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Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkles is another cream I bought in an attempt to keep my skin looking youthful and 'glowy'. I don't have particularly wrinkly skin, but I turned 30 a little while ago, and I am aware that I need to take care of my skin if I want it to stay looking healthy. I've been trying out a few different creams for this reason, Revitalift by Loreal being one of them.
I purchased this product from a Boots store which works out well for me as I get Boots Advantage points that I can use later. It cost somewhere in the region of £10 (I can't remember exactly as it was around 3 months ago), but I can see that it can be bought for £10.99 on the internet. One of the things that attracted me to this cream is that it has SPF15 UV protection - something that many face creams do not have. As my skin is rather sun-sensitive, I was definitely drawn towards this product. It also helps that it comes in an attractive red tall, slim bottle and as the cream is dispensed from a pump, I liked the idea that I would not be wasting it but would instead be taking a controlled measure each time. One disadvantage about the packaging is that the bottle is opaque and so you don't really have much idea of how much product is left!
The actual cream itself smells really nice. Difficult to describe but I would say it is a slightly powdery, musky smell, definitely feminine. And in terms of how it feels, again it definitely has a powdery feel about it. In the beginning I wasn't so keen, as it takes a fair amount of rubbing into the skin to be absorbed, and if not rubbed in enough, I have noticed it can look a bit pasty. However once it is applied properly it does leave a slight glowy sheen, which I do like. Repeated use of the cream definitely equals better results too, as I have noticed that after around 3 months of using this cream, my skin does appear to look quite good.
Does it reduce wrinkles though? In all honesty I'm not sure I can see any difference. Like I said I don't have a massive wrinkle problem, but even so I don't think it has made much difference.
I think I probably would buy this cream again, and if I could, I would have rated it 3.5 stars instead of 3. I like the fact it has SPF protection, which is not always easy to find with face creams. However I don't think I have found the perfect anti-aging cream for me just yet, therefore watch this space for more facial moisturisers!
Thanks for reading!
Bought this cream about 3-4 months ago, the good points are it smells lovely, packaging is nice and looks expensive, feels nice on the skin and lasts ages. The bad points are the fact that it really doesn't smooth wrinkles, Im only 24 but have a deep wrinkle in between my eyes which I feel makes me looks angry and tired sometimes, I thought this might help but been using morning and night for 4 months(and consciously trying to frown less!)and there is no difference at all to my wrinkle. Its supposed to make a visible difference to deep wrinkles and it simply didn't for me. Oh and the pump dispenser clogs up and I have to rinse it every week or so. So rather than spending hundreds trying out every anti-wrinkle cream over the next few years, I've decided to go down the botox route and see if that helps!
I have been using this cream for nearly two years now and definatley recomend it for keeping your skin moisterised and has a long lasting effect. Only a small amount is required and it is soft to the skin when applied. It easily rubs in and does not leave any residue also the skin feels soft and not greasy. I have noticed my wrinkles have not increased by using this cream. One fab thing about this cream it has 15 + uv sun protection which helps to protect the skin from harmful uv rays and when I work outside like I do I find this is a bonus. The only downside I find is you dont know when you are at the end of the bottle as the tube is made of hard plastic and you cant see through it also the weight of the bottle feels no different to a full bottle or an empty bottle. However the cream is worth the money and again if you shop on ebay you can find it half the price. 9/10 bargin
Reason For Purchasing L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Day Cream:
I have been using L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Day Cream for nearly one year now, so I thought I would write a review on it to let others know my opinion on this beauty product. Well I was first introduced to this cream when I watched an advertisement for it on television one evening featuring the actress Andie MacDowell. I really was quite impressed on what it contained and how it claimed to work, so I was quite interested in this cream and wanted to try it out for myself really. Well the next time I went shopping I actually saw this beauty product on a special introductory offer in Superdrug, nicely displayed and this enticed me more into buying it. It had a few pound off it on this Introductory offer I remember. The full retail price 'at the time' for this cream was going to be around £15.00 and I could not let this offer pass me by, so I bought it.
