Can This Drugstore Moisturiser Plump Up Your Skin and Fade Away Wrinkles?

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Sunscreen + hyaluronic acid. While sunscreen prevents wrinkles in the first place, hyaluronic acid plumps up your complexion, making it look instantly younger.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler + Hyaluronic Acid Anti Ageing Anti-Wrinkle SPF 50 Replumping Day Cream contains both. Is it worth checking out?

What’s In L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler + Hyaluronic Acid Anti Ageing Anti- Wrinkle SPF 50 Replumping Day Cream?

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UV FILTERS TO PROTECT SKIN FROM UV RAYS

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler + Hyaluronic Acid Anti Ageing Anti-Wrinkle SPF 50 Replumping Day Cream uses a combination of chemical filters to absorb UV rays and transform them into a less damaging form of energy (heat), so as not to cause damage, such as wrinkles and dark spots:

  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate: A.k.a. Octyl Salicylate, an UVB filter with a slightly oily consistency and a mild floral scent.
  • Ethylexyl Triazone: Another UVB filter.
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine: The scientific name for Tinosorb S, which protects from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane: A.k.a. avobenzone, an UVA filter that’s very unstable (i.e. stops working quickly when exposed to light) on its own. It’s absorbed by the body (and expelled quickly through urine), so it’s not recommended during pregnancy.

SODIUM HYALURONATE TO HYDRATE SKIN

Sodium Hyaluronate is a form of Hyaluronic Acid, a.k.a. Mr Moisture Magnet. It attracts moisture from the environment into the skin, helping to keep it hydrated for longer. It’s so powerful, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! All that moisture makes skin plumper, softer and brighter.

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ALCOHOL DENAT TO THIN THE TEXTURE

Alcohol Denat is one of the most misunderstood ingredients in skincare. Word on the street is that it’s terribly drying and irritating.

To an extent, that’s true. The reason you feel so bad after you gulp down one too many cocktails is that alcohol is drying out every cell in your body, giving you a bad case of dehydration.

Does the same thing apply to skin when you slather alcohol on it? It depends. If alcohol’s all you’re slathering on, then yes, it will dry out your skin.

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But if you use alcohol together with moisturizing ingredients, they’ll counteract its drying effects. Science confirms this. Recent studies show that alcohol isn’t as drying as we once thought.

Having said this, everyone’s skin is different. If your skin is particularly sensitive to alcohol denat and doesn’t tolerate it well, this serum isn’t for you.

But what does alcohol do here? It’s a volatile carrier that helps create a thinner solution and texture.

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Texture

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I wouldn’t describe it as lightweight, but it’s not thick either. It sinks in quickly into the skin. It can feel slightly greasy to oily skin.

How To Use It

In the morning, after serum but before sunscreen. Moisturisers with SPF replace sunscreen only if you use them as sunscreen (apply 1/3 of a teaspoon for the face and neck).

Performance & Personal Opinion

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler + Hyaluronic Acid Anti Ageing Anti-Wrinkle SPF 50 Replumping Day Cream is a plumping day cream.

Packaging

A grey jar. Not the most hygienic, so wash your hands before dipping your fingers in it.

Do You Need It?

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It’s not a must-have (almost no skincare product is, FYI). But if you’re on a budget, this is a good moisturiser to consider.

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Ingredients

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Triazine, Alcohol Denat, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octyldodecanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Isopropryl Isostearate, Perlite, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetyl Alcohol, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 • CI 16035 / Red 40 • Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, PEG-100 Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Isohexadecane, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Myristic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum/Fragrance

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