From Genesis to Revelation
Day 9: L'Oreal's Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer Daily Treatment Review
By MUA's Cavewoman
L'Oreal makes it easy to narrow down which of their products would be best for each of their customers. The Skin Genesis line is targeted toward women up to the age of 40, then comes the RevitaLift line, the anti-wrinkle products for women in their 40s, and finally the wonderful Age Perfect group of products for those of us over 50. I'm trying many of the new products from L'Oreal, in search of replacements for some of my beloved Prescriptives favorites, and any time there's something new with L'Oreal, I buy and try. I've been so impressed with the things I have used from L'Oreal, and so when I read about this new Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer Daily Treatment, I was happy to find it on the shelf at our local grocery store.
Many cosmetic lines use Vitamin C as a brightening ingredient in skin creams and lotions. It's considered an antioxidant, it is supposed to even out the skin tone, help to prevent sun damage to the skin, and encourage cell renewal. I've been using Prescriptives Vibrant-C products with great results, although both the Vibrant-C for Face and the Vibrant-C For Eyes have a slight iridescent quality to them that I don't always want. The L'Oreal Complexion Equalizer promises clarity and tone-correction, in an elegant, light-as-air cream-gel texture that feels luxurious on the skin. It has a slight violet tint to it which gives a brightening effect to my sallow Winter skin, it does not appear tinted once it's applied. Just glowy and luminous, with no odd metallic or iridescent colors whatsoever. This formula sinks right in to go to work immediately. It dries quickly to a smooth finish and feels fresh and light on the face. The slight fragrance is very pleasant to me, but I am not usually bothered at all by fragranced skincare products. L'Oreal claims that the effect of this product lasts for 48 hours. I have to say that I'm seeing a slight improvement with the sallowness of my skin right now, and I love using this Complexion Equalizer as a primer under my foundation. The formula contains salicylic acid, too, which could help with clogged pores. I think I am liking this product even more than my Vibrant-C! There is no sunscreen ingredient in this Complexion Equalizer, but that's fine with me because most of my foundations already contain sunscreen. It is slightly moisturizing, too, and I think come Summer I may not even need any additional moisturizer over top of the Equalizer.
L'Oreal seems to be revamping, repackaging, and relaunching some products right now. They are introducing sophisticated formulas with skin benefits that have been mostly available only in department store products so far. The new Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base is a fabulous primer for under foundations, just in case you spot it on the shelves where the HIP line is displayed. Try it! I check their website often to see what's new, and then run to the corner to find them. I'm in love with the entire Age Perfect line right now, and will review more of those products as our 40 In 40 Skincare Project continues.
Disclosure: This product was purchased by the reviewer.
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