Well another reason I bought the L'Oreal Revitalift cream was because I had started to notice a few wrinkles 'or frown lines' on my forehead, a few crows feet around my eyes and a little tiny bit of looseness to the skin around my mouth. I am 38 years old and had used Olay products for over ten years. I was happy using them and tried all the new ones that they kept making and was pleased enough with them really. Well I had seen this cream advertised, as I mentioned above and thought maybe my Olay products where not working as well as they should as I was starting to notice my skin looking a little bit wrinkly on it so thought it was time I started using something else also.
Firstly, What This Cream Claims To Do:
Well L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Day Cream contains the anti-wrinkle ingredient called Pro-Retinol A. Pro-Retinol A 'apparently' will deliver vitamin A to your skin cells, revitalize cell metabolism which helps to give it a healthy and more youthful glow. Pro-Retinol A also claims to smooth, soften your skin and boost it's collagen production. Collagen production then 'apparently ' increases in elasticity. Pro-Retinol A also claims to lessen the appearance of wrinkles by reducing the number and length of lines which will then leave your skin beautifully soft and smooth. This information I obtained from the L'Oreal site, but I thought it would be useful to explain what's in this cream and how it works.
Also combined in the L'Oreal Deep Set Wrinkle Cream is Fibro-Plastyl which apparently will help to reinforce your skin. Fibro-Plastyl is a type of herb by the way. Well these combined ingredients claim to moisture, reinforce your skins surface structure for you, so your skin should be left smoother, rejuvenated and those deep set lines or wrinkles you might have should apparently appear reduced and your skin should be noticeably firmer. L'Oreal Revitalift also contains SPF 15 UV Protection which is good also, as it gives you a little protection from the Suns harmful rays. These ingredients are all clinically proven also. So does this cream work? Well read on.
Packaging And Design:
The L'Oreal Deep Set Wrinkle Day Cream comes in a well presented white gift box which is useful if you are going to give it to someone as a gift, but being a deep set wrinkle cream I think you might offend someone really, so unless they specifically ask you for it as a gift, I would recommend only buying it to try out for yourself. Well it comes in this nice little gift box which is well presented in gold lettering and has a nice picture of the actual container the cream comes in on the front of it also. A little information on the product, the words L'Oreal and the size of the container that the cream comes in (which is 50ml) is nicely printed on there also. Overall a well designed gift box in my opinion.
The container or little bottle that the L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Cream comes in looks very nice in my opinion. It really is well designed also. It is a clear plastic cylinder container and inside of that it has another little red cylinder which contains the cream. It is flat bottomed and quite lightweight also. At the top of the bottle before the pump dispenser it has a lovely shiny silver rim with the words L'Oreal engraved into it. The silver rim with the red coloured cylinder really sets it all off and makes it look very stylish to me. Well also on the bottle is the words L'Oreal Paris, Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkles and other information that states that this creams a restoring day cream, is an anti-wrinkle plus a firming cream and this is all written clearly in white print. On the back of the bottle the size of the bottle, the L'Oreal website address, the expiry date of using the cream 'which is within twelve months from when first opening' and directions of use can be found there also.
The Pump Dispenser:
The pump dispenser on this Revitalift cream is very good. It is made of a thick white plastic and is locked when you first receive it. You just turn it gently to the left and this opens the pump action up and on pressing it down will release the cream for you. The locking action is a good touch in my opinion if you want to carry this cream around with you in your bag as it will not leak any cream out on you. Well the pump action works very well. One pump of this cream releases a pea size amount of the cream and this enables me to cover one side of my face. Another little press will give you the right amount of cream for the other side of your face. There is a very tiny rectangular slit where the cream comes out of though and this does get clogged over if you leave any unused cream on it to dry in, so my advice is to wipe it with your finger or some cotton wool after you use it. It's not a big problem though, but it has clogged up on me a few times. Well overall a great working dispenser that lets out just the perfect amount of cream each time, so saves waste.
The Cream Itself:
This Revitalift Deep Set Cream comes out of the dispenser really well. It is 'off white' in colour and is neither a thick or a runny cream. It is the perfect consistency to me and it certainly applies to my skin very well and very evenly indeed. I found a few gentle rubs completely covers my whole face with two tiny pumps of the cream from the dispenser. I tend to rub it in well around my mouth, eyes and on my forehead for a few seconds also. It really is a very nice cream to apply to your skin in my opinion and goes on very easily and very smoothly indeed. The cream also does not dry into your skin straight away, so this allows you to massage it in where you want it to. After a few minutes you can feel it drying in and it feels more powdery when touching it. It really is not a very greasy cream either like a few others I have tried. This cream feels very lightweight on my skin also and feels very luxurious wearing it.
