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Let’s talk retinoids. We KNOW retinoids are proven to be the anti-aging superhero. But are you using them in your skincare routine?
Like many, I’ve had an off and on relationship with retinoids. So as a long-time user of Olay products, I jumped at the chance to review the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 collection for 30 days.
The Quick DL on Retinoids
Retinoids, the collective term for retinol, is the best skincare ingredient you can find to combat the signs of aging. It’s been proven to improve fine lines, skin texture, appearance and tone. But, it can also be harsh and irritating. Which makes it especially hard to find a good retinol if you have sensitive skin like me!
In fact, most dermatologists recommend dipping your toes into retinol use by starting every few days and “working your way up” to daily or every other day use. Ouch.
Frankly, that’s intimidating! Which is why it’s so important to find the right one. And why many people end up having an off and on relationship with retinol products.
30 Days with Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Review
The Olay Regenerist Retinol24 line consists of three products I tried; the eye cream, the serum and a fragrance-free night cream.
It’s gentle enough to be used on a daily basis—no need to work up to it! And my skin saw improved tone and texture right away.
What surprised me most is how hydrating the night cream was (my favorite product of the trio.)
I’ve tried many other retinol-infused night creams and serums in the past, but they can be a bit hydrating and irritating. That’s not so with the Olay Retinol24 night cream. It’s fragrance-free, dye-free and instantly sinks into the skin. It’s non-oily and won’t transfer onto your pillow!
The texture itself is also lovely; I used the Olay Regenerist Night Cream in the old purple formula for nearly a decade and this new Olay Retinol24 night cream is very reminiscent of that.
Olay uses a proprietary blend of two types of retinol in their formula and vitamin B3, delivering all of the results of retinol in a super hydrating formula!
Should You Use Retinol?
Retinol is one skincare ingredient everyone in their 30s should start. What’s great about the Olay Regenerist Retinol24 collection is it’s gentle enough to start using on a daily basis.
With any retinol product, it’s important to remember to use a sunscreen during the daytime and only use these products at night. That’s because retinol does make your skin more sensitive to sun, so you really need to protect yourself.
If you’re looking to combat aging and improve your skin’s texture, tone and appearance, give the Olay Regenerist24 collection a go. My skin is quite happy I decided to do so!
Have you incorporated retinol into your skincare routine? What has your experience been like?