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Doing Drugstore: Olay Regenerist Thermal Skin Polisher

I am a bathroom snoop. Whenever I go over to somebody's house and use the loo, my eyes scour the room to see what people are using. Even better is what happens when you stay at a friend's house: You sometimes get to try out something new. A few weeks ago, while staying with my brother and his wife, I was able to try Olay Regenerist Thermal Skin Polisher ($12.59).

Like Prescriptives Instant Gratification, this Olay product is a warming, exfoliating product meant to brighten skin. Unlike Instant Gratification, though, it's an everyday product as opposed to a mask. I was shocked by the high quality of this stuff. If you'd blindfolded me, I would have guessed that it was from La Prairie or another high-end brand.

The polisher has a clean, slightly clinical smell with gentle exfoliating beads. Like many expensive skin treatments, it contains glycolic acid to help renew skin. Plus, the warming sensation is somehow stimulating and relaxing at the same time. After using this stuff, my skin was clean and healthy-looking without being too dry or shiny.

For a $5 coupon,

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I think this product is already well-priced, but you can get it for even less. Follow this $5 coupon link to get five bucks off your next Regenerist purchase. So for about seven bucks, you can really get bang for your buck.


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GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 8 years
I've used this and wasn't overly impressed. There are definitely other better products for the price.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
i tried it while i was on vacation a few years ago,it is pretty nice
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I cannot believe so many products that I currently use are from companys' that still test on animals. I'm going to print out that list and keep it on hand so I avoid buying from these companies again until they change their ways. Thanks for the heads up Critty!
Swangeese Swangeese 8 years
The ingredients in every beauty product have been animal tested at some point. Anyhow I love the regenerist line so I'll have to try this. Thanks so much for the coupon link as well!
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 8 years
I use this all the time, and it is fantastic for both your face & your tush!
stacyinpasadena stacyinpasadena 8 years
Thanks for the posting of the companies that do and don't do animal testing. I'm distressed that Dove does (and with a name like that!) as I really like their pro-age product line. One good thing about these lists is that the anti-animal testing list is the longer of the two! Yay!
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Wow, disheartening to see so many companies testing on animals. I, too, have used the oil of olay lotion for years without knowing this! May have to switch!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
There are some BIG companies that do test on animals (the above ones!) but I was even more surprised to find out how many companies don't test on animals, so it's not too hard to find a good substitute. Pretty much all my girlfriends used Pantene in college, but now I have an excuse to splurge on Aveda products! :) Oh, and I tried this product before I knew Olay tested on animals, and it is pretty nice! I had to stop using it after a month or so because it became too drying though...so it's not that great!
IzzieG IzzieG 8 years
I just want to urge EVERYONE not to buy products that test on animals. ANYTHING that comes from Proctor & Gamble (Pantene, Olay) is tested on animals.
Miss-Amanda-K Miss-Amanda-K 8 years
can't wait to try it! i can't resist a new product :)
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Thanks for that website. Had no idea that so many of the products/companies I use still participated in animal testing! Not good...
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
ouch!! animal testing?! not cool!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
msmishka, thanks for the tip about nail polish. I hate to trash my manicures! Thanks, Bella, for the coupon link. However, FYI for you all, after you enter the information it says they will *mail* it in 4 - 6 weeks. Who sends stuff like this by snail mail anymore?? Not cost effective for them. (We should send Savvy over to lecture them!)
MotoLinz MotoLinz 8 years
I have used this for months and love it. I didn't know that Olay tests on animals, though. :( I use their daily SPF moisturizer and adore it, as well.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
That's interesting that it takes off your nail polish. Critty - thanks for the link
Rachelleybelley Rachelleybelley 8 years
i didnt know they test on animals. i use the face lotion everday im not going to guy it anymore
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
Olay makes really high-quality products comparable to beauty counter products. I love them.
msmishka msmishka 8 years
I have used it in the past, but have not repurchased... The reason? It eats up the finish of your nailpolish! You're left with a white covering on any nails that touch it, which you then have to scrape (not wipe) off. Of course, most thermal products have this effect, but it's enough to turn me off.
Critty Critty 8 years
Here's the link to peta site that says who does and does not test on animals: http://caringconsumer.com/resources_companies.asp. I use a lot of L'Oreal products (Lancome, Vichy, Kiehls) so I am sad after reading this. I called Benefit because they weren't on either list and they assured me they did not test. Luckily, most of the other brands I normally use Clinique, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox don't test ...
emalove emalove 8 years
I had no idea that Olay did animal testing...I found out that Lancome does too on this site. I guess I won't be trying this then.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
This stuff works really great, I've used it for quite a while and love the results that I get. It's amazing on a cold winter day it really warms you up.
MissMeow MissMeow 8 years
Hmm, I was going to try it, but if they test on animals, I don't think I will. Its unnecessary.. and the poor little creatures don't deserve it!!!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
This stuff has gotten some great reviews on drugstore.com too. But I didn't know about the animal testing thing...
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