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By Laura Reilly
September 26, 2018
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It’s been a great year for skincare—pollution-fighting serums have exploded in popularity to meet our changing needs, we’ve embraced weird, new products to take care of the skin beyond our faces, and we’ve impulse bought hidden gems.

But when it comes to products that we can put our dollar vote behind en masse, there can only be one winner. According to a recent Nielsen report, the top item we purchased this year is Olay Regenerist Whip ($25; amazon.com), followed in close second by Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 25 ($25; amazon.com), in case you doubted how much people love this brand.

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Olay Regenerist Whip, an anti-aging moisturizer, has already topped "Best of Class" lists this year, and we think that’s a perfectly fair assessment. A review of the product's top ingredients reaffirms what we already loved from testing it ourselves. An evaporating silicone gives this moisturizer its signature melting texture, making it transform from cream to liquid upon skin contact. Glycerin, a humectant (something that keeps things moist), holds many times its weight in water and infuses the skin with moisture, while niacinamide is an all-star brightening agent. More peptides and vitamins are generously packed in to this transformative beauty product.

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The version with SPF goes even further in its benefits to your skin. The cosmetically-elegant formula provides sun protection without making your face feel greasy or chalky, a notoriously difficult texture to achieve.

At less than $30, it’s worth seeing for yourself what the excitement is all about—shop this best-selling anti-aging moisturizer at Amazon, Ulta, or Walmart.