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Olay® Regenerist

Olay® Regenerist Review Summary

Olay’s Regenerist line is designed to improve skin’s appearance and soften wrinkles by encouraging skin cell turnover. According to the brand’s website, this line may even reduce the need for more drastic measures, such as a chemical peel. Although Olay manufactures a number of wrinkle creams, only the Regenerist line contains peptides, which have been receiving a lot of attention lately for their collagen-boosting benefits.

As peptide treatments grow more popular, scientists have formulated new ingredients that improve on existing technology. Despite Olay’s reputation as a reliable and affordable manufacturer of skincare products, it may be a bit slow to pick up new developments.

Ingredients At A Glance
The active ingredients in Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream are: amino-peptide complex, which may encourage skin cell renewal and soften lines; Vitamin E to protect against free radical damage; Green Tea as an antioxidant; as well as Vitamin B3 and Pro-Vitamin B5.

Ingredients In Focus
Many studies show that green tea has potent antioxidant properties as well as the potential to prevent cancer. However, there is only limited information about its effect on skin. While it shows a good deal of promise, it may not be the miracle that cosmetics companies would like consumers to believe that it is.

There is no reason to doubt green tea’s anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties, but there is no evidence to support the assertion that it has any effect on existing wrinkles.

Benefits to the Skin
Peptides can have a number of benefits, from preventing wrinkles to actually helping to soften their appearance. Some manufacturers are even touting them as an alternative to Botox, as they may help to reduce the tiny facial twitches that over time can create lines. Although Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating cream claims to contain amino-peptides, it does not contain the patented ingredient Argireline. This combination of amino acids has been shown to relax wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin in as little as 30 days.

Increased hydration is obviously another one of this cream’s major promises. According to the Olay website, its “regenerating” action makes the skin more receptive to moisture. The results of this process could be further intensified with the addition of an ingredient like Hyaluronic Acid, a natural substance that is virtually unmatched in retaining moisture.

• Widely available in pharmacies and grocery stores
• Contains peptides

Final Thoughts
Although this product claims to “regenerate” the skin, it actually contains a fairly standard blend of ingredients. Its combination of vitamins and antioxidants may help to protect the skin from further damage, but whether or not users will actually see a reduction in lines and wrinkles is questionable.

As studies have revealed, peptides have a great deal of potential to restore the plump and glow of youth, but their effectiveness may vary substantially. Consumers looking for the latest advances in peptide technology should look for a product that posts its research prominently on its website and offers free samples.

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