Olay is a drugstore skincare brand that offers skincare products that address many skincare concerns including aging-related issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness, uneven skin tone and texture, and dullness.
I am a big fan of Olay products, so in today’s post, I am excited to discuss Olay’s new product launch, the Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 skincare collection. The products in this collection are formulated to transform how the skin looks and feels.
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Olay Anti-Aging Skincare Products
Before I discuss the new Olay Collagen Peptide 24 products, I want to mention one of the most effective over-the-counter anti-aging ingredients: retinol (retinol is a type of retinoid).
When it comes to over-the-counter products, you will usually get the most bang for your buck from anti-aging products that contain retinoids. That being said, some people have sensitive skin and can’t use retinoids. Others can only use retinoids on a limited basis in order to avoid irritation and redness. That’s where Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products come into play.
NOTE: In this blog post, I discuss how much I love Olay’s wildly popular Retinol 24 skincare line. Olay Retinol 24 products address the signs of aging with Olay’s proprietary Retinol 24 Hydrating Complex. The line consists of a serum, eye cream, and moisturizer, and is available in Original and MAX formulas.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products are formulated to improve the signs of aging while hydrating and brightening the skin.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products are the perfect products to alternate with retinoids like Olay Retinol 24 products. Or you can simply use Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products both AM and PM and skip the retinoids entirely.
Related Post: A Guide to Drugstore Retinol
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Collection
There are four products in the Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 skincare collection: cleanser, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer.
The actives that Olay features in this line are Collagen Peptide and niacinamide (Vitamin B3). These are multi-benefit ingredients that hydrate the skin while addressing the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of firmness.
One of the main benefits of this skincare line is that the products help to improve the visible signs of aging over the long term while avoiding the irritation, peeling, redness, and dryness that often comes along with other actives like retinoids.*
All Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products are fragrance-free.
*If you are looking for a more immediate and noticeable improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and clarity, I think products containing retinoids like Olay’s Retinol 24 products are the better choice.
Order of Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Product Application
The Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 skincare collection can be used as a morning or evening skincare routine. The only product that is missing is a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher which should be applied as the last step of your morning skincare routine. This SPF 30 mineral sunscreen from Olay is my current favorite as it is hydrating yet sinks in without leaving an unattractive white cast on my skin.
When I use the Collagen Peptide 24 products, this is the order of application:
Morning Skincare Routine with Olay Collagen Peptide 24 Products + Sunscreen
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Serum
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Moisturizer
Evening Skincare Routine with Olay Collagen Peptide 24 Products
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser (I double cleanse to remove makeup with an oil-based cleansing balm or cleansing oil prior to this cleanser)
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Serum
- Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Moisturizer
Active Ingredients in the Collagen Peptide 24 Collection
Niacinamide is one of my favorite skincare actives. It has multiple benefits to help improve the appearance of the skin. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of pores, dullness, uneven skin tone, and strengthens the skin barrier.
Niacinamide also brightens the skin, regulates oil production, and has anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps protect against moisture loss and dehydration. For more information on this superstar skincare ingredient, be sure to check out my post on the benefits of adding niacinamide to your skincare routine.
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (Collagen Peptide)
Olay’s Collagen Peptide, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, also called Matrixyl, was created by Olay’s parent company, Procter & Gamble, and French cosmetics supplier Sederma. This peptide is made up of a chain of five amino acids.
The amino acid sequence of lysine–threonine–threonine–lysine–serine is combined with the saturated fatty acid palmitic acid to form Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4. This amino acid sequence is structurally similar and a subfragment of type 1 collagen. Type 1 collagen is found throughout the body in our eyes, skin, tendons, bone, and teeth. This type of collagen helps improve skin elasticity, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and hydrates the skin.
Although most research comes from manufacturer-sponsored clinical studies, it has been shown that this peptide can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and improve skin texture. (See this study in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science). Even when used at very low concentrations it has been shown that this peptide has similar effects on the reduction of wrinkles without the harsh side effects that come along with retinol.
Now, onto the first step of our skincare routine with these new Olay products: cleansing with Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser is a fragrance-free face wash that lightly exfoliates your skin while removing dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities without leaving your skin feeling dry or tight.
