As many of you will know, I often make videos for the Beauty Recommended channel, which is owned by P&G*, and in preparation for these videos I get to trial lots of different products. Whitening toothpastes, new razors, brightening face creams, I give them all a good try before I sit down and decide what I want to say about them on film.
The latest product to have been given a thorough testing in the Crilly home laboratory (en suite) is the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Day Cream SPF30 Moisturiser. I’m already quite au fait with the Regenerist range, having worked on a number of different projects with the brand before, but a good day cream always catches my eye – I’m constantly on the lookout for something that gives good sun protection as well as having skincare benefits.
In the new SPF30 Moisturiser, Olay have retained the effective Regenerist anti-ageing formula and added broad spectrum sun protection. Not an easy feat, actually, as I’ve been told many a time by people involved in formulating SPF products – something usually suffers, whether it’s the consistency or finish or the ingredients that are present in the final version. Olay’s SPF30 Moisturiser manages to avoid the usual SPF pitfalls – it’s non-greasy (thanks to the reduction in oily ingredients), it has a nice lightweight feel and it doesn’t leave a white or chalky residue on the skin. And as the SPF protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays, the Regenerist formula helps to hydrate, firm and exfoliate the surface of the skin, making it look fresher and more refined.
Clever stuff. I like that the SPF feels undetectable – it makes it much more likely that I’ll use a cream all year round if it’s pleasant to apply and sits well beneath my makeup. When my sun exposure is just incidental (ie, I’m not sitting out baking myself on the lawn or frying on a beach, which I don’t do anymore anyway!) I want my SPF to be as simple as possible. Moisturising, non-greasy and with an invisible finish – if it helps with the signs of ageing along the way, then that’s a massive bonus!
*this post has been sponsored by P&G and the Beauty Recommended channel.