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Forget cosmetic surgery: introducing the anti-ageing products that are even better.

L'Oreal Paris
Thanks to our brand partner, L'Oreal Paris

There’s one piece of beauty advice that’s stuck with me for as long as I can remember. I was chatting with my beautician during a routine facial when I was in my teens when she reverted the conversation to something I’d never even considered. Using anti-ageing products.

“The sooner you start using them, the better,” she said, looking deadpan in my eyes over the steamer. I didn’t give it much thought at the time. In my defence, I was just trying to get a face full of teenage ache under control. Wrinkles were the furthest thing from my mind. But as I made my way through my 20s and I could see some lines beginning to appear, her advice kept popping up in my mind like a Fairy Godmother of skincare.

As a result, I’ve been using anti-ageing products ever since, particularly in the last few years. Day creams, night creams, eye creams, serums, you name it and I’ve probably tried it. And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. We all know that prevention is the best cure, so why would skincare be any different? The short answer is it’s not.

"Day creams, night creams, eye creams, serums, you name it and I've probably tried it." Image: Supplied.

But when the beauty market is flooded with anti-ageing products, it can be difficult to decide what works and what doesn't. That's why it's best to look past the labels and really focus on what's inside your products that make them work which is the reason I love the L'Oreal Laser X3 range. They're products are full of components that work to help our skin look and feel younger.

Here are my top picks and the scientific reasons behind why they work:

1. L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Power Serum

If you've been in your local beauty aisle lately, you'd know that serums are all currently all the rage and for good reason. It's the first thing I apply to my skin after I cleanse and tone both morning and night. All you have to do is apply three pumps and using circular motions, work it into your skin starting from the bottom of your face and move upwards.

"It's the first thing I apply to my skin after I cleanse and tone both morning and night." Image: Supplied.
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The most powerful ingredient in the L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Power Serum is the fragmented Hyaluronic acid, which quickly penetrates the skin to repair and correct the appearance or wrinkles. It is also enriched with concentrated Pro-Xylane 3%, which stimulates and strengthens the support fibres of the skin.

Pro-Xylane works great on GAGs (glycosaminoglycans), which attract and retain a lot of water to help the volume of the skin. It also boosts the production of Collagen I, III, IV and VII, the main types found in your body's connective tissues.

This product also features Pro Ceramide and LHA, which tighten pores and refine the skin's texture as well as gently exfoliating to reveal a smooth and even skin tone.

2. L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Intensive Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser

Next comes the day moisturiser, which I apply each morning following the serum by using a sweeping motion with my fingers. Lightly pressing down on your face will help to stimulate blood flow and allow the product to penetrate your skin. The L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Intensive Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser also contains fragmented Hyaluronic acid and Pro-Xylane 3% which stimulates the production of natural components of the skin to re-plump the skin from within and re-support the contours of your face.

3. L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Total Rejuvenation Moisturiser

After applying the day moisturiser, the final step in my morning routine is to apply the L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Total Rejuvenation Moisturiser. It has dual chambers, which dispense high concentrations of Vitamin C-G with Pro-Xylane that works both on and under the skin's surface. On the skin's surface, it visibly corrects wrinkles, smooths skin's texture and illuminates the complexion. On the deeper layers, it visibly re-supports contours, tones and replenishes the skin.

It has dual chambers which dispense high concentrations of Vitamin C-G with Pro-Xylane. Image: Supplied.
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My favourite part about the L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Total Rejuvenation Moisturiser is you can see it working immediately from the first application. My skin felt much more hydrated and the its texture felt much more smooth and with extended use, wrinkles are reduced.

4. L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Night Mask-Cream

Before I go to bed I remove my makeup before cleaning and toning and apply the L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Night Mask-Cream by dabbing a small amount onto my chin, cheeks and the bottom of my forehead. I then sweep the cream across my face in and upward motion until it's absorbed.

The L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Night Mask-Cream does all of the hard work for you while you sleep, releasing its active ingredients continuously throughout the night. Like the other products in the range, it too contains Pro-Xylane concentrated at 3%, LHA and Hyaluronic acid. It's further enriched with Centella Asiatica, a plant extract known for its restoring properties.

5. L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Power Eye Cream

Last but definitely not least, is the L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Power Eye Cream. I dab the eye cream onto each temple directly with the metal applicator which has an instant cooling effect. I then gently spreading it towards the eye area by starting from the outer corner and then to the upper part of my lid.

Mums everywhere, your prayers have been answered. Image: Supplied.

It also contains fragmented Hyaluronic Acid and Pro-Xylane, but the real kicker here is the Caffeine which helps to stimulate micro-circulation, a fancy term for deflating eye-bags. Yes, you read that's right, deflating eye-bags. Your prayers have been answered!

These products truly are magic in a bottle, but it you're still unsure, the ingredients do really speak for themselves.

When it comes to anti-ageing you don't need to invest in expensive and often invasive cosmetic procedures to get the results you're after.

Have you tried the L'Oreal Revitalift range? Tell us your thoughts below!

This content was created with thanks to our brand partner L'Oreal Paris.

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