Say hello to the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 85 Comments

Sponsored by Olay 

If you’re a regular reader around here you’ll understand a few things about my philosophy when it comes to skincare.

Firstly, I think the number one key to a skincare routine working is actually having a skincare routine.

Secondly, I believe in simplicity of skincare.

Thirdly, I don’t think it’s necessary to spend hundreds of dollars – the beauty aisles of the supermarket or pharmacies are treasure troves of accessible beauty products.

So when the world’s #1 female facial skincare brand Olay asked me to work with them and trial a new concept in skincare, my face was ready, willing and able.

My basic skincare routine always includes a cleanser, serum and moisturiser.

My NEW basic skincare routine includes a pre-essence.

Say what?

Yes, I know. It’s an added step. I wasn’t sure myself but hear me out as it’s become my favourite step.

The product?

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence (RRP $39.99)

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence

Yes, that’s half a bottle down – six weeks of evidence as to just how much I’ve been embracing this new step in my skincare routine.

Before I get into the results I’ve seen on my skin, let me shed a bit more light on this product and why it’s a new essential for me.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence is the culmination of more than 10 years of research, involving over 100 Olay scientists who have conducted more than 50,000 hours of clinical testing with women.

Olay pioneered Cellular Bioenergetics research to discover the real cause of ageing: the slowing down of our skin cell metabolism over time. This prevents our skin cells from renewing themselves as easily as they did when we were younger.

Olay scientists designed anti-ageing actives that boost cell renewal for faster, noticeable anti-ageing results – and the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence is key to setting up your skin to improve the penetration of those actives.

In a nutshell, this pre-essence boosts the power of the serum and moisturiser you layer on top afterwards.

This video shows how simple it is to use and get the right amount for each application:

If you wanted to still keep it simple and get results, just combine the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence with the Micro-Sculpting Cream (RRP $48.99 – also available in fragrance-free).

Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo: Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturiser

This duo has been dubbed the new Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo – and for good reason.

Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is Olay’s most advanced anti-ageing cream

When combined with the Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence, it is proven to boost cell renewal and provide two times more anti-ageing active penetration.

The key actives in the duo are: Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Olive extract (Olivem), Amino Peptides, and Dill Seeds Extract (Lys’Lastine) and Hyaluronic Acid. These work in a unique combination to speed up the renewal of skin cells, protect skin from free-radical damage, repair and enhance the skin’s elasticity.

The results

The below photo is me, sans makeup and without any re-touching.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my makeup and putting on a face like the next vain woman but I don’t think that helps in trying to illustrate the benefits of a skincare product.

Yes, makeup will look – and sit better on the skin – when your skin is at its optimum but essentially it comes down to how it looks WITHOUT foundation and other makeup on.

So here goes …

Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo - benefits

As someone who’s closer to 50 than 40, I’m very happy with how my skin is holding up.

It’s all thanks to my skincare philosophy I outlined at the start of this post.

It’s also thanks to that aforementioned vanity – that’s the reason why I’ll happily give new products like Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence a try.

I truly noticed a difference from the first day after using the Miracle Duo (Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream) and certainly over time there has been a significant improvement in my skin. I’ve actually been unwell for two months and normally my skin would have suffered as a result but it’s appeared quite the opposite and I can only put that down to the Olay Miracle Duo combination.

My skin is more refined, radiant and smooth.

I may not be able to stop getting any older but I may be able to slow down how that looks on my skin.


Thanks to Olay, I’ve got 5 Miracle Duo packs (Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream) valued at $89 to give away to Styling You readers.

Simply answer this question in the comments below (the five winners must be willing to share their findings on the using the product with Styling You for possible inclusion in a future blog post).

Why does your skincare routine need the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo?

Entries open Thursday, September 3 at 5am (AEST) and close Thursday, September 10 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

I’ll be checking in with you again and sharing more about my full Olay Regenerist skincare routine next month. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts as well.

