Monday, November 4, 2013

Drugstore Find: Prepping and Priming with Olay

Above: Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex and Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream and Lash Serum Duo. 
As an avid makeup lover and wearer, prepping and priming the face is essential to the "getting ready" process.  A balanced and hydrated canvas simply makes cosmetics perform more effectively!  However, finding results-driven skincare at any price point can be challenging.  I recently had the chance to try a couple of skin-priming products from the Olay Regenerist line and have found them to be excellent precursors to makeup application.  

Scroll on for product images and details as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: The Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex retails for $25.99
The Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex is an anti-aging primer that hydrates the skin while reflecting light, smoothing fine lines and reducing the look of pores.  Additionally, studies report that prolonged use (14 + days) will lessen wrinkles on a more profound and lasting level, not just an immediately visible one! 

Above: The "back matter" and ingredients list for the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex. 
Above: The complex comes in a liberally-sized 1.7 ounce pump dispenser that limits waste (a single pump is enough for my entire face) and keeps the contents hygienic and free from contamination.
Above: A single pump of the complex on my hand.  
The complex itself is silky and quickly absorbed into the skin...I love the way it disappears, leaving behind a satin finish that blurs fine lines and obvious pores without irritating my extremely sensitive skin.  For moments when I'm on the run and don't have time to layer products, this "one-step wonder" takes care of my hydration, anti-aging and priming needs in one fell swoop.  The light-reflecting properties are delightfully subtle rather than overtly shimmery; it provides an incandescent glow that reminds me of a hybrid of two of my lifetime favorite primers, the LMdB Peau Vierge and Hourglass Mineral Veil, both of which, at the sake of full disclosure, contain different ingredients and are at a significantly higher price point.  

Above: The "back matter" for the duo.
The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream and Lash Serum Duo is a fascinating chimera that breeds an anti-aging eye cream with a nourishing lash treatment.  As someone who travels often, I love the fact that both products are contained within a single product; the genius dual sided wand makes for functionality and portability.  I have enjoyed experimenting with these two products and recently mentioned this duo in my latest Updated Skincare Video.  

Above: The ingredients for the eye cream and lash serum.
Above: The eye cream squeeze tube.
The eye cream (which comes in an easy to control squeeze tube) is a rich, cooling gel that possesses a subtle golden undertone that brightens up my often tired orbital area upon contact.  I feel instantly hydrated and refreshed and appreciate the fact that the cream absorbs so readily.  The brightening and firming properties truly last all day! 

Above: I applied a thick amount of the eye cream in hopes that the  golden sheen would translate in this image.
Above: The lash serum is applied with a pliable, plastic mascara brush.
The clear Lash Serum is applied with a mascara-type brush that allows me to work the formula deep into the roots of my lashes (where I imagine the nourishing properties are able to do the most good).  I have been applying this both before bed and also in the morning prior to mascara application as a primer of sorts.  A single coat makes my lashes feel slightly thicker and more bouncy...ready to withstand the copious amounts of mascara to come ; ) 

Above: Prepped and primed and ready for the day.
Bottom Line:  There is a host of skincare options on the market, suited to every budget.  Thankfully, Olay products are both high in quality and efficacy as well as being accessible and affordable.  Many of my readers have asked me for alternatives to pricier skincare products and I am happy to say that I am   impressed by the Olay Regenerist line; it has cutting-edge ingredients and the ability to prime my skin for the makeup to come.  Have you tried anything from the Olay Regenerist line?  Thoughts? 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.


  1. Hi, I don't have a question about OLay but I wanted to ask you about something you posted a while back. You said that LMdB is coming out with a Peau Vierge powder. Do you know anything more about this and what the release date is? Thanks

    1. Hello Anon,

      Thanks for your question...I am told that the Peau Vierge powder is coming out at the end of this month. I. Cannot. Wait!! The premise of the powder is that it has many of the same anti-aging ingredients as the Peau Vierge fluid as well as anti-inflammatory properties and light reflecting elements. It is silky to the touch and completely blends into the skin while also evening out the complexion. Like I said, I am eagerly anticipating its release!

      I hope that helps and will definitely keep my readers posted here if I get a concrete release date!


      --The Beauty Professor

  2. What foundation and powder are you wearing in this photo? I've seen photos from many of your foundation & powder trials, and I think your skin looks the loveliest here (it always looks lovely of course, but it looks incredible here!). I wonder if it is the Olay primer doing it, or the foundation/powder combo? I don't usually like Olay products, but this one seems lovely!

    1. Hello Ashley,

      Thanks for your question and kind compliment! In this photo, I am wearing the Suqqu Frame Fix Cream Foundation with a bit of Armani Luminous Silk powder on top. On days when I don't use my trusty Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge primer, I've been using the Olay is a great drugstore discovery!

      Have a lovely week and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor


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