Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is packaged in “The Red Jar”, a 50g red pot with a silver screw top lid. The thick white cream inside has a beautiful, almost perfumed scent, which is not at all unpleasant. The cream spreads well and is easily absorbed, so not a lot is needed.
According to Olay’s website, this is what the product promises: “Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream is designed to visibly diminish wrinkles & fine lines starting day 1. Infused with Vitamin B3, Amino-Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Antioxidants for ultimate penetration, this moisture-binding formula instantly hydrates to improve elasticity and firm for a lifted look. Vitamin B3 not only helps with surface skin cell turnover and regeneration, but also leads the exfoliation that helps remove dead, dull skin for a fresher, younger look. Used as the last step in your routine, this luxurious-feeling moisturizer leaves skin hydrated, softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles and firms the look of skin with plumping hydration. Olay Regenerist’s formula is designed to deliver moisture 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to reveal the skin you love to flaunt for years to come. Use Olay daily and see skin transformation in 28 days.”
I used a small pea sized amount, the perfect size for my oily skin, and then gently massaged it in an upward circular motion over my neck and face. One thing I did discover over the first few days of using this product, is that it’s important not to massage this cream onto the skin for too long, as it does start to form little balls if rubbed for too long. Only massage the skin for as long as it takes to gently spread the cream around evenly.
Even though I’m not a fan of tub or pot packaging, I really liked this moisturiser, although out of the two Olay moisturisers that I purchased, I honestly preferred the Olay 7-in-One. It just felt better on my skin and I saw better results with that one. In saying that, the micro-sculpting cream did live up to my expectations, and it definitely left my skin feeling softer, more hydrated and plump. I would use it again if I found it on special somewhere, but wouldn’t actively go buy another tub.
If you want to try it for yourself, it’s available from supermarkets (Countdown, Pak ‘n Save and New World), Farmers, and selected pharmacies.