- The Anti-Aging Starter Protocol is your introduction to the three-part daily program. It contains starter sizes of Age Repair Lotion With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (for sun protection, moisturization and anti-aging appearance benefits), Eye Restoration Complex (a specialized treatment that improves the look of dark circles, puffiness and crow’s feet) and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (smoothes uneven textures with moisture, combating the look of fine lines and wrinkles). Kit includes: Age Repair Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (1.0 Fl Oz), Wrinkle Smoothing Cream (1 Oz), Eye Restoration Complex (0.3 Fl Oz).
- For the following skin types: Normal, Dry, Extra Dry, Combination/Oily, Oily, Sensitive
- Helps with these face concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness/Elasticity, Uneven Skin Texture, Rough Patches, Dry Flaky Skin, Puffiness around or under the eyes, Dark Circles under eyes, Sun Damage
Five Stars for Those in Need of Skin Repair. Two Stars for Those Already Invested in Their Skin.
Summary: After using this product for three weeks, I have elected to stay with the regimen constructed by my dermatologist: Renova (for exfoliating dead skin and building collagen) and CeraVe (for moisturizing). While some may find this cost prohibitive, I will elect to invest a little more in my skin-care to achieve optimal results. A study recently conducted by Allure magazine agrees.The details: With Renova running about $200.00 per tube and Olay claiming comparable results, I decided to take a break from my usual regime and try Pro-X. The results simply paled in comparison. My skin simply lacked the luster and smoothness that Renova delivers. Moreover, while Renova is odorless, there is a slight medicinal note to the Pro-X products. (I’m curious if that scent is added to give the consumer a feeling that he/she is using a product that is comparable to prescription “medications” or if it’s merely a result of the ingredients).Who I think this could see results from this system: I have always been devoted to proper skincare. When I entered my 20s, I began yearly trips to the dermatologist to ensure that I would never have “play catch-up” with time. Ten years later: Renova was/is worth every single dollar. (And when used properly, peeling is very rare). However, if you have been neglecting your skin for years (by sun-bathing, not wearing a SPF daily, smoking, drinking etc…) and want to change your habits as well as the quality of your skin, I believe you will see results with Pro-X. No, it will not be the same as visiting your local dermatologist, but it will be a close second. So, PLEASE, skip the expensive department-store creams (like Chanel, Clinique, Estée Lauder, etc…), they are nearly as expensive as Renova (if not MORE expensive) and do not have shared results. (Kinerase is the exception here … dermatologists do recommend this product for diminishing fine lines and improving texture).If you do not have medical insurance and do not care to pay for a visit to the dermatologist (it can be pricey, I agree), try Pro-X and expect results.The caveat: Allure magazine recently conducted an independent study of Pro-X (which alleges to give similar results to Renova). (See this month’s issue). The results: after 24 weeks of using Pro-X, subjects saw a 25% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles … but the results were not as dramatic as those who use Renova. (However, subjects did not experience the potential dryness and peeling that can result from over-applying or overusing Renova).So it’s pretty much about your expectations and your priorities (and the state of your finances). Pro-X will deliver results to those who have seriously neglected their skin. Pro-X will not deliver results to those who have been vigilant (i.e. obsessed with optimal skin health). If you are tempted, then I say, try this product … and (whatever the results) return here and post your experience!
My skin condition is towards the dry and sensitive side.This is a product that requires some time to see a more clear result. But, after my first few uses, I can say that I enjoy it very much, no less than the expensive products from Lancome, Lamer, or Estee Lauder.As soon as you apply any of the three products on your skin, you can feel immediate hydration that lasts for hours. However, it does not make you feel greasy or oily. Instead, it feels silky and soft. One thing I’d like to specially mention about the SPF day lotion is that it doesn’t make my skin feel remarkably stingy like the other SPF products that I’ve used. It is a little bit, but very subtle. Again, my skin is on the sensitive side. It does not affect other people the same way. Most people might not even feel it.I will continue to use it and update everyone on my observation. For a week of use now, I do enjoy the products very much. My 4-star rating comes from not knowing its full effect at this point.***January 15, 2009***I will continue to say that I enjoy the products and all of the above stay true.After I apply the cream, it does what Olay has claimed, which is to moisturize my skin and help stay smooth and hydrated for hours to come. It does not feel greasy or uncomfortable at all. It is a lot like Lancome’s many products. The only difference is that Lancome’s smell is very strong and floral, which is partly what makes it cost so much.The only suggestion I will make is that it would be quite nice if it were easier to be spread out on the face with a bit of fragrant smell that would not hurt.Good skin does come from many factors, food intake, weather, hormones, genetics, chemical procedure, etc. Products as this do not reduce wrinkles or take away any permanent damanges/changes. That being said, good products do help skin stay hydrated, feel smooth and good, as well as be protected from direct sunlight.In conclusion, I believe these products are as good as advertised.
nothing really special
so far as I can tell, This stuff does no better a job than other creams that are cheaper and more easisly available in the supermarket.
