RevitaLift Triple Power Concentrated Serum Treatment
1 fl. oz. for $24.99
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

L’Oreal is not known for producing state-of-the-art anti-aging serums, and this entry doesn’t change their average to disappointing track record. Don’t mistake this for a concentrated anti-aging treatment, because it’s not; instead, it’s mostly water with slip agent and a good moisture-binding agent. Nice, but hardly unique or “triple power”.

It’s disappointing that this serum contains more alcohol than beneficial anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid. As for antioxidants, they’re not in here at all, which is a big letdown because research supporting antioxidant for younger-looking skin is plentiful. The titanium dioxide and mica are mineral pigments that cosmetically brighten and add shine to skin, yet that has nothing to do with improving volume loss—an enticing claims this serum makes, even though skin care cannot successfully address this concern (we wish that weren’t the case, but it’s the truth).

Last, this serum contain several fragrance ingredients known to cause irritation. Their combined amounts isn’t much, but ideally you should be using fragrance-free products because irritation from fragrance hurts skin’s ability to look and act younger. That may not be a problem from this one product, but consider if you’re applying multiple fragrant products to your skin every day!


  • Makes skin feel softer and smoother.


  • Cannot help with sagging or volume loss.
  • Inclusion of alcohol plus fragrance ingredients puts skin at risk of irritation (which is pro-aging).
  • Formula is far from being a state-of-the-art anti-aging powerhouse (where are the antioxidants?)

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift presents the next-generation of skincare, RevitaLift Triple Power Concentrated Serum, a powerful, luxurious serum that goes beyond a simple anti-aging treatment to address 3 dimensions that visibly age skin.  1. Fight Wrinkles 2. Replenish Volume 3. Resurface Skin texture.


Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Alcohol Denat., Diemthicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, 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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Also surprised at low rating

I've read the rating AFTER having used the serum multiple times and been very pleased with the results. Though I must admit to having genetically trouble-free skin, I also must admit to being in my late 70s, a sun worshiper all my life with yo-yo weight categories, all of which are the kiss of death to smooth youthful complexions. Still, the fine lines and wrinkles that remain are almost completely eradicated with the use of Revitalift Concentrated Serum and/or Micro Repair X3.

Reviewed by
virginia s.
I don't get it?

At what point did l'oreal start going down hill? There's nothing in this that's anti-aging. Drying alcohols in the beginning of the list where it can be the most damaging to the skin. And over priced for what little amount you get. To myself personally it sounds like false advertising.Why would any body buy this let alone put it on their skin?

Reviewed by
Annette D.
Loreal serum a fan!

I really like this product as I feel it working! I put on my face, neck and jawline and even around my eyes and like it ! Surprised it was given a bad grade! Skin seems more supple and lines are erased, etc.

Reviewed by
Lisa G
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