Wednesday, April 6, 2011

OLAY Regenerist micro-sculpting cream

Not too long ago, I thought this line of Olay might be for more mature skin and I thought it's not for me. So I just totally skipped it.

Then when I travelled back to Hong Kong for a few times last year, I kept seeing this on local TV commercials... Is it really that good?

It happens that for last month's Costco coupons there is a $7.50 off for Olay Regenerist's twin packs items that includes this cream or their serum. And it was after the harsh and dry winter that I realized there are increasing noticeable fine lines under my eyes. So, I decided give it a try. Final cost for this twin pack is roughly $30 for 2 full size micro-sculpting cream, not a bad deal as a single item may cost up to $25 in CVS.

Prior to purchase, I did my research online and I found out this cream has been named "a poor man's La Mer"... interesting!! Maybe it does really give good results? And the other thing I read is it's too oily for combination skin and may cause break outs. The added fragrance in this cream has also been reported to be very strong as well.

So what do I think?

Cased inside a luxurious red little jar, I think the packaging is quite sleek and it looks expensive :)

The cream itself is not thick at all, actually quite easy to spread and to me it feels like a day lotion kind of texture.

The cream itself is absorb easily into my skin.

The fragrance is not that strong at all, and compared to my Jill Stuart eyeshadows, it's on the lighter side. But if I need to describe the scent of this fragrance, it smells like some cheap toilet freshener scent... just very faintly...

But I am pleased with how my face feels after I smooth it out on face. My face instantly feels smooth after the first application. Prior to using micro-sculpting cream, I have been using Kose Sekkisei Supreme Lotion II which its creaminess works well in the winter time but it's starting to feel greasy on me, particularly the next morning when I wake up, as the weather is gradually warming up. Micro-sculpting cream, on the other hand, gives my face a smooth and non-greasy feeling overnight. 

So far I like it, but I need to use it for a few more weeks and see if the firming and fine line reduction works. I will be back to report on it later :)


Mindy♥ said...

Awesome review! :)

Jie Jie said...

Again, saw this at Watson store too:) Btw, did you know Olay White Rediance Cellucent White Essence? I saw it on TV commercials in Singapore, it claims that it can lighten up the dark spot etc...O_O I'm so tempting to get it.It should be great for summer.

Cutie Fishball said...

I don't think the white radiance line is available in the US, and I remembered seeing that line in HK a few years ago. I once got a sample of that from the MTR once and it was a tad too oily for me, but that was a few years ago, their formula might have changed.

Did you know I read from another blog that the dark spots you see on your skin is indicating there is 5x of its area beneath your skin?? That's how old ppl get their age spots... if you know a good product that works on treating dark spots, let me know! I am scared!!!

Perhaps Nakuro whitening line will help??

Jie Jie said...

oh really? it looks like a new launch here in Singapore.

Yes, I hate dark spots which I'm trying to get rid of them!! I'm still looking for good product that can do the magic. So hopefully Naruko would work on me.

Cutie Fishball said...

I shall show you that blog I read.

White Radiance has been in HK for a while already.

Please let me know if Naruko works, then I will be really happy!!!