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L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream

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Brand: L'Oreal / Skin Care - Night Cream / Type: Night Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Vitalizes, Lifts / Product line: L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise / Contents/Size: 50ml / Anti-Ageing

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      19.11.2013 23:44
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      A cost effective solution to healthy looking skin.

      PRODUCT:

      L'Oreal Revitalift Night Cream

      Size: 50ml

      REVIEW:

      As a young healthy, sporty woman I did not bother with things like day cream, night cream and the like. I used to wash my face three times a day and treat my skin to moisturiser about once a week. If my skin felt dry or tight I'd use some day and night for a few days and then revert. I did however always use a high factor facial sun cream when out in the sun a lot. My favourite aunt introduced me to the beauty counter and a lifelong love of Elizabeth Arden products. Jump forward a few years and a no longer carefree attitude and a friend recommended L'Oreal Revitalift as a much cheaper option. Well, I gave it a go and as they say the rest was history.

      When you finally get into the packaging (reassuringly expensive?!) and open the jar the white, soft, light textured cream has an equally reassuringly subtle fragrance, that is clean and fresh, ever so slightly floral and if I really try and inhale it is reminiscent of well to be honest, clean, fresh laundered sheets, fresh pillows and soft summer breezes.

      These days I apply a moisturiser every morning and evening all year round, as well as some other "magic" potions. It may not always be Revitalift, but it is certainly one of my favourites. Rivitalift night Cream is an anti wrinkle and firming night cream, that also ensures my skin feels soft and rested after a nights sleep.

      The cream is light for a jar night product and a little seems to go along way so a jar does last me a good few weeks. Together with my careful ploy of always trying to buy it when on offer ensures that it is a cost effective solution to healthy looking skin.

      TO APPLY:

      After applying my night eye cream, I simply lift a little onto a couple of fingers blob onto each cheek and end of my nose and smooth in using gentle circular motions. I then smooth a small amount over my forehead and down my temples and if I am not using a neck cream I also smooth another couple of blobs along my jaw line and down my neck.

      Together with the day cream, the Revitalift night cream it is always my first choice if I am going camping for a few days as it is as reliable as a favourite T shirt or a Stephen King novel.

      WHO FOR:

      I think this product is marketed towards 25-50 year olds and I guess that is a fair assessment of the age range it will suit. It may well go on suiting slightly older skin for longer before needing to change to another product. Equally, it may well suit younger skin. Our skin's vary as well as the environment we find ourselves in, so, generally as far as this product is concerned I would say if your wishes from a night cream are to gently smooth and firm, whilst giving a soft feel and healthy appearance this cream will suit you. However, if your lifestyle, skin type and environment are drastically different to mine, even if you are in the suggested age group, then it just might not suit. My skin is getting older, is good, probably slightly on the oily side of normal, most of the time, yet prone to drying out. I have suffered varying problems of T Zone, dry cheeks etc and this cream has always soothed and nourished my face overnight admirably. I also suffer with hypersensitivity and on my face and this is one of a very few number of products I can continue to use when in a sensitive mode.


      PACKAGING AND CLAIMS:

      Recyclable glass jar with plastic lid.

      The icons at the back of the small jar advise the user that the shelf life is 12 months once the product is opened and that the container is recyclable. A lift up flap leads to a message to "keep away from eye area".
      The Revitalift range comes packaged in a white and red cardboard outer and with an instruction leaflet. The whole encompassed in a cellophane wrapper.

      Claims: "Enriched with Pro-Retinol A, an advanced and innovative form of vitamin A, and Elastin, REVITALIFT reduces the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin feel tangibly firmer."

      Revitalift is a range of products from L'Oreal and L'Oreal is part of a multibillion dollar company that owns a number of brands including the Body Shop and Garnier.

      CONCLUSION:

      I can certainly vouch that this cream appears to do what is says on the outer packaging. I am always happy to use it and whenever I return to this old friend, I wonder why I ever tried something else.

