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L'Oreal Youth Code Day Cream
L'Oréal Youth Code Day Cream
Member Name: siberian-queen
L'Oréal Youth Code Day Cream
Advantages: Absorbs fast, illuminates and revitalises my skin
Disadvantages: slightly expensive and not sure it would reduce wrinkles
L'Oreal Youth Code is a day cream that is marketed as "rejuvenating and anti-wrinkle".
The cream comes with some impressive quotes from the box, apparently, even giving some time frames:-
1hour - "Skin feels smoother, dehydrated and looks more radiant"
1 week - "Features are more rested, skin tone looks more luminous"
1 month - wrinkles appear visibly reduced and skin looks rejuvenated"
So does the cream live up to it's high expectations?
The cream on first inspection is a white, thick cream with a slight glisten to it, which reminds me of creams with lanolin in them. This does not have lanolin in as far as I can tell but it does have a synthetic wax, so maybe that's it. The smell is not unpleasant and reminds me of old style cold creams.
I found I don't need a lot of cream, I tend to dot a little around my face then gently rub in in circular motions. I have combination skin and it seems to suit this skin type quite well, giving me moisture in the places where needed. As it is such a thick cream I feel gives good protection for my skin on windy days, I spend a lot of time walking my dogs and so in the winter this is especially important factor.
The cream rubs in extremely easily, within a few seconds and leaves a slight shimmer which gives a glow to my complexion, I can confirm my skin feels more hydrated, radiant and smoother! My make up even goes on better with this as a base.
With regards to my features and tone being improved - I use this as a daily cream and when I am on nights I still use it when I get up, which is in the evening so I feel this gave it a good test, as believe me after a week of nights I need something to improve my skin! I do feel it helps the elasticity of my skin seems a little better and my complexion is brighter once the cream has been applied.
So one month down the line did my wrinkles improve? Well fortunately I don't have too many as yet but it lessened the intensity of fine lines by means of plumping my skin I think, but I don't feel it particularly reduced then dramatically.
Would I buy it again? Or recommend it?
Yes on both counts and I would be tempted to try the other products in the range.
The L'Oreal youth code day cream costs around £15 from Boots and is often on a 3 for 2 deal it is a little expensive for 50mls but probably on par with many of the big brands and may be found cheaper in wilko or online occasionally.
Review maybe posted on dooyoo and ciao under the same username.
Summary: A fast absorbing day cream which will brighten your skin.