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I found L'oreal Triple Active Day Multi-Protection Moisteriser on offer and decided to treat myself to this promising looking item instead of buying the cheapest product on the skincare shelves as I usually do. The box had soft, subtle colours, suggesting a moisteriser that would be gentle on the skin and I personally preferred the simple looking design as I felt that I wasn't paying more money for the packaging but for the quality product inside. A little to my disappointment, the little white jar inside the box only contained a measly 50ml of moisteriser, but of course, luxury goods like to come in small amounts.
Triple Active Day is aimed towards normal and combination skin and although I consider myself to have oily skin, the product didn't cause any adverse effects nor did it exacerbate the problems that I have with my skin type.
I always use a facial wash in the morning which leaves my face squeaky clean but a bit on the dry side, and I treat this with a moisteriser. The Triple Active Day absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling silky and hydrated in the mornings, I didn't even need to use a lot as it spread very smoothly over a lot of my face. I didn't find it heavy or greasy at all and it held eyeshadow and both kohl and liquid eyeliner very well, even without a foundation. The moisteriser was ever so lightly scented, which sat well with me as I'm not one for heavily fragranced creams, and I couldn't smell it at all after application. At the end of the day, I would still be able to feel the silky layer on my face, protecting my pores from the city pollution and it washed off easily without any need for soap.
I didn't feel that I was anymore radiant with the added Vitamin E and ceramide, but I was glad for the UV filter as I'm quite concerned about the damaging effects of sun exposure. These extra ingredients clearly add to the price but I don't feel the radiant ones are justified since I didn't perceive any difference even after using the whole jar.
Overall, I was happy with the quality and if I ever find it on offer again I would buy it; I'm just not prepared to pay full price for such a small jar. I gave it 3 stars here, but it's more of a 3.5.
I've strictly followed a beauty regime since my mid-teenage years and I'm fast approaching the age of 45 with skin that I can be really proud of. Whilst I'm aware that lifestyle and diet are contributory factors, I strongly believe that the condition of my skin is also due to the products I've used. As my skin is T-zone I previously wrongly believed that I should not be using a moisturiser, as I thought it would exacerbate the problem. As a result, moisturising products have been part of my routine for a good many years where I ensure that I purchase those that are specifically designed for my skin type. Despite having a few favourites I enjoy seeking out alternatives with this review discussing L'Oreal Paris Triple Active Day Multi-Protection Moisturiser, which is suitable for both normal and combination skin.
Whilst I find L'Oreal's brightly coloured hair products considerably eye-catching when displayed on the supermarket shelf, I cannot admit to being attracted to the packaging of this moisturiser, which is a rather basic looking white cardboard box with splashes of grey, gold and green. Inside the box we are presented with 50 ml of product contained within a circular glass jar with an easy to remove screw top lid. There is a sticky tab located on the side of the jar, which offers reassurance that the product hasn't been tampered with prior to purchase. The cover situated on the top of the jar is rather unusual and unlike other brands, which offer a pull back piece of foil, we are presented with plastic offering a raised section in the centre, which enables easy removal.
The moisturiser is of a pure white appearance with an aroma that is very similar to Nivea only more subtle and it can be described as clean and fresh. It offers a good consistency, which evidences to me that it is a high quality product and it is easily applied and spread over my skin. During my initial use, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it absorbed as it sunk into my skin within just a minute or so following application. I am impressed that there is no sticky residue, so I am able to apply my make up directly afterwards, which is a huge benefit for me when rushing to get myself ready for work in the mornings.
I was impressed within seconds of my initial application, as the moisturiser delivered high quality results to my skin where the surface was left feeling wonderfully soft and smooth. However, the real test is its moisturising capabilities, which can only be accurately assessed over a period of time, which brings me to the product's name where L'Oreal claims it is triple active. I began using my jar during mid-May and over the last couple of months my skin has been subjected to a variety of weather changes, such as extreme heat, high winds and rain. L'Oreal's first claim is that the product hydrates and I would totally agree with this statement, as during my period of use, my skin has felt fully moisturised with no patches of dryness, which is down to the glycerin content that has been formulated to retain moisture in the skin. As previously mentioned, I have been using facial moisturisers for years, but if I omit to apply for just one day, I am able to witness and feel the discomfort of a few dry patches, which appear on my cheeks and chin. I suffer identical problems if I use an inferior product, but fortunately, this has not been the case whilst using L'Oreal Triple Active.
L'Oreal's second claim is that the moisturiser protects the skin and again, I would have to agree, as despite the frequent changes in weather, I feel assured that my skin is fully protected. I am pleased to see that the ingredients include vitamin E as it contains antioxidant properties, which protect the skin from the elements and I am noticing its inclusion is becoming more common in skin products. The final claim is that the moisturiser will deliver radiance to the skin due to the ceramide and vitamin B content, which are formalised to protect the skin's surface and offer a radiant appearance. This is a difficult claim to evidence particularly if I'm feeling a little run down and tired and I frequently apply foundation directly after moisturising. However, if I've achieved a good night's sleep and am feeling well I am able to witness a brighter complexion.
I favour the fact that the moisturiser contains a UV filter although I will always use a high factor sun screen when exposing my skin to the sun for long periods of time. An issue I have experienced with a few brands is that the hydration properties are not long lasting and as a result, I will suffer a little dryness and tightness to my skin as the day goes on. However, my experience of using this moisturiser has evidenced to me that it hydrates from the moment I've applied it up until the time I remove my make up at the end of the day and subsequently wash my face.
I have noticed that a number of websites are marketing this product as both a day and night cream and I would advise that this is not the case, as whilst it won't cause any harm to the skin, the moisturiser has been specifically designed for use during the day and a different formulated cream is required for night time use. I must admit that I have been really impressed with this moisturiser, as it has ticked every box for me and despite having used my jar on a daily basis for almost three months I have about a quarter remaining, so it represents excellent value for money, particularly as only a small amount is needed for each application.
At the time of writing the most competitive price is at Tesco where until 28 August 2012 you can make a purchase for £4.08; after which it will return to its normal price of £6.12. In addition, you can also take advantage of their current Clubcard Voucher Exchange, which enables the value of your vouchers to be doubled on a number of products; one of which is skincare. You can save more money if you register your details on the L'Oreal website where you can select up to three vouchers; one of which is £2.50 off any of their skin care products.
I can recommend L'Oreal Paris Triple Active Multi-Protection Moisturiser as it is a highly effective product and lives up to its claims.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.