Product Review: Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Any skincare fanatic worth their salt has probably heard about Olay Regenerist. This unassuming drugstore skincare brand has been winning awards left, right and centre for being one of the most effective anti-aging products out there, period. This means they've been put to the test alongside much higher end products, and still managed to come out on top.

Because of that, Olay has always been on my radar. I've gifted Olay products several times to my parents, in the hopes that they would give the products a try and that I would be able to witness the miracle anti-aging broth in action. Alas, my parents are too set in their ways (read: CBF) to try the products out.

So, it's up to me to discover just what these products can do. I received 3 products from Olay - 2 Regenerist Micro Sculpting Creams (Day, and Night), and the Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence.

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First, a little background about the products:

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Day and Night Creams

These are meant to lift, firm, and 'micro-sculpt' your skin, using a combination of Amino-Peptide and Hydra-Firming complexes (I don't know what that means either, but heck, as long as it works, I don't mind!)

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence
This basically acts as a serum, helping to boost the penetration of the moisturisers and increase the skin's metabolism to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pores, and firm the skin.

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Now, bear in mind that I've only had about a few days with the Night cream, but I have been using the Day cream and the Pre-essence for at least 2 weeks now, and this is what I think:

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Day and Night Creams

Packaging
Olay manages to strike a good balance between not spending too much on packaging, and still managing to make it look pretty. These creams come in the signature red Olay colour, with silver lids. One thing that bothers me is the lids that separate the top lid from the product - the white caps that help prevent liquid from spilling out - this cap always somehow gets suctioned into place, and I always need Jas's help to remove it because I don't want to chip my nails. #firstworldproblems, I know.

Product
The day cream absorbs very easily into the skin, and leaves it feeling quite smooth, bouncy, and moisturised.

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Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence

Packaging
The packaging on this product feels slightly cheaper than the creams, but still looks striking on my skincare table. The dropper is very convenient - screwing it into place also activates the dropper, which then pulls up just the right amount of serum to be dispensed on your next use.

Product
This serum is extremely lightweight - it feels refreshing on the skin and I like how it absorbs very quickly into the skin without leaving a film or residue.

Performance
Both these products have worked really well on my skin so far - I do see a reduction in pore size and wrinkle appearance, and my skin is more luminous and feels 'tighter'.
I must note that this product says 'micro-sculpting', and I do know what that means. The range has helped to reduce the appearance of my pores and wrinkles, but so far has not yet had an effect on my overall 'sagging'. I hate that word and it makes me feel weird to say it, but there is a visible lack of elasticity especially around my mouth, which this range has not managed to lessen. It probably doesn't work that way, and I'm not surprised. Overall, I'm already pleased as punch about the reduction in wrinkle appearance. I will continue to use these products, and if I do see a difference in overall elasticity, I will report back on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat. Stay tuned!

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