I have already reviewed OLAY luminous Niacinamide + Vitamin C super serum. You can read that review here. This range of serums is pretty new to the market and believe me they are super effective. They mean business. When I was younger I always thought OLAY specializes in products for matured skin but now they are experimenting with their product range. So, I wanted to share my experience of using the OLAY Luminous Niacinamide + AHA super serum. I am currently on my second bottle and I have definitely seen a marked improvement in my skin after using this product.
Price and Quantity: The actual price of a 30 ml bottle is 1999 but you will get it at a very good discount almost all the time at Nykaa. Right now it is selling at INR 1399.
Description: Olay has a total of four super serums in this range. All of them include niacinamide as the base and the second ingredient is vit C/AHA/ Hyaluronic/Cica. the Niacinamide + AHA serum is specifically targeted for acne removal and blemish mark reduction. It claims to remove acne marks of 5 years within 4 weeks and 2X clearer skin in 8 weeks. AHA (Lactic Acid) acts on skin surface while Niacinamide penetrates 10 layers deep to effectively target root causes of spots across skin layers. Dermatologist tested formula. Does not clog pores. Fast absorbing and non-greasy epidermis layer.
Ingredients: Well, one disappointment is I could not find the full ingredients list. It just mentioned that it contains Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), AHA (Lactic Acid), Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C. It is free from sulphates, parabens, phthalates, petroleum and mineral oils. It is not fragrance free.
Packaging and Use: It comes with an auto-dropper glass bottle like the other super serums by Olay. You just need to twist and turn the cap to automatically draw out the serum. Then simply press the pump to dispense on palm. They recommend to use it twice a day after cleansing and toning. If you are using it during daytime, make sure to apply sunscreen first because this does not contain any SPF. I personally prefer to use it at night after cleaning my face. I don’t like to put any additional moisturizer post this. However, now that it is almost winter in India, I have noticed that I need to add a light moisturizing lotion after 10-15 minutes of application of this super serum.
Does this work as it claims? Here comes the most interesting part. Does this product actually works as it claims? So, let me start with the consistency and texture of this product. It looks like a transparent, white, water based serum. The consistency is not exactly watery but also not too thick. I take two pumps on my palm and that is enough to spread over my entire face and neck. It gets absorbed very quickly. Does not make skin oily or greasy. It almost gives a dewy finish. Now coming to the effectivemess of the product, it gives my skin the much coveted glass-skin like appearence. My skin looks very bight, glowing and almost everybody around me notices the difference. Even if I am under stress or working really hard, this serum ensures that my skin doesn’t appear to be dull. I can totally say that you will notice a difference in your skin’s texture and appearance after using this product.
Now, did this remove blemishes on my face? Well no it did not. I have some very old acne marks. I did not notice any difference in their appearances. It made my skin look bery bright and may be that is why you will not get to notice those small acne marks that much but it definitely did not fade them away. I recently had a few bumps here around my chin, must be due to hormonal imbalance. I was using this serum at that time and now I noticed that they did not leave any spots on my face. I cannot say for sure that this is because of this serum alone because I was also using other acne treatments.
Overall I really loved this serum and I will continue to use it. This is my second bottle and it lasts me for a month. Hope you found this review helpful. Let me know in the comments section your experience of using it. Have a nice day 🙂