Deep Hydration Serum B3 + Hyaluronic Acid
Olay’s Deep Hydration Serum B3 + Hyaluronic Acid promises to leave skin dewy, hydrated and looking healthier after just two weeks. Our verdict? This research-backed formula does exactly that!
Housed in an opaque bottle and dispensed via dropper, Deep Hydration Serum has a silky, fluid-gel consistency that glides across skin. It absorbs down to a lightweight, imperceptible finish, suitable for any skin type.
True to claim, the fragrance-free formula contains a healthy dose of niacinamide (vitamin B3) and sodium hyaluronate (a derivative of hyaluronic acid)—both of which are proven to hydrate skin. In particular, sodium hyaluronate does a fantastic job of attracting moisture and retaining it in skin, which can lead to a visible plumping effect. The glycerin and squalane in this formula add to that effect and work well with the other ingredients to fortify skin’s barrier.
We’re particularly excited about niacinamide as the second ingredient because it offers a host of benefits for skin that go beyond hydration, including diminishing signs of aging, brightening dull tone and even helping to minimize enlarged pores. Olay really makes good on their promise of healthier-looking skin here.
While Deep Hydration Serum may seem a little pricier than your average drugstore skincare product, we’re happy to report you’re getting a good bang for your buck here.
Front-loaded with ingredients proven to intensely hydrate skin.
- Front-loaded with ingredients proven to intensely hydrate skin.
- Contains a healthy dose of niacinamide to deliver brighter, healthier, youthful skin.
- Fluid-gel consistency is compatible with all skin types.
- Packaged to preserve the stability of the formula.
- Fragrance free.
Like a cool drink of water for your skin. Experience instantly hydrated, dewy skin and a visibly healthy complexion in just two weeks of daily use of this powerful serum. We’ve crafted this Deep Hydration Serum with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to penetrate your skin’s surface and quench dryness from within.
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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