A lot of products (drugstore, prestige) come across my desk and I am a tough crowd… especially when it comes to my skincare. A couple months ago, I got to preview L’Oreal Paris’s latest and greatest skincare launches… the first being the brand’s new Revitalift Bright Reveal Collection. The presentation started like any other, and then they asked us to guess women’s top two skin concerns. I guessed immediately (naturally). Wrinkles and uneven skintone. Bright Reveal was developed with these two concerns in mind. A collection that exfoliates and renews to reveal brighter, glowy skin… but also hydrates and protects against future damage. My interest was piqued and I began testing the line the second I got home to my apartment.
The cleanser is amazing as it also gently exfoliates both manually (with volcanic particles) and chemically (with glycolic acid). The brand recommends using it morning and night but my skin is sensitive so when I tested the products, I only used it at night. I like to double cleanse… I’ll use an oil to take off all my makeup, and this. You could totally just use this, but I find that doing a pre-cleanse helps the glycolic acid in this penetrate more deeply. (I actually don’t like to wash my face in the morning… I have dry skin and find that if I give my skin a good cleanse the night before, splashing with water is just fine). That being said, if dullness is a big skin concern for you (it is for me) it’s good to mildly exfoliate every day. I should mention that it’s only $6.99. I may be jaded from trying so many products (high-end and low-end) but that seems like a complete steal for such a good product!
The brightening peel pads are the next step, and also my favorite item from the collection… the hero, if you will. I mean, by now you know that I love a good peel… but also… as we age, our skin’s natural ability to shed surface dead skin cells declines… so it’s important to give it a little help where we can. They are effective but gentle enough to use morning and night. They contain 10% glycolic acid to help dissolve dead skin cells… reducing the visibility of uneven skin tone and wrinkles.
And then, there are two moisturizers… a day cream and a night cream.
We’ll talk about the brightening moisturizer (for day) first. This is, in effect, your perfect day cream. I have been using this every day as I love that it has anti-aging, brightening benefits and ingredients (glycolic acid, Vitamin C, Pro-Retinol) but also a solid SPF 30. I have said it before but anytime you use a peel or glycolic acid, you NEED broad spectrum sunscreen… no excuses. These ingredients exfoliate and dissolve dead skin, leaving your skin at its most vulnerable state. And so sunscreen is imperative… no excuses. That makes this cream your perfect multi-tasker.
And we’ll end with the night cream… the brightening dual overnight moisturizer. This treatment combines two treatments in one pump. You’ll notice that there are two chambers. The red chamber contains glycolic acid and the white chamber contains Vitamin C and Pro-Retinol. Together, this mighty (potent) combination helps to brighten, enhance clarity, and reduce the visibility of dark spots, uneven tone and wrinkles. When I used this, I woke up with crazy smooth skin. The first time I used it, my skin felt a little bit tight and dry the next day (again, I have really dry skin). So what I did to remedy this was let it sink in for a few minutes (while I brushed my teeth) and then I applied a thin layer of face oil over it to lock in moisture. Boom… same results, with more hydration.
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