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Review: L'Oreal Skin Perfection Serum

1 September 2013 0 comments

I am a massive sucker for serums. 

They're my absolute favourite type of skincare as I find they are more concentrated in the active ingredients and have a much nicer texture than moisturisers and creams, so much to say that they sink into the skin much more readily and don't tend to be heavy and cloying.

As a self confessed skincare obsessive, I am always on the look out for new serums to even out skintone, brighten and moisturise the skin, reduce pores; basically give you the perfect skin you've always wanted!

Introducing L'Oreal's newest addition to my collection: the Skin Perfection Serum.

The pretty-in-pink bottle makes for a welcome addition to your dressing table and on first sight, the serum is non-greasy or sticky and has a pleasant "skincare-like" smell.

The claims: 

New Skin Perfection Advanced Serum, a powerful formula enriched with Perline-P and patented LR 2412, helps transform the appearance of skin quality, as if perfected. Designed to penetrate through the skin's epidermis layers.

Pores look virtually undetectable, tone looks more even, skin texture feels silky-soft. 

The satin-touch serum helps boost hydration and refine skin texture. 

In your 20's and 30's your skin is still young but not always perfect. Stress, fatigue and an unbalanced lifestyle can affect skin quality causing irregularities to appear: imperfections, enlarged pores and an uneven skin texture. 

My findings?

The serum has a subtle shimmer that does add radiance to the face without looking glittery or shiny, perfect as a base to that coveted glowy, fresh look.

LR2412, derived from the jasmine plant, is the same ingredient used in Lancome's Visionnaire serum, and although it's highly unlikely to be at the 4% of Lancome's serum, this still makes the L'Oreal version a good dupe at around £15 for 30ml.

In terms of the above claims, I have been using it for a good 4-5 weeks now and it definitely does reduce pore size, moisturise effectively and even out skintone but not to the extent that I think most people are hoping for; in short, its not the elusive (and perhaps unobtainable!) miracle cream to perfect skin, but for the £12 I paid, I think its pretty good value for money! 

(Not fully blended out)

There are other products in the range (which also have that patented LR2412!) which used in conjunction with the serum could maximise those benefits.

In laymans terms, for people with major skin concerns, such as huge pores or strong hyperpigmentation etcetc, I don't think this product will cut the mustard. For those that have "ok" skin and would really like some help making pores a little smaller, skin a little smoother and tone a little more even, I would definitely recommend it as an addition to your skincare routine.

Please do comment or ask questions, I'd love to hear from you :)