Here’s a pro tip from our beauty desk: your skincare regime should always evolve. Whether it’s age, environment, or lifestyle changes, your skin may not be the same over various seasons in your life, and likewise, the skincare products we use on our precious faces should adapt too. And if you’re here, then there’s only one thing on your mind — how do you adapt your routine to suit 25-and-above skin?
Chances are, your priorities would have shifted to include anti-ageing, pro-youth products too. With the recent launch of the L’Oreal Paris‘ Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum, touted as the #1 serum in the United States, the beauty brand has unveiled a whole new Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Range alongside their key launch. It’s basically an intensely hydrating regime that enables plump, radiant, and youthful skin, and consists of three fuss-free items you can simply add to your existing skincare routine to upgrade it. Here’s how.
1. INVEST IN A GOOD SERUM
First off — why are serums necessary? You may not feel the difference as much when you’re younger, but trust me, adding a serum to your daily routine at this point in your life can seriously transform your skin. Serums contain a high concentration of actives, the ingredients that care for your skin, in significantly higher proportions than you’d find in a cream. They’re also more lightweight and easily absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin, which further boosts its effectiveness.
What you need to know about L’Oreal Paris‘ Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum is that this one contains Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a lauded ingredient that hydrates the skin, keeping it healthy, smooth, plump, and radiant. Uniquely, there are also two types of HA at work here — a Macro HA that intensely hydrates the skin surface, and Micro HA, which re-plumps the skin from within. This enables it to deliver visible results in just 7 days. Read here for our full review of this amazing product.
2. DON’T SKIMP ON THE EYE CREAM
I’ll admit to sometimes skipping this step out of sheer laziness, so I know this — having a good eye cream makes a difference to how your skin looks. Other than the more instant effects of a a more plump undereye area with fewer dark circles, I’d say that eye creams require consistent effort in order to see significant results. They’re more preventive than anything, so don’t fret if you don’t see drastic changes, you’re still doing good.
It’s also important to note is that the eye area is one where you’ll first see signs of ageing, so special care is needed here. How fortunate then that L’Oreal Paris has added a [HA] Eye Cream for Face to their pro-youth skincare regime. This nifty number contains a 5x concentration of Hyaluronic Acid that’s able to deeply penetrate into your skin, and is clinically proven to fade fine lines in 4 weeks. There’s also the ingredient Pro Xylane, a L’Oreal-patented ingredient, that helps boost collagen production for plump skin. The standout eye cream is also the #1 Eye Cream from L’Oreal Paris in China, and the first of its kind among mass skincare brands.
3. MASK UP AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
This one’s quite a no-brainer this side of the world. Asians love sheet masks, mostly because they’re like a boost to our skincare regimes — our skin gets saturated with the nourishing ingredients over the 15 – 20 minutes the masks are on our faces. I find them very helpful as quick fixes too when my skin’s a little troubled during the week, and appreciate how pampering my time with sheet masks always feels.
For the same indulgent, skin-nourishing treatment that you can create at home, L’Oreal Paris’ Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Fresh Mix Mask is a reliable one. The amazing thing is that this contains the highest-ever concentration of Hyaluronic Acid compared to other tissue masks from the brand, and similar to their serum, has both Micro and Macro HA for the most optimal hydrating benefits. The sheet mask helps to plump skin and fill lines.
Another unique thing about this is the packaging. The serum and sheet mask are held in separate chambers, so the ingredients are kept as fresh as possible. You only mix them together to activate the serum when you’re about to use the mask. Use it once or twice a week for the best effects.