Product Type: L'Oreal body care
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An almost expert skin care product
L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream
Member Name: SoadFan
L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream
Date: 24/01/11, updated on 26/01/11 (191 review reads)
Advantages: Nice even textured face cream
Disadvantages: May not suit everyone
~Does your skin need a little Dermo Expertise?~
Sometimes our skin needs a helping hand as it has to cope with many changes in the weather along with those everyday stresses that can effect how we look and feel about ourselves. Using a regular skin care regime that comprises of a number of good quality skin care products can very often make all the difference to your skin and although it can take some time to find a product that really suits, there is often something that can make a difference to overall skin tone, brightness and moisture levels. The skin care cream that I am using at the moment is from the L'Oreal Revitalift Dermo Expertise range which offers a nice range of skin care products that L'Oreal say can take you through all the steps needed in order to come out the other end with visibly improved skin.
These products which include the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream are made to ensure your skin ends up looking brighter and tighter, less wrinkled and irritated, fully cleansed, toned and nicely moisturised.....HOPEFULLY! I cannot agree that the skin cream has fulfilled all its claims as I wouldn't say that it had any deep wrinkles to work on in the first place thankfully, so there hasn't been much change in that respect although I would like to think that the ingredients within this skin cream would help in that respect to some degree as thins like Elastin and Retinol A are included. I do agree that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream is a nice skin care product, that I have found easy to use and I feel pleased that it leaves my skin lightly moisturised and smooth feeling with no ill effects at all, meaning I would be more than happy to purchase it again.
~Why use the product?~
The L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream has been formulated as an easy to apply daily use facial cream that can be used as part of a wider skin care regime, or as a stand alone skin cream that will benefit from being used in conjunction with a good quality facial cleanser/ exfoliator. The boffins from the L'Oréal Paris laboratories have tinkered with the ingredients within the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream so they say and they have reformulated it slightly making it more effective according to their advertising blurb. If I may quote what L'Oreal say about the product they state that they have enriched the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream with 'Elastin' so that it helps to 'reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps improve the skin's elasticity' leaving your skin feeling firmer.
In reality I have found that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream I have been using has helped to make my skin feel softer and smoother, although not too soft (which can lead to even teeny wrinkles being more easily spotted when make up is applied). The use of the cream on a daily basis has improved my skins moisture levels too, as after the face cream has been applied the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream leaves my skin feeling nicely hydrated and visibly brightened with a light looking soft fresh glow to it. I am unsure as to whether the elasticity of my skin has been much improved as I feel that the unlined and wrinkle free complexion I had before still remains in place, so I will have to reserve judgement on that for a few more years although once again my feeling is that the product may help some users in that respect to some small degree.
~Give your skin a quick boost!~
L'Oreal say that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream is a good way to give your skin a boost 'unless you want a permanent face lift', and I would agree that by using a good skincare cream such as this one you should see some improvements to the general condition of your skin as I have, without having to resort to major work such as more permanent and invasive skin care solutions. L'Oreal tell us that from age 40 onwards our skin will begin to feel less firm and may need a helping hand in order to regain some of its youthful beauty. With the prospect of wrinkles and wibbly wobbly skin on the way for almost everyone over time, I feel that products such as L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream can only really help to hold back the years to a certain degree and we certainly should not hope that these products will be a 100% successful solution to all skin care issues that may arise.
To help us in our quest to reduce the signs of ageing, the use of products such as this which is a skin care product enriched with Pro Retinol A (something has been proven to be helpful when used in small quantities and should not be over used), which L'Oreal say is an 'advanced and innovative form of vitamin A', may help if used on a regular basis as Pro Retinol A is widely used in a good number of skin care products and treatments. To make sure that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream really works as well as it can there is also Elastin in the product which is there to help improve the skins over all elasticity and increase cell renewal, which L'Oreal says should leave us with firmer and more toned skin as they say that 'REVITALIFT reduces the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin feel tangibly firmer'. Once again I feel that I don't really feel there has been all that much difference in the elasticity of my skin as it seems to be holding up well enough as it is, however I do like the way my skin feels softer and smoother with a brighter lighter look even without make up.
