L'ORÉAL REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES VITAMIN C & HYALURONIC ACID SERUMS REVIEW
Happy Wednesday guys! And also, welcome to the new THB! Isn’t this SO exciting??? I’m personally really happy over here. As some of you guys know, I’ve been working on re-doing the blog for about a week and a half now. I had to do everything super quickly and in an emergency state, since the old site was just not functional anymore, and not something I wanted to present to the world. I feel like I don’t wanna go in tons of details in this post, because it’s supposed to be about these 2 amazing new products from L’Oréal, but I will spill all the deets in another post.
In the meantime, do we love the new site? Please, please let me know, I’m DYING to know what you guys think! Even if it’s not 100% positive, I want ALL of your feedback!
Obviously, they’re both serums, and L’Oréal markets them as revolutionary products, saying the concentration of the active ingredients is higher than ever before. To be 100% honest, I’m not exactly sure about that claim, because I’ve done some quick research, and some Vitamin C serums sold at Sephora have 15% and even 20% Vitamin C. But maybe L’Oréal only considered the products they make, which would also make sense. In any case, you guys probably guessed it: If I’m talking about it on here, it has to be because I love it. And love it I DID!
Both serums were sent to me by the brand, and I’m so happy, because I don’t think I would have tried them otherwise. You see, I’ve always been under the impression that to be effective, skincare products have to be expensive. And L’Oréal isn’t expensive… It’s even a drugstore brand. Yikes!
And yet, in my Instagram review I said (and yes, I’m about to quote myself):
“Oh, and btw, the second morning I used it, I walked into the bathroom and was taken aback by how good my skin looked. Like I had a filter on, but better. NO BIGGIE.” *insert sassy emoji.
I feel like if anything sums up how good these serums are, it has to be that quote. And they’re only $30 a pop. If you compare to other popular products with the same active ingredients, it’s really in the lowest part of the spectrum. For reference, CEO from Sunday Riley (vitamin C serum) is $85 and Truth Serum by Ole Henriksen (also a vitamin C serum) is $48. If you read my post on my daily skincare routine, you know I’m a BIG fan of that last one - more on that below. On the hyaluronic acid serum side, Peter Thomas Roth has the Water Drench serum that retails for $65. So needless to say, $30 is definitely affordable in that product range.
Now just to be clear, I know these products all have different concentrations, formulations, and may not all have the same combinations of active ingredients. I know all these factors come into play when it comes to pricing. And I personally LOVE and use all these brands, so I’m really not throwing shade. I’m simply pointing out that if you want a great vitamin C / Hyaluronic acid serum, these are great products at a great price point.
But now that we’ve been over the price, let’s talk about the real stuff: The effects. I personally use both at the same time, at night. I included them in my skincare routine (once again, if you haven’t read the post, you’re really missing out!), replacing Ole Henriksen’s Truth serum, that I use every morning instead.
Since I’ve started using it, I noticed a few things. My skin is more hydrated, plump, glowy, and the one wrinkle on my forehead that really made me consider botox for a hot minute is WAY less visible. I feel like overall, my skin just lost like, 10 years. And I was already quite satisfied with my skin before, so that says a lot.
One more thing I want to point out is the ease of use. I tried a similar vitamin C serum, in that they had the same consistency: The Ordinary Vitamin C one… And that one made my skin BURN. Every time I used it, I felt like my face was on fire. And even though this one says on the packaging that it might cause a light heating sensation, it doesn’t for me. As for the hyaluronic acid serum, it’s super liquid, but it absorbs really quickly, which I love. That way, I can move on to my moisturizer without having to wait a considerable amount of time. This might seem like a detail, but when I’m dead tired and just want to go to bed, it’s a detail that makes me really happy.
The only thing that bothers me about these 2 serums is how addictive they are. Even if I wanted to, there’s no way I’ll be able to move on once I’m done with mine, and I know I’ll have to repurchase these. And as I always say, for someone who tries as many skincare products as I do, if I purchase something twice, it means it’s really amazing!
Have you guys tried one of (or both) these serums? If you did, what did you think of them? I’d love to know if you loved them as much as I did! You can always leave me a comment below, or come chat on Instagram!
Love you guys!