Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Cream is said to fight seven signs of aging in one formula, such as replenishing moisture, restoring firmness, visibly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing skin texture, improving skin tone, enhancing brightness, and instantly reducing the look of dark spots. One of the key ingredients in this night cream is niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that plays a vital role in cellular metabolism. This means that niacinamide provides skin cells with the energy needed to perform important processes, such as DNA repair and cell turnover. Niacinamide also has the ability to repair the skin barrier and improve skin moisture, as well as reduce inflammation, blotchiness, hyperpigmentation, acne, and wrinkling. Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Cream also contains three antioxidant ingredients: green tea leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C). Antioxidants limit oxidative damage caused by free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. In addition, vitamin E is known to strengthen the skin’s barrier, which helps to prevent evaporation of the skin’s natural moisture. Vitamin C is known for its ability to brighten the skin, fade dark spots, and boost collagen production. Lastly, Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Cream contains two highly effective humectants: glycerin and panthenol (provitamin B5). Humectants have a molecular structure with several hydrophilic (water loving) groups. This structure enables humectants to attract moisture and draw that moisture into the upper layers of skin in order to improve hydration.