Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum Challenge: The Results

Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

We recently asked you, our lovely readers, if you had any skin concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, dryness and rough skin texture. Hundreds of you came forward stating that yes, you did! We asked 20 readers (aged 35 +) to try Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum for five days (morning and night) and see if they saw an improvement in their skin.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum is a super concentrated serum with a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula that hydrates to give you significantly firmer-looking skin after only five days. Containing the highest levels of Regenerist’s exclusive amino-peptide, this innovative product adds the hydrating properties of a facial moisturizer to a new formula with amazing benefits.

Our Editor, Lesley Ellen Mirza, also test-drove the serum in hopes of younger-looking skin. “Ok, who wants to visibly improve the appearance of their skin, in five days? Hello, I do! It’s a no-brainer. But if I’m honest, when I said that I’d try the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum, I was kinda scared. Why? I have really sensitive skin which tends to react badly to most products (oh the horror stories I could tell of testing skincare!) and didn’t want to wake up one morning with a cherry-red face.

Each day I followed the product directions, applied the silky-textured serum to my face, and in five days … instead of looking frightful (as I had feared), my skin was quite delightful: touchable soft, smooth and definitely firmer. I would definitely recommend this product.”

So, you’ve read what our Editor thought about this serum, but what about our testers? Keep reading to see their honest feedback.


Our testers were asked to rate the following product traits, using the scale shown below. The score is the weighted average, calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings, by the number of total responses.

1 = Disliked a lot, 2 = Disliked a little, 3 = Neutral, 4 = Liked a little, 5 = Liked a lot

Scent 4.1
Texture 4.7
Consistency 4.7
Packaging 4.1


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“At first I had to read all the instructions but by the end of the week I didn’t have to look at it anymore. I found that by the time I got to my neck I didn’t have enough cream left on my fingers. I had to dab it around all the regions first and then follow the directions.” Marlene, Calgary, AB

“The serum was applied so easily and I really liked the way I could control the spreading all around the areas.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“Yes. I found the application instructions took a bit longer than I like to spend (I have two small kids, so bathroom time is a luxury!) but I did get better at doing it quickly. I did find myself needing to use more than 3 pumps to get through my skin.” Lynn, Toronto, ON

“Very easy. Like the pump.” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“A lot of steps for application. The serum itself felt nice on my skin.” Dana, Regina, SK

“Yes it was very easy to use and apply. I like that the pump gave you even amount of product.” Florence, Paradise, NL

“Yes. I had to study the application instructions for a bit, since I am accustomed to just quickly swiping on whichever cream I happen to be using. Once I got the hang of the application procedure, though, it became second nature and was quite a simple process.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“The serum was very easy to use and apply. I definitely like the push down feature of the dispenser rather than having it in a jar or tube.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“The serum felt very nice. It made my skin feel warm and tingly.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“I liked the consistency of the serum. I found it very smooth, and non-greasy which is a big plus for me.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“Soft and silky.” Gillian, Sechelt, BC

“I really liked the texture of this serum. It felt smooth and silky and absorbed well.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“It felt good, spread easy.” Florence, Paradise, NL

“When I first applied the serum I thought it was a little oily feeling but after a minute my skin just absorbed it and was matte feeling.” Suzanne, Ponteix, SK

“Smooth, easy to apply. Although it didn’t feel like a little went a long way, so wonder how long a container would last.” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“It seemed as if my skin had a light tightness to it. It is very impressive.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“Very smooth, immediately absorbed into skin. No sticky residue on skin.” Nancy, Oakville, ON

“It felt silky.” Jean, Toronto, ON


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“My skin felt very good – plumped and pampered. After a couple of days, I felt that it was nearly as soft as my toddler’s skin!” Lynn, Toronto, ON

“My skin felt pulled a little almost making me feeling as if it was going back into a youthful shape. When I applied the serum before bedtime – the skin really felt tighter on the cheekbones and around the jawline.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“Skin felt very smooth, hydrated.” Nancy, Oakville, ON

“My skin felt smoother and more toned.” Rose, Toronto, ON

“My skin felt soft and smooth. The serum absorbed well and my skin seemed well hydrated.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“My skin felt very soft, smooth and supple after applying the serum in the morning and at bedtime.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“Very soft, loved the feeling, noticed it far more than my organic system actually.” Gillian, Sechelt, BC

“It felt refreshed. Nice Clean feeling. I noticed a bit of tightness.” Florence, Paradise, NL

“Skin felt very smooth, hydrated.” Nancy, Oakville, ON


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“A feeling never experienced before as if it is blocking my skin from sagging with that little pull throughout the day.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“Light, but I did notice a slight “film”.” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“Didn’t notice too much of a difference thru the day.” Janet, Vernon, BC

“The serum felt light on my skin throughout the day – not at all heavy.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“I didn’t really notice the serum on my face throughout the day. Once I had applied it in the morning and then put on my makeup I didn’t really give it further thought. My skin looked good and felt good: it did not feel sticky or tacky nor did it feel dry or flakey.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“Smooth, nice colour, firm (most days no additional makeup, only light dusting of mineral powder or none.)” Nancy, Oakville, ON

“Good, moisturized, radiant.” Marlene, Calgary, AB

“My skin felt very smooth and soft all day long.” Stephanie, Ottawa, ON


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“My skin felt good. Sometimes in the past my skin has felt dry in the mornings, but using these two products made my skin feel soft and hydrated when I woke up in the morning.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“My skin felt great when I woke up in the morning – soft and velvety smooth.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“Very nice – fresh and kind of dewy.” Lynn, Toronto, ON

