From Drugstore to Department Store: The Anti-Aging Products

I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked on anti-aging products. It’s better to act sooner than later. When the deep wrinkles are already there, it’s harder to mend what is already broken, and that’s why I’m hooked on anti-aging products. It’s not true that anti-aging products only fit for women 35 years and above. They do fit 35+ yo women better, because the products tend to tackle problems more common in that age range and usually they usually come in very rich formula. Why? Because as we age, our skin tends to loose its elasticity and it needs more moisture – that’s the general idea. But like I said, better be prepared in advance :)

Let’s see what’s the latest product in the anti-aging range, that is now available in Indonesia.

Steal: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift with Dermalift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming

I first noticed this product because my Mom been using it. She’s my skincare guru, so I take her word seriously when she said this product really works! She used to use L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Double Lifting Essence and Double Eye. She said she feels her skin plumper and tighter within a month. Both products also help maintaining the condition of her skin. I myself, don’t feel much improvement when wearing this line except that it’s super hydrating and comforting on my very dry skin.

This line aims to target eight critical spots of wrinkles commonly found in women: forehead, eyelids, around the eyes, between the eyes, eye bags, cheeks, upper lip area and neck. With the new Dermalift technology, it is able to activate 8 ‘Natural Lifter’ in your facial skin, and thus helping skin’s regeneration process and its elasticity and firmness.

The 8 ‘Natural Lifter’ contained within this product are:

  • Collagen I, III, VII, Fibrilin, Elastis – together they help maintains skin’s firmness.
  • Chondritin S to rejuvenate skin’s elasticity from the epidermis.
  • Collage IV, Perlecan, Integrins – to maintain integrity of the skin’s different layers’ nutrients so they stay intact together.
  • Pro Retinol A – known to lessen wrinkles.

Available in L’Oreal Paris Revitalift with Dermalift Day Cream SPF 23 PA+++ (Rp 149,000), Night Cream (Rp 179,000), Night Essence (RP 199,000) and Eye Cream (Rp 129,000).

Affordable:  RoC Radiance Rejuvenate

You can always rely on RoC for its comprehensive anti-aging care. It has wide variety of products targeting different concerns in aging. RoC actually have other products, too. They are perfect for sensitive skin and they’re one of the go-to brands for dermatologists.

RoC Radiance Rejuvenate tackles skin’s radiance problem present with aging skin. It promises to reveal luminous younger-looking skin in an instance. This product is only available in moisturizer form of which you can combine it with your existing skincare routine.

With four active ingredients to fight the signs of ageing, it works from the surface, to within your skin. The four key ingredients are:

  1. Silk Pealrs
  2. Glycolic Acid
  3. Celdetox
  4. THPE

Surprisingly, the cream dries to a nice velvety finish and it doesn’t take long to sink in. The one made for dry-to-sensitive skin contains shea butter to keep the skin hydrated, and it feels softer and sleeker on your skin. If you have an oily skin but you desire a silkier finish, you should try this particular variant, as it dries out fast and doesn’t feel too rich.

Available in RoC Radiance Rejuvenate SPF 15 – UVA Normal to Combination Skin (Rp 450,000) and Dry to Sensitive Skin (Rp 450,000).

Fret not, we’re going to do a more in depth review on this product once we’re done trying it on for the next 1 month.

Splurge: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Collection

Advance Night Repair may be the talk-of-the-town from this brand, but this new collection is worth the same node as the iconic brown bottle. As quoted from their release, this collection “… harness the beneficial powers of visible light and restorative night cycles to help skin amplify its natural collagen, laminin and elastin production.” When I saw the presentation about this product, there are a lot of technicality where I can easily got lost in, but in simple terms, the day and night creams both react to improve the efficacy of the products by manipulating the condition on which they are used, day (bright sunlight) and night (darkness).

The day cream contains SPF 15, Sirtuin 3D Technology and includes an exclusive Photo-Activated Lift Complex. Utilizing the power of the visible daylight, it activates the Plankton Extract (photo activated enzyme helping to inhibit collagen degradation and providing an optimal environment for lifting) and Malachite (a radiance mineral for light-transforming radiance by absorbing one wavelength of colour and re-emitting another).

At night, the Nocturnal Lift Complex contained within helps the skin’s circadian rhythms for a more intensive overnight lift.

These targeted technologies makes buying two separate creams, for day and night, worthwhile.

Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting available in Face & Neck Cream SPF 15 for Normal/Combination Skin or Dry Skin (Rp 940,000), Face & Neck Creme SPF 15 Lotion (Rp 940,000), Night Face & Neck Creme (Rp 990,000), Eye Creme (Rp 630,000) and Lift Treatment (Rp 730,000).

The lift treatment is a crossover between cosmetic and skincare, I’ll tell you more another day in a more detailed review.


In the mean time, does any of these product pique your interest?