This cleanser provides the benefits of Olay’s Collagen Peptide formula while leaving your skin smooth and bright.
The cream cleanser preps your skin for the next steps in your skincare routine. It is formulated with Collagen Peptide (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4) and niacinamide (B3), for hydration and to support skin cell turnover and regeneration. It also contains salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells on the skin surface and deeper in the pores.
I am really enjoying this cream cleanser. Due to the cleanser’s exfoliating grains (in the form of hydrated silica), I prefer to use this cleanser in the morning, when I don’t have to remove makeup around my eye area. If I do use it in the evening, I double cleanse with a cleansing balm first to remove my makeup prior to using this cleanser. I massage it in circular motions to gently remove dirt and oil and lightly exfoliate my skin. It leaves my skin soft, supple, and bright.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Serum
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Serum is a silky white fragrance-free serum that provides 24 hours of hydration with zero stickiness or greasiness. It is formulated with Collagen Peptide (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4) and niacinamide (vitamin B3), to hydrate, brighten, and support cell turnover.
This serum also contains Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, otherwise known as snow mushroom. This sugar molecule hydrates by binding moisture to the surface of the skin. It has even better water-holding abilities than hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It leaves a smooth and non-sticky finish on the skin.
This serum feels very luxurious. Like most Olay products, the texture is lovely and it absorbs quickly without the slightest sticky or tacky feeling. It wears very well under other skincare and makeup products. I love the inclusion of a peptide and niacinamide (one of my favorite skincare ingredients) that work to address fine lines, uneven skin tone, dullness, and clarity.
One of the best things about this serum is that I experience no irritation or redness from it. Plus, I can use it twice a day. Any serum that provides anti-aging benefits without irritation is a keeper.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Eye Cream is a fragrance-free eye cream that addresses the signs of aging and brightens the skin around the eye contour for 24 hours of hydration.
Puffiness will be reduced and after only a week. The appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and crow’s feet will also be minimized. It also helps to improve the look of sagginess and elasticity in the skin around your eyes.
Like the other Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products, this eye cream contains Collagen Peptide in the form of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 and niacinamide (vitamin B3), to hydrate, brighten, and support cell turnover. Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, otherwise known as snow mushroom, binds to moisture on the surface of the skin.
This eye cream can be used both morning and night and leaves my eye area very smooth and hydrated. It is extremely lightweight and sinks in easily and quickly without leaving any residue or greasiness. It performs really well under makeup and concealer too. Plus, it’s super gentle and non-irritating to my somewhat sensitive skin.
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Moisturizer
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Face Moisturizer is the final step in the Collagen Peptide 24 regimen. This silky lightweight cream absorbs so quickly into the skin and provides 24 hours of hydration. It is formulated to smooth the texture of the skin within a week, and firm and soften fine lines and wrinkles within two weeks of use.
Like the rest of the products in the collection, this moisturizer is formulated with Olay’s Collagen Peptide, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, and niacinamide (vitamin B3), to hydrate, brighten, and support cell turnover.
This moisturizer is the final step that really helps to hydrate and brighten my skin. It leaves my skin so incredibly soft. It gets rid of dullness and any lackluster appearance of my complexion. When used alongside the serum and eye cream, my skin’s clarity has greatly improved.
I really enjoy using this cream on evenings that I use the Retinol 24 MAX serum. It provides excellent hydration (applied on top of the serum) which is ideal when using products like retinol which may cause redness, dryness, and irritation.
Final Thoughts on Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Serum, Eye Cream and Moisturizer
Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products are the perfect products to hydrate, brighten, and treat the signs of aging without the side effects that come along with other actives like acids and retinoids.
It’s nice to know that you get the anti-aging benefits of niacinamide and peptides with these products. As a bonus, I haven’t had to deal with redness, irritation, or disrupting my skin barrier when using these products. They all have a very elegant and smooth texture and feel on the skin, too.
I still think that retinoids will provide a more immediate payoff in regard to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and clarity. Yet these products are perfect for alternating with retinoids, or for using when your skin is dry and in need of hydration.
These products have been so enjoyable to use and work really well with my skin. (Please keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you, as everybody’s skin is different.)
Have you tried Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 products? I’d love to know your thoughts on this new skincare line from Olay…
Thanks for reading, and until next time…