Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, is marketed for use on the face, but experts say it's perfectly safe for the eye area. It's nearly identical to Olay's Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum (*Est. $22 for 0.5 oz.) and provides more product for roughly the same price. The main difference between the two is that the eye serum contains light-diffusing particles to help conceal dark circles and other flaws, but the effect is purely cosmetic. We name the Regenerating Serum our Best Reviewed eye cream because it's a better overall value. If you suffer from puffy eyes, skin care professionals say an eye cream that contains caffeine, like Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator (*Est. $60 for 0.5 oz.) , may be a better option.
Safe for face, eyes. The most credible experts say Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, is just as appropriate for use around the eyes as expensive eye creams. In fact, its ingredients are nearly identical to those found in Olay's Eye Lifting Serum, including several state-of-the-art compounds that help skin stay hydrated, retain its natural elasticity and fight early signs of aging.
Paula Begoun, skin care expert and author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" says the formula contains enough niacinamide to effectively "increase the skin's ceramide and fatty acid content as well as have anti-inflammatory action and work to reduce hyper-pigmentation." Users say Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum evens out skin tone and texture, and softens the appearance of fine lines. Many add that it makes a great primer, creating a smooth surface for makeup to adhere to.
Elegant texture. Users at Drugstore.com and TotalBeauty.com say Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, is a non-greasy formula with a "light, silky gel texture that absorbs beautifully." Begoun says the various silicones it contains impart an "elegant texture."
Review Credibility: Excellent This beauty expert and author uses scientific research and testing to rate hundreds of products, including eye creams and facial moisturizers. She compares Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum to Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, saying they're remarkably alike except for a vast difference in cost. Both are chosen as Best products.
Review: Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-Free, Paula Begoun, Jan. 29, 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good Editors of TotalBeauty.com test more than 500 beauty products for their annual awards and readers weigh in with their favorites. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, is named a Readers' Choice for anti-aging treatments. Testers praise its silky texture and say it moisturizes well.
Review: 2012 TotalBeauty.com Awards: Face & Body, Editors of TotalBeauty.com, Not dated
Review Credibility: Good More than 300 users review Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum at Drugstore.com, giving it an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Most say their skin looks better after using the serum. A few complain that it causes breakouts; others say it hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
Review: Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Regenerating Serum, Moisturize, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum gets 4.3 stars out of 5 from more than 300 users at Amazon.com. They say the formula improves the overall appearance of skin and does a good job of moisturizing.
Review: Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good About 190 consumers at MakeupAlley.com give Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. While some say the serum makes no difference whatsoever for their skin, most users say it leaves skin soft and smooth.
Review: Treatments - Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Good About.com's guide to skincare includes Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum in her list of the 13 best eye creams. She says it's used on the eye area by many beauty experts.
Review: Best Eye Creams, Julyne Derrick, Not dated