12.17.2014
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Regenerist Night Recovery Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $24
Expert Rating
Community Rating (4)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

Regenerist Night Recovery Cream comes in a jar, so the potency of the interesting ingredients such as niacinamide, vitamin E, and green tea is compromised. This also contains lavender and arnica extracts, which won’t provide a “mini-lift” to skin, but do have the potential to cause irritation. This has a less impressive formulation than most of Olay’s Regenerist products, and if you’re already using one or more of those, there is no reason to add this product, especially when there are more state-of-the-art formulas in better packaging available from companies such as Clinique, Neutrogena, and Paula’s Choice.

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Claims

Doubles skin's surface cell regeneration rate vs. untreated skin - so you can wake up to the look of a mini-lift each morning. Using an exclusive nighttime amino-peptide complex with a time-release effect, Regenerist Night Recovery hydrates hour after hour while you sleep.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Amino-Peptide), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Allantoin, Petrolatum, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Red 40, Blue 1.

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.