22 April 2021

The drugstore retinol to try now!

Olay Night Moisturizer | Olay Night Serum | Olay B3 + Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The drugstore retinol to try now!

I pretty much live by the Allure Best Of Beauty awards, and often refer to this trusted resource when looking into new products. This is how I found Olay B3 + Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Serum (LOVE), which led me to try a couple of other products in their new and improved skincare line called Retinol 24 MAX. Now I know why everyone is talking about it! 

We all know retinol is the KEY INGREDIENT for us right now, and even though it’s the gold standard, many of us hesitate to try it. We hear “it’s irritating,” “it’s expensive,” “you have to use the exact amount or it will dry out your skin” … so we have concerns. But, I’m happy to report that these new products are actually pretty incredible — they’re not irritating (at all), not expensive, and Olay has formulated them perfectly. You just put them on at night, and look amazing in the morning 🙂

In today’s post, I’ll review the three Olay products I’ve been using as part of my daily skincare routine, and explain why I think you’ll love them. Let me know if you have any favorites — I always have room in my beauty drawer for more!


Olay Products

Olay Night Moisturizer | Olay Night Serum | Olay B3 + Hyaluronic Acid Serum


#1 Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 MAX Night Hydrating Moisturizer

This hardworking nighttime moisturizer has all the benefits of its pricier sisters, but without the hefty price tag. Like the best of them, it does everything it’s supposed to do while you sleep: repair, hydrate, restore, stimulate collagen production, brighten, treat fine lines and wrinkles, all of it. The “24” means it continues to work on your skin for a full 24 hours, so even though it’s applied before bed, it works ALL DAY. No irritation whatsoever. And the improvement in my skin is noticeable: it looks clear, soft and smooth. Who doesn’t want that?!


#2 Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 MAX Night Serum

Olay does not recommend using the above MAX moisturizer and this MAX serum at the same time, so I’ve been alternating nights. When I use the serum, I just layer a rich moisturizer over it. This is the best serum I’ve tried that 1- has retinol in it, and 2- is reasonably priced. My skin has a little glow in the morning, and it looks … transformed. I find myself actually needing less makeup — I’m serious. A budget-friendly serum that gives you everything you need? Yes please!


#3 Olay Deep Hydration Serum B3 + Hyaluronic Acid

This is the best combination of vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid I’ve found. Here’s why this serum is so amazing: the B3 exfoliates and hydrates, the hyaluronic acid plumps, and you get instant results — instant. Yet another excellent Olay serum at a reasonable price point, which is a good thing since my daughter already swiped it 😉 You’ll love this serum for the way it makes you look: a little more full, brighter, even. No wonder it won an Allure Best of Beauty Award!


If you’d like to try any Olay products, you can use these codes (valid until 6/31/21):

$5 off $50     CODE: Susie5

Free Holographic Beauty Bag with $50 purchase     CODE: SusieBag

Thank you Olay for sponsoring this post, and thank you for reading! xo