The Olay Regenerist range is available online at as well as in supermarkets, pharmacies and mass channels.

Comments 85

  1. My skin is very dry and losing it’s natural glow. I have an unsightly age spot and another on the way. My mum worry lines between my eyes looks like I’m permanently worried. Geez I sound pretty. Would love to give these Olaly products a go!

  2. As I’m getting older I find my skin is getting drier and starting to lose it’s elasticity. I’m also seeing a few more lines developing around my mouth and eye areas. Id love to try Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo to slow down the aging effects and make my skin shine again

  3. At 67 years old I am getting married to the love of my life in October. Whilst I cannot pretend to be a youthful bride, I would still like to glow on my special day and the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo would help to give my skin the boost it needs.

  4. I’ve had a cleanser, toner, moisturizer routine for over 10 years and it’s not working as well as it was. My face needs something new to refresh it as I get closer to 50.

  5. I’m looking for amazing skincare that literally defies gravity! The Olay Regenerist Duo sounds like just the skincare I am looking for. This could definitely help repair the skin’s damage that comes with age and time.

  6. I’m looking for amazing skincare that literally defies gravity! The Olay Regenerist Duo sounds like just the skincare I am looking for. This could definitely help repair the skin’s damage that comes with age and time.

  7. Inspiration is my life

    To create, to write

    Although my skin feels the strife

    An Olay treat would put it right

    An ageless beauty I would be

    With help from Olay and Nikki.

  8. Oh that is so easy! This week we have been in Paris for a much anticipated tour of a lifetime and I was mistaken as my partner’s MOTHER by the photographer on the Eiffel Tower. Not so bad you say! Well she is 46 and I am 50. AND to make things worse, I was mistaken as grandmama of my daughter who is TEN! Seriously, save my skin…

  9. I have a terrible frown line that’s making me self conscience.
    The Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo could potentially help reduce this. Thanks Nikki. PS bravo on the close up!

  10. I have a terrible frown line that’s making me self conscience.
    The Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo could potentially help reduce this. Thanks Nikki. PS bravo on the close up!

  11. Menopause and a long winter have played havoc with my skin and it is so dry, not helping with the wrinkles either! I really need to try more than a normal moisturiser!

  12. Nikkii bought this duo today and was sceptical as I have sensitive skin but used it today and love how it feels , good price too, thanks for the tip ! X

  13. Routine? What routine? Oh, you mean slapping on some sunscreen when I remember, and occasionally cleansing at night. Well, I thing anything is an improvement on my current routine!

  14. I am over 50 and I had cancer last year and chemotherapy. My skin has really suffered. My skin is dry and almost brittle!

  15. As I am over 50 my skin is dry and the wrinkles are starting to show love to get that youthful look back again so my face can shine and glow again this sounds heavenly

  16. Like everyone else I need a miracle and this product looks as though it can do the job. As I’m in my mid 40’s I need a product that will help with wrinkles, fine lines, pores and skin elasticity. Oh, how I wish to look youthful again!! By the way you look fabulous.

  17. I have every skincare product known to woman except this one! Would love to try it to see if it can give my skin the additional boost it needs.

  18. I’ve always believed in a rigid skin care routine since I was ‘allowed’ to start using skin care products and make up in my mid-teens, however I’m now on the journey to find the right products for my age/skin needs (I just turned 30). My old loves just don’t seem to be cutting it anymore! Thanks for the review Nikki. Even if I’m not a winner I will be keen to pick this up in the supermarket to try.

  19. So age does creep up on you
    Olay Regenerist would you create me new
    Dry skin I’ll bid adieu
    Miracle Duo my skin and i say i love you

  20. Instant youth is my looking for this Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo because my face looks old and wrinkly like a crunchy gift paper. As a middle aged woman, I definitely need a magical and miraculous way to remove my winkles and make makeup easier. This Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo has been highly recommend by several beauty websites. I wish that I could have a chance to try it.

