OlayRegenerist Regenerating Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
1.7 fl. oz. for $25.99
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With this product, Olay's goal was to create a daytime moisturizer with a high level of sun protection that felt like a silky, lightweight moisturizer rather than a heavy, occlusive sunscreen. They succeeded brilliantly. This in-part avobenzone sunscreen (the avobenzone is stabilized with octocrylene) feels wonderfully light yet makes skin feel smooth, moisturized, and protected.

Yes, there are lighter products out there that carry lower SPF ratings, and many of those are excellent, too. However, people with normal to oily or combination skin who desire or need a high SPF rating should check this product out. It contains an impressive blend of cell-communicating ingredients and antioxidants and works beautifully under makeup. It really does set quickly and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. We hope Olay launches a fragrance-free version, too; it would make an already great product that much better.

Last Updated:12.12.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
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Works to renew skin’s surface cells and hydrate the skin for visible anti-aging results. Broad-spectrum SPF 50 sun protection protects skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, helping to prevent premature aging while rejuvenating skin’s appearance. The light, non-greasy formula won’t clog pores and absorbs quickly into skin.


Active: Homosalate (15%), Oxybenzone (6%), Octisalate (5%), Avobenzone (3%), Octocrylene (2.7%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Niacinamide, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Carnosine, Ascorbic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Isohexadecane, Allantoin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethiconol, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-4 Laurate, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PEG-4, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

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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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