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I am a big fan of Olay creams as they are very widely available and are a lot cheaper than a lot of other similar brands. Olay do a wide range of night creams for different ages which are all around the same price range. I have bought this Provital night cream several times and have always paid around the £5 mark for it, although the recommended retail price is £9.99. I last bought it from Tesco for £4.99 and it is currently £5.00 at Asda, £7.41 at Boots or two for £12.00 at Sainsbury's so you can get it a good price if you look round. It is also available from Amazon for £4.97.
It comes in an attractive gold and black box and the tub is white plastic with a black screw lid which has a small dome in the centre. It contains vitamin B3 and E and Provitamin B5 and also macadamia nut oil, but there are also absolutely loads of other ingredients which I won't list as there are so many. This could put some people off especially if they have allergies to certain things but I have always found this cream to be very suitable for my skin. It doesn't really have a particular smell other than a fresh clean smell which you can smell when you open the tub and apply it but it doesn't linger on your skin after you have applied the cream.
The cream is white and is thick but smooth in consistency and when you first open the tub the cream is swirled into a small peak in the middle. I will dab small spots of the cream on my forehead, cheeks and chin and then rub it in gently using small circular movements. It does spread easily and although it is quite rich it does absorb into my skin quickly and doesn't leave a film or a greasy feeling on my face. I will usually apply the cream directly before going to bed and I have never noticed any marks on my pillow. My skin does feel soft straight away and I am happy that I have applied sufficient moisture on it to last the night and to work away while I am sleeping.
It is aimed at women aged over 55 but I use it as I think that because it is for this age it will be the most concentrated. Olay claim that this intensive cream will nourish your skin while you sleep and improve elasticity which will help to give you a fresh revitalised look in the morning. It is also said to restore moisture due to skin ageing, environmental factors and hormonal changes so it is ideal for women going through the change where your hormones do affect the appearance and feel of your skin.
I am pleased with the results that this cream gives me, my skin does look fresh in the morning and although it doesn't completely get rid of lines and wrinkles it does help to minimise them and makes my skin just look generally smoother and healthier. I would highly recommend this night cream, it does exactly the same as far more expensive brands and is widely available.
Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquiisostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia, Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Panthenol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-22/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Beta-Carotene, Arachis Hypogaea, Dimethicone, Lanolin Acid, Allantoin, Octyldodecyl, PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Aluminum Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Distearate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Methylparaben,Propylparaben, Zea Mays, BHA, BHT, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicyate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone / Night Cream / Nourishes and intensively moisturises mature skin / Olay Anti-Wrinkle Provital Night Cream for Mature Skin contains nourishing Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 and macadamia nut oil to intensely nourish and help strengthen skin's moisture barrier while you sleep / Contains Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 and macadamia oil to help restore moisture loss due to skin ageing, environmental factors and hormonal factors / Helps improve skin's elasticity and prepare it for demands of the day / Rich formula spreads easily and feels soft on skin / Directions for use: Every evening, nourish your skin by gently massaging Olay Anti-Wrinkle Provital Night Cream for Mature Skin onto face and neck / It's rich formula spreads easily and gives you great feeling skin / For better results apply after cleansing with products from the Olay cleansing range /