Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment is an effective retinol formula that also contains several other good-for-skin ingredients. Experts say it's quite pricey for a drugstore formula, however, and there are other comparable options that are more budget-friendly. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream -- Night (*Est. $13 for 1.4 oz.), for instance, gets excellent reviews and contains similar ingredients.
A luxury drugstore cream: Paula Begoun, skin care expert and author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" says Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment is "worth considering" because it's well formulated with lots of good-for-skin ingredients. In addition to retinol, this cream also contains niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that helps skin stay hydrated. Antioxidants in the form of tocopherol acetate, or vitamin E, add to the effectiveness of Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment. Editors at InStyle magazine agree, calling the formula a "gentle wrinkle fighter" that contains several noteworthy ingredients often found in luxury creams.
User reviews at Amazon.com are sparse, but mostly positive. Several notice improved skin texture and evened skin tone, but comments are mixed when it comes to wrinkle reduction. While several users think that Olay minimizes fine lines, nearly as many say that they saw no noticeable results. Results can vary greatly based on condition of the skin, amount and depth of wrinkles, and the combination of other products used. Still, Begoun says Olay's lofty price tag should "give you pause" as there are other "compelling options" from RoC and Neutrogena for a much more reasonable price.
Lightweight and fragrance-free: Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment is a lightweight, fragrance-free formula that Begoun says has a "silky thin lotion texture" that pairs well with other products.
Review Credibility: Excellent Paula Begoun gives Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment her highest rating because it has an excellent blend of state-of-the-art ingredients, including retinol and antioxidants. She says the formula is similar to many Olay products, but this is the best of Olay's retinol formulas. Although she says the price should "give you pause" -- there are other cost-effective options from RoC and Neutrogena.
Review: Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Paula Begoun, Sept. 17, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment makes InStyle magazine's list of Best Beauty Buys for 2012. Editors praise the formula for containing "luxury" ingredients, namely retinol and niacinamide.
Review: Best Beauty Buys 2012: Skin, Editors of InStyle magazine, April 2012
Review Credibility: Good More than 70 reviewers at Amazon.com give Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars. Users say it reduces the appearance of fine lines, but several say that it causes irritation.
Review: Olay Professional Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Good About 30 reviewers at Amazon.com give Olay Pro-x Deep Wrinkle Treatment an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Several say they saw noticeable results after a few weeks of regular use, but some say they saw no changes at all.
Review: Olay Professional Pro-X Deep Wrinkle Treatment, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of January 2013