Friday, 13 July 2012
L'Oreal Youth Code Moisturiser - Day Cream
Like most of my moisturisers, this one was bought as part of my trial and error program! I have oily/comination skin which has large pores and tends to break out - so I have to be careful I do not over do it with a moisturiser. Also, I am getting on a bit now so wanted an element of anti-age too.
I picked out Youth code purely because it was on offer at boots at the time - the lady in store tried to flog me the serum to go with it but I decided just to go with the day moisturiser first and take it from there. It has claims of making your skin look younger by using a new gene technology `skins youthfulness reawakened day after day' - wow so if my skin gets younger everyday I will have the skin of a baby by the end of next week - sold.
I use this day and night, the texture of the cream is a nice balance between a day cream and a night cream (I dont want anything too heavy for night) it also has a light fragrance which I prefer because you dont notice you have it on. It absorbs quickly - great for make up application as it leaves the skin lovely and smooth. Using it as a night cream, I wake up in the morning with my skin soft & dewy.
As for the anti-aging properties, my pores are still large and I still have forehead lines! I suppose if you skin is quite dull and then you use this and it brightens it then you would say it makes your skin look younger. Being 27, I dont see much difference in that respect. I did switch to the Clarins day cream but once the tube had finished I went back to Youth Code and I could see a massive difference and realised this cream is pretty good.
I do love this cream, but its not so perfect - I still get a bit of grease on the t-zone from it but not enough to block pores. So I will continue to try others (on the hunt for the holy grail of facial creams) but maybe thats just because im a beauty product junkie. The main benefit of this cream for me is that it leaves my skin soft, a good all rounder which I am sure I will keep going back to. I might try the serum with it to see if I will get the extra results I am looking for!