I was extremely delighted one evening when I came home to a package containing the new L’Oreal Paris Youth Code collection. Getting free beauty products to try is always exciting but this arrival was even more fortuitous because I was at a point where I was increasingly frustrated by the expensive high-end skincare products I was relying on.
I was being as diligent as ever with my routine but they just weren’t working in the same way. My skin felt dry no matter how much moisturizer I slathered on and I was noticing several other unsettling changes. I had always heard that it all goes downhill after 25 (thanks mom!) and as I move further and further past the quarter century mark, I’ve discovered that this crude cautionary scare tactic has a lot of truth to it. I was seeing fine lines under my eyes, and the faint forming of parentheses around my mouth and visible pores! Some said I was being crazy, but that is just what you’re supposed to say to make someone feel better about the inevitable.
But I digress. So immediately after opening the box I reached for the day/night cream, applied just a touch to my face and watched as my skin instantly turned to velvet. Right then and there I knew I was onto something. I never cut myself off from all products to the exclusion of one, it’s just too hard as a beauty writer with so many amazing new products coming your way all the time. However, I was really curious to see how much of an improvement these products alone would produce. It’s all in the name of research!
Read on for the results
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