This is a sponsored post for L’Oréal/Conde Nast.
Guys, it kid of sucks when you start to get older. I won’t say OLD – as in, “I’m looking for nursing homes because I am so old” – but the days of my youth are pretty far behind me…and my skin is beginning to show it! As my regular readers probably know, I am going through a divorce – and that has added a whole new dimension to the “I feel old” thing I already had going on since I turned 35. When a woman who’s on her way to 40 hears, “I’m not attracted to you anymore,” it opens up a can of worms positively teeming with low self esteem and self doubt. Now, in all fairness, my almost-ex-husband did change his mind about the lack of attraction pretty quickly (men are fickle, aren’t they?) but once a man says those words to you, they linger.
The thing is, it wasn’t the fact that he said he didn’t find me attractive anymore that made me feel so lacking in the self confidence department. It was as if he just verbalized how I felt about myself. I was already starting to feel older, I began noticing that the texture of my hair was different, I had more greys, my pores were enlarged, a few fine lines and wrinkles were beginning to show up…hearing him say that just made all of my self doubt that much greater!
So I decided it was time to take action and try to take better care of myself. I’ve lived a lifetime in Miami without worrying about sunblock and moisturizer…in fact, I used to purposely not wear anything on my face so that I could get a tan! But it’s never too late to take care of yourself, and EVERYONE sees your face. It’s not a matter of vanity, it’s a matter of feeling good about yourself and putting your best face forward. Oh, the cliche!
I started using a customized Revitalift™ Triple Power™ skin care regimen to help me deal with my combination skin – oily in the T-Zone and dry pretty much everywhere else, plus those pesky fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. I received the Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask, Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Day Lotion Moisturizer with SPF 20, and the Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Eye Treatment based on my needs.
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RevitaLift Triple Power™
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift™ is the next generation of skin care, and I love this new Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Day Lotion Moisturizer SPF 20! It has such a luxurious feel to it without leaving my skin greasy or shiny – and it didn’t cause me any breakouts, which some moisturizers do. Unlike a regular day moisturizer, the Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Day Lotion Moisturizer SPF 20 uses Pro-Xylane and Bright Active XP3 to repair wrinkles, smooth out fine lines and to fade spots and discoloration. This is why I love it so much! I have fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes and two dark spots on my left cheek that have been driving me insane the last year. Whereas I used to use a dark spot corrector before applying moisturizer, now I just have ONE product to use! Of course results will vary depending on your skin, but your skin should appear smoother within one week of daily use, and within four weeks, your skin can look younger, firmer and lifted because the elasticity in your skin is increased.
Did you hear that? YOUNGER. FIRMER. LIFTED. It’s like the fountain of youth in a bottle, ladies!
The Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Eye Treatment is a great product too, I’ve been using it to help repair the wrinkles under my eyes. It uses Pro-Xylane and Hyaluronic Acid to lift the eye area, reduce bags and repair wrinkles.
The other product I’ve been using the last few weeks is the Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask. Don’t let the “Intensive” scare you off – it’s totally easy to use! While it took me a while to get into the habit of using these products properly (I had just began using a nightly moisturizer a few months prior to receiving this package and wasn’t really adamant about using it), I actually saw a little bit of a difference after the FIRST NIGHT of applying it before bed!
The Revitalift™ Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask has Pro-Xylane and Cantella Asiatica extract that helps to give skin back it’s bounce. It firms up your skin overnight and the Elasti-Flex and Hyaluronic Acid helps plump the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. All of that stuff together helps your skin look smoother, tighter and more youthful in general. You can expect to see results after the first night of use, with your skin being more hydrated and supple, and within four weeks, it will be tigher, firmer and more lifted. You will also notice that your fine lines and wrinkles are visibly diminished.
I’ve been using these three products for almost four weeks now, and while I haven’t used them every single day like I am supposed to due to my travel schedule (I am a light packer and don’t always have room in my toileties bag for these three products), I see a big difference!
Loreal also has a Revitalift™ Volume Filler Daily Volumizing Moisturizer, which I haven’t used yet, but it’s Loreal’s FIRST daily volumizing skin care product. It helps to restore skin’s natural fullness for a more youthful look with improvement on the cheek area, under-eye and wrinkles. Explore Revitalift™ Volume Filler on L’Oréal’s Website.
They also have a Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18, a unique daily moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 18 sunscreen protection, delivers smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming works to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and provide 24-hour hydration. Explore Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming on L’Oréal’s Website.
Check out the entire Revitalift™ Collection on L’Oréal’s Website.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift™ Website & L’Oréal Skin Expert
L’Oréal Paris is introducing a new skin care website built around the insight that everyone’s skin tells a story and no two stories are the same. With this new destination, www.LorealSkinExpert.com, L’Oréal wants to help consumers find the right solution for their unique skin concern. With a personalized online skin diagnostic, consumers will be given their customized Revitalift skin care regimen along with easy-to-understand content from L’Oréal’s team of skin care experts to help decode ingredients, usage instructions and lifestyle tips for their skin. Check it out!