Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 has been going through some changes. We have two ingredient lists for this product; the first one is what we keep seeing on this product’s package in stores; the second is what Olay’s Customer Service team confirms is the most current ingredient list. For now, we’re keeping both on the site because the likelihood of many consumers buying the “older” formula is high.
Both versions provide reliable broad-spectrum sun protection and include stabilized avobenzone for sufficient UVA screening. Both versions also have a lightweight base that is suitable for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin, and are loaded with beneficial anti-aging ingredients, including antioxidants, and cell-communicating ingredients. For the money, either formula is a drugstore best buy and both wear well under makeup. Both formulas contain fragrance, and the combination of that with the sunscreen actives poses a risk of a sensitized reaction, so this product isn’t for everyone (but then again, no product is going to be perfect for everyone).
Note: This product was recently downgraded from three stars to two, which is considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater. This revised recommendation is due to the fact that most people are not applying sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous. See the More Info section for details.
Sunscreen Downgraded Due to Low SPF (SPF 15-20): This product was recently downgraded from its previous rating to two stars, which is still considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater, with SPF ratings between 25 and 30 falling into the acceptable range.
This revised recommendation is because most do not apply sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous.
While this sunscreen will provide the SPF number on the label and has UVA-protecting ingredients, no sunscreen with an SPF lower than 20 will rate higher than two stars in Beautypedia. For more information on our criteria for rating sunscreens, please visit the Best Sunscreens or Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen section of the site.
Applying an SPF 15-rated sunscreen under a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream that offers broad-spectrum SPF 25+ will take far better care of your skin. This layering approach ensures your skin gets sufficient sun protection even if you're not applying liberally.
Help prevent future signs of aging with UV protection & light hydration. Regenerist Regenerating Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 visibly regenerates skin’s surface to reveal younger-looking skin that’s worth shielding.
OLD : Active: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (5.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Octocrylene (2.6%) Other: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Carnosine, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethiconol, PEG-100 Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, PEG-4, PEG-4 Laurate, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide
NEW: Active: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 4.0%, Octisalate 4.5%, Octocrylene 2.6% Inactive: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Polymethylsilsequoxane, Dimethicone, Isopropyol Isostearate, Panthenol, Palmtioyl Pentapeptide-4, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E),Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Ascorbic Acid, Allantonin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloylddimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PTFT, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Isohecadecane, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate 60, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PEG-100 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide.
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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