  21. I do not use anti wrinkle cream, I eat healthy and drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. My grandmother taught me that If I live a balance diet there is no need for wrinkle back in her day there was no such thing as anti ageing cream and my nan looks good for her age even tough she is 80 years.

  22. To work the wonders and miracles that Olay does so well. We guys like to look our best too you know, not just you ladies and Olay is yet to let the lovely ladies in my life down. Bring it on I say.

  23. improved texture, reduced wrinkles & pores , greater radiance, and the fact that I am also now closer to 50 then 40 – need i say more…BRING IT ON (please)

  24. Firstly you skin looks amazing Nikki! I cannot see any visible signs of ageing so yo are obviously doing everything right! Sadly I am in my mid-late fifties & my skin is heading the same way as my Mum’s. I have developed fairly deep lines above my top lip especially & have tried everything apart from dermal fillers or surgery but have not seen much improvement. I currently follow a fairly simple beauty regime which includes a gentle wash off cleanser followed by rosehip oil which is very nourishing then either a day cream with SPF or replenishing night cream to add as much moisture back into my dry ageing skin & help it to recover overnight (in my dreams lol)! Would love the opportunity to try this new powerful (& hopefully “miracle”) product to restore a little of my skin’s smoothness, radiance & elasticity & provide future protection

  25. My skin needs transforming because my eyelid tissue has lost its firmness along with the ability to hold back the increased weight of the eyelid skin tissue and I’m scared the rest of my face will start to “fall” too!

  26. I have wrinkles, lines, dry and rough patches, some pores, lack radiance and could sure use a booster to give my skin the jumper leads it needs to help me look younger – Today!!

    Happy to write reviews too and share my honest opinions

  27. Having just given birth my skincare routine is out the window. Being time poor i need something that is effective and easy to use. Olay is the answer

  28. As a 50 year old mum ( 4 boys from 22 to 8 ) I need a miracle to keep up with my 8 year old, and a Miracle Duo to keep from starting to look like his grandmother.

  29. I’m fairly close to your age…I’m exactly half way between 40 and 50 right now and I need this duo in my life because after seeing the close-up of your skin – that’s what I want!!!! I need the radiance, elasticity and less wrinkles…and I am very willing to provide an awesome review of the products for you to use. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win this great prize 🙂

  30. Ive turned 50 and my skin is doing okay. Having said that, these products sound like a lush boost to my routine. Change is good :-0

  31. Give me a kickstart in the right direction – I had my makeup done recently and the makeup guy tells me I have great skin (who knew?) but it’s “like, five minutes away from going bad”. I’m a mum to three great boys (read, tired and time poor!) and need a simple beauty pick-me-up. Heading into my 40s I’ve noticed I’ve really ‘aged’ in the last five years (I like to tell myself they’re just smile lines!) – so it’s time to actually get on-board with a beauty routine, and the simpler, more effective the better.

  32. Because when used together, the Miracle Boost Duo Youth Pre-Essence and the Micro Sculpting Cream will boost cell renewal and provide 2 times the anti-aging I require. The active ingredients work together to help the renewal of skin cells and provide protection from the daily bombardment of free-radical damage thus giving a much needed lift to my face, morale allowing my face to glow with added vitality.

  33. My skincare routine needs the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo as it will deliver unique anti-ageing results and provide me with overall better looking skin. Having just turned 40, my skincare routine needs a boost, as it currently involves a simple cleanser and a basic moisturiser.

  34. I have been looking for something to give myself a lift Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo is probably what i have been looking for I am getting close to 60 now

  35. Because I don’t want my 40 something fine lines appearing larger than they must be! I’d love to slow down the ageing process also.

  36. Just like you Nikki I’m closer to 50 than 40 and very much into an easy routine for skincare. I only recently started using a serum before my moisturiser and have noticed a difference. So a pre-essence sounds like it might be a great next step!