The L'Oreal Revitalift Cream really has a very mild fragrance to it. It certainly does not smell of chemicals either. To me, this cream has a very faint scent that is very pleasant. It reminds me of a baby powder in fragrance. A tiny bit sweet, but it is a very mild and fresh, clean fragrance. Well it really is a very faint aroma and you have to hold your hand or the bottle up close to your nose to actually smell anything from it really. This is good I find, as I do not really like putting perfumed fragrances near my face, as mine can be sensitive to soaps and fragranced products. I would nearly say this product is an un-fragranced one really.
The Effect's Of The Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkles:
I apply this cream in the morning after my shower and have done so every single day for nearly one year now. Well after I have applied it evenly and worked it in well, I can actually feel the firming action that this cream has working and tightening my skin up especially around my cheeks and eye area. I can't see this effect, but I can certainly feel it on my skin. Also on first applying the cream I noticed the smoothness to my skin straight away. When rubbing my hand over my face it really does feel very nice and really soft. This cream really does moisturise your skin instantly and has a lovely cooling effect also to it I find. It leaves a lovely velvety feel to your skin overall.
As a moisturiser this cream is one of the best I have ever used before on my face. I love the effect it gives and the way it makes my skin feel. Well does it reduce wrinkles? I hear you cry. Well not at first. You certainly will not notice any difference to your skin after one week of using it wrinkle wise. You will notice the firming and moisturising effects straight away, but the disappearance of wrinkles, no.
Well after one month of using the L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle cream I was slightly surprised one morning. It was actually looking as if the four deep lines I had on my forehead now looked smaller and more smoothed out and not as deep to me. I thought maybe it was the light in the room and sort of doubted the cream really as actually being able to do this, so thought nothing more off it until a good couple of months later when I thought the skin around my mouth was actually firming up a little there to. Honestly I did notice this. The few wrinkles I had where certainly a little bit fainter looking to me. They where still there, but to me they really did look fainter.
In August it was my Grandsons 1st Birthday. My husband took lots of photos that day and I uploaded them on my computer a few days later and my daughter and I had fun looking at them. A photograph of myself holding my Grandson came up and my daughter said "oh Mum you look so young there" ????? WHAT! I swear. My 12 year old said this to me. I had no foundation or anything on that day either as it was Summer and I don't wear it in Summer. I can honestly say I was very surprised with what my daughter was saying to me. Maybe it was just a good photograph I don't know, but they say the camera never lies. I honestly do not want to stick my neck out and say this cream did this, but it has crossed my mind. I am afraid to say it works very well at smoothing out wrinkles as people might think I am lying, but honestly, I am writing an honest review and I do believe this cream does work at smoothing out wrinkles. Not miraculously or anything, but I honestly think it works somehow. Lots of people are saying to me that I don't look the age I am which really is pleasing me also. Maybe I am just lucky. I don't know.
I went on a few websites recently to read up on this cream as dooyoo only has four reviews on it and one site I came across has 49 reviews written about this product. Well out off a 5 rating on that site, this cream got a rating of 4.29 out of those 49 people. I started reading the reviews and they where all good also and others where claiming this works at smoothing out their wrinkles also. If you do not believe me I can send you a link. Have L'Oreal actually got a product that works? It is hard to believe and I still do not know what to really think myself, but it is looking like it. It will be interesting to see what this cream does with long term use of it. I certainly won't be buying anything else now. L'Oreal recommend using this cream along with a few others in this range, for your eye area etc, for even better effects. These products are down in price, so I am going to start using them also. This bottle of cream has lasted me about 11 months so I certainly think this it is good value and for such a small bottle, it really has lasted very well.
Another little thing about this cream I find, is that it dries very quickly after applying it. In the morning I can apply my foundation and other make-up, straight after I apply this Wrinkle cream and I no longer have to wait a while on the dying of it like I did with my other facial creams I previously used. This is another plus point to this cream. Once applied in the mornings it leaves your skin soft, feeling firmer and looking quite radiant, right through until the very next day. The more you use it I found. The better the results it gives you.
