This 5-in-1 Serum Transformed My Skin's Texture

Taylor Holding OLAY Super Serum
Courtesy of Taylor Augustin
Courtesy of Taylor Augustin
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As a beauty writer, I'm constantly testing out new products. From cleansers and moisturizers, foundations, and everything in between, my routine is always evolving as I add new launches into the rotation. But when it comes to skin care, I can't just use a product once and be done with it. The formulations require a bit more vetting before I can decide if it's worth my (and your) money. The latest product I've been testing is the Olay Super Serum ($30). And while many of the products I try make big promises, this serum stood out.

After using it for one week, I can confidently say it's going to be integrated into my permanent routine. From the ingredients to the long list of benefits, I look forward to putting this serum on every day. Interested in finding out more about Olay's Super Serum? Keep scrolling for my honest review.

About the Olay Super Serum

  • The product contains powerhouse ingredients like activated niacinamide, vitamin C, collagen peptide, vitamin E, and AHAs.
  • The formula has a purple iridescent hue.
  • The five key benefits include hydration, improved texture, even skin tone, increased firmness, and a reduction in the appearance of lines.
  • The serum retails for $35.
Taylor Before and After Using OLAY Super Serum
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What I Like About the Olay Super Serum

I used the Olay Super Serum for one week straight to really put it to the test. Because I constantly test out skin-care products, it's not every day that something leaves a lasting impression, but the Super Serum definitely did. The first thing I noticed about it is the color — it has a beautiful purple iridescent hue. I was curious to see if it left a cast on my skin, but it took only seconds to blend and left me with an out-of-this-world glow.

I am by no means minimal when it comes to my skin-care routine, so I layered this with other products like a toner, moisturizer, eye cream, and oil, and everything worked together beautifully. I've noticed a big difference in the appearance of my skin — specifically the texture. The Super Serum claims to have five main benefits, with improved skin texture being one of them. The other four include an even skin tone, an increase in firmness, smoothed lines, and hydration. While I can't speak to claims of firmer skin or smooth lines after just one week of use, the tone and texture of my complexion have gotten better.

How to Use the Olay Super Serum

Olay recommends starting out with a cleanser of your choice and following with the Super Serum, so that's exactly what I did. After cleansing my face, I patted the serum onto my skin and let it soak in. Next, I sealed it in with my favorite moisturizer. The serum has a slightly purple hue that looks beautiful on the skin, giving it a dewy glow. It's suitable for use both day and night, so depending on your preference, you can wear it under makeup. When I tested it in the morning, I noticed zero pilling under my cosmetics.

OLAY Super Serum on Taylor's Hand
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What to Consider Before Trying the Olay Super Serum

If you want to get more bang for your buck, Olay's Super Serum is a great option. It delivers multiple benefits and targets five of the most common skin-care concerns. The serum is formulated with activated niacinamide, which is a heavy hitter in the world of skin-care ingredients. With lasting benefits that can be seen and retained with regular use, I recommend this serum to anyone who wants a simplified skin-care routine. However, it's likely not going to be as effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and loss of elastin as something more potent, like retinol.

Where Is the Olay Super Serum Available?

The serum is available on the brand's website, Amazon, Target, Walmart, and CVS.