I have combination skin - dry at times, oily at others.. and a lot of that depends on what products I am using. When I bought this moisturizer I was very dry and having problems even using foundation/concealer b/c I had quite patchy/flakey skin around my nose and chin. I was amazed after the first time I used this. I bought it as a night cream as it has no SPF and because I figured if it was a "Deep Hydration" type of thing that i wouldn't be able to wear it during the day. I loved this so much I didn't want to not use it in the morning as well!! For me, it is only necessary that I apply this at night, and not even every night. I do have occassional problems with breakouts as I am constantly trying out new products and some of them are awfully irritating, so I rotate this as my night cream with Clean & Clear's Advantage Acne Control moisturizer and they both do an amazing job of keeping my skin from becoming dry as well as toning down redness. Even the Olay without any acne fighting ingredients helps to heal my blemishes so when I wake up in the morning they are much more calm, if that makes sense. This does work well under make up so if you have either primer or foundation with enough SPF it would be fine to use this as a moisturizer under it but for me, with my foundation only having SPF6-15 I don't feel that's enough SPF and am testing out Olay's Regenerist UV Defense regenerating lotion SPF 15.. I haven't decided what I feel about it yet b/c I am in the middle of a breakout and in the process of determing the culprit. The UV one does smell like the deep hydrating one and I love the smell - it doesn't stay on or stay noticeable for very long especially with makeup on top.. the UV one is a little less thick but probably due to having sunscreen in it - I am beginning to think maybe SPF in general causes me to breakout. If that's the case maybe I will just use the regular non-SPF regenerist lotion under makeup b/c I do need a moisturizer - just sucks that i ALSO need a sunscreen - its kind of the purpose of putting moisturizer under makeup = better sun protection! The deep hydration is worth buying - i took one lippie off only because it does not have SPF.. if they added it it'd probably ruin it though so... maybe i should just say this is PERFECT and AMAZING as a night time moisturizer. You will love it so much you'll want to use it during the day!
UPDATE: SAFE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN - CONTAINS NO PORE CLOGGING INGREDIENTS, (reference, www.cosdna.com) continued >>
Olay - Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream
My mother bought this cream for herself and I tried it one time and love the scent of it. After reading on the bottle that it is deep hydration, I though that for sure this cream is going to do wonders for moisturizing my face. I sometimes forget to moisturize and this cream was stating that is is a 'Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream' which is a bit of a stretch.
After using it for two weeks I don't really notice a difference, it smells good and it goes on smooth and non greasy. Also I love how the products comes out, its neat and I've never anything like that.
I do find a weird, light waxy feel on my hands after I used this product and always have to wash my hands after applying it to my face.
I won't buy this again, but if someone is looking for a light, non greasy moisturizer, that smells great you might want to try this <3 continued >>
After many years using Sisley and Estee Lauder skincare, I bought the regenerist serums (night and day) three weeks ago.
My skin has never looked so good. I must say that because of my skin that is firm, I don't have lines or wrinkles yet, but since one year I discovered that my pores on my cheekes were getting larger.
Since I am using the serums, my pores are so extremely small, that my skin looks like velvet. I really hadn't expect a result that good!!
It makes my skin looks fresh and even. Actually I don't have to use foundation anymore. (But I do to keep my oily skin matt).
So full enthousiasm, I bought this moisurizer two days ago. After 24 hours I have dry itchy spots in my face and neck and today I discovered pimples too!
I am using now a cortisone creme against the allergy.
I was curious about the ingredients of this this product and was shocked about the large amounts of parabenes, alcohol and especially aluminium!
I wish I had checked the ingredients of this cream before I bought it, but because of my enthousiasm of the olay-serums I didn't ecpect to have any problems with this cream.
I find it shocking that they still use parabenes and aluminium in products.
I had to have this after trying a similar product by Olay (Night Recovery Cream) because the ingredients were similar. This goes on great under makeup. It doesn't make my skin break out. It helps revitalize where it has been damaged by acne; the color is more even and the texture is smooth. This is probably Olay's best mousturizer for day time.
I am on my second bottle this. I really like it because I have sensitive skin that tends to break out easily. This lotion is good because it abosrbs really quickly and works great under makeup. It doesn't break me out unless I use too much which is why I gave it 4 lippies. I don't think it takes care of super dry skin but it does a good job for me. It's advertized as anti-aging and I have a few fine lines that are still there so I don't think it does anything in the department. I have to say that my skin is baby smooth and luminous from this though. I love it- just don't use too much or you'll break out:)
LOVE this product. The weight of it is wonderful. My sensitive skin has responded very well to it. A complete turnaround in my skin has occurred. No more spotty dryness, no more dullness. The texture and tone of my skin is improving more and more as I use it. Love the design of the package. It's easy to use and dispense just the right amount. Drawback: Smell. It's a bit heavy in the perfume.
I bought this product after reading so many great reviews. The packaging is perfect, I love the lid with pump. Also it feels perfect on skin, not too oily, enough moisture. Usually, after using any other moisturizer, my skin felt oily after couple of hours. But not with this moisturizer. It felt perfect even at the end of the day. However, I started breaking out more than before. Every time I used this moisturizer, I had 2 to 4 new zits at the end of day. I stopped using it few days ago - no more new breakouts. So unfortunately I give only 2 lippies.
The only good thing about this lotion is the packaging. I never ended up putting this on my face, rather, i used it on my neck a couple times and just couldn't get over the strong perfumy smell. On top of the totally inappropriate fragrance, it doesn't contain any significant amount of antioxidants. Overall, it's a smelly, bland, over-priced moisturizer. I've read good things about some of the other products under the regenerist line, but save your money and don't bother with this piece of crap.
I bought this when a airline lost my luggage on the way to Kodiak, AK. I settled on this product, when I couldn't find a cheap Jojoba or Vit E. Oil at a local drug store. I used it at night only, since it doesn't include SPF. It seemed to be hydrating without being oily. I kept using it for a week at night, even after finding my luggage. I ended up trashing a full bottle due to breakout and a bit of a rash developing on my cheek. Back to Jojoba and La Posay Roche.
This just reinforces why I never buy drugstore products.
I've tried all the moisturizer. From high end to low end, and though this is in the middle, I liked it the most. It moisturized my face throughout the day, and I also love how this absorbs quick and turns into matte-ish. I'm no genius but i found paraben in the ingredients and that's probably why its matte-ish. It looks light, but its creamier when applied to face.
I have eczema on my face and very acne prone with combo skin (oily t-zone and extra dry the rest of my face) and THIS product is the ONLY one that kept both hydrated without being oily. I've been using it for two weeks, and will update after a month or so.
The packaging is really unique, it pumps all the cream to the last drop.