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Age Perfect Anti-Sagging + Anti-Age Spot Hydrating Moisturizer Day Cream SPF 15
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2.5 fl. oz. for $15.99
Last Updated:06.18.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Age Perfect Anti-Sagging + Anti-Age Spot Hydrating Moisturizer Day Cream SPF 15 is imperfect for skin of any age because it lacks active sunscreen agents that provide sufficient UVA protection. As you may have guessed, this is not the solution for sagging skin. It must be said that sagging skin is not an issue any skin-care products can fix, regardless of the claim or ingredients. Acknowledging this will save you a lot of time, money, and frustration. If anything, the insufficient UVA protection in this product will make skin more prone to sagging, since sun damage is part of what causes this to happen. As for this product being a “New Menopause Innovation”, that’ 100% false, as nothing in this daytime moisturizer with sunscreen is unique or proven for women going through menopause nor is anything in here special for a women in her 50s. Age is not a skin type!

Claims

Idea for women in their 50s, Age Perfect Day Cream brightens and smoothes mature skin while reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and surface wrinkles. Innovative Dermo-Peptide technology along with beta hydroxy acid (BHA) deeply moisturize and help improve skin’s elasticity, while SPF 15 provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Your skin is left feeling pampered and invigorated.

Ingredients

Active: Ensulizole (1.7%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Other: Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Myristyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Mannitol, PEG-20 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Alumina, Cyclodextrin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Jasmine Flower Extract, Yeast Extract, Linalool, Limonene, Soluble Collagen, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Disodium Succinate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate

Brand Overview

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 minor—if 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'Oreal’s 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 drugstore—imagine 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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