1 Month Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser & What I’m Doing Now for My Acne…
I’ve been using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser for a month. I started off using it in the morning and night. It worked great! It helped clear out a bunch of stubborn closed comedones that wouldn’t budge. Left my skin feeling soft and smooth after each use. I wasn’t using it as a facial cleanser but an acne treatment. It contains salicylic acid, but it’s not known as an acne treatment or a salicylic acid treatment. I tried using it as a face wash when I first purchased it, but that didn’t work out. It clogged my pores terribly. I noticed pimples on my face very quick. This cleanser leaves an oily, fatty film behind on the skin. It just doesn’t leave the skin feeling clean after rinsing it off. If you have clog-prone skin, it’s a good idea to use another facial cleanser afterwards to make sure all of that grease is taken off of the skin. As an acne treatment, it’s wonderful! It worked to unclog pores. Finally, something that works to unclog these annoying, clogged pores that I’ve had for months! Possibly years!
So I continued using the cream cleanser for the next couple of weeks. My skin looked even better. A lot softer and smoother. It helped with the texture of my skin too. With this cream cleanser, even though the texture of product is heavy and moisturizing on the skin, it’s best to use it with a heavy duty moisturizer. Don’t be fooled just because it’s cream-based. It can dry out the skin. My skin became so dry when I was only using a lightweight moisturizer or no moisturizer with this product. Sorry, I couldn’t find a moisturizer that worked on my skin during that time. But it truly works better when used with a heavier moisturizer or layers of moisturizers (what I do, read more about what moisturizers I like by clicking the link!), since my skin is so finicky, lol. My skin didn’t feel dry at all, and I was able to use it twice a day with no irritation or redness. 👍🏻
I loved the results of this product, but I decided to get back on tret. Read about my break from tret here! 👈🏻 And get ready for an update on my experience with tret soon! It turns out Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser and tret don’t go well together. They’re both exfoliants, and my skin burns when I use Olay too often with tret. So I’m only using the cream cleanser a few times a week at night. Yes, I know this stuff helped my acne, but my skin has settled and is ready to take on tret again. It’s been a whole month off of tret. I think it’s time to reintroduce it back in. From my past experience, retinoids do wonders for my acne and skin texture. Other than that, this is a good product for the price and effectiveness. I’m still shocked ’til this day. I tried so many acne treatments over the years, and I saw noticeable results within 1 week of using this cream cleanser! I just didn’t expect it to work on my acne. I’m very impressed! I’ll keep it around, since it helps to improve my skin.
⭐ If you missed out on my earlier tret posts…
My experience with tret the first week…
After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.
2 Months on Tret. My results. 🙂
Review: Benton PHA Peeling Gel
If you missed out on my review on Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, just go to the link! After I finished my tube of Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, I decided to try out other peeling gels. Even though I liked the Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, I was curious what else was out there. I picked up Benton PHA Peeling Gel. This peeling gel is formulated with naturally-derived cellulose to buff away dead skin cells and excess sebum from the skin. It contains PHAs, which is even more gentler compared to AHAs to leave the skin feeling exfoliated, smooth, and bright without irritation. The star ingredients in this product are cellulose, PHA (Lactobionic Acid), Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Ceramide NP, and Sodium Hyaluronate. These ingredients help to replenish moisture and soothe the skin. It’s suitable for sensitive, dry, acne-prone skin types. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance & color-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil-free, essential oil-free, and silicone-free. So I’ve been using this peeling gel for a few weeks, here are my thoughts on it! 🙂
This peeling gel is a soft white gel (see photo below). It’s very different compared to what I was using before (Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel). When applied to the skin, it feels very gentle on the skin. Feels lightweight and moisturizing. Not drying at all. It gently sweeps away dead skin cells without being aggressive or harsh. I think gentle is what I would describe my overall experience with this peeling gel. It doesn’t irritate or burn the skin at all. I’ve used this peeling gel when my skin became super sensitive and dry. I had some flakes on my skin to remove. I experienced no irritation from it. The texture of the product is really nice. It soft and squishy. Fun to use. Cellulose rolls across the face, and you can see clumps of it while massaging it into the skin. This peeling gel is just so interesting, lol.
But, there’s one thing I don’t like about this product. When I’m massaging the product on my face, the product falls off of my face and gets everywhere. It doesn’t stick to the skin or at least stay on for the time being. It gets messy. With that in mind, make sure to use the product over the sink, so the product doesn’t get all over the floor.
As for results, it’s not bad for a gentle exfoliant that doesn’t irritate the skin. If your skin can’t handle more aggressive exfoliants, this is a good choice. When my skin needs a break from tough facial scrubs and leave-on chemical exfoliants, I use a peeling gel like this one. The ingredients in this product looks pretty good too. It contains ceramide np, sodium hyaluronate, licorice, lactobionic acid, and allantoin. So far, the results are similar to my previous peeling gel but without the tingling sensation. I think I like this one a little bit more. My skin looks and feels very soft afterwards. 🙂
The peeling gel is perfectly sealed. 😉
This is what Benton PHA Peeling Gel looks like. It’s so interesting…
Pros & Cons
- Contains ceramide np, sodium hyaluronate, and lactobionic acid (PHA)
- Soft and gentle on the skin
- Excellent choice for ultra sensitive skin
- Provides gentle exfoliation
- Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
- Not drying at all
- Product falls off of the face (haha)
This is a good and honestly very gentle peeling gel. A great option for sensitive skin. Even though I don’t have sensitive skin, sometimes when I use drying acne treatments, my skin gets more sensitive. I like having gentle products of this one around just in case I need to remove some dead skin cells from my face without being overly aggressive. The only gripe I have about this peeling gel is that the product rolls off of the face and gets everywhere. So I highly recommend using this product over the sink to prevent something like this from happening. Other than that, using this peeling gel was definitely nice experience. Will I purchase again? Yes! I like the soft, gentleness of the product. It’s a good thing to be kind to your skin. 🙂
