Ultra Moisture Body Lotion
Olay's Ultra Moisture Body Lotion is an excellent, affordable body lotion for dry to very dry skin from the neck down. It instantly supplies skin with a very good range of skin-restoring ingredients (key among them niacinamide), emollients, antioxidants, and amino acid-based water-binding agents, all designed to repair skin's surface and keep it looking smooth and healthy.
We wish this didn't contain fragrance because of the irritation risk it presents, but at least the scent isn't overpowering. While that doesn't negate the risk of problems, it reduces the chance of skin reacting negatively.
Two more comments: This contains ingredients that leave a subtle sparkling sheen on skin. If you don't want your body lotion to have shine, this isn't the product for you. Second, this formula is strikingly similar to Olay's Quench Daily Body Lotion.
- Moisturizes and replenishes skin without feeling occlusive or greasy.
- Absorbs quickly.
- Contains anti-aging ingredients like niacinamide and antioxidants.
- Inexpensive and widely available.
- Not everyone will appreciate this lotion's subtle sparkling finish.
Ultra Moisture Lotion has a non-greasy formula with shea butter, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B3. It provides dry skin with an immediate burst of moisture that continues for 24 hours. Then, drawn deep into skins surface, it repairs and nourishes the moisture barrier to break the cycle of dry skin.
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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