Olay Age Defying Protective Renewal Lotion

Olay Age Defying Protective Renewal Lotion
Age Defying Protective Renewal LotionAge Defying Protective Renewal Lotion


30 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$


Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (6%), Zinc Oxide (3%); Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Polyacrylamide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Laureth 7, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG 20/20 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Steareth 21, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Octyl Salicylate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Disodium EDTA, Steareth 2, Oleth 3 Phosphate, Fragrance

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on 8/6/2016 6:55:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

My review is for the Canadian version. My bottle is labeled as Olay Age Defying protective renewal lotion. In the corner on the box it specifies SPF 15. The package/box is black and the bottle inside is white.

Ingredients listed from the US Olay site:

6% Octinoxate, 3% Zinc Oxide, Water/Eau, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Steareth-21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Behenyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Peg/Ppg-20/20 Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Disodium Edta, Steareth-2, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Ascorbic Acid.

The Canadian package I have does not specific the last ingredient; Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C). I have a vitamin C serum in my routine.

This is very similar to the Olay I was first using - the original Olay spf 15 complete. This one does have fragrance. Same active SS ingredients of zinc oxide and Octinoxate.

I purchased this from Well.ca. It is still on the (Cdn) well.ca site. This product is not shown on the Canadian Olay site. I did see it there a couple of weeks ago and purchased from Well.ca.

It works well under makeup. Very light moisturizer. While I know I should wear SS with higher PPD/uva protection; this is ideal for days when I probably won't go outside and or the middle of winter.

It appears Canadian Olay is eliminating the Age Defying Series as it is no longer featured on the Cdn Olay site. I plan to buy another bottle as a back up.

Drug store pricing
Currently available in Canada
does not irritate my skin (cannot wear Biore, Ombrelle Faces and even had a bad reaction to Clinique spf 25)
Makes my skin look better/hydrated
Skin is moisturized. No greasy feel
Has vitamin E and beta-hydroxy complex (as specified on my Cdn package.)

Low UVA protection as product contains only 3% zinc oxide
Might be hard to find in Canada in the future
Has fragrance (I prefer fragrance free)
Owned by P & G - not cruelty free

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm only 24 and I'm writing this review to let other ladies my age know this is a great product for them too!

I bought this along with the Age Defying Night Cream (with beta-hydroxy complex).

A little background on my skin: I have dry-combination skin that tends to get incredibly dehydrated and flaky in the winter.

This moisturizer provides adequate sun protection with no white cast. I love that I can apply a moisturizer and also get sun protection in one step.

I'd say this moisturizer isn't moisturizing enough without layering a hydrating serum underneath, at least in the winter. It's fairly lightweight and the beta hydroxy complex does an amazing job of exfoliating and is in a ph range that will do so effectively (If you're familiar with Paula's Choice you know she's kinda anal about that stuff haha).

I can't comment on the wrinkle reducing proponent of this moisturizer. I have no wrinkles whatsoever. I get told all the time I look 17. I'm sure I'll appreciate that someday. However for someone with dry/combination skin, this has done an amazing job of smoothing my skin, reducing redness and irritation and clearing up acne, all at once. My skin has honestly NEVER looked this even.

I will say I've only been using these products for three days and I've already seen these results. I'll update if there are any changes but so far I'm incredibly happy and I think I've finally found my HG face regimen.

UPDATE: Over a year since I posted my orignal review and I wanted to say this is STILL the only SPF lotion I will use. I use the Daily Renewal Cream underneath for extra moisture and smoothing, and layer this on top for sun protection and it all makes a great makeup base. These products all work wonderfully together and I will continue to use them!

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on 4/18/2013 1:10:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I originally used the older Olay Complete moisturizer for normal skin (the one that had Zinc Oxide). Then they changed the formula and I had to use the sensitive skin version. But it didnt feel as nice as the original one for normal skin.

Anyway one day I went to Target and was bored waiting for my mom to buy stuff so I looked at all the ingredients for different Olay moisturizers and saw that this one had Zinc Oxide as well as vitamin c and vitamin e so I decided to try it. I have been using it for almost a year now and I really like it! I was kinda iffy about using it since I am only 21 and it's for "age defying," but I love the light fresh smell and the way it goes onto my skin.

on 2/7/2014 11:03:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

The first thing you will notice is the heavy perfumed fragrance to this lotion. Squeeze the bottle carefully or too much will glob out on you.
I have been suffering with red, dry, flaky skin this winter and found it didn't help at all with dryness and made no difference to my skin.
Apart from the sunscreen, there really isn't much in the way of skin beneficial ingredients or ingredients to help with dry skin.

on 6/8/2013 10:33:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I usually use the Olay complete but the store was out so I decided to try this. It's cool doesn't break you out. I'm pretty sensitive in skin area especially as I've gotten older (37) . I'd use it again.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm so glad I (re)found this spf! I have a similar story to one of the reviewers here in that when I was a junior and senior in college my mother always would ask,"Do you have foundation on? Don't wear makeup it's bad for your skin." And I'd say no I don't have any makeup on--just spf 15. She'd squint at me skeptically. She'd always ask if I had blush on my cheeks too and the answer again was "no." I still remember on my graduation day my skin looked perfect and people commenting on it.

