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Olay

Age Defying Classic Night Cream

2.00 fl. oz. for $ 10.39
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Age Defying Classic Night Cream is similar to the Age Defying Daily Renewal Cream, and the same review applies (both are preferred for nighttime use becuase neither provides sun protection, which is the only meaningful difference between a day cream and night cream).

It's an option as a BHA exfoliant due to its salicylic acid content (approximately 2%), but the pH of 2. is unusually low and may prove too irritating for daily use, so proceed with caution. The base formula, which begins creamy but sheers out to a thin lotion that provides minimal hydration, is best for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin.

The jar packaging this comes in isn't the most hygienic optoin, nor can it do a good job of keeping the vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) stable once opened so really, the only reason to consider this is for its exfoliating abilities.

Note: Previously called Age Defying Intensive Nourishing Night Cream

Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: Yes

A non-greasy formula that contains a beta hydroxy complex with chamomile and is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). This rejuvenating formula with chamomile hydrates skin with nourishing moisture overnight to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you awake to firmer looking skin. With a beta hydroxy complex, it gently renews skins surface while you sleep to significantly reduce the signs of aging, revealing younger looking skin.

Water, Glycerin, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Salicylic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, 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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