Skincare Ingredients | Olay UK

INGREDIENTS

NOTHING BUT the BEST for YOUR SKIN

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CAN MAKE the BEST PRODUCTS?

We do, so only the top 1% of ingredients make it into Olay formulations.
Our engineers create unique products with top-shelf ingredients to make your skin look as great as it can.

LET'S SEE our INGREDIENTS HALL of FAME

Water droplet

WATER

There’s no great skincare without water. We use it as a carrier in our moisturisers to help make active ingredients more effective.

Our water is purified with a proprietary 6 stage filtering process to meet the highest standards.

GLYCERIN

Glycerin is a hydrating power-player; it seals moisture into the skin. Use it to significantly improve the moisture levels in your skin.

Our Glycerin is 99% pure and comes from plants that are biodegradable.

Glycerin droplets

Hyaluronic Acid bubbles

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid is a true hydrator aka a “super moisture sponge” because it can hold more than one thousand times its weight in water. Did you know it’s naturally found in the body and can decrease with age?

We have used sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid for over 10 years.

VITAMIN E (AKA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE)

Vitamin E is an oil based anti-oxidant that helps protect the skin from surface free radicals which can trigger skin ageing. Tocopheryl acetate is a form of Vitamin E that is stable even while it is exposed to oxygen.

Olay’s Vitamin E is food grade and meets the highest standards.

Vitamin E Capsules

Vitamin A Compound

VITAMIN A / RETINOL

Vitamin A is considered one of the most potent wrinkle fighting ingredient and the number one recommended by dermatologists because it helps to maintain younger-looking skin for longer. The Vitamin A we use is actually made as a unique ester that protects the potency of the ingredient while it is absorbing into the skin’s surface.

Olay’s Vitamin A variant is called Pro-Retinol (also Retinyl Propionate) which is a topical retinoid.

VITAMIN B3 / NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 and nicotinamide is one of skincare’s most hard-working ingredient. It delivers 5 main benefits including: improved moisture barrier, reduced appearance of large pores, reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, look of dark spots and increased surface cell renewal.

We’ve been researching this multitasker for over 20 years. Our Niacinamide which has a 99% purity rating was one of the first to market.

Vitamin B3 Droplet

Peptide bubbles

PEPTIDES

Skincare peptides penetrate into the skin’s surface and are clinically shown to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We use three very specific peptides in our products: Carnosine, Pal-KT (aka palmitoyl di-peptide-7), and Pal-KTTKS (aka palmitoyl pentapeptide-4). We co-developed Pal-KT and it has been used exclusively by our scientists. It’s known for a unique hydrating ability.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Titanium Dioxide is a mineral used to cover and blur skin imperfections. This ingredient helps to immediately improve the appearance of your skin tone and texture.

Olay’s Titanium Dioxide is specially coated and sized to optimise both feel and visual benefits.

Titanium Oxide Powder

Dimethicone

DIMETHICONE

Dimethicone is a silicone ingredient that provides that unique silky smooth feel of hydrated, young skin we all love.

PARABENS

Parabens are a class of preservatives – necessary and safe – that are widely used in skincare. They defend against mould, yeast, and bacteria in your skincare products. With parabens, the amount you use is most important: we only use amounts within the safe ranges established by scientific and regulatory agencies.

Olay’s products are formulated with a combination of methyl, ethyl, and propyl paraben.

Parabens