We road tested Olay's anti-ageing cream to see if it really works.

Thanks to our brand partner, Olay

I never used to think much about why I used Olay. I just always have.

My mum has always used it and then I started using it in my early twenties and have ever since.

Sometimes I wander off to try a different product, but Olay is what I always come back to. It’s seen me through some tough times from my acne-ridden twenties to my incredibly busy thirties.

I’ve always used Olay Total Effects, but now that I am approaching my fortieth birthday, I feel the need to do more for my skin. So I’ve changed it up and now I’m using the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo.

“Now that I am approaching my fortieth birthday, I feel the need to do more for my skin.”

I know, I know, two steps. I’ve never been a fan of multi-step moisturising systems because I’m always so busy. I don’t have time to wait for even just a few minutes for one product to be absorbed by my skin so I can add the next one. The incredible thing about Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo is how quick and easy it is to use. Plus I love being able to say that I have a ‘skin care regime’ now.

You start with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence which is a light pre-essence that absorbs into your freshly cleansed skin in around 60 seconds, as long as it takes me to apply my deodorant. This incredible product is meant to boost surface cell metabolism and renewal and makes your moisturiser penetrate deeper for more dramatic anti-ageing results.

It also helps visibly reduce fine lines and pores (I once had a massive pore problem on my nose and chin that now appears smaller, yes!) and it also firms the skin. Your skin feels so hydrated after using it, not tight and stiff like after using other products.

Then you put on the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and you’re done. By the time you get dressed your skin is ready for makeup and off you go. It’s a powerful duo of products that work together to help skin look dramatically younger. You end up with your best skin now, today, immediately — not in weeks and months.

But there’s more to it than even I realised.

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Jo with her son. Image: supplied.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo is the culmination of over ten years of research involving more than 100 Olay scientists who have conducted over 50,000 hours of clinical testing with women — I had no idea. They’ve even discovered key ingredients like Golden Amino Peptide that is scientifically proven to help skin look more youthful.

It’s so great to know the products you trust to give you your best skin are in fact scientifically proven. For me, skincare is serious business and I feel as though I have made the best choice.

Whenever I have had my makeup done, I always ask for skincare tips and the one thing they always say is to make sure you have a ‘good base’ to work with, as in, make sure your skin is in the best condition possible before putting anything on top of it. My foundation looks so much better these days after using the Miracle Duo because it isn’t sitting on top of dry skin with pores the size of swimming pools.

You can buy Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence for $39.99 for 40ml and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream for $48.99 for 50g. That’s another reason I love Olay — it’s affordable and it’s sold in my local supermarket, so I can easily stock up every time I do my family’s grocery shopping.

People have always commented on my skin. They say it glows. I always tell them it’s because I use Olay. That’s it. I don’t do anything else. Plus I have good ageing genes from my mum. Olay is the world’s number one facial skin care brand for a reason. And it is the one part of my skin care routine I would never, ever change.

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