I know I’m late to this collection, but I’m a sucker for skincare and always on the hunt to see what works best for my 23 year-old skin. This L’Oreal Skin Perfection range is aimed for those in their 20’s and 30’s, where your skin is still young but not always perfect (well, obviously, L’Oreal).
This skin collection claims to help to transform the appearance of skin quality, as if perfected (yes, I’m listening) whereby pores are virtually undetectable, tone looks more even and skin texture feels silky-soft. The moisturiser and serum also locks in moisture for up to 24 hours, apparently.
So, this sounds perfect for me. As someone who doesn’t have particularly blemish-prone, dry or oily skin, but also someone who does suffer with uneven skin tone and scarring from previous irritations – this sounds right up my street. For someone who also doesn’t want to fork out £100 for skincare on a graduate job, this is also a dream for under £40. But does it do what it says on the can? Only one way to find out!
- Correcting Day Moisturiser
Firstly, let’s have a look at the day moisturiser – the most essential item of one’s skincare routine.
I must say although a lot of people have found the packaging gaudy, I actually really like it. The moisturiser comes in quite a big tub and has a really good amount of product in (50ml…nice). I don’t really mind having it on my dressing table because although bright pink, I think it looks sleek-ish.
The cream itself is really lovely and thick, but doesn’t feel horrible or tacky on your skin. It actually feels very light weight once applied. My cheeks afterwards feel very hydrated, supple and moisturised. After using this for a few days I can already see some of my dry patches diminishing and my skin looking a little brighter, so am really getting on with this cream at the moment!
2. Concentrated Correcting Serum
After my beloved Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum ran out this month (MASSIVE sob) I thought it would be a good opportunity to explore an alternative.
I have been using this twice a day for a week now and I have to say I have noticed a difference. Whilst my Vichy serum was great when my skin needed some thirst-quenching, my skin quality did look a bit better after using the L’Oreal serum.
Firstly, it’s great as a base as it’s a little bit thicker than regular serum and is great for smoothing out your skin before applying makeup. This does make it confusing to use though as I tend to use my serum before my moisturiser! My pores look smaller after I’ve used it which is great as it’s one of the things I would look for in a primer anyway.
Alongside the moisturiser, my skin definitely feels a lot smoother. I wouldn’t say it has a ‘tightening’ effect as it claims to, but in terms of suppleness and getting your baby skin back, the combination of the day cream and the serum is definitely onto a winner.
3. Anti-Fatigue Correcting and Awakening Eye Cream
The eye cream I thought I would review as separate to the other two items as I have been using this eye cream for a while and I’m sad to say that I haven’t really noticed a difference. I’ve used it when I’ve had dry patches under my eyes and it didn’t help remove them at all.
I’m not sure about long-term effects but my eyes don’t look any brighter and the lines around my eyes are definitely the same, if not worse (NOT because of the cream, might I add – more because I’m getting old, sigh). I don’t feel it makes a difference in making my eyes look less tired or anti-fatigued and think I should have tried the roll-on cooling eye cream instead.
I find a better eye cream to go hand-in-hand with the serum and day cream would either the roll-on one, or others I have been trying have been the Boots Cooling Cucumber Eye Gel, or Simple’s eye cream (forgotten the name, but think they only have one!) which I think work way better. However, although this eye cream didn’t work for me, that isn’t to say it might not work for you.
All things considered, I really rate and recommend L’Oreal’s Skin Perfection range to those in their 20s or 30’s, as we all want to achieve that more even and softer skin before we get to that stage of fighting wrinkles, and the serum and day cream definitely help do that job for you!
Please let me know what you think of these products and how you’ve gotten on with them, or if you would recommend anything similar! And please let me know if you would like to see anything in particular on my blog, as always looking for new ideas or knowing what kind of posts you prefer or would like to read.
Lots of love,