Olay Definity - Skincare Formula May Be a Bargain, But it May Not Be the Best Option

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Olay® Definity Overview

To some extent, this formula seems to provide what it promises: it contains whiteners to improve skin tone and one of the best available moisturizers to hydrate the face. But for all its claims that Definity is an anti-aging line, Olay® did not include ingredients that relax away fine lines or wrinkles. They also failed to include a component that fixes the problem of low collagen at its source.

Ingredients At A Glance

Definity™ cream, moisturizer, and lotion include the following ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Isobutane, Propane, Acetyl Glucosamine, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Polyacrylamide, Panthenol, Polysorbate 20, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethiconol, DMDM Hydantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Laureth-4, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Safflower Seed Oil, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Soybean seed Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Soluble Collagen, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.

Ingredients In Focus

As promised, Definity™ products contain whiteners such as White Mulberry (listed as Morus Alba). Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B that whitens skin and reduces puffiness. Definity's moisturizing ingredients are also laudable: Sodium Hyaluronate and natural oils like Safflower can effectively hydrate facial tissue.

The apparent problem with Olay® Definity™ is the absence of wrinkle-fighting components. Though Argireline is readily available and proven to be a kind of safe, topical Botox that relaxes creases in the skin, Definity™ does not include it. And rather than using a restoration agent like Matrixyl 3000, which helps replenish the collagen-producing matrix of the skin, Olay chose to throw in some soluble collagen as a fleeting solution.


Hydrates the skin with a form of Hyaluranon, one of the best moisturizers available

May return the skin to a more even tone, diminishing brown spots


Testimonials from customers on product rating sites reveal quite a bit of disappointment with these formulas

Not made with an ingredient like Argireline that relaxes skin creases

No way of repairing damaged skin matrix, which produces collagen when fully restored

Olay does not offer free samples of Definity™ products on a regular basis

Final Thoughts

You cannot go on the claims of advertisements alone when you are choosing a skin care product. Some of the promises that Olay® makes regarding Definity™ formulas seem to be possible, considering their ingredients; other purported results are simply beyond the scope of Definity's™ ingredients. There is little chance any of these products will reduce wrinkles and lines or increase the amount of collagen in the skin. For fewer creases you will need to relax skin tissue with a product like Argireline; for revitalized skin that can draw on a full supply of collagen, use a quality ingredient like Matrixyl 3000 that repairs your skin on the deepest level.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04