04.06.2015
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Pro-X Hydra Firming Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $29.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

The cosmeceutical-sounding claims for this moisturizer are tempting, but for the most part, this silky-textured moisturizer for normal to dry skin doesn’t distinguish itself from several less expensive Olay moisturizers. It contains some peptides and vitamin E, but all of these state-of-the-art ingredients will see their efficacy diminish due to the jar packaging. There are reasons to consider this fragrance-free moisturizer, but it’s not one we recommend with enthusiasm because of the packaging issue. A similar Olay moisturizer in better packaging (and for a lot less money) is Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream.

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Claims

Pro-X Hydra Firming Cream is designed and professionally tested as a primary solution that helps optimize elasticity and firmness by plumping and locking in moisture.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexamidine Diisethionate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Stearyl Dimethicone, Bis-Peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Methylparaben, Magnesium Sulfate, Ethylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactic Acid, Decyl Glucoside

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.