Apr
22
2009

Oil of Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream

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So my Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream ran out and I was looking for something new. It's not that I didn't like the Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream anymore, more that I was just too lazy to order it, pay for shipping, then wait a week for it to arrive. My skin was looking parched and thirsty and---just between you, me, and the rest of the Internet---not unlike old shoe leather. I needed something now. 

I'd heard good things about Olay's Regenerist Microsculpting Cream---mostly that it was the poor man's Creme de la Mer---so I decided to take a chance. I've always had a soft spot for Olay products; that's what my mother has used for the entire time I've known her, and man, have you seen her lately? Something's working there, is all I'm saying.

So I walked to the drugstore and bought it---and this is where I should warn you that it's a little pricier than what you'd normally expect to pay for a drugstore cream---then slathered it on that very night. I slathered it on for the next 14 or so nights, in fact, and let me tell you, at first I was not particularly impressed. It moisturized, sure---my skin just drank it up, really---and I did notice that my face felt a lot softer, but it also made me break out like a 14-year-old boy. It wasn't all at once, the breaking out, more just that every few days I'd get one big zit in a really random place on my face. The zit would last approximately 48 hours, then disappear as soon as it arrived.......only to pave the way for a new one the next morning. In fact, I started taking bets on where the next one would appear.

But just when I was about to give up on this moisturizer altogether---yes, my skin was feeling soft and looking fairly radiant, but a person can only hide an unsightly whitehead IN THE CREASE OF HER NOSE for so long---a minor miracle happened. The final random zit disappeared, and one morning after applying the moisturizer before bed as usual, I woke up blemish-free. And then the next morning I woke up blemish-free too. And the next one and the next one and the next one after that. And now, as I type this, all the "training zits," as I like to call them, have gone away and this moisturizer is really getting down to business.

Which is to say, keeping my skin soft, smooth, glowy, and (dare I say it?) young-looking. Or at least younger-looking. I finally, finally love it. Though how much do you want to bet that I've jinxed myself now? Five bucks says I'll wake up with a brand new zit tomorrow morning.

18 Comments

1
Georgia
Apr 23, 2009

I've always loved Oil of Olay too, but recently I've been leaning more towards Neutrogena (which has always been another favorite). A reader tipped me off to Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream and, holy freaking hell, my skin has NEVER looked this good. Ever. I have that skin I used to want to punch other girls for having. Plus, it's pretty cheap. You should give it a try next time. Or they have one with SPF, so you could use that during the day!

2
Angella
Apr 23, 2009

I've been wanting to try a new cream (I use L'Oreal)

I'm totally going to buy it. Thanks, Holly :)

3
Sheila
Apr 23, 2009

My face is roughly ten years older than your face, and it, too, loves the Olay. (I like to say "Ole!" out loud in my head each night as I grab the little red jar.)

It is a bit pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I love the ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment too, which you are many years away from even needing to consider, Holly.

4
behavior management
Jul 07, 2009

Many women need some of this and some behavior therapy, to keep their wrinkles under control.

5
eye cream review
Oct 01, 2009

This must be a good product because it's Oil of Olay. I've heard this name since I was a kind and my mother always use the first product of Oil of Olay....

6
Helen
Oct 06, 2009

Oil of Olay has really stepped it up lately. I hadn't liked their previous lines so despite the positive Olay Regenerist reviews, I was reluctant to try it, but now I'm glad I did.

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Debi Drecksler
Nov 16, 2009
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chalo121
Apr 27, 2010

You have to use that products which should be sun certification and according to your skin standered.

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Elizabeth
Apr 06, 2011

I've just recently got the oil of olay...For my mothers sake im only nineteen and she had a recent trip to hell and back with this like 3-400$ cream hydro...something and it worsened her brown spots and made her face look oily and I mean oily....any way she said her face was so bad that by the end of it she had to run to the drugstore to purchase just a cheap, cheap cream...like not even namebrand and it helped within' the next couple of nights her brown spots had retreated...wow im thinkin'...Honestly I'm just thinking it is all a conspiracy really. Pay more and you'll really be paying alright...go with what ingrediants you understand and actually know what they mean and you'll be relieved of all the hardship your face had went through..My mother had no brown spots hard to believe but I'm thinking with all the good news I've heard about oil of olay regenerist...why not give it a shot...so hopefully it does not scam me and get my mother's face into a much worse predicament...wish me luck...;) I feel I will need it...hopefully I can trust your guy's comments..thanks for the advice...because I bought it ( and ya not nearly as "cheap" as expected...lol..so all im saying is it better be worth it oil of olay.lol