~Did the product work?~
I feel that I have noticed some positive results from using the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream each day for the last few weeks as it does make my skin feel smooth and softly hydrated when it has been applied, it also makes for a slightly better base on which to apply make up products with a smoother more pleasing result than when I have not used the cream. The texture of the cream is easy to work with and it goes onto the skin with very little effort needed to massage it in and help it become quickly absorbed. The scent that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream has is lightly synthetic and similar to many of the other L'Oreal skin cream products that I have used. This scented effect seems stronger when the product is in the jar than when it has been applied to the skin and after a few minutes once the cream has become fully absorbed the fragrance is barely there at all.
Since I began using the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream I have felt that there has been an improvement in the overall appearance of the skin which has left a smoother and slightly brightened tone with a good amount of hydration. I like the way that the cream sinks into the skin quickly leaving no greasy or oily residue sitting on the skin surface and although the fragranced effect seems strong at first this dies down to nothing in a very short time once the product has been applied. The main benefits that I have seen have been mostly to do with the way that my skin seems smoother and less stressed meaning that any foundation that I apply after the cream when doing a full make up has a nice texture that doesn't look claggy or too heavy. I feel this is a real bonus especially as the weather is still effecting my skin and making it dry out as by using the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream I have managed to avoid that nasty winter weather dry and cracked skin look that is often the case in colder weather situations.
~Presentation and ease of use~
The L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream product comes nicely boxed and presented in such a way that makes it very clear what product you are buying. As with many of the L'Oreal products I have purchased, I feel the box has a nice neat look which is slightly spoilt with the over use of too much text, diagrams and added information on all sides of the box including the base which carries a list of ingredients. The top of the box shows the L'Oreal logo with one side having a piccy of the skin cream, the other sides carry more than enough information on them for you to be able to decide if this product is right for your skin or not. The lid of the box opens easily and reveals the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream in a compact yet weighty white glass jar complete with the usual heavy white pearly toned plastic screw top lid.
I have found that the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream jar is easy to open and use and it takes only a small amount of effort to open and close the jar making it a product that those with a small degree of limited hand movement should find they are able to use with ease. Once the lid is off the inside of the jar has an inner lid which has a fiddly raised handle type fitment to it that you are meant to be able to pick up and remove with ease to allow you to get to the face cream underneath it. I have found that this little inner cover is fiddly and hard to grip onto and whilst I can see it is there to make sure the face cream stays in the jar rather than on the lid, it is annoying that the cover is so fiddly to remove. I would suggest that anyone with limited hand movement may want to discard this inner lid as it will make using the cream underneath it easier.
Once the inner cover has been dealt with the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream comes into view with it being a soft textured creamy looking product that you can easily apply to the skin by dipping a clean finger into it and then taking out as much or as little of the cream as you need. The size of the white glass jar that the cream comes in is not too over sized meaning that you can hold the jar in one hand and take the lid off with the other with no mishaps, as the jar will fit into the palm of one hand with ease. All of the L'Oreal skin care products that I have used which come in these tubs or jars are protected with a simple gold toned sticky seal that has to be broken by twisting the lid open slightly in order to use what is inside the jar. If this seal has been broken when you check your jar of cream over, it means that the jar may have been opened prior to you having bought it, as it would otherwise still have the seal intact.
~Price and rating~
The cost of the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream seems to sit at around £9.99 for a 50ml jar of the product although it is sometimes sold for less when it is on promotional deals in certain stores. Boots often give out £5 off skincare vouchers making the cream a good buy with a £5 discount. As the product has been easy to use with no ill effects I feel that is something I would buy again and although it hasn't lived up to all its claims I have found it to be a nice product which I have used in conjunction with the L'Oreal skin care wipes and the L'Oreal anti wrinkle eye care product from this range. With everything in mind the L'Oréal Dermo Expertise RevitaLift Day Cream gets a 4 star product rating which I feel is more than fair.
Summary: An easy to use day cream