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Olay

Age Defying 2-in-1 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream + Serum

1.70 fl. oz. for $ 12.99
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This product is primarily a serum, not a cream, and overall is not as well formulated as other Olay serums that cost a bit more. This mix of water, silicones, glycerin, an absorbent, and niacinamide contains a smattering of other anti-aging ingredients, including vitamin E and green tea. The difference between this and other Olay serums is the amount of anti-aging ingredients. Simply put, they're in shorter supply here.

Labeling this a day cream is misleading because without sunscreen you would not want to count on this for your only daytime product. If worn during daylight hours, you should follow with a product rated SPF 15 or greater because that is essential for anti-aging results.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Packaged to keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable.
  • Contains niacinamide, a beneficial skin-care ingredient.
Cons:
  • Doesn't contain as much anti-aging ingredients as other (more expensive) Olay products or those we rate "BEST."
  • Contains fragrance and synthetic dyes.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

This 2-in-1 formula expertly combines an anti-wrinkle cream with a firming serum, so you can achieve a lotwithout spending a lot.

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dimethiconol, Polyacrylamide C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Laureth-4, Benzophenone-4, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance/Parfum, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Yellow 5, Red 40

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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