We have something exciting to tell you about: L’Oréal’s Derm Intensives collection. Part of the award-winning L’Oréal Paris Revitalift line, Derm Intensives is a collection of carefully curated skin care products, each of which has a clean formula containing the highest concentrations of popular skin care ingredients. What makes Derm Intensives so special, however, is the team behind it. The collection was created by L’Oréal and then validated and audited by a panel of respected dermatologists. To learn more about the process behind developing the Derm Intensives collection—and get the low-down on the potent products currently missing from your skin care routine—read on.
WHAT INSPIRED THE DERM INTENSIVES COLLECTION?
The Derm Intensives collection takes what L’Oréal has always done—and does so well—to the next level. L’Oréal's innovation and growth have always been nurtured by the way the brand's strong scientific research is combined with consumer needs. Once again, this collection allows L’Oréal to tap into their expert knowledge of how skin works while incorporating insights from consumers. One piece of consumer feedback in particular was a major source of inspiration when it came to developing Derm Intensives. What was it? This may come as a surprise, but L’Oréal's internal research revealed that 52% of consumers trust a dermatologist most when it comes to their skin care products. Despite this significant percentage, according to Statista, only 4.4% of Americans visited a dermatologist in 2018. That means even though consumers trust derms with their skin care, most are not visiting a derm or receiving their input on the products they're using. And that's where Derm Intensives comes in.
The solution-based skin care series gives consumers access to skin care products validated by dermatologists—without a potentially pricey office visit. The collection provides consumers with what everyone really wants: easy access to amazing products. While in the past you may have thought effective anti-aging products were too expensive or difficult to get your hands on, this collection provides a solution by bringing powerful products—which are built on decades of research on the dermis and provide fast, visible results—to the masses.
In brief, Derm Intensives was inspired by a need that had been unfulfilled by the beauty industry: products that combine efficacy, potent ingredients, and an affordable price point. Additionally, an important desire when the collection was being developed was that it could be used by anyone. No one wants to hear about something that sounds amazing, only to learn it won’t work for them. As such, the products were tested on every skin type, including sensitive skin.
WHO’S THE PANEL BEHIND DERM INTENSIVES—AND WHAT DID THEY CONTRIBUTE?
The products in the Derm Intensives collection aren't just recommended by dermatologists, L’Oréal went a step further and gave access to an advisory panel of highly respected dermatologists to go behind the scenes and validate the products. The panel includes five dermatologists who were selected based on their deep skin care expertise, unique backgrounds, and credibility. These dermatologists audited and validated the Derm Intensives collection, doing their part to make it the best it could be by dissecting testing protocols and results from independent clinical research facilities. Further, there was a comprehensive screening of all ingredients in order to uphold a strict formulation charter that dictates Derm Intensives products should be formulated without parabens, mineral oil, synthetic dyes, or fragrance.
WHAT SKIN CARE PRODUCTS ARE PART OF THE DERM INTENSIVES COLLECTION?
Without further ado, we want to share three products that are part of the Derm Intensives collection. Get ready to add three new products to your beauty shopping list!
L’Oréal Paris Revlitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum: This 10% pure glycolic acid serum, which also contains aloe, leaves skin clarified to reveal radiant skin and a renewed complexion. The aloe is really key here; thanks to its soothing properties, it helps make the serum suitable for daily use. The serum also has a formula that absorbs quickly, doesn’t feel greasy, and won’t clog pores. After two weeks of using the resurfacing serum daily, dark spots are visibly improved, and within four weeks, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
How to use it: Apply four to five drops to clean, dry skin every evening. Follow with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer. For sensitive skin, start by using two to three times per week and build to nightly use. Products with glycolic acid may increase photosensitivity, so be sure to apply the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 the morning after use.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum: This intensive hydrating 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid serum (a scientifically formulated blend of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid) helps replenish moisture for plumped, youthfully supple skin with bounce. This 1.5% concentration is key, as skin cannot absorb more than 2%. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly with no tacky feel or residue. Immediately, hydration is deeply replenished and skin looks smoother. With continued use, skin looks younger, feels firmer, and glows with moisture. After only two weeks of use, wrinkles appear visibly reduced.
How to use it: Every morning and evening, apply two to three drops to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. For best results, use the serum after cleansing, to help skin take on any aggressors that are to come. After applying, follow with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer for even more moisture.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum: This lightweight, yet high potency 10% pure vitamin C serum restores healthy radiance, reduces hyperpigmentation, and improves clarity and uneven tone. And no, you don’t have to worry about the serum immediately losing its stability—it’s formulated without water and comes in a protectively sealed, airtight metal tube to help maximize potency and stability. The facial serum effortlessly glides onto skin, leaving it with a velvety soft feel and powerfully radiant look. After one week, skin will be bright and more vibrant. After two weeks, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
How to use it: Every morning and evening, smooth onto face, avoiding the eye area. For best results, use with other Revitalift products, like the moisturizer mentioned above or the fragrance-free version, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance Free.
HOW TO USE THE DERM INTENSIVES LINE TOGETHER
Think all of the above deserve a place in your routine? Us too. To use the three serums in a routine together, here’s what to do: Apply either the glycolic acid or hyaluronic acid serum first—as they have similar consistencies—then follow up with the vitamin C serum. When it comes to layering face serums, the rule of thumb is to apply your products in order of thinnest to thickest.
Next up: Want to know more about one of the amazing ingredients featured in the Derm Intensives collection? Check out our article, What Can Vitamin C Do for the Skin?