03.12.2015
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Total Effects Night Firming Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $22.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

Total Effects Night Firming Cream doesn’t have anything special up its sleeve that makes it ideal for nighttime use. It’s a good moisturizer with a silky texture and enough film-forming agent to help make normal to dry skin look smoother. Olay includes some notable anti-aging ingredients, but most of them won’t remain stable due to jar packaging. Niacinamide, the star B-vitamin Olay uses throughout their line, is present in an amount that’s definitely efficacious. That’s great (and niacinamide isn’t prone to breaking down in the presence of light or air) but for all of niacinamide’s benefits, it isn’t capable of firming skin to a noticeable degree.

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Claims

This nightly moisturizer firms skin appearance and provides 7 anti aging benefits in 1 product all while you sleep. Moisturizes to firm skin appearance while you sleep. Fights 7 signs of aging.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyacrylamide, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol ,Tocopheryl Acetate, Behenyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Titanium Dioxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Dimethiconol, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Ethylparaben, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Ammonium Polyacrylate

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.