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Product summary

"Olay - Classic Care Beauty Fluid Essential Moisture Nourishing Day Fluid - Sensitive" has a good moisturizing formula. As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Alanine, arginine, betaine, glutamic acid and glycerin in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum, arginine, dimethicone and dimethiconol in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 6.99£ in the United Kingdom.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Classic Care Beauty Fluid Essential Moisture Nourishing Day Fluid ."
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: alanine, arginine.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains lysine, serine, threonine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
4.2% - 5.2%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.6% - 4.4%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
2.8% - 3.4%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.5%
1.8% - 2.2%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
1.6% - 1.9%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.2% - 1.4%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.2%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.75% - 1.15%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.75% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.1%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.65% - 1%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.65% - 1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.55% - 0.85%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together. It is used to stabilize the product formulation and create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%

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