Olay Pro-X Age Repair Lotion

Olay’s Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30 is a moisturizer for slightly dry, normal, and slightly oil skin. Its primary ingredient is glycerin, which is found in hundreds, if not thousands, of competing products. Like most Olay products for daytime use, it offers avobenzone for protection from the skin-damaging UV-A rays of the sun. It contains peptides, which lie on the surface of the skin until the first time it is washed, giving it a plump and silky appearance as they combine with the natural moisture in the skin.

The product also offers niacinamide, also known as vitamin B-3. Niacinamide taken in an excessive dosage as an oral supplement can cause skin flushing and aggravate rosacea, but niacinamide in a skin care lotion seems to stimulate capillary circulation in the dermis, just below the outermost layer of the skin, and prevent moisture loss by increasing the skin’s concentration of essential fatty acids. It interacts with certain processes in the melanocytes that enable it to keep irregular pigmentation from forming.

This product only has a minimal amount of vitamin E and other antioxidants that can restore the skin. It is more accurate to describe it as a tool of age spot prevention than as a product for age repair.

Suggested retail price: US $47 for 2.5 oz.

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