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Olay

Age Defying Classic Cleanser

6.78 fl. oz. for $ 5.99
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Age Defying Classic Cleanser is a good cleansing lotion/scrub that contains gentle cleansing agents for normal to dry skin, though the beta hydroxy complex will not exfoliate skin because it's rinsed off before it can begin to work. What will exfoliate mildly are the polyethylene beads this cleanser contains.

Pros:

Contains gentle cleansing agents.

Polyethylene beads provide gentle manual exfoliation.

Cons:

Beta hydroxy acid complex can't exfoliate skin in this formula.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Combines beta hydroxy complex with gentle microbeads to reveal fresher, radiant skin. It cleanses by gently lifting away dirt, oil and makeup. It renews and reveals by gently lifting away dull, dry skin to start reducing the signs of aging. Skin becomes noticeably softer and smoother the minute you cleanse.

Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Behenyl Alcohol, PPG-30, Steareth-2, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA

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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