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Product summary

"Olay - Total Effects UV Day Cream" "is a broad spectrum sunscreen meaning that it protects both from UVB rays (" burning "- they cause sunburn) and UVA rays (" aging "- they don't cause sunburn but lead to premature aging and pigmentation issues). However, it does not offer enough sun protection. We recommend to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily.

Because it includes good moisturizing ingredients, it can also work as a hydrating day cream. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product helps prevent early signs of aging.

Sunscreen filters

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

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. 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.


The product retails at around 4.27£ in the United Kingdom.

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