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Olay Regenerist Regenerating Lightweight Moisturization Face Serum, Fragrance-Free 1.7 fl oz

Younger, firmer-looking skin is within reach with the hydrating formula of Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-Free. With a fast-penetrating formula, this silky, ultra-lightweight moisturizing face serum regenerates surface cells while restoring skin’s elasticity with plumping hydration. With advanced Amino-Peptide Complex, this formula is designed to deliver moisturizing ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface. After just 4 weeks, skin’s appearance is visibly firmer. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are also visibly improved. Non-greasy, fast-absorbing, and fragrance-free, it’s the perfect addition to your everyday beauty routine for hydration to achieve firmer, younger-looking skin.

Key features

  • Hydrating face serum regenerates surface cells for younger, firmer-looking skin
  • Starting day 1, skin is visibly smoothed and texture softened, and after 4 weeks, visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Ultra-lightweight formula is designed to deliver moisturizing ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin surface
  • Exfoliates to aid surface cell turnover for younger-looking skin while restoring skin’s elasticity with plumping hydration
  • Fragrance-free, non-greasy, and fast-absorbing

Honest reviews


Great for fine lines and overall skin appearance

After one month of daily use, here is my verdict: This stuff works. It’s not magic, it’s not a miracle, it doesn’t transform every wrinkle and age spot. But it makes your skin look BETTER than before, which is all we can really hope for, isn’t it?I’ve noticed a somewhat dramatic change in the fine lines around my eyes (no, I don’t use a separate eye cream). They are smoother and much less noticeable. The few age spots I’ve developed seem to be lighter. Overall, looking at my face in the mirror now, I sometimes have to do a double-take because my skin looks so much better and brighter. The permanent dark circles under my eyes are even lighter.I have acne prone skin and I was nervous about using a new moisturizer, but quickly found that my skin actually CLEARED UP while using this product. Likely, it was due to my regimented focus on skin care in general, but this did NOT contribute to any breakouts at all.This is one product I can see myself using for a very long time.Update: Four years later, and I’m still using this product regularly. I stopped for a few months at one point and found my skin started to look somewhat dull. Being in my 40s, this is prime aging time, but I don’t feel that my face is betraying me anymore. I have to give Olay a little bit of the credit.

Rosalie Euless, TX

Sensitive skin? Read this!

I am 39 years old and have very sensitive skin, and because of that I had been using fragrance-free products by Clinique. I always thought I looked pretty young until I saw a picture of myself at 29. My skin was so much better looking! After doing some research I decided to give this a try based upon the favorable reviews, low cost and the fact that it’s fragrance free. (Perfumed lotions make me sneeze).After one use, I noticed a few things. My skin did tingle slightly for a couple of hours, but it wasn’t painful; just mildly annoying. But there was no rash or irritation. My cheeks looked a bit red, however it appeared more like a natural tint. The second thing I noticed is that my skin almost immediately looked better! I know that sounds crazy. I also didn’t need to put on any blush because of the tint I mentioned. As the day wore on, the tingling went away. (I also started using Neutrogena Light Night Cream for a moisturizer- it’s fragrance-free, and doesn’t have sunscreen which I don’t need every day.)I applied it the next morning again and noticed the same things. I decided to try it every other day and have to say I REALLY notice a difference! My skin looks almost as good as my pic from ten years ago.I think the minor discomfort I mentioned is due to my sensitivity to most products, but because I am so pleased with the results I’m sticking with it.Update: After using this for a week I no longer have any sensitivity and my skin is incredibly soft and luminous!Update 11/2013: I’m going to be turning 46 and still use and love this item!

Christian Follett, TX

I’ve had better…

This stuff is nothing special. Leaves a tacky film on my skin. Try the Tehani Salon skin care anti-aging products. I found those to be better Amazon Products.

Rocio Grove, OK

This does work ladies

I have tried so many products to just be totally disappointed. But this one does work. The lines under my eys are my problem area and this has helped to make them much less noticeable..Manufactures take note– I am tired of the false claims and when I find something that actually works I will buy it. Most I have tried before do not work and should not be advertised as such.

