I briefly introduced these two products a few weeks ago when I gave my initial impressions of them in this Current Skincare Routine post. If you remember my first impressions of both products were good and I am happy to report that my opinion hasn’t changed now that I have been using them for more than six weeks.
Olay Regenerist Luminous products are designed to renew skin “layer by layer to reveal brighter, luminous, healthy looking skin. The products provide instant and noticeable hydration as well as brightening the appearance of dark spots with continued use to reveal younger looking skin.
First up I’ll tell you about the eye cream; Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Eye Swirl. Obviously I like the futuristic sciencey looking packaging, but it’s what’s inside that’s really important. The formula is a gel and cream hybrid so it feels nice and cooling on. You only need a tiny bit and you can use it all around the eye, even on the lid. You just gently massage it in so no special technique or tapping required. You can see in the picture the pearlescent shimmer, you don’t actually see that when it absorbed in but it does seem to slightly reflect the light so my dark circles are less obvious and easier to conceal. It is really hydrating so the fine lines around my eyes are less obvious. I am quite happy with how smooth and even my eye area is looking these days.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream is a lovely moisturiser. I have been using it day and night and a good pea size is enough. I have oily combo skin but I am prone to dehydration and dry spots now and again but not since I have been using this moisturiser. Funnily enough I would expect a cream with the word luminous on it to leave my skin shiny and greasy but when this is absorbed and dry my skin is left beautifully matte. Since my skin is so well hydrated, I have no dehydration lines and the permanent fine lines are less obvious. It doesn’t make any promises about pores but I think that mine are less noticeable, maybe it’s because my skin is in such good condition at the moment. I definitely think my skin is smoother and more even with no blotches. I can’t express how happy I am with the condition of the skin on my face and how good I think it looks; I wouldn’t be horrified at leaving the house without makeup, but let’s not go crazy, I won’t be ditching the pile of slap.
These two are €39.99 each so not cheap. I’m torn because the price is fair for products that delivered so well for me but part of me thinks that it’s a steep price for Olay, which is a pharmacy brand. But then again Olay is a brand that has been around and loved by many for years. Another point to remember is that a little goes a long way with these; I’m a little over half way through the moisturiser after a good six weeks. I am really enjoying using them both and I am very happy with the results so I would repurchase both products.