Olay’s Products Ranked Best

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Olay is a U.S based cosmetic brand. Olay was founded by Graham Wulff in 1970 and was first named as ‘Oil of Olay’. It was first founded in South Africa. Olay offers many products like ‘total effects, perfect radiance,Olay vitamins and professionals. The estimated revenue of this Cosmetic brand is $79 billion worldwide. Its brand rating is AA. Olay products are the World’s no. cosmetic products in the World.

Strengths: Inexpensive (mostly); several outstanding water-soluble cleansers and scrubs; boon for any consumer in love with cleansing cloths; good AHA exfoliant; all sunscreens include UVA-protecting ingredients; bountiful selection of state-of-the-art serums and some excellent moisturizers; some of the best products offer fragrance-free versions.

Weaknesses: Bar cleansers; no topical disinfectant for blemishes; random products contain menthol; more than a handful of dated moisturizers; jar packaging; several moisturizers with sunscreen don’t offer skin much beyond basic sun protection; repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop.

Olay’s Products Ranked Best

Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate

Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate

Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate is designed and professionally tested to help fade the appearance of overactive pigmentation – such as age spots and brown spots. This Specialized Treatment hydrates to gradually repair the look of discoloration deep within skin’s surface.

This lightweight lotion is packaged in a medicinal-looking tube and its pointed applicator speaks to the spot-treatment nature. Spot-treating discolorations can work, but chances are good that you’ve got more discolorations that haven’t become visible yet. In that sense, you’re better off treating the entire face with a skin lightening product—but if you choose to do so with this Pro-X option, you’ll be replacing it frequently because this is a very small amount of product.

The pigmentation-fighting ingredients included in this product are niacinamide, acetyl glucosamine, and an Olay-developed skin-lightening agent known as undecylenoyl phenylalanine. Olay’s parent company Procter & Gamble has some published research on the latter ingredient, and it is emerging from some other sources, too, indicating there’s promise.

Research on acetyl glucosamine (a favorite ingredient of Estee Lauder, too) is less compelling but potentially promising when mixed with niacinamide, as is the case here. Speaking of niacinamide, its research is most bankable in terms of melanin-inhibiting effects (Sources: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2008, pages S2–S6; and The British Journal of Dermatology, July 2002, pages 20–31).

Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment

Pro-X Deep Wrinkle TreatmentPro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment is designed and professionally tested for the deepest wrinkles. This Specialized Treatment penetrates deep into your skin’s surface, combating the appearance of wrinkles.

You might think that this product is another of the spackle-type moisturizers that have been showing up at cosmetic counters with a thicker texture meant to temporarily fill in lines and minor wrinkles. It isn’t. Instead, this is akin to a lightweight moisturizer, which is being marketed as a specialty treatment by Olay.

This doesn’t contain a single ingredient that distinguishes it in any meaningful way from other Olay products, but it’s worth considering for its blend of cell-communicating ingredients and antioxidants, all in a silky, thin lotion texture that pairs well with other products. Olay’s packaging helps keep the vitamin A in this product stable, which is a very good thing. The form of retinol included is retinal propionate, which also appears in Olay’s Age Defying line, though jar packaging prevails for most of that line, which makes those products useless.

All told, Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment has the better formula compared with Olay’s other products with retinol, but its price should give you pause. If retinol is what you’re after, keep in mind that RoC and Neutrogena have compelling options in that category for less money.

Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

Regenerist Eye Lifting SerumContains a concentrated form of an exclusive amino-peptide complex that hydrates to firm and visibly lift skin around the entire eye area. Visibly lifts, smoothen and brightens the entire eye area for firm eyelids, smooth corners and even-tone under eyes.

Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum is every bit as state-of-the-art as Olay’s other Regenerist products. In fact, Eye Lifting Serum differs little from Olay’s Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, which provides three times as much product for the same price. Both of these products contain silicones, glycerin, niacinamide (which can increase skin’s ceramide and free fatty acid content, among other benefits), several antioxidants, and some anti-irritants. You really can’t go wrong with most of the Regenerist serums or moisturizers as long as you keep your expectations realistic. In other words, Olay’s claim that these products are able to provide “dramatically younger-looking skin without surgery” is stretching the truth—plastic surgeons have not seen a decrease in new patients since the Regenerist line came on the beauty scene. But the fact remains that this fragrance-free moisturizer is an excellent option for use around the eyes or anywhere on the face. In contrast to Olay’s Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, this product contains mineral pigments (including mica) that impart a soft, reflective shimmer to skin. To a slight degree, this can help make dark circles under the eye look less obvious, but the effect is strictly cosmetic.

