Revitalift Clinical Repair 10 Day/Night
1.6 fl. oz. for $24.99
Last Updated:06.20.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

The nighttime counterpart to L'Oreal's Revitalift Clinical day product, this moisturizer makes the same claim of being able to fight the 10 visible signs of aging. Unfortunately, the formula doesn't succeed in making the claim a reality.

They mention just about every sign-of-aging concern a person may have, from wrinkles to loss of firmness and sagging, yet the truth is no single product (or ingredient) can address all those issues. Think of it like your diet and how there isn't one powerhouse meal you can eat that addresses all aspects of your health.

What's 100% true about this product and its ability to fight signs of aging is that the formula is mostly average. It has a silky, lightweight texture, but lacks anti-aging ingredients that research has proven help stimulate collagen production, improve skin tone, or strengthen skin so it's better able to repair damage. At best, you're getting an OK moisturizer for normal to dry skin. The cell-communicating ingredient adenosine is present, but that’s little consolation for what's missing (plus, adenosine alone isn't enough to fight multiple signs of aging).

This contains mica for a soft shine finish, but shine isn't skin care. As for the salicylic acid, the amount is too low for it to function as an exfoliant—and without question a well-formulated exfoliant can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of aging skin.

This product contains methylisothiazolinone, a preservative known to be sensitizing and generally not advised for use in leave-on products (it's fine in rinse-off products like cleansers or shampoos).

  • Silky-smooth texture provides light hydration without a greasy feel.
  • Surprisingly average formula that cannot make good on most of its anti-aging claims.
  • Lacks proven anti-aging ingredients.
  • Contains a preservative (methylisothiazolinone) that is known to be sensitizing and that generally is not recommended for use in leave-on products.
  • Adenosine is a good cell-communicating ingredient, but hardly the only anti-aging ingredient worth considering. It's best to see it in combination with repairing and antioxidant ingredients, which isn't the case here.

Silky, lightweight cream with Multi-Repair Complex fights the 10 visible signs of aging and helps reverse the damage done by time.


Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, PEG-100 Stearate Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Palmitic Acid, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Laureth-7, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polyacrylamide, Polyethylene, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Titanium Dioxide, Mica

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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Used it once and ended up going to the doctor with a bad rash and burning on my face. I am over 70. Won't use it again. A waste of money

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Jewel L

This product didn't work for me at all. In fact, my skin looked & felt much worse after using. It started to burn a few minutes after applying (I do have sensitive skin) & within 48 hours I was broken out everywhere I had applied it (including places that had never had any kind of acne before...and I'm 30).

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How about all "0's"? This product deserves a poor review! No pro's as far as I'm concerned.

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