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Olay Professional ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment

Olay Professional ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment Review

Wrinkle Cream

Product Grade
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Best Feature:
Great blend of beneficial ingredients in stable packaging
Worst Feature:
Expensive for an Olay product
Best Uses:
Reduce the signs of aging
Pricing:
$38 - $47

Where to Buy

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Price
$47.00
$37.60
$44.99
$45.99

Overview

A leader in America's skincare industry, Olay is known for great products at affordable prices. To ensure they were at the forefront of science and anti-aging technology with the Professional product line, Olay assembled the Olay Professional Advisory Board, a team of leading dermatologists and P&G scientists, to design and professionally test all of the ProX products. The ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment is formulated to reinvigorate skin and get it to perform more like it did when you were younger. Containing the highest concentration of pro-retinol and niacinamide available through Olay, the ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment penetrates deep into the skin to increase surface turnover and repair the moisture barrier. In addition to diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, it also improves skin's firmness, texture and tone. Olay claims that it is clinically proven to see anti-aging results in 28 days and the Discoloration Fighting Concentrate reduces appearance of discoloration in 8 weeks.

The ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment is available in online drugstores or local drugstores for $47.

Product Report Card Grade

We give Olay’s Professional ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment an A- because it is a great lightweight moisturizer that incorporates antioxidants and a high concentration of retinol (retinyl propionate) and niacinamide to rejuvenate skin. We love that it has a silky, smooth texture and that it is packaged appropriately to prevent light/air exposure from degrading its beneficial ingredients. While it is a great anti-aging moisturizer, we had to deduct points because it is slightly overpriced when compared to other drugstore anti-aging products that are just as effective (ex. Neutrogena).


 
This Product
Overall Score
Our Awards
Date Reviewed
January 2012
January 2012
January 2012
Pros
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
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
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; Olay products are tested on animals; somewhat expensive for drugstore face lotion
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
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.)
$38
$13
$159
Size (fluid ounces)
1.0
1.4
1.7
Active Ingredients
It contains retinyl proprionate, niacinamide and glycerin.
A patent pending formula, it contains retinol and a combination of Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 and moisturizers.
It contains 0.5% Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant.
Fragrance
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance-Free
Fragrance
Ingredients
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.
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
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.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Satisfaction guaranteed or Olay will refund your money
  • Can be used on all skin types including sensitive and acne prone skin
  • Can pack in carry-on bag for air travel
  • Can be found online and at numerous retail stores

Cons

  • Retinol can be irritating to some with sensitive skin
  • Retinol can cause sun sensitivity
  • Olay products are tested on animals
  • Somewhat expensive for drugstore face lotion

Key Features

Size
1 fluid ounce
Skin Type
Appropriate for all skin types (dry, oily and combination). 100% fragrance-free which means it won't irritate sensitive skin.
Skin Concern
Aging
Use
Morning and night
Directions
Apply to areas of concern, including crow's feet area. Avoid use on eyelids. Recommended for use with an SPF moisturizer.
Key Ingredients
Retinyl proprionate, which is a gentle form of vitamin A that conditions the skin cells to further renewal and regeneration; glycerin, which binds to moisture and smoothes the skin; and niacinamide, which enhances the regeneration of skin cells
All ingredients
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.

Reputation

Olay Professional ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment has received good online reviews from customers. In 2010, it received the award for best "Inexpensive Wrinkle Treatment" in InStyle Magazine. Olay Professional ProX Deep Wrinkle Treatment is still more expensive than typical drugstore creams, so it might make sense to try something cheaper first that also uses retinol technology.


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