1 Week Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. Goodbye Acne?
Even though I couldn’t use Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser as a stand alone facial cleanser, I continued to use it because I have it. What am I to do with this facial cleanser? Throw it out? I think not! lol. I used Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser as a pre-cleanser. So I use the Olay cream cleanser first. Next, I use my daily cleanser to rinse off any residue left behind by the Olay cream cleanser. The Olay cream cleanser is notorious for leaving a thin layer of film behind on the skin. It doesn’t make a good facial cleanser at all. Well, on my skin it doesn’t. I have oily skin, and I need a facial cleanser that removes sebum, dirt, debris from my skin very thoroughly. This doesn’t cut it. But…
The cleanser feels so soft, velvety, and smooth on the skin. I always look forward to using it. I’m in love with the texture and consistency of the product. I just wish my skin could handle a creamy cleanser like this. It’s just so gentle on the skin and doesn’t irritate the skin at all. Well, besides the slight burning sensation in the beginning. Don’t worry, that stinging sensation eventually went away after a whole week of using it twice a day. It must be the salicylic acid in this product that’s doing that. Also, my skin isn’t as dry anymore using this cleanser, since it’s so creamy and rich. It leaves my skin more moisturized compared to using my main cleanser alone (PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash 10%). The ingredients in this cleanser isn’t too bad either. It contains moisturizers, niacinamide, snow mushroom, and collagen peptides.
During the first week, I started to notice a breakout again even with cleansing my skin with another facial cleanser after using Olay cream cleanser. But these pimples were much different. It didn’t fill up my pores (what it did without following up with another facial cleanser). It was unclogging them. I can see closed comedones moving up to the surface, and my skin smoothing out. I spent so much time on prescription acne treatments, and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And this is working?? This is truly amazing. Salicylic acid usually doesn’t work on my acne, but this seems to be working. I just didn’t expect it. And it’s super affordable and accessible too. I’m hooked! Well, as long as it continues to clear up my skin!
So it seems like this facial cleanser (or treatment, what I use it as) is working on my acne. Who knew. I just purchased it to replace my facial cleanser, but I ended up with something that cleared up most of my leftover acne without drying my entire face out! I’m so happy! My skin isn’t fully clear yet, but it’s moving in that direction. I mean, it’s only been 1 week on this product. Salicylic acid takes time to work too. So far, I have some small areas that need to be cleared out, but I think it’s going to happen in a few weeks. Everyone, my skin is almost officially clear, and I’m ecstatic about the results!! I haven’t worn any makeup for the past weeks due to the brightness, smoothness, and how my clear my skin looks. I can’t wait to see results next week! A new update soon to see if it’s truly working! I like what I’m seeing after 1 week! 😀
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Review: Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser
I’m on the search for a new face wash. Something that’s more hydrating and less drying. I’m currently using PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash (10%). It works to clean my skin, but it can be drying sometimes. Still, I want something that doesn’t dry my skin out the more I use it. I’m looking for a more moisturizing facial cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin. So! I found Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. The purpose of this cream cleanser is to gently exfoliate the skin, prepping it for other collagen peptide 24 products (sorry, this was the only product I purchased from the collagen peptide 24 line), contains niacinamide (vitamin b3) and collagen peptides. It’s fragrance-free, phthalates-free, mineral oil free, and free of synthetic dyes. Now here’s my experience with this face wash!
This is a cream cleanser, and it truly really is. The texture of the product is soft, creamy, and smooth. I was really excited to use it because of this. When applied to the skin, it feels soft and moisturizing. What I expected from a cream cleanser. It feels so creamy and dreamy on the skin. It stung my skin just a little bit. I wonder if it’s due to the salicylic acid that it contains. Yes, it contains salicylic acid, which helps to exfoliate the skin within the pores! I wonder if it’ll be good for acne! I haven’t found a salicylic acid product that works on my skin just yet. This cream cleanser also contains tiny little granules to exfoliate the skin. It’s not harsh on the skin at all. The creaminess of the cleanser prevents the granules from being too rough on the skin. I don’t think it did anything for my skin, so it was just there. It didn’t irritate my skin.
Other than that, I really liked how it felt on my skin. It didn’t dry out my skin and left it feeling hydrated after rinsing the product off. But, unfortunately, it didn’t leave my skin feeling clean. There was a thin layer of product left behind on my skin. So this face wash felt too lubricating and fatty on my skin. It contains fatty alcohols, such as stearyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol. I like the niacinamide and peptides, but it’s obviously not the right facial cleanser for my skin type. I ended up with clogged pores due to it not rinsing off clean. This was within a couple of days of using it. I love how the cleanser feels gentle on the skin and moisturizes my skin, but I need something that cleans my skin thoroughly. I guess I’m back to PanOxyl Acne Foaming Wash.
Pros & Cons
- Contains salicylic acid, niacinamide, peptides
- Feels gentle on the skin
- Leaves the skin feeling hydrated
- Stings a bit
- Leaves a thin film on the skin
- Doesn’t clean the skin well
- Clogs pores
I didn’t get to use the facial cleanser long enough to see if the salicylic acid in this product did anything for my acne. Well, that’s too bad, lol. But, overall, the cleanser was just too heavy for my skin type. I have oily skin, but I was dealing with some skin dryness. I thought this facial cleanser could help a bit with the dryness. Nope. I developed more breakouts due to it not cleaning my skin good enough. So, I won’t purchase it again. It seems like it could work for someone with normal or dry skin without any skin issues. It’s not for me. Moving on…
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