Ultra Moisture Body Wash
This is a very good moisturizing body wash that's best for normal to dry skin.The "ultra moisture"doesn’t come from the teeny-tiny amount of shea butter; instead, it comes from petrolatum (Vaseline). That's not bad, it just makes theclaim misleading. Olay updated the formula with a change to the cleansing agents and a higher amount of salt (sodium chloride), so this isn’t quite as moisturizing as it once was. Despite containing sodium lauryl sulfate, the amount of this drying cleansing agent isn’t great enough to cause problems, not to mention the amount of petrolatum (Vaseline) all but keeps the sodium lauryl sulfate from being a troublemaker for skin. Bottom line: this is still a body wash we recommend, and the price is more than fair considering the generous size.
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash gives you nourished, beautiful skin with: Cleansing: soap-free formula for gentle cleansing. Moisturizing: nourishing Olay moisturizers enhanced with shea butter penetrate deep within the surface to condition the driest skin for up to 24 hours.
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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