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This Moisturizer is Unbelievably Weightless

Forget about that sticky or greasy feeling—this one is light as air!
This Moisturizer is Unbelievably Weightless
IMAGE Olay, Anne Pinera
Forget about that sticky or greasy feeling—this one is light as air!

Olay's Regenerist Whip has been chosen by the Preview team as the Best Moisturizer for Night of 2019. This and 24 other products were reviewed by 25 real girls for this year's Preview Girls' Choice Awards to see if they truly deserved their title. Ahead, businesswoman Anne Piñera gives us her thoughts on the product:

Product: Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer

What It Is

Olay Regenerist Whip is a breakthrough facial moisturizer that transforms from cream to liquid on contact for fast absorption and a breathable feel. It promises skin that’s smooth, matte, and shine-free. Formulated with advanced Amino-Peptide Complex II, this anti-aging moisturizer actively hydrates to improve elasticity and firm skin for a lifted look, while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Its innovative Active Rush Technology features a unique three-dimensional structure that transforms from cream to liquid on skin to deliver potent ingredients in an ultra-lightweight form.

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Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturiser, P1999
PHOTO BY Olay

Current Condition

My skin is on the normal to oily side. Age is also bringing about the start of fine lines particularly crow's feet. I'm noticing some blemishes and discoloration, as well.

I have a pretty simple skincare routine—makeup remover, cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. I haven't tried the Olay Regenerist Whip, but I have tried other Olay moisturizers and night creams. I expected this new product to be more easily absorbed, at least compared to other Olay creams.

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How I Used It

I find the packaging attractive with the silver highlights and it seems to get better from there—I opened the jar and immediately loved the scent. It's mild and reminds me of mornings with sea breeze. The texture is amazing, too. It's starts out just like any cream moisturizer but this one transforms into a water-like consistency that when I start dabbing the product on my face, I could immediately sense the product working. It's easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave me feeling greasy at all. 

In the morning, I apply it after my toner. Previously, I had to wait a few minutes before putting on foundation, but now, with Olay Regenerist Whip, I can immediately put on foundation because the product dries up fast. Sometimes though, the product makes my skin supple enough to skip the foundation altogether and just apply powder and I'm ready to go.

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At night, after cleansing, I apply a generous amount and leave it on overnight. When I wake in the morning, my skin still feels and looks supple, fresh, and certainly not oily unlike when I use my other moisturizers.

The author sans makeup
PHOTO BY Anne Pinera

Final Thoughts

I am able cut my skincare routine by a few minutes because of Olay's high absorbency. It leaves the skin very soft and smooth. I also love the product's consistency and texture. It has a great scent, too.

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I plan to keep using this as my moisturizer and I strongly recommend to others looking for a hardworking product. It doesn't only leave my face supple and fresh, it also keeps oiliness at bay. It feels so light as if I'm not wearing any moisturizer—it's practically weightless! Plus, foundations and powders don't cake up. I would say the Olay Regenerist Whip is up there on my top three picks.

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