Double down on brighter looking skin with this moisturiser and eye cream set

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this brightening and skin-perfecting duo

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / January 25 2022

The product

In the battle against dull and tired-looking skin, one requires an arsenal of suitable skin care ingredients to help restore radiance, hydration, clarity and banish texture once and for all.

After going through 100 formulations and 10 rounds of consumer testing, the scientifically advanced Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser and Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Eye Cream is the dynamic duo set to mix up your skin care routine and alleviate all your dull skin woes! Formulated to enhance skin’s radiance with a powerful blend of stable Vitamin C, low-ph niacinamide (vitamin B3), peptides, and AHA (lactic acid). 

You can say hello to brighter, more moisturised skin and your best complexion yet with this targeted skin care set.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this vitamin C and niacinamide-infused eye cream and moisturiser.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser and Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Eye Cream  to a panel of women aged 23 to 44 with dull and tired-looking skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser and Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Eye Cream.

The way they brighten dull skin: Thanks to the inclusion of radiance-inducing stable vitamin C, low-ph niacinamide, and peptides, (plus a powerful hit of lactic acid in the moisturiser formula), both the moisturiser and eye cream helped to noticeably brighten skin and dark circles.

The hydrating formula: Reviewers liked the silky and fast-absorbing gel texture of the formula that helped to hydrate continuously throughout the day without leaving any tacky residue on the skin.

The improvement to overall tone and texture: The moisturiser and eye cream formulas both include low-ph niacinamide, which helps to even skin tone and minimise the appearance of texture over time. Review Crew® members said they saw a noticeable difference in the clarity of their complexion with continued use.

The verdict

“I used the Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser for a few weeks now and can happily report that it actually does what it claims to do. Since adding this product into my daily routine (both AM and PM) I found that my skin is SO much more hydrated (and stays that way for longer), and it appears 'brighter'. I do also have a few melasma/pigment spots around my eye sockets/cheek bones and as far as I can tell it is also helping me brighten the appearance of those as well. It's super easy to apply - you don't need to use too much and as it's a gel-cream like texture it spreads evenly / soaks in fast, without feeling greasy and super heavy on my skin. Overall, this Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser works perfectly with my combination skin and I 100% would recommend it to others !”
Kat T
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser is very light weight and absorbed into the skin easily.It has a gel cream texture and a very light scent which is not noticeable once applied onto the skin. I noticed this cream left a sticky residual on the skin and it actually helps to keep my skin hydrated over a long period. Normally my skin would feel dry by the evening. I used this moisturiser for about a month and noticed a brighter overall complexion and even skin tone. My skin is more hydrated and moisturised. I really enjoy using this cream and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cream that helps with brighter complexion and hydration.”
Jenny H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I was super keen to try the Olay Niacinamide and Vitamin C eye cream as my dark circles have grown a lot in the last few months having a very active baby. Can we first discuss the size of this jar! OMG the Olay eye creams seem huge. I have been using this morning and night for almost 4 weeks and I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! The cream itself is a nice light bouncy formula that applies easily to the eye. I don’t really notice a scent to the eye cream like I noticed to the face cream, if it is there, it is extremely subtle. I found this worked well under makeup too. Over all I find my under eyes are brighter and it seems to give me a little pick me up in the morning. I have been calling it my wake-up-eyes cream when asking hubby to pass it to me while feeding baby.”
Deanna B
REVIEWcrew® Member
“All I can say is wow. This eye cream is amazing. I have tried so many eye creams in the past but never truly seen results. Within days of using this eye cream my under eyes were so much brighter and my wrinkles looked like they were fading. It's probably down to just how hydrated my under eyes are now and I can't recommend this eye cream enough. I didn't realise just how dry my under eyes were until I started using this cream. It's formula is also so strange. It's like rubbing water on the skin and feels sooooo nice and soaks in right away. A little goes a long way so it will last me a long time. I love it.”
Erin S
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this brightening duo? Read more Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser reviews and Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Eye Cream reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Olay to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members. 

*This combined average star rating for Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser and Olay Niacinamide + Vitamin C Eye Cream is based on a combined total of 50 reviews submitted and is correct as of 25/01/2022. 

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).