Olay Regenerist Serum Review: Safe For Skin?

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It’s not fun when you start noticing signs of aging on your face. And it happens at all ages- sun exposure and other toxins can speed up the process. There are those who embrace the aging process and others who try to hide all signs of it. I think that as long as you’re looking after your body it doesn’t matter whether you ‘look’ older or not. You’re healthy on the inside and that’s what counts. That being said, when you’re nourishing your body on the inside, more often than not it will show on the outside too. If you’re glowing on the inside, why wouldn’t you be glowing on the outside?

They say that you’re only as old as you feel, but when you think you look a decade older than you actually are, it takes a toll on your mood. So when you start feeling down about the aging process, it’s time to turn to some anti-aging experts for help. Yet with so many anti-aging products on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start or what to choose for your specific skin. In the hopes of breaking things down and making the process less stressful (and maybe even enjoyable?) for you, here’s the 411 on Olay’s Regenerist Regenerating Serum.

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Ingredients Breakdown

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Woman admiring skin in mirror.

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum is part of Olay’s collection of anti-aging products. The serum contains a bunch of ingredients which combat aging such as amino-peptides. These chains of amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in your skin. Applying peptides topically to the skin, like you do with this serum, increase collagen production. This is exactly what your skin needs to achieve that youthful suppleness. Here’s a breakdown to make things a bit simpler for those of us who want to know exactly what’s going onto our skin.

Aside from the peptides, dimethicone is the second ingredient on the list after water. Thfais is an organic silicon-based polymer that traps moisture into the skin. Glycerin was next on the list and is another substance that is renowned for moisturizing the skin. Carob Fruit Extract was a particularly attention-grabbing ingredient on the long list. This is arguably the only safe and naturally derived ingredient that’s worth talking about in the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum ingredients breakdown. The plant itself has been used  for healing and nutritional purposes for centuries. Carob’s are largely known for their ability to accelerate the recovery of stressed tissue. In layman’s terms that means that it’s renowned for reducing the signs of aging. Sounds good so far, right? So let’s get into the review of the serum itself.

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Review

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Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum.

As you probably guessed, the Regenerist Regenerating Serum uses anti-aging ingredients to keep you looking and feeling young. The serum is a light gel that’s designed to moisturize your face and rejuvenate skin cells. It can instantly make your skin smoother and works long-term to make your skin more supple. The serum achieves this in part through the inclusion of Olay’s Amino-Peptide Complex II. This hydrates up to ten layers of your skin. You should start seeing signs of improvement after just a few weeks, and after a month of usage you should notice a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines. You should also notice that your skin looking firmer than before.

Another great aspect of the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum is that it’s safe for those who don’t like strong odors since it’s fragrance free. It’s not greasy and is easily absorbed which means that it doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. Just wash your skin and then apply the serum to your neck and face in the morning and at night, and voila, you’re on your way to younger-looking skin.

DIY Natural Facial Regenerating Serum Recipe And Guide

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Healthier, youthful skin.

Want to try making your own regenerating serum? To do so you’ll need a spoon, a bowl and a funnel. You’ll also need a glass jar to put the serum in once done. The ingredients are a 1:1:1 ratio of rosehip oil, sweet almond oil, and a base oil of your choice. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A, a vitamin that penetrates deep into the skin to improve collagen levels. This reduces wrinkles and increases your skin’s elasticity. For oily skin you’re best off with hazelnut or grapeseed oil, and for sensitive skin you should choose from sweet almond or calendula oil. For dry skin you can mix in evening primrose, argan or avocado oil, and lastly, for normal/combination skin you can use sweet almond or grapeseed oil.

Once you’ve selected which base oil you’re using, you’ll need a few drops of essential oil. Choose from the following list, keeping in mind what scents you like and what oil is best for your skin type. For oily skin use bergamot, ylang ylang or neroli. For sensitive skin try lavender, chamomile, geranium or frankincense. Next up is dry skin that could use patchouli, rose, frankincense or sandalwood. Finally, for normal/combination skin your options are ylang ylang, geranium or neroli.

Mix  together the base oil, rosehip oil and almond oil. Add 4 drops of the essential oil you selected. You can stick with just one, or you can even mix two or three in if you want to be adventurous. Add them in gradually to make sure you like the scent and that it’s not too overwhelming for you. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to boost collagen and regenerate the skin. Apply the serum to your skin, and use every night to start seeing your skin come back to (a youthful) life! 


Aging can be rough, but it’s inevitable. Luckily there are solutions. Nonetheless, it can be daunting to figure out the best fix for your skin. Everyone’s skin is unique and reacts differently to different treatments. If you find yourself wondering what’s happening to your skin and how to slow down or reverse the process, give Olay’s Regenerist Regenerating Serum a whirl. I think you’ll be happy that you did.

While this might be the case, there is something to be said for going the natural route. Although Olay’s Regenerist Regenerating Serum contains a lot of worthwhile ingredients, some of them are more on the chemistry book side of things than I would like on my skin. Anything that you put onto your skin is eventually absorbed into your bloodstream – or at least a percentage of it is. This means that being careful about what you put onto your skin is a crucial step of your self-care process. Whether you go for the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum or the DIY serum, make the decision that’s going to nourish your skin from the inside out. Your ageless skin will thank you for it.

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