Serums are the powerhouses of skincare products. They contain a host of concentrated active ingredients that can increase radiance, combat signs of aging and protect skin from the harsh elements. But not all serums are made equal. With L’Oréal Paris Revitalift, selecting the best serums for your unique concerns and skin type – whether it’s dry, sensitive, oily or a combination of all three – is easy (and safe!). Validated by the Canadian Dermatology Association, the highly concentrated formulas are made with pure ingredients and are free of parabens, mineral oil, colourants and fragrance, so they’re a breeze to mix and match. Best of all, these derm-backed serums won’t break the bank, making great skin accessible for everyone. Here’s how to choose – and use – the perfect anti-aging serum from the number one serum brand in Canada.
The goal: Smooth out lines
The product: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 0.3% Pure Retinol Night Serum
Why we love it: Pre-launched online in November and officially dropping in January, this supercharged serum contains 0.3 percent pure retinol – the most researched and effective anti-aging ingredient recommended by derms. Compared to complexes or derivatives of retinol, pure retinol is most effective at visibly transforming the appearance of skin and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles (even deep ones!). Apply at night and make sure to follow up with SPF in the morning, as retinol increases the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
Pair it with: Hyaluronic acid. Pure retinol is the tried-and-true ingredient for diminishing signs of aging, but it can be drying at a high concentration. To counteract parched skin, combine with L’Oréal Paris’ moisture-boosting pure hyaluronic acid serum.
The goal: Amp up hydration
The product: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Why we love it: Safe for all skin types and formulated with concentrated 1.5 percent pure hyaluronic acid, this hydration booster imparts a supple and plump feel to the skin from the moment of application and helps the skin lock in moisture day and night.
Pair it with: Everything! L’Oréal Paris’ hyaluronic acid is the ideal complement to all skincare routines. Apply directly on clean skin or add a few drops to your moisturizer or foundation, or even use it alongside other Revitalift serums to instantly yield a dewy complexion.
The goal: Even out complexion
The product: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum
Why we love it: Ideal for tackling hyperpigmentation and uneven texture, this potent serum contains 10 percent pure glycolic acid to slough off dead skin cells and nix dark spots within two weeks. Apply before bed to wake up with noticeably smoother, clearer and healthier-looking skin.
Pair it with: Hyaluronic acid. Gently exfoliated skin paves the way for optimal hydration and increases the efficacy of hyaluronic acid, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin. Be sure to incorporate an SPF – like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Day Lotion SPF 30 – into your morning routine, as skin becomes more sensitive to the sun post-exfoliation.
The goal: Boost brightness
The product: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 10% Pure Vitamin C Concentrate
Why we love it: Concentrated with 10 percent pure vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, this skincare superhero delivers major brightening benefits, working to restore radiance to dull skin while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines after only one week of use.
Pair it with: Glycolic acid. Exfoliation and brightening are two key steps in addressing lacklustre skin; when both are taken, they can produce superior results and help the skin recover its glow. And, as always, don’t skip the SPF: Vitamin C works with sunscreen to jump-start protection against UV damage.
The goal: Revive bounce
The product: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid 7-day Treatment Replumping Ampoules
Why we love it: If moisture is what your skin craves, these easy-to-use ampoules feature L’Oréal Paris’ highest concentration of pure hyaluronic acid – 1.9 percent, to be exact – to refresh and visibly hydrate skin after one use.
Pair it with: Vitamin C. Although pure hyaluronic acid plays well with most ingredients, when used alongside L’Oréal Paris’ pure vitamin C, it delivers enhanced elasticity and visibly firmer, more taut skin. Yes, please.
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