When it comes to adding a new product to your skin care routine, knowing when to use it is just as important as knowing how to use it. While many of your favorite facial creams and serums might specify day or night, some can fit into any step of your beauty routine and can even be used multiple times a day.
Regardless of your skin care concerns, we all want to keep our skin looking its best and you don’t need to go out and cherry-pick through a variety of different products to achieve that. That’s why we like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal System — with a product for every step in your skin care routine, it fights visible signs of aging while keeping things simple. Read on to learn how this five-part system can help you make the most of your beauty sleep while keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful around the clock.
What Age Group Is the Age Perfect Cell Renewal System For?
While the Age Perfect Cell Renewal System is intended for mature skin, anyone dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, dullness and dryness can use it to treat their given skin concerns. With complex ingredients like vitamin E and a patented antioxidant blend that repair the skin barrier while boosting radiance and firming the skin, this skin care system does great work at targeting signs of aging. All skin types can benefit from continued use of this anti-aging, skin-renewing system.
How Do You Use the Age Perfect Cell Renewal System?
The Age Perfect Cell Renewal system consists of five products — a serum, a day cream with SPF, a corresponding night cream, an eye cream and a reparative night moisturizer. Many of these products can be used interchangeably throughout your morning and evening skin care routines to create a seamless, anti-aging regimen.
As we age, the skin’s ability to renew surface cells slows down, causing the complexion to appear dull and lackluster. This moisturizer with SPF is formulated with a patented antioxidant and vitamin E blend to defend the skin against damaging external aggressors (that lead to fine lines and dark spots) while protecting it from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized without any greasy or sticky residue, so it’s great to layer under makeup. Plus, if you forget to apply SPF in the morning, this two-in-one product is a great fix.
When to use it: Every morning (after applying serums), smooth the day cream gently onto your clean face using circular motions.
Fun fact — your skin goes into repair mode overnight, making it an optimal time to enlist the help of your most potent anti-aging skin care. This night moisturizer is formulated with the aforementioned, patented antioxidant and vitamin E blend that repairs the skin barrier while you sleep, to ensure you wake up with a soft, radiant and healthy-looking complexion. Since there is no risk of sun exposure at night, it doesn’t contain SPF, but the rich and creamy texture comforts and nourishes the skin. With continued use, new cells are revealed and skin appears younger with fewer wrinkles and increased radiance.
When to use it: Save the day cream for the morning and use this at night as the final step in your skin care routine, after cleansing and applying serums and eye cream.
Midnight cream is a rich, dreamy moisturizer that wraps the skin in the same patented antioxidant and vitamin E blend that is included in every product throughout the Age Perfect Cell Renewal line. As we mentioned, the skin is most receptive while you sleep, which is why this night cream works best before bed. When you wake up, the skin appears brighter, softer, well-rested and luminous. Over time, wrinkles look smoother and the skin appears firmer. That being said, this moisturizer can also be a solid choice for the daytime. The soufflé-like texture is a great way to lock in moisture for those with dry skin and mature skin.
When to use it: Use this cream in the morning after applying serums or at night, post-cleansing and applying serums. For optimal results, use it before bed.
Despite the name, this face serum is designed to be used both day and night. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid to plump the skin's appearance, moisturize, and make wrinkles less noticeable. In the daytime, it gives the skin the antioxidant protection it needs from natural environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays. At night, when the skin is most receptive to repair, it works to generate new cells and repair damage. With continued use, you’ll notice a softer, visibly younger, more radiant-looking complexion.
When to use it: Use this in the morning and/or evening, after cleansing and before applying night moisturizer.
As the skin matures, visible signs of aging naturally occur and this eye treatment targets the dark circles, crow’s feet, under-eye bags, puffiness and crepey lids that come along with that. Made with the same patented antioxidant blend that’s derived from bitter orange and skin-protecting vitamin E, this eye cream boosts skin renewal and reinforces the skin's barrier to keep your complexion looking youthful. With continued use, the eye area looks more radiant and dark circles, under-eye bags and crow’s feet are visibly diminished.
When to use it: Twice a day, apply a small amount around your entire eye area using your fingertips and pat gently until its thoroughly absorbed.
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