The fast-acting retinol serum that will refresh your skin overnight

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this night-time serum

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / June 11 2020

The product

Refreshed skin is just a mere few applications away with this drugstore powerhouse serum.

Formulated with a bio-available retinoid complex and vitamin B3, Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum works to visibly improve fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of pores and dark spots, and smooth, brighten, firm, and hydrate skin for 24 hours.

Plus, with a no-nasties and a fragrance-free formula, it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this retinol serum to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum to a panel of women aged between 25 and 49, who are experiencing the first signs of ageing or identify as having dull, tired, dehydrated skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum.

The fact-acting formula: Reviewers were very surprised by just how quickly they were able to see results using the serum, with some members saying they noticed improvements to brightness, fine lines and hydration within two weeks.

The lightweight feel: Members liked that the serum was super lightweight and didn’t leave their skin feeling sticky, oily or greasy after application, and it layered well with other products.

The pipette applicator: A number of our members noted that they really enjoyed using the pipette applicator to dispense the serum in a hygienic and easy way prior to application.

The verdict

“While I’ve only managed to use it for a week or two, I have started to notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and pores. It leaves my face looking and feeling refreshed and radiant and has given me the confidence to go makeup free more than I normally would. It is super easy to use and fragrance free which I’m loving. Will definitely buy again.”
Heather Louise M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have combination sensitive skin and so far really love this night serum. I have been using it nightly and love the fact that it is extremely light and non-greasy on the skin but yet it leaves the skin looking and feeling really hydrated. The dropper makes it so easy to apply the exact amount. After only a few nights of using this I noticed my skin dramatically looking smoother and softer.”
Jovy C
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The texture is milky and light, which is very different from other Retinols I've ever used. I expected my skin to feel sticky but it didn't. My skin did not react and instead felt really hydrated. I looked up the ingredients list and realised there are two forms of Retinol on the list which probably explains why I've seen results so quickly (2 weeks).”
Tessa L
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this anti-ageing serum? Read more Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum reviews.

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

*This average star rating is based on 44 reviews and is correct as of 9/6/2020

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

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).