by dailykongfidence

When it comes to anti-aging, the main ingredient we look for is RETINOL. Retinol is the the #1 searched skin care ingredient on Google because it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes skin, reduces pores, and increases firmness and brightness. BUT, many products containing retinol are pricey, don’t work, or they have other skin side effects.

I personally have tried multiple products with retinol and have stopped using them because they either dried out my skin or I didn’t see any improvement in my skin after trying them for over a month.

When Olay launched their new Retinol24 collection, I decided to give them a try. I’ve been a fan of Olay products ever since I went on a tour of their facilities in Ohio last year and saw first-hand the amount of research and technology behind each of their products. These Retinol24 products have a combination of B3 and Olay’s Retinoid Complex which has two types of retinol. These ingredients claim to help optimize potency and skin penetration to provide 24 hours of hydration and no irritation. So I put them to the test…

Out of the three retinol products I tested for over a month, I love the Retinol24 Night Serum! In fact, it’s probably one of my favorite Olay products ever. I love how the Retinol24 Night Serum makes my skin immediately feel smooth and velvety. The light and milky consistency and formula help hydrate my skin overnight. A little also goes a long way. One drop can cover my entire face and I also use another drop on my neck because we can’t forget the neck!

The most important thing to point out about this Retinol24 Night Serum is that even with nightly use, I did not see any irritation or dryness at all. This is atypical of products that contain retinol and that alone is reason enough to try this retinol serum!

After one month of trying Olay’s Retinol24 Night Serum, these are the results I am seeing:

  • No irritation, dryness, or breakouts even with daily use
  • My overall skin tone has improved
  • The retinol serum is so affordable compared to other retinol products
  • My skin actually feels more hydrated after using this for over a month

The best test if I like products is to ask myself if I would repurchase after I empty them. And my answer?

A resounding YES! Not only is the serum super affordable, it WORKS!

If you’re in the market for a retinol serum that actually works without the typical side effects of retinol, I highly recommend Olay’s Retinol24 Night Serum. Your skin will feel smooth and hydrated pretty much immediately, and with continued use, you will see fine lines fade and pores reduce.

Have you tried the Olay Retinol24 serum yet? If so, let me know your thoughts below. If not, what are you waiting for?!

Thank you to Olay for partnering with me on this post. All reviews, thoughts, and opinions are my own.

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Benita November 4, 2019 - 9:52 am

Would really want to try this.

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dailykongfidence November 4, 2019 - 10:22 am

You have to! If you are looking for a good retinol, this is a perfect serum that is hydrating and affordable. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Yara Mabote November 4, 2019 - 11:56 am

Great move from Olay to come out with Retinol. When I add it to my routine I will definitely give it a try 🙂 all for the good price range!


dailykongfidence November 4, 2019 - 11:59 pm

Right? Retinol is crucial in skincare and anti-aging so love that Olay created this line AND that it works! The price range is amazing and you can’t beat the tried and true brand!

Ella Gai November 4, 2019 - 3:07 pm

I prodotti Olaz sono tra i più buoni al mondo.
Li amo. Non li compro spesso, ma sono ottimi.

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Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 4, 2019 - 4:47 pm

I would def. try this!! I love Oil of Olay and retinol really does make a difference. I love your barrettes!


dailykongfidence November 5, 2019 - 12:00 am

Hi Carrie! Olay is such an iconic brand and even my mom uses it. Retinol is super important in fighting aging but most products have side effects. Definitely try some of them out (especially the night serum) and let me know what you think!

Elizabeth Tran November 4, 2019 - 5:50 pm

Definitely need to try this! <3 🙂 Olay products never disappoint!

XO, Elizabeth T.

dailykongfidence November 5, 2019 - 12:01 am

Hi Elizabeth! You’re right, Olay products don’t and this one won’t either. TBH the night serum is the best but the eye cream is pretty good too. And you can’t beat the price point!

Tina November 4, 2019 - 9:55 pm

Ok I had no idea retinol was such a big deal!! Need to try out this Olay serum!!


dailykongfidence November 5, 2019 - 12:04 am

It’s because you’re still young lol! But in all seriousness, retinol isn’t only for anti-aging, it’s great for overall skin tone and texture. You definitely should add it to your routine.