Octavia San Antonio, NM

My Favorite Pre-Makeup Moisturizer

I’m now 62. I have excellent, wrinkle free skin which I attribute to 3 main things, and if you are much younger and want to reach 62 with good skin, I’d advise you to read these 3 things and consider following them:1) I never was a sun worshipper in my youth. In my teens and 20’s, we didn’t have the knowledge about sun damage that we have now. In fact, when I was a teen people slapped on suntan OIL to increase the sun’s effects! Lucky for me, I just hated baking in the sun so I rarely did it. I’ve only had a few real “tans” in my life. I always hated being so white, but of course now I’m glad about all this in retrospect. So the lack of suntanning was possibly the #1 thing that was good, and that was actually pure luck as it turned out. Now, when I’m in the sun I really slather on the highest SPF possible and I just don’t allow any tanning to take place.2) I was never a smoker, and I was also a very light, occasional drinker. Lifetime smokers (particularly women) really do pay for this indulgence in their later years. Drinkers as well.3) A certain degree of good genes probably helped, but I think it’s mainly lifestyle, ladies. Everyone I know who was either one or more of these…a constant sun worshipper, a regular or heavy drinker, a smoker….these people now look 15 to 20 years older than I look. I am always mistaken for my 35 year old daughter’s sister. My daughter has girlfriends who have been solid drinkers, and they now look older than I do. Drinking takes a toll on your skin. My suntanning/drinking/smoking classmates now greatly regret doing these things because of the cumulative bad effect it had on their looks. I didn’t know my own lifestyle would so positively affect my skin 25 to 30 years later, but I’m oh-so-glad I made the choices I made. It was just luck, I guess, but those of you in today’s world have the knowledge about all this and can affect your own outcome years down the road!The next thing I feel has been hugely beneficial in keeping my skin great is that when I was in my mid to late 40’s, I started using Retin A on a daily or every other day basis, and Retin A is now pretty affordable (generic now, but still prescription, though). A small tube goes a long long way because you use very little and spread it on your skin very lightly, and after the initial redness that goes with adjusting to its use (this ends fairly quickly), it is pretty much the only “miracle” product out there for good skin because it stimulates collagen production, a thing which diminishes with age and leads to wrinkled, less firm skin. Retinol products are good but much weaker, so go for the real thing. Get a prescription for Retin A and consider it a big part of your anti-aging regimen, but know that your results won’t be as good if you continue to get suntans, if you smoke, if you drink a lot. You’ve got to make choices if you want good skin. Don’t do body-damaging things and then expect to find a miracle cream to erase the damage magically…that’s not going to happen with any product at any cost. No matter what they say in the ads, there is no real magic, and the closest thing to magic is good lifestyle choices and Retin A. Don’t damage your skin, clean it properly, moisturize it properly, protect it properly with sunscreen.Now to this Olay serum: I have extremely sensitive skin, so my challenge has always been to find good products that moisturize (more has been needed as I have aged) but don’t irritate. Over the last 15 years I have tried an incredible array of “magical” products, especially the expensive ones in the department stores, brands including Lauder, Lancome, Chanel, Clinique, Mac, Prescriptives, Creme de la Mer, everything out there. The cost was horrendous trying these things, and most of them irritated or did nothing exceptional I could observe, and a great many of them were very irritating and I had to return them. I realized I merely needed moisture on my skin after a point and I needed something that didn’t irritate or look greasy.This Olay serum in its unscented version is THE best I’ve found, in the end. I use it in the morning only, and it is the best base for moisturizing prior to putting on foundation. It isn’t the only product I use, by the way. I put it on LAST because of its silky texture. Before it, I use a moisturizer or sunscreen first. These days I use a mineral makeup (although I can get away with no makeup at all, and in fact, for most of my life I never used foundation). This serum goes on great with this product as a final base and leaves a lovely, silky texture. It never irritates. I usually buy 3.4 oz bottles at Costco for around $29 and it lasts for 6-8 months or more. There may be equally good buys on Amazon, which has the advantage of no tax.I’ve tried most of the other Olay creams and lotions, and I like this one best.

