January Beauty Pick: L'Oreal Youth Code
The Scoop: Youth Code is a line of serum, day lotion, eye cream and night cream made to regenerate a youthful appearance for women. Together, Youth Code formulas help intensify skin's natural powers of repair to de-stress, energize and reverse signs of aging.
- One Drop: Youthful luminosity returns
- One Week: Enhanced clarity and smoothness
- One Month: Visibly improved tone and texture
Words from our Beauty Advisor: Kimberly, Houston
As we age it takes our skin longer to recover from everyday challenges of pollutions, UV rays and free radicals. With Gen Active Technology, Youth Code is supposed to help increase this natural power of regeneration and help improve the signs of aging, stress and fatigue.
As with all facial products, make sure that you're applying to clean skin with clean hands. Facial moisturizers will work better if applied after a shower, as your skin will be open and ready to absorb more of product and will help maintain more moisture.
Simply start in the morning with the day lotion. Two pumps was enough to cover face and neck. It goes on light and smooth, leaving face ready for makeup application in minutes. My makeup went on very smooth.
Next apply the eye cream with the unique metal applicator tip. Applicator feels good, but I still prefer to use my finger, so I can dab the product in. I feel the metal tip can allow someone to apply to much pressure under the eye. No pulling ladies!
Before bed wash your face and apply the night cream. I used on décolletage as well as face and neck. I was concerned about using a more emollient product on my skin. I have oily skin, and I have a tendency to break out with the creams. It's been a week. No breakouts, just smoother skin!
Reviews from the H-E-B Beauty Panel:
"I love the new Youth Code products. After using these for a few weeks, I have seen a reduction in the lines and dark circles under my eyes. My skin feels softer and smoother." -Lana, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"I loved the rich night cream and the cooling eye cream applicator. Both were super moisturizing, and within just a few days of using the product I got compliments on my skin. Yay!" -Jenina, heb.com Associate Editor
"Night Crème: Love the texture because it's thick. Feels like it's coating my face to protect it. Love the smell and it feels good in the morning. Its not greasy. My husband actually noticed the smell. Day Lotion: Like the pump. Sometimes it smells a little too much like sunscreen but with a fresh hint. I like the texture as well. Non-greasy formula. Eye Crème: I have never used eye crème before, and now I will definitely add this to my regimen. I love the silver applicator. It feels great. My eyes felt tight after a few uses." -Heidi, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"I don't regularly use moisturizers in my regimen, but I am getting addicted to Youth Code!! My skin stays soft all day. I can really tell a difference now that the weather is getting cooler; I don't wake up with flaky skin." -Stacey, H-E-B Beauty Buyer
"This starter system gets an A for gentleness and is most notable for making skin feel soft and smooth. I have both sensitive and combination skin. With the use of these three products, my complexion has improved. The eye cream is my favorite, because its unique metal-tip applicator cools the eye area as you apply the product." -Nicole, heb.com Content Administrator
"I really liked the lightness of the moisturizer/sunscreen and day/night cream. After wearing it all day and reapplying at night, it didn't feel heavy. The day/night cream had a nice refreshing scent (like citrus) but not overwhelming. This is a perfect moisturizer for the cold/dry weather. I enjoyed the eye treatment as well. I thought the applicator was very ingenious and the coolness felt wonderful on my "mother of two/wife/full-time employee/multi-tasking/middle-aged" eyes!" -Julie, H-E-B Advertising Account Manager
"LOVE the silver end of the eye cream that cools the eyes. It's easy to apply with the 'wand' vs. your finger. The texture is light and not a thick consistency. I also like the day lotion and night cream, because they don't feel greasy." -Veronica, H-E-B Advertising Account Manager
"Not only does the metal eye cream applicator get major soothing points, but the packaging is modern and sleek. My husband thought I bought myself a new apple product! Nope. Just L'Oreal Youth Code." -Sarah, heb.com Senior Editor
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