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Olay

Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser

6.00 fl. oz. for $ 17.99
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This cleanser/scrub hybrid helps round out the Pro-X line. It is a good option for all skin types, but formula-wise it differs little from similar cleanser/scrubs in Olay’s main line. The only difference is the cost, which comes down to marketing rather than a formulary distinction. This fragrance-free cleanser is gentle and leaves skin feeling very smooth—you just don’t need to spend this much money for equally good results.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser is professionally designed to purify and renew skins texture for refreshed, smooth skin. The lathering micro-bead formula thoroughly cleanses and gently exfoliates to prime skin for your Pro-X protocol. Formulated for daily use. Fragrance free.

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Oxidized Polyethylene, Sorbitol, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-100, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

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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