Friday, August 17, 2018

Wrinkle Cream: Compare


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Pros
Inexpensive; effective, well-formulated cream; lightweight, non-greasy and absorbent; oil-free; non-comedogenic (won't clog pores); fragrance-free; dermatologist tested; good for acne prone skin
Effective, well-formulated OTC treatment; satisfaction guaranteed or Olay will refund your money; can be used on all skin types including sensitive and acne prone skin
Highly regarded among aestheticians and dermatologists; 30-day return policy with full refund; lightweight, non-greasy, absorbent formula; not tested on animals
Cons
Retinol can initially irritate skin and make it sensitive to sun exposure; Neutrogena tests their products on animals; Cosmeticsdatabase.com gives the cream a moderate rating (5 out of 10) on its hazard scale
Retinol can initially irritate skin and make it sensitive to sun exposure; Olay products are tested on animals; somewhat expensive for drugstore face lotion
Expensive; many users reported developing rashes, hives and/or itchy skin; fragrance may irritate sensitive skin
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily and Combination
Skin Concern
Aging
Aging
Aging
Price (est.)
$13
$38
$159
Size (fluid ounces)
1.4
1.0
1.7
Active Ingredients
A patent pending formula, it contains retinol and a combination of Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 and moisturizers.
It contains retinyl proprionate, niacinamide and glycerin.
It contains 0.5% Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant.
Fragrance
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance
Ingredients
Water, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Dimethicone, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Retinol, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, BHT, Carbomer
Water, glycerin, niacinamide,C12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, Polyethylene, stearyl alcohol, cetyl Palmitate, retinyl propionate, tocopheryl Acetate, palmitoyl dipeptide-7, Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, caprylic/capric Triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, behenyl Alcohol, sodium acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Panthenol, isohexadecane, cetyl Ricinoleate, dmdm hydantoin, carbomer, Polysorbate 80, polysorbate 20, disodium Edta, peg-100 stearate, stearic acid, sodium Hydroxide, bht, decyl glucoside, Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, lactic acid.
Ingredients are not listed on Elizabeth Arden's website, but Beautypedia.com lists the following: Water/Aqua/Eau, Peg-8, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Hydroxydecyl Ubiquinoyl Dipalmitoyl Glycerate (Idebenone), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Ergothioneine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Leaf Ferment Filtrate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Pca, Trehalose, Urea, Phospholipids, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyquaternium-51, Polyisobutene, Xanthan Gum, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Tetrasodium Edta, Mica, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)
Product Design
It comes in an opaque tube to limit exposure to light, air and other external contaminants.
It comes in an opaque tube to limit exposure to light, air and other external contaminants.
It comes in an opaque pump bottle to limit exposure to light, air and other external contaminants.
 
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