In efforts to better moisturize my skin and to ward off the signs of aging (since I will soon be 30 and OLD!), I have begun to search for the perfect overnight cream. My first try brought me to Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment.
Ingredients: WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, POLYETHYLENE, NIACINAMIDE,* DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, STEARYL DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PANTHENOL,† PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4,§ TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,** LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT,†† ALANINE, ARGININE, BETAINE, GLYCINE, LYSINE, PROLINE, SERINE, THREONINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, SODIUM PCA, SORBITOL, PEG-10 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. *VITAMIN B3 †PRO-VITAMIN B5 §AMINO-PEPTIDE **VITAMIN E ††GREEN TEA
Unfortunately, my experience with this night cream was less than favorable. For starters, the smell of this cream is, to me, dreadful. I can't think of any way to describe it. I believe it's supposed to be lavender, but to me it smelled musty... Kind of like a sweatshirt that sat in the back of your drawer for a few months. I couldn't stand the smell while I was trying to sleep at night.
I did not notice any "mini-lift" effect, as the product advertised. However, I had to discontinue use after two weeks because this cream caused an acne breakout of proportions that I have not seen in years. I think that this cream was almost too thick and didn't allow my skin to breathe in the evening. The cream itself feels silky and slippery, and when applied to my face it felt more like it was sitting on top like a thin film versus absorbing into my skin.
This is not a product that I would recommend for individuals with acne-prone skin, oily skin, or sensitive skin. Also, people that are sensitive to scent may want to try a sample before shelling out the costly $22.00 this cream costs. I can't fully attest to whether or not it provides the promised continued hydration and lifting effects. For me, this will not be a product I will repurchase or even finish.
$21.49 per 1.7oz jar. Available at local drugstores and Ulta.