Pro-X Restorative Cream Cleanser

Pro-X Restorative Cream CleanserRestorative Cream Cleanser is professionally designed to thoroughly cleanse skin. This pH-balanced lathering formula helps restore skin’s purity to its optimal condition, gently cleansing to prime skin for your Pro-X protocol. It’s Fragrance Free.

This water-soluble cleanser helps round out the Pro-X line for those who want to stay within this sub-brand for their skin-care routine. It is a good option for all skin types, but formula-wise it differs little from similar cleansers in Olay’s main line. The only difference is the cost, which comes down to marketing rather than a preferential formula distinction. This fragrance-free cleanser is nearly identical to Olay’s Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin, which costs approximately one-fourth what this Pro-X cleanser does. Both cleansers deserve a Best Product rating; which one to buy is up to you, but we know which one we’d purchase!

Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir

regenerist-night-resurfacing-elixirResurface skin while you sleep for tighter, smoother skin when you wake. Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir works each night to help gently resurface skin while you sleep for tighter, smoother skin when you wake – without the risk of harsh side effects associated with a professional chemical peel. When applied each night, the non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula with glycolic acid works over a normal sleep cycle to give you uninterrupted exfoliation while antioxidants and moisturizers continuously provide soothing hydration to tighten skin’s surface.

Although Olay positions this as a light glycolic peel (which, in essence, it is) they are also quick to accurately point out that the results from this product are not comparable to a professional AHA peel. We appreciate this honesty, and commend Olay for creating an outstanding AHA exfoliant that’s suitable for all skin types. This has a light, silky, serum-like texture that provides slight hydration and a smooth finish. The fragrance-free formula contains between 8-10% glycolic acid (Olay wouldn’t reveal the exact percentage when we asked) and is formulated within the correct pH range for efficacy. More good news: Olay includes some cell-communicating ingredients along with antioxidants and the skin-repairing ingredient glycerin. The company also added shine to the formula, but its effect on skin isn’t akin to layering shimmer on your face.

Note: that the translucent pump bottle packaging should be stored away from light to preserve the efficacy of the antioxidants. Also, although Olay positions this product as a moisturizer, it is first and foremost an AHA exfoliant. Those with dry skin will absolutely need to apply a moisturizer over this.

Pro-X Eye Restoration Complex

Pro-X Eye Restoration ComplexPro-X Eye Restoration Complex is designed and professionally tested for the part of your face that communicates age the most: the delicate eye area. This specialized treatment hydrates to restore the area to its optimum appearance by improving the look of crow’s feet. Massaging it in reduces excess fluids to diminish dark circles and puffiness.

We disagree with Olay’s marketing claims that this is a specialized treatment for the eye area because the ingredients also show up in their facial moisturizers. However, it cannot be denied that this fragrance-free formula is outstanding in many respects. It feels lightweight yet substantial, makes skin feel incredibly smooth, and treats it to several cell-communicating ingredients as well as a respectable amount of antioxidants, but the caffeine it contains won’t brighten or wake up your eyes. As with most eye creams, the claims of diminishing dark circles and puffiness are dubious at best. By the way, this product is very similar to Olay’s Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum, which sells for less than $20 for the same amount of product.

Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 50

Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 50Works to renew skin’s surface cells and hydrate the skin for visible anti-aging results. Broad-spectrum SPF 50 sun protection protects skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping to prevent premature aging while rejuvenating skin’s appearance. The light, non-greasy formula won’t clog pores and absorbs quickly into skin.

We have to hand it to Olay. According to the press release we received for this product, their goal was to create a daytime moisturizer with a high level of sun protection that felt like a silky lightweight moisturizer rather than a heavy, occlusive sunscreen. They succeeded brilliantly. This in-part avobenzone sunscreen feels wonderfully light yet makes skin feel smooth, moisturized, and protected. Yes, there are lighter products out there that carry lower SPF ratings, and many of those are excellent, too. However, people with normal to oily or combination skin that desire or need a high SPF rating should check this product out. It contains an impressive blend of cell-communicating ingredients and antioxidants and works beautifully under makeup. It really does set quickly and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. We hope Olay launches a fragrance-free version, too; it would make an already great product that much better.

Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15

Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15Combines the exclusive Olay amino-peptide complex with Vitamin C, Olay moisture and UVA/UVB (SPF 15) sunscreen to speed surface cell turnover and enhance skin’s condition one cell at a time. Itincludes light-bending powders to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 has a lightweight base that is suitable for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin, while stabilized avobenzone is on hand for UVA (think anti-aging) protection. The formula is loaded with beneficial extras for skin, including peptide complex, antioxidants, and soothing agents. For the money, this is a drugstore best buy and it wears well under makeup. This contains a small amount of fragrance, likely not enough to be cause for concern.

Regenerist DNA Superstructure UV Cream SPF 30

Regenerist DNA Superstructure UV Cream SPF 30This anti-aging formula hydrates to help rebuild cellular surface structure and restore firmness, regenerating a more youthful appearance. It helps block direct DNA damaging rays to help protect skin and maintain collagen’s structural integrity. Powerful anti-oxidants help protect the skin’s surface from free radical damage.

This daytime moisturizer with sunscreen’s claim of blocking DNA damage sounds impressive, but in fact that’s what any well-formulated sunscreen does, and this certainly qualifies. Daily use of an effective sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater not only protects skin from the pernicious, cumulative DNA damage that results from sun exposure, but also protects against collagen breakdown and other cellular damage that leads to unsightly changes in skin. So, although it’s good, this moisturizer with sunscreen isn’t the only game in town, nor do you need to spend this much to get an effective sunscreen.

That said, there’s no denying that, once again, Olay has crafted a sophisticated formula that is suitable for all skin types except sensitive (because of the non-mineral sunscreen actives) and oily. The formula contains stabilized avobenzone for critical UVA protection. The intriguing ingredients are mostly the same ones that show up in other Regenerist moisturizers (and serums), so Olay isn’t breaking any new ground here. But, taken together, these ingredients do their part to protect and enhance skin so it is better able to repair itself and, as a result, become healthier, and yes, able to look and act younger.

2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths, Sensitive

2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths, SensitiveGive your sensitive skin a clean and fresh feeling with 2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths—Sensitive Skin. They gently cleanse and remove make-up while conditioning skin with light Olay moisturizers.

These fragrance-free cleansing cloths are wonderfully soothing and a good, disposable cleansing option for someone with dry, sensitive skin. One side is smooth for cleansing; the other is softly textured for mild, scrub-like exfoliation. The fragrance-free, Vaseline-based (petrolatum) formula is exceptionally gentle, yet thoroughly removes makeup. Keep in mind that because these cloths contain detergent cleaning agents, you still need to rinse your skin after using them because leaving these ingredients on sensitive skin can lead to dryness and irritation. The petrolatum base demands thorough rinsing.

Pros:

  • Gentle, fragrance-free, and suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Dual-sided cloths allow for cleansing and mild manual exfoliation.
  • Removes makeup quickly and thoroughly.
  • Contains soothing agents to calm skin.

Cons:

  • Because the formula contains detergent cleansing agents, the cleansing cloth solution should be rinsed from skin to avoid potential dryness or irritation.
  • The Vaseline base can leave a greasy feel on skin if not rinsed thoroughly.

Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution ComplexSee results in an instant. Watch as advanced micro-fillers and light-diffusing particles smooth the look of fine lines right before your eyes. This wrinkle treatment’s formula also hydrates to reduce the appearance of deep lines in just 14 days.

Olay offers several Regenerist moisturizers, each with enticing names and claims that are hard to ignore. For the most part, the formulas are great, and aside from the occasional misstep with jar packaging, which doesn’t help keep the key ingredients stable during use, all of them can improve signs of aging while strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier.

What’s becoming a somewhat consistent letdown is that each new Regenerist moisturizer (despite the “Wrinkle Revolution Complex” name, this is absolutely just a moisturizer) essentially repeats the same formula: water, silicone, glycerin, niacinamide, and a blend of the same antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients. All of those ingredients are great; what’s bothersome (and confusing for consumers) is seeing them in product after product after product. We wonder why Olay doesn’t offer three or four Regenerist moisturizers for different skin types, rather than almost a dozen with the same ingredients, but with different names and packaging.

Slight rant aside, this is a remarkably good formula whose silky texture and lightweight hydrating ingredients are best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin. The blend of anti-aging ingredients Olay includes has some solid research behind them and, over time, they can reduce the appearance of wrinkles (to the extent of skin-care products) and help strengthen skin’s surface against moisture loss.

