I was sent Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Lift Cream to trial as part of my work with The Loop in Dublin Airport. This little purple pot of pale pink, lightly fragranced cream has a fresh, gel-like texture that I have been greatly enjoying, especially in warmer weather.
Suitable for all skin types, this is probably pitched at an older demographic due to claims of using multi tension technology for firming action. I’m not entirely sure what that entails, and I haven’t noticed any huge difference in the firming, lifting or tightening of my skin - but they don’t rank too highly amongst my skincare concerns.
My biggest bugbears are pigmentation/uneven skintone and the fact that my skin is a lazy exfoliator – a phrase I have shamelessly stolen from Lisa Eldridge, who describes hers in the same way. Basically it needs all the help it can get to slough off dead skin cells and is prone to dullness, congestion and breakouts especially around my chin and jaw.
I rely on other more targeted skincare products, treatments and ingredients for these issues, which I’ll detail in a separate post, meaning what I want from my moisturiser is hydration, without clogging up my pores. And that’s where Rénergie Multi-Lift really delivers; it makes my skin feel soft, smooth and refreshed, and offers some anti-aging benefits, including SPF 15. But it’s pricey – even with the skincare savings offered by The Loop.
You can pick this up at Dublin airport for €80.50 for 50ml, at least 15% cheaper than downtown prices, though still a considerable investment. It’s probably not one I’d buy again, simply because there are more affordable options for what my skin needs in a moisturiser; if lifting, firming and tightening are your biggest concerns, it may be worth a try, though with a high number of active ingredients, this cream from Clarins is probably where I'd point you. I wonder how Kathleen's getting on?
UPDATE: After consultation with The Loop they have lowered the price point for this product to the much more palatable €67.15! Hooray! Yet another reason to make sure you buy before you fly :)
What are you using and loving right now?