      STARS: 5/5

      PRICE and AVAILABILITY:

      Usual price is around £10.00 for the 50ml jar, however t is frequently on offer somewhere, either money off or 3 for 2 or maybe even bogoff. Availability from L'Oreal stockists, I tend to buy mine from Superdrug, Morrison's or Sainsbury's. (points, convenience and points!). Also available from on-line outlets such as Amazon and eBay.

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      17.01.2012 19:34
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      Night cream

      Do you need a face lift? Is your skin not as pert as it used to be? Have you got wrinkles? Not many of us ladies want to go down the avenue of Bo-tox and face lifts so using creams to improve skin is a necessity. I'm a Boots No 7 girl (older woman actually!) but just occasionally I try a different product as having a change can be good for your skin. I had a coupon for money off L'Oreal Revitalift in Tesco and decided to pop it in the trolley along with the food, my husband wouldn't notice how much it was that way!

      The box was contained in a plastic sealed unit in Tesco - showing to me it was an expensive product that they thought might be shop-lifted! The cardboard box is white with gold writing and a red foil stripe. It was described as a new formula and contains Pro-Retinol A + Pro-Firmyl technology. It is a Night cream and is both Anti-wrinkle and firming. Underneath the box is a long list of the ingredients which I will mention later plus other information.

      This cream has been developed to help boost the skin's own eight natural firmers, which are Elastin, Collagen I,III and IV, Perlecan, Integrins, Fibrillin and Chrondrotin S. Pro-retinol A is a powerful anti-wrinkle ingredient and is known to stimulate skin cell renewal.

      The blue glass jar is quite heavy and has a pearly white screw top lid and an extra plastic lid inside. My jar contains 50 ml and the cost now is about £8, although it is worth shopping around for as it can vary from over £15 to £8.16. It looks good sitting out on the dressing table.

      On opening the jar a beautiful fragrance greeted me. Similar to other skin creams I have used and I was pleased to see the cream was fairly thick. A little goes a long way, and I apply some cream every night after I have removed my make up and cleansed and toned my skin. Sometimes I apply some serum first, other times just the night cream. I did wonder how easily it would be absorbed as it appeared quite thick, but it seemed to melt into my skin and was quickly absorbed. My skin felt well hydrated but not greasy and I felt it smelt pleasant. No rude comments from my other half anyway!

      Included in the box was a leaflet in 12 languages describing different products available. It says that from age 40, wrinkles become more apparent and the skin's firmness is reduced, so I presume that this cream should be used from 40 onwards, so probably I started a bit too late! But, having said that, I can comment on the "Results" that are given on the box. It says after one night the skin is hydrated, feels softer and comfortable and I agree my skin did feel more hydrated and softer. In 4 weeks wrinkles appear visibly reduced and skin feels firmer, and again I would say my skin is firmer, I haven't that many wrinkles, but fine ones do seem less.

      Lastly a comment on the ingredients, like so many things Water is the main ingredient and Glycerin is high on the list. Ingredients like Mineral oil, Paraffinum and Apricot kernel oil all help soften the skin, one ingredient I noticed is that Aluminium Starch is contained and some people may be put off by this but tests have shown it is safe in cosmetics and is used widely.

      All in all I would recommend this night cream for anyone over 40 years as it has certainly helped my skin feel good and look better. As with all shopping look around for the best price and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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        27.08.2010 14:06
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        Not anywhere near as good as I had hoped

        When Boots run their skincare promo vouchers its easy to end up with 1 or 2 vouchers that you don't know what to do with. After you have bought your regular skincare items you are left with taking a dip into the unknown and buying something you haven't used before.

        Thats how L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream came into my life, as it was something that normally sells for £12 or so, but with all the discounts it cost just £7. The L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream looked like a well packed and produced item, as it came boxed in a smart white box and had various bits of text highlighting the creams wondrous ingredients.

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        When I wanted to review the L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream it wasn't listed here as a product, but I am happy to say that it is now, so I can share my thoughts about it. Having also bought a variety of other L'Oréal products that day, I can say one or two have proven to be lovely. They have worked really well and the results have been very pleasing.

