I have the the regnerist serum that is fragrance free. I've been using that the last several months because i started using retinol and was afraid the cream would irritate my skin as it adjusted (because of the color and fragrance). I don't think it works nearly as well as the old formula cream, though. It looks to have pretty much the same ingredients (minus scent or color). I do find that the arginine, alanine and those "ine" item are missing from it. I'm not real sure what they are or do. lol Overall, I just don't find it as hydrating.
I know how you feel--they had a great thing going. Why nmess with it? So many people here use it and now I don't know if it is as effective or not as the old formula. But, I know I had no problems with the old one. I don't like trying new products because I never know if they will break me out or not. I'm afraid they may have ruined this formula. *sigh* At the moment, for hydration, I am using CSI Super Hyaluronic Cream (you can get it here: http://www.vitacost....sturizing-cream). It doesn't have niacinimide or any of the other great ingredients like the Olay, but it does keep my skin hydrated. It's pricey, but I wait for it to go on sale. lol
Paula's Choice has several mositurizers to choose from as well that have niacinimide, green tea, etc in them. I have sample packets I'm working on. Nothing, so far, that I like as much as the Olay, though. As far as drugstore ones, I have looked through the aisles for hours but there are so many options I just can't seem to choose. I hope others will have some suggestions and chime in to help out in the decision!
Edited by callendula, 13 March 2014 - 11:46 PM.