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I have long been a fan of Olay products, my first face cream as teenager was the Olay Classic in a pink bottle with black lid...anyway now that my skin is not as youthful as it once was I have progress to the Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream and I'm very impressed.
The product comes in a 50ml plastic pot with a screw lid, not a pump dispenser, and is simply packaged with the word of the product on the pots base and 'night' highlighted in blue, the day creams are usually highlighted in yellow for ease of distinction as the packaging is pretty much the same.
The cream itself is off white and very thick, as it contains Vitamin E and Macadamia Nut Oil to help nourish my sometimes neglected combination skin. The cream smells soft and slightly flowery, but the scent is not over powering. The cream is supposed to support the natural regeneration of your skin, improve elasticity and make you look refreshed and alive! As with most of the Olay products it seeks to reduce the 7 signs of ageing, giving you visibly younger skin.
I use this on my face and neck every night after cleansing with Boots own cucumber face wash, and it has definitely improved the appearance of my skin. The cream is thick and at first I was a little worried that with a tendency to have oily skin it would be too thick and cause spots, this has not happened. It soaks into my skin very easily and it leaves it feeling nourished straight away. I'm not sure it has done away with any of my small wrinkles, but it has definitely improved the tone and appearance of my skin and also my skin now feels softer and more hydrated. In the morning my skin feels much better and I do think it looks a bit more radiant.
Overall, as with all of the Olay products I have tried so far this is definitely staying in my use stock of beauty products. I paid £5 for my pot when Sainsbury's were doing a special offer, I think it usually retails for around any where between £5-10 depending on where you buy it from.
I would definitely recommend it to others.
I have been wearing Olay moisturisers since I was in my teens. As soon as I started to wear make-up, my mother and grandmother both told me that it was time to start looking after my skin. As a teenager, I began by using Olay's (or Oil of Ulay as it was then) Moisture Fluid, and - apart from a brief foray into Lancôme and other premium ranges - I have been a dedicated fan of the range ever since.
Now that I am 55, my skin is certainly what you might call 'mature', although I do think (she said modestly) that it still looks good for my age. I've always taken good care of my skin, with a regular routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise; I drink lots of water; and my mum has passed on her good skin genes, bless her.
My skin is dry. I am starting to get a touch of redness in my cheeks, but especially on my nose - which is now scarred due to the removal of a non-malignant skin cancer and subsequent skin graft taken from the side of my face . I'm also beginning to get just a few darker 'sun' spots. So I have become even more determined to beat the ravages of age, and this is where my good friend Olay comes in.
Over the years, I have gone from range to range, depending on my age and the state of my skin. I really appreciate good quality skincare, and I have to say that my absolute favourite is Olay Regenerist. However, this is on the pricey side, at £21.95 for a 50ml tub. Although I tend to do most of my skincare and make-up shopping in Boots - instore and online - I also shop around using online websites, and especially like Cheap Smells. They stock a wide range of products, and have free standard delivery within the UK.
At the time of writing, 22nd April, Cheap Smells stock Olay Anti-Wrinkle provital Night Cream at £7.99, which is excellent value and quite a bit cheaper than the RRP of about £12. Boots currently sell this at £12.25. Superdrug have it at £10.20, plus they have a special offer at the moment - 2 for £11.99 on selected Olay products, which features this night cream.
This cream is wonderful, a real pleasure to use. Olay's website states that this moisturiser "Contains nourishing Vitamin E, Pro-Vitam B5 and macadamia nut oil to intensely nourish and help strengthen skin's moisture barrier while you sleep."
The product comes in a deep purple box, with gold lettering and the Olay logo. The plastic jar is white, with a black lid. It's available as Night Cream and also Day Cream, and I am currently using both types. Once you unscrew the lid and remove the protective inner lid, the cream itself is white and lightly scented. It feels reasonably thick, and is very pleasant to apply.
You only need a small amount, so a jar will last for ages. You need to massage the moisturiser into your skin, but without too much effort. I find that it leaves my skin satin-smooth and very comfortable. The cream is non-greasy, and works beautifully well throughout the night to care for and re-nourish my skin.