        The L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream came in a very promising and funky looking blue glass tub with a pearlescent white lid, that has the L'Oréal logo on it. The inside of the tub has a further mini lid which protects the cream inside the pot from contamination or spillage. I thought the product was very well thought out and the tub itself looked rather glamourous and high end.

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        I have the box with me now and its telling me all sorts of info. The tub I had says it has a new formula and that my product contains 'Innovation with elastin'. There is also mention on the front of the box of the magical Pro Retinol A, the skin care wonder cream of our time. The last bit of blurb on the front of the box is telling me the cream has an intensive action.

        There is plenty of helpful info on the rest of the box, which was very handy when I was choosing the product from the shelves. After all the more alluring and voluptuous the product claims to be able to make us, the more we want to buy it right? Ah...clever old L'Oréal product designers for being so thoughtful in wanting to help us all make the right skincare choices.

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        The idea of using a night cream is something that I haven't often dabbled with and the reason for this in the main, seems to me that for one thing you can end up with face cream all over your pillow, which isn't comfy to sleep on, so is a definite no no. I don't much like the claggy oily effect some night creams give and find it annoying when the creams tend to sit on the skin for too long.

        Then there is the issue of 'squashed morning face'! Which is something night creams can often make worse for us all. Now as you age, 'squashed morning face' becomes more and more the first thing you see when you arise, like a gorgeous thing of beauty, from your princess like slumber. You look out of the window and its a glorious day, head to the shower, catching a carefree glance at the mirror as you pass it and......Oh my, who is THAT person in the mirror, said a la Nicky from Big Brother, "Who is she?".

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        The use of the L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream is something I didn't take on lightly. I knew that I liked many of the other products within the range, but the night cream was a whole new ball game. When I first decided to try it, I had recently finished using some of the Collagen Re Plumper, which if you haven't used girls is fab. So I was expecting fantastic results from my little pot of night cream.

        On opening the interior mini lid that is placed on top of the opening of the tub, I could immediately tell that the night cream is much thicker and more concentrated feeling than the Collagen Re Plumper I had been using. In fact I found the texture of the night cream to be no where near as lush and soft and creamy as the Collagen cream. I found this to be a disappointment.

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        I could sense the heaviness of the night cream even prior to putting any cream onto my face, as the texture of the cream on my fingers was much much heavier, then the other cream I had been using. The cream has a nice clean and fresh white look to it and once you take off the lid and have a sniff it has a very bland smell to it. I feel that often its best to have no fragrance to a face cream rather than have something too strong and over powering.

        In this case the bland and simple aroma of the cream when in the tub had very little bearing to the aroma of the cream when on your face. Once I applied the cream lightly I could smell a very strong aroma that I had experienced before and this was totally unexpected. Now I wouldn't say that it was unpleasant but it was rather medicated and any one who has had children will be aware of the clinical aroma I am describing here.

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        Yes ladies thats right my lovely lush, possibly miracle working night time wonder cream, the cream that would hopefully save me from 'squashed morning face' had the exact same aroma as Sudocream! Honestly, it took me a few moments for the idea of having bought a product that was so very similar in aroma and also texture to sink in.

        Now I cannot say I have anything against Sudocream, as its been rather a wonder cream itself, that I have used and would recommend to almost anyone. But honestly its not something I would want to be slapping on my face of a night time, due to its highly thick and claggy nature. Couple that with the distinctive medicinal smell and oh dear my lovely L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream wasn't looking good.

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        Still we glorious beauties must suffer for our art, endure the pains and strains of a new skincare product we have shelled out good money for. We MUST love it even if it kills us, even if we loathe it, as its all in the quest for ultimate beauty etc etc. I knew I had to try to give the night cream the benefit of the doubt and see how it performed over the course of a few nights, I couldn't give up at the first hurdle could I?

        So on went the L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream, as lightly and gently as it could. Now I found that it instantly had a rather good softening action to it. It was an odd sensation at first mind you, as it seemed to almost coat my skin in a thin film of cream, that although seemed to be partly absorbed, also seemed o be able to sit there at the same time.

