12.12.2014
3685
Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum
1.7 fl. oz. for $27.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (9)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.12.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This water- and silicone-based serum doesn't have any sculpting ability, either on a micro or macro scale. Hydrating and plumping skin that is showing signs of sagging isn't going to make it look lifted—it's not as though this serum is a mini face-lift in a bottle. Skin sags for various reasons, mostly due to sun damage that hinders its support structure, the cumulative effects of gravity, and bone loss that occurs at an accelerated rate after menopause.

Although plumping skin with moisture isn't going to lift it and erase signs of sagging, it will make skin smoother. The reason this is rated so highly is because it has a lot in common with the other serums from Olay Regenerist. That means with each use your skin is treated to a helpful amount of cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide, skin-identical glycerin, and a cadre of other anti-aging ingredients, including peptides, antioxidants, and more cell-communicating ingredients. This serum contains mineral pigments that leave a shiny finish, which is how this manages to make your skin look brighter and more radiant. The shine factor is the most significant difference between this and the other (less expensive) Olay Regenerist serums. This does contain fragrance, though Olay also offers a fragrance-free version, which is preferred, especially for sensitive skin.

Community Reviews
Claims

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum penetrates into skin’s surface to deliver our super-concentrated amino-peptide + B3 complex. This fast absorbing, non-greasy formula provides specially designed hydration to give you significantly firmer skin and regenerate skin’s appearance. The Results? Younger-looking skin without drastic measures. Instantly skin is hydrated and plumped for a more lifted appearance. After just 5 days, skin is significantly firmer. Skin looks brighter, more radiant.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carnosine, Allantoin, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Dimethiconol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethtyltaurate Copolymer, C13-13 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Laureth-4, Citric Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, DMDM Hydantoin, BHT, Disodium EDTA Idopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.

Brand Overview

Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.

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Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.