The Beauty Within



September 2011



L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Product Review and Swatches

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Regenerate and protect your skin!

Written by: Gloria Yang
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What is it? An anti-aging daytime moisturizer with retinols and SPF 30

Creamy and Lightweight

Price: $13.99 (varies from store to store)
Where to Buy: drugstore.com and your local drugstores (CVS, Target, Rite-Aid, Walgreen)

  • Lightweight
  • Broad spectrum sun protection
  • Absorbs quickly


  • Not suitable for sensitive skin
  • Contains fragrance

Packaging: This moisturizer is housed in an airless pump dispenser, which keeps the ingredients stabilized.  Plus these new age pumps are less prone to clogging!

Not too long ago, the overall perception of mass or drugstore skincare was that it’s cheaper, it’s not as advanced, and it doesn’t work quite as well.  For those of us on a budget, that time has changed.  Many mass brands, from L’Oréal to Olay, are utilizing many of the same or similar ingredients and formulas found in your favorite prestige skincare product.

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Complete with SPF 30 exemplifies that.  It contains retinol, an ingredient that’s been clinically proven by many different studies to really help increase cell turn over rate and promote collagen growth.  What that means is that it’ll help reduce the appearances of fine lines, dark spots, scars, while plumping up your skin.  It also contains broad spectrum sun protection with four different chemical sunscreens, meaning it’ll help prevent further aging caused by UV damage.

Easy to Blend

I liked the moisturizer in that it was very lightweight and comfortable to wear underneath makeup.  I also love that I was both preventing and reducing further signs of aging on my skin.

However, and here’s the bad part, I am allergic to ALL chemical sunscreens.   Basically it’s any sunscreen aside from Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.  What that means is that when I tested out this product for an entire week (yes, I used it for a week to truly try it even though I knew I was allergic to it), my skin didn’t react so well.  That didn’t mean I didn’t love it and won’t recommend it.  I would still recommend it to anyone who is NOT allergic to chemical sunscreen, which most people are not.  It wears just as nicely as some of the more expensive daytime moisturizers I’ve tried in the past, at a low fraction of the price.

Invisible Finish

Overall: I would recommend this to anyone who is starting to show signs of aging, such as dark spots, fine lines, and loss of firmness to try it, provided that you are not allergic to chemical sunscreen.  It’s lightweight and contains a good amount of SPF to keep those damaging UV rays from aging your skin!



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