03.17.2015
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Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid, Original
4 fl. oz. for $10.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.17.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid, Original contains mostly water, thickener, glycerin, oil, Vaseline, and more thickeners, plus fragrance and coloring agents to make it smell and look pretty. This is definitely a case where the original isn’t the best. Instead, it’s uninspiring and minimally helpful for dry skin.

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Claims

A light, fast penetrating moisturizer that softens and smoothes for radiant skin. It penetrates quickly and gently, providing your skin with an immediate surge of active moisture to smooth away dryness with no greasy feel. Helps your skin replenish essential fluids so it is softer, smoother and more supple. Works like the essential fluids abundant in young skin to help restore skin to its natural beauty and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Steareth-100, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Fragrance, Potassium Hydroxide, Dmdm Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Acrylates//C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Red 4

Brand Overview

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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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.