I have always considered Olay to be one of the better, budget skin care lines. By budget, I don’t mean that the products are cheesy or cheaply made, just that they are not going to cost the same as a designer handbag!
But Olay’s newest range, Olay Professional-Pro-X is a bit more expensive, although it promises results in jsut 28 days. The new, Olay Professional Pro-X is a scientifically advanced line of skin care that works by resignaling your skin to repair the moisture barrier and boost the surface-cell turnover rate. Olay Professional consists of six fragrance-free items, three of which I tried: Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30, Hydra Firming Cream and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, and Eye Restoration Complex. You can get the starter kit of these three in half sizes of 1 oz and 0.3 oz (for the eye cream) for a suggested retail price of $62.00 that deals with the primary solutions for basic, anti-aging skin care. The other products are designed to treat specific skin solutions. They are: Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Discoloration Fighting Concentrate, and Hydra Firming Cream.
So what’s the difference between the regular Olay products and these products (other than nice looking red and white packaging? For starters, they contain stronger and in some cases, newer ingredients and formulas. The cost is higher than the usual drugstore brand by about $40 more, but then again, technology and advertising need to be compensated, somehow. Depending upon which products you choose, they can: eliminate dryness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smooth out uneven skin texture, reduce the look of crows feet, and deal with dark circles and puffiness under your eyes. One particular product, the Age Repair Lotion, has an SPF of 30 and comes in a pump bottle, making it my favorite product.
Doe it work? It is difficult to impossible for me to say with full assurance that these products are better than the existing Olay Regenerist line, or that you really can see results in less than a month. It is definitely possible that, given Olay’s resources and great track record with skincare products, these products will perform as well or better than anything else you are currently using. However, most of these products have a new peptide that’s even more powerful than the one in Olay Regenerist. If your skin is sensitive, however, the stronger product may not be the one that’s best for you. The most important thing to remember about skincare is that you need to find the products that satisfy the needs of your type of skin, use them correctly, and regularly. The best skincare product in the world will disappoint you if you pick the wrong one, or don’t use it properly or consistently. The Olay web site offers a $25.00 rebate coupon and some information about their clinical studies. including this video:
Olay believes that these new ProX products will delight consumers seeking the best in affordable, anti-aging technology in their skincare products. Since these products are really in the moderate end of a department store prices, Olay is offering a a “professional promise” that if a consumer isn’t pleased with Olay Professional, s/he can return items for a full refund.
Visit http://www.olayprofessional.com/ to learn more, get the rebate coupon, and find out where to purchase Olay ProX