While this sounds high tech and almost too good to be true, the reports of more luminous and smoother-looking skin have been positive. And now, Youth Code has a new addition to the line: Youth Code Serum Intense Daily Treatment. At just $24.99 for 1 fl. oz. it’s more pricey than some drugstore products, but definitely a bargain for products that are “high tech.” It has JUST launched, literally, days ago!
So it seems like a “try.”
I like the lightweight, pump bottle, and the serum feels silky and refreshing on my skin, with only a momentary scent. The press literature says that “this daily activating serum has the power to instantly hydrate and transform skin to be visibly smoother, rested, and youthfully luminous. Drop after drop, reveal skin’s inner youth. See dramatic results.”
For what’s it’s worth, I’ve tried a lot of serums, moisturizers, face potions and hope in jars.Sometimes the claims are justified, sometimes they’re not. However, serums are concentrated, and can sometimes produce dramatic results. “Serum” is a Latin word and when used regarding cosmetics, a serum is a highly concentrated product based on water or oil (as with creams). Serums, or concentrates, contain approximately ten times more of biologically active substances than creams, and they can more quickly and effectively help deal with cosmetics problems, such as skin care.
So does this serum wow The Advice Sisters?
L’Oreal also claims that within one week your facial features will look rested and your face radiates from within (I am assuming they mean that your skin looks more radiant). So far, so good.
I didn’t use this product for a full, four weeks, but L’Oreal says if you do, you should expect to see a “visibly younger face, liberated from the signs of fatigue” (quite possibly it is true, but enough stress-free time off might produce some similar results). Your skin might possibly look better because you have hydrated it day and night and provided nourishment.
But that aside, there are other benefits. For example, this new serum treatment works well with the other products in the Youth Code line, it’s non-comedogenic, and Dermatologist tested for gentleness. My personal feeling is that while nothing in a jar or bottle is going to turn back the hands of time, products like L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Serum Intense Daily Treatment can help nourish and hydrate, and while doing so, diminish some of the problems of aging skin (and our skin begins to age from the day we’re born, if you think about it). Like Explorer Ponce de León, I can’t claim I’ve found that this new serum is the answer to the fountain of youth, it’s a step in the right direction.
You can learn more about L’Oreal Youth Code and the science of genes on the L’Oreal Web site and you can get this at your favorite CVS /pharmacy.
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