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Skin-type: Combination and acne-prone
I used this product long back but forgot to review it, so here I am with this one. I used it during the super hot summers here, so I would be mentioning how it works in summer and the current breezy weather, so we can make a difference. This particular range had a serum and this day cream. I was not keen on the serum since I had a couple to finish. So I started off with this; let’s see how it worked.
Price: Rs 1450 for 48 g
Product Description by L’Oreal:
Fact: Helps fade the appearance of dark spots, age spots, sun damage and post acne marks that can make skin appear up to 10 years older. Restore luminosity and fight discoloration with Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating SPF 30 Day Cream. This rich, hydrating formula prevents future discolorations from forming while minimizing the appearance of existing dark spots for a more even, radiant and youthful complexion. Specifically developed for a wide spectrum of skin types and tones.
How to use:
Apply over your face to correct and prevent the future appearance of dark spots. For sunscreen protection, apply prior to sun exposure.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector Day Moisturizer SPF 30:
Packaging: The day cream comes in a big glossy silver box which is pretty huge as compared to the other day creams. It has ample of details mentioned over it which will clear all your doubts. It clearly mentions a claim of doing everything in “4 weeks” which is very catchy especially for women. The tub looks extremely luxurious and the packaging is totally according to the price you pay. The cream comes in a sturdy glass jar which is heavy but handy. It comes in shimmery silver colour with glossy silver cap. The cap is just like a mirror and I can see myself in it, isn’t it awesome? The price is pretty expensive but since it is a L’Oreal product, we won’t talk on it.
Consistency, smell and feel on the skin: The cream comes in white colour with little shimmers in it which give it a pearly shine. It creams itself looks very luxurious. A little quantity is needed since it goes like butter on the skin. The consistency is neither too thin nor too thick, it is medium. It has a pleasant perfumed scent but might be over-powering for a few as well. The addition of such over-powering fragrance has high chances to irritate the skin especially the sensitive ones. It would feel light-weight for the dry skin but for normal to oily skin, it will feel a bit heavy and greasy. It is actually heavy for a day cream; this consistency for a night cream would have been perfect. It gets absorbed nicely but leaves a greasy cast which might break-out oily skin. There is something in the cream either the formula or the fragrance that irritates the skin and gives the urge to scratch. I think a night cream with this formulation, instead of the day cream would have been much better.
Results: The cream provides SPF 30 sun protection which is not that great for summers but reasonable for monsoons and winters. It has certain instant effects and some long-term ones. The cream instantly gives my face a luminous glow along with making it look bright and fresh. But that glow will be glow for normal to dry skin. For oily skin the glow might turn in greasiness and excess shine. It did look pretty greasy and heavy on me during summers but currently it is okay. It smoothens out my skin surface and hydrates blotchy skin. The hydration is really good for all the skin types. Coming to the long-term effects, it did even-out my skin-tone but not completely. But I could see a difference after prolonged use. It does work to fade dark spots and acne but it did not work that well on my mom’s age spots because they are very stubborn. See, if you have age spots or hyper-pigmentation then this won’t work. But for me, it did give me a partially clear complexion with the marks lightened. Hence a good one, but not the best one!
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector Day Moisturizer SPF 30:
• Luxurious glossy packaging in silver and blue.
• Available with a serum for better results.
• Smoothes the skin instantly.
• Gives a luminous glow to my face.
• Brightens skin a bit and skin looks fresh.
• Has SPF 30.
• Evens out the skin-tone partially.
• Did lighten my acne marks to a good extent.
• Provides good hydration.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector Day Moisturizer SPF 30:
• The fragrance present irritates the skin.
• Will make the skin greasy and oily if you have oily skin.
• Feels heavy for a day cream.
• Does not work on age spots and pigmentation.
• Expensive and cheaper alternatives available.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector Day Moisturizer SPF 30?
No! I have used better day creams which work faster and more effectively than this and are better priced. If I have to get something for my dark spots or scars, then VLCC De-Pigmentation serum is my HG one as you all know.
Conclusion: Okay one but we have solid competitors of this one.
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