Do you suffer from dry skin as soon as cold weather hits? Seasonal changes can be tough on our skin, especially in Canada. We go from hot, humid weather—during which your skin may need a little less TLC, depending on your skin type—to frosty cold, which is when we start to see way more dryness. If you’re anything like us, you probably have a skincare regimen specifically for the warmer months and one that you’ve designed for winter.

But what if you didn’t have to switch things up? What if you found a moisturizer that delivers hydration like you’ve never seen, providing care for dry winter skin without feeling too heavy under the sun? And what if you could find it at the drugstore?

Enter Olay’s newest launch, Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide 24 collection, winner of a 2022 Allure Best of Beauty Award for light moisturizer. The gel formula is truly like nothing we’ve seen before: It’s proven to hydrate for twice as long as leading moisturizers—including those fancy $400 ones—for genuine 24-hour hydration, which is why it’s Canadian-winter ready. “Olay’s Hyaluronic Acid line is crafted with targeted ingredients such as Vitamin B3 and peptides that instantly lock in moisture, provide long-lasting hydration and maintain a healthy moisture barrier from the very first application,” says Rolanda J. Johnson Wilkerson, senior beauty scientist at P&G, which makes it a truly stand-out range. Here are the ingredients that make this powerhouse formula so impressive.

Hyaluronic acid

When it came time to develop the formula, Olay put a lot of time and effort into researching hyaluronic acid to get the most out of the superstar ingredient. Found naturally in skin, it’s often called a “moisture magnet” because it absorbs and retains water like a sponge (it can hold many times its own weight in water), which means it instantly hydrates and plumps skin when applied —without leaving a greasy feeling behind. The ingredient also targets dehydration, replenishing moisture loss and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

olay hydrating serum hyaluronic acid peptide 24

Price: $39.99

Vitamin B3

Through its research, Olay realized that hyaluronic acid needs to be paired with other moisture-boosting ingredients to create long-lasting hydration and provide support to the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Vitamin B3—a.k.a. niacinamide—helps do just that, locking in hydration and working to restore the barrier. It also aids in surface-skin-cell turnover and regeneration, contributing to healthy, hydrated skin.

olay hydrating gel hyaluronic acid peptide 24

Price: $39.99


That’s not all on the deep-hydration front. The moisturizer also contains peptides, which reinforce the skin barrier while calming inflammation and making skin softer and more supple. Peptides are even clinically proven to noticeably improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. When combined with Olay’s hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3, you get a moisturizer that can penetrate through 10 surface layers of skin to deliver the most intense hydration you’ve ever seen.

olay hydrating eye gel hyaluronic acid peptide 24

Price: $39.99


When these all-star ingredients are combined, you get a truly noteworthy range of functional products that deliver visible results. But that’s not all Olay put into the line. The brand also considered turgor—the force of pressure that naturally occurs within our 10 million-plus skin cells, maintaining a plumper, firmer shape. Basically, when we talk about “supple skin,” we’re referring to turgor. And when we lose turgor, our skin can look dehydrated and dull. Olay’s formulation reestablishes that missing moisture, restoring turgor for instant radiance.

The Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide 24 collection is available at most major retailers across the country.


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