Olay Regenerist Luminous SPF20 Moisturiser with Niacinamide for Glowing Skin

Olay - Regenerist Luminous SPF20 Moisturiser with Niacinamide for Glowing Skin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
84 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
PROMISES:

Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
84 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Exfoliation
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide, sodium ascorbyl phosphate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide and NAG work in unison to refine uneven texture and tone, advocating for bright, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide and NAG work in unison to refine uneven texture and tone, advocating for bright, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide and NAG work in unison to refine uneven texture and tone, advocating for bright, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product might help exfoliate the skin with acetyl glucosamine, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Regenerist Luminous SPF20 Moisturiser with Niacinamide for Glowing Skin"
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WIMJ summary

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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen

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