Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask
This mask has the makings of a good formula for dry skin, but, as you may have expected, the claims are over the top. That's mostly because the called-out ingredients, both of which are beneficial, are present in meager amounts. There's more denatured alcohol (the bad kind for skin) than state-of-the-art ingredients in this mask, making it more of a 'why bother?' than a must-have.
As for being "Triple Power", it isn't, though exactly what that means is open to interpretation. It sure sounds good, but if you take it to mean this mask is three times "stronger" than other moisturizing masks, you'll be disappointed. Perhaps if this mask left out the problematic ingredients it contains it would improve skin's appearance of being more "elastic" like any moisturizer can but sadly that's not the case here. The Elasti-Flex texture is about how the product feels, not the improvement in your skin's elastin content or quality.
Because this mask is packaged in a jar, the good plant oils and plant extracts it contains won't remain stable once it's opened, as we explain in the More Info section.
- Contains some good ingredients for dry skin.
- Will leave skin feeling smoother, softer, and more "elastic" the next morning, but no more than lots of regular facial moisturizers.
- Contains only a dusting of the called-out ingredients supposedly responsible for this mask's actions on aging skin.
- Alcohol has a larger role in this mask than anything approaching state-of-the-art, though the emollients that precede the alcohol likely keep it from being drying and irritating.
This luxurious, hydrating leave-on creamy mask features an innovative ELASTI-FLEX texture that acts to mimic skins own elasticity. It penetrates quickly, yet forms a virtual protective mask to cradle skin. Its the first night treatment to combine concentrated super ingredient Pro-Xylane with botanical extract Centella asiatica to help improve skins firmness & elasticity overnight and visibly transform the look of aging skin.
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.
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