Olay Age Protect Anti-Aging Cream: Emptied and Reviewed

I’ve already tried a lot of Olay moisturizers: Oil of Olay, Age Protect, Total Effects (Normal, Gentle, and Blemish-prone), Regenerist Superstructure SPF 30, Natural White Night Cream, and Natural White SPF 24.

Age Protect is my favorite out of all of them. It’s straightforward and BS-free.

I found it when I was looking for the now discontinued Olay Total Effects for Blemish-Prone Skin.

When I found out the latter wasn’t available anymore, I looked for any other Olay moisturizer that has salicylic acid in the ingredients list.

I almost didn’t buy it because I haven’t heard about it from anywhere. I haven’t seen any reviews of this by a-list beauty bloggers. I don’t know if there was even a TVC for this product.

I am thankful for the seemingly inadequate advertising. I bet that’s one of the reasons why this is quite cheap at Php 129/ tube (available at Watsons).

I’ve already finished 3 tubes before I replaced it with what was on sale at the time: Olay Natural White Night Cream which I ended up just using as a body lotion.

I use Olay Age Protect at night. For daytime, I prefer something with SPF.

To be honest, I didn’t expect this to work the way it did.

Here’s what that I like about it:

  • For a cream-type moisturizer it feels very light.
  • It moisturizes my skin well (Note: I have oily skin).
  • I don’t wake up looking like someone smeared oil on my face while sleeping.
  • It sets fast and doesn’t give a sitting-on-top-of-the-skin feel.
  • It’s affordable.

How I use it:

I apply around this much (see photo below).

As for the claims, I can’t say much about it lightening dark spots, visibly reducing wrinkles, and improving skin tone, because I’m also using retinoids and sunscreen.

But as far as moisturization goes, this does a good job.

Other notes:

  • Scent: It smells a lot like baby soap.
  • Packaging: Functional tube packaging.
  • Absence of SPF: Since I use it at night, I’m ok with it having no SPF.
  • If you’re oily and you decide to use this in the day time–you might find it too thick, but it’s nowhere near as greasy as other Olay moisturizers.
  • I feel like this can be a dupe for Olay Total Effects for blemish-prone skin.

Olay Total Effects Blemish-Prone Ingredients:

Active ingredient: salicylic acid 2%.
Inactive ingredients: water, ppg-15 stearyl ether, glycerin, stearyl alcohol, cetyl betaine, distearyldimonium chloride, sodium lauryl sulfate, oxidized polyethylene, cetyl alcohol, steareth-21, behenyl alcohol, ppg-30, steareth-2, fragrance, disodium edta

Olay Age Protect Ingredients:

Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Dimethicone, C13-14 Isopaaffin, Steareth-21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice.

Conclusion:

As an evening moisturizer, what I intended it for, this is very good. It is among the list of moisturizers I re-purchase.

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7 Comments

  1. I use both acretin and olay natural white night cream ,since we are supposed to apply both at night,which one do i apply first?Please advise.

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  2. Not 3, I was just lazy :DBut I do usually wait until the container is (almost) empty before I make a review. On most cases, my perspective changes all throughout the product lifecycle: from when I first used it to when I emptied it out.

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  3. yey! You finally made a review on this one! And do you usually have to wait until you finish like three tubes of a certain product before you make a review? I'm still using this until now and I can tell it'll be a while before I change to another night-time moisturizer. I can use it in the morning too, on days when I feel like my skin isn't too oily.

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  4. Thanks Hollie!

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  5. hi rae, regarding your question about the mac studio fix powder, it works like any other powder foundation, the only difference is with texture, coverage and lasting power.since it doesn't have any spf, it photographs well. also make sure to highlight and contour for even better pictures. ^_^

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