- Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 5.6 x 11.4 cm ; 13.6 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 68 g
- Item Model Number: B07S6Y9CF3
- ASIN: B07S6Y9CF3
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 1 July 2019
- Customer Reviews: 142 customer ratings
Face Serum by Olay, Skin Cooling Serum Stick with Vitamin B3 and Cactus Water, 0.47 Fl Oz
|Price:||+ $7.64 Delivery|
- STICK WITH US: Our unique Serum Stick form delivers instant, deep hydration in an easy-to-apply, mess-free form for radiant, glowing skin
- GLIDE & GLOW: Our Cooling Serum Stick glides on easily thanks to its unique texture, leaving skin feeling soft, nourished & refreshed
- COOL AND SUPER CONCENTRATED: Give your skin serious hydration, with Vitamin B3 and calming Cactus Water known for its naturally occurring electrolytes, minerals & antioxidants, to moisturize, cool & refresh your skin
- OH-SO-EASY TO APPLY: Before your moisturizing and makeup routine, simply glide the Serum Stick over your freshly-cleansed face for a surge of refreshing hydration
- PLAY IT COOL: Intense hydration cools and refreshes skin on contact and gives you that gorgeous glow you're going for
Style Name: Vitamin B3 & Cactus Water Serum
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Olay Cooling Hydration Pressed Serum Stick with Vitamin B3 + Cactus Water, 0.47 oz
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Back to the moisture issue: I think that I will also try another of the formulas. This one is great if I am using a moisturizing sunscreen underneath. By itself, it is almost but not quite moisturizing enough for my combo dry-normal skin type.
I do like this enough that I want to try the other formulas though.
a) it wastes product
b) i don't like having to touch my face with my fingers any more than absolutely necessary because of the dirt and oils it transfers
c) I don't like having to wash my hands or my beauty blender more than necessary
This stick is just so dang easy and convenient! It's small and light weight so you can carry it anywhere in your purse or hand bag. Just twist and swipe!
Now for the product itself. First of all, it's wonderful and provides a lovely under makeup or fresh faced glow, but not in an unnatural looking way. Second, unlike other similar products, it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or oily or clogged and doesn't lead to breakouts (I have sensitive skin and products like this often make me break out). Third, the scent is PERFECTION!!! I am very VERY picky about facial product scents in particular. I don't want stuff I put on my face to smell much at all and ESPECIALLY not like anything edible (fruity etc.). That being said, often times with unscented facial products, the attempt to not make any scent actually creates a scent. For example I just threw out a night cream that was unscented but actually smelled like foot cream in its effort to not smell like anything. It was terrible. This is seriously the BEST SCENT of just about any product I have ever used period!! It's very subtle and understated and you won't even notice it after you put it on, but it smells AMAZING! It's the perfect blend of magic. Not to sweet, not too spicy, not too fruity or flowery and very mature woman without smelling old lady in the least! It's hard to describe until you smell it yourself, but trust me, I have a very sensitive nose and this is really spot on in my opinion! I would not say that if I didn't mean it. WELL DONE OLAY! I really love this product from top to bottom and can definitely recommend it without hesitation!! Hope this helps!
Niacinamide* is Vitamin B3, and has skin restoring properties and is found in a majority of skincare anti-aging products . Ascorbyl Palmitate* is a form of Vitamin C (Vit C ester) are listed as the 4th and 5 th ingredients. However , I see Vit C and Vitamin B3 listed again but in a different way- AT THE VERY END of the formula list; this means these are in less than 1 percent of the entire product. But there’s still the first two in sufficient quantities.
I just can’t understand why fragrance is STILL being used for skincare products- especially a company with a solid foundation such as Olay. It’s just not necessary; why include fragrance when it’s a known fact that fragrances are potential skin irritants?
I think it’s decent for having the two good ingredients in the bulk of the formula, as well as being a simplistic product. Like a “straight to the point” skincare product, if you will. Like others have mentioned, it is convenient for travel or if in a hurry to quickly add moisture.
Aside from the drag, it is smooth on my face, I have not seen any changes~ although I do not expect any product to produce drastic skin changes~. This also applies in regards to my acne prone skin- I have jawline (not cystic) acne and it’s slowly chilling out with consistent use of a BHA liquid. I do not think this Olay serum stick has clogged my pores specifically.
Overall it is mediocre. Not terrible, not wonderful.
Ingredients are as follows:
Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Water, Sodium Stearate, Niacinamide*, Ascorbyl Palmitate*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Gellan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C
HOW IT GOES ON:
This is an interesting Olay product. I am a big fan of serums, which are typically a light viscous liquid, and this is a solid, pressed serum stick. Reminds me of a chunky lip balm. I swapped out one of my usual serums and used this Skin Cooling Serum Stick in place of it. I changed nothing else in my routine as I wanted to see if I could incorporate it with ease or not. A typical night routine for me includes washing my face, then patting (with my hands) a hydrating toner. If I need more hydration, I keep patting hydrating toner onto my face. I don't apply it with cotton balls, just my hands. Then I typically pat on a few drops of serum. All gentle movements across my face. Light pats, no rubbing, no skin pulling. When I swapped in this serum in a stick, and despite it having a slick feel, it still felt like it DRAGGED across my face. This is not what I want for my skin! That didn't work for me. So I tried instead to apply it all over the palms and fingers of my hand with the intent to pat it on. That kinda worked, but since this is a solid stick it didn't do real well to transfer twice (from hands to face). So then I tried to just dot my face with this stuff with hopes of being able to get it into position through heat of my hands. That kinda worked. You will have to play around with it.
