Review – Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence


Recently I was invited to review a latest serum from Olay – the Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence - over the course of 7 days. It is specially designed to resurface skin while we sleep.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, launched on 1st October 2012 in Singapore, is the latest addition to its award-winning Regenerist line. An innovative night repair serum, inspired by the field of Chronopharmacology which works together with their nocturnal body clock to tackle fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.

The new Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, the first daily leave-on night time serum containing glycolic acid, is designed to work with our skin’s natural nightly changes to hydrate, smoothen, and renew skin in just 7 days. Giving the term beauty sleep, a whole new meaning. Imagine waking up to fresher, smoother and tighter skin each day.

For this review, I am required to track my skin transformation journey through a 3 beauty diary during Day 1, Day 4 and Day 7.


Product Profile & Olay’s Research

New Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence works while you sleep to accelerate skin’s natural exfoliation while antioxidants and moisturizers continuously provide protection and soothing hydration for tighter, smoother skin upon waking.

“Researches have found that our skin experiences nightly decreases in exfoliation, barrier integrity, moisturization and pH. As such, in the night, the skin’s exfoliation and renewal process is reduced by half, and skin loses moisture at a higher rate, increasing the need for replenishment. This discovery has inspired us to develop a revolutionary night repair serum, the new Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, which is specially designed to resurface skin while you sleep,” said David Khoo, Olay Senor Scientist.



One of its new key ingredient glycolic acid, also known as AHA, is a potent exfoliator that permeates the damaged upper layers of skin to loosen the bonds between the dead cells, increasing natural exfoliation and surface renewal. Glycolic acid is claimed to have dual benefits : act as an exfoliating agent to increase natural exfoliation and ability to draw in moisturizers that enable the skin to renew while keeping it moisturized.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence is formulated at a target pH of 3.83 for optimum performance and significant moisturization without irritation.

It is also formulated with three different humectants (glycerin, propylene glycol and butylene glycol), Regenerist’s signature anti-aging pentapetide (pal-KTTKS), antioxidants (green tea and grape seed extract), skin soothers and conditioners (panthenol also known as Vitamin B5 and allantoin).



No matter how tired I am at night, I will refrain from skipping my night skincare regimen. I strongly believe that while I’m asleep, my skin is going through a resting and rejuvenating mode. The skin repair is at work and it is the best time to feed my skin with the potent nutrients.

My basic skincare regimen must comprise of : In the day, I PROTECT my skin with broad spectrum sunscreen. At night, I REJUVENATE, REPAIR and HYDRATE my skin with effective serums and cream.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence has a lightweight non-greasy clear fluid texture that is easily absorbed into the skin. It doesn’t leave any greasy feeling upon full absorption.

What I like most about this night serum is its dual function, it acts as a resurfacing and hydrating serum. I do not have to worry about using a complicated multi-step night skincare regimen.

Thanks to its perfect balance of the formula’s pH and the right concentration of glycolic acid, this night serum delivers desired efficacy in skin resurfacing and hydration without irritation. This night serum is super gentle and is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin like mine.

Seriously, prior to the review, I’m pretty skeptical about the efficacy of this night serum as I have to confess I’m a little biased on drugstore brand anti-aging serums. To my surprise, I was quite impressed with the results upon using it for only 7 nights.

Day 1 : Upon using it for one night, my skin appears slightly smoother on the next morning.

Day 4 : Upon using it for four nights, my skin appears more hydrated and the superficial fine lines on the cheek areas (caused by dehydration) is less obvious on the next morning.

Day 7 : Upon using it for seven nights, I can see a slight improvement on skin elasticity and texture. Skin superficially appears firmer, smoother and more even-toned too. Skin feels more hydrated and the fine lines seem less visible too.

How to use : Each night after a thorough cleansing of the face, apply a thin layer of the Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence on the face and neck. Allow up to 5 minutes for complete absorption before applying your night cream.

The new Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence, priced at only S$49.90, it’s definitely great for those who are starting out with an anti-aging regimen. With this affordable and effective resurfacing serum, you don’t have to burn a hole on your wallet to have a firmer and smoother skin each day.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Essence is available in October 2012 at most leading departmental stores and pharmacies where Olay products are sold.



Will I buy it? Probably yes!


Olay Guaranteed To Deliver Results

To further prove Olay Regenerist performance against the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Olay will be giving consumers a chance to challenge the efficacy of the products themselves with a MONEYBACK GUARANTEE campaign in October 2012. Olay will be offering a refund to consumers if they are not satisfied with the product experience.

What a great time to try out the product now! :D


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