Olay anti-wrinkle eye gel (review)

Hey guys, happy Good Friday . I hope y’all are doing well.

On my quest for an eye cream that would help reduce the fine lines around and below my eyes, I recently purchased the Olay anti-wrinkle essential anti-ageing eye gel.

This eye gel “visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area”.

Proven ingredients: Contains green tea, vitamin B3 and Pro vitamin B5, in a special formula that revitalizes the eye area and diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. The fresh moisturizing gel, contains cucumber and witch hazel extracts, visibly smoothes fine lines and wrinkles.

 Also it’s said to be

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Oil free
  • fragrance free

Interestingly it contains Niacinamide which I know is a natural lightening agent and citric acid.

It’s a gel and on application disappears into your skin. It also has this cooling effect on the skin and doesn’t give off any burning or stinging sensation.


  1. It’s gel. I love anything with gel consistency.
  2. It comes in a transparent jar. I love the packaging
  3. It has skin loving ingredients like cucumber, witch hazel, green tea and other vitamins
  4. It contains no harmful lightening agents.


  1.  It actually contains different paraben compounds which was unknown to me at the time I bought it. There’s actually a lot of contention about whether parabens are harmful to the skin or not so for me, it’s probably a red light or are we being too cautious? And to think i got it for 2,100 naira at casabella Ikeja city mall.

Moving on, I’ve noticed a softening and smoothing out of my under eye area but not so much of the disappearance of those fine lines. I’m still watching it  though. As for the dark circles, i know it will take niacinamide about 4 weeks before we see the eye area lighten up. It comes in a 15ml jar.

So there you have it. Any eye creams you think is working for you right now? I’d love to hear from you.

Cheers. Ifeoluwa

This Article Has 2 Comments
  1. Feli says:

    Hi there, stumbled upon your site while looking for this product. Do you think there’s a chance that the product you have is a counterfeit?

    I bought mine today (also in Nigeria) on a whim and I’ve been looking high and low for product reviews. I only see an Olay gel called ‘firm and lift’, which this one isn’t. And besides your site and the one I have, I haven’t seen anyone else post packaging that looks like this (I.e it only says eye gel and nothing else). Let me know what you think.

    • Ifeoluwa says:

      Hi Feli, Possibly. I do not know but the store in which it bought it doesn’t or at least shouldn’t sell counterfeit products I suppose. I could be a discontinued product or one that didn’t make a lot of sales abroad so they decided to bring it down to Africa for sale. I really don’t know but as at the time i bought it, i just wanted an eye cream so I didn’t really consider reviews. May i ask where you purchased it? I suggest you don’t use it if in doubt.

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