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LOreal Revitalift Day Cream

As I now review beauty products day in and day out, and search for that elusive "perfect skin," it's amusing to note that there was a time in my life when skincare wasn't much of a priority.

In my teens and twenties, I took my youthful complexion for granted and paid little attention to suncare care protection or anti-aging. Thankfully, as I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate my skin more, educate myself, and invest in the best products that will help preserve my skin.

In my thirties, I began developing creases around my smile (don't mind them so much, I laugh a lot) and a hollowness under my eyes (this I mind very much!). As we age, the natural lifters in our skin start to break down and give way to fine lines and wrinkles. To increase my skin's firmness, I always use quality skincare with SPF to protect from further damage.

L’Oréal, one of my all-time favorite mass-market beauty brands, has a RevitaLift™ line of anti-wrinkle + firming products designed to replace skin's natural lifters, hydrate and protect. I've been using the RevitaLift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream Moisturizer with SPF 18RevitaLift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream, and RevitaLift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream in the hopes of slowing down the signs of age on my face.

LOreal Revitalift Review

The products promise smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks but I notice instant changes in hydration. The RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18 is fortified with Pro-Retinol A and a proprietary formula of 8 of the skin's natural lifters: Elastin, Perlecan, Fibrille, Integrin, Collagen III, Collagen IV, Collagen VII, and Chondroitin Sulfate. The formula is thick and creamy but absorbs quickly, leaving a nice little glow. It also contains a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 18 sunscreen, a must for me now. RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Face & Neck Contour Cream's formula also contains Pro-Retinol A and the "Stimuplex" of 8 natural lifters to stimulate cell renewal and hydrate overnight. This product is a little rich for me for summertime use given my combination/acne-prone skin but will be very useful as the season changes and the colder weather ushers in.

My favorite product of the trio is the RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream. I'm such an eye cream junkie and a few dabs before the Day Cream really help smooth out the skin, hydrate, and make applying concealer a breeze. The formula is odorless to me and thick enough that it doesn't migrate. In my nighttime routine, it ensures that I won't wake up looking too hollow or with any dark circles.

The RevitaLift® Anti-Wrinkle + Firming products are $17.99 each and available all food, drug and mass retailers. Can't beat that pricing and accessibility.

L’Oréal has also introduced a skincare website, www.lorealskinexpert.com to help women find the right solution for their unique skin concerns. You can get expert information to help decode ingredients, usage instructions and lifestyle tips.

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