The moment you hit your 30s, you start getting paranoid about signs of aging (aunty-aging as some of us would call it :D) showing up on your skin. Ideally, you should start your anti-aging routine post your mid 20sbut we all don’t live in an ideal world, do we? In the process, we take our skin for granted (at least I did) and don’t bother about it till our birthday cake is adorned with the dreaded “30” candles. About a year ago, I forayed into the confusing world of serums. Thankfully, my dear friend Sangeeta was there to guide me about it. The serum names would just bounce over my head and made me wonder if I should’ve paid more attention during my Chemistry classes in school. My sensitive skin added to my fear of being able to use serums since they’re highly concentrated. I started using serums very carefully from a very popular, affordable brand.
A serum is a skincare product that you can apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serum is particularly suited for this task because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them great for targeting specific skincare concerns.
L’Oreal has just introduced their line of Revitalift Derm Intensives products. This new line of products was built on decades of scientific research at the L’Oreal Paris labs. For the first time, Revitalift Derm Intensives Products were validated in partnership with an advisory panel of dermatologists who performed a thorough review of formula & product development and comprehensive screen of independent clinical testing.
The product claims “Intensive hydrating 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic AcidSerum replenishes moisture for plumped, youthfully supple skin with bounce. The lightweight serum absorbs quickly with no tacky feel or residue.
- Deeply replenishes hydration
- Skin feels more supple & looks smoother
- Visibly plumps for younger looking skin
- Returns youthful, bouncy feel to skin
- Skin feels firmer, more elastic
- Visibly refreshes skin to look well-rested and glowing with moisture”
“Lightweight, yet high potency 10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate restores clinically healthy radiance. Effortlessly glides onto skin, leaving it velvety soft and powerfully radiant.
- See brighter, more youthful radiance
- Unveils more vibrant skin
- Refines for smoother feeling skin
- Visibly reduces fine lines
MY EXPERIENCE WITH L’OREAL REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES
1.5% PURE HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
If you want to include anti-aging products in your skincare regimen but are scared to try out retinol-based products, Hyaluronic Acid is your best bet. It helps in keeping the skin hydrated and thus making it plump and healthy looking. My skin quickly absorbed the L’OrealParis’ Hyaluronic Acid and left it feeling amazing. It didn’t have that sticky-serum-like feeling, which was another great positive. My skin felt incredibly supple with just one application. Over time, I noticed my skin got clearer and a few dry patches I had seemed to have vanished. It’s great for sensitive skin since I didn’t have any adverse reactions with repeated usage.
10% PURE VITAMIN C CONCENTRATE
Antioxidant-rich Vitamin C is the secret to youthful skin without any extensive cosmetic procedures. L’Oreal Paris’ 10% Vitamin C looks and feels like a lightweight body lotion. Initially, on application, it feels a little sticky for a very short duration but is absorbed by the skin quickly. It helped me in achieving a uniform skin tone and gave a more radiant glow to my skin. A few of my fine lines also seemed to diminish after usage, giving me a youthful look. A little bit goes a long way for this product. I had no issues using it on my sensitive skin. Don’t forget to apply a sunscreen while using Vitamin C as it can cause more sun damage.
Both the products are great and do what they claim but I won’t be purchasing these because I’ve been spoilt with more affordable options which are equally effective.
1.5% PURE HYALURONIC ACID SERUM & 10% PURE VITAMIN C CONCENTRATE
- Live upto the claims
- High price point
1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum – $29.99 for 1.0 fl oz (30 ml)
10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate – $29.99 for 1.0 fl oz (30 ml)