This face cream promises firmer skin in just 2 weeks — so I put it to the test

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This new Olay face cream promises more firm skin in just two weeks — but does it work?
This new Olay face cream promises more firm skin in just two weeks — but does it work?

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I'm not sure why, but I have a thing for matching products, especially when it comes to skincare. What I mean by this is I would rather use something that offers all or most of the products I would need for my skincare routine from the same collection. I'm quite basic, so for me, this would ideally mean a cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream all from the same range — anything more is a bonus.

So, when I learned that Olay's new Collagen Peptide24 collection offered all the products I needed for my skincare (cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream) plus a serum, I knew I had to try them out. After a closer look, the benefits of this new collection really sold me — visibly firms skin in two weeks among numerous other benefits — yes please! That was enough for me to put it to the test to see if it really does what it claims.

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Collection

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Collection [Photo via Olay]
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 Collection [Photo via Olay]

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The details

The Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide24 collection is one of Olay's latest product innovations. Featuring four products, the range contains vitamin B3, Glycerin and Snow Mushroom Extract as well as Olay's highest concentration of peptides. It also does not include any fragrance, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil or synthetic dyes.

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Some noteworthy benefits of this formulation includes reduced fine lines, reduced wrinkles, improved skin texture, retention of skin moisture, surface skin cell exfoliation and regeneration to remove dull skin, increased moisture levels, boosted natural collagen production and visibly firm skin in just two weeks.

First impressions

I started using these products at a time where I was extremely stressed and exhausted, so I did not expect to see much of a difference. But boy, was I wrong.

I was immediately impressed by the cleanser after my first use because of how great it made my skin feel. When I usually use a cleanser, my skin dries out immediately if I don't apply a moisturizer, but I did not even realize I hadn't put on my moisturizer after washing my face because this cleanser was not drying at all.

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When I did get to applying the serum, moisturizer and eye cream I was satisfied again with how it made my skin feel. There was no oiliness, stickiness or greasiness. At the time, I remember thinking this kind of feels like a powder finish situation where I've put a cream and liquid on, but my skin felt so smooth and powder like.

This collection promises visible results within two weeks, but I saw results within two days. My skin started looking smoother, pores had shrunk, lines were disappearing and within a week I could see the firmness.

The verdict

It is safe to say these products will definitely be empty soon as I have every intention to continue using them in their entirety. The collection does indeed live up to its claims of firmer, moisturized, brighter skin.

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While, I had seen this within the first weeks of using the products, my observations were very recently confirmed by my mother-in-law who saw me after a month and did not know I had started a new routine — she could not stop complimenting my skin with an emphasis on the brightness, firmness and smoothness of it.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this (and already have) to anyone who is looking to gain these skincare benefits.

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