There’s an abundance of choice out there when it comes to cosmetic treatments and high-tech laser facials that treat skin, but they often require a serious commitment. There’s the significant financial outlay, time spent going to and from appointments, and then there’s fronting up for the actual experience, which can sometimes be more than a little intimidating.
Research and development in skincare ingredients has been extensive in recent years. It means that there are now affordable, topical products that are designed to resurface, smooth and plump skin, providing a ‘glow-from within’ result.
Making retinol easy
L’Oréal Paris has been at the forefront of skincare innovation for decades and making advanced ingredients accessible to all of us has always been part of the French beauty house’s raison d’être.
Retinol is one of the most revered and dermatologist-recommended anti-ageing skincare ingredients in the world.
Retinol’s ability to lessen the appearance of both fine lines and wrinkles has been well documented in numerous studies. However the ingredient, a form of Vitamin A, can be complex and finicky both to formulate for efficacy and to achieve a user-friendly product.
That’s because the highly active ingredient is susceptible to light and air, and while it can produce significant improvement to skin, it is known to cause skin sensitivity and dryness, especially when you first start using it.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Pure Retinol Night Serum is a mass-market breakthrough for those who are seeking the serious results of more active skincare, but in a more accessible way.
It contains 0.2% Pure Retinol, which is low enough to be tolerated by almost every skin type, yet effective enough to deliver visible results when it comes to firming, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and uneven texture. Pure Retinol is the most researched, potent and effective form; and 0.2% is the optimal tolerance, as validated by dermatologists to bring about fast, visible results. So how does it work? Rather than simply removing dead skin cells, the molecules that make up Retinol penetrate the deeper layers of the epidermis, stimulating
skin cell renewal.
At the same time, Retinol has an exfoliating effect that is known to improve the texture and tone of the skin’s surface.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Pure Retinol Night Serum has been scientifically tested and validated by dermatologists for its effective anti-ageing benefits. It’s proven to visibly reduce wrinkles, even deep ones, for 100% of women*.
And when it comes to those potential unwanted effects of the star ingredient? It’s been given some pals, namely soothing glycerin and hyaluronic acid to help protect your skin’s moisture barrier and balance out the effects of Retinol which can cause dryness.
Retinol can also break down in quality and lose potency when exposed to light – hence the gorgeous opaque blue bottle!
To help keep it fresh and effective, it also contains L’Oréal Paris’ exclusive innovative technology, RETINOL GUARD ™, that helps to stabilise and protect the Retinol serum down to the very last drop.
Daily moisture hero
Whenever you apply Retinol serum at night, it’s even more important to use a broad-spectrum SPF the next day, as the powerful ingredient can leave skin more sensitive to sun damage.
As the name suggests, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 SPF15 Day Cream does a lot more than just provide moisture. The perfect companion to Revitalift Laser Pure Retinol Night Serum, it’s an anti-ageing moisturiser that visibly reduces wrinkles, re-densifies skin and evens out your skin tone.
How it achieves that is thanks in part to an ingredient known as Pro-Xylane, developed in L’Orêal’s dedicated lab for research and innovation. A unique sugar-molecule, Pro-Xylane is derived from the beechwood tree and is used to achieve firmness and plumpness within skin. It is combined with other ingredients including hyaluronic acid for hydration and to preserve skin’s tone and elasticity.
It also contains UVA/UVB filters in the SPF15 broad spectrum sunscreen to fight against the rays responsible for premature skin ageing and help prevent the formation of age spots.
To demonstrate how these two products make the perfect pair, using them day and night known as the Revitalift Laser routine, was used by three real women to test the visible results after three weeks. Under the supervision of independent dermatologist Dr. Cristina Eguren, the results showed a significant visible improvement in wrinkles, skin pigmentation and dark spots**.
The combination is the perfect, easy-to-understand addition to your skincare routine. For those not willing to part with their laser sessions, Revitalift Laser routine can be used for maintenance between visits.
How to use
To carry out the Revitalift Laser routine, after cleansing at night, apply 3-4 drops of the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Pure Retinol Night Serum to skin and allow it to absorb before applying moisturiser.
With pure Retinol, it’s important to introduce it into your skincare routine gradually to give skin time to adjust. When you first start using the night serum, it’s recommended to apply it twice a week for the first week, then on alternate nights for the second week. Then, if your skin can tolerate it, use it every night from week three. It is recommended to apply the Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream after the serum.
In the morning don’t forget it’s crucial to use SPF. So after cleansing, massage L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 SPF15 Day Cream into the skin on your face and neck for lasting moisture, anti-ageing benefits and broad spectrum protection. Don’t forget to top up your SPF throughout the day.
Why we love them
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 SPF15 Day Cream
Combines Retinol and Vitamin C, a powerful one-two punch of anti-ageing actives to reduce wrinkles and dark spots
Hyaluronic Acid gives a quenching dose of long-lasting moisture that helps replump and nourish dry skin
Contains broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection that helps prevent against sun damage and pigmentation.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser x3 Pure Retinol Night Serum
Uses 0.2% Pure Retinol, a researched, potent and effective ingredient to visibly reduce both fine and deep wrinkles
Speeds natural cell regeneration, revealing fresh new skin, helping to clear pores and smooth skin’s texture
Soothing ingredients such as Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid provide moisture that balances the powerful effects of Retinol.
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*Cosmeto-clinical study on 49 women: scoring of face wrinkles at 4 months.
**Cosmeto-clinical scorage, 3 women, 3 weeks