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Oxy
Daily Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 15 Formula (Discontinued)
Rating
1.7 fl. oz. for $6.99
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:04.01.2013
Jar Packaging:No
pH:>4.50
Tested on animals:Unknown
Overview

This is a lightweight, oil-free daytime moisturizer suitable for normal to slightly oily skin. The active ingredients include avobenzone for UVA protection, although the salicylic acid cannot function as an exfoliant because the pH is too high. This has a semi-matte finish and a masculine scent, which may encourage young men to start using sunscreen on a daily basis.

Claims

Oil-free moisturizer, specially formulated to hydrate and soften your skin, while reducing shine. And it won't clog your pores! Provides a layer of protection against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. Amazonian Dragon's Blood Tree Extract (croton lechleri) soothes the skin, helps reduce redness, provides antiseptic benefits and promotes healing.

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone (3%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (4%). Other: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate, Behenyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Edetate Disodium, Fragrance, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Methylparaben, Peg-20, Phytosterol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Salicylic Acid, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Vitamin E, Trolamine, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum.

Brand Overview

Oxy At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; selection of fragrance-free topical disinfectants with benzoyl peroxide.

Weaknesses: Everything that's a problem for acne! Most products won't help acne, but will irritate skin with alcohol and menthol; BHA products not formulated at correct pH range to exfoliate, and also contain needless irritants.

This anti-acne line sold at drugstores has been around for years, and has gone through its share of owners, none of whom have ever produced a comprehensive, practical line of products capable of addressing the needs of those battling blemishes. Current owner Mentholatum, which purchased Oxy from GlaxoSmithKline in 2004, has been busy re-positioning the line to appeal to men, hence the sleek yet masculine black packaging and color-coded labels. The new look may draw the attention of men (and teen males) suffering with acne, but regrettably, this is not one-stop shopping and, poof, your blemishes are history. Treating and managing acne is never that simple, and the most you can net from shopping Oxy is a selection of good benzoyl peroxide products. That's a good place to start, but steer clear of the other problematic Oxy products, and instead venture over to another section of the drugstore and pick up a gentle, water-soluble cleanser from Clean & Clear, a well-formulated BHA product from Neutrogena, and (for women) a matte-finish foundation with sunscreen from Revlon, and you're on your way to a smart, over-the-counter routine to battle blemishes. Yes, it would be more convenient to simply shop Oxy and get the same things, but this line has always had more shortcomings than positives—so knowing what to choose will help you avoid irritation and frustration.

For more information about Oxy, call 1-877-636-2677 or visit www.oxyskincare.com.

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