12.10.2014
3541
Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment
1 fl. oz. for $29.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.10.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

You might think that this product is another of the spackle-type moisturizers that have been showing up at cosmetic counters with a thicker texture meant to temporarily fill in lines and minor wrinkles. It isn’t. Instead, this is akin to a lightweight moisturizer, which is being marketed as a specialty treatment by Olay.

This doesn’t contain a single ingredient that distinguishes it in any meaningful way from other Olay products, but it’s worth considering for its blend of cell-communicating ingredients and antioxidants, all in a silky, thin lotion texture that pairs well with other products. Olay’s packaging helps keep the vitamin A in this product stable, which is a very good thing. The form of retinol included is retinyl propionate, which also appears in Olay’s Age Defying line, though jar packaging prevails for most of that line, which makes those products useless.

All told, Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment has the better formula compared with Olay’s other products with retinol, but its price should give you pause. If retinol is what you’re after, keep in mind that RoC and Neutrogena have compelling options in that category for less money.

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Claims

Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment is designed and professionally tested for the deepest wrinkles. This Specialized Treatment penetrates deep into your skin’s surface, combating the appearance of wrinkles.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Retinyl Propionate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Carnosine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Isohexadecane, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT, Decyl Glucoside, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate, Lactic Acid

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.