Olay • Professional Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Protocol • Skincare - Face
|Would buy this product again.||26%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the most expensive product I've ever spent on Olay products. I used it everyday, and saw no results. I'll just stick with the classic Olay.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Works well. Not irritating. Imparts a dewiness to skin that mimics that of younger skin. It has really helped arrest my developing crow's feet and frownie lines by plumping them up. The day moisture is decent, though I tend to hit a harder sunscreen on top of this one. The eye cream is okay. I think the Wrinkle Reduction creme is THE product here. I'm on my second starter kit and by ordering at Amazon, I scored the age spot reducer too, so we'll see what transpires. So far so good. About 2 months in.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just learned that an ingredient in the old formula of Olay Pro-X (and most of their other lines), DMDM Hydantoin, converts to formaldehyde upon contact with skin. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen used to embalm dead people.
I looked at my Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment and it has DMDM hydantoin as the 21st ingredient. Proctor and Gamble may be putting more anti-oxidants in their expensive products, but they are keeping a lot of the same cheap toxic ingredients that appear in all of their formulations. The sixth ingredient is Polyethylene--plastic bags, anyone? This happens to be the third ingredient in the non-sensitive skin Complete line. Granted, no one has ever demonstrated that smearing your face every morning with plastic is bad for you (unlike DMDM Hydantoin, and acrylamide which are scientifically demonstrated carcinogens) it just doesn't sound like the best idea ever
PLEASE SEE MY REVIEW OF OLAY COMPLETE SENSITIVE SKIN LOTION. Olay uses acrylamides and formaldahyde throughout their lines, and in greater quantity the cheaper the product.
UPDATE: This and many other Olay products contain BHT, which is another known carcinogen.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
With all of the hype regarding the Olay Pro-X line of products, the results achieved over a 4 month period have been not only disappointing, but I'm now left with red patched, rough skin, no reduction in fine lines OR in firmness.
I have developed small acne bumps along my chin and forehead for the first time since I was a teenager, the area around my nose is red, blotchy and very rough and regarding firmness, it seems my skin has become more slack.
It seems to me that Olay has spent most of their money on advertising and packaging. The products (I have used all of them except the hydra firming cream) definitely create cell turnover, sloughing off dead skin, but the ingredients in these products have made my skin the worst it has ever been. I do not have sensitive, acne prone skin. My skin is normal, but I was looking for clarity, firmness, pore reduction, softness and reduction in lines, and the products in the Olay Pro-X line have fallen so short of these expectations it's ridiculous.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Such a waste of $50. Seriously. The package even had an ALARM SYSTEM on it. I mean, really, Olay? Really? They just seem so full of themselves lately especially with that "Olay creamed other creamz lol!!11" commercial. None of these products did for me what they promised.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
After using (and being somewhat disappointed in) the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, I decided to give this new line a try when I saw it came in a starter kit. I figured it was a good way to try 3 products at once for a not-too-exhorbitant price. Well, it was a waste of time and money on my part.
The kit comes with Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30, Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, and Eye Restoration Complex. These 3 products are supposed to be the backbone of the Pro-X line, although there are several other products out there that are offered as supplements to this regime.
The Age Repair Lotion is a strictly average day lotion. It's great that it has SPF 30, but I found that it left my face looking somewhat shiny, so it wasn't something I really enjoyed using.
The Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, again, was just average. It did a good job at moisturizing, but did not live up to its claims of smoothing wrinkles or "transforming skin." My skin looked the same at the end of the month as it did at the beginning.
Finally, there's the Eye Restoration Complex. I did not find this to be hydrating enough for my needs, and it did nothing for circles or puffiness. No use whatsoever.
Overall, I found this trio to be average to below-average in quality and results, and felt all the products to be vastly overpriced for what they accomplish for the skin. This line is definitely a case of great marketing hype. It should be interesting to see how long it sticks around once the initial wave of curious women like myself try it and kick it to the curb.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Does moisturize.
CONS: Used it all and saw little effect on wrinkles, etc.
