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If ageing is one of your concerns (it’s totally my main beauty concern) then it’s time to sit up and listen because L’Oreal Paris have made what seems to be quite a breakthrough. We are talking Hyaluronic Acid in the highest concentration the brand has used (across all L’Oreal brands, even luxury) in the most effective delivery format that actual mimics the effect of dermal filler. Exciting! Here’s the low-down on the L’Oreal Revitalift Filler range. This is about filling out not filling in!
I went to a presentation about this new launch and it was super interesting. What L’Oreal have done is established that worrying about wrinkles is so last season and that what we really care about now is volume. In fact, 40% of women are concerned about facial volume. We want the roundness, firmness and plump skin we had in our teens!
More and more we are turning to dermal fillers to get the volume back and apparently there has been a 93% increase in demand for this kind of treatment and it is 2nd most requested after Botox. In most cases, Hyaluronic Acid is used in dermal fillers and this has the bi-fold effect of providing instant volume and also stimulating the natural production of collagen.
When the scientists set about developing the L’Oreal Revitalift Filler products they wanted to mimic the double effect of dermal fillers – delivering the plumping action of Hyaluronic Acid but also somehow trick the mechanical pressure that the swelling of the Hyaluronic Acid triggers which then stimulates fibroblasts which in turn produces more collagen.
The challenges here are that Hyaluronic Acid is a large molecule that isn’t easily delivered into the layers of the skin. The answer to this one is micronised molecules, small enough to penetrate the skin barrier and reach the dermis to volumise the skin. The other challenge is mimicking the swelling that injected HA causes to trigger collagen production.
The L’Oreal geniuses discovered that Fibroxyl is able to activate fibroblasts thus delivering the collagen production that an injection would create. So there was the answer! L’Oreal Revitalift Filler uses nanoparticle Hyaluronic Acid in high concentration and Fibroxyl to fill out the skin without a needle.
L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Serum
L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Day Cream
L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Clincal Studies
Test 1 – After 8 weeks of use, 58 found:
- Cheeks had gained 26% in volume
- Forehead wrinkles reduced by 24%
- Nasolabial folds reduced by 12%
- Skin stayed hydrated for 48 hours
Test 2 – After 4 weeks of use, 40 women found:
- Plumpness increased by 27%
- Apples of the cheeks increased in volume by 8%
- Upper lip wrinkles decreased by 15%
- Under eye wrinkles decreased by 20%
It kind of sounds like the answer doesn’t it? I am going to give it a little try I think. I can’t really comment yet because I have used it once but I have to say, it has had an instant smoothing and plumping effect. It’s really impressive. My skin definitely looks and feels plumper and smoother – after one application.
Considering the amount of science and technololgy that has gone into this, it is really affordable. L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Serum is £14.99 and the Day Cream is £19.99 and it launches on 19th February 2015.
UPDATE! Now in stock! Find it HERE
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