Smooth those crinkles! Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex Review

Sooner or later you’ll in the mirror and go ARRGHAGHGHGHHHHHHH! Where did that wrinkle come from!?  

So far I have spotted some lines of my forehead (why?! I am rarely surprised) and some fine ones under the eye (boo) but zero crows feet (yay!).  But with such dry skin at the moment it does concern me that my wrinkles will suddenly come in thick and fast (oily skin seems to keep much better). 

I was excited to test out this new Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex cream:Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex

They say:

Olay Regenerist’s wrinkle relaxing complex helps to comprehensively fight the look of fine lines and wrinkles by combining Olay moisture with advanced micro filler powders to help smooth skin’s surface, instantly relaxing the appearance of fine lines while the formula, with biopeptide + B3 complex, hydrates and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time.

I get on pretty well with Olay – I’ve mentioned before my mum and aunties are devotees of high street skincare brands like Olay and Neutrogena so I used to nick their creams when I was younger…

Ok so this product is supposed to help cover pores and wrinkles but also treat them. It’s says on the box that it’s to ‘moisturise’ and you could use it in this way if you have oily skin but if with the booklet it came with, it was noted that this can be used on top of your normal moisturiser (thus this becomes for of a skin finisher). 

I have dry skin and I don’t think this would enough of it’s own as a hydrator although I’d happily match it with a cream.

Silvery packaging:
Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex 1

This comes in packaging like the usual regenerist range – be careful not to pump too much out, it’s a generous little dispenser! 

To me is has a very silicone-y feel much like a foundation primer! It smells nice and has a nice texture that is neither too thick or too thin. It sinks in well.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex 2

In a way it’s supposed to be like a ‘nanoblur’ type product (I can’t vouch for Nanoblur as I have never tried it) – but it’s supposed to make a visible difference to your face when you apply it. 

I would seriously say that it does make your skin fell super duper duper duper smooth as you’d expect something with a ‘silicone-y’ feel to do. It creates a great base for foundation, especially mineral base. With cream, this AND foundation I would fear the base would slide off on oilier skins. 

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex

I would totally use this on days when I want that extra silky feeling though, like really fresh skin. It does a decent job of covering pores – I am not sure about the wrinkles as I am really not *that* wrinkle but it does sort of give the face a slight soft focus look. It reminds me of other silicone based primers in that sense but without that greasy heaviness. 

Sinks into the skin quickly:

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex 3


Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex 4


This is a really interesting product. For some it could be a moisturiser and kill a few birds with one stone. For me because I have super dry skin I couldn’t just use this as a cream, also the silicone feel means I wouldn’t reach for it every day. However for days when I want a super smooth flawless base I would apply this, and it works quite nicely in place of primer too (but has the benefit of being a treatment). 

Boots currently has it for £24.99 (usual price £29.99). 


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  1. says

    Just this morning I looked in the mirror and saw wrinkles around my upper lip. Holy Cow! When did those happen? Think it’s time to try some of this!!!