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Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream
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Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream
Date: 09/12/11, updated on 07/07/13 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Highly rated but sadly not by me
Disadvantages: Overpowering smell, too much for sensitive skins
Olay was the first moisturiser I ever used, that was in the days when it was called Oil of Ulay.
Nowadays , I use Decleor, Elemis and other premium brands.
I am not entirely happy with the results they deliver , perhaps because I expect too much and my skin has changed quite a lot in the past few years and so I am always trying new products.
As a result I have spent a small fortune over the years, so I decided I should look for a cheaper range and Olay was the brand I decided to try.
I really want to find one outstanding product and try to stick with that , as I suspect that using too many brands might actaully have an adverse effect.
I was quite overwhelmed by the range when I was making my selection; it is extensive and covers many different price points.
When I purchased, unfortunately there wasn't a sample pot available to try, so after much pondering I plumped for the Regenerist range as it is claims to achieve dramatically younger looking skin particularly around the eyes, neck and jaw-line. Somewhat surprising is that it can be used around the eye area, as most products used on the face are not suitable for the delicate skin around the eyes.
At the time it was on offer but normally retails at £29.99 which is at the top end of the Olay range, however there was £10 off when I purchased.
Comes in a box with a 50ml pot inside
I like the pot which is glass (or a plastic that feels like glass) in a red/burgundy colour with a screw off silver lid.
It is a nice weight so is sturdy and will not break easily.
Inside is another cream plastic lid which further protects the product, simply lift off to reach the product.
It is a creamy white colour, a medium thick consistency.
It feels light and creamy and is a really nice consistency.
It has a strong perfume smell, which to me seems at odds with a product that you are going to apply on your face and near your eyes. In fact there is a warning on the back of the jar which says to avoid getting into your eyes.
It isn't an unpleasant smell, it just seemed too heavy for me, but perhaps that is because I was using plant based moisturisers.
Olay recommend using this twice a day and following their 3 step massage technique to achieve the best results.
This involves applying the product whilst massaging around your eyes, jaws and neck in a series of strokes that were developed in collaboration with a top London facialist.
The first step is to apply the product liberally to a cleansed face.
Warm between your hands for a few seconds and then put liberal amounts covering the entire face, eye and neck area.
Then follow the instructions for the three movements which illustrate how to massage the product into your face neck and décolletage area to gain maximum benefit.
All the movements are described on their website at Olay. co.uk in great detail but basically involve using a series of upward and outward movements on the face and neck.
To be honest the movements are probably not that different to how most people apply moisturiser anyway, which is to massage in using upward movements, but if you don't know how to do this, visit the Loreal website for the full instructions.
I did not follow the 3 point massage system, simply applied as I would any other moisturiser and I did not use this around my eye area, because of the scent.
I have dry mature sensitive skin and was a bit concerned that I would react to this initially, but it didn't actually make my skin tingle.
It does make your skin look radiant and smoother, but leaves the skin feeling quite greasy and takes a while to absorb into your skin. Once absorbed it made my skin feel quite tight.
I avoided the eye area which was lucky as whilst using this I did suffer from watery eyes, which I didn't at first connect with the product, but after eliminating other things I use, concluded this was the cause.
So although I did not use near my eyes, I was obviously touching my eyes or transferring product, which caused them to react.
I wasn't therefore able to use this on a long term basis so cannot comment on its long term effectiveness.
Olay claim that it will immediately plump up your skin, which I did not experience.
Olay say that after continuous use for 4 weeks it will cause skin to renew and helps areas prone to sagging, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restores elasticity and suppleness.
I feel that in the time I used this, like a lot of moisturisers, achieve a temporarily effect on radiance, lines and wrinkles smoothing them out as you apply, but the effect wears off with the product.
I don't feel this is the product for you if you are prone to sensitivity and that it is not particularly suited to dry skin.
The product will last 12 months after opening, but I have had mine for significantly longer than that and it has not deteriorated.
This product does contain parabens and a lot of other scary sounding ingredients including alcohols and acids; however most companies do not list their ingredients so I dare say these are commonly found in cosmetics. It's selling point is the amount of concentrated amino-peptide used.
Price and availability
Retails at 29.99, Boots currently have this with £5 off. It is available in most Chemists and some supermarkets, also from online retailers.
This is the most expensive range Olay do, so shop around and look out for offers.
Would I recommend?
Sadly it wasn't for me. Not moisturising enough and it caused irritation to my eyes. Plus I found the smell too overpowering for a moisturiser.
Overall I don't think it is suitable for very dry skin or sensitive skin
However it does get extremely good ratings an average 4.6 out of 5 and 35 reviews on one website, so my recommendation is to obtain a sample of the product and try before you buy as this is a highly rated product.
Olay will send you samples if you ask, visit their website at Olay.co.uk
A difficult one to rate, as it really caused me irritation, so only a single star from me
Summary: Avoid if you have super-sensitive skin