Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Yummy411: L'Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Oil Free Moisturizer
I wanted to continue to talk about the MAC Matte (cream gel stuff), but I halted as I didn't have much oil to show on my face before and after using MAC Matte to give a good indication as to what the product can do. Why? Well, the weather has dropped a bit in my area, keeping us cooler and I've been testing out this oil free moisturizer.
The moisturizer that I've been trying out is the L'Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Oil Free Moisturizer is one of the products from the Skin Genesis skin care product line of L'Oreal (as the name indicates) that offers a boat load of skin and cell rejuvenation properties that you can check out over at L'Oreal. The moisturizer won Allure's 2007 Best of Beauty "Beauty Breakthrough" title. The lightweight, silky formula adds a touch of radiance as it evens, tones, and moisturizes.
Pros: light formula, a touch of iridescence, nice fragrance, pretty bottle and oil-free (helps in the heat)! My skin felt smoother and not a bit tacky to the touch through the day (granted that I abstained from outside weather). This product uses the new Pro-Xylane technology to rebuild and replenish the skin. Sounds like a good concept to try.
Cons: I hate unnecessary packaging. The moisturizer's bottle is fine, but the box it comes in seems a bit excessive and unnecessary-- put the product info on an insert! This is a new pet peeve of mine. This product contains no SPF! I honestly took for granted that facial moisturizers these days come with SPF by default. Because of my lifestyle, I need multitasking products. Finding an SPF that I trust and to add another product, layer, anything to my daily routine is not desired. How has Pro-Xylane really helped anyone? Numbers? The price is a bit steep-$25.99 for a drugstore product for the ordinary shopper.