Collagen Moisture Filler Day/Night Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $11.49
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This moisturizer for dry skin has a formula that closely matches several from Lancome, except L’Oreal (Lancome’s parent company) products have a price point that’s much easier to accept. Still, it really blows to pieces the prestige image Lancome strives for when you realize you can buy essentially the same moisturizer from L’Oreal for $16 instead of $100 (and up) at the Lancome counter! This moisturizer has a silky, emollient texture, but the forms of collagen it contains cannot fuse with the collagen in your skin and plump wrinkles from the inside out. You’ll see a reduction in the appearance of lines, just as you do with most emollient moisturizers, but that’s it. This product lacks a selection of state-of-the-art ingredients that skin needs to restore and repair itself as well as to fend off free-radical damage.


Restores skin’s cushion with intense moisture, leaving skin smoother. This day/night treatment deeply moisturizes and smoothes skin’s surface by helping to fill in lines and wrinkles.


Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, PEG-20 Stearate, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Manganese Gluconate, Soluble Collagen, Atelocollagen, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate-80, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol

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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This product is AWFUL

My family and my neighbor all said my skin looks horrible. Also my neighbor said my wrinkles stand out horribly, she thought I was very sick!! Bad product! Does nothing, only makes skin worse.

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My main moisturizer before I found PC

This is a very moisturizing product and it's gentle and soothing. If all you want is moisture that doesn't irritate, this will do that. The problem is a lack of anything else that is beneficial for your skin. I'd give it a "good" rating simply because it's so hard to find an effective and non-irritating source of moisture in the drug store. But you're better off with PC ;)

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Christina E.
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