Olay vs No 7: Which Brand Should You Choose?

Aging is natural in humans. And anything natural should be left to be. If you’re seeing fine lines, wrinkles, etc as a result of getting older, there is not much you can do about it.

But if you have rough skin, eczema, dark spots, etc that makes your skin unpleasant, you can do something about that.

Fortunately, both Olay and No7 have good serums you can try out. In this article, I look at the Olay Regenerist (a very popular serum from Olay) and No 7 Protect & Perfect, which is similar to the Regenerist.

Though they have similar ingredients and similar price points, there are a few differences between them. Both are decent, but if you’re looking at choosing just one, you need to know which one is most suitable. That’s where this article comes in.

Olay vs No 7: Which Brand Should You Choose?

The most important question to ask when getting a beauty product is whether it’ll work or not. A product can be excellent, come with the most natural ingredients but might be ineffective when you use it.

That could be because of your skin condition, type, or your age bracket. Since these are important factors, let’s compare both the Regenerist and Protect & Perfect serum based on that.

Skin Condition

Many people find creams like the Regenerist and No7 Protect & Perfect serums are good for clearing skin problems like eczema, pimple, acne, dark spots, and the rest.

If you have any of these, you may be thinking about which of the two may be suitable. From my research, I found a few users who claim the Protect & Perfect cream helps to clear the acne on their skin.

The Regenerist, on the other hand, has no positive review in that aspect. Of all those I checked, all report no improvement in their acne after using the cream.

Both products claim to help with wrinkles.

A few user claim that the Olay Regenerist help them clear and keep wrinkles at bay. I assume the same result is possible with the No7 Protect & Perfect.

The same thing with fine lines. Based on my research, I’ll say they tally (meaning that they should be both effective against these skin conditions I mentioned).

Skin Type

Both the Protect & Perfect and Regenerist serum is suitable for sensitive skin. During my research, a lot of those who use them on sensitive skin never have complaints. Based on that, if you have sensitive skin, I’d say you’re good to try any of the two. 


Looking at the ingredients, I’ll say both are quite similar. They contain vitamins, glycerin, and some plant extracts. Here is a list of ingredients on both serums:

Olay Regenerist Serum – Ingredients 

  • Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin, Polymethylsilesquioxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 3, Carnosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Bis Peg/Ppg 14 Dimethicone, Peg 10 Dimethicone, Peg 100 Stearate, Peg 10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5, Amino-Peptide, Vitamin E, Green Tea

Protect & Perfect Intense Serum – Ingredients 

  • Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua/Water/Eau (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Arabinogalactan, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract (Alfalfa), Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Carbomer,, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Root Extract, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide


In terms of price, I think both products are priced similarly. But from my research, I have a feeling that the Protect & Perfect serum will be a little more expensive.

Though I’m not sure if you’ll be trying to save or not, I’ll rank them equally here since the price difference is small. However, if you decide to do price comparison shopping, you may be able to widen the gap between the price point of both products.

Age Bracket

It’s a fact that the skin changes with our ages. So should the products we use.

Some products are specially made for the younger generation while others are formulated for elderly people. Whatever age bracket you find yourself in, you’re likely to see a suitable product from your favorite brands.

The Olay Regenerist Cream is effective for ages beginning from the 20s up to 40 years of age. If you’re older than that, you may want to make specific inquiries from the brand on a suitable product for your age.

The No7 Protect & Perfect Intense, on the other hand, is more suitable for ages 35 to 45. Those above this age bracket can go for the Lift & Luminate, from the same brand.

These products are formulated to minimize loss of skin firmness, clear deep lines, and wrinkles, and smoothes uneven skin tone.

As you can see, the Olay Regenerist is more suitable for young people while the Protect & Perfect is geared towards older people.


The sweet thing is that both serums can be used together. Some users have found it to be effective without any negative effects.

Also, when you look at reviews on both products online, you’ll quickly see that they are varied. While a good number of people are satisfied, a few others found no difference in their skin after using them.

One sure thing that’ll affect your result is the skin type. If you have oily skin, you may end up seeing a different result to someone having dry skin. So, keep that in mind.

Age is another thing that’ll certainly affect the effectiveness of the product.

As you get older, your skin changes. You may find that what worked extremely well for you when you were younger hardly has any effect on your skin.

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