Sunday, 12 August 2012

Olay Firm & Lift Day Cream & Serum - Review

Here I am again! 

Sorry it's late this week, I've got loads of blog ideas at the moment and no excuse, I was just being lazy!  But typical me, here I am 'last minute' Sunday blogging.

Anyway enough of me! Lets get onto this face cream:
I was just wandering about in Sainsburys, and I noticed this on the 'Sale' shelf.  They had a few different ones, but this caught my eye as it had serum in it.  I figured, what the heck, at half price £6.14 for 50ml, so I popped it in my basket. 

I like the packaging, it makes it look more expensive than it was, but no clear window on the tube, and the bottom doesn't move up, so I won't know when I've run out until it's all gone. 

Heres the link to it on the Sainsbury's site, its still live at the moment but I assume after the promotion is over that this link will probably stop working

It says on the packaging that you have to wait 21 days to get any firming or lifting results, and I've only been using it 2 weeks, so no lifting for me yet. 

The main reason I want to review this is that usually, as you probably know, I usually use Decleor Experience De L'age Rich cream, which I've been buying from Ebay in 15ml tubes for around £15 a time including P&P, and they last hardly any time at all, so it's an expensive face regime, but I just can't bring myself to shell out the fifty odd quid for a full pot.  I still use it though, because I can tell when I go back to other creams that my skin looks less lively and less plump, so I always end up going back.

However, as I said, it's been two weeks now with this cream, and my skin's behaving beautifully!  Actually the break outs that I got when I started using Bare Minerals foundation have also gone, which is an extra bonus I wasn't expecting.

The smell reminds me a bit of Nivea Cream, but it's really light and doesn't last long.

Heres a picture of it out of the tube:
As you can see it's starting to run down my hand, more of a lotion consistency than a cream.  One pump just about does face and neck, but I like to bring a cream a bit further down than that, so do an extra half pump for good luck. 

It sinks in nice and quickly, and leaves a primer like silky feeling on my skin, which would probably be pretty good for applying foundation over, but I continue with my current routine of doing a layer of Decleor Prolagene gel over the top and then finishing off with Bare Minerals foundation in Medium Beige. 

My skin has stayed moisturised all day without going greasy in the afternoon which some creams in the past have made it do.  I would class my skin as combination, as it can go dry on my cheeks and down the sides of my jaw, but my nose and forehead can go greasy really easily with the wrong products.

Overall I'm very happy with this cream, and have bought another to stock up with while they are still half price.  Am not sure what I'll do when they go back to full price, but the very fact that I'm considering it over my beloved Experience De L'age speaks volumes.

If you're passing it in Sainsbury's and you're starting to get low on face cream, I'd say give it a go!

Until next time....



  1. Will have to look out for this when I'm next in Sainsbury's - I quite like the Olay range. I never felt the Prolagene did anything for me when I used it

    1. Yeah, deffo worth the sale price! Am not sure Prolagene's doing that much for me either, but its coming in handy to stop the Bare Minerals drying my face out, I hate to waste anything! x x x


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