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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Review: Olay Skincare #Olay #Skincare #Retinol #TotalEffects #MicroSculptingCream

(product photos courtesy of www.olay.com)

Olay has been around for many, many years. They were one of the first skincare companies around. Even though their skincare is sold in mass market retailers, it works extremely well, as well as skincare that costs 400% more than the price of the brand. I received a few items to try out and I was very happy with all of them. My skin has not looked this nice in a while. Sit back, relax and read on for the reviews...

1.7 fl.oz./50mL
Olay Total Effects is the main cream behind Olay's skincare success. When it was introduced, women went nuts over it. Why? Because it works so well. It treats 7 signs of aging. This cream does the following:
  • visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles 
  • evens skin tone
  • enhances brightness
  • minimizes the look of pores
  • visibly reduces age spots
  • restores firmness
  • replenishes moisture
Total Effects also has a variety of moisturizers with SolaSheer Technology and Broad Spectrum SPF 30. SolaSheer Technology and the Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps protect against UVA/UVB rays from the sun, thus preventing sun damage and reducing the chance that your skin will have fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation in the future. The various moisturizers in the cream nourish with a moisturizing skin-enriching vitamin complex that helps keep skin looking healthy and rejuvenated. A few of the key ingredients in Total Effects are: Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin. 

I have used Total Effects in the now and in the past. I have always liked this cream. It is an all around great anti-aging moisturizer that really works. For me, I noticed how well it helps with evening out my skin tone and making my skin look bright and minimizing its pores. If you are looking for a moisturizer for day, this is a good one. This is a good product for normal, dry, sensitive and combination skins. I would also say that this is for women who are in their 20's, 30's and 40's. 

1.7 fl.oz./50mL $26.99
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream SPF30 is a powerful daytime anti-aging moisturizer with sunscreen. It is formulated with Amino-Peptides and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to hydrate, plump and firm the skin. The lightweight moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft and immediately reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, all while protecting the skin from UVA/UVB rays. The sun's rays are the #1 cause of premature skin aging. The cream is fast absorbing and non-greasy. 

As skin ages, it loses its ability to become responsive to anti-aging ingredients. This results in dryness, wrinkles and sagging skin. Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream reveals younger-looking skin with its unique formula. It has an advanced Amino-Peptide Complex and also hyaluronic acid that penetrates deep into the skin's surface to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The formula is designed to deliver moisturizing ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin's surface to reveal younger-looking skin. As soon as day 1, visible wrinkle results start. It improves the skin's texture in 4 weeks. 

My skin was dry when I started to use this product and it really did help to moisturize and hydrate my skin. It is not a heavy product and works great under makeup. I don't have any wrinkles, so I cannot report on that, but from what I have heard it does work well on fine lines and wrinkles. This cream is recommended for dry and normal skins. Personally, I think this is something that would work well for women in their 40's, 50's and 60's. 

1.7 oz./50mL $26.99
Regenerist is Olay's Advanced Anti-Aging Skin Care Collection. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is one of Olay's top selling creams, and with good reason. It hydrates skin better than ten of the top creams, even better than a cream that retails for $440 (proven by Good Housekeeping)! This formula is designed with advanced anti-aging ingredients for visible wrinkle results starting the first day you use it. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Amino-Peptides and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), this moisture-binding formula instantly plumps and lifts surface cells away from the skin, leaving skin looking more radiant than before. The luxurious-feeling moisturizer immediately leaves skin hydrated, softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles and firms the look of skin with plumping hydration, to help take years off your "skin age". The anti-aging moisturizing formula penetrates deep into the skin's surface to improve the skin's texture and elasticity. As mentioned previously, the older we get, the harder it is for our skin to react to skincare ingredients. That is why Olay designed Regenerist to go up to 10 layers deep into the skin's surface.

This cream was designed more for nighttime use, since the others have sunscreeen now. I like how this cream moisturizes my skin and makes it feel so soft and smooth. It really makes the texture of the skin change. This is a heavier cream than the daytime cream. I would recommend it for those with dry and normal skins. This is perfect for those in their 40's, 50's and 60's. 

0.5 fl.oz./15mL $26.99
Olay Pro Retinol Treatment for Eyes is a wonderful wrinkle-fighting cream. Using Retinyl Propionate, one of the best ways to fight wrinkles, it starts to immediately go to work on fine lines, deep wrinkles and crow's feet. You will find that it smooths skin in as little as 4 weeks. The potent formula helps increase the rate of cell turnover, which slows down as we age, to smooth the look of wrinkles. It also has strong hydrating ingredients to fortify the skin's natural moisture barrier, allowing skin to better retain moisture. This cream renews skin's surface over time for brighter skin too. 

For best results, use the targeted applicator tip to apply along wrinkles. Lightly tap product with ring finger around the whole eye area to minimize pulling or rubbing on the delicate eye area. This product has been dermatologically tested. Use morning and evening. Retinol can be strong, if irritation develops, hold back and use only once a day. 

I have just the very beginnings of fine lines under my eyes. I found that this product works extremely well, getting rid of my lines in as little as 2 weeks (like I said, they are very small). Personally, I think Retinol is one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market. It really does work. Make sure to use an SPF when using this product, so irritation does not develop. 

Olay products are available at mass market retailers nationwide, such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, WalMart and Target. Like Olay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OlayUS?brand_redir=1; Follow Olay on Twitter:@OlaySkin; Follow Olay on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/OlayUS/; Follow Olay on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/olay/ and Subscribe to Olay on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/olay/Custom.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These items were sent for consideration)

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