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Olay Definity Color Recapture

August 28, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments

This is a neat idea from Olay: camouflage your age spots whilst fading them. Olay's Definity Color Recapture ($29) has a complex that several independent studies have shown can reduce hyperpigmentation: niacinamide and glucosamine.

Glucomsamine is an amino sugar that is usually harvested from shellfish. Studies show that it can reduce melanin production. However, the research also suggests that it works even better if combined with niacinamide - as it is in this tinted moisturizer from Olay.

Ingredients in Olay Definity Color Recapture

Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Octocrylene*, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, Acetyl Glucosamine, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Butyl Methoxy Benzoyl Methane, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Triethanolamine, Benzyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Laureth 7, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Methylparaben, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, PEG 4 Laurate, PEG 4 Dilaurate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PEG 4, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Iron Oxides.

*Translation: octocrylene is the same thing as ethylhelxyl palmitate and is an emollient and a solvent, as is isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate. Butyl methoxy benzoyl methane is a chemical sunscreen. Potential irritants are Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate and Triethanolamine.

  • October 12, 2009

    by marta

    Linda, there are two potential irritants that might exacerbate rosacea: Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate and Triethanolamine.

  • October 11, 2009

    by Linda E.

    How does this product work for people who have rosacea?

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