L'Oreal recommends to use this Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle cream daily, every morning on perfectly cleansed skin. It is said to be a restoring day cream, an anti-wrinkle cream and also a firming cream. I can honestly say that it is. It also recommends that when first opening this cream, to use it up within 12 months. L'Oreal has a great website for more information on this product at www.lorealparis.com.
My Overall Opinion:
My bottle of Revitalift Cream ran out last week and I went straight out and bought another bottle of it when it did. I certainly will not be using anything else for the time being, unless another great cream comes along or until I can afford a facelift or Botox. My Mum has used many expensive face creams, some costing hundreds of pounds and she says she is sticking with this one also, as this cream gives the same effect as they do and for a fraction of their price. I honestly can not believe I am writing a good review on an anti-aging cream that works. But I am. I really hope others will give this cream a try now also and read up about it and check out the many good write ups it is getting.
Well overall this cream is fantastic. I love the effect and smoothness it creates to my skin, but I really am pleased most of all with the smoothness it makes to those few wrinkles I have. I honestly am saying I can see the difference. Oh the wrinkles are still there, but they certainly are much finer (especially on my forehead) and are really not as noticeable to me. I wonder if this cream will stop the appearance of other wrinkles appearing also. I guess only time and other people accounts of it will tell though. It will be very interesting to see my skin in another years time. I also love the lightness to this cream and the way it makes my skin velvety to the touch. The little bottle is so easy to use and apply the cream with also. There's no mess and no greasiness with this product either which is great.
I certainly will have to highly recommend this cream to you. You really should try it out and use it for a few months and see what you think about it for yourself. I really think it takes time to work and hopefully you will notice a difference like I honestly have. Well I really am impressed with it overall. I think it is a remarkable product and one I really am pleased I tried out. My skin really feels and looks much smoother than before and what I really like the most, is that this product is affordable to me.
Well if you have got this far in reading my review you with know by now that I am extremely impressed with it so there's nothing less than 5 stars for this wonderful product from L'Oreal.
This L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Wrinkle Cream can be bought at the moment, from Amazon, for £9.99. To me this is bargain for this cream because it works well and the bottle lasted nearly one year also.
To evaluate better my experience here are some info about me:
My age range: 35-40
My skin: normal but sensitive, prone to redness and dehydration, a few fine lines, quite a few pores and some slight sagging around the mouth / jawline mainly due to weight gain and loss (or that's what I want to believe)
About the product:
I have used L'Oreal products for years because they seem to combine the latest cosmetology ingredients with affordable prices, but I am not afraid to use other brands as well. Also note that Garnier and big brands, like "pharmaceutics" from Vichy and the expensive Lancome, also come out from the L'Oreal labs and often contain similar ingredients. See "discover our brand portfolio" at http://www.loreal.co.uk/_en/_gb/index.aspx
The product normally retails at about £15 and comes in a long modern-looking red tube. Initially I thought it was over-packaged, but I must admit the pump inside the product is designed so that it allows you to use almost every ml of it.
The product on the pack and in the ads claims that it is a "day moisturiser" to "diminish the appearance" of the impossible to eradicate "Deep-Set Wrinkles", i.e. the crow feet near the eyes, those furrow-like, horizontal and vertical expression lines on the forehead and between the nose and mouth (nasolabial) as well as the frown lines. It also claims that it is "Firming Restoring" and that after 8 weeks you expect to see a reduction in wrinkles, deep-set wrinkles are visibly minimised, as well as noticeably firmer skin. Note that as each country has different regulations on the claims made by the cosmetic companies; in some countries the claims about the same product may be 'bolder' than in others. In the UK the regulations are quite strict.
The model used for the ads is Andie MacDowell, 51 y-old, thus implying that the cream is well suitable for older women. The company has conducted a "Consumer test" on 174 women. This sample is pathetically small for a colossal company like L'Oreal. And how was the consumers' test conducted? Scientific skin lab tests or self-evaluation? Big companies should make a bigger effort in this area.
The cream is light but dense and peachy-coloured with a pleasant fragrance and a light reflecting effect. With UVA/UVB SPF 15 it provides a useful anti-ageing protection, although with sun getting more and more aggressive cosmetics should move to at least 20 SPF for fair skins I think. The active ingredients listed for this cream are: Ensulizole 1.8% and Octinoxate 7.49% (www.lorealparisusa.com). The former is a UVB-protecting sunscreen agent providing only minimal UVA protection, and the latter is a widely used sunscreen ingredient (www.cosmeticdatabase.com). This means that, formally speaking, the company bases its anti-ageing claims only on the use of preventive sunscreen agents!