Joelle Wonders November 4, 2019 - 11:58 pm

Thanks for your honest review! I haven’t tried this Retinol line yet but you’ve convinced me to try it! I need an eye cream and have dark circles so hoping this does the trick without being too expensive. Thank you!

– Joelle

dailykongfidence November 5, 2019 - 12:06 am

Hi Joelle, yes the eye cream is great for under eye darkness and also those fine lines. I think you would really enjoy the texture and how quickly it absorbs into your skin.

Jessica November 5, 2019 - 12:47 am

This is such a great review dear! I’d love to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

dailykongfidence November 9, 2019 - 12:29 am

I saw you are trying this too and you love the serum as well!

Nina November 5, 2019 - 7:05 am

This skincare collection sounds wonderful. Thanks for the review.


dailykongfidence November 9, 2019 - 12:30 am

It really is good and honestly, the best bang for your buck for sure!

Marie Tang November 5, 2019 - 11:11 am

I love hearing your skin care reviews! I appreciate your honesty and sharing the products that you really love. I know you use Olay products a lot and it’s great to hear that you really enjoy this night serum the best out of all the Olay products. That says a lot and I can’t wait to try it!

June November 5, 2019 - 11:50 am

I’ve been wanting to add some retinol to my skincare routine and I am glad to hear that you are liking the results with these products. I don’t like spending too much on skincare so I am definitely going to give the serum and maybe the eye cream a try. Thanks for the review!

Allie Mackin November 5, 2019 - 3:04 pm

I will have to check this out, it certainly is affordable. I hear mixed things about retinol. It is often recommended for wrinkles but I have also heard derms speak out against it as long term it can thin the skin.

Allie of

dailykongfidence November 9, 2019 - 12:31 am

Hi Allie. Interesting point regarding thinning the skin. All of these retinol products by Olay are actually surprisingly hydrating. Definitely not like your typical retinol products. My skin never feels dry after using these.

Lovely November 6, 2019 - 1:08 am

I am going to have to look into this as would love to try it out!


Eli November 6, 2019 - 6:24 am

Thanks for the recommendation! I didn’t know the brand 🙂
Have a great day


Margot November 7, 2019 - 1:21 am

Theses products sound amazing !
I would love to give it a try.
I love your pictures like always.

Radi November 7, 2019 - 1:37 am

Would love to try the serum. Currently serums are my favorite thing!


Kinga November 7, 2019 - 4:07 am

I will try them ♥

Jill November 7, 2019 - 11:57 am

I haven’t used Olay products in years! Thank you for sharing your review!

Jill – Doused in Pink

Nancy November 9, 2019 - 8:53 am

Retinol is really good for your skin, especially when you want to get rid of blemishes. I use the pharmaceutical version of retinol and it really works wonders with getting rid of your old skin! Glad the serum has been working well for you! It is good that it is available in the stores :).

Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

Nina November 10, 2019 - 6:04 pm

Thanks for sharing! Will have to try this brand.
xx- Nina

Jeanne November 10, 2019 - 7:17 pm

Haven’t tried this yet but glad it worked for you!


Kate November 12, 2019 - 4:06 am

For some reason, I am a little scared to use retinol, but I think it is about time. I think I will try these olay products! Thank you.

Kate | https://sparkleandthecity.com/

Lauren Vandiver November 12, 2019 - 8:25 pm

AMAZING!! Definitely need to check this out!!


FASHION TALES November 15, 2019 - 2:46 pm

I love using some retinol in my skincare regimen. <3 I have not tried Olay but sounds interesting. Thanks for your review. <3

Kinga November 17, 2019 - 2:43 pm

Happy new week pretty♥

Jean Lee November 23, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Thanks to your IG stories, I purchased the retinol serum and I LOVE it! Thank you for always featuring affordable products that work. I’m really enjoying the benefits of the Olay retinol serum in my daily regimen.

Mai November 25, 2019 - 7:25 pm

I haven’t tried this retional from Olay yet, but it sounds great!

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