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Skin Care Review: Olay Regenerist Daily Enhancing Serum

by Melissa Joelson, Filer, ID

No effect

Nice moisturizer if money is no object.

Doesn't do what it claims.

I'll be the first to admit that it's silly to get sucked in by a name, but that's what I did. I'm close to 60, and Oil of Olay has had a loyal following as long as I can remember. I'd never used anything from the line, because I have fairly oily skin and have never needed a moisturizer, which is what they were known for before baby boomers decided that visible aging wasn't an acceptable alternative. I didn't quite believe there was a choice, but figured I didn't have too much to lose by giving a well known brand name a try. I probably wouldn't have bought it, if it had been less expensive, but I talked myself into believing that any company that had the nerve to charge so much for so little must be on to something. I also think that using serum in the name suggests something of a scientific or medical nature, though this is over-the-counter stuff. Well, the product does have a light, fresh fragrance and a light, thin texture which I liked. I don't like anything noticeably thick or sticky on my already oily skin. It smooths on easily, but one pump from the bottle was actually more than I needed, so I had to wipe some of the lotion off and thus wasted a little every time I used it. My skin just couldn't absorb more. So, I had a well-moisturized face, which I don't need terribly. Using it most every night, the tiny bottle did last me several months, even with me moisturizing tissues with the excess. I feel like I used it long enough so that I'd have reaped any wrinkle reduction benefits it might offer, but I saw nothing in that respect, and since I have soft skin naturally, I didn't feel that quality was enhanced either. I finished the bottle, because I hate to waste money. I also gave it the benefit of the doubt by telling myself that perhaps I'd have a Dorian Grey like experience if I wasn't using it. In other words, maybe it was preventing wrinkles, but not erasing any that already existed. Fortunately, when I did run out, there was no sudden appearance of new wrinkles. I bought the Oil of Olay on the rebound after discovering how much it would cost to fill the Renova Rx I'd gotten. Renova, however has documented evidence of results. Next time, I'll bite the bullet and get the real thing.

Nice but expensive moisturizer. Don't bother.

Price (paid by reviewer)

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