Other ingredients include lots of potentially nasty carcinogenic and toxic chemicals (www.cosmeticdatabase.com) that many of us are however willing to risk in the search for youth, since natural ingredients have limitations in their studies, powers, stability and absorption. The product also contains algae extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) a fat obtained from the fruit of the karite tree, Crithmum Maritimum (sea fennel) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) protein, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil and Vigna aconitifolia seed exctract - from moth beans - which has been given the Trade Name 'Fibroplastyl' by L'Oreal (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth_bean) and Retinyl Palmitate. The only proven anti-wrinkle ingredient in dermatology among the above is Retinyl Palmitate, the ester of Retinol (animal form of vitamin A) and palmitic acid, which is more stable than Vit. A (Retinol) in the presence of oxygen.
* The truth about over-the-counter topical anti-aging products: A comprehensive review. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 27, Issue 4, July-August 2007, Pages 402-412
* Synthesis and in vitro biological activity of retinyl retinoate, a novel hybrid retinoid derivative. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 16, Issue 12, 15 June 2008, Pages 6387-6393
* Comparison of anti-aging efficacy from cosmetic ingredients on photoaged skin. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 50, Issue 3, Supplement 1, March 2004, Page P27 ]
Use time: 3 months
Application: Every morning on face, neck and around eyes, with upward movements
* Effective protection from sun damage during the winter
* It was absorbed easily and immediately created a lifting feeling and effect
* Small lines appeared reduced but did not soften my frown line in the long term
* skin appeared immediately more evenly toned and glowing
* no clogged pores
* no skin sensitivity
* sadly no impressive long term effect after stopping its use
* very good base for make up
One of the things I've always prided myself on is that I don't look my age! At 30 I was told very often I looked 21 and once or twice I even got asked for Id in clubs. However of late I feel I've dramatically aged. The main reasons for this of course is I am almost 35 lol but also I have had terrible health, lost a lot of weight recently and along with that my skin is a little dehydrated, gaunt and pale. I do try to look after my skin but there comes a time when you have to splash out and start buying a moisturiser that you really think may help your skin rather than buying whatever is on offer (how many of us on here are guilty of that??? lol).
Wrinkles...bain of my life. Deep set frown lines, laughter lines, expression line and bags all have set up permanent resident on my face. Don't get me wrong I haven't got a face like Mother Theresa yet but I'm certainly getting there. I'd love botox, but can't afford it neither can I afford to keep up the maintenance of it so I settled on purchasing this and I got it at a right bargain price. Usually this retails at about £15.65 a bottle but I got mine..wait for it... for £5.00 brand new and sealed on a local market. Loads of top brands were there at a fiver a throw and silly me never stocked up cos I didn't realise the savings I was making at the time lol. Oh well I know where the market is now anyway lol.
White long box with a picture of the moisturising bottle on the front. In red, gold, white and grey writing I'm told it is L'Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Revitalift 'Deep Set Wrinkles' which is a 'Restoring Day Cream Anti-Wrinkle + Firming' and contains Pro - Retinol A + Fibro- Plastl and contains SPF15 UV Protection and is an intensive anti-wrinkle action treatment. On one side of the box ingredients are listed, I'm told what products this is best used with from within the L'Oreal range, contact details for L'Oreal are given, size is stated (50ml) the recycle symbol is displayed and there is a bar-code on there. On the other side of the box I'm told what to expect from using this product and there are a couple of photographs on there showing before and after using the product and I'm told it has been tested under Dermatological control. On the back of the box I' simply told all about the product. The bottle is interesting as it's clear plastic on the outside with like a red tube sat securely inside resembling a test tube. The white top/lid twists gently to the side to open and close. Again on the bottle I'm clearly told what it is and who it is by etc and it's quite plain and simple but sophisticated to look at and display.
A Bit About The Product According To The Box:
What Is A Deep Set Wrinkle?:
Over time and with repeated exposure to the sun's harmful UVA rays, wrinkles deepen, becoming more and more visible, and begin to mark the skin.