Evangeline Aripeka, FL

Don’t be fooled by silicones; Excellent Primer replacement

I use this product primarily for its affordable combination of niacinamide and peptides in a non-cream, non-lotion consistency. However, I was recently disappointed to learn from Paula Begoun’s website that this product only contains 2-3% niacinamide, not the 4% I had initially thought. Could someone confirm whether this is true? If so, I’ll be switching over to a niacinamide toner or alternative serum.For my oily but water-dry skin, I like this product more than the expensive NIA24 products. But I’m turned off by the silicone primer texture: it would work great as a replacement for a makeup primer but I use niacinamide at night before bed, so the silicones are just not useful as a primer for me. Due to the niacinamide, serum is not very compatible with the stabilized LAA serums that I use in the morning to boost my euro Tinosorb M sunscreens, so I can’t use this product in the morning under makeup anyway.Please don’t be fooled if your skin texture feels silky after applying this product–that’s more likely the silicones doing the work in the short term. It takes a long time of frequent application for niacinamide to work its magic on skin.Caution: for the time being, I wouldn’t recommend using this product with anything with Resveratrol/sirtuins like some of the Avon products and Cellbone Solidifirm and Cellbone Resveratrol. Niacinamide and sirtuins are not very compatible with each other, so I wouldn’t recommend layering these products.

Isabella Haines, OR


This stuff must be made of unicorn poop and diamond chips because when I saw the size of this bottle I nearly sent it back. It is less than two ounces, people. I used it once on old sagging skin and the bottle was 1/10th gone. NO LIE. So please stop buying this and maybe they will lower the price. I have no idea how well it works because at that price it would have to be like a scene from Death Becomes Her for me to ever buy it again.

Krystal Victory Mills, NY

Great stuff

better than the high priced serums…I can feel it working. Rated #1 on consumer reports

Nora Old Town, FL

Broke out from silicones

I purchased this after reading positive reviews on reputable product review site Cosmetic Cop.Pros: Effective ingredients (niacinamide & peptide are the star ingredients of anti-aging), affordable price tag, fragrance free, decent packaging.Cons: Sits on top of my skin, feels very silicone-y and sure enough it broke me out a fair amount.I’m typically ill tolerated by products with higher composition of silicone, other silicone-heavy products that broke me out are Smashbox primer & most Giorgio Armani foundations. This serum congested my skin congested & broke out at areas where I usually don’t. I looked back at the reviewers who gave low rating to this serum & unsurprisingly, a good portion of them said that it broke them out as well.My skin was normal again after switching back to (my favorite) Caudalie Vinosource SOS serum.I’d love an affordable & high performance serum, too bad this isn’t it.

Lillie Kinder, LA

Great at eliminating wrinkles

Thus far I have been using this product for about two weeks, and I have to say that it does what it says it will. I was starting to get laugh lines around my mouth, and one of the laugh lines has all but disappeared and the other one is greatly reduced. I don’t know what’s in this product, but there is something in it that’s magical.My only problem with this product is that it does leave a silky residue that I can feel on my face. I have also used Origins White Tea Skin Guardian, which is a similar serum, and it does not feel this way…of course Origins is double the price, so I suppose you get what you pay for.In all, this product is worth buying.Update: I understand that Olay tests on animals…if that is not a problem for you, then try this product; otherwise, I would move on…check out […] for a list of companies that do not use animal testing in their beauty products. Alba Organics, Mychelle, Dr. Hauschka, Origins, and Kiss My Face are companies that come immediately to mind.

Eileen Belle Mina, AL


Just another rip-off as it does nothing good at all. I used it faithfully for weeks, both with a night cream as well, and take two showers or baths per day to keep everything clean and moisturized. I think people that say it works well, are those that see what they WANT to SEE and nothing more. The tiny, tiny little bit of good that happens if any, is the same that can be accomplished with any moisturizer, and not the expensive stuff that delivers nothing THE ONLY THING THAT DISAPPEARS HERE IS OUR CASH AND NOTHING MORE.

Dianne Water Valley, KY



Celeste Greenville, FL

mom loves it I hate it

Mom loves i so I buy it for her as a primer. I hate it because of the ingredients. Parabens are known to cause wrinkles and even linked to cancer. I don’t get why people (including my mom) are not bothered by the ingredient.

