When Influenster revealed their new campaign from L'Oreal Paris and asked me to participate, I was thrilled. Skincare is something that I'm increasingly passionate about as I'm nearing my thirties and it's a topic that is not talked about enough. I mean, if we only got one leather bag for the rest of our lives, how well would we care for it? Pretty well right? Now imagine that leather bag is your face. Am I or am I not amazing with words...
So, the 4-week challenge consisted of:
I applied twice a day for 4 weeks and below are the untouched results. Pretty great, huh. But I do have to admit that I changed up the routine because I started noticing certain things I liked and disliked about the Revitalift line.
PROS: Softer, more glowy skin. I'm fairly certain that I never had that envy-worthy, pale, translucent skin that a lot of Korean skincare die-hards achieve, but you guys, I think I did it. There's a certain radiance that was not prominent before. I am able to wear less makeup as my skin tone became more even and my under eyes are less thin and more puffy (like they're supposed to be, I think. I need to drink more water). Little blemishes went away around my nose and my skin generally became more elastic and firm, which is good news bears for my makeup routine because less is more! No settling, no creasing, super smooth application. Awesome.
CONS: I did NOT care for the night cream, it made my combination skin suuuuper oily in the morning. I gave it to my husband who has dry skin and was looking for a new night cream and he also despised how oily he got. Womp womp. I would stay away from that one. The moisturizer was great (thick and hydrating), but reacted with my makeup funny. It got goopy and chalky (almost like a cornstarch paste) when mixed with makeup (cream or powder). It was also a bit heavy for the daytime, so I switched it to my daily night cream and I loved it. The eye cream is pretty great but stings like crap if you get it into your actual eye so watch out. Is this normal? My other eye creams (Kiehl's, Benefit, StriVectin) don't do that- at least I don't think so. I'll check later when I feel like I need to torture myself for the sake of science.
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Moisturizer - 5 stars
I highly recommend. Great for those days when your face needs that extra care because it is very hydrating and luxuriously thick. Excellent as a night cream. Giant tub for $17 on Amazon.
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Daily Concentrated Serum - 5 stars
I felt like it did what it was supposed to do, which is amp up your moisturizer and let your skin absorb it better. Think of moisturizer as food and serum as vitamins. This one absorbed quickly and I loved how smooth it made my skin. Good amount of product for the cost ($13?! OMG YES)
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Eye Treatment - 3.5 stars
It's an effective eye cream, but I'm scared I'm going to wake up screaming later because my retinas are on fire because I was stupid enough to sleep-rub. I'm just kidding, it's not that bad. Also seriously, I don't think it should hurt as much as it does. But just look at those squishy and healthy Korean eye-bags. No pain, no gain? (~$4-10 on Amazon right now)
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Night Cream - 1 star
Boooooooo. Boo. Refuses to absorb. Makes skin grossly greasy. Can't tell a difference from when I stopped using it which probably means it wasn't carrying its weight. No price because I don't want you to get it.
The Revitalift Volume Filler line as a whole is a completely affordable and frankly amazing for the money beginner anti-aging line with some heavy hitters (that moisturizer and serum though). Stay away from the night cream. Unless you have super dry skin like the Sahara in which case, by all means. But ye have been warned.
Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from L'Oreal Paris for an honest review. No links are affiliate, just good deals.