Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Energizing with Vitamin C & Bergamot
Olay’s Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Energizing with Vitamin C & Bergamot nails the aesthetics of what a great face mist should be but still falls short of what it takes to rank among the best.
This water-like product comes in a plastic bottle topped with one of the better mist dispensers we’ve tried. The mist comes out as a very fine spray, meaning it works well over makeup or on its own without heavily misting your face.
The formula contains skin-replenishing niacinamide (vitamin B3) along with antioxidant vitamin C (listed in the ingredients as ascorbyl glucoside). These are great ingredients to have, but this mist would be far more impressive with additional skin-restoring ingredients and antioxidants.
Another strike against this mist: it contains irritants in the form of grapefruit extract, bergamot extract, and fragrance. All three have the potential to cause irritation (which isn’t energizing), especially if used daily, meaning you’re better off with some of the superior toners and face mists that skip these missteps.
- Mist action is very fine and works well over makeup.
- Contains skin-replenishing niacinamide and vitamin C.
- Including potentially-irritating citrus fruit extracts.
- Contains fragrance, which can trigger skin irritation.
Transform skin from looking tired to wired with the Olay Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Energizing face spray. When skin feels dry, dull or exhausted, wake up its senses with the revitalizing and hydrating benefits of a Vitamin C, Bergamot and Vitamin B3 mist. Every cloudlike mist instantly quenches and energizes, leaving your face looking bright and makeup looking refreshed.
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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