L'Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion Review




 L'Oreal's Youth Code Day Lotion is a "potent, lightweight, oil-free lotion that boosts skin’s natural powers of regeneration so it regains the qualities of young skin – skin looks rested, smoother and youthfully luminous. Signs of stress, fatigue and aging are visibly diminished. Plus, skin is protected with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 to help prevent future signs of damage." I previously reviewed the L'Oreal Youth Code Day/Night Cream. The Youth Code line, as a whole, is pretty expensive for a drugstore skincare range. The Youth Code Day Lotion contains 1 fl oz (30ml) and retails for around $25, which is ridiculous considering the small amount of product you get. I received this product from Free Beauty Events in exchange for promoting their giveaways. Unfortunately, L'Oreal tests their products on animals. This moisturizer was made in America.

 I really like the packaging for L'Oreal's Youth Code Day Lotion, its pretty sleek. The product comes housed in a clear, cylindrical bottle with an opaque white inner chamber, topped by a flat black pump. A silver bit with the L'Oreal logo etched in sits at the base of the pump. The pump has a twist and lock mechanism, making this a very travel friendly product. A clear label wrap around the bottle. The product name, SPF level, and L'Oreal logo are printed on the front of the label. The back of the label offers direction and a breakdown of the chemical sunscreen components. This bottle is not recyclable.
L'Oreal's Youth Code Day Lotion is a thin, white moisturizer. As you can imagine, this moisturizer sinks into the skin almost immediately. L'Oreal's Day Lotion leaves the skin feeling sufficiently moisturized without feeling greasy. This facial lotion seems to leave a slight white cast to the skin. I really don't have much to say about the Youth Code Day Lotion, it doesn't do anything remarkable. Even in comparison with other basic moisturizers, L'Oreal's Youth Code Day Lotion seems subpar. I think it may be too light, the moisture I get from this lotion doesn't seem to last long, and I don't have particularly needy skin. Just as was the case with the matching Day/Night Cream, I haven't seen any anti-aging results, but then again I haven't been using this product for more than three weeks. The commonly accepted time frame to see legit skincare results is 6-8 weeks, and I doubt that this small bottle will last that long. This product has a light, neutral, perfumey scent that I could do without. 
L'Oreal's Youth Code Day Lotion is nothing special. I don't typically have big expectations from moisturizers, but that's not the base when the product costs $25 per fluid ounce. This facial lotion is merely adequate and not one bit better than that. If you want a basic moisturizer with SPF, choose Olay's Complete Moisturizer, which is better quality and better value (lower SPF though). I really want to know why L'Oreal feels that $25 is an appropriate price for just an ounce of product, anti-aging or not, that's one hell of a price gouge. I'll finish this moisturizer, but I won't repurchase and definitely do not recommend it.  


Ingredients:
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: AVOBENZONE 3% * HOMOSALATE 2.7% * OCTISALATE 5% * OCTOCRYLENE 7% * INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER * ISONONYL ISONONANOATE * GLYCERIN * DIMETHICONE * ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE * SUCROSE TRISTEARATE * POLYMETHYLSILESQUIOXANE * POLYSOBRATE 61 * PEG-12 DIMETHICONE * CARBOMER * GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) PROTEIN * TRIETHANOLAMINE * DIMETHICONOL * SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE * BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE * ADENOSINE * DISODIUM EDTA * XANTHAN GUM * METHYLPARABEN * PHENOXYETHANOL * CAPRYLYL GLYCOL * ETHYLPARABEN * FRAGRANCE * LIMONENE * POTASIUM SOBRATE * SODIUM BENZOATE

I received this product in return for promoting a contest/giveaway. 


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