The opaque bottle with built-in pump keeps key ingredients stable during use, and the slightly spackle-like texture of this moisturizer helps (temporarily) “fill in” superficial lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, this works beautifully under makeup and can easily replace your foundation primer.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive, considering its impressive formula.
  • Silky, slightly spackle-like texture helps smooth and temporarily fill in superficial lines and wrinkles.
  • Treats skin to an array of proven anti-aging ingredients, and is packaged to keep those ingredients stable during use.
  • The fragrance is subtle rather than overpowering.

Cons:

  • Those with drier skin may find this moisturizer’s finish a bit “powdery” or too dry-feeling.
  • Doesn’t break any new ground in terms of what Olay Regenerist’s moisturizers already offer.

Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-Free

Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-FreeRegenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-Free uses a highly concentrated form of our amino-peptide + B3 complex combined with Olay moisture. It visibly regenerates skin’s appearance and leaves skin feeling velvety-smooth. This gentle, dermatologist-tested formula is 100% fragrance and color-free. It is suitable for everyday use for normal, dry and combination skin. The results?Hydrates for firmer, visibly lifted, younger-looking skin without drastic measures. Instantly the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is softened and skin’s texture is improved. Over time your skin will be visibly firmer and more elastic.Create the perfect skin care solution for you with the Regenerist line of advanced anti-aging products.

Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum Fragrance Free is, except for the omission of fragrance (which is better for your skin) identical to Olay’s original Regenerist Regenerating Serum. As such, the same review applies:

This is a silky, silicone-based serum that contains a fairly broad complement of beneficial ingredients for all skin types. It contains approximately 2% to 3% niacinamide, and, in this amount, it can increase the skin’s ceramide and fatty acid content as well as have anti-inflammatory action and work to reduce hyperpigmentation (Sources: The New Ideal in Skin Health: Separating Fact From Fiction, Thornfeldt Carl MD, Allured Books, 2010, pages 160-161; and Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, April 2004, pages 88–93).

Olay claims the peptide this contains can regenerate and intensely hydrate skin. Peptides are cell-communicating ingredients that can help improve skin’s appearance and enhance its healthy functioning, but they are not miracle-workers for skin, nor are they all that hydrating on their own.

The various types of silicones that really give this product its elegant texture and make skin feel unbelievably silky. Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum won’t give aging skin a new lease on life, but its texture and finish make it a very good serum with antioxidants for normal to slightly oily skin. It also runs circles around most products sold as foundation primers, so be sure to consider this if you’re of the mindset that a primer is essential to seamless makeup application.

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer Plus SPF 15, Fragrance-Free

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer Plus SPF 15, Fragrance-FreeFor those concerned about sun exposure, the 1 cause of premature visible aging, this daily facial moisturizer provides the benefit of 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 essential product plus protection against sun damage. The results are visibly younger-looking skin that’s better protected against sun damage.

As is typical for Olay’s newer sunscreens, reliable UVA protection is provided by avobenzone (which is now stabilized by octocrylene). Also typical for Olay moisturizers is the inclusion of the cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide, present in this product at what is most certainly an efficacious amount. The silky texture and fragrance-free formulaalso contains a nice blend of antioxidants, including vitamin C and green tea, and in packaging that will keep them stable during use. It is a very good daytime moisturizer option for those with normal to slightly dry or combination skin.

Regenerist Regenerating Serum

Regenerist Regenerating SerumUses a concentrated form of an exclusive amino-peptide complex and combines it with Olay moisture to offer the maximum regeneration and hydration within the Regenerist line. This formula leaves your skin feeling velvety smooth and is designed for everyday use.

Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum is a silky, silicone-based serum that contains a fairly broad complement of beneficial ingredients for all skin types. It contains approximately 2% to 3% niacinamide, and, in this amount, it can increase the skin’s ceramide and fatty acid content as well as have anti-inflammatory action and work to reduce hyperpigmentation (Sources: The New Ideal in Skin Health: Separating Fact From Fiction, Thornfeldt Carl MD, Allured Books, 2010, pages 160-161; and Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, April 2004, pages 88–93).

Olay claims the peptide this contains can regenerate and intensely hydrate skin. Peptides are cell-communicating ingredients that can help improve skin’s appearance and enhance its healthy functioning, but they are not miracle-workers for skin, nor are they all that hydrating on their own.

