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Olay

Active Hydrating Cream, Original

2.00 fl. oz. for $ 7.40
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Active Hydrating Cream, Original is active in name only, and is one of Olay’s most boring, do-nothing moisturizers. It’s an average option for dry skin, nothing more.

Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: Yes

Penetrates quickly, providing your skin with an immediate surge of active moisture to soothe dryness without a greasy feel. Over time, it helps your skin replenish its own essential fluids, so it is softer, smoother and more supple. Works like the essential fluids abundant in young skin to help restore skin to its natural beauty and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Carbomer, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, EDTA, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Red 4

Olay At-A-Glance

Starting decades ago with the now-classic Oil of Olay, this brand now offers an extensive range of skin-care products sold at drugstores and mass-market stores. Today's Olay lineup for those concerned about staving off the effects of aging skin is impressive, comprising their Regenerist, Pro X, and Total Effects lines. All of these (and several other Olay products) contain the B vitamin niacinamide. As you might expect, the claims made for it are inflated, but niacinamide is a very helpful ingredient for all skin types, capable of exerting multiple benefits.

In fact, perhaps the biggest complaint about Olay is that there are a number of repetitive formulas within and between the sub-brands make this line confusing and tricky to shop! Still, there is a lot to like about this drugstore stalwart, with its main drawback being a few formulas containing fragrance or other ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation.

For more information about Olay, owned by Procter & Gamble, call (800) 285-5170 or visit www.olay.com.

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