Olay Retinol24 Max Review: The Best Over The Counter Retinol

This post was created in partnership with Olay.

The Best Over The Counter Retinol

I’ve teamed up with Olay to share my Olay Retinol24 Max Review with you today! I’ve been using the formula every single day for 5 weeks. As always with Olay, this collection is science-backed with impressive skin care technology while remaining accessible. A combination not easily found in the skin care world and why I love Olay so much!

Olay Retinol24 Max Review

I do want to share that for this partnership I tested all three of Olay’s Retniol24 Max products, but never all at once since they’re not meant to layer. I was just dying to try them all, since they all have Olay’s famous Retinoid Complex which includes not only retinol, but also retinyl propionate-an antioxidant that encourages the growth of new skin cells. “Max” is the perfect name for these products, because each is maximizing so many great anti-aging skin care properties in just one product. I love multidimensional skin care!

The Best Over The Counter Retinol

Today I’m going to focus on the Olay Retinol24 Max Night Hydrating Moisturizer. I’ll start with the number one reason that sets this retinol cream apart from other retinol products I’ve used: it feels so gentle and moisturizing that I haven’t been worried once if it’s going to be too harsh or dry out my skin. I have very sensitive skin and while I’ve been using retinol in my skincare now for a few years, I’m always cautious to use products that are nourishing and protecting my skin in other ways while offering the anti-aging benefits of retinol.

Olay Retinol24 Max Review

The Olay Retinol24 Max Night Hydrating Moisturizer is formulated with Olay’s maximum potency and stays hydrating and working on your skin for 24 hours-I LOVE this, because it means when you apply this retinol moisturizer to your face and neck at night before bed, it’s going to work helping fade lines and even skin tone while you sleep and then throughout the next day too.

For the 5 weeks of me using this retinol face cream I can tell you 2 things it has done for my skin so far. The first is the hydration it offers that feels especially impressive for a product that is doing much more than just hydrating. I thought the moisturizer would just act as an aid to the retinol in soothing my skin, as in they’d balance out each other, but this cream really does make my skin feel hydrated too. The second is that for an otc (over the counter) retinol product I’m also impressed by how much it brightens my skin-which is always my favorite thing a skincare product can do. While my skin looked refreshed in the morning after each use, it was really after about two weeks I was seeing a noticeably brighter complexion 🙌🏼

Olay Retinol24 Max Review

Ever since I started using retinol, it’s been a game changer in caring for my skin. If you’re ready to incorporate it in your regimen or if you’ve been looking for retinol skin care that won’t break the bank, I can’t recommend the entire Olay Retinol24 Max collection enough, especially the Night Hydrating Moisturizer. In the above photo I applied the moisturizer first, then a sunscreen and then did my makeup for the day. I didn’t feel like I added any extra product on my skin. No stickiness at all, I just felt hydrated!

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