12.10.2014
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Age Defying Classic Eye Gel
0.5 fl. oz. for $10.99
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Last Updated:12.10.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

Age Defying Classic Eye Gel has a lightweight, somewhat slippery texture that feels light and refreshing. The amount and type of witch hazel have been changed, and the changes are to your skin’s benefit. Still, witch hazel in any form isn’t the best for use around the eyes. The good news is that this eye gel contains some reliable anti-irritants to counteract any potential problems from the witch hazel. However, what you really want is a skin-care product whose ingredients exert all their effort toward helping your skin rather than protecting it from problematic ingredients. All told, this isn’t a must-have item. You can get this eye gel’s chief benefit by simply applying a cool compress to your eye area (which can be helpful if you wake up with puffy eyes that are unrelated to aging).

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Claims

This fragrance-free, color-free eye gel cools on contact and delivers immediate hydration leaving the eye area—where the first signs of aging are likely to show—moisturized and refreshed.

Ingredients

Water, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhizic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Citric Acid, Alcohol, PVM/MA Copolymer

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.