Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream – you’ve probably seen it all over your Instagram feeds from influencers this year so I just had to do it next in my “Saw It On Social Series” (where I do honest unsponsored reviews the products you see on Instagram & spill the tea on them!)
I think I’ve seen almost every beauty blogger stand next to her skin & chat bout how this face cream is part of her new anti- aging skincare routine. But, does it actually work or does Olay just have a reallllly big influencer marketing budget? Keep reading for my honest review!
Before & After: Olay Micro Sculpting Cream Review After 2 Months
Before I share my before & after photos and final thoughts, let’s chat the basics about this moisturizer cream. It’s part of the Olay Rengerist family product line. There’s also oils, cleansers serums and sunscreen in this line, which is all about anti-aging, reduction of fine lines and keeping the skin looking youthful.
The Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream feels thick on your fingers but doesn’t feel too thick once you apply it to your face, which I love. I find that it does stay sticky on my face after applying and thus it needs at least 10 minutes to fully absorb before I start applying makeup (if I am using it in the daytime.) If you use at night it won’t be an issue.
Where To Buy: Online at olay.com with free shipping, online at Ulta or in-store at places like Target, Walgreens, CVS
Timeline: You’ll need at least 4 weeks of use in your daily skin care routine to see results
How Long Does It Last: Expect to have to refill about every 2 months.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Ingredients
Vitamin B3: Helps with surface skin cell turnover and regeneration.
Hyaluronic Acid: One of my favorite beauty ingredients that helps keep skin retain water & stay moisturized.
Amino Peptides: Helps with keeping skin firm.
Full ingredient list: WATER, GLYCERIN, ISOHEXADECANE, NIACINAMIDE*, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, PANTHENOL**, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4***, CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE^, DIMETHICONOL, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM PEG-7 OLIVE OIL CARBOXYLATE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, C12-13 PARETH-3, LAURETH-7, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, POLYACRYLAMIDE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PEG-100 STEARATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA, BENZYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE
Is Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Fragrance-Free?
Yes, but only if you buy the specific fragrance-free one, which is what I have been using. Take a look at the last line of that ingredient list on your jar prior to buying to triple check you are getting the once without fragrance, as that can be drying to skin.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream For What Age Group?
Don’t let the words “anti-aging” deter from you trying this Olay Regenerist cream out. Even though I’m in my 20’s I’ve always been a huge believer in starting anti-aging skincare routines early to help support my skin. This means retinol creams, witch hazel, vitamin C serums, peels, acne creams, and other anti-aging moisturizers. This cream is for all age groups!
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Before And After Photos
Drumroll please… here are my before and after photos of using the Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream for almost 2 months! I started the process with stressed-out summer skin from all the wildfires here in California and ended it in the early fall with happier skin.
Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream Review After 2 Months VERDICT (Skip or Buy?)
My verdict is: buy it! This is a solid, accessible, affordable cream that I stand by. But there are some cons to note. First, let’s chat the stuff I love about this cream. First off, the accessibility to it is great. You can by it online or easily find it in stores, unlike some beauty brands are you can only buy in one place.
I also think the price point is pretty fair. At first glance $33 seems like a lot for single cream but I found it lasted the 2 months it promised too, so that’s about $16 a month for a moisturizer which isn’t too shabby. (That being said, you can find similar creams from other brands like Versed for under $20 that are similar sizes if you are on a tighter budget.)
And it works well to hold onto moisturizer. I have chronically dry skin and I find that many creams don’t hold moisture as long as I need it to. This cream does a good job of preventing my skin from drying out too much, though I do find I need to use it twice a day during the drier months (versus just at night.) That’s probably just a me problem!
I also break out a lot around my period or when I go ham on holiday cocktails, so I use Her’s Acne Cream to help regulate breakouts. This Olay cream didn’t seem to make my breakouts worse, which is another pro to highlight. Sometimes thicker creams make my acne scream!
Why I Don’t Love About Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream
As with every of my Saw It On Social Reviews, I also love to keep it honest with you. To jump to the chase: this is not a one-stop miracle cream that will solve all your fine lines, wrinkles and problems by itself. It just isn’t. I don’t think any cream has that magical power. A lot of influencers talked on Instagram about how this is all they use now in their skincare and I call BS.
I didn’t notice it doing anything special to my skin compared to other beauty creams- it kept it soft and hydrated all day as it is supposed to. It works. But lines didn’t magically disappear. I think this is solid daily moisture that’s easy to find and priced fairly and a good value, but you still need to use serums, cleansers, Vitamin C, eye creams, hydrosols, peels, and all that jazz in your skincare routine to combat aging and keep it healthy. If you switch to just the Olay Renegerist cream and use nothing else you will be disappointed.
I’m also not a fan on how this cream isn’t Paraben-free. One of my personal mission this year is to swap products in my home and beauty line to clean products that are better for me and the environment. The Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream has a very lengthy ingredient list and while it does a pretty good job of being free from terrible toxicities, there are other skincare brands that do it a bit better (like Versed, where you can get a $17 nightly cream that’s non-toxic and vegan.)
On that note, it’s also important to mention that Olay tests on animals in some countries and while they are moving towards being cruelty-free by 2023, they aren’t there yet. You can read more about that on their website.
So, that’s my Olay Micro-Sculpting Cream Review After 2 Months of using it! Again to recap, I think this is a great choice for anyone and makes a great staple within a beauty routine. Influencers may be hyping it up a bit, but they are telling the truth when they say it’s a good cream. I will be buying it this again when my jar runs out as I especially like using it during the winter when my skin is drier than normal. And I make my husband use it (he likes that it’s scent-free.)
If you use this, I would love to hear your thoughts below! Do you love or hate it? Drop a comment below. Also, if you have questions, leave a comment or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll be happy to help!