Disclaimer: These products were provided free courtesy of Influenster, however, all opinions in this review are my own.
I love skin care products, especially when I get to review them for free. I was extremely excited to try products from L’Oreal’s Revitalift line, geared towards brightening dull, aging skin.
All four products contain glycolic acid as their active ingredient. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid used in skin care products to gently slough off dead skin cells. It’s typically used in chemical peels but at much higher concentrations than these products contain. Having had chemical peels in the past, I know the power of this stuff and it’s pretty damn good!
Unfortunately I had to quit using the products two weeks in, not because of irritation, they were extremely gentle, but they were not meant for my combination/oily skin. I ended up breaking out, and with our fall family photos coming up, I thought I’d better quit and rehabilitate my skin before things got really out of hand. Not to worry, the products didn’t go to waste, I passed them on to my mom who loved the feel of them after the very first use.
Here’s some quick thoughts on each of the individual products:
Brightening Scrub Cleanser
A gentle scrub with microbeads that can be used daily to refresh skin. I did find it a little too gentle and not strong enough to wash off a days worth of makeup, which is what I rely on my regular daily cleanser to do.
Brightening Peel Pads
My favourite product out of the set. These peel pads, used post cleansing, help resurface and tone skin. If you’re sensitive to scents, this one has a really strong alcohol scent, but otherwise, a great a product.
Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
This was a dual pump product. One side a creamy moisturizer, the other a serum. Combined, they leave skin feeling super soft and dewy. Unfortunately, this was likely one of my breakout culprits.
Brightening Daily Lotion
This lotion has a duo purpose also, as it contains sun protection. However, it is quite heavy for a day lotion, most likely because of the added SPF. There was no way I would be able to go makeup free after putting this stuff on, or I’d be a greaseball by midday.
I really tried to be as positive about these products as I could. I think they could be great products for someone with dry skin. Unfortunately I am not one of those people.
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