Shelby Happy Jack, AZ

Olay’s Finest

Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum, Concentrated Amino-Peptide Complex, Fragrance Free – 1.7 fl ozis, in my opinion, Olay’s finest product to date.First, it’s fragrance-free. Men can use it too.It contains ingredients that help maintain the integrity of the epidermis in a silicone base. It can be used under sunscreen or alone at night. It can be used under makeup. In fact, because of the silicones used, it’s a bit like a primer.This serum is suitable for all skin types, though if you have dry skin, you may want to apply moisturizer over it. It’s non-irritating and non-sensitizing.It contains antioxidants, peptides, and niacinamide. Olay touts niacinamide as being a sort of miracle ingredient. The advertising for skin care products drives me a bit crazy, because they can only deliver so much. Olay’s claims aside, I am 100% crazy about this product. My skin really does look better – and no one is paying me to say that.I do not buy the Regenerist Eye. I use this for my eye area. Regenerist Eye has a slightly different texture, but otherwise it’s the same product at a higher price.The fragrance-free version of this product is definitely worth trying, regardless of your age or skin type.

Shelia Sutersville, PA

Not bad but not a miracle worker

Having found some Olay products that I thought were excellent I gave this one a whirl. After 6 weeks of use I don’t notice a decrease in lines. My skin is extremely dry, flaky with uneven skin tones and I have noticed improvement in these areas. Is it from this product or one of the others it is impossible to tell. I do like that it is fragrance free.

Maura Peapack, NJ

Nice Product – a Bit Greasy

The Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum is sort of a mixed-use cream. On one hand, it’s not the super-expensive use-by-the-drop eye cream that is typically sold in the tiniest bottle on the planet. On the other hand, it’s not a more casual face cream that you would slather on your entire face, at least not at the prices they ask for it. This falls somewhere in the middle. It’s not meant for near-eye use – Olay has a Regenerist eye lifting serum for that task. Rather, this regenerating serum is meant to be used at other wrinkle spots that don’t require the super-special eye cream. Eye skin tissue is VERY delicate – where the wrinkles on your forehead and mouth are not quite so delicate.I use the fragrance free variety, because I don’t want anything that near to my nose to be putting off aromas all day long. It is indeed fragrance free, which is nice. I use the serum on my forehead, and under my chin. Those are where, for me, I need the most help keeping my skin in its best shape.The price is of course a down side, but again it’s meant for special care; it’s not meant to be a full body lotion. You use this where your skin is in need of some TLC and attention. However, having said that, I find that it’s just a little too greasy for me. Where the eye serum is wonderfully light and goes great with the delicate eye skin, this serum should have been slightly more thick but with the same grease-free feeling. Instead, I find the greasiness to be uncomfortable on my face. It makes me feel like I need to go wash my face to get the “slime” off. I therefore only use this at night, when I fall asleep soon afterwards and let the serum nourish my skin until I wake up again.Well recommended, although I’ll keep testing lotions in this price range to see if I find something else of similar quality but with a less greasy feel to it.

Yvonne Painted Post, NY


Serum goes on smoothly and sinks right in. I always use the Perfecting Cream on top in daytime and the night cream over it in the evening. My skin seems clearer and softer after only about a week.

Irma Pope A F B, NC

Great stuff!

I have been using Olay Regenerist daily regenerating serum for a year and a half now (along with the Regenerist moisturizer and night cream) and I think it has slowed down the aging of my 56-year-old skin. There have been times when I’ve skipped the Regenerist skin care routine for a few weeks, and my skin looks duller and the fine lines on my upper lip look worse. The price is high, but you don’t use much, so the cost per application is reasonable. The Regenerist products last a long time. I’m still on my first 3.4 ounce bottle of the serum. After washing my face, I use toner, then apply the Regenerist serum. By the time I’ve brushed my teeth, the serum has dried, and I apply either Regenerist moisturizer or Regenerist night cream. Another good thing about these products is the scent. The moisturizer and serum are unscented, and the night cream has a really lovely, mild scent.

Elsie Edgewood, TX

No miracles!

I read the detailed report on wrinkle creams done by Consumer Reports. They tested out all the top wrinkle creams out there. The result: None produced significant results, but Olay Regenerist was the best. If you have fine lines and unevenness due to dry skin, then this will help, no doubt, BUT it will not undo your wrinkles. It’s a great moisturizer, but I am concerned about all the synthetic chemical ingredients in this product. After using this product, I’m switching over to something safer, more natural.

