February 19, 09
With it’s cool packaging and a formula that includes Olay Regenerist ingredients and an invisible suspension technology – it’s definitely worth a try.
I had a chance to ‘email’ chat with P&G’s Cosmetics Senior Scientist – Dr. Sarah Vickery – to find out exactly how this ‘invisible suspension technology’ really works. Take a look at our Q&A:
Sandy: For those who don’t know, what is Simply Ageless Foundation?
Dr. Vickery: Most makeup, even expensive department store makeup, can settle into fine lines and wrinkles and make you look older. But CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless foundation instantly makes you look younger because it evens skin without settling into fine lines. This is because Simply Ageless has a breakthrough suspension formula, containing an Olay Regenerist serum, which acts as a textural and color equalizer. It’s lightweight and liquid enough to flow over the skin, yet firm enough to remain suspended over fine lines and wrinkles.
Sandy: Tell me about the collaboration with CoverGirl and Olay? Why Olay?
Dr. Vickery: CoverGirl’s makeup expertise combined with Olay’s skin care expertise makes for an exciting collaboration. Working with Olay allows us to provide a best in class beauty benefit while also improving skin condition over time. The key to amazing skin at every age is even texture and tone. CoverGirl’s makup expertise delivers beautiful, texture smoothing coverage instantly, while Olay’s Regenerist serum provides skin tone and texture benefits over time – it’s the perfect combination.
Sandy: How does it work to stay suspended over fine lines?
Dr. Vickery: The key is the product form. We designed Simply Ageless to deliver on even tone and texture through a unique set of transformations that allow the formula to go from cream to liquid and back to cream again. The Simply Ageless formula contains a combination of waxes specially chosen because they melt at skin temperature when friction is applied. So, upon application to the skin, the formula melts to a liquid that allows the product to glide across skin without dragging. Unlike other liquid makeups, however, the waxes provide support by creating an invisible suspension system that holds the pigments above texture in a fine mesh as the formula transitions back into a cream. The result is an ultra-fine layer of coverage that beautifully evens skin, without settling into fine lines and wrinkles.
Sandy: How does it improve the skin condition over time?
Dr. Vickery: When you see Simply Ageless, you’ll notice a beautiful white swirl in the product. This is the Olay Regenerist serum, which has a combination of vitamins, skin conditioners and anti-oxidants that help improve skin texture. Niacinamide used in the serum has been clinically shown to improve the skin’s condition by strengthening the moisture barrier and helping promote collagen generation, and anti-oxidants help protect the skin from free radicals. The foundation also has SPF 22.
Sandy: Who can wear this foundation?
Dr. Vickery: CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless was formulated for women who want coverage that evens skin, without settling in fine lines and wrinkles, for amazing skin at every age.
Sandy: Is it good for all skin types?
Dr. Vickery: Yes, CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless is good to all skin types, and due to the Olay Regenerist serum, has even been clinically shown to provide a skin health benefit to women with sensitive skin.
Sandy: What is the coverage like?
Dr. Vickery: Simply Ageless provides customizable, buildable coverage that ranges from medium to full.
Sandy: How many shades will it offer?
Dr. Vickery: CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless is available in 15 shades.
Sandy: What will it retail for?
Dr. Vickery: MSRP, $18.99
Sandy: When and where will it be available?
Dr. Vickery: CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation is available now at drug, grocery and mass-market retail outlets nationwide.
Sandy: Where can people go for more information?
Thanks Dr. Vickery for all your help!
And don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!