Since I have begun using this as my 'go-to' moisturiser at night, my skin has felt comfortable, hydrated and smooth. I think that at £7.99 for a truly excellent product, you cannot go wrong, and I give it a full five stars.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
For some years I have applied Night Cream to my face, and I must say I do have a good skin for my age. This may be genetic of course. Thinking to myself I must consider that as years advance I may not be able to keep the wrinkles at bay, so I treated myself to a jar of anti-wrinkle cream.
I have been using this night cream for six months and like other reviewers I have not noticed any improvement in the condition of my skin either. It may be a step too far for the product box to state "Visibly smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin in 4 weeks" The declared ingredients are vitamins B3, E and pro vitamin B5. B and C vitamins, with other minerals, have been proved to help maintain a healthy skin.
Over many years Olay have built up a reputation for providing good products, and I guess Olay are tapping into the keenness of many of us to keep looking good and young. My thought is that a healthy skin is more down to a good diet containing the right minerals and vitamins. If somebody has a dry skin I can understand the appearance of wrinkles may appear quicker, and steps to be taken to eat, drink and be moister.
At 27 I am more than familiar with anti-aging products, having tried glycolic peel kits, microdermabrasion kits, hyrulonic acid creams and goodness knows what else to banish the beginnings of the dreaded frown lines my husband swears he can't see :) (of course, had I known the *real* cure is to go back in time to my 18 year old self and tell me to use lots of good moisturiser, take off my makeup at night and drink a LOT of water, I wouldn't have wasted any money!)
So, I was most pleased to get for Christmas from my lovely Dad a set of Olay creams - night and day. The night cream is very thick and creamy with a fairly neutral, but lightly fragranced female scent (much like Simple products). The cream goes a long way, you do not need to layer it on, and it isn't sticky, like cheaper alternatives. Your hair doesn't get stuck on it, it isn't overly greasy and it doesn't leave a trace on your pillow. A perfect night cream. When you wake, your skin can feel ever so slightly greasy (this isn't the cream - it's your pores sweating it out as you sleep!!) and I find that a light exfoliation in the shower really helps before applying the lighter SPF15 day cream.
The two creams together work very well and after taking this simple, practical daily approach to skincare rather than fads, I have noticed a great difference to my skin tone and texture. I would highly recommend Olay Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream to anyone wanting to take more care of their skin.
At 23, I never ever thought I would be writing a review about what would be categorised as an "anti aging" type product. In fact I am still slightly embarrassed to admitting to using this type of product never mind writing a review about it.
A few months ago my mother decided to politely ask me what brand of moisturiser I used. After some not so subtle hints she declared that I should start using anti aging products as "its never too young to protect against wrinkles" and I will "thank her for this advice when I'm in my 40's!"
So on one of my lunch time trips to Boots, I begrudgingly picked up a pot of Oil of Olay Anti Wrinkle Night Cream, pretending it was a birthday present for my mother as I gave it to the check out girl.
- - My face prior to using Olay - -
We will put this into perspective; at 23 I do not have many wrinkles on my face. In fact I do not have any visible wrinkles on my face or neck to others however if I was to look really closely I might have a faint lines under both eyes that are starting to appear as I mature. I am also really conscious of (very) faint frown lines on my forehead. I do get teased by my friends because I apparently look like a teenager; their mocking made worse when I am the only person in the group that gets asked for ID when we walk into pubs!
**Price and Packaging**
This is priced at £9.99 in Boots and is also priced at £9.99 in Superdrug. I got this product on a multibuy offer so in fact got 2 Olay products for £10. I do feel that £9.99 is still good value for the product and would have bought the product even if it was not on offer.
The moisturiser comes in a small circular pot. About 5cm high and 5cm in diameter. The pot is made from clear plastic (so you can see how much moisturiser you have left) with a black plastic lid that screws off. The directions for use are on the pot. As is the Olay branding.
There is an outer box to the packaging. This is a square purple box with Olay branding in gold font.
The claims on the box are that the product contains a mixture of anti aging vitamins which leave skin rejuvenated. This includes Vitamin E, B3, Pro vitamin B and antioxidants.
