Saturday, April 13, 2013

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream And Lash Serum Duo Review!

Back again with another review! Switching gears a bit this time, rather than talking about cosmetics or a subscription box, I'm going to be talking about a skincare product that was kindly sent to me to test and review for free by VocalPoint. If you'd like to learn more about VocalPoint and how you can get involved, stay tuned!

One thing that I have still not found a "cure" for in the cosmetics world, is my short, stubby, and unfortunately sparse lashes. To add insult to injury, my lashes are naturally blonde, making them almost non-existent without mascara, and sometimes even false lashes. I have tried every serum and lash lengthener on the market and no product has stood up to it's claims. Here's where the Olay Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream/Lash Serum Duo comes in!

First off, the lash serum comes in a duo form with an eye cream, seen here:

The idea is to cleanse your face as usual, and Apply the Micro-Sculpting eye cream on your lids and around your eye area, and then apply the lash serum to lashes. This is to be done AM and PM and can be done before applying mascara if desired. The eye cream is supposed to lighten the appearance of fine lines around the eyes as well as tighten up the skin around that area for a more awake and firm appearance. The serum is of course, supposed to thicken and lengthen your lashes. The claims state that you will be able to see results within 5 days. So I put it to the test.

Today is now day 7, so let's talk about the pros and the cons of each side of the duo!

Eye Cream- I am 28 years old, so while I don't have many noticeable fine lines or wrinkles around my eyes, I do have loose skin around my eyes as my lids are "hooded" and I do have the beginnings of crows feet, so I decided I would try out the eye cream. Even though many people my age and younger believe they don't need anti-aging products, I feel like it's never too early for prevention-products! After applying the cream, I did notice that my eyes were a bit irritated. They did not turn red and no rash was present, but they did feel a little itchy with an every so slight burning sensation, but nothing so extreme that I felt the need to remove it. So far I have not really seen a difference in the elasticity or firmness of the skin in my eye area, although I feel that it's possible I will have to use the entirety of the product to really see a change. We'll see!

Lash Serum- Let me get right to it: THIS STUFF WORKS! I would swear that after the very first night I applied it, I awoke to longer, fuller lashes. I don't know if that was just my wishful thinking working overtime, but I will tell you that after 7 days of using this serum, my lashes are longer and fuller than ever! Unfortunately, my sad little cell phone camera doesn't do justice to how amazing my lashes look right now (as they are blonde and don't show up well in pictures) but I WISH Olay sold this lash serum on it's own. I would buy it over and over again. My ONLY complaint about this serum is that the brush itself is made up of VERY hard, rough plastic bristles and it get hurt your eyelid skin and feel quite scratchy if you get too close to the base of your lashes, so be careful applying!

Overall: I would give this product an 8/10 due to the fact that the serum works miracles on my lashes, but the cream still has yet to wow me, and there are a few small packaging errors (IE: the very rough lash brush) but overall I would absolutely recommend this product to friends, especially if they were looking for a lash serum that TRULY does what it says.

If you're looking at the store, keep a look out for the box that looks like this:

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