The various types of silicones that really give this product its elegant texture and make skin feel unbelievably silky. Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum won’t give aging skin a new lease on life, but its texture and finish make it a very good serum with antioxidants for normal to slightly oily skin. It also runs circles around most products sold as foundation primers, so be sure to consider this if you’re of the mindset that a primer is essential to seamless makeup application. This does contain fragrance.

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum Fragrance Free

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum Fragrance FreeInstantly skin is hydrated and after just 5 days, skin is firmer. Skin looks brighter, more radiant.

This water- and silicone-based serum doesn’t have any sculpting ability so you can ignore that portion of the name. Hydrating and plumping skin that is sagging isn’t going to make it look lifted—it’s not as though this serum is a mini face-lift in a bottle.

Skin sags for various reasons, mostly due to sun damage that destroys the skin’s elasticity and support structure, the cumulative effects of gravity, fat pads shifting beneath the skin, and bone loss. Simply plumping the skin cells with moisture isn’t going to change any of that.

The reason this is rated so highly is because it has a lot in common with the other serums from Olay Regenerist. That means with each use your skin is treated to a helpful amount of the cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide, skin-identical glycerin, and a cadre of other anti-aging ingredients, including peptides, antioxidants, and more cell-communicating ingredients. This serum also contains mineral pigments that leave a shiny finish, which is how this manages to make your skin look brighter and more radiant. The shine factor is the most significant difference between this and the other (less expensive) Olay Regenerist serums, so spending more on this version doesn’t get you a better formulation.

This formula is fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. Texture-wise, it works well for oily to combination skin and it’s an option for dry skin if paired with a moisturizer.

Pros:

  • Silky texture contains a good mix of anti-aging ingredients.
  • Works well under makeup or paired with moisturizer.
  • Fragrance-free; suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Leaves a soft, radiant finish.

Cons:

  • Cannot sculpt skin or lift sagging skin (see More Info).

More Info:

Many skin-care products claim they can firm and lift skin, but none of them work, at least not to the extent claimed. A face-lift-in-a-bottle isn’t possible, but with the right mix of products, you will see firmer skin that has a more lifted appearance—and that’s exciting! To gain these youthful benefits, you must protect your skin from any and all sun damage every day, use an AHA (glycolic acid or lactic acid) or BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant, and use products that have a wide range of antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients. Remember, no single product can do it all; it’s the combination of products that has extensive research showing it can significantly improve many of the signs of aging such as firming skin, reducing wrinkles and brown spots, and eliminating dullness.

Foaming Face Wash, for Sensitive Skin

Foaming Face Wash, for Sensitive SkinFoaming Face Wash is specifically designed to gently cleanse sensitive skin with its rich, foamy lather.

Foaming Face Wash, for Sensitive Skin is one of the best cleanser values at the drugstore, and is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive or rosacea-affected skin. It is an excellent water-soluble cleanser that removes makeup without leaving your skin feeling dry or tight.

Regenerist Touch of Concealer Eye Regenerating Cream

Regenerist Touch of Concealer Eye Regenerating CreamAn advanced hydrating amino-peptide+B3 complex to visibly lift and regenerate your look with a touch of concealer to instantly diminish the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.

This is a very good moisturizer that Olay is positioning as a tinted eye cream. Its concealing ability comes from titanium dioxide (it provides soft coverage) and from standard cosmetic pigments. The base formula is lightweight and very silky, and it treats skin anywhere on the face to exceptional ingredients. Niacinamide, peptides, antioxidants, and skin-conditioning agents combine to make this tinted eye cream a top consideration, though the single shade won’t work for everyone’s skin tone; it’s best for light to medium skin tones. This is a rare makeup product in that it’s a concealer that really does offer some skin-care benefit.

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Mature Skin Therapy

Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Mature Skin TherapyWith menopause, the signs of aging accelerate up to 2x faster. For those experiencing these effects, this daily facial moisturizer provides the benefit of 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 essential product with more intense moisture for menopausal skin.

Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Mature Skin Therapy is Olay’s answer to the needs of women whose skin is suffering from the changes it endures during and after menopause. The seven benefits in one product claim to intensely moisturize skin, reduce wrinkles, enhance skin tone and color, minimize pores, provide free-radical defense, and lift skin. Sarcasm aside, this moisturizer for normal to dry skin contains several state-of-the-art ingredients that can improve the appearance and healthy functioning of skin at any age, but without a sunscreen a major necessary benefit is missing!

