June 20, 2013

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil Review

L'Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil  Summer 2013

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil Review ($16.99)

I’ve only been using L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil a few days but I have to say I love it. As a huge user of facial oil products such as Josie Maran’s Argan Oil and Tarte Maracuja Oil just to name a few I was skeptical about whether a drugstore brand could do a decent facial oil.

I was surprised, I love it. It might not be something everyone loves due to a variety of reasons I’ll address in this review but it personally worked out great for me.

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L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil popped up recently at Walgreens and I wandered around the store for a good 30 minutes before I decided to indulge. I’m not really a huge fan of L’Oreal skincare so I wasn’t sure I would like this but I’m glad I did decide to purchase it as I adore it.

L'Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil

The oil is formulated for duller, drier, aging skin. My skin happens to be drier and duller but I do not have signs of aging on my face as of yet. It contains eight essential oils which could prove irritating for some but I honestly didn’t have any reaction to it for the few days I’ve used and I doubt I will with continued use. It is heavily scented and reminds me of Hourglass No 28 as it quite has a similar soothing herbal lavender scent that’s a spot on dupe for that product.

I adore Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum but it is pricey and on some levels this kinda sorta reminds me of it as it provides just as much moisture. I will say this isn’t a product you’ll want to use in the day even though the box directs you to use in the morning and the evening. No matter how dry you are, I seriously do not advise morning use as it’ll make your makeup slip right off your face.

L'Oreal Glow Renewal Facial Oil

It’s actually VERY, VERY hydrating more so than any facial oil I’ve tried before. They suggest 4 to 5 drops but 2 to 3 is plenty for your entire face. I actually apply a drop under my eyes too! It absorbs very quickly and leaves behind a slightly dewy to the touch finish. My skin feels instantly softer and more supple. Flakier areas are eased and my skin takes on a more even appearance. Overnight it does indeed restore some of my glow and eases dullness and that would be due to the amount of moisture it provides as my dullness is definitely from dryness.

If you’re looking for something to replenish drier skin I’d highly suggest trying it out. I do recommend it for those with less sensitive, drier skin though as I think the fragrance and essential oils could be potentially lethal for those with larger pores and sensitivities (the box does say it is suitable for sensitive skin but I question that).

I personally loved it and think if you can find it on sale it is well worth picking up.

It’s available at drugstores now.

Anyone try it?

Love to hear your thoughts!

L'Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Glow Renewal Facial Oil 3

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Laura

    Oil Oil everywhere!

    Did you seein the Insider Q that Josie Maran is doing a “Light” oil now. I have a big bottle of the regular that’s going to take me forever to get through but I’d rather have the light!

  • marti hanba

    Hey Muse, Pixiwoo interviewed a skincare professional who talked about using a variety of products and the sequence they need to be in. Oil was one thing they said needed to be the first thing applied, then the serum and finally moisturizer. If you are using more than one serum go by texture, heaviest last. oil on top of silicone products won’t do anything.

  • Nicole

    I love using oils, I even use them in the morning in place of a cream or lotion. I’ll have to try this one. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fuu

    Olive and Jojoba at the top of the list is a good sign. Camelina Sativa….Its a new biofuel I think. That is what they are growing in Fukushima farms because no one wants to buy food from there.

    • Fuu

      I had to look it up I was so interested. Yeah, new sustainable oil and is very high in Omega-3! We may be seeing more of this oil in the future.

  • mika

    Im so excited about this ! I just hate that they advertise it as for mature skin because that is going to scare people into thinking beauty oils for just for mature skin when it’s great for everyone !

  • Maribel

    I do want to try this product but I’m still unsure, great review!

  • Maggie

    Definitely NOT for sensitive skin. I see fragrance, limonene, linalool, lavender oil, orange peel oil–and these are all linked to irritating sensitive skin. There are a ton of good ingredients in the first half of the list though–which makes it even more of a pity.

    • Lesley

      I tried the sample in O mag two days ago and now have an itchy, red, bumpy rash all over my face. It’s very strong smelling.

    • Libby

      I found this oil to smell terrible and very irritating to my eyes. I will not buy it again. Did anyone else notice this about this product?

  • sara

    One of the main reasons I use facial oil’s is because they don’t contain any synthetic fragrance. L’Oreal needs to start pumping out more fragrance free products….Wish this would have been it:( Boo:(

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I might give this a whirl. I have been jonesing for the boscia one in the pink bottle but can’t bring myself to the $40-ish price tag. I typically use straight almond oil but i also love the burts bees one with the rose attar.

  • Adrianna

    I personally feel that facial oils really does wonders for dry skin. Am using argon oil from Melvita but looking at the ingredients of this product, I’d give it a go if I can get my hands on it

  • mkdallas

    Muse, are you using this at night in place of your nightime moisturizer?

  • Diana

    I use Argan Oil and Tarte’s Maracuja oil too (Argan during the day, Maracuja at night) and I have combo to oily skin. How does this oil compare to those in terms of consistency?

  • Monica

    well, I will sure try it as soon as it hits the shelves at my local stores! I do love using oils on my face, I currently use coconut oil, avocado oil and grape seed oil. Like the ones you get at the supermarket. LOVE them!

  • Joy

    Not a fan of L’Oreal skincare either. And having to deal with oily skin my entire life, the mere mention of facial oil scares me. And yet! (sigh) And yet I have to admit I’m tempted to try this because of your glowing (pun intended) review. See what you do to me Musey? ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you’re enjoying the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michou

    I picked it up last night on your recommendation! I love Josie Maran’s Argan oil, and almost love Boscia’s Tsubaki oil as much but am DYING to try this out!

      • Michou

        I am SERIOUSLY in love with this product! It’s lightweight, SERIUOSLY moisturizing, and it’s great for so many uses (cuticles, hair, etc). I love it as much as Josie Maran Argan Oil, and love it more than Boscis’s Tsubaki Oil. I’m just really excited to finally have something that will make the winter months that much easier without completely breaking the bank, haha. Is this a permanent product or will I have to go hoard bottles of this stuff?

        • the Muse

          YAYAYAYAYAYY! ;-D loves it too Michou! Not sure but think it is perm!

        • Vanessa

          Just bought this oil, but it hasn’t arrived at my door yet. Thanks for the “uplifting” review. I can’t wait to try it. I am 51 and need something very moisturizing for my newly found wrinkles.

  • Nikki79

    I tried this after a free sample from the O mag. I do like it but I don’t love it. I’m from the east coast area & moved to the Phx area. My sensitive skin soaked it up & my skin feels better. However, I don’t see long term effects & I don’t like the price tag.

  • Lauren

    Unbelievable.. it works! I used a sample of it and woke up glowing.. Like I was pregnant! Worth the money.

  • Vanessa

    I just got this oil and have been using it a few days and just LOVE it. I also put it on my fly-away hair and it smooth’s it right down. I recommend this product to everyone.

  • Metchie B

    It’s been 3 days I’ve been using this facial oil and I already see great result so I definitely gonna purchase it again. At first it’s kinda scares me coz it says on the box for mature skin and I’m only 28 but yea I love it so much that I highly recommend it to everyone that has a very dry skin.