These wrinkles form as the fibrous supporting fabric of the skin weakens and deteriorates, as it is no longer so well maintained.
For the 1st time, the L'oreal laboratories have developed a specific anti-wrinkle formula combining Pro-Retinol A and Fibro-plastyl.
Pro-Retinol A, is a proven anti-wrinkle ingredient, is now combined with Fibro-Plastyl, to help reinforce the skin. The formula helps to restore moisture and reinforce the skin's surface structure. The skin appears rejuvenated and smoother, even deep-set wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels tangibly firmer.
SPF15 and UVA Protection - Contains Mexoryl XL to help provide advanced protection against the signs of skin ageing caused by sun sun's rays.
The new generation texture is easily absorbed into the skin with a nourishing yet light sensation.
My Experience With The Lotion:
So all you do to use this is cleanse and tone thoroughly first and then your meant to apply it first thing in the morning.
I wasn't expecting to like this to be totally honest. I read a few online reviews about this product before I opened it up and started to use it and had thought maybe I'd actually wasted a fiver! However I didn't!
I really do like it but you do have to bear in mind other than getting a face lift or botox or something these creams are not miracle workers although they tell us they are!
I find a small amount of this slightly greasy, peachy coloured, smooth, glossy lotion is all I need to blend into my face. It has a very nice, delicate smell to it of what I think is a subtle blend of fruits and flowers and it absorbs reasonably quickly with no amount of massive rubbing required. It feels clammy to the touch (even though I only use a small amount) for a few minutes and does take time to completely sink in so bear this in mind if your a make up wearer.
The lotion feels good quality when applying it. When it is on the skin you can almost feel it softening it and when completely settled skin is left velvety smooth to the touch, radiant and no residue can be seen and you can get on with your day.... applying make up if you wish to as normal.
This is a very nice every-day moisturiser. I have had no adverse effects to this and when in use it doesn't upset my sensitive eyes either which for me is a massive bonus. When on my face my skin takes on a matt appearance, pores seem reduced visually and lines definitely at least 60% softened and my face firmer and more uplifted! Yep I kid you not my frown lines in particular look a hell of a lot softer and what's more the results I achieve last all day long as well. My skin in general since using this has felt in better overall condition particularly visually as my complection looks smoother though I have to admit long term effects of using this I have not seen. I wouldn't say use this for a while and it's a cure for lines, but for me whilst it's on I do see the benefits and even feel my face is firmer in an unsticky and uncomfortable way.
Would I Recommend It?:
If you want and/or expect long term effects from this product no not really unless your happy enough to say skin is probably smoother and brighter only in the long term but if you expect this to eventually get rid of wrinkles and stop any new ones appearing..no I certainly wouldn't. You need a cosmetic surgeon and/or religion. However if you want an instant worker that really does boost confidence then this could be for you however because of the negative reviews on this I would say test it out first in a shop. Some chemists and places like Boots will give you a tester if you request one! (well mine does lol).
I'm impressed with it and it is kind to my skin, easy to use and even if you pay near on 16 quid a bottle it will last you ages. This is one of the best day time moisturisers I have ever used and targets issues. It's great....for me!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists but do test it out first and do look around for it on the cheap as it were lol.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Okay personally I love all L'oreal products. It's a brand I feel that I can trust for reasons of my own and through personal experience and/or experiences of those close to me. I'm not old enough yet to have wrinkles ha, but my mum used this for a while after seeing an advert on tv.
Her being someone that is quite gullible and believing, decided that it was worth a try, especially since every single product that she had bought until that point for the purpose of her wrinkles, were worthless and useless.
Anyway, she bought this for about £16 from Boots [but you could probably get this cheaper at Amazon or eBay or something] and decided to give it a go.
Me being the sort of person I am, encouraged her and thought she might as well use it if it will make her happy and youthful.
The actual product is one of those ones that you twist to allow you to press to get some of the cream out and then twist again to lock it in place. [Very useful in the case of taking it with you on holiday and making sure it is not accidentally pressed under heavy load].
My mum had one of her friends try it too, so they could both see the effects and see if it was reliable, but boy were they in for a shock. After using it for several weeks, there was absolutely no difference. Nothing. Zilch. When they put it on their face, it was clear that they glowed a bit, but it wasn't really what they were looking for. If a product claims to remove spots, but only hides them, it's not really doing it's job is it? This product is sort of like that. It didn't actually make the skin firmer at all, only gave it a sort of shiny glow.
