New In & First Impressions – L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Renew

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew Review

I’m sure many, many ladies (and gents) would agree with me when I say ageing is a major skincare concern.  I’ll admit: The older I get (it feels like 35 is approaching way too fast!), the more dedicated I am to my skincare routine.  I’m always on the hunt for innovative products, and these days I’m really into researching anti-ageing ingredients.  Sometimes I find myself reading up on new beauty trends, skincare tips & tricks, and 3 hours (and 2 online shopping situations) later…well, let’s just say my beauty cupboard is full of the latest & greatest skincare innovations.  Some of them turn out to be winners, and others unfortunately just don’t make the cut.  I recently had an ‘Aha Moment’ – I should really start investing in products that not only reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but ALSO plump up the skin.

Loss of volume is a characteristic of mature skin, and at the tender age of 33, I’m already dealing with volume loss just below my eyes (around the tear trough) extending to my inner upper cheek area.  My granny always used to say: “Oudword is nie vir sissies nie.” – and boy, was she right!  I try to colour correct and conceal these hollow areas but makeup can only do so much – I’d much rather treat the real issue, and not just cover it up.

Fortunately there are skincare products on the market that specifically target volume loss by plumping up the skin for a more youthful appearance.  However, the benefits of using these products won’t be seen overnight – it takes weeks of continued use for the active ingredients to do their job.  That’s why I always like to test skincare products for at least 3 or 4 weeks before I write up a proper review.

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew

The RevitaLift Filler Renew skincare line from L’Oréal helps to stabilise volume to restore youthful skin fullness, plus works to give the skin a smooth, lifted appearance, whilst filling out expression lines and wrinkles.  Here’s what L’Oréal has to say about the skincare range: “L’Oréal Paris reveals a new collection of anti-aging skincare products that help correct skin volume loss, a sign of aging that often gets neglected. The special formulation contains an exceptionally high concentration of skin plumping ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl, which provide an effective solution to thinning skin, fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss.”

I’ve mentioned Hyaluronic Acid (HA) quite a few times on the blog already, but the main benefit of using skincare products that contain HA is increased moisture content.  The magic of HA lies in its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water – in fact, one gram of Hyaluronic Acid is able to hold up to 6 liters of water.  Crazy, right?  Moisture retention is key when you’re looking to target volume loss.  Hyaluronic Acid also strengthens the skin’s barrier – and a healthy barrier looks (and feels) softer, smoother and plumper.

The Revitalift Filler Renew products were developed to mimic the double effect of dermal fillers i.e. the plumping action of HA, and a type of trigger brought on by the swelling of the HA molecules to stimulate fibroblasts.  A fibroblast is a type of cell that produces collagen.  More fibroblasts = increased collagen production = healthy, younger looking skin.

Many people think Hyaluronic Acid molecules are too big to penetrate the uppermost layer of the skin, this is true for the most part – BUT L’Oréal has managed to formulate a fragmented HA of a low enough molecular weight to successfully penetrate the epidermis and high enough concentration to be effective.

In today’s blog post I’d like to introduce you to the 4 products that are currently part of the L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Renew lineup.  I’ve been using these products for the past 7 days, so I feel I can only give you my first impression of each product.  I’ll be posting another final indepth review in a couple of weeks, documenting my experience using the Revitalift Filler Renew Hyaluronic Replumping Serum, Revitalift Filler Renew Anti-Ageing Day Replumping Care, Revitalift Filler Renew Filler Precision Eye Cream, and Revitalift Filler Renew Anti-Ageing Night Replumping Care.  Phew!  That’s a mouthful!

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew Hyaluronic Replumping Serum


First things first: The packaging looks like a big scary hospital syringe, right?  I assume it’s reminiscent of the needles used for dermal fillers, and as mentioned earlier, the RevitaLift Filler Renew products work at cellular level to mimic the effect of dermal fillers.  Is the packaging kind of gimmicky?  You’ll have to decide for yourself, but I think it’s quite cute!  The airless syringe pump dispenses the perfect amount of serum to cover one half of my face – a little goes a long way, so this product should last you for at least 6 months.   I really like the consistency of this serum, it feels super lightweight on the skin and leaves a veil of softness behind.  It absorbs really quickly, leaving my skin feeling hydrated.

The serum does have a noticeable floral fragrance, which might be problematic for sensitive skin types.  For the past few weeks my skin has been normal, leaning towards dehydrated with dry areas on my forehead and cheeks.  The dry areas can be quite sensitive at times, but I haven’t had any issues with the fragrance of this product causing irritation / sensitivity.

When do I apply this?  Every morning, and every night.

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew Day


As mentioned earlier, I want the firmness and plump skin I had in my teens!  So far, my experience using the daily moisturiser has been quite pleasant – it’s rich, and instantly hydrating, without being too heavy on the skin.  It contains glycerin (listed as the second ingredient), which is not only a skin repairing ingredient, but it’s also a humectant (meaning it helps to retain water in the skin).  Glycerin also acts as a ‘glue’ when applied to the skin, so anything you apply on top of it will stick to it.  If you’re not into makeup primers, then the glycerin in your daytime moisturiser will help your makeup to last just that little bit longer.

Did you know?  The Revitalift Filler Renew product range contains the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid the brand has used to date.

When do I apply this?  Every morning.

