Monday, September 8, 2014

Beauty | L'oreal Ideal Moisture Review/First Impression



The long awaited moisturizer review has arrived! I picked this up at my local grocery store when I was just browsing the make-up/skin care isle. It caught my eye for numerous reasons, one its a new product (new at least to myself), two it claims to have hydration power lasting for 48 hours, three it has SPF. 

I have been looking for a drugstore moisturizer for a long time that can handle my patchy dry spots but not make me look like a disco ball. ;) 

Product Size and Price: 4 fl oz, $6.99-$8.99 (depending on where you buy it)

My Skin Type:
  • oily T-zone
  • dry patches around my nose and in the middle of my cheeks

What L'oreal Claims:

  • Oil-Free Lotion that refreshes and hydrates normal skin.
  • 48 Hour moisture with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 Protection.
  • Infused with antioxidant Vitamin E.
  • Moisture that feels clean and barely there.
  • Immediately: Skin feels more hydrated and has a healthy glow.
  • After 4 weeks: Skin appears softer and more radiant.
  • Won't clog pores.


My Thoughts:

I have been using this moisturizer as my only day lotion for the past month and a half. I wanted to get a good feel for the product before I recommended it to anyone. 

My first impressions: I loved the packaging. Nice and sturdy and easy to use. It has a slight SPF scent to it. Nothing crazy or anything, but if you are not a fan of the SPF scent, you may not like this product. It was lightweight and wasn't heavy at all. 

First time applying: At first I thought the product wasn't going to fully soak into my skin, but after about one minute my face started to feel normal. It definitely hydrated my skin. Just as it claims, it felt like nothing was there after it fully soaked in. I used just a little over a dime size amount. I like to warm up the product between my pointing fingers and middle fingers on both hands, then apply to my face. This also ensures that I apply it evenly. 

How my skin reacted: The dry spots around my nose and cheeks are no longer there. My T-zone didn't get oily at all, but yet felt moisturized. The immediate results that L'oreal claimed were very true. My skin felt very moisturized and had a healthy glow to it. After 4 weeks, I did notice my skin felt so much smoother and has a healthy glow to it naturally. 

I can't honestly give my opinion on whether it lasts 48 hours or not, only because I wash my face every night before bed and when I wake up in the morning. So I haven't had the chance to test that claim. I'm not sure if I ever will. I can say my skin on my face feels amazing through out the whole day. I don't get patchy spots anymore and I don't have moments where I feel like my face is dry. 

Like I said earlier, I have been using this for about a month and a half, the bottle has over half left. So this will last you a long time. I have definitely got my moneys worth from this product. :)  



I would most definitely recommend this product to someone who has similar skin issues as I do. In the past, I had to use two different moisturizers to complete my routine. I couldn't use just one because it wouldn't do the job completely. One moisturizer would be for the spots on my face that didn't need a whole lot and the other would be for the patchy dry spots. Thankfully, I have finally found my All-in-One product! 

Let me know if you have any holy grail moisturizers you just can't live with out. I would love to try any other products that may blow this one out of the water. For now, I am going to use the heck out of it! 





27 comments:

  1. This seems like a very good value for the price! Glad it was such a success for you. :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I may just have to try this!

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  3. Good to know! :) Thanks for sharing! I'm the same, washing my face morning/night so agree that that would be a hard claim to test!

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  4. I have been looking for reviews on this! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

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  5. I love coming across great skincare products! I've been testing quite a few recently and a lot of them have surprised me.

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  6. Oh cool!! Thanks for sharing these products :)

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  7. Awesome! I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I had no idea that L'oreal had this moisturizer out! I have been looking for a new one, so I will have to try it out!

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  9. I definitely need a good moisturizer, so I am going to check this out since I get flaky skin in my t zone areas.

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  10. I'm always on the lookout for good moisturisers. I've stopped using them for the last few weeks, but definitely need to get back into it!

    Katie <3

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  11. Glad it worked for you! I am always testing new lotions etc. hehe!

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  12. I'm glad you liked it, the price sure is right !

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  13. Why would anyone need 48 hours of moisture-- kind of a weird selling point! I can see 24 hours. I will have to try it for my nose area. Thank you for the review :)

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  14. 48 hours of moisture? What happens when you take a shower every day?

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  15. That's great you got rid if the dry patches! I have to use a cetaphil intensive moisturizer that is as thick as butter!

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  16. Thanks for the review! I have a product I've kept to for years, I don't know if I could ever change!!

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  17. I definitely want to try this now! Great review, thanks :)

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  18. Great review! It really sounds like a great product!

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  19. Thank you for the honest review. I enjoyed reading it.

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  20. Thanks for your review! I haven't used Loreal before but this looks great!

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  21. Terrific review! I'll have to check this lotion out. Thanks for the info.

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  22. Oh I need to try this!! I have oily t-spots and horrible dry patches in other places! Thank you for the review!

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  23. I haven't seen this product in my local stores yet! It looks interesting, so I'll keep looking!

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  24. It is so hard for me to find moisturizer that doesn't make my skin more oily, so this is good to know. I'll look for this the next time I'm at CVS.

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