L’Oreal Revitalift Eye Firming Eye Cream was my go-to eye cream for more than a decade.
And I’ve used other skincare products in the ever expanding Revitalift line. So when I received a black box from Influenster, the blogger’s organization, with L’Oreal written in white on the outside, I was eager to see what was new.
I just want to take a moment to say that I have been a long time fan of drugstore skincare brands. The companies that own these brands have deep pockets, and they traditionally put a lot of money into research and development. They often include cutting edge technology and ingredients in their products. I believe you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Inside the black box, there was an attractive deep red squarish jar, L’Oreal Revitalift Triple-Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer. My first reaction was that the deep red jar reminded me of Olay Regenerist Sculpting Cream, another skincare product that I used for more than a decade. When I conducted a market research study for a foreign skincare brand here in the U.S. several years ago, the research showed that deep red was associated with both luxury and either mature or sophisticated women! I think the deep red jar with the silver top is just plain nice to look at on my vanity. BTW, I don’t have a problem using skincare products in jars. I use a clean scoop, and I close the jar quickly. If you avoid jars, then this won’t be for you.
Influenster asked us to take photos before and after taking “the Revitalift Challenge”, using L’Oreal Revitalift Triple-Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer for 14 days. Although I did it, to be honest, I thought that wasn’t very realistic, for me at least. For one thing, it takes about 28 days for facial skin cells to turnover. Second, I’ve been using moisturizer for about 40 years, a million different brands and formulas. All of them have helped me stave off aging for as long as I could. There is no moisturizer that is going to make a visible change in my skin in two weeks of use. Sorry Influenster or L’Oreal, but that is honestly how I see it. Nevertheless, here are the “before” and “after” pics. Unfortunately, the lighting and angle isn’t the same.
Nevertheless, I was eager to see what L’Oreal had been up to in developing Revitalift Triple-Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer. First off, I am definitely the target market for this new anti-aging powerhouse. Its mission is three-fold:
- repair wrinkles
- refirm contours
- redensify skin.
Yes! Those are my three primary goals (along with fading my remaining stubborn dark spots).
The key ingredient is hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate – though it’s listed midway in the ingredient list). For me, HA is the price of entry. I wish they had called out what other anti-aging ingredients, if any, were in it. I think HA is a miracle ingredient in terms of hydration and giving skin a plumped appearance that lessens the look of wrinkles. But HA isn’t the one that comes to mind for smoothing and firming skin.
Frankly, it will be perfect for me once the cold weather returns. Right now at the height of summer, it’s too heavy for me. We were supposed to use it twice a day, but I just couldn’t. Because it doesn’t have SPF, I needed to wear a separate sunscreen with it, and as a result it became even heavier, too heavy for daytime. This will be my go-to anti-aging night cream in November.
The results that we were supposed to see were:
- after one week, less obvious wrinkles
- after one month, younger, smoother, more lifted skin.
I used L’Oreal Revitalift Triple-Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer for almost a month, though only once a day. My skin feels very nicely hydrated. But I don’t see any dramatic changes yet beyond that. I may try continuing to use this specifically along my jaw line to see if it helps firm and lift my skin in that key area where I could use some help.
L’Oreal Revitalift Triple-Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer contains 1.7 oz. and is priced at $24.99. It has a very faint slightly sweet scent that is unnoticeable when I apply it.
Does this Triple-Power hydrating moisturizer sound like one you would try?
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER • GLYCERIN • ISOHEXADECANE • ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE • HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL • ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • NYLON-12 • OCTYLDODECANOL • CETYL ALCOHOL • AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE • BEHENYL ALCOHOL • DIMETHICONE • C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN • PEG-100 STEARATE • STEARIC ACID • STEARYL ALCOHOL • ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL • TRIETHANOLAMINE • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE • SODIUM HYALURONATE • PALMITIC ACID • ADENOSINE • DISODIUM EDTA • DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE • HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID • CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID • LAURETH-7 • POLYACRYLAMIDE • POLYETHYLENE • METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE • METHYLPARABEN • PHENOXYETHANOL • CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 • CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 • CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE • MICA • LINALOOL • ISOEUGENOL • LIMONENE • CITRONELLOL • BENZYL ALCOHOL • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE