Finally, Drugstore SkinCare Products that work !!

I tend to be OK with paying a lot more for higher end department store skincare¬†treatments or¬†products because I know¬†I’m paying for better¬†formulation of ingredients, higher quality ingredients and the science¬†behind¬†the product. Even though I adore my higher end skincare products, I still jumped at the chance¬†to test out the L’Or√©al Revitalift Bright Reveal‚ĄĘ treatments for 6 weeks when Influenster offered¬†them to me. I thought to¬†myself, can I¬†truly find products that can deter the signs of¬†aging, brighten, hydrate my skin and not break the bank?¬†

Read on to find out!

Influenster sent me the Bright Reveal‚ĄĘ scrub cleanser,daily lotion, dual overnight moisturizer, and daily peel pads (not pictured).
The timing of receiving this package was impeccable as I had just 
written a post on the importance of adding new products to your 
skincare routine at the turn of every season! As I truly wanted to provide a thorough review I dedicated 6 weeks to only using these products day and night. 
The Bright Reveal ‚ĄĘscrub cleanser¬†provides¬†gentle exfoliation to reveal new skin. This is done by the micro-pearls in the scrub that contain Glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a powerful compound that penetrates deep into the skin to address any concerns such as blackheads and wrinkles. L’Or√©al recommends you use the cleanser scrub once in the morning and once at the end of the night.
¬†I ‘m usually not a fan of the micro-beads found in scrubs or exfoliators as I find they are too abrasive on my skin. I don’t have sensitive skin, but my skin just doesn’t react well to them. ¬†Fortunately, I didn’t experience any abrasions with this cleanser scrub. The micro-pearls are so fine that my skin wasn’t irritated. Even though I found this cleanser scrub gentle enough to use everyday, I decided to use it three times a week in the morning.

The Bright Reveal ‚ĄĘ peel pads are pre-soaked with powerful amounts of gylcolic acid to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles , brighten complexion, rejuvenate dull skin and exfoliate, at a higher concentration than the cleanser scrub, dead skin cells. I used the peel pads every night before applying the overnight moisturizer. I definitely saw a more even toned complexion in the morning after using it consistently for one week straight. After raving about this product for two weeks my sister snatched it from me before I could snap a photo of it for this post. I’m not mad at her though, ¬†sharing really is caring ūüôā

Bright Reveal‚ĄĘ Brightening daily lotion with SPF 30 can be used every morning after cleansing the skin with the scrub or pads. This lotion is very lightweight and definitely has become my favourite daytime lotion. Since it has SPF it’s also become my only protection against the sun’s harmful rays. The lotion is great under makeup and it doesn’t give off a white cast due to SPF ingredients. I like to wear Est√©e Lauder double wear foundation during the day and this day lotion is the perfect base for it. Anytime I wear it I see my face has a glow to it¬†regardless of what makeup I apply on top!

Bright Reveal ‚ĄĘ Dual Overnight Moisturizer¬†can be used after the reveal pads or the cleanser scrub. This overnight moisturizer is a brightening¬†+ anti-wrinkle night treatment. This treatment contains a powerful combo of Glycolic acid¬†+ Vitamin C¬†+¬†Retinol to combat wrinkles and uneven skin tone while you sleep.I’m exceptionally surprised by the high level of Retinol contained in this overnight moisturizer. Usually drugstore¬†products do not have high concentrations of retinol and therefore¬†are¬†not as effective on the skin.¬†This is not the case with the this moisturizer!¬†
 Do I love these products?

¬†Yes, I sure do! I¬†especially love the brightening peel pads and day¬†lotion! I think they are the stars of the set! I am on my second bottle of day lotion¬†already and I love how it feels on my skin and under my makeup. It gives my skin a surge of¬†moisture and brightens up my complexion¬†instantly. The brightening peel pads are doing wonders at shedding away dead skin. After using¬†them every night I can see that they are more concentrated than the scrub but still gently enough to use everyday. The overnight¬†moisturizer feels great when I apply it after cleansing my face. It’s a light and silky lotion that¬†doesn’t¬†have a¬†fragrance. I have very small fine lines on my forehead and I wanted to see if¬†after 6 weeks of continuous use they would be less visible , as per L’Or√©al claims with this¬†product. Unfortunately, I can’t say¬†the claims about reducing fine lines are true, at least for me they were not. I didn’t notice any change with the fine lines. I may need to¬†use the product longer, which I am doing anyway¬†because I did notice that the little sun spot on my right cheek was diminishing slightly! Yeah no more sun spots, boo, still have fine forehead lines!¬†

I will¬†continue to use the L’Or√©al Revitalift Bright Reveal ‚ĄĘ¬†products as a set for the the simple fact that I have seen a¬†change in the overall tone of my skin. My sunspots are diminishing and hopefully with¬†extended use¬†they will¬†disappear, but the #1 reason I will continue to use these products is because I have¬†noticed that my skin is more radiant than ever before.¬†

As I am always open and honest on this blog (and life in general) I want to finish off this post by stating that if Influenster didn’t¬†send me these products to test out, I¬†probably wouldn’t have picked them up on my own. Why?¬†Because I had the mind set that any¬†product under $25 was not powerful and¬†concentrated enough to make a difference on my skin. You see, I am that girl that spends atrocious¬†amounts of money on makeup products so if I can find a¬†drugstore dupe for some of the higher end¬†makeup that I fancy then I go for it and buy the $8 mascara that will give me voluminous lashes like Lancome¬†Hypnose can. I need to start applying the same way of thinking to drugstore¬†skincare¬†products as well. Just because it’s sold at Walmart or Shoppers doesn’t mean it’s not as¬†effective as the¬†product sold at Nordstrom or The Bay. I’m not saying that all drugstore skincare¬†products will do as they claim¬†on the packaging but I won’t dismiss them as quickly as I used too.
Disclaimer: I was sent these products for review by Influenster, but I was not asked for a positive review on my blog. All the  opinions expressed are my own.
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