My wife loves this product, and i really feel her skin improved, she got this new glow and firmer skin. And i think her age spots also gone. I would recommend this product to every woman.
I Won’t Be Completing the Thirty-Day Test
Olay Professional comes in such an appealing package that I couldn’t wait to try it, but I won’t be completing the thirty days required to see better skin. Here’s what happened:Day 1: Completed the protocol described (eye restoration complex morning and night, Age repair lotion for morning, wrinkle smoothing cream for evening).Day 2: Woke with extremely irritated eyes. No, I did not get any of the creams in my eyes, but my eyes were irritated, itchy, and puffy.Completed the day’s protocol.Day 3: Extremely irritated eyes again. Stopped using the product to see if that could be the cause.Day 4: Irritation lessened. Did not use the products.Day 5: Little irritation remaining. Did not use the products.Day 6: Back to normal.It was clear to me that Olay Professional caused my skin irritation, so I went to their web address ([…]) to check out their ingredients. They have complete lists of ingredients for every product in the Professional line on that site.Not being a chemist, I could not tell much about the ingredients in these creams except that they all contain niaminicide (vitamin B3). It may be the culprit, being too strong for my skin, but with so many ingredients in each product, I cannot be sure what the problem might be.I am not aware of having sensitive skin, but the coincidence of starting to use these products and experiencing significant skin irritation is too strong for me to continue using them. A disappointment, because I really expected a lot from Olay ProfessionalMy suggestion: Try it gingerly. It seems to work for many women. Olay documents a 17% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after a month’s use. But I’ll never know.
Great results over first 2 weeks, it’s a good product but I am happy with my current Olay Regenerist Serum.
With a name like Pro-X I am imagining that Olay has targeted this as a more serious and professional level product to compete with the luxury brands such as Dior, Elizabeth Arden. Certainly, the packaging is very upscale and the red color has a wow factor.I have had a great experience with Olay Regenerist Age Defying series of products. Especially [[ASIN:B0000CC64W Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Concentrated Amino-Peptide Complex, Fragrance Free – 1.7 fl oz]. I have been a fairly regular user of this serum for 2 years and love the results. I don’t need it for wrinkle repair yet but it keeps my skin soft and smooth and really silky. People always comment on the glow when I use this product more regularly. I usually wear it at night and sometimes mix a small quantity with makeup for day time use.This Pro-X set seems to be essentially the same product as the Regenerist range. Perhaps it is a bit more concentrated and will give better results over time but it is hard to say after trying for just 2 weeks. I would prefer the serum if they made it without the SPF 30 factor, so it could be more colorless as that feels really silky (rather than milky) and works better with makeup. The night creme and the eye repair cream are both great products and are also irritation free.Overall, for 3 products I think it is a good value when you see the results. Over time I am sure this regimen will yield great results and diminish fine lines and would work especially well for 45+ women. A much better solution than Botox!
I used this
I used this along with another Olay product. I didn’t see amazing results as promised. They have all these special charts and photos… NADA! My skin was still the same. I Tried the Tehani Salon skin care and anti-aging products. I found those to be better Amazon Products.
ProX, No; Regenerist, Yes
I ordered the ProX line purely based upon the TV commercials. I figured the Starter Protocol would be a “safe” way to try the ProX line without having to “invest” too much money in it. And if they work, I’ll order the regular sizes and use this Starter Protocol for travel.I tried them right away upon receiving them today. The Eye Restoration Complex was light but “burned” my eyes a bit as if there’s menthol. The Wrinkle Smoothing Cream went on very thin and I didn’t feel my face receiving “nourishment”. The cream also burned my face a bit with the same menthol-burning effect.A few hours later, I tried the Age Repair Lotion SPF 30. It felt oily and appeared white – much like a sunscreen that I had to rub it in. My face and forehead looked oily and they turned pinkish red as if I’ve been under the sun.After 10 hours, my face and forehead were still pinkish red so I decided to wash them off and went back to my Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum and Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum which work better for me.My skin is toward the dry and sensitive type.
