Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free is loaded with beneficial ingredients that can help gently fight off early signs of aging. Experts say it isn't likely to dramatically reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles but can help to prevent further damage.
Lots of powerful ingredients: Antioxidants are an essential ingredient in preventative wrinkle creams, and experts say the Regenerating Serum fits the bill. It contains effective, free-radical-fighting ingredients such as niacinamide (vitamin B3), an antioxidant that helps skin stay hydrated and retain its natural elasticity. Furthermore, skin care expert Paula Begoun says it contains enough of the powerful ingredients 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 Daily Regenerating Serum is a great primer, creating a smooth surface for makeup to adhere to. One drawback: The serum may not provide enough moisture to satisfy those with dry skin, but it's lightweight enough that it can easily be layered with a more emollient cream. Like many wrinkle creams, it doesn't contain sunscreen, so if you're using it during the day, you'll need to apply a separate sunscreen.
Non-irritating formula: Users at TotalBeauty.com say Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free has a "light, silky gel texture that absorbs beautifully." Begoun explains that the various silicones it contains give the formula an "elegant texture." Furthermore, reviewers say it doesn't cause irritation like so many anti-aging creams do.
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Review Credibility: Excellent Paula Begoun gives Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum her highest rating, saying it has a "fairly broad complement of beneficial ingredients for all skin types." She praises its hydrating niacinamide ingredients, which she claims can improve skin texture and tone.
Review: Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, Paula Begoun, Oct. 15, 2012
Review Credibility: Excellent Editors at ConsumerReports.org test several anti-wrinkle serums, including Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum. Even the best products in this test show very minimal results that are barely visible to the naked eye.
Review: Anti-Wrinkle Face Serums, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2010
Review Credibility: Very Good Editors of TotalBeauty.com test more than 500 beauty products to find the best new products of 2012, while readers weigh in to name the Readers' Choice winners. Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free is chosen as Readers' Choice for anti-aging treatments. Testers praise its silky texture and say it moisturizes well.
Review: 2012 TotalBeauty.com Awards, Editors of TotalBeauty.com, Not Dated
4. Women's Health magazine
Review Credibility: Good Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum is chosen as the best anti-aging product for Women's Health magazine's annual beauty awards. This is the fourth consecutive year it has made the list. No details are given about the product or judging criteria, however.
Review: 2012 Beauty Awards: Face Makeup & Skincare Products, Editors of Women's Health magazine, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free earns above-average marks at MakeupAlley.com, where nearly 200 users give it an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewers praise the Olay serum for its silky texture and for improving the smoothness of their skin.
Review: Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum -- Fragrance Free, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum is given a high overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by more than 260 users at Amazon.com who insist that 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 January 2013
Review Credibility: Good More than 140 users at Drugstore.com give Olay Regenerist high overall marks of 4.5 out of 5 stars, claiming that it evens out skin tone and is good for sensitive skin. Several also insist that Olay improves the texture of their skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
Review: Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Fragrance Free, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Good Julyne Derrick, About.com's guide to beauty, recommends Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum for its "decent" antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals that can cause skin to age. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Fine Lines & Wrinkles: How to Get Rid of Them, Julyne Derrick, Not Dated