  37. I’m down to using the samples of moisturiser in my cupboard–time to think about whether I stay with my old routine that is kind of “meh” or try something new. I’m fifty next year and the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo sounds just the thing to help me swan into my new decade with glowing skin and a big “yeah, I’m feeling fine” smile.

  38. In my early 40’s I just hope that the smile lines outnumber the frown lines! My skin changes so much with factors like diet, wellness, exercise and sleep. It would be lovely to trial the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost duo and discover a new, effective, value for money beauty regime to make my skin smile.

  39. Every morning I look in the mirror and cringe. Where has my youthful, plump, smooth skin gone? I’ve always taken care of my skin and be proactive in maintaining a skincare routine. However, in the past 12 mths I have been on a concoction of medication which has caused havoc. Hopefully, I can gain some ground with the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-Sculpting Cream.

  40. I’m in my 30s and dealing with a few major life events all happening at once! As a result my budget has been too tight for much of a skin care routine, and anything that can help my poor stressed out skin would be a godsend x

  41. I’m 43 & been lucky to have good skin for most of my life. However, I have noticed signs of ageing since hitting my 40s. These products sound like just what I have been looking for at a great price.

  42. I am 36 and think I take care of my skin pretty well. Nikki after seeing how your closer to 50 than 40 year old skin looks, I obviously need to try these products. I was going to send you a picture of my before skin but vanity won out. Where all the ticks are on your face – mine are crosses!

  43. I would love to give the Olay Miracle Duo a go. I am ‘only’ 32, however have battled adult acne for the past 2 years with this only recently being reigned in. I am now left with a very uneven skin tone & the results of minor scarring over my face which I would love to tackle with something like the duo. I am in awe at how lovely your skin looks in your 40’s and I believe it is a testament to a simple but consistent routine over the long term. Thanks for letting us know about this new product!

  44. I would love to give the Olay Duo a go to repair and improve the condition of my skin so it looks more radiant and smooth.

  45. My skin needs to try the miracle boost duo because coming up to my 52nd birthday,and living with chronic pain even though I take very good care of my skin it needs a boost,dry sensitive and losing its plumpness and anything that will help me get a more youthful glow would make me very happy indeed!
    Btw your skin looks great Nikki Xx

  46. Almost on the eve of turning 40. I have planned a trip to Europe to celebrate…maybe also to try and run from the fact I am getting older. What I am now clear on is you can run but you can’t hide – especially not hide the physical effects. Maybe fantastic skin care with wrinkle reversing elements could really help!

  47. My skincare routine is non existent. I cleanse and that’s all. I have oily/ combination skin and have not found a product I am in love with as a serum/ moisturiser. The Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo may just be it! I’d love to give it a go!

  48. This product sounds awesome and affordable.. I have looked after my skin since my 20s and now 41 I was pleasantly surprised just last week at an endota facial when the girl mentioned to me my skin was well hydrated and healthy. This product would supplement my skin routine and I am motivated to continue with regular skin care [email protected]

  49. Very timely Nikki I am 55 very soon and put nothing on my face. I’m noticing changes at an ever increasing rate and always mean to start some sort of skincare regime. Maybe your post is a sign! Your skin does look particularly good.

  50. Your skin looks fabulous Nikki. I have always used products on my face since I was in my 20’s. I have really dry skin and cannot go a day without moisturising. It pays to start young and keep up your regime changing products as life moves on. I will be giving these products a try. Thank you for your opinion. V x

  51. Last year I turned 60. Yikes. I used to think 30 was old. Everyday, for ever, I have used moisturiser with SPF 15 (Olay). Simple, just moisturiser. It would be interesting to see how my skin responds to these new products. Maybe after 60, nearly 61 years, it needs a little more help.

  52. My skincare routine needs the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo because I turned 50 earlier this year and my skin just needs that extra bit of help !!

  53. Wow your skin is beautiful Nikki. Olay have been around a long time, so they are clearly doing something right! Will try this for sure 🙂

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