06.19.2014
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Ideal Moisture Eventone Day/Night Cream
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1.7 fl. oz. for $6.99
Last Updated:06.19.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This lightweight moisturizer isn¹t the best option for daytime unless you¹re willing to pair it with a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater. The only difference between a day cream and night cream is that the daytime product should provide sun protection while the nighttime product doesn¹t have to have that benefit.

Even if you¹re willing to pair this with a separate SPF-rated product, the formula is typically L¹Oreal, which is to say lackluster and utterly average. This feels silky, yes, but big deal. Lots of other moisturizers feel silky and are loaded with beneficial ingredients, which this product lacks. What you will get is irritation from the numerous fragrance ingredients this contains (see More Info for details on this and the problems that the jar packaging presents).

The formula contains vitamin C (ascorbyl glucoside) as claimed but this air- and light-sensitive ingredient will break down quickly thanks to the jar packaging. Texture-wise this is suitable for normal to combination skin, but your skin deserves more than what this inexpensive product provides.

Claims

cream works day and night to leave skin with a more even tone and texture. Our unique formula infused with time release Vitamin C and Tourmaline gem helps even skin tone and recapture your skin¹s clarity.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Acrylates Copolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Calcium Pantetheine Sulfonate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Violet 2 (CI 60730), Citronellol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Eugenol, Geraniol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Methylparaben, PEG 100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Tourmaline, Fragrance

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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