I'm saddened by the fact that it's L'Oreal. Any other brand I would have understood, but this brand really let me down this time.
I guess it really depends on type of skin and all that. I know quite a few people that have benefited from this, so it's fair to say that it works for some people, just not all.
Personally, from seeing my mum's experience, i wouldn't recommend it.
We've all seen the advert, Andie Macdowell with her impossibly unlined face almost grunting with the effort of producing a line that L'Oreal Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Cream can soften. Call me a cynic but I find myself wondering how the lovely Ms Macdowell can be so unlined in her forties, I suspect this cream is not the real reason. (Disclaimer: Tracy_1127 is not implying surgery or botox is the real reason for Andie Macdowell's unlined skin!)
Not convinced but a sucker for any product that claims it will be of use to my 35 year old skin I decided to purchase some. I bought mine on ebay for £5.99 but I think it's normally about £11.99.
The product arrived swiftly and I decided to use it that day. The box has a picture of the cream container on the front and tells us it contains Pro-Retinol A (vitamin A) and Fibro-Plastyl (haven't got the faintest) and has SPF15 UV Protection. It claims to "restore moisture, reinforce the skin, reduce deep set wrinkles and leave the skin rejuvenated and firmer".
The container is a pump action cylinder, you twist the top to open it and then press down to get some cream out. Each pump is a tiny amount and I found I needed three for my face and neck. The cream is beige in colour and has that slight chemical whiff that all creams containing Pro Retinol A seem to have.
This is where it gets interesting. The sneaky L'Oreal crew seem to have taken a few different products and mixed them into this concoction. Obviously you have the cream aspect but this is alongside shimmery light reflecting particles and a mascogenic effect like Clarins Flash Balm or Gale Haymans Face Lift In A Bottle. All in one cream. I should like it shouldn't I?
I was initally shocked at all these different attempts to reduce wrinkles in one cream, I like to decide if I'm going to wear light reflecting products or the face mask effect of mascogenic type products so I was very surprised by this. I've thought for a while that someone should make a product that combines every method known to man to reduce wrinkles and yet here I was with it now on my face wondering if I'd been wrong to wish for such a thing.
The problem was I could see instantly the light reflecting effect just attracts the eye away from the lines because it makes the face shimmer. It doesn't reduce the wrinkles at all and that isn't what it promised. Also the mascogenic ingredient is fine for a quick fix after a heavy night but I find it leaves a build up of residue on the skin rather like the glue of primary school that we all used to spread on our hands then peel off. I've had to exfoliate every day after using this just to get it off!
Under foundation the shimmery effect can still be seen, add powder to that however and it's gone. So once you get your face on the product loses some of its powers. Use it daily and check any deep wrinkles after a few weeks without the cream on and nothing has changed. There are actually pictures on the side of the box that allegedly demonstrate how much of a difference we can expect with this product. I notice the skin on the "after" result is shimmery though, could it be even in photos the shimmery light reflecting aspect draws our eyes away from the problem?
Add to those issues the fact you need so much to treat the face and neck and the fact it isn't very moisturising for us folk with dry skin and you don't have a very successful product! And firmer skin? Can't say I noticed a difference in this respect.
I can't recommend this even though as a concept it has everything you need in one cream. I don't want to wear mascogenic products every day of the week, nor do I want a shiny face every day so people start to wonder if I'm permanently "glowing" and take those two elements away and you're left with a basic low percent Pro Retinol A cream.
I only have a couple of persistant, deeper than the rest lines at the moment so I'm not overly worried this didn't work well and will continue my quest for the perfect product. I honestly don't recommend this to anyone, it's a bit of a cheat to use light reflecting properties to make us think it's working on our lines and I don't want to peel off the left over mascogenic product every day after I've washed my face. Not a success.
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkles Day Cream is a firming restoring day moisturiser / Overtime, due to repeated exposure to the sun, harmful UVA rays begin to make wrinkles more visible which begin to mark the skin / L'Oreal Paris' most advanced Revitalift formula targets wrinkl;es and helps restore your skin's moisture / Contains UVA Protction to protect against signs of skin ageing caused by the sun / '