Ok, so I don’t have wrinkles, but I have discoloration and other skin issues caused by acne and aging. That’s why I was happy when I was offered the opportunity to test drive the L’Oreal Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle and firming line, which included the: Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream.
My hope was that the Retin-A rich products would help to even out my skin tone and fix those dark circle that I get under my eyes. Retin-A as you may know is not just for wrinkles and firming. The topical retinoid improves discoloration and uneven tone of the skin. Retin-A also promotes the healing of pimples; and improves the appearance of pores, texture and sun damage.
Packaging: I love the little glass jars. They are cute and girly, but they are heavy and the weight and the glass, makes them less than ideal to travel with.
Look, smell and feel: All three products had a thick, pudding like texture. The Day and Night cream smells like a bouquet of spring flowers which might not be ideal for people who are sensitive to certain smells. The fragrance dissipates completely, however, after each application. The eye cream honestly smells a little “industrial” and I assume that it was probably because it has a higher concentration of the ingredients.
Ingredients: Pro-Retinol A (which I understand is a very concentrated version of vitamin A), Pro-Lastyl™ which renews elastin fibers and remodels the skin’s natural surface, and Criste Marine Extract. All of these ingredients combined is suppose to help to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin and provides 24-hour moisturization.
Availability: the L’Oreal Revitalift products are available at any drug store.
Value: Dont’ let the 1.o7 ounce bottles dissuade you. A little goes a long way here. I’ve been using my products consistently for the last four weeks and I am not half way through them as yet. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18 ($17.99); Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream ($17.99); Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream ($17.99). I have a similar product that has given me similar results and that one costs $75 so this is a really great value.
Step 1: I cleanse and tone my skin with a salicylic acid based products.
Step 2: I apply the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream using my ring finger.
Step 3: I apply the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18 in the morning and the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream before my bed.
WHAT I LOVED!
This drug store brand delivered and I will definitely be purchasing this when my current stash is depleted. I especially love the morning glow that it creates on my face after clocking 7 hours of sleep wearing the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream. I have been searching for a budget friendly nightcream and well, I found one! I started seeing results a week after using this. I had grown used to using foundation to even out my skin tone and the products got my skin to the point where I could leave my house with just mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. Foundation is now, optional.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE!
I thought the glass jar packaging was cute, BUT glass jars means that whenever I open my product to use it I expose it to light which helps to breakdown key ingredients. There is also the hygiene issue. Even with clean hands, there is still the opportunity to transfer bacteria from my fingers and nails into the product and then onto my face. My suggestion is to use a spatula (the kind a makeup artist would use) to remove the product. Clean the spatula with a high solution of rubbing alcohol in between. I loved the way the night and day cream worked on my face. I didn’t see big improvements to my under eye circles with the eye cream, however.
If you want to try these products, I suggest that you start by first visiting lorealskinexpert.com. L’Oreal Paris, the skin experts site will help you to take the guess work out of the exact product that you will need to address your skin concerns.
Disclosure: Press samples were provided and I also received compensation for this post. The opinions expressed are honest and are my own.