Sunday, June 16, 2013

Olay Micro-sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo

Very recently, Vocalpoint, a try and review site sent me a full-size sample of Olay Micro-sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo (try typing that 20 times fast). I had heard about it before receiving it, but never actually bought it. I've used many Olay products and have loved them all, so when given a chance to try out the Lash Serum Duo, I jumped at the opportunity. The claim was that the eye cream would remove fine lines near the eye area (duh), while the lash serum would make my lashes look longer and thicker. Well, sounds reasonable and something I would definitely want to try so I started my regimen as soon as it arrived.

After about a month, what I've noticed is that the eye cream is exactly what I expected from Olay: not a miracle worker, but definitely something to use for minor wrinkles. It's no fountain of youth, but it is a good product. I found that I did notice some improvement in fine lines around the corners of my eyes and the cream is worth it if you just want to improve the appearance of a few minor wrinkles. Fortunately, I don't have more defined wrinkles to test it on, so if you're looking for a product to remove those heavier wrinkles, unfortunately I can't help you there.

Next up, the lash serum. Now this is a product that I don't think is worth the hype at all. First of all, I found the bristles of the applicator brush to be too small. Every time I applied the serum, I felt as though I was poking my eyes and getting the serum into my eyes. One thing you have to know about me is that I hate getting anything into my eyes. I shiver when I see people putting their contacts in and I cringe when I hear about how someone poked their eye with a mascara wand, so even the feeling of getting this in my eye is enough to put me off. My next issue with the lash serum was the fact that even after a month of use, I didn't notice any difference in my lashes. The product said it would instantly thicken lashes and nourish them. However, I noticed neither of these changes. When I put the serum on, my lashes sort of clumped together and I guess that was supposed to make them seem thicker. Anyway, the serum wasn't really my thing. Another thing I heard from friends was that they used the serum and mascara (not part of the product) together, which caused the mascara to clump together and gave them a sort of porcupine lash appearance. I had no experience with this because, well, I don't wear mascara-refer to my getting things in my eye phobia.

So the final verdict: the lash serum, I found to be useless, but the eye cream was definitely something I want to use again. In fact, I would suggest buying just the eye cream-Olay, I believe, sells a variety of eye creams so I'm sure there will be one there that will work. Forgo the lash serum - I found it to give more problems than it was worth.

*Disclosure: I received this product for free to review

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