeanelle before olay 28 day skin challenge

    With her August 2018 beach wedding fast approaching, Jeanelle was nervous about finalizing all the details—not the least of which was improving the state of her skin. “I was breaking out because of stress and wanted to make sure it stopped before all the wedding festivities,” she says. She saw a dermatologist who recommended a few products, but she was less than three months from her wedding and her skin still wasn’t in the place she wanted it to be. Enter Olay, whose line of cleansers, creams and lotions Jeanelle had never tried before. “I was nervous!” she admits.

  4. Jeanelle: After

    jeanelle on iceland glacier after olay 28 day skin challenge

    Like Chelsea, Jeanelle whipped her skin into shape thanks to Olay Daily Facial cleansing cloths, Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer and Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. “I started noticing a difference at the end of week two,” she says. “My skin felt smoother and looked clearer.” When it was time for her to take a turn in front of the camera, Jeanelle couldn’t believe the results. “I enjoyed the process of seeing how much my skin improved, especially when I didn’t think it would in time for the wedding,” she says. “It was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.”

  5. Kathleen Before

    kathleen before olay 28 day skin challenge

    With a lot on her mind (and her to-do list) in the lead-up to her June 2018 nuptials, concern over how her skin would look in wedding photos was the last thing Kathleen wanted to worry about. Before embarking on Olay’s 28 Day Challenge, Kathleen’s prewedding beauty routine was, as she calls it, “pretty straightforward: I wanted to stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep, take off my makeup at the end of the day, and use plenty of moisturizer,” she says. “But I knew I needed something extra to make me feel wedding ready.” She kept thinking about her under-eye bags and uneven skin tone, and decided she needed a new skin care regimen to target those issues.

  6. Kathleen: After

    kathleen on iceland glacier after olay 28 day skin challenge

    Contemplating her complexion before her wedding, Kathleen couldn’t help but think of her future descendants. “I’ll be showing my grandchildren these wedding pics someday!” she says. And so when the time came, she was up for the skin care challenge. Kathleen especially loved Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream and Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. “After a week there was a noticeable change. My skin was brighter almost immediately, it felt much more hydrated, and I swear I had less wrinkles under my eyes,” she says. “My fiancé noticed it too!” Participating in the challenge also helped soothe her nerves when it was finally time to walk down the aisle. “It made me feel much more at ease the whole day.”

    Want clearer, more glowing skin in time for your wedding? Get skin-boosting tips and learn how the Olay 28 Day Challenge can help.

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