More and more, brands are producing better skincare for those of us on a budget. Enter the L'Oreal Skin Perfection range, aimed at busy twenty and thirty somethings who want to invest in great quality skincare, while keeping a few bob to spend in other areas of life. Like handbags. And food.
The quest for perfect skin is one I'm always on, but of course, unless I'm going to keep stress at bay, get lots of sleep and have a balanced lifestyle, I need a bit of help. Or a lot of help in this case.
For the girlie girls out there, the Skin Perfection packaging is really cute and makes me want to have it on display.
Getting into the nitty gritty of the range, the Skin Perfection range was created to visibly improve skin quality "acting on a pixel level on pores, skin texture and skin tone". We are in the age of The Selfie and without having to resort to some sort of filter to blur the living jaysis out of our skin so we look perfect, Skin Perfect promises to help improve the look of our skin. It contains the LR 2412 molecule that's in Lancome's Visionnaire, but at half the strength. So you're still getting the good stuff, just a bit watered down which is reflected in the watered down price.
I'm all about serums these days as they're generally really concentrated with great ingredients and they last ages. The Advanced Correcting Serum (€29.99) feels lightweight on my skin and with it's slight pearly sheen, gives my face a lovely subtle glow. It has Perline-P which helps with pores and skin texture so combined with the LR 2412, it promises to pack a punch on our tired skin. I've been using this for a few weeks now and have seen an improvement in my skin's texture.
The Correcting Day Moisturiser (€22.99) is one of the nicest "drug store" moisturisers I've tried in ages and is one I've found myself reaching for over my more expensive ones. It's a light pink colour, has a subtle fragrance to it and every time I use it, my skin feels so much more smoother and evened out and it makes a great base for my makeup.
The Awakening and Correcting Eye Cream (€19.99) promises to hide dark circles and smooth fine lines. It comes in a universal shade and has a slight bit of a sheen to it like the serum. It doesn't conceal my dark circles too much, but does brighten up the under eye area nicely and sinks into the skin quickly.
The Magic Touch Instant Blur (€22.99) blurs the appearance of pores and any imperfections on the skin, leaving your skin completely evened out and ready for foundation. I generally use this on my nose, cheeks and forehead and it makes a great base for my makeup.
Finally, a new skin care range wouldn't be complete without a BB cream! There are two shades, light and medium and at €19.99, won't break the bank. They've put in a very respectable SPF 25 into it and in terms of coverage, I'd say this was on the light tinted moisturiser end of the spectrum. It's the lightest BB cream I've tried coverage-wise and personally, I like something slightly heavier. But that being said, if you use the rest of the products in the range for a few months, you mightn't need anything heavier as you should have perfect skin by then!
All in all, this is a great collection of products for those who want to invest in an affordable but effective skincare routine. I've seen them on offer in Boots recently, so keep your eyes peeled and you should be able to get a bit of a bargain.
Have you tried the Skin Perfection range yet? What are you loving from it?