09.03.2015
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Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Aging UV Moisturizer Plus SPF 15, Fragrance-Free
1.7 fl. oz. for $19.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (19)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:09.03.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

As is typical for Olay's daytime moisturizers with sunscreen, reliable UVA protection is provided by avobenzone (which is stabilized by octocrylene). Also typical for Olay moisturizers is the inclusion of the cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide, present in this product at what is most certainly an efficacious amount.The silky texture and fragrance-free formula also contains a nice blend of antioxidants, including vitamin C and green tea, and in packaging that will keep them stable during use. It is a very good daytime moisturizer option for those with normal to slightly dry or combination skin.

Note: This product was recently downgraded from three stars to two stars, which is still considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater. This revised recommendation is due to the fact that most people are not applying sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous.

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Sunscreen Downgraded Due to Low SPF (SPF 15-20): This product was recently downgraded from its previous rating to two stars, which is still considered average. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater, with SPF ratings between 25 and 30 falling into the acceptable range.

This revised recommendation is because most do not apply sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous.

While this sunscreen will provide the SPF number on the label and has UVA-protecting ingredients, no sunscreen with an SPF lower than 20 will rate higher than two stars in Beautypedia. For more information on our criteria for rating sunscreens, please visit the Best Sunscreens or Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen section of the site.

Applying an SPF 15-rated sunscreen under a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream that offers broad-spectrum SPF 25+ will take far better care of your skin. This layering approach ensures your skin gets sufficient sun protection even if you're not applying liberally.

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Claims

For those concerned about sun exposure, the #1 cause of premature visible aging, this daily facial moisturizer provides the benefit of 7 anti-aging therapies in 1 essential product plus protection against sun damage. The results are visibly younger-looking skin that's better protected against sun damage.

Ingredients

Actives: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 5%, Octisalate 2.6%, Octocrylene 2.6%. Other: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Polyethylene, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Stearyl Alcohol, Isohexadecane, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, BHT, Polysorbate 60, PEG 4, PEG 4 Laurate, PEG 4 Dilaurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide

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.