“I had an astoninshingly light glow that was not there before; I still experienced that little pull especially around the jawline.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“Didn’t notice much of a difference in the morning waking up.” Janet, Vernon, BC

“The overnight application made my skin feel great in the morning.” Rose, Toronto, ON

“Honesty like any other morning. I didn’t really notice any difference.” Florence, Paradise, NL


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“I noticed a temporary reduction in fine lines an hour or so after application, but lines returned by end of day.” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“After 5 days, the results are becoming more visible. The skin feels like it going back into place, a smoother and glowing appearance. It was noticed by a few women and were wondering if it was something new I was eating or/and vitamins I was using.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“I definitely noticed the difference in the texture of my skin (smoother) and the slightly diminished appearance of wrinkles around my eyes and mouth. I don’t wear a lot of facial make up but I did notice the one day I wore it, it appeared more even than normal.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“I notice my rosacea fading a lot and my skin does seem extra soft.” Gillian, Sechelt, BC

“I noticed that my skin seemed brighter and fresher. I felt that the serum did improve the texture of my skin.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“Skin appears to be a little smoother. I noticed the line on my eyes do not appear as deep.” Florence, Paradise, NL

“My skin looks brighter. I think with time it can only look even better! Also I think it has helped with fine lines and smoothness.” Dana, Regina, SK

“Actually, my boyfriend did ask if I was using a different makeup, he said my face was glowing.” Sara, Exeter, ON

“I felt that fine lines had decreased somewhat, and that the overall texture of my skin had been smoothed out. On the very last day, I felt that I had a bit of a glow. No one commented specifically on my skin, but people did say I looked well-rested. I’m not, so it must have been my skin!“ Lynn, Toronto, ON

“I thought that my skin was glowing, and it felt hydrated and soft. I love the comment from my husband. He told me that my skin looked like it was glowing.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“Fine lines are less visible, my skin feels softer and firmer.” Fran, Cambridge, ON


Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“Love Olay products and will continue to use them, and this is another wonderful product to add to my skin regiment.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“I will continue to use the sample provided until it is finished and then will make a decision on whether or not to purchase some. The price will be a factor in the decision, however, given the positive results in my skin in only five days I would expect that I will be purchasing Olay Regenerist Serum.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“The amount of product I had to use seemed to mean that I’d go through a bottle quite quickly. Checking the price at the store, I wasn’t sure that it represented good value for money in that I would have to purchase quite frequently.” Lynn, Toronto, ON

“I’m hooked!” Rose, Toronto, ON

“I liked the feeling and improvement that I noticed within a couple of hours of use, but change wasn’t significant or lasting (and I don’t have deep wrinkles — just a few fine lines).” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“I am very impressed by the way this serum feels and how well it absorbs. I prefer it to other serums I have tried.” Julie, Summerland, BC


Very likely 60%
Somewhat likely 30%
Neutral 10%
Somewhat unlikely 0%
Very unlikely 0%

Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“It would depend on the skin type of the friend or colleague. I think that for those with oily skin it might not work well.” Lynn, Toronto, ON

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these Olay products.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“After being complimented for having a youthful glow and hardly any fine lines around my eyes I want to tell them the name of the products used to help me achieve these results only after 5 days of use.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“I will let my girlfriends know about it!!” Janet, Vernon, BC

“I would highly recommend Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum as a matter of fact I already have.” Rose, Toronto, ON

“Again, I will continue to use the product until it is finished but expect I will likely want to purchase some for myself and in turn recommend it to friends, family and colleagues.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON


Great price 35%
Neutral 45%
Too expensive 30%

Here are some of our testers’ comments:

“If it does the trick and not to expensive – that’s all I can ask for.” Janet, Vernon, BC

“Olay products tend to last a long time, so this is a good price for the product.” Penny, Victoria, BC

“I really haven’t priced these type of products to date, but this would appear to be a reasonable price given the benefits I derived from it. I guess depending on how long the sample lasts will determine if the $40 pricetag is worth it to me.” Leslie, Newmarket, ON

“I wish it were cheaper. On the other hand, I think it is a very good product. I was going to check “too expensive”, but I would buy it at this price, so I put “neutral”. I will be on the lookout for coupons and would probably wait for a sale and a good coupon and combine the two.” Julie, Summerland, BC

“Not a bad price point, but would like more product/larger container as I felt that I needed a couple of pumps for my face and one pump for my neck. Don’t imagine it would last very long and so $40 can get pricey if it has to be replaced often.” Andrea, Toronto, ON

“About the same as other products.” Huguette, Beaverbrook, NB

“Perhaps it does seem to be expensive to me but I would probably be more keen to stock up when on promotion.” Lisa, Longueuil, QC

“I think that the results justify it but, once again, because of the texture, I felt that I had to use a lot of it to get the coverage required. I would like it to be a bit thinner.” Lynn, Toronto, ON

What do you think about the results these testers shared? Have you tried this product? Do you agree with them? We want to know. Feel free to leave a comment.

* Please note that though we wanted to publish every single comment that our testers shared – it was not possible due to the length our article would have been. Every effort has been made to ensure a balanced number of positive and negative comments were included – where possible.

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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