There are certain beauty products that reach cults status – NARS Orgasm Blush, Benefit Hoola, Too Faced Better Than Sex – and that’s because they’re pretty great on all levels. They do the job they say they do, and that’s why everyone loves them. The same goes for this drugstore moisturizer that’s been around for years; the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer, $23, aka ‘The Red Jar’ – it’s such a classic that you might’ve forgotten about it, but we’re constantly reminded of it every time we talk to derms.
The scientifically-backed formula might not have a high price tag, but that most definitely doesn’t mean this anti-aging moisturizer isn’t amazing! The formula is filled with some of the most important anti-aging ingredients, like vitamin B3 and wrinkle-smoothing amino-peptides, plus hydrating hyaluronic acid, that’s designed to penetrate the skin 10 layers deep.
Vitamin B3 helps to smooth the skin by speeding up surface skin cell turnover and regeneration, thereby more quickly removing dead skin cells that dull the complexion. The addition of niacinamide protects the skin against damaging free radicals that destroy collagen, while also helping to tackle redness. Finally, the addition of peptides is what really helps to rebuild the skin and encourage anti-aging, by deeply hydrating, and restoring the skin.
The formula is rich and creamy and makes the perfect last step in your skincare routine – if you have oily skin we recommend only using it as a nighttime moisturizer, but if you have dry to normal skin, we wear it morning and night. The lightly scented formula (it’s like a sweet floral scent) blends into skin easily, and quickly sinks into the skin without leaving a tacky or greasy feeling. So, if you’re looking for a super effective anti-aging cream that won’t break the bank, consider this your go-to.
Have you guys tried this iconic formula? We definitely saw a difference in the overall appearance of our skin, and general smoothing effect of our fine lines before we’d even finished using the jar. Remember, don’t forget to wear SPF every day, because if you’re not doing that, you might as well not bother with anything else. Find out why SPF is SO important here.