Eczema Prone Skin Soothing Body Wash
Olay’s Eczema Prone Skin Soothing Body Wash delivers a silky-feeling cleansing experience that’s gentle on skin. The fragrance-free formula lives up to its promise of being an optimal choice for anyone with sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Housed in a large opaque pump bottle, this body wash has a creamy consistency that transforms into a velvety sudsy lather as it mixes with water. The smooth-glide formula slips over skin, and as you rinse, skin is left feeling comfortably clean thanks to the mild surfactants.
Emollient-rich petrolatum and soothing oat kernel extract are nice additions to the formula, along with skin-conditioning agents. The vitamin B3 that Olay proudly touts in this product’s marketing comes from niacinamide. Niacinamide offers a multitude of benefits for skin, but in the limited amount of time it’s left on skin in a rinse-off formula such as this, you’re most likely just reaping the skin calming properties. That’s good enough reason to include it, and we’re glad to see that Olay isn’t making over-the-top claims about it.
The fact that this formula is fragrance free is great news for all skin types but especially so for the eczema-prone skin its marketed toward. (If you didn’t you already know, fragrance is a trigger for skin irritation.)
Between the luxe sensorial experience this body wash provides + its gentle formula, this is a budget-friendly body wash easily earns our top rating! It‘s also great for use on babies and children—strongly preferred to body washes that are loaded with fragrance.
- Delivers a silky-feeling cleansing experience that’s gentle on skin.
- Good mix of emollients, skin-conditioning agents, and soothing oat extract.
- Leaves skin feeling comfortably clean.
- Fragrance free (especially crucial for eczema-prone skin).
Eczema-prone skin will appreciate the TLC that comes in every bottle of Olay Soothing Body Wash. Its rich and creamy lather infuses sensitive eczema-prone skin with ingredients that leave it feeling hydrated and healthy looking. Specially crafted with Oat Extract and Vitamin B3 Complex, this nourishing body wash quenches thirsty skin for long-lasting moisture. This soothing body wash is made without parabens, dyes, or soap so it's gentle enough for everyday use. Plus, it rinses off clean without leaving an oily, coated feel.
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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