ARTICLE: NOT ALL SKINCARE IS CREATED EQUAL

As a woman who started out in the beauty industry six years ago, it’s important to me to align with brands I believe in. Brands I love. Brands I trust. Not just in their values, but in their products. The Olay Regenerist Range is a skincare staple of mine, and I’m honoured to continue being a brand ambassador for the leaders in skincare – joining 20 million women who trust their skin to Olay every day.

In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Australia’s number one moisturiser range – the Regenerist Collection. With over 100+ beauty and skincare awards under their belt, Olay sells one of these iconic red jars every minute in Australia (1 billion sold worldwide to date)! I’ll preface this by saying my skin is very temperamental. Like the seasons – it changes. Over my teens and into my late twenties, I’ve experienced a number of changes as a result of hormones, lifestyle and age. In seeking dermatological advice, I learned what works for me and am grateful to know that Australia’s favourite red jar is available in five variants for all skin types – so there has always been something for me.

The thing is though, whatever the variant, it’s the science behind the range and the trending ingredients within the jars that make them ALL equally incredible.

I’m almost certain if you are interested in skincare you would’ve heard of Niacinamide. Well, Olay has filled over 300 patents in Niacinamide Technology, backed with more than 30 studies with leading dermatologists and universities and has been using it for years. Using 99% pure grade Niacinamide, Olay opts for a very active grade of the ingredient so that your skin retains it at the deepest layer of the epidermis (where your melanocytes are) so you are truly ‘glowing from within.’

The best part is, the red jars are fortified with a proprietary Smart Niacinamide Delivery System to ensure twice the Niacinamide penetration efficacy within four hours. Evening skin tone and reducing spots isn’t a surface level job, after all. The Regenerist Collection comes in five variants, and I’ll take you through them all. What are they? What’s in them? And what is my honest take? We will drive into it all.

The Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (also known as the OG Red Jar!) 

We will begin with Olay’s most powerful moisturiser – the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. Known as the OG of the collection, this is infused with Niacinamide, Amino-Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, so in simple terms: it will instantly hydrate, plump up your skin and improve its elasticity. Applicable for both day and night use, this is the ‘Kim’ of the family and is famous for selling one jar every one minute in Australia.

Who should use this?

·     Suitable for anyone with dry, normal and combination skin, this will plump your skin, hydrate, strengthen and smooth, whilst reducing the appearance of dark spots.

·     If you have oilier skin, see the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Whip below!

What is in it (and why should you care)?

·     Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): this will boost cell turnover and regenerate and strengthen your skin barrier.

·     Pro-Vitamin B5: this will stabilise the skin barrier (so welcome a reduction to water loss through the skin).

·     Vitamin E: we all love a powerful antioxidant. This will reduce UV damage and protect your skin from pollution.

·     Amino Peptides: to welcome in a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

·     Carob Fruit Extract: to aid in skin barrier repair.

·     Hyaluronic Acid: a powerful humectant to draw moisturise from your surroundings and hold it in the skin – hello plumped and smoothed skin!

·     Importantly, it is also free of sulphates, phthalates, petrolatum and mineral oils.

The Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (Fragrance Free)

The OG also comes in a fragrance free version – perfect for those with sensitive skin. This has all the beautiful infusions, so hydration, firming and improved elasticity are also on the cards with the same creamy,non-heavy moisturiser!

The Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (Night)

Who doesn’t love rich and luxurious overnight skin nourishment? You can still apply it day or night based on personal preference.The lightweight gel just melts into your skin. 

Who should use this?

·      Suitable for anyone seeking to intensively moisturise and hydrate skin throughout the night. This will enhance the youthfulness of your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What is in it?

Just like the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting day cream, the night cream is packed full of all of the hard-working ingredients that will keep your skin looking beautiful!

·     Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

·     Pro-Vitamin B5

·     Vitamin E

·     Amino Peptides

·     Carob Fruit Extract

·     Hyaluronic Acid

·     Importantly, it is free of fragrance, synthetic colours, sulphates, phthalates, petrolatum and mineral oils.

The Olay Regenerist Whip 

Next up, my personal favourite, the Olay Whip Cream. 5% of me favours it is because it reminds me of a fluffy serving of vanilla ice cream, the other 95% favours it for the technology and feel. It has a light, whip-like texture that melts into the skin.

Probably the most exciting feature about this product is the ‘Active Rush Technology' that sees the Whip transform from cream to liquid on skin. It also acts as a two-in-one makeup primer, so that your skin stays matte for eight hours after application. Perfect for shoot days!

Who should use this?

·     Suitable for anyone who, like me, wants hydration and priming with a matte finish. As a person who also wears makeup regularly, I appreciate that the Amino Peptides and Niacinamide offer me plump skin with 8 hour shine control.

What is in it (and why should you care)?

·     It has innovative Active Rush Technology featuring a unique three-dimensional structure to deliver a cream-to-liquid effect upon skin impact. In short? You get potent ingredients delivered into your skin in an ultra-lightweight form.

·     Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

·     Pro-Vitamin B5

·     Vitamin E

·     Amino Peptides

·     Carob Fruit Extract

·     Hyaluronic Acid

·     Importantly, it is free of fragrance, synthetic colours, sulphates, phthalates, petrolatum and mineral oils.

The Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 30

Okay, scratch that. THIS is my favourite. Think of all the incredible benefits the Olay Whip offers but with added UV protection and SPF30. You have to try it to believe it!

When I pair the Whip with the Olay Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Super Serum - this is the ultimate power dup. Dryness and dehydration are a literal thing of the past.

As I’m searching for bathroom accessories for my new apartment, I realise that I already have some of the most beautiful of them all – and I have enough for the ensuite AND the guest room, lucky me! Reflecting on the range, the Regenerist Collection is the perfect bathroom accessory for more reasons than one. Aesthetic, iconic, effective.