As someone who tests beauty products for a living (yes, it's a real job, I promise!), I've tried my fair share of retinol products. And as someone in their early thirties, it's an ingredient that's become a firm staple in my skincare routine.
Dubbed the "gold standard" of skincare ingredients, retinol is a form of vitamin A and a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that works to address all different skin concerns – from plumping out fine lines and wrinkles, to reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture.
However, as with most skincare ingredients, not all retinols are created equal.
While there might be a whole slew of different retinol serums and face creams on the market, it can be really quite confusing to know which formulations are good and what's actually worth spending your money on.
Enter: Olay's Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Face Cream Moisturiser ($59.99).
Tried it? Heard of it? Seen it doing the rounds on shelves?
Well, in the interest of finding out if a retinol could be gentle, effective and affordable (sounds like a unicorn, I know) – I decided to put it to the test.
I trialled Olay's formula for 28 days and documented my entire experience. Pervy!
Curious? Here's what happened.
What is Olay's Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Face Cream Moisturiser?
In case you've missed the buzz around Olay Regenerist Retinol (where've you been?!), word on the (beauty) street is that it's Australia's number one retinol range. Meaning? It's pretty dang popular.