When I tell people that I write a beauty blog (those who aren’t involved in the online beauty community world) one of the main questions I’m asking often starts with ‘What’s your all time favourite…’ it’s a tough question to answer. I tend to have a current favourite for most products, some stay the same for ages and some change all the time.
Recently the question has often been ‘What’s your favourite moisturiser…’ and at the moment the easy answer to that is Olay. But it’s a few different Olay moisturisers that have been absolute staples in my routine since early October.
It all started with a harmless little trip to Superdrug at lunchtime when I spotted Olay Aqua Physics range was reduced to around £5, I had liked the sound of the range for a while so decided to give the night cream a go. From first use I was totally in love – because of the texture, it’s light, absorbs easily, moisturises without feeling heavy but mostly because of the scent – it smells delicious. Fresh, almost like a skin care version of Davidoff Cool Water…
One of the best things about this moisturiser is that the first time I used it was during that bizarrely summer like weekend in October when it was 30 degrees – and now every time I use it, it feels summery.
|Nearly finished – def a good sign that it’s a much-loved product!
Then I had heard some buzz about the Olay Regenerist Night Renewal Elixir. A couple of bloggers who’s opinion I really trust had told me how much they loved it, which of course made me curious about it – so when I was asked if I wanted to try it out, I said yes. I’ve been using it since early October and really like it.
At this point I was also send the Aqua Physics Anti-Ageing Eye Cream. This is an even lighter version of the night cream, an almost translucent gel that soaks straight into the eye area – making it feel moisturised and refreshed – I can’t say I’ve really noticed any anti-ageing as such but it does leave the eye area feeling fresh and awake.
But back to the Night Renewal Elixir. The liquid has a bit of a shimmer to it in the bottle but it’s not noticeable when on the skin. It feels like a very light gel, on first application it doesn’t feel especially moisturising – this can take a little getting used to, as it’s meant to be applied on it’s own, without any other moisturiser. It can feel initially like it’s ‘not enough’, if you’re like me and used to using quite a moisturising night cream.
But, this is where the serum really amazes me. You apply it at night, skin doesn’t really feel moisturised enough – but when you wake up skin feels hydrated and plumped up – and generally pretty darn good.
I am absolutely loving this as a night treatment – I don’t use it every night, but I alternate with the aqua physics night cream and my skin is feeling really nicely hydrated – even around the eye and cheek area, which normally get really dry as it hits winter.
So overall, I’m having a bit of an Olay moment – sometimes the classic brands really are classic for a reason. Plus it shows you don’t need to spend a fortune on moisturiser to get good quality and results.
Renewal serum and eye cream were PR samples.