I am a woman of a certain age. At times, I’ve been known to stand in front of the mirror and whine to my husband about the wrinkle between my eyes. I have yet to try any injectables (because I’m a weenie), instead I prefer to marinate my skin in anti-aging creams and serums. (My husband says it reminds him of when I brine our Thanksgiving turkey.) When my friends over at Conde Nast and L’Oreal Paris, the skin experts, reached out to me and asked if I’d try the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming line, I was all too happy to take the test.
Large cosmetic houses, like L’Oreal, have many more research dollars at their disposal, which means while they are a “drugstore” brand, the number of participants in blind studies is greater than those of boutique cosmetic firms found in department stores.
When I received the products, the first thing I did was examine the packaging. The Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming line is very well designed. I love the blue glass container of the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream, which reminds me of old Joy perfume bottles. My only wish would be that the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream came with an applicator or in a tube to prevent contamination.
My Skin Story:
Time certainly takes a toll on your skin, and if I could go back and tell 12 year-old Lisa to coat her body in the highest SPF available, I would. It would certainly save me from the hours I’ve spent staring in the mirror sighing. The first night I used this product line, my skin texture was rough, red, with pigmentation along my jawline due to hormonal acne, a few dark spots on upper cheeks from prior acne, and you can see the first signs of aging — fine lines, crows feet, and the dreaded wrinkle between my eyes from squinting as I work.
After one use, my skin felt different. The luxurious emollients in Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming were an added bonus due to a few stressful days I spent with my Grandmother in the hospital, where the air is so dry, it feels as if it’s sucking the moisture out of your entire body. I can honestly say, my skin looked dewy and fresh.
Thirty days out, there has been change in my skin. The fine lines aren’t as noticeable, and there has been definite change to the dark spots, especially the ones on my upper cheeks. My jawline is going to take longer to fade, as those are dark spots from hormonal cystic acne due to PCOS. My skin has felt softer, firmer, plumper, and looked fresher to me. While I’d love for their to be a magic eraser I could rub all over my face and make the wrinkles, dark-spots, and myriad of other issues disappear, I’m satisfied with the results achieved from my thirty day challenge with the L’Oreal Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming line to continue it for another 30 days and look at the results.
L’Oréal realizes that each person’s skin story is unique, which is why they focus on different stages of aging skin. They offer a personalized online skin consultation to help you find the perfect match for your unique skin concerns.I’m in my early 40’s and this is when lines deepen, skin appears duller and drier. It’s time to replenish moisture, rejuvenate and tighten.
Bonus: I have been using the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream on my chest for several years. While I’m not sharing cleavage shots here, in my personal opinion, it has made a difference in the actual skin texture and sun damage I’ve received from being in the sun, surfing, and from wearing a v-neck shirt every day of my life for the past 20 years.
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream
L’Oreal Paris, the skin experts, wants users to experience advanced action against the signs of aging. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Cream SPF 18, a unique daily moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 18 sunscreen protection, delivers smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming works to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and provide 24-hour hydration.
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night and Day Creams have a subtle, pleasing fragrance. There is not any detectable fragrance in the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream. As someone with sensitive eyes, this is a bonus, as there was no irritation from scents which would normally cause redness and watery eyes.
The Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream was truly a standout. This product felt amazing going on, no burning, or irritation, even after using an alpha hydroxy acid on my face to exfoliate. It is just as elegant as night creams I’ve paid over $200 USD for and after using, my skin felt softer, smoother, and definitely more plumped up.
I enjoyed the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18. That being said, I’m disappointed in the lower sunscreen amounts. I look for, at a minimum, an SPF 30 in my products, especially those containing any form of retinol. Adding more sunscreen was a minor inconvenience, but definitely adds time to morning routine due to the time required for drying.
I used my standard cleansing routine, which includes cleanser, a liquid AHA (at night) and a moisture mist, followed by the L’Oreal Revitalift™ products.
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Disclosure: This was a sponsored post for L’Oreal and Conde Nast. All thoughts and opinions are my own.