Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30
Olay as a brand has no shortage of products on the market designed both to fight wrinkles and protect skin from sun damage, but its Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a standout! Thanks to an ingredient list and packaging that lets it live up to all of its claim, this powerhouse sunscreen easily earns our highest rating on Beautypedia.
Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 comes in a red, opaque bottle with a pump dispenser. This is the first great move from Olay with this product, since its packaging will keep its beneficial ingredients (which we'll get to in a moment) stable in the presence of light and air! As for the lotion itself, it's lightweight and suitable for normal to combination skin (those with very dry skin might need additional hydration, and those with very oily skin won't find this mattifying enough. It's fragrance-free, and has a silky texture that absorbs easily into skin and works beautifully either on its own or under makeup.
Where Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 really makes the grade, though, is with its formula, which is excellent across the board. True to its claims, this provides reliable broad spectrum sun protection with an in-part avobenzone sunscreen. Backing up this sun protection are free radical-fighting antioxidants like vitamin E and green tea extract, and a number of skin-identical and skin repairing ingredients. Chief among those is cell-communicating niacinamide, which can also help reduce the appearance of sun damage. Rounding out the ingredients are some emollients and even a couple of peptides.
If you're looking for a moisturizer with sunscreen that can do more than just hydrate and provide sun protection, Olay Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a great option, and one we happily recommend!
- Packaged in a container that will keep its beneficial ingredients stable.
- Silky texture works well by itself or under makeup.
- Provides reliable broad spectrum sun protection.
- Contains a good mix of antioxidants and skin identical and skin repairing ingredients.
This professionally designed lotion hydrates to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to help shield skin from harmful UVA/UVB exposure.
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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