Antioxidant-wise, this bests all of the other Total Effects products, propelling this to the top of the list. Much of the skin appearance enhancement has to do with visual trickery—the mineral pigments add a subtle soft-focus, brightening effect to dull skin, while niacinamide encourages ceramide production for a smoother surface, which reflects light better. This isn’t one-stop shopping for menopausal skin because most of the claims are at best farfetched, but it definitely has many strong points.

Ultra Moisture Lotion with Shea Butter

Ultra Moisture Lotion with Shea ButterProvides dry skin with an immediate burst of moisture that continues for 24 hours. Then, drawn deep into skin’s surface, it repairs and nourishes the moisture barrier to break the cycle of dry skin. With just one use, you’ll get saturating moisture that lasts all day. In one week, your skin will feel noticeably soft. And by the time you finish the bottle, skin is able to preserve its moisture for extended periods of time.

This is an excellent, affordable body lotion for dry to very dry skin from the neck down. Olay’s body lotion formulas are typically great and this one doesn’t part from tradition. It supplies skin with a very good range of cell-communicating ingredients (key among them niacinamide), emollients, anditoxidants, and amino acid-based water-binding agents, all designed to repair skin’s surface and keep it looking smooth and healthy. Note that this contains ingredients that leave a subtle sparkling sheen on skin. If you don’t want your body lotion to have shine, this isn’t the product for you.

Quench Plus Firming Body Lotion

Quench Plus Firming Body LotionAn ideal daily moisturizer for body skin that has begun to show signs of aging-treats dullness, dry and rough texture, uneven elasticity and uneven color.

This is an outstanding body lotion that’s best for normal to slightly dry skin. It contains an effective blend of skin-identical (repairing) and cell-communicating ingredients plus antioxidants, including palm oil, which is a rich source of vitamin E. Overall, this formula has a lot more to it than most of Olay’s body lotions, as well as those from many other brands sold at the drugstore.

It does have a shiny shimmery finish and it contains fragrance, although only a small amount. Those looking for a fragrance-free body lotion sans shimmer may want to consider options from CeraVe or Paula’s Choice, but without question this Quench body lotion is worth considering. One more comment: This product’s firming benefit is minimal, especially if you’re not diligent about protecting your skin from sun exposure and using a well-formulated AHA or BHA exfoliantPaula’s Choice AHA & BHA Exfoliants

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting SerumRegenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum penetrates into skin’s surface to deliver our super-concentrated amino-peptide + B3 complex. This fast absorbing, non-greasy formula provides specially designed hydration to give you significantly firmer skin and regenerate skin’s appearance. The Results isa Younger-looking skin without drastic measures. Instantly skin is hydrated and plumped for a more lifted appearance. After just 5 days, skin is significantly firmer. Skin looks brighter, more radiant.

This water- and silicone-based serum doesn’t have any sculpting ability, either on a micro or macro scale. Hydrating and plumping skin that is showing signs of sagging isn’t going to make it look lifted—it’s not as though this serum is a mini face-lift in a bottle. Skin sags for various reasons, mostly due to sun damage that hinders its support structure, the cumulative effects of gravity, and bone loss. Simply plumping skin with moisture isn’t going to lift it and erase signs of sagging, though it will make skin smoother. The reason this is rated so highly is because it has a lot in common with the other serums from Olay Regenerist. That means with each use your skin is treated to a helpful amount of cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide, skin-identical glycerin, and a cadre of other anti-aging ingredients, including peptides, antioxidants, and more cell-communicating ingredients. This serum contains mineral pigments that leave a shiny finish, which is how this manages to make your skin look brighter and more radiant. The shine factor is the most significant difference between this and the other (less expensive) Olay Regenerist serums. This does contain fragrance.

Regenerist Lip Anti-Aging Concentrate

Regenerist Lip Anti-Aging ConcentrateHelps Visibly Diminish the appearance of vertical lines around the lips, resulting in smooth hydrated lips.

Regenerist Lip Anti-Aging Concentrate, packaged in a pen-style component, is an emollient, shimmery balm that can’t change the lines around your mouth. The niacinamide and lecithin are a nice touch, and add to the moisturizing effect of this product, but it won’t change the age of your lips by even one day.

 

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