By BR Amelia
Skincare is a bit like wearing a bra - every now and then we need to check we've still got the right fit. What our skin needs in our teens, twenties, thirties, forties and beyond evolves, because as we age changes in elastin and collegen production - along with environmental and lifestyle factors - sees our skin becomes thinner, more fragile, drier, less firm and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. That go-to lightweight moisturiser becomes less effective. The serum created to fend off acne ceases to be of use.
Recently we gave Beauty Review members the opportunity to trial the Age Perfect Intense Nutrition range from L'Oréal. This regime has been formulated for mature skin, with the aim of hydrating, nourishing and repairing the skin, to leave it feeling firmer, more supple and soft.
So did it live up to its claims? Read on...
What they say: With age, the skin’s reserves of essential nutrients are reduced. This can lead to de-nourished skin and signs of ageing become more visible skin becomes drier, sags and crinkles. To combat this, the L’Oréal Laboratories have developed Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Repairing Day Cream for women aged 50+ to deeply nourish and repair dry, mature skin. Enriched with strengthening Pro-Calcium and luxurious Royal Jelly, Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Repairing Day Cream repairs your skin leaving it feeling intensely re-nourished and de-crinkled.
What YOU say:
'I really like this, it’s a day cream that ticks many boxes for me. It more or less leaves a barrier, my skin texture and moisture level has improved so much using this. I will most definitely purchase this.' - BR Member MAGPIEFI
'My skin was hydrated for the day even with my makeup over the top. I was really surprised. So if you have dry skin this is wonderful. I struggle to drink enough water and my skin is a bit thirsty given my age so this is perfect for dry skin. On top of feeling hydrated I noticed my skin was soft and smooth. Makeup was easier to apply. It didn’t make my wrinkles disappear but it again softened the look by hydrating my skin and making me look fresher.' - BR Member zadkonkzs
What they say: From the age of 60, the skin's reserves of essential nutrients are reduced. For some women, the effects of these deficiencies begin to appear, the skin is de-nourished and the signs of ageing are visible skin slackens, dries out and crinkles.This nourishing Serum is enriched with Pro-Calcium, Golden Honey and extract of Acacia to intensely nourish and repair the skin. The light and luxurious texture instantly transforms on contact with your skin. An intense sensation of comfort leaves the skin feeling soft and supple.
What YOU say:
'I can't believe the difference this product has made to the feel and texture of my (mature) skin...in only a week. The label says Extraordinary Repairing Serum, and that's exactly what it does!! Last week I looked at dry, sagging lifeless skin... but not any more. Using it religiously this week I have noticed an obvious improvement in elasticity, moisture... and far less "crinkles". I have used the serum in conjunction with moisturisers for both day and night, giving me a great result.' - BR Member soozn
'I found this serum to be a keeper. I will purchase it again as it glides onto your skin and sinks in deep but doesn't feel at all greasy. Did it fix my wrinkles? I think only time will tell as two weeks is not enough time to work miracles. However it certainly made my skin soft and radiant and even I couldn't help touching it in wonder. I have to admit I've turned into a preening peacock as I have a glow that I didn't have before.' - BR Member mollysmum
What they say: During the night, the skin repairs itself. But with age, it lacks the necessary nutrients to maintain its vitality and each morning you wake-up with even more de-nourished skin. The L’Oréal Laboratories have developed Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Rich Repairing Night cream for women aged 50+ with dry, mature skin. Enriched with Pro-Calcium, Royal Jelly and 10 Precious Oils, this luxurious formula deeply nourishes and repairs your skin whilst you sleep.
What YOU say:
'After applying this Age Perfect Intense Nutrition at night I found my skin was much softer and more supple in the morning - something that I haven't felt for a while, which was a huge bonus. I gently massaged it in after I had applied the serum and it absorbed well. In the morning my skin felt hydrated and much softer and made applying foundation etc so much easier and no caked on look which gave my appearance a more natural look.' - BR Member Judith
'Since I have been using this night cream I have found in the morning my skin looks much softer and healthier and has no night creases as is usual.I don't see a reduction in the wrinkles but feel my skin bounces back quicker so is definately less aging. This is one product I will be happy to replace as I believe it does what it says and my skin is much better for using.' - BR Member Julieal