Well, at around 26 years old, I moved to the inner city that had a poorly stocked cvs and since I had no car, I stopped using this lotion and have used countless sunscreens, serums, you name it throughout the years. And now, at 35 years old I thought that my once perfect skin was simply due to being in my twenties and that I'd never see it again unless I get a glycolic peel or some sort of professional treatment.

I came across this olay product at $10 a bottle at CVS and bought it; remembering that I'd used it for a few years "back in the day." Wouldn't you know that after 3 days' use, my skin is evenly gorgeous, plumped, and the rose in my cheeks has returned. I don't know what is in this lotion because I've read the ingredient list and there's nothing spectacular in it that does what it's doing so miraculously, but it makes my skin beautiful. Yes, the lotion is runny and goes on shiny and wet, but after 3 minutes, it dries to a lovely finish. I will never stop using it!

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on 3/8/2012 5:50:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Great stuff! I agree with a previous reviewer- I haven't seen this on the shelves for a while. Perhaps Olay brought it back? In any case, I'm a long-time devotee to the daly renewal cream with BHA. It works amazingly well for my very sensitive, acne prone skin. This is similiar- it sinks right in, provides a smooth base without making me oily. It's reasonable, especially on sale. No breakouts. I will continue to repurchase!

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on 6/23/2011 12:41:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

I have been using this for over 10 years (I pray they never stop making this) I will tell ya I am 42 & no joke pass for 28 all the time - I believe that this has kept the wrinkles away - I even get carded sometimes for lottery :) Nothing makes my skin more soft or smooth than this product - I have strayed and even bought super expensive stuff and nothing works like this miracle...
I love it & will use it forever!

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this along with the Olay Age Defying Renewal Cleaser (see other review). I have 4 words to describe this moisturizer. I love, love, love it! Both the cleanser and matching lotion have changed my skin. I swear I've noticed even a few unfortunate icepick and bumpy acne scars disappear. It's just smoothing and refinining my skin like nothing I've used before. I enjoy it so much that I usually wear it in the evening too, even though it has some SPF in it. It never irritates my skin and actually helps clear it, so why not right? Plus the whole Age Defying line smells like soap and rose (at least to me) so it's such a pleasure to use morning and night.

I also love the price and availability of it too. Here in Canada there's never really been a problem finding it in drugstores but I did just notice that Olay has repacked a lot of their line, so I'm guessing that might be why its been hard for some of the Americans on here to find it. None the less, it looks like it's a product that Olay feels is worth repackaging, so I'm thinking it's probably here to stay. Thank god! I would would seriously cry if it was ever discontinued!!

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on 11/14/2012 10:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Ok guys, this is my story. I was using Cerave for a long time, then picked up Olay Regenerist Night Cream, Olay Total Effects unscented day cream and a CVS serum comparable to Regenerist serum. I had been having break outs for a bit but they seemed to be worsening. That's when I thought I had a niacinamide reaction and had to stop using all of that. . But I was still looking for good creams. I called Olay and they sent me coupons to replace what gave me a reaction and due to reviews I picked up this and Olay Age Defying Classic Night Cream.

First of all, my box looks a little different and it says "classic" on it. At first I thought it's the same thing, maybe the other one was just older, but when I checked on here, I realized the ingredients *are* different. At first I thought it was a typo, but both creams have the same issue. Maybe Olay added "Classic" so people would know it's the old product, yet they added Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer instead of Polyacrylamide. That worries me because I specifically looked for the products I found with good reviews and extra chemicals is an issue since I'm clearly sensitive to products. Olay has gone from classic trusted to chemically laden and I don't like it.

This cream feels good, doesn't stink like hell and goes on well. However, I did notice a few more whiteheads than normal after the second day so I'm trying to find out which product (if any) did that. I am singling them out using just one at a time to find out. A few whiteheads is better than what I had before, but everyone deserves reaction free products and clear skin and I won't use a product if I know it's doing that. I will update with the news. But feeling a little skeptical.

UPDATE: I never found out if this is breaking me out or not, but I did find out that I react to some -siloxanes, which this has in it. I stopped using it a while before I found out though, it just didn't seem to be that great.

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