Saturday, March 31, 2012

L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize Day Cream - Review

As I have been testing the Clinique 3 step range thoroughly I couldn't test this out myself
so I asked my sister to road test this on my behalf as she has oily skin just like myself
and will more than likely have the closest results to me as humanly possible!
So read on to find out how she got on over the course of a month.

L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize Day Cream comes presented in a typical screw top jar
that so many facial products often do- the jar is glass so not ideal for travel
but perfectly adequate to store on a dresser or on a shelf in the home.
The jar's design is fairly simply with a white lid and silver label nothing too fancy
but it in know way looks cheap or tacky.

"Not radiating your usual fresh, youthful glow? 
What if you had the 'code' to unify irregular skin tone 
and re-awaken a more even luminous looking complexion?
Irregular pigmentation beneath the skin's surface can reduce skin's luminosity." 

L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize Day Cream is a light silky gel like potion that has a pearlescent glow to it.
Once applied to the skin it absorbs instantly and soaks in within seconds leaving behind no greasy residue.
The cream does have a light scent but it is really faint and did not irritate my sensitive skin in any way.
The great thing about L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize Day Cream is that it instantly perks up the skin
with a luminous glow very much like a highlighter does but with a more subtle approach - no shimmer/glitter!

Neither I nor my sister use a night cream as most are far too rich for our oily skins to handle
but this cream is light yet intense enough to be used both day and night,
infact it is actually recommended that you use it for such purposes
as it provides enough hydration to allowing you to awaken to slightly more luminous skin.
Of course to see best results with a skin care product you do have to use it over a period of time but
this serum instantly hydrates and provides a light dewy glow to the skin.
After a week it aims to reduce the appearance of irregular pigmentation 
and gives the skin a brighter, fresher appearance.
My sister can not vouch for the irregular pigmentation as she doesn't have anything of the sort to test
but it certainly does perk up the skin and gives a healthy glow without being over the top.
After a month it does state that the same results will be had only more intensified 
and my sister completely agrees that her skin does looks so much brighter and illuminated.

L'Oreal Youth Code Luminize Day Cream (S) is available from selected L'oreal stockists
such as Superdrug - link 50ml/£9.99

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  1. i didnt know youthcode has a cream version. the serum one just launched here and ive been really curious to try it! have a sample sized tube at home. perhaps would dip in soon

  2. I am using Proactiv Solutions at the moment but I might get this for my mum who has dry skin. :) x

    1. I'm dying to try proactiv how are you finding it?

  3. You sold me on this, so as I was popping to tesco anyway I thought Id have a look if they have it, they did but it was £14.99 so I thought I would get it at superdrug next time Im up town, save myself £5 xx

  4. It looks pretty but I always avoid products that have "illuminating particles" in them - they look awful on my skin. <3 Glad your sister had good results though!

    1. How come? I love illuminating products :)

  5. You might be surprised to hear this but I'm a guy and I've been using the l'oreal youth code pot. Was wandering if it'll be a good idea to try this one out?

  6. I recently started to use the luminize kit and its great on my skin. I too have a very oily skin and hardly use any cream on my face as i break out of pimples however after using this i didnt breakout of pimples. The good thing about tbis is i can use it during the night as well. I love it.


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