Name: Age Perfect Day Cream
Price: about €12.00
From L’Oreal website:
Age Perfect’s 1st day cream which helps improve the appearance of skin before, during and after the menopause. The rich, non-greasy texture sinks into skin for immediate and long-lasting hydration.
What I liked:
– rich and dense texture spreads easily and absorbs quickly
– moisturizes skin well
– skin feels soft and smooth for hours
– didn’t make me break out
– contains SPF
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– didn’t significally improve the appearance of my skin
– jar packaging
A few weeks ago, I went to the supermarket with my boyfriend to pick up a few essentials when we bumped into his cousin. She was in the skincare department to illustrate to customers the benefits of some of the L’Oreal creams available and give out some samples as part of a promotion. So after we chatted a bit she handed me a small jar of the L’Oreal Age Perfect Day Cream to try.
Now, the cream is designed for mature skin and I’m only 28 so I may not be the best person to write a review about it but in case any younger ladies want to try it, here are my thoughts about it. The cream is a pale peachy rose in color and has a rich and dense, almost waxy consistency. Because of this, I thought it would be difficult to apply but instead it glides on very smoothly and it’s easy to spread. It also sinks in rapidly into the skin.
I find the cream very moisturizing. It keeps my skin hydrated, soft and smooth for hours and even makes fine lines look smaller. But of course, the effects are only temporary. However, on me personally, this cream performed just like any other good moisturizer does. I liked it a lot but it didn’t wow me. Although this could be because I’m too young to fully experience all the benefits this cream is supposed to have.
One of these is supposed to be its ability to reduce age spots, for example. The cream contains Calcium Pantetheine Sulfonate and the small research done so far has proved that this ingredient can inhibit melanin production. Because of this, it can prevent age spots and has skin lightening properties. I don’t have any spots on my skin so I can’t vouch for how well it works but it is reassuring to know that there is some research showing it works.
In addition, the cream contains SPF: Drometrizole Trisiloxane, also called Mexoryl XL and used only in products from brands owned by L’Oreal, absorbs UV radiation and protects both from UVA and UVB rays. However, while I love that this cream has SPF which is always a plus, remember that no cream can completely substitute a good broad spectrum sunscreen so don’t skip that important step!
Available at: supermarkets and drugstores
Overall, L’Oreal Age Perfect Day Cream is a good cream that moisturizes skin for hours, leaving it soft and smooth. It also contains some sun protection and ingredients that can lighten and prevent age spots. However, this cream didn’t improve my skin that much, but that could be because I’m too young to see any other benefits on my skin.