Product Type: L'Oreal body care
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For glowing skin with no hissy fits!
L'Oreal Triple Active Day Cream
Member Name: Tracy_1127
L'Oreal Triple Active Day Cream
Advantages: cheap, excellent
Disadvantages: none I love it!
Recently I ran out of moisturiser, I thought I had another bottle of my usual type but realised I must have already used it and had left myself without any. Not a huge drama if you live in a town but we live out in the sticks with no shops for miles and this was Easter weekend when practically everything in our nearest small town would be closed for the duration. Normally I stock up online but of course with no post either that wasn't going to help, so what to do? Make a trip to trusty Boyes and hope they had something remotely useful, also obviously hope they were even open!
Boyes were indeed open for a half-day (phew!) and I stood in the skincare section scouring unknown labels for anything that seemed like it might suit my sensitive and often dry skin. After a while I settled on this L'Oreal Triple Active Day Cream that stated it was for dry/sensitive skin and only set me back £4.49 so if it was truly awful I hadn't spent much money either. I usually use a L'Oreal one but I use the Revitalift and I have very temperamental skin so anything could have happened with this change of cream!
L'Oreal Triple Active Day Cream has Vitamin E, Ceramide and a UV Filter, hence the triple part of the name. Vitamin E has long been recognised for it's skin soothing properties so no mystery there. A UV Filter is a good idea for keeping skin away from the sun and its harmful aging rays so again no mystery there. Ceramide however required a bit of research on my part. Ceramide is apparently a mixture of fatty acids so that's the moisturising part taken care of.
This cream promises to be "light and non-greasy" and leave skin feeling "soft and silky". On the back of the box it also tells us it contains Vitamin B5 which should help reinforce the skin's protective surface and leave it looking more radiant however "Quadruple Active Cream" doesn't really have the same ring to it does it?
The cream comes in a white opaque glass pot with a plastic screw on lid. The pot contains 50ml which will equate to about a month of use for me so not looking too shabby for my £4.49 so far! However my skin is so prone to hissy fits I was a bit nervous about using this. If it isn't the weather, stress, hormones, allergies or dryness setting it off it's usually the cream I'm using. However, with no other options I had to give this a try or by the end of the Easter weekend I would have had bits of skin flaking off and a lot of soreness.
The cream smells like a bland moisturiser with no particular fragrance I can identify but once on the skin you can't smell it anyway. It is white and thick and I soon found a little goes a long way so just a large pea sized blob will do the whole face and neck if you rub it in quickly. So far so good.
And it just kept getting better too! This cream has got to be the best one I've ever used in my life. It seems to perfectly suit my sensitive/dry skin needs and leaves my skin positively glowing. I can't believe how well it is absorbed, but not to the point of leaving the skin dry, and how fresh my complexion looks after using this for a while. I'm a total convert and plan to go and stock up before Boyes sell out! I've had no skin flare-ups or red patches, no dry flaky areas and no annoying spots that even us dry skinned folks get from time to time. I am truly amazed at how well this cream suits my skin.
So overall there should be no doubt I'm impressed, it works brilliantly on my sensitive/dry skin, makes my complexion look fresh and bright, lasts about a month and costs very little. I can't give this cream enough stars! However shop around, I've seen it in other places for £7.99 and £9.99 so do look for a bargain while Boyes have some. Excellent, I can't fault it.
Completely and utterly recommended!
Summary: Fabulous, but leave some in Boyes for me!