One of the good things about having a chubby, square face is that as I get older, my face doesn’t look as drawn as it could if it were another shape. Thank goodness. But that said, I am always trying to keep my skin looking plump to minimize the look of lines as I get older.
Influenster and L’Oreal chose me to receive their new line that features one of my favorite ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid, in exchange for an honest review.
Launched under the Revitalift name, the Volume Filler Skincare regimen was created specifically to address volume loss, a sign of aging that hasn’t been addressed in over-the-counter skincare products. The product line has a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl to maintain moisture, help plump thinning skin, fine lines and wrinkles and reverse volume loss. This OTC filler-alternative includes two treatment products and two moisturizers:
- Eye Treatment to reduce under eye hollows and sunken shadows
- Concentrated Serum to replenish skin’s fullness
- Day Cream to replenish skin’s fullness and smooth lines and wrinkles
- Night Cream to recover skin’s fullness while sleeping as well as smooth lines and wrinkles.
I’ve been using the four products for about a month. Because my face was on the full side to begin with, I cannot honestly say that it is fuller than it already was. But I will say that from an aesthetic standpoint, I like all four of the skincare products. They are gels, and I prefer gels so that alone puts them in my good graces.
The serum comes in an interesting pump – an airless dose dropper – that looks something like a hypodermic but with a nozzle end.
You push down on the bottom, and a small amount of clear serum comes out to apply to your face. I like this dropper so much better than a traditional glass dropper!
I need about 3 pumps to get enough to cover my face. It’s a very lightweight liqui-gel with no discernible scent. It dries quickly. I apply to my entire face, but I really concentrate on the vertical folds around my mouth as well as some fine lines that have developed above my upper lip.
L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Concentrated Serum contains 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml. Priced at $24.99
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ALPINIA GALANGA LEAF EXTRACT, CARBOMER, METHYLSILANOL/SILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
The eye treatment comes in a small tube with a similar but smaller nozzle tip like the serum.
It is a white fragrance-free gel. Though I believe you’re supposed to apply this to the hollows under the eyes that I fortunately do not have, I apply it to the under-eye area and around my entire eye including my dry, sensitive eyelids. What I love about this eye treatment is that I can use it all around my eyes with no irritation whatsoever. For me, that’s big. I find it very soothing to my dry skin.
L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Eye Treatment contains 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml. Priced at $24.99
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER GLYCERIN DIMETHICONE ISOHEXADECANE HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID ALCOHOL DENAT. DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL SYNTHETIC WAX PEG-10 DIMETHICONE SECALE CEREALE EXTRACT / RYE SEED EXTRACT DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER CAFFEINE SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER SODIUM HYALURONATE ADENOSINE NYLON-12 DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE DISODIUM EDTA CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE CAPRYLYL GLYCOL PENTYLENE GLYCOL DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE METHYLPARABEN PHENOXYETHANOL
The Day Cream is a white, ever-so-lightly fragranced, gel-cream in a jar. Very thick, hydrating but lightweight, it’s easy to apply. But the thing that surprised me about it is that they call it a Day Cream but it has no SPF. As much as I like this moisturizer, no sunscreen is a problem for me in a day cream. I don’t want to have to use a separate sunscreen. Sorry. Please add some sunscreen!
L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Day Cream Moisturizer containers 1.7 fl. oz./48 ml. Priced at $24.99
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISOHEXADECANE, SILICA, HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID, ALCOHOL DENAT., DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SYNTHETIC WAX, ALPINIA GALANGA LEAF EXTRACT, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, SECALE CEREALE EXTRACT / RYE SEED EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ADENOSINE, NYLON-12, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77163 / BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
The Night Cream is a white, seemingly fragrance-free, gel cream that comes in a flip-top plastic tube. It’s a heavyish cream that absorbs quickly. It feels like a sleeping mask: thick and protective without being heavy. I love the feeling of this moisturizer.
L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Night Cream contains 2.0 fl. oz./60 ml. Priced at $24.99
Ingredients: AQUA / WATER GLYCERIN DIMETHICONE ISOHEXADECANE HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID ALCOHOL DENAT. DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL SYNTHETIC WAX ALPINIA GALANGA LEAF EXTRACT PEG-10 DIMETHICONE PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE STEARYL ALCOHOL SORBITAN OLEATE DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER CETEARETH-6 CAFFEINE SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER SODIUM CITRATE SODIUM HYALURONATE ADENOSINE NYLON-12 DISODIUM ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE PHOSPHATE DISODIUM EDTA ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
As I mentioned above, I love using these products because they’re gels and their consistency is perfect for my dry, sensitive skin. They feel very hydrating going on, and they make my skin feel plumper and smoother. The Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl seems to be doing its job for me.
In terms of adding volume to my face, I can’t tell. My chubby face is still chubby. The naso-labial vertical folds on either side of my mouth look ever-so-slightly less pronounced especially on the right side. My fine lines and wrinkles haven’t changed much as yet. Here are two not so great, unretouched photos of me at the start and after 4 weeks, unfortunately under different lighting conditions. No real change.
I plan to continue to use these products. Since I have other serums with hyaluronic acid in them, I probably will not repurchase the serum. I may very well repurchase the eye treatment because it suits my eyes, and the product I was using most often is out of stock and sometimes gets into my eyes and clouds my contact lenses. L’Oreal Revitalift Eye Treatment stays put, and it is similarly priced to the eye gel I was using and I wouldn’t have to send away for it like I do the other eye gel. For years, I used L’Oreal Revitalift Eye Cream, and I liked it a lot. This one seems even better for my eyes now. The Day Cream is not a contender for repurchase because it lacks sunscreen. I have a lot of Night Cream left, but I like it a lot and would repurchase it.
These products contain dimethicone which is one reason they feel so smooth. If dimethicone is an ingredient that you can’t use, you should skip this line.
L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler with hyaluronic acid is a good addition to L’Oreal’s Revitalift brand. It’s affordable, worth considering, and it’s widely available.
Have you tried any of the L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler products yet?