No Difference Detected In 28-year-old
My wife used the Olay Professional Pro-X anti-aging starter protocol. After the prescribed started period I noticed no difference in her skin. She is not old (28-years old) and only shows very slight wrinkles at her eyes. These were unaffected by the starter period. She described using the starter kit as basically “a very nice, bad-smelling moisturizer.” The moisturizing effect felt like it had more durability than with the cheap creams. Nevertheless, it is likely not a worthwhile investment for somebody not yet showing many aging signs.
Now I know it sounds odd for a guy to review an Olay anti-aging product and so I’d like to stop you right here. I took this crème for my wife and positioned myself as the observer.Quickly I started noticing a transformation. Within days her skin become more rejuvenated, her smile brighter and my heart more joyous. When I kissed her cheeks, I noticed an extra softness to them. I also noticed her face get clearer, its texture smoother. There was no longer oils and in fact I observed an air of new self-confidence. I have to say she is quite pleased with the product and is ready to order another package.I highly recommend it for your spouse.
Can You Really Tell…
Olay makes some nice products. Often the scent added to them will make me break out. These most certainly did not. SO if you are looking for an anti-aging regimen and other products have irritated your skin, these might be a good choice for you.I never know exactly how to review a product like this. How can one tell if it has staved off the effects of aging? I can say that it was an easy regimen to follow and I do think my skin is softer and the dark circles under my eyes have lightened a bit.Do I look like a movie star? Nope (always think of that chunky woman with wild, thinning hair in Educating Rita who sat in Rita’s chair and pointed to a picture of Princess Di and said, “I want to look like that.”) But I suppose, I might look more supple than I would otherwise.
Works well . . .
Well, I’m getting to that age where “anti-aging” takes on a whole new level of importance. So I was glad to receive this item.The good news is, it really works! My skin feels better, looks better, and as the result of another review I took the test of photographing myself and yeah, my improved skin even seems to be apparent in photos. ;)That said, I’m kind of a lazy person when it comes to adhering to a regime, and I have doubts whether I’ll go through the motions for much longer, but that says more about me than the product. Just be aware that there are three “elements” to this product and success seems to be dependent on the user handling them all correctly. I’m happy that none of the three elements are greasy or have unpleasant or strong scents. (There is some unidentifiable but perfectly pleasant smell, however.) The price – around $60 at the time of this writing – feels pretty fair. I’ve used more expensive products which did not offer noticeably better results.
There was not even one product in this set that I found to be helpful for me. Guess everyone is different though so it might work for others?
I ordered this for my mother, whose skin has aged tremendously in the past few years as a result of sun exposure, lack of nutrition, and poor self maintenance in general. The quality/price ratio of this product leaves something to be desired. The eye restoration complex was by far the best in the three-pack, and within two weeks, there was significant improvement in the lines around her eyes, along with a reduction in puffy darkness, even on the little sleep she gets. My only complaint about the eye restoration complex was how small the tube is, even if a little does go a long way, the price of the package as a whole is a bit of a deterrent.Wrinkle smoothing cream did not seem to work very well on a consistent basis, and actually caused a break out as other users have reported. Some days the wrinkles seemed to be reduced while other days they actually seemed worse. No real appearance of overall improvement.Age Repair Lotion? As far as my mom reported it was really just sunscreen that helped soften her skin, but otherwise didn’t seem to do a whole lot; or at least nothing evident.I think that the price of this package is not enough to get me to buy this for my mom again, based on the fact that she really only liked the eye cream.
Useful but expensive
In my experience, the Olay system indeed does keep skin well hydrated, and minimise the appearance of lines. However, the price is quite high – and I frankly achieved similar results with plain, cheap African shea butter.
With these kinds of products, it’s always a wise decision to approach with some caution. A lot of them use sometimes harsh chemicals to perform their work leaving the user red and sore.The Olay Anti-Aging Starter Protocol, I’m very happy to say, works exactly as advertised with no problems. For starters, this is not a fragrance-heavy product like some I’ve tried in the past when putting up with a strong perfume is an overwhelming experience.Application is a delight because it’s not heavy or greasy but a light and pleasing texture.How about the results? After almost a month of use, I find my skin smoother and definitely firmer although I can’t report on the wrinkle-smooth effects because (thankfully) I don’t have any wrinkles. If it works as advertised and as it has so far, I will definitely continue its use.Five, well-deserved stars.
Did meet my expectations
I used it for about 3 weeks and it didn’t do anything with my face and under my eyes. Maybe it was bc it was only 3 weeks but I would think you would see something by then.
Hmmm, what can you say about “Age Repair Lotion”? I mean it feels creamy & I’d love to think it’s doing it’s job, but don’t you kinda have to question anything that takes natural wrinkles from aging outta your face? Or for that matter should I really be critcal if I don’t see results over night? Sounds good on paper & all with the SPF 30 blended within, but… ? Same goes with the “Wrinkle Smoothing Cream”. This is supposed to over time smooth wrinkling (not completely take them away, just smooth them), but so far in my experiance it’s just made my face oily. Best outta the box is the “Eye Restoration Complex”. If I were to purchase any of the products again singly it would be this one for sure. The “ERC” is supposed to take away puffiness & dark spots around the eye area (again, not completely), & I can definately see a differance since I 1st started using it. A little side warning out there for everyone, this definately doesn’t feel good when you get it in your eyes, so be careful of that. In the end, would I buy the whole package again? No, probably not, not because I hate it or anything, just don’t know that I wanna invest in something without any immediate results. I would however definately buy the eye cream again. In closing I guess it’s really about what you need & what you’re after, one things for sure though, the eye stuff works.
Cannot discern a noticeable difference
I’ve been using this morning and night since receiving it. While I like that my skin stays hydrated and the red packaging is eye-catching, I cannot really see a difference in my dark circles, skin texture or wrinkles. The only thing that I don’t like is that it doesn’t seem to dry on my face for quite awhile so before using my mineral makeup I have to dust it dry first. I’ve been using Olay’s mature skin therapy lotion for over a year and it works nicely. I’m not looking for miracles. I have dry skin and look for a product to keep me hydrated, stave off future wrinkles a bit and not offend me with a lot of fragrance. The cost of this kit would keep me from buying it. I’ll use this up and then go back to my other Olay product. At least I’m a loyal Olay user. If I start to see a difference, I’ll amend this review.
Wrinkles be gone
I’m not normally one to use lotions like these — it seems decadent, somehow — but I am impressed with the results. The skin on my face looks less dry, which makes the small wrinkles I have look less noticeable.The three lotions included in this kit are not at all greasy. They are light and unscented, and blend easily into your skin. I enjoy using these products, and feel comfortable recommending them.
Rich and silky
I think this regiment is meant to be used over a long period of time for stable results but all ready I am enjoying a nice glow and even tone from this new super kit from Olay. I can tell right away if I like a cream, it really takes one or two applications to see that it’s good and lush. Both the lotion and cream from this kit is very emollient and silky, it feels soothing and nourishing and I enjoy applying it in the morning and night. The eye cream is also good but I always need something thicker if I wear makeup, for some reason the skin under my eyes is really dry and if I don’t apply my Burt’s Bees Royal Jelly Cream right before it, I have dry and tight skin, especially if I’m at work, starting at the computer screen all day long.My skin is mixed but tends to be little dry and this is nice and rich, but might be little too much for those with oily skin, so keep in mind when purchasing this. Overall I just started using it but so far I love the products, can’t wait to see my face next month ;P
Anti-aging just seems like an oxymoron
I don’t know how much any of us can really “stop” aging, but I’m willing to give it a shot. The Olay professional line of products claims that it’s scientifically proven to stop the signs of aging. So, do I look any younger? No. But my skin is soft, and it doesn’t smell chemically, which is always a nice plus. But at nearly $50, this collection doesn’t do nearly what I’d expect. If you’re in the market for a reasonably priced anti-aging line with much the same benefits, I’d stick with Neutrogena. Their product reliability is comparable, and you won’t have to shell out the big bucks.
I bought the kit and then I went out and bought the color corrector and the deep wrinkle cream. I’ve been using them for almost a month and I’ve not seen any results or changes. I didn’t see any reduction of pigments spots or wrinkles. Maybe it would make more of a difference if I had untreated skin.
If you have combination or oily skin this product may not be for you.
**Update January 15, 2009. I have been using this for about 3 weeks now, so I wanted to update again. I have noticed my skin continues to get softer and there is less redness, the lines around my eyes are hard to see now, so the eye cream continues to make a difference. The day cream is simple to heavy for my combination skin. So, my recommendation is if you have oily or combination skin to buy the night cream and eye cream seperatly.**The makers of this kit must assume that every woman who wants “anti-aging’ has extremely dry skin. I have combination skin. I use Retnin-A,and have for about 20 years, so my skin isn’t overly oily, as the retin-adoes dry it out, but not enough for this product. I gave it a 4 star because I really like the eye cream and the night cream, which I put on about 30 min. after the retin-a, but after 3 days I had to toss the day cream. The day cream is thick. It feels like the same consistency as the night cream to me, and the only active ingredient listed on the day cream is the sunscreen. The day cream just left a heavy “oil slick” type feel on my face , so I went back to my old sunscreen for the day time. If you have dry skin this product may work for you. If you have combination skin I would buy the eye cream as a seperate product instead of the kit. The night cream is very thick and heavy. After 3 weeks, I my skin does feel softer, but I haven’t seen any other changes.
