Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oil of Olay ProX line Review

Hi Bellas,

I recently tried out Oil of Olay's new ProX line. Seems to me like this brand is really trying to step its game up with more advanced lines of products. And for $61.50 for three products, this line is definitely a few steps ahead of it's regular price point.

It came in a really snazzy packaging. Do you think the model's skin looks that good because of the product?

I love how they have such clear instructions in the packaging.

The set includes: Eye Restoration cream, Age Repair Lotion with SPF30, and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. I really like how the line came with all 3 products makes it a lot easier to put together a face routine.

I'm a big fan of Oil of Olay's Daily Moisturizer with SPF15 for sensitive skin. As you might know, I really do have sensitive skin. I break out into disfiguring hives (okay maybe that's an exaggeration, but I do get allergy rashes) when it comes to a lot of face products.

This line seems like it's geared towards repairing fine lines and wrinkles. At this stage in my life, i'm more so trying to prevent this from happening. Still, I was excited to see the results.

Check out the ingredients:

Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30 Active Ingredients: Homosalate (8.0%), Avobenzone (3.0%), Octocrylene (2.25%), Ensulizole (2.0%)Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Nylon 12, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Triethanolamine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide 7, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4, Carnosine, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, PEG 100 Stearate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG 4, Decyl Glucoside, Lactic Acid, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Dimethiconol, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, BHT

Eye Restoration Complex: Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Caffeine, Isopropyl Isostearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Dipeptide 7, Palmitoyl Dipeptide 4, Carnosine, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Titanium Dioxide, Polysorbate 80, Propylparaben, Stearic Acid, PEG 4 Dilaurate, PEG 4 Laurate, Decyl Glucoside, Lactic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PEG 4, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA

Wrinkle Smoothing Cream: Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethiconol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Dipeptide 7, Carnosine, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 4, Elastin, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Polymethylsilsequioxane, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Laureth 7, Stearic Acid, PEG 4 Dilaurate, PEG 4 Laurate, Decyl Glucoside, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Mica

There is a lot going on huh? I'm definitely not a skincare expert so I decided to follow the steps and see what happened.

Results: OMG my skin broke out into those nasty hives I was telling you about! On top of it, my skin got this really rough feeling texture...almost like Sand Paper. My skin definitely does not react well to all of the ingredients. I think the product is too strong for me.

My conclusion: This line seems like it's more for mature skin who are actually looking for age repair solutions...hence all of the specific ingredients. If you're into prevention like me, I would skip. If you have super sensitive skin like me, please be wary. It's also super expensive. I realize that Oil of Olay is attempting to offer a more upscale line, but it's still hard for me to swallow. On a positive note, I will say that the eye cream seemed to work okay on adverse reactions. I think i'll use that one for my mature clients and throw it in the kit.

Would I repurchase? Nope! I'm sticking with my current skincare regimen--it's cheaper and works better for me.

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist


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Product Junkie Diva said...

Aww I'm sorry you had a negative experience with this product. Maybe something all natural would be better for you. I have very sensitive skin too so thanks for the warning.

Askmewhats said...

thanks for the review!! wonderful!!!

Girl with Curl said...

Ooh thanks for this review. I've found a skin care line from the Body Shop that works for me but, I ran out the other day and have been too lazy to get some more. I'm going to stay away from the Oil of Olay Prox line. I have really sensitive skin too.

Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for this review RR - will not be dropping a needless $60 now!


Tammy M said...

Hey Ren!
This stuff really made me break out too!!! I thought it was because I had oily skin, i don't know. Plus the night cream felt like it was sitting "on top" of my skin, not absorbed...
Still trying to get my skin back to normal...

Yas said...

Aww...that just sucks that it didn't work out mama. I was wondering if that stuff is worth checking out but sadly it sounds like the answer is no. Thanks for the review Ren!

FuN and MakeUp said...

nice review.. thanks!

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Ahhh. Hope your skin gets better. Loved your newest tutorial btw! <3

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Jamilla Camel said...

OMG!! I've never seen anyone have an experience like that with Olay products!

Thanks for your review--and I am sorry for your rashes!

I will stick to my Olay Microsculpting cream, which works really well for me.

qazqer said...

I have problem with this product

Linda said...

let me tell you....I'm using Pro X and that is the best I've ever tried. Since I started, people are asking me what i did to my face...even if I used botox!!!...don't you think that's much to say????....A+ for these products!!!

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