Eleanor New Waverly, IN

Good Product

I love Oil of Olay products. I use it nightly and will continue to buy Olay products. Been using Olay products for years

Gretchen West Liberty, IL


I read the reviews and I gotta say, all this magical tingly feeling some people feel… I didn’t feel it. My pores seemed more noticeable and my face was even a little drier, making my fine lines look not so fine. I threw it out and told my mother not to try it.

Clarissa Proctor, MT

Noticed a difference immediately

The first thing I noticed about this moisturizer is how smoothly my foundation went on after using it. (I used to feel as if my moisturizer and face makeup were too much for my 48 year old face.) I’m looking forward to the possible fading of age spots in the future with continued use.The price is better than Wal-Mart’s if you subscribe and it really is a convenience. If you run low before you’re due for a shipment you can adjust the delivery. I also subscribed to the eye cream and night cream.

Alyce Bill, WY


I have been trying lots of these facial products that are sold at CVS/Walmart type stores. So far, Olay and Aveeno are the only brands that consistently work. The effects of this serum are very subtle, but they ARE noticeable. It tends to just soften the look of your skin over all, and while it doesnt affect deep wrinkles, it does help minimize smaller ones. I also have skin that is very prone to break outs, and this has amazingly never caused any! Over all, for me it is definitely worth the money.

Lisa New Woodstock, NY

Love it

It does work on my skin! Skin is soft, looks a little bit younger too 🙂

Noemi Rigby, ID

Have used for years

Don’t know if it regenerates, but it does make the skin on my face and neck feel velvety soft. The Rite Aid knock off works just as well and costs less.

Leanne Fairfield, VA

it really, really works!

To begin let me tell your that I am 29 years old, but I never took care of my skin when I was younger; I was involved in sports and never used sunscreen or any moisturizer and let me tell you that all that was reflected on my face. My skin is difficult (I have mild wrinkles, my skin is losing up and some parts of my face are oily while others are dried). Before I tried this serum nothing worked very well on my face. I tried every product that you can imagine(even derma e that has great reviews) without seeing results. Now I am so excited to see what this serum is doing to my face. This serum sure does ALL what it promises:regenerates skin,makes it glow of youth, not greasy, and mildly restores elasticity. I saw results on my first application. Oh, and the microdermabrasion and peel kit system is exellent too. I highly recommend this product!

Leann Florence, MO

gave me breakouts!

I’ve been an Olay user for almost 10 years now, and swear by this brand. In fact, this is the only brand that hydrates my super fussy sensitive/oily skin without making it breakout or leaving it too dry.I used this serum for a week, once a day around my nose area, eyes, laugh lines and frown lines, and put my regular total effects moisturizer over it. It didn’t feel greasy, but the areas I put the serum definitely looked greasy, I had to dab extra powder. After a few days, I noticed I was getting breakouts in the areas I put the serum. Too bad, the serum feels good going on, and feels good staying on.So I’m using it just around my eyes for now. If you have oily/acne prone skin, you may want to stay away from this.

Sue Myra, WV

Very rich serum

This serum is very rich and moisturizes well. Unfortunately, I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, and I broke out in a minor rash. So, I can’t say if it really works because I can’t use it.

Laverne Chicora, PA

Great Serum

People always ask me what I use on my face. I love it! I put this on day and night. At night I use a thick jojoba moisturizer.

Eloise French Camp, MS

New User

After seeing the reviews of others who have tried Olay Regenerist and raved about it, I decided to try the Serum and the Night cream myself. I have been using it for a week now. Though I don’t see amazing results like some of the reviews I read I will admit that the skin on my face feels different. It’s definetly softer and smoother, but I didn’t notice any lift, or wrinkles around my eyes dissapear. I am 42, and I thought that it was time to try something different, so I gave this stuff a try. I think I will keep using it, and I think it was worth the money for the softer, smoother face. Maybe I’ll give that eye cream a try too..see if that diminishes the crows feet that are starting around my eyes. I’ll let you know. The night cream is nice. It smells great, and goes on smooth. Oh, one thing I did notice is that my makeup (foundation) goes on smoother and I don’t have to use as much.

Carmela Dewar, IA