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Tuesday, 7 June 2011
NEW! Olay 2 in 1 Firm and Lift Day Cream + Serum
This is a great concept for busy women who find it hard to squeeze in a full and thorough skincare regime, not to mention cutting the costs of buying a separate cream and serum. As Dr Sian Morris, Olay Principal Scientist, says, "When we created Olay anti-wrinkle 2in1 day cream + serum, our aim was to provide busy women with an anti-wrinkle cream combined with a luxurious firming serum so that they could get both the anti-ageing and firming actives in one product, in one quick application."
I've been using the cream + serum for a week and sadly it has left my skin a little dry and tight. Perhaps the latter is a testament to the product's skin-firming powers, but for me it felt like the tight-feeling you get after rinsing your face with soap. On the plus side, the silky formula - FYI, the texture is somewhere between a serum and a lightweight moisturiser - soaks in almost instantly, unlike serums that I've used in the past that seem to linger on the skin for hours. The smell also is worth noting - it has a distinct shampoo-scent, a bit Fructis-like. I am surprised that while the cream boasts skin-protecting antioxidants, it doesn't contain an SPF. My skin felt soft to the touch and did appear more luminous - that will be the light-reflecting Mica particles - but I think it's spurred me on to invest in a separate serum. Sx