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L'Oreal Paris

Revitalift Complete Night Cream

1.70 fl. oz. for $ 17.99
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Revitalift Night Cream is shockingly similar to most of the other night creams L’Oreal (and sister company Lancome) sell. Housed in a jar is a formula that’s mostly water, silicone, glycerin, thickeners, plant oil, and emollients followed by fragrance chemicals, wax, and more fragrance chemicals. The truly intriguing ingredients are present in very tiny amounts, and the jar packaging degrades their effectiveness, not to mention the hygiene issue jar packaging presents. This very fragranced moisturizer offers little in terms of anti-aging benefit, and its irritant potential is not something to take lightly. For the money, almost any moisturizer from Olay or Neutrogena is going to provide more benefits and significantly less fragrance. Of course, the lifting claims attributed to this moisturizer are completely bogus and there’s no proof to the contrary—at least nothing that L’Oreal published for professional review.

Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: Yes

Reduces lines and surface wrinkled in 4 weeks, firms skin within 8 days, moisturizes skin and is non-greasy and dermatologist tested for gentleness.

Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG-40 Stearate, Apricot Kernel Oil, Petrolatum, Shea Butter, Corn Kernel Extract, Stearic Acid, Linalool, Paraffin, Geraniol, Sorbitan Tristearate, Soybean Protein, Triethanolamine, Isohexadecane, Sunflower Seed Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citral, Citronellol, Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valyglycine, Polysorbate-80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minorif there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreals makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstoreimagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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