Product Type: Olay body care
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Olay Anti Wrinkle 2 in 1 Day Cream & Serum
Member Name: rosebud2001
Olay Anti Wrinkle 2 in 1 Day Cream & Serum
Advantages: Smells nice, two in one forumula, effective at minimising lines and wrinkles
Disadvantages: No SPF!
As I age I become more reliant on a serum to if not halt then at least slow down the advance of wrinkles on my face. I've found both Aldi and Marks & Spencer have produced good products but sadly my Marks & Spencer serum was discontinued a few months ago, leading me to search for an alternative.
I found my solution in Superdrug, who were selling Olay Firm & Lift Day Cream & Serum for £5.99 which is half the RRP. I've since seen it on offer fairly regularly in other outlets so it's definitely worth shopping about for it.
The product comes packaged in a tall purple box and the bottle itself is also purple and dispenses the serum via a pump. You get 50ml of product in each pump.
It's worth noting that this product is designed specifically for women aged over 40 so if you are lucky enough to still be a spring chicken I would advise you look for a more appropriate anti-wrinkle product as this one isn't for you.
I've been using this serum now for 2 months and have to say I have been very impressed with it overall. The serum is easy to dispense via the pump and it absorbs quickly into my skin which I have to say I like as so many serums can take a while to fully settle into my skin.
Furthermore the product isn't sticky, an issue I have experienced with other serums. The consistency of the serum is fairly thin but feels smooth when applied to the face.
The serum has a delicate fragrance which has hints of floral and fruit tones and isn't overwhelming in the least.
I apply the serum immediately after cleansing my face and the only real issue I have is the fact that although the Olay product is supposed to give you all day moisture as well as targeting lines and wrinkles it's not perfect due to the fact it doesn't contain any SPF. This is fine on days when I know I am not going out or if it's a particularly overcast winter's day but having taken the words of Baz Luhrmann's "Everbody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)" to heart many years ago now, I do prefer to slap some form of sun protection on my face every day.
This means I don't always benefit from the fact the serum also contains moisturiser as I find myself slapping on a moisturiser in addition to the 2in1 product to help keep the single biggest cause of wrinkles (sun rays) at bay.
Over the course of 2 months I have definitely noticed a difference in how pronounced the lines on my face are. I have said this before and will say it again - I am too long in the tooth for any anti-wrinkle cream to actually remove the lines that are already there but a good product definitely does lessen the appearance of them. I am happy to say that the Olay 2in1 Firm & Lift product does minimise the appearance of my deep lines and wrinkles well - I certainly noticed a difference after a couple of weeks had passed.
I think for the price this is an excellent product but it's not quite perfect. Had Olay added some SPF to this it would be the perfect skincare product for me as it would cut out the need to slap another layer of moisturiser on on top.
It's unfortunate because of all the serums I have used this is probably the one that smells the best, absorbs the quickest and generally just feels nice, avoiding the tacky and sticky texture of other brands I have bought.
Adding the moisturiser to the serum is an inspired move on Olay's part and it's just unfortunate they missed out one vital ingredient. I can only surmise that cost was a factor in them missing out SPF which is a great shame. Had they added it and priced the product at £15 I would be happily buying this forever more at full price but for now - due to the fact I still need to buy that moisturiser with SPF then this is going to have to remain a half price offer purchase only.
Summary: Excellent anti wrinkle product from Olay which would be perfect if they'd added SPF