You guys have seen me indulging enough on K-beauty skin care items, no? Recently I opted back to the good old skincare brand name ‘Olay’. Very soon I’m going to cross my late 20s, hence the term ‘anti-aging’ is now the biggest concern of mine. Those pesky signs of aging are surely the first things I want to push back; after all, who doesn’t want to look young as long as possible! Thanks to Olay Malaysia for bringing me back to the old (is gold) skin care strategy.
I received 3 skincare items, Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence, Micro-Sculpting Cream – Day & Night, from the Olay Regenerist range for my review. Each of them is specially curated (based on P&G clinical studies between 2006 to 2012) as an advanced anti-aging product and promises to reduce years of age sign within just 28 days.
Let me tell you how I find them…
Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence
Water, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-32, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Inositol, Isopropyl Isostearate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Morus Alba Root Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract.
First thing first, this is the one I love the most among all three products. Olay Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence is literally a punch of hydration. It is enriched with Morus Alba Root Extract, Honeysuckle Flower extract that helps to re-energize skin instantly. The bottle comes with a pump dropper, which makes it super convenient to dispense the product.
It’s a pre-essence which means if you’re using any essence in your skincare routine then this one is to be used before that. I use it after cleansing and toning, morning and night (sometimes middle of the day) every day. One dropper dose each time is enough for face and neck. Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence has a silky smooth texture which I enjoy every time I massage it into my skin. The fluid rapidly absorbs and penetrates into the skin so it is ready for the next skincare product.
After the pre-essence, I follow up with my moisturizer/night cream.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Moisturiser
Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Isostearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Mythyparaben, Ethylparaben, Allantoin, Dimethiconol, Polyacrylamide, fragrance, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Peg-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-7, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4
The Micro-Sculpting Moisturizer has a thick silky consistency but it glides on and absorbs into the skin like a dream. Seeing the thickness first time I got a bit skeptical since it’s been long I tried anything like that. However, the moisturizer eventually impressed me since the first use. After application, my skin feels literally oil-free, perfectly balanced, locked with hydration (Sodium Hyaluronate is there after all), and visibly radiant.
It has a very mild but sweet scent in it which I find refreshing. After two weeks of use, I feel my skin texture has improved day by day without any side effects. Additionally, I find the moisturizer actually works great as a primer under my makeup.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Polyethylene, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, DMDM Hydantoin, Allantoin, Laureth-4, Dimethiconol, Laureth-7, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Disodium EDTA, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Citric Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Night Cream has a gel-like texture, slightly thicker that usual gel creams. This night cream claims to provide noticeably firm skin in 5 nights and reduction of lines and wrinkles within 2 weeks.
It reminds me more of a sleeping mask, which is fast absorbing, glides easily, oil-free, leaves no greasiness and locks hydration till the night ends. The cream also has a faint sweet scent in it, which I love. I love how pumped and soft my skin feels when I wake up and wash my face every morning. I feel even if I have overly dry skin (I have dry-combination skin), along with the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence, this night cream is just good enough to provide the necessary goodness for my skin.
I’ve been suffering from tiny, almost microscopic, rashes on the side of my right cheek bone for a year now. Can’t remember exactly when and how I got those pesky little things there. I went through a lot of skincare items so far yet nothing made any difference on their existence. Unbelievably, just when I thought they are never going to go away, these rashes have disappeared within these two weeks! Right now I have an almost flawlessly smooth face (happy dance). I swear I’m not exaggerating a tiny bit.
- Improves skin texture [checked]✅
- Noticeably firm and radiant skin [checked]✅
… I’m looking forward to the ultimate benefit, reduction of fine lines! I’ll be more than happy even if they only keep my fine lines under control, after all, I’ve been using these products for only two weeks now and fine lines definitely need time. In short, Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing range impressed me completely. It’s pleasing to find something completely oil-free, hydrating and with anti-ageing benefits.
Do I recommend them??? …Without a second thought.
I think three of these products does the magic together, most of all, the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence is a must to incorporate with any of the two creams.