03.18.2015
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Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $29.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (1)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.18.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

This moisturizer has a slightly heavier texture than the Olay Pro-X Hydra Firming Cream, and because of that those with dry to very dry skin will likely enjoy this product’s performance best, but don’t take that to mean this is the antiwrinkle moisturizer you’ve been waiting for. To Olay’s credit, their claims for this moisturizer are accurate: It smoothes the appearance of lines and wrinkles while improving skin’s texture. Those benefits are the beginning of any well-formulated moisturizer, and this one certainly qualifies. What holds it back from a better rating is the jar packaging. When you’re loading your moisturizer with peptides and also including antioxidants, you should know that consistent exposure to light and air isn’t going to keep these fragile ingredients around for long. A less expensive version of this product that comes in better packaging is Olay Regenerist Reversal Treatment Foam.

Community Reviews
Claims

Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream is designed and professionally tested to smooth uneven textures with moisture, combating the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Heavier texture compared to Hydra Firming Cream.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-7, Carnosine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Elastin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Laureth-7, Stearic Acid, PEG-4 Dilaurate, PEG-4 Laurate, Decyl Glucoside, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Mica

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.