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Elizabeth
Apr 06, 2011

I've just recently got the oil of olay...For my mothers sake im only nineteen and she had a recent trip to hell and back with this like 3-400$ cream hydro...something and it worsened her brown spots and made her face look oily and I mean oily....any way she said her face was so bad that by the end of it she had to run to the drugstore to purchase just a cheap, cheap cream...like not even namebrand and it helped within' the next couple of nights her brown spots had retreated...wow im thinkin'...Honestly I'm just thinking it is all a conspiracy really. Pay more and you'll really be paying alright...go with what ingrediants you understand and actually know what they mean and you'll be relieved of all the hardship your face had went through..My mother had no brown spots hard to believe but I'm thinking with all the good news I've heard about oil of olay regenerist...why not give it a shot...so hopefully it does not scam me and get my mother's face into a much worse predicament...wish me luck...;) I feel I will need it...hopefully I can trust your guy's comments..thanks for the advice...because I bought it ( and ya not nearly as "cheap" as expected...lol..so all im saying is it better be worth it oil of olay.lol

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Elizabeth
Apr 06, 2011

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Kathy
Nov 20, 2011

I have been using Olay Regenerist for 2 weeks now. My skin actually looks like it has a glow and its very moisterised. No more dryness in the corners of my nouse. I did get a couple little pimples on my face. Not sure if its because the creme is thick, but i dont mind because my skin looks great. I cant wait to see the difference when i finish the container.

13
Sarah
Jan 11, 2012

So I am looking for a good night cream and didn't know where to turn for a recommendation. Rather than searching through of beauty products online, I was hoping to get the recommendation of someone I "know" (by that I mean someone whose blog I love), and I have not been dissapointed! Thank you!

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Terry Gonzalez
Aug 15, 2012

Hi! I just stumbled upon your page..I've been experiencing the exact same thing with this cream..wake up to a new pimple each day at some random spot...How long was it after you started using it did your skin start to clear up? I'm debating keep using it and hope they will go away or just stop using it completely...Thanks!

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Carolynn Bartholomew
Sep 13, 2012

I'm in my 70's and have used Oil Of Olay for as long as I can remenber. I still have people tell me what a beautiful complexion I have.I think that is why I have very little lines on my face.Before this I used Noxzema, Whick I think Oil Of Olay makes. Thanks for making this product I love it. Carolynn Bartholomew In Sunny California.

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Cheryl Ponje
Dec 24, 2012

Hello. I love Olay so much. I been using it for almost 1 year now. I like Olay night cream. "Firming" 4 days ago I went to the mall and cant find the one I'm using so I bought this Olay regenerist cream advance anti-aging. Before I went to bed I put some cream on my face. When I woke up in the morning I felt some thing different from my face. Then next day I used it again. When I woke up in the morning my face and nick was so itchy and it's very dry and many red spots. Oh my gosh don't know what to do anymore. What should I do? Instead of having beautiful face, my face I think been damage I thought Olay are safe for skin. It's the first time I used a product and something bad happend to my face. Hope to hear from you.

18
Joy
Jan 31, 2014

Hi ladies (and any gents sneeking a peek....) Im an esthetician in California so I know a lot about skincare and therapies, and retail products vs professional products. Some of your average lines in the drugs stores are actually very good, ie parraben free, gentle, work and saves you hundreds of dollars a year. However, I will share a secret with you all, about the Olay regenerist line and La Mer. I was let unto a secret 6 weeks prior the the Regenerist line coming out. Apparently the La Mer line and Olay share the same labs now as of 2 1/2 yrs ago. Im not sure if Olay owns La Mer. Anyway Olay introduced the new Reg line (which is suopposed to be La Mer, 6 weeks after i was privvy to this secret sure enough a full page glossy ad appeared in overy magazine out there " the moisturizer which is better than the $350 creams" it splashed across the page. They cannot TELL YOU its La Mer as there is a world following for La Mer still, especially at Duty free stores in international airports and large dept stores.. But hey wanted a line that promises the same results that will fly off the shelves (and it does) just buy the fragrance free of it as the fragrance is strong. The serums of the Reg line are excellent too. Serums feed and nourish the skin, moisturizers do not, just protect the surface. They deliver peptides botanicals, vitamins an minerals, so serums are your best friend ladies... Enjoy Olay has always been # 1 in my book for decades, they havent stopped performing....

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