With time & a hectic lifestyle, age leaves traces on the skin that gets harder and harder to repair. And more often than not, these aging signs are more than what meets the eye. Too bad we are not like Benjamin Button who will ‘age backwards’ and become younger with time. But be glad that there’s anti-aging products readily available in the market to help us combat the signs of aging – Both on the Eyes and the Face!
The #1 Anti-Wrinkle brand in the World – L’Oreal Paris Revitalift, launches in 2014 with a new formula and new packaging. Known as Revitalift Dermalift (Powered with Centella Asiatica), the new launch is inspired by the self-healing process of Centella Asiatica (renowned for its repairing properties). The potent combination of anti-aging actives repair, regenerate and fight the signs of aging from within.
If you are wondering how the new Revitalift star ingredient Tiger Grass aka Centella Asiatica got its name, this is due to the fact that wounded tigers are known to roll themselves on the herbs to self treat their injuries and to help speed up their recovery process. This has help create awareness on the plant’s healing properties and as such, the New Revitalift Dermalift is enriched Centella Asiatica which is known for its extraordinary repairing properties to repair and regenerate skin from the inside.
Centella Asiatica is also widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a long history of wide-ranging medical applications. It treats skin issues, wounds, burns and bruises because of its ability to increase the synthesis of collagen, and restore tissue firmness and elasticity, improving skin appearance and comfort. It also improves the tensile strength of newly formed skin and inhibits scarring. Because the healing process involves skin regeneration, it is a great source of inspiration to combat aging signs and with repairing power for optimal anti-aging efficacy.
Besides Centella Asiatica, the L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Dermalift also works in promoting anti-Wrinkle & Firmness with the Dermalift Technology and Pro-Retinol A.
Dermalift Technology– Stimulates skin’s natural lifters synthesis and restructure skin’s fiber network. Skin appears younger in 8 key zones: Forehead Wrinkles, Upper Eyelid Firmness, Crow’s Feet, Inter-ocullar wrinkle, nasolabial fold, mouth-corner wrinkles, contour ptosis and neck firmness.
Pro-Retinol A – Known for promoting cell renewal to thicken the epidermis to reduce wrinkles
The L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Dermalift range consists of 6 products to help with anti-aging by actively repair, regenerate and fight the signs of aging from within:
Revitalift Milky Cleansing Foam 125ml $12.90
Revitalift Anti-Aging + Firming Aqua Milky Toner 175ml $19.90
Revitalift Intensive Repair Essence 30ml $45.90
Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream 50ml $32.90
Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream 50ml $32.90
Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream 15ml $29.90
L’Oreal Paris Singapore has sent me a press kit and inside contains the Revitalift Intensive Repairing Essence, Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Nightcream and Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream. Have passed the three items to my mother-in-law (MIL) and i’ll be sharing her reviews in this entry.
Disclaimer: My MIL isn’t comfortable with me snapping pictures of her using the products so i would be showing the texture of the products on my hand. Won’t be testing it on my face as i’m currently on laser / skincare treatment so i don’t wish to subject my skin to other products (Just in case it will interfere with the results). My apologizes!
The Revitalift Intensive Repairing Essence is a night repair skincare which intensively repair 8 key zones while you sleep.With breakthrough Dermalift technology designed to stimulate the skin’s natural lifters from the inside, it improves the 8 keys zones by reviving the elasticity and firmness of the skin. With only 1 use, you will wake up to ultra-firm, extra-smoothed and amazingly younger skin.
As skin cell renewal and skin rejuvenation will be at its peak at night, it is recommended to use the Revitalift Intensive Repairing Essence before sleeping to achieve the desired skin repair effect. Have to say that the packaging of the product is really well-thought and classy-looking. It comes with a hygienic applicator with a small pump that allows you to ‘press’ and ‘capture’ the right amount of essence before application (So convenient)! The repairing essence has a semi-transparent color and a gel-fluid texture.
My MIL used it straight after washing her face with a cleanser and she said that the essence feels light and refreshing. She mentioned that the essence is lightly scented and it smells soothing. A 5 cent amount is sufficient to cover her whole face and the essence gets absorbed fast without much stickiness. The essence leaves her skin feeling smooth to the touch and the next day, she observed that her skin appears to be dewy and radiant.. Together with the night cream, it keeps her skin hydrated and her skin did not feel tight despite sleeping in an air-conditioner room.
Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream helps to fight wrinkles and improve skin’s firmness with breakthrough Dermalift technology from L’Oréal Paris to stimulate skin’s natural lifters, to help skin regain its elasticity and firmness. Combined with Pro-Retinal A to help visibly reduce wrinkles and it also stimulates skin’s regeneration so you will wake up to hydrated, supplier and youthful looking skin.
As mentioned, skin cell renewal and skin rejuvenation will be at its peak at night so use the Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream at night to achieve the best results. Like many night cream, it comes with a glass tub which my MIL don’t really like it as she must dip her fingers in to get the product. I have told her to use a spatula to prevent contamination.
The night Cream is creamy in texture and has a slight fragrance. My MIL applied this night cream after applying the essence and she’s also using it on her neck. Texture wise, the night cream is rich but it doesn’t leave a heavy / greasy after feel. She told me the feeling is good after she applied both products on as it keep her skin well-moisturized and her skin did not feel tight despite sleeping in an air-conditioner room. When she washes her face the next day, her skin doesn’t feel so tight and is noticeably softer. After using both products for 2 weeks, her skin has a nice glow and it looks much healthier. Not to mention, it is much brighter and youthful (not so dull & haggard looking). Both the essence and night cream did not cause adverse reactions like oil seeds / pimples / redness / itchiness after application. 🙂
The Revitalift Dermalift Eye Cream contains breakthrough Dermalift technology from L’Oreal Paris to stimulate skin’s natural lifters, to help skin regain its elasticity and firmness. Combined with Pro-Retinol A to help visibly reduce wrinkles and achieve even more firmness on eye contours. With regular use, eye contours regain their firmness, look revitalized and illuminated and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
In order to stay healthy and to look good, we are supposed to get at least 8 hours of sleep daily but as one gets older, the amount of responsibilities also increases! Being sleep deprived will bring about lingering fatigue and lost in alertness; and our delicate eye area will be the first to appear ‘more haggard-looking’. It is also made worse due to time (Aging) as the skin around our eyes will get thinner as time goes by. This is why visible signs of aging will always emerge around your eyes first and the dark circles and bags due to insufficient sleep will cause one to look older and haggard looking. This is why it is important to invest in a good eye cream to reduce signs of aging and fatigue by eliminating the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, brightens the skin around your eyes and keep it hydrated and nourished to keep wrinkles away.
My MIL don’t have the habit of using an eye-cream but i have told her on the importance and coax her to use it twice a day.. LOL! My MIL hates products that will leave her skin greasy so i’m glad that she’s using the eye-cream religiously.. Guess she really love the texture and the results. She told me that the eye cream is fragrance free and it has a rich creamy texture. Since it is thick, a small amount suffice and the most important thing is that the eye cream gets absorbed fast although texture is thick. The eye cream spreads and blends in easily. My MIL loves how the eye cream leaves the skin on her eye-area very smooth without sticky after feel. After using it 2x daily for 2 weeks, my MIL’s eyes aren’t that puffy & it seems brighter so she looks more ‘awake’. Moreover, the fine lines on her lower eye area appears to be more hydrated and less patchy.. There’s also no adverse reaction and i’m tempted to try it out myself too!