Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Creams – Review.

Product blurb for the face cream “Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Facial Moisturizer penetrates deep into skin’s surface layers. Our proprietary blend combines Vitamin B3 + Retinoid complex. It hydrates skin for 24 hours and comes with a bounty of benefits. You’ll see visible improvements in fine lines & wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores. This fragrance and dye free moisturizer absorbs quickly and goes deep into your skin’s surface layers so you wake up every morning to younger-looking, radiant skin.”

First off, these aren’t cheap products – I picked up both items in a Boots sale for half price. Full price the face cream is £34.99 and the eye one is the same. Though having just checked the website there seems to be a new promotion so it’s definitely work just looking for an offer if you’re interested in trying these out.

I’ve tried these out for over a month and whilst they’re nice, for me, they didn’t really do much and for the ££ I want more of a result. I would say my fine lines (across my forehead and slight crow’s feet) are just as noticeable and my pores / dark spots the same.

Out of the two, I definitely prefer the eye cream since I find a lot of these can make my undereye quite dry and the Olay one really helped with moisture. The face cream didn’t tend to play nicely with any serum I used and would usually pill if I touched my face before it had fully absorbed (and sometimes even hours later).

They do get major points for leaving out fragrance and dye, this can be a pain in the arse to avoid in skin products and something I try to avoid (when I remember).

Overall, I’ll be decluttering these and moving on to something else, as a good retinol product is something I’ve been interested in for some time.

Function of Beauty – 3 Month Review.

A whole three months since I started this blog, a blog I started partly because of these products. Function of Beauty is one of those brands that you can’t avoid if you consume beauty social media – it’s literally everywhere and they do a great job of marketing. Sometimes products live up to the hype, sometimes they don’t and I like knowing which is which.

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First off, the good – it’s hella pretty and does brighten up taking a shower (if that’s your thing). Also, the cherry blossom scent that I chose, is lovely. I didn’t even balk at the price – just shy of £40 for the two bottles pictured as at my current rate that will have lasted me for easily 6 months.

However, it just isn’t any better than any other shampoo and conditioner that I’ve used – despite all of it’s grand and customisable claims and that’s where it ceases to be good value for money.

I decided to go with strengthen, anti-aging, volumize, and oil control when it asked me to select my areas of concern. I remain mystified as to how one anti-ages something dead but maybe that’s just me.

For the more achievable goals of strengthening, volumizing, and controlling my oily scalp, it’s maybe a 0.5 out of three. My greasiness continues unchecked, there was absolutely no change to volume (though in fairness, I’ve only ever found that styling products work for me in that arena), and *maybe* there’s less breakage but that could also be down to my change in hair tie of choice.

I guess it comes down to the “well, if it works for you, yay?” but it didn’t work for me. Has anyone else tried these hair products? What did you think?