Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Review
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If you thought your moisturizer was doing the best job it could, think again. While a daily moisturizer locks moisture into the skin and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, sculpting cream is just like that but better. Your skin is your biggest organ. With age, the daily wear and tear your body endures is more visible (blame your skins deteriorating rejuvenation). It’s not surprising – it’s the only organ that’s exposed to the world. This means there are numerous elements that affect your skins optimum functioning. Sunburn? Windburn? Pollution? Germs? Anything that can touch your face, which is basically everything and anything, affects the renewal of your skin, causing it to sag over time. For those of you falling fast into desperation, let me explain why sculpting cream is about to be your new best friend.
Sculpting cream is packed with antioxidants to smooth wrinkles and ‘lift’ your face. These antioxidants create a film on the skin tightening it and minimizing those frown lines. How? Antioxidants naturally boost the production of collagens. Collagens improve the elasticity of the skin which maintains your skin’s youthfulness. Wrinkles are caused by weak elasticity. As your skin ages, it loses its natural elasticity resulting in dryness and inevitably sagging skin. To sum it up sculpting cream does what it claims -sculpts. It firms the face from the inside out. The ingredients in Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream grabbed my attention, leading me to believe it’s possibly one of the most effective lifting creams out there. Let’s look inside the product.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Ingredients Breakdown
The main ingredient you want to keep your eye on in Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is Hyaluronic acid. This acid plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s moisture. (it’s able to hold 1000ml of water for every gram of Hyaluronic acid…. that’s a lot of moisture!) Although this ingredient is produced naturally in the body, having more infused into the skin is never a bad thing when it comes to Hyaluronic acid. The overactivity of the substance means your body isn’t only locking in moisture at an insane rate, but it’s visibly diminishing the sagging of your skin.
The use of vitamin B3, better recognized on product labels as Niacinamide, is also used in Olay’s Sculpting Cream. It’s a water-soluble vitamin which is a fancy way of saying it isn’t created in the body. This essentially means that the only way we can benefit from this vitamin is either by consuming it or absorbing it through the skin. But if our body doesn’t produce it itself, then why does it need it? Nicotinamide restores cellular energy – repairing damaged DNA. I don’t need a scientist to tell me that means that it reduces wrinkles.
It’s basically fixing your body from the core. For those of us who spend a lot of time working on our tans this vitamin is good news – it helps clear skin discolorations and reduces the immunosuppressive effects of the sun. I know, I also can’t believe I’d never heard of this vitamin before!
The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting formula also contains a classic ingredient required for sculpting creams – Nylon-12. A synthetic polymer with absorbing qualities it creates the film n your skin that helps tighten it. This is crucial for any anti-aging products. Sounds promising so far, right?
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Review
The cream itself does not look particularly different to your regular moisturizer. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is a white, kind of thick textured cream. The first thing I noticed when using it was how non-greasy it was- unexpected for a product that has an insane amount of added moisture. It dries down to a semi-matte finish, absorbing efficiently and without residue leaving the skin feeling smooth.
Initially, your skin might look drier over the first couple of days, but this is a sign of skin regeneration. Thanks to the nifty vitamin B3 extract the formula works to remove dead skin from the surface of your skin. Having said that, in just 24 hours I saw an improvement to my skin. The added moisture from the hyaluronic acid polishes the skin and balances out those particularly oily areas, giving the skin an all over evenness.
My only warning is for those of us with super-sensitive skin: proceed with caution. The extra boost that the active ingredients in this Micro-Sculpting Cream provide can irritate you’re already delicate pores. I would sample it on a small patch of skin on my jaw or behind my ear for a couple of days before dolloping it daily on my face. Overall, I can tell from using this cream for less than a week that the long-term effects of the Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Cream are lasting, and I can’t wait to add it into my daily routine.
DIY Natural Sculpting Cream Recipe And Guide
I think a crucial component to seeing visible effects on your skin and in your body is through being aware of what you’re putting on and in your body. At-home remedies are a fun and creative way to regulate what your body is being exposed to. There’s a DIY solution for everything – even sculpting creams!
Start by combining ½ cup of almond oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (boosting collagen function to naturally improve skin elasticity) and 2 tablespoons of (melted) beeswax into a small dish. While the almond oil penetrates deep int the skin removing dirt and debris, the beeswax contains anti-inflammatory elements. Essentially the beeswax acts as an emulsifier, but with added benefits.
Proceed to mix in 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, which is a super hydrant, encouraging skin rejuvenation and reducing scar tissue, with 2 tablespoons of Shea butter. Shea butter, as well as smelling heavenly, contains fatty acids to nourish the skin. It enhances not only the skins softness but also strengthens the cells themselves. Blend all the ingredients quickly together until the mixture looks ‘fluffy’ (you can use an electric whisk if you have – I won’t judge).
Now add 15 drops of frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is kind of like the secret ingredient in this natural sculpting cream. This active ingredient promotes cell generation and fights inflammation. It basically reduces skins sagging and the appearance of scars which is essentially what we want to achieve – reduced wrinkles. I would also add a couple of drops of lemon essential oil to give the serum zest and boost circulation which will even out skin. Keep whisking the mixture until you can create ‘peaks’ with it.
Store the cream in an airtight container in a cool dry environment. The only weakness in this at-home remedy is that it contains no preservatives which means it only stores for a week. But trust me you’re going to want to make this a weekly cooking session.
It’s time to start cheating on your daily moisturizer with sculpting cream. Especially if you’re already noticing the effects of the damaging exposure your face is enduring on a daily basis. Regular use of a good sculpting cream, as part of your daily beauty regime, can reap long-term beneficial results. If you’re looking for a guaranteed, quick fix solution then Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream has got your back. It lifts, moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin. Welcome to the Holy Trinity of anti-aging.
For those of you who want to experiment with something a little different, and, like me, want to stick to the au naturel approach then why not use the DIY cream recipe as your springboard. I appreciate knowing what I’m consuming (is that too much to ask?). The creativity of making my own all-natural -- insert any product here – is not just a fun hobby but nurtures a healthy relationship with my body too. There’s something weirdly satisfying about being able to name all the ingredients you put on your body. And the essential oil variations are endless! The best part is that it usually ends up being cheaper too. Cheap products with highly beneficial results? What’s to lose? Try it and see for yourself!