I am super surprised that this cream has such harsh reviews... i have had a lot of luck with it, overall. I would normally define my skin as being a combination of oily with really dry patches. It makes everything so miserable and overly complicated, because i exfoliate my whole face, and then use a cleaner B.P. based to use on the oily sections- trying not to get any on the dry sections because it just driez it out that much more. Afterwards, I need another cleaner to clean my whole face, usually a cream cleaner to treat the more dry patches. Its just a pain! I was reading an article that said 70% of woman mis-diagnose their their skin type. I assumed that the parts of my face were oily because its where i tend to break out. ANYWAY- i got it all wrong. I have DRY- acne prone skin. So to treat it, I use many wonderful products, with olay regenerist night cream being part of my regimen. After I use my toner at night, and my face is dry- I treat my acne with a spot treatment and then I use this cream on my entire face and neck- rub it in until most of it is saturated. I use a good amount, just because I have fairly dry skin... Unlike others, I LOVE the scent of this cream. It is not harsh, or super strong. Compared to some of the others that either dont smell at all, or totally smell horrid- this one is refreshing. Its very light, so after I put it on, I can smell it for 20mins or so until it fully dries, and then I can no longer smell it at all. I dont get a tight feeling, or the feeling of a 'mini face lift'... i just get the feeling of deep moisturization, that works really well overnight and the olay day cream works well all day long- keeping my skin flake free, ultra hydrated (which has cut down tremendously the amount of break outs I get). I occasionally get a few zits, but I never attribute them to this face cream. I wouldn't recommend this cream to someone with super oily skin- only because I think it would lock in the oil. However, this has helped my dry skin with staying soft, day and night, leaves me with an awesome complexion, gives me the perfect amount of moisture- not leaving me feel oily after I use it. I have learned through my research and by trail and error that if you have acne prone skin (on the dry side), using products for acne only make the problem worse- as weird as that may sound. If you have dry- acne prone skin, you need a good day and night moisturizer to keep oil at bay, and lock in the pores with moisture and hydration vs. oil... And this is the perfect cream to start with. Its not super heavy, but not a light moisturizer either. Its lightly scented which shouldnt irritate unless you have ultra sensitive skin. Give it a try- I know I have really benefited from this product, and I intend to keep using it. I docked 1 lippie because of the price. I know its not SUPER expensive, but I use enough of it, that after 2 months, I am buying a new one, because the jar is fairly small. I will still rebuy over and over again....
Very nice product. I have very sensitive/picky skin that loves to get little sores on dry spots. Putting this on after I wash my face at night is the perfect amount of hydration without making me break out. It smells nice and you don't have to use a ton of it, so it lasts a while. I almost didn't buy it because it was more than I normally spend on skincare (college student budget) but it's definitely been worth it. I've had it for a year and am just now finishing my first jar.
This is one of the few products that I repeatedly buy and will continue doing so. It does a wonderful job of keeping "maturing" skin clear, moisturized, and healthy looking. I love this product!
I LOVE THIS!! I have such a horrible habit of raising my eyebrows and i developed little lines on my forehead and im only 16! O: I found this in my moms room tried it only on my forehead and loved it!! I put it on before my foundation and it smoothes out any lines on my forehead instantly! And it leaves my forehead so velevity smooth! I get 2 full sized jars for 33 dollars at costco which i think is quite good. I dont use it at night though lol. I only put it on my forehead cause of my lines though but sometimes i put it on my whole face ans it leaves it so smooth makin my makeup apply better!(: i love it ! BUT if you severe wrinkles or lines then this is NOT for you.
Sooooo... I guess I am not sensitive to any of the ingredients in this cream because it works really well for me, I just love it!! At first I do get a slight flush from the niacinamide but for me that just means it's working. It moisturizes all night and my skin feels like silk in the morning... and poreless... I even use this cream to replenish right after I do my acid peels and no problem. It does smell like lavender but there is lavender oil in it - and the scent dissipates rather quickly, so it doesn't really bother me.
I have very dry skin so I don't think this cream would work out for those who have oilier skins. JMO.
I want to love this, but I found out I am allergic to the niacinamide, as some of you are as well. (And thanks to this site I figured it out!!!) So for those of you who reacted, don't use regenerist or any niacinamide products!!
For those who don't react to niacinamide, it could be a great product, strong smell but I felt it went in pretty nicely and does make your skin soft, if you don't get a rash or break out!
Nice formula but the strong perfumey smell is overpowering. Had to return this.
Several years ago, as i began to approach 60, i figured maybe i should start taking care of my skin. I'd heard that DS products were often as good as HE, and i'd heard good things about Olay, so i decided to start there, with the Regenerist line.
My first complaint is the hideous perfumes in nearly all the products - because they assail you even before you get them on your skin. My second complaint is the old fashioned unsanitary jar - the product would be better protected from bacteria and from oxidation in a pump or tube.
Third, these Regenerist products are jam packed with silicones - while i wear them in my face primer during the day, i really don't want to be sleeping in such a heavy dose of something that is purely superficial and often irritating.
Fourth, this night cream feels really creepy and icky. I have since moved on to other skin care products that i even look forward to using, as they feel soothing and moisturizing. But this cream is smelly, gooey, sticky -- and it is dyed an artificial lavender color. Every morning i would wake up wondering if i was doing my skin more damage than good -- besides all the other issues, such as low grade ingredients, i really do not need to be sleeping with dyes on my skin. I didn't even bother to finish the jar -- instead i got some much better night creams.
I really like this stuff. I started using it when I was 18 and it made my skin look so fresh in the morning. I am now 29 and over the years I have tried all other kinds of products that are out there. For some reason I keep coming back to this one.To me it has a great smell. It kind of has a thick consistency when first put on, but if you let it sit for about 20 mins wout touching your face, it seeps into your skin. In the morning before I start my day routine I notice that my face just looks so refreshed. My lines seems to be smoother. Well I have little bitty ones on my forehead, but this helps them not look there. It's really hydrating. I love it. I will continue to use this for years. You have to make sure you switch up your routine once in awhile though because your skin gets use to the the same treatments. just like hair products. But I recommend it
For the price, this is great. It doesn't remove wrinkles, but it is a great moisturizer. The scent is pretty also.