ALTERNATES: . I also like Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase (at Walmart). My new love is Derma e's hyaluronic acid line.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great product. I used to use Dermalogica but that got to be too expensive. I have to say, Olay works just as well and for 1/4 the price, especially if you buy the products from Ebay. My face has defintely been a lost softer and smoother. Great product!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
After 30 days I see NO changes from using these products.
It actually has caused some milia in the eye/nose area.
I have sensitive skin.
Olay assured me via email rep "no problem "; ok for sensitive skin.
Falsely advertised IMHO; vastly overpriced
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
It pains me to say this, but I have to agree with the poster who remarked about the Olay people possibly getting a little too big for their britches after the Regenerist phenomenon. When ProX came out, it kind of annoyed me because the ad for the Olay Regenerist Firming/Sculpting Creme (can't remember the correct name right now!), yaks about how it beat out the much higher priced competition for hydration, etc.
Which I can totally believe (see my rave review about said product). But it also made me wonder why Olay felt the need to come out with a fancier line if Regenerist is so great. And, whats up with the talk about getting skin to perform more like it did when it was younger? Some of the other reviews answered that question in terms of the retinol component and I guess the silicone, too.
Well, I already use Retin A like it's going out of style and while I am no expert, nothing will ever convince me that this ProX can do he same job as my $110 (I know,
boo!), .1 prescription strength Retin A-there is just no way. So, in that regard, this
product is a waste because I'm already using the gold standard for one of their key
As for the silicone, it certainly makes for a super smooth application, but I'm totally hooked on my Smashbox primer, AND I do not use this creme when moisturizing my skin to prepare for a night on the town with foundation, etc, so again, what's the point?
I guess for me, the point is that my skin really does look and feel fantastic since I've used this product, but tragically, I can't pinpoint if it's the creme or the LOreal Advanced Revitalift. Microdermabrasion or the Perricone Neuropeptide Facial Creme!
I've been using all three lately in addition to my other skin care arsenal (yes, I am a total skin care freak), and I just cannot pinpoint the reason for the major improvement in my skin's texture: I've no deep lines at all, but the fine feathery lines on my forehead above each eyebrow are remarkably improved.
One pro to this creme is the fact that you can apply a PROPER amount of the Neutrogena Helioplex Sunscreen without it balling up and having your dentist ask you if you have psoriasis or major dandruff eminating from your hairline. (Totally OT, but try to spring for the Anthelios creme fondante).
This is by far the lamest review I've ever written and probably one of the worst in MUA history, but I guess I had to get my two cents in. I will go back to my Regenerist and repurchase ProX ONLY if I sense that it was part and parcel of my "magic combo" that eliminated those feathery lines on my poor forehead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I went to the Olay website and read all the ingredient lists for all the products. Very disappointing. The firming cream uses lactic acid - a mild AHA product, vitamin A and a ton of silicones. Why bother I have lactic acid in the form of Lac Hydrin for a fraction of the price. Silicones? Not for me- but thats taken care of with a decent primer or a silicone based foundation if thats your cup of tea. Onto the wrinkle smoothing cream- primarily vitamin A B and E and more silicones. I can get vitamins from natural oil sources again for a fraction of the price. The eye restoration complex primary ingredient is caffeine and of course more silicones. Read up on caffeine, it might temporaily help puffiness but will accentuate and make more wrinkles according to Paula B. and many other valid sources online it has no proven value in skin care products. If I wanted caffeine in an eye cream I will buy NSI caffeine powered capsules and add it to my moisturizer. Bottom line is every single product in this line is loaded with silicones and some retinol and vitamin B which can be gotten for far less. I think Olay has gotten a big head from the success of Regenerist and decided that they needed a REAL cash cow- this is a very mediocre line with a hefty price tag.