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        I applied a little, then rather impressed by the softening effect, applied a little more and then left it all to hopefully sink in and do its work. What I did notice was that it didn't sink in totally, although the cream had dried and my face was dry to the touch in a way, it was also still covered very lightly with a filmy layer that you couldn't see but you could feel. There was no way that you could ignore the sensation either.

        Now not being a night cream fanatic, I may be out of touch with whats normal for a night cream. Don't get me wrong I have used other brands at times, although its not my regular thing. I felt that that the filmy residue left by the night cream was really odd and I didn't much like it. It was not the kind of thing I was used to having on my skin at all, as I do favour some of the lighter serums that abound in the beauty world these days.

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        When I eventually awoke the next morning, I found that my skin was soft. In fact it wasn't just soft it was very soft. It seemed that the cream had worked its way around and into the skin and made it as as soft as a....ok you all know the phrase. The thing with that, is that not being used to having such overly soft skin I couldn't get my head around that at all. I rather like the slight tightness and toned effect that using products like the Time Delay Radiance Booster gives, so baby arse soft was a whole new ball game.

        Over the course of the next few nights, I continued to apply the night cream to my skin and every time the effect was the same. When I applied it, it created a light but invisible film which was annoying and when I awoke my face was baby soft, nothing more nothing less. Now that in a way ought to be enough to satisfy anyone you might think. But I feel there is more to a good skincare product than the fact that its leaves your face soft.

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        To me soft doesn't cut it, I want more than that! I want toned, tightened, lifted, hydrated, moisturised, plumped, lightened. Yes I wanted, no I expected the cream to do all this and more. After all the blooming box seemed to be telling me I would have all this and more. What I want to know is, what was all the elastin and pro retinol A doing for me, as I have had better results from less expensive creams that claimed to have less of these high end ingredients within the mix.

        If I am to sum up in one small word, my feelings about the L'Oréal Dermo-Expertise RevitaLift Night Cream it has to be that its disappointing. Yes it let me down. When I opened it up I had high hopes for it, it looked so smart and alluring, it claimed so very much, yet in plain and simple terms it didn't full fill its promise. It was claggy and filmy and too reminiscent of Sudocream, it didn't do anything other than make my skin soft and that wasn't enough. Mega soft facial skin isn't toned skin and that to me can be ageing.

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        I would say that the night cream is something I will finish up using eventually, but I won't be rushing to apply it every night. In fact I have decided I don't like the filmy texture on my face at night at all, so its some thing I will probably stick to using occasionally during the early evening for an hour or so and then wash it off.

        If you are thinking of trying the cream then I don't want to put you off totally, as you may find it works well for you, but the results I found were not much to my liking and I truly expected them to be better. Softness alone is not enough for a night cream sold at the price this one is. We expect toned, lightened, tightend results don't we girls, as well as ultimate softness and this cream totally fails on all but the softness side.

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        To rate the product I have to take into account the experience of using it as a whole night cream product and as such I feel its very lacking. Having used other products from the same brand I truly feel this is a real let down. It hasn't put me off trying out new things or other products within the brand though, as if you don't try them, you don't know if they will work for you.

        One thing is for sure, when the next £5 off voucher for skincare at Boots comes around, I certainly won't be looking at this product. To give this a rating, I need to be fair, so I am going to give it 2 stars. I feel thats generous, as it fails on so many levels and doesn't give what it promises.

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      • Product Details

        With age, your skin's natural nightly cell renewal process becomes less efficient / Skin's support tissues weaken, wrinkles increase and skin loses its firmness / To fight against the signs of ageing, the L'Oreal Laboratories have created Revitalift Night / Enriched with Nanosomes of Pro-Retinol A forte and Fibre-Elastyl, Revitalift Night reduces the appearance of wrinkles and makes the skin feel firmer / Texture: The ultra-rich texture of Revitalift Night is quickly absorbed, leaving skin feeling supple and comfortable / Results: In the morning your features appear rested and your complexion looks fresher / Your skin feels firmer and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced.