My skin care regimen has always been so simple. I like washing my face with soap and water, it’s as simple as that. I often neglect and become too lazy to do the cleanse, tone, and moisturize method. Being surrounded by kikay mom, sister and aunts, they would often nag me about taking the extra steps. They would tell me, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and so began my quest for moisturizers. I have tried another popular brand, sadly enough it worsened my pimples. Then I saw my mom’s bottle of Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30. I was really hesitant to try Olay products as it gives an impression of being used for aging and mature skin.
Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30 helps restore a firmer, more youthful appearance by helping to protect against UV rays and rebuild skin’s surface. Help block direct DNA-damaging rays to help protect skin and maintain collagen’s structural integrity. Hydrate to help restore skin’s firmness and help rebuild skin’s surface. Broadspectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB sunscreen.
Homosalate 8% w/w, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 3% w/w, Octocrylene 2.25% w/w, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid 2% w/w.
I was intrigued with the quite mouthful of active ingredients and so, I tried to research on what these were. I found out that homosalate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, and Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid is a sunscreen ingredient and a UVB protector.
Like most Olay products, it comes in a very classy red and black bottle with pump. It has 50 mL worth of product. So, after washing my face in the morning, I apply a pea-sized worth of cream and massage it all over the face and neck. It spreads easily and leaves a slightly greasy/sticky feeling and a bit of a shine after application, but it goes away as it settles. May be the greasiness and the sheen is from the SPF part, as most SPF leaves a white cast sometimes. I have oily/acne prone skin, so I only apply a pea-sized amount. Since it is very moisturizing, I started using it off every other day just to see how my skin would react. Thankfully, I did not experience any negative reactions and did not cause breakouts. I have been using this for the past three months in the morning and I have noticed somehow that my skin felt healthier and smoother. I like the fact that this is a moisturizer with high SPF so even if I go out of the house, my skin would be protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Since it has SPF, I was expecting a chemical smell to it, but I was surprised that it has a nice, mild somewhat powdery scent. The pump dispenses just the right amount and it doesn’t squirt or even spill.
What I love about Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30:
- Nice classy packaging.
- High SPF, good enough when going out.
- Made my skin soft and smoother.
- Pump dispenses just the right amount of cream and more hygienic.
- Nice faint powdery scent.
- Did not cause any violent reaction to my oily/acne prone skin.
What I do not like about Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30:
- I find this expensive (sorry, I can’t remember the exact price, around 1000 pesos or less).
- Sticky/greasy feeling after application.
- Since I have used this during our cold “ber” months, I am not sure how my skin would react to it during summer.
Overall, I would say that this is a good product during the cold weather we are having as it protects and improves the skin. I am still unsure if this would work during our warmer weather since it is an intense moisturizer. To date, I still use this every other day especially more when I would go out of the house. I would repurchase Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30 if my skin would not react violently to it during the coming warmer months.
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