ONE HAPPY OLAY GAL!
My wife wasn’t too impressed when I was first invited to join Amazon Vine, but she did such a quick turnaround that she almost spun when I gave her this Olay Professional Anti-Aging Starter Protocol. Of course, I qualified the gift by saying that obviously she didn’t need any anti-aging product but just thought she could save it for later (Was that quick thinking or not?)Well, she did smile and nod her head. She also dashed off to the bathroom to begin using them! So far she’s one happy Olay gal. She especially likes the Eye Restoration Complex as she says it keeps the skin around her eyes well hydrated. She’s also favorably impressed with the Lotion because it contains SPF 30.She says you can’t start too soon to protect your skin, and she’s talked several of her friends into trying it, too.
It seems like its working
This product seems like it’s working. But it is really too soon to tell anything. I noticed a slight difference already though. I will update this as I continue to use this product.
Cheaper than a plastic surgeon
I have been using the Olay Anti-Aging protocol for just about a month. I admit I do see a difference in my skin. I am 53 years old and have been finding my skin getting drier and drier as I age. The protocol system is complete and is beginning to restore the moisture and suppleness of my skin. I particularly like the impact the Eye Restoration Complex has had on the dark circles and crows feet which had been surrounding my eyes. I have noticed that minor wrinkles are beginning to diminish. The only reason I didn’t rate this product 5 stars is because I think it is very pricey for what you get. I also have used the Biomedic line of products in the past and have found them to be even more effective. For a product sold by Oil of Olay to cost over $60 seems unreasonable, as I see O of O to be more of a drug store/ supermarket product and shouldn’t warrant the price. If Amazon is offering rebates or specials on this product, then definitely buy, buy, buy.
Although I started noticing some minor benefits, I had to stop using it because it made my skin break out too much. After one application, I did have noticeably smoother skin. It was a nice smoothness, not greasy or oily, like with some products, and the smoothness stayed even after washing. I would have liked to continue using the products, but the breakouts were too annoying, not to mention unattractive.
Very nice skin care system.
I tend to use natural skin products but of the commercial brands I do like and use Oil of Olay on occasion.This is a very nice kit and includes three products, Age Repair Lotion, Eye Restoration Complex and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, which they say are clinically proven to ‘re-signal skin to perform like it did when it was younger’.There is a schedule for product use included with the kit, which is to use the Eye Restoration cream both in the morning and at night and to use the Age Repair Lotion in the morning and eh Wrinkle Smoothing Cream at night.I’ve been using them for three weeks now and I do notice a definite improvement in my skin. It seems softer, smoother and my eyes do look better from the eye cream!The creams are all unscented. My other favorite face lotion is wonderfully scented but I’ve used some where the scent is terrible so no scent would be my second choice. :-)A very nice kit, great for aging skin.
You Know You’re Getting Old….
You know you’re getting old when you start using products like this. Actually, I wish I had started years ago. Having oily skin well into my 20’s made me winkle-free for most of my life…but now a new winkle appears here and there…as is normal…but you may be surprised that they start to bother you a bit,even if you’re not the vain type.First, I love the pretty red packaging of this kit. Red is a beauty color to me, like red lipstick. Second, I love the fact the scents of the items are so mild I can actually use them. Any scent of beauty products that isn’t citrus usually gives me severe headaches. The daytime cream with sunscreen actually smells a bit like a suntan product to me. And the winkle cream smells like a mild version of Solicane cream…a product I can’t find any longer. And, oh, how I would love to have a bottle of that right now…not for my face, but for my dry hands. Nothing worked better. I actually tried the Olay winkle cream on my hands the first time I used it, including applying it to a crack in my finger. It burned!On my face, however, it does not burn; and it does a very good job of keeping my face moisturized, even in the cold winter, with electric heat everywhere. (I use to just use baby oil in the shower.) The daytime cream works very nicely, too. The eye cream, I can’t really tell if it’s doing anything. But I’m applying them all religiously, and will return after a month to edit this review, since one’s face is suppose to show the difference by then. But really, no cream can get rid of winkles, can it?Over A Month Later:This kit obviously has made my skin look much smoother and softer. I think my skin color is better, too. It’s a great kit to have in the winter, with electric heat everywhere drying out your skin. When it’s all gone, though, I’m afraid I will not be able to afford the full size products. I’ll probably just use a cheaper Olay cream…the one they keep saying is better than a $700 cream in tests. But it looks like it will be a while before I use up these sample products…like maybe months!