Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Olay Professional Pro-X Anti-Ageing Starter Protocol Kit

Olay is about to release an Anti-Ageing Starter Protocol Kit, which if you've been watching tv or reading magazines you'd already know. The kit contains an SPF 15 day cream, a night cream and an eye cream. I was lucky enough to receive the kit as part of my second Primped VIP package. 

Here's what Olay has to say about each product.
Age Protection Lotion with SPF 15 is professionally designed to help boost skin's antioxidant power at the skin's surface and hydrates to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps shield skin from harmful UVA/UVB exposure. 

Wrinkle Smoothing Cream is professionally designed to help smooth uneven texture and strengthen skin's surface with moisture, combating the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Eye Restoration complex is professionally designed to help restore the eye area by improving the look of dark circles and reducing the look of puffiness and crow's feet.
To allow a proper test I haven't used any other skin care products (other than cleanser) since I got this kit.

In order to see if the eye cream had any effects on my dark circles I took a photo the day I first started using the eye cream and another photo after I'd been using it for six weeks. Be warned, the photos you are about to see are not pretty, they are me without any make-up on.

Looking at the photo's you can judge for yourself how effective the eye cream was. I think it had a slight effect on my dark circles but not a dramatic effect. I also think there was slight improvement in the fine lines around my eyes. I'd be interested to see how my skin looks after using this eye cream for three months.

Overall I really like this kit. I found all of the products lovely to use.  I can't say that I noticed a dramatic difference in the condition of my skin however I did notice that my skin felt soft, smooth, hydrated and irritation free. I'm not sure if the products will be available to purchase individually but I'm hoping they will be so that items can be replaced as they ran out. 

The day cream is light and hydrating. It keeps my dry/combination skin hydrated all day without any oiliness. Using this my skin felt soft and smooth. It absorbs quickly and is fine to use under make-up. I've been using this for six weeks and still haven't finished it.

The eye cream is also light and hydrating. It isn't greasy and absorbs quickly. I could apply this and then put make-up on within a few minutes. I'm often sensitive to eye creams but didn't have any irritation problems at all. The eye cream lasted me six weeks with twice daily use.

The night cream is lovely. It's richer than the day cream and takes a little longer to sink in. When I use this I wake up with skin that feels soft and smoothed. I've been using this for six weeks and still have about a third of the tub left.

Olay Professional Anti-Ageing Starter Protocol Kit sells for $99.99 (AUD).

Would I buy it? Yes. It's a great kit that contains everything you need to keep your skin in good condition. 

Age Protection Lotion Ingredients: water, homosalate, glycerin, niacinamide, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate, octocrylene phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid, nylon-12, dimethicone, isopropyl isostearate, triethanolamine, palmitoyl dipeptide-7, palmitoyl pnetapeptide-4, carnosine, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohezadecane, pentylene glycol, titanium dioxide, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 80, peg-100 stearate, methylparaben, carbomer, ethylparaben, propylparaben, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, disodium edta, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, peg-4 dilaurate, peg-4 laurate, peg-4 decyl glucoside, lactic acid, ammonium polyacrylate, benzyl alcohol, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, dimethiconol, behenyl alcohol, stearic acid, bht.

Wrinkle Smoothing Cream Ingredients: water, glycerin, dimethicone, niacinamide, isohexadecane, isopropyl isostearate, dimethiconol, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, palmitoyl dipeptide-7, carnosine, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, elastin, c13-14 isoparaffin, stearyl alcohol, polyacrylamide, peg-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, cetyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, polymethylsilesquioxane, sucrose polycottonseedate, laureth-7, stearic acid, peg-4 dilaurate, peg-4 laurate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, peg-4, decyl glucoside, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, lactic acid, citric acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, disodium edta, ammonium polyacrylate, mica.

Eye Restoration Complex Ingredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, niacinamide, dimethicone, polymethylsilsequioxane, isohexadecane, polyethylene, caffeine, isopropyl isostearate, behenyl alcohol, dimethicone crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, palmitoyl dipeptide-7, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, carnosine, dimethiconol, stearyl alcohol, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, peg-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, cetyl alcohol, sucrose polycottonseedate, titanium dioxide, polysorbate 80, propylparaben, stearic acid, peg-4 dilaurate, peg-4 laurate, decyl glucoside, lactic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, peg-4, citric acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, ammonium polyacrylate, disodium edta. 


  1. Love love your new layout. So fresh!
    Great review, apparently this stuff is fling off the shelves since it was launched already in Asia


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