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Got this in December when Olay launched the preview. Not impressed with any of the products. The daily moisturizer with sunscreen irritated my eyes so bad I had to stop using it (it got nowhere near my eyes but burned them anyway). It also has a very "suncreeny" scent which I'm not a fan of. The night cream is nice but not really any better than others that are much cheaper. Saw no results from the eye cream. In the end I did not see any noticeable difference in the overall appearance or feel of my skin. I don't think the money back guarantee works with the trial stuff I love the Regenerist serum and will go back on the hunt for a better moisturizer that doesn't smell like Banana Boat.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm really disappointed. Olay Regenerist is my favorite line so I had high hopes for this. However, the eye cream wasn't very hydrating and I ended up using my regular eye cream over it because my skin felt dry. Also the age repair skin lotion for daytime made my skin feel really tight. That has never happend before. I am going to go back to my tried and true Regenerist line. Plus, that line is much less expensive too!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used this for 10 days. I saw some improvement in undereye lines and darkness. BUT it made me very oily (I'm usually normal-dry) and I'm breaking out. And my eyes are very red and at times tears will start rolling down my cheeks--no itching or stinging--that's just weird. I've been devoted to Olay, but this stuff is going back.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just started using the 3 products in the starter protocol 4 weeks ago so this is just based on my initial impressions. I ordered the kit from drugstore.com because it was the cheapest of the retailers listed on the Olay Professional website. I think it was $55 w/free shipping. The protocol contains the following: Age Repair Lotion w/SPF 30 (1oz), Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (1oz), Eye Restoration Complex (0.3 fl oz). When I first heard about this new line, I thought the kit would contain all the Pro-X products (there are 6 of them) but it doesn't. I guess these are the basic 3 items everyone needs in order to see results. The other 3 are for targeted aging issues (Discoloration Fighting Concentrate, Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Hydra Firming Cream). I'm surprised there isn't a serum of some kind and nothing for aging lips. I wonder if they will add more products later (a body lotion for example). I think the January 2009 Allure mentioned that Olay's goal is to give skin the same regenerating benefits as using Retin-A but without the potential irritation. These are all unscented. Depending on the product, the anti-aging ingredients are niacinamide, glucosamine, retinol, and a new peptide complex. See the link below for ingredients, I'm too lazy to tap them out on my laptop:
http://olayprofessional.com/proX.html . The Olay site mentions improved moisture retention and increased exfoliation rate.
Age Repair Lotion w/SPF 30. Protects against UVA/UVB rays. There are 2 things when it comes to sunscreen that really upset me: a heavy, greasy feeling and balling up on me. So far, the only sunscreen that doesn't ball up and that doesn't feel too suffocating for my oily skin is the L'oreal Revitalift w/Mexoryl. The texture of the Olay Pro-X sunscreen is very similar but I like it more. I'm actually pretty pleased with this. I thought it would be too heavy on my skin but it's not. It dries nicely (probably from the -cones). And it doesn't ball up either, one reason I just couldn't use the Neutrogena Helioplex formulations. Since I started using this, it has never once pilled or flaked off after I applied concealer on top of it. However, this is going to be a lot pricier, probably more than $40 when it becomes available for individual sale. I'll most likely purchase a full size but it's winter so I might change my mind in the summer. Comes in a pump bottle.
Eye Restoration Complex. My pet peeves in sunscreen apply to eye cream as well. This is a white cream that applies easily and doesn't ball up. It also dries down quickly and isn't sticky either. I was able to apply the Olay Pro-X anti-age repair lotion w/spf 30 on top and neither one came off. Basically, this almost makes up for the horrible execution of the Definity eye cream (at least on me), it pilled up horribly and just never sank in. But again, it will be quite pricey for a d/s product. Probably around $40 USD. Comes in a tube. I haven't gotten milia from it but I do make sure to use PTR Un-wrinkle glycolic acid pads every day.
Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. I was afraid of this initially because I generally don't wear creams at night. I just figure they will be too much for my skin. Again, this applied easily, didn't ball up and dried down nicely. Downside, comes in a jar. There is also mica in it but it's not noticeable. I don't think there is mica in any other product.
Anyway, obviously I can only comment on textures at this point but keep this in mind, Olay has a Guarantee that you will see results in as little as 28 days. What do I have to lose?