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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, we assess that "Olay - Regenerist Micro" can provide reliable sun protection. We love that it can protect from both UVA and UVB rays (not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

Because it includes good moisturizing ingredients, it can also work as a hydrating day cream. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This is a "mixed" sunscreen in the sense that it uses both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") sun filters. The organic filters in the product are: avobenzone and octinoxate. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses titanium dioxide.

Irritation risk

We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be high. 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 56.03CA$ in Canada, for 24.49A$ in Australia, from 20.37$ up to 27.48$ in the United States and for 34.50£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The lightweight moisturizer immediately leaves skin hydrated and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously protecting your skin from the sun with Broad Spectrum SPF 30."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl pentapeptide-4.

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.

This product can also help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Vitamin B3 not only helps is known to help with surface skin cell turnover, and regeneration, but also leads the and exfoliation that helps remove dead, dull skin for a fresher, younger look."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The lightweight moisturizer immediately leaves skin hydrated and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously protecting your skin from the sun with Broad Spectrum SPF 30."
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: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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: niacinamide, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.7% - 5.8%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
4.3% - 5.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps improve stability of sunscreen filters and boost their effectiveness
2% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.6% - 2%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
1.4% - 1.7%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1%
A plant extract. Might have an antioxidant effect. Can be used as a fragrance
0.6% - 0.85%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.35% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3%
Declared
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
7.5%
Declared
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps improve stability of sunscreen filters and boost their effectiveness
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract. Might have an antioxidant effect. Can be used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.15%

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