Olay Regenerist’s Highest-Ever SPF Protection That’s So Lightweight You Won’t Even Notice It
Dubai, March 19, 2017: World’s Number One Female Facial Skincare Brand1, Olay announces an innovative new day moisturiser in its advanced anti-ageing Regenerist range – NEW Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 combines proven anti-ageing technology and SPF protection with a revolutionary and surprisingly lightweight feel.
WHY ARE DAILY SPF PROTECTION AND PROVEN ANTI-AGEING ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN?
It’s a well-established scientific fact that up to 80% of premature skin ageing comes from unprotected UV exposure. What’s lesser known is that the damaging effects of the sun aren’t limited to the beach on a two week summer holiday but that incidental UV damage is happening all day, every day and year-round – even in the office behind a glass window on a cloudy day. As a result of this incidental UV damage, the collagen and elastin fibres in skin break down and skin loses its elasticity, and firmness, and its youthful look and feel.
LATEST MULTI-DECADE & ETHNICITY STUDY FINDINGS
Olay’s Multi-Decade & Ethnicity Study explores the science around being AGELESS and is Olay’s largest-ever clinical research study conducted in partnership with Dr. Alexa Kimball of Harvard Medical School and more than a dozen other independent research institutions and companies. The latest MDE study findings are being presented at AAD (4-8 March 2016) Washington DC and focus on the link between sun exposure and skin ageing.
Dr. Alexa Kimball of Harvard Medical School concluded women who avoided the sun and used UV protection were more likely to be Exceptional Skin Agers - proving that lifestyle and skincare, and especially sun-safe behaviour, can make a major difference to appearance.
Olay consumer research has already identified a gap in what women know around the key role sun exposure plays in facial skin ageing and in their actions to protect their skin year-round. The research shows 50% of women in the US don’t use a daily sunscreen, that’s despite 67% recognising the daily damage the sun is doing to their skin.3
Three other abstracts, outside of the MDE study, but also being presented by Olay scientists at AAD looked in more detail at why women aren’t using daily sunscreens - and how the effects of UV damage might be best mitigated.
An Olay abstract identified the reasons why women aren’t acting to protect their facial skin with SPF are because (1) they don’t think they need it daily, (2) they believe they get it already from their make-up, (3) SPF moisturisers feel heavy / greasy /sticky and aren’t for wearing under make-up.4
But the good news shown in another Olay abstract is that the effects of UV damage can be mitigated by using a daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF once a day5. Further, that the right product formulation is critical to drive daily use of SPF products.
NEW Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 offers effective Broad Spectrum UV protection, proven anti-ageing technology - all this in a surprisingly lightweight formula, which is fast-absorbing with a prestige feel.
PROVEN OLAY REGENERIST TECHNOLOGY
At the heart of Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 is the proven Olay Regenerist technology, a complex of ingredients comprising Olive-M, Penta-Peptide Pal-KTTKS, Niacinamide and Lys’Lastine V® that work to re-energise skin surface cells for a more youthful look, helping firm skin that has lost elasticity from sun damage.
- Olay Regenerist’s proven key ingredient, the penta-peptide Pal-KTTKS (Pro Matrixyl): A fragment of a collagen molecule linked to a lipid molecule to enhance penetration into the skin’s surface layers. In clinical studies, moisturising formulas containing the penta-peptide Pal-KTTKS were shown to help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): In multiple clinical studies, moisturizing formulas containing Niacinamide have been shown to help maintain skin’s moisture barrier and increase natural exfoliation rates in the skin’s surface layers.
- Olive-M: A derivative of olive oil modified to increase the penetration of anti-aging ingredients into the skin’s surface layers. In a clinical study, a moisturising formula containing Olive-Mm has been shown to help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Lys’Lastine V®: (Natural extract of Dill Seeds) In a clinical study, a moisturising formula containing Lys’lastine® has been shown to help improve skin’s elasticity.
A further and final piece of Olay research also being presented at AAD revealed that the penta-peptide PAL-KTTKS reduced UV damage to skin cell viability and function in vitro; effects which can be related to possible prevention of photo-damage and photo-ageing6
NEW ADVANCED SOLASHEER TECHNOLOGY™
NEW Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 contains advanced Olay SolaSheer Technology™ a photo-stabilized sunscreen system which offers broad spectrum SPF30 protection against both UVB and UVA rays to help mitigate daily UV damage.
REVOLUTIONARY LIGHTWEIGHT FEEL
Olay scientists worked to retain the effectiveness of Regenerist’s anti-ageing formula and high SPF 30 protection albeit with a surprisingly lightweight feel on the skin. This was achieved via improving the sunscreen UV filter system and by significantly reducing the amount of oily, greasy ingredients. In fact, 94% of consumers who trialled new Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream SPF30 agreed that “it’s so super-lightweight that you really don’t notice it’s there” – so now there’s no excuse not to use SPF on a daily basis.