HOW IT WORKS:
Well, after I got it into place, I then proceeded with the rest of my routine, which consists of then patting on a layer of hyaluronic acid (for hydration as it is a humectant). The Olay Cooling stick contains sodium hyaluronate, which is a sodium salt of hyaluronic acid and often used in hyaluronic acid based serums. I am surprised that this isn't mentioned as a feature in the product description. It is a good thing to have in a formulation that addresses hydration. My skin felt fine- Am I supposed to feel a cooling sensation? Because I don't ever feel a "cooling" or "refreshing" sensation as in the product description. I can say that I didn't experience anything negative. My skin continued to be soft and didn't at all feel parched. My skin is currently normal to dry, and with taking care of it in terms of building up the skin barrier, protecting it, and making to sure to be gentle, use gentle products,and do what i can to hydrate it-- it has come a long way since being super dry and parched feeling. Adding in a serum, any serum is better than not using anything, in my humble opinion. So this has its place. Just maybe not day and night for me
WHAT I LIKE:
The convenience of the serum in a stick. If you are traveling (no worry of potential mess), or like to freshen up during the day, or have just certain spots on the face that could use an additional dab of serum, then this is a contender. Since this serum goes on a little more dry (compared to a liquid), I am wondering if this style would work better on skin that leans more oily? Oily skin needs hydration and protection too. This style could be a game changer for some of you :)
WHAT I DON'T LIKE:
The added coloring and fragrance. There is no need for either, especially in skin care. There are enough people sensitive to those ingredients- and because said ingredients offer no benefit-- there is no need to use them. Why add coloring to a product that is already white? (from titanium dioxide). I don't find the scent too strong, and I am prone to scent nausea- no problems on my end so far.
I think the product is fine enough for me to continue to use. It has not displaced any of my usual serums, unfortunately. I do love trying products and I have a soft spot for Olay as I grew up with Oil of Olay products (in my 40s now with pretty great skin).
I may use it when I am in a super hurry and want to just slap on some serum and a moisturizer (with SPF) and head out the door, or if I have gone to bed and failed to give myself time to go through my preferred routine, I may just grab this and do a quick micellar wash, this stick, and a quick dab of moisturizer (to seal in what this serum contains). I would definitely grab it for use as a quick lip balm. I have also found that I use it on the backs of my hands. It is that time of year that my hands start to get dry, and I find that if I apply this over my knuckles, then massage it all over my hands- that my hands feel soft and look nice. Because I already have in mind all that I will use it for, I am inclined to stick it in my purse for convenient use. I may still use it on my face, but just not as a complete replacement in my routine.
If I learn anything more, or experience anything (good or bad) worth sharing, I will be sure to come back to update. I hope this helped you today.
I love the fact that this is a little stick so when I travel, there is no danger of spilling or making a mess. And it glides on so smoothly. My only complaint is that it feels a little heavy on my skin when I first put it on, but since I follow up with a moisturizer, that seems to take away that feeling of weight on my skin, and it doesn't leave any waxy/oily/heavy areas behind so my powder goes on fine after applying. I use it both at night and in the morning after washing my face, and I think this may become a regular thing for me as it does seem to reduce the really obvious scars a little (i.e. make them a little less noticeable).
Using this product kind of just feels like I'm rubbing a stick of deodorant all over my face and neck. The consistency is smoother than that, but obviously it's a stick, it's only going to go where you rub it. You still have to use your hands to work this into your skin so I think it would have been easier to just have this in pump form. The stick seems sort of gimmicky.
I can say that this is moisturizing, it makes my skin feel softer and so far it hasn't made me break out or clogged my pores. The trade-off is that it reeks. It smells so strongly floral that it grosses me out. The smell does eventually fade, but it takes longer than almost every other face product I've ever tried.
Overall, I would only recommend this to those who love strong smells on their face. Additionally, I feel that this product is overpriced for the small amount you're receiving and for how moisturizing it is.
The feel of this is interesting, it does sink into the skin nicely and leaves little trace - this does not need to be rubbed in after application. I could see this being an excellent product for younger women or women with oily skin, as this does seem to leave my oily T-zone with an almost matte finish.
I gave this 4 stars because I felt like it was not hydrating enough for my skin. I am 38 with combination skin and some slight wrinkles around the corners of my mouth. I like my serum to "plump up" the skin and "fill in" those creases more than this product did. So while I will continue using this, as it is absolutely a good product, it is not going to replace my Olay Regenerist Serum.