The fragrance of the moisturiser is quite strong and can be smelt immediately when you unscrew the lid. It is a creamy floral type scent very much like rose petals. I do not find this unpleasant but if you do not like floral scents then you may find this off putting.
The moisturiser is white and creamy. I apply about a 50p size amount to my face and neck and rub in, using circular motions. The moisturiser feels a very thick when in your hand but when applied to the face it goes on quite thick but not as thick as some brands of moisturiser (e.g. Nivea) . The product feels quite wet and sticky initially. For around 10 minutes I find this really unpleasant as my face feels really greasy so I always wait before going to bed and putting my face on my fresh white pillow.
I was concerned that this would make my skin overly greasy the following morning. I have combination skin and my T - zone (in particular my chin) gets greasy where the rest of my face is dry. However this was not the case and after cleansing my skin the next morning my skin just felt smooth and soft (and not shiny).
***** My Verdict****
Will I continue to use this again once the pot runs out? Yes. I have seen a difference in the feel and look of my skin. After about 4 days of use my skin looked a lot healthier and brighter. I didn't expect miracles but I now would be happy to go out without make up on, and be content that my skin looks smooth and clear; where previously it was dull in places. After four weeks of use my skin is noticeably smoother and I actually feel that it is a lot firmer especially on my cheekbones. I also feel the (very) faint lines on my forehead are less noticeable to me as my skin looks more plump. Mr Lools even commented that my skin looked "really smooth" and was surprised when I told him I had no make up on. My mum swears by this product despite trying much more expensive (as in £75.00 per pot products) she always goes back to this. If you are wanting a miracle cure for lines and wrinkles to disappear completely.... Opt for BOTOX!! If you are wanting firmer, more supple and soft looking skin try Oil of Olay Anti- Wrinkle Night Cream. The 5/5 rating is for my own skin and the improvement it has made but if I was marking this on behalf of someone older ( i.e. the mother) I would rate 4/5 as it's less effective on more established lines. But it's never too young to start according to Mummy Lools!
Olay anti wrinkle night cream
Whilst i am never completely convinced about the claims these products make, so seduced am i by the suggestion that i will look 20 years younger that I keep buying them!
WHAT IS IT?
This is a firming night cream which is apparently proven to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to achieven younger looking skin in just four weeks.
HOW DOES IT DO IT?
It states on the box that it has sourced proven anti ageing vitamins, B3, E and pro vitamin B% ceramides and antioxidant (Green tea) and has created a special blend. So special is it that they can't give away the secret but while you sleep your skin will be rejuvenated.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
The product comes in lots of packaging (cardboard box surrounded by plastic) which is a tad unnecessary given that we are trying to cut down on packaging. Open up the box and there is a small plastic tub containing the cream. The tub itself is clear with the make of the cream on it and simple instructions for useage on the back. To open the tub of cream, simply unscrew the black lid and there is the cream, which is a creamy white colour with a definite floral smell. I like the smell but for anyone with really sensitive skin and needing unperfumed products, this will probably not be the one to buy. The cream itself is relaticely thick but not overly creamy, so when I apply it to my skin, it is absorbed easily, and whilst there is a slight residue, it's not sticky and certainly doesn't make my skin feel clogged, rather it feels really moisturised and soft.
USING THE CREAM
Apply liberally and massage gently into your face and neck. I would suggest not too liberally because it may feel quite greasy on some skin, and a little bit of this really does go a long way. I did give a friend with dry sensitive skin some of the cream for her verdict, and she said that it was too greasy for her. I found this quite strange because i would imagine that dry skin needs greasy but apparently not!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The product is widely available in supermarkets and chemists and costs £9.99 for 50ml but watch out for 2 for 1 offers because there are plenty of those around.
I have used it for more than the four week mark and can honestly say that my wrinkles have in no way diminished, but if I am perfectly honest, I didn't expect them to! The cream is easy to use, pleasant smelling and does moisturise my skin nicely, making it feel really soft and smooth. It's not too thick like some night creams so I don't feel clogged up, so as a moisturiser, i would recommend it, although there are creams out there which do the job and are a lot less expensive.
Thanks for reading.
Night Cream / Nourish and strengthen your skin whle you sleep /