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew Eye Cream


We’ve already established that as we age, our skin loses its fullness and wrinkles deepen.  No topically applied skincare product will be able to do what an actual dermal filler does, however, an eye cream with a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smoothen the under eye area.  The Revitalift Filler Renew eye cream promises to boost the delicate under eye skin with moisture, helping to reduce under eye bags.  I’ll be honest: I haven’t seen noticeable results after using this eye cream for only 7 days.  Even though active ingredients start to work immediately, any changes in the skin will only be noticeable after a good couple of weeks.  I love the texture of this eye cream, it feels super luxurious and leaves my dry under eye area looking smoother, and feeling hydrated and nourished.

The applicator of this eye cream really is something special – the one side is curved to perfectly follow the tear trough (the hollow of the under eye contour area), and the other side is flat to massage and reduce the appearance of eye bags.  The metal tip feels very cooling on the skin, helping to depuff those pesky under eye bags.

When do I apply this?  Every morning, and every evening.

Loreal Revitalift Filler Renew Night


The look and feel of this night cream was so interesting when I first opened up the jar – it’s a periwinkle hued night-time moisturiser with a gel-cream formula.  I like that it hydrates and nourishes my dull skin, without overloading it or leaving it feeling greasy.  It absorbs a lot quicker than most of my other night creams (love that!) and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.

When do I apply this?  Every night.

Considering the amount of research, science and technology that has gone into these products, it really is an affordable skincare range for someone who is looking to target the effects of ageing without breaking the bank.

Check back in on the blog in a couple of weeks’ time, I’ll be sure to include ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos as part of the review then.

L’Oréal Paris skin care products are available at leading pharmacies (Clicks & Dis-Chem) and Foschini stores nationwide.  Did you know Clicks now has an online store?  Yep, it’s all very exciting!

Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by L’Oréal South Africa as part of the #TheTruthAboutAgeing campaign.



  1. Wardah 22 August 2016 / 13:01

    I really appreciate that you are a blogger who will mention the pros and cons of a product, even if the post is sponsored. Thank you for mentioning about the fragrance of the products, my skin isn’t sensitive but I am sure a lot of your readers will be thankful that you mentioned it. That’s why I keep returning to your blog, can always trust your reviews.

    Have a gr8 week, Luzanne

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:28

      Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment, Wardah. :)

  2. Ursula 22 August 2016 / 15:33

    Agree with what Wardah said, I really enjoy reading your reviews because they’re always open, honest and straight to the point. :)

    Looking forward to seeing the before and after photos later down the line.

  3. Olga 22 August 2016 / 15:40

    Thanx for the reviews luzanne 😀

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:29

      My pleasure, Olga. 😉

  4. Em Cameron 22 August 2016 / 15:55

    Have always wondered about Loreal skincare, whether their products are good quality. I’m in my late twenties and really want to start looking after my skin. Keen to seee how the product fare after 4 weeks.


    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:30

      The ‘Final Results’ blog post is up – with before and after photos. :)

  5. Melissa ❀ 22 August 2016 / 17:18

    Ek is mal oor die verpakking! Die kleure is so mooi saam. 😉

    Sien uit na jou resensie nadat jy die produkte vir ‘n paar weke gebruik het.

    M x

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:30

      Ek stem 100% saam, ek is netso mal oor die periwinkle blou verpakking. :) x

  6. Nthombi Maluleka 22 August 2016 / 19:07

    Yaaaas! Getting the serum for sure! 😀

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:31

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it, Nthombi! 😉

  7. R Fourie 22 August 2016 / 19:34

    Plump ….. the new buzz word in skincare!!

    Die woord “plump” laat my aan marshmallows dink – soft / airy / light / smooth en spongy :-)

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:32

      Haha! Dis so waar, Reonette – ons almal will most ‘n mooi ‘plump & youthful’ vel hê. 😉

      Hhhhhmmmmm…marshmallows… Yum!

  8. R Fourie 22 August 2016 / 20:27

    Something totally off the topic. So I went to Walmer Park Shopping Centre in PE to get a foundation match by a leading counter. Foschini said I must come back today – the consultant is not there.

    The consultant in Edgars put two brush strokes on my left side of my face near my ear ( but not going down to my neck). She said it was to light. She did the same on my right side with a darker shade. “That’s your shade” she said. I looked in the mirror and just saw the brush strokes – no blending :-(

    I asked for a sample so that I can try it myself. She told me that they do not give samples. I was soooo dissapointed ….. and so I went about the rest of my shopping with two light strokes left and two dark strokes right. I wanted to see some result by the end of the day but I was not able to.

    Estee Lauder lost a potential new customer :-(

    • Vivella 23 August 2016 / 13:02

      That is quite shocking, especially as Estee Lauder have tons of foundation samples – I can’t even count how many samples of Double Wear I have received and tried because Im difficult to match for foundation. Go to a different store or even phone the beauty manager of the store, or the suppliers to complain because EL always advertise that they offer samples of foundation so that you can find your perfect match. I know for a fact they have tons of those huge bottles to decant into small sample containers, especially for this purpose.

      • R Fourie 23 August 2016 / 20:48

        Thank you for letting me know and the advice.

        I am so dissapointed that I do not even want to contact EL or the store.
        I wanted to test the Maximum Cover. Maybe I have to complain.

        • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:40

          You should definitely complain, Reonette – and go visit another counter at another store, and insist on a couple of different sample shades.

      • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:40

        I agree, I’ve never had any issues with getting samples of foundations at Estée Lauder counters. I think Reonette just had bad luck with this particular store / counter unfortunately. :(

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:38

      I’m so sorry to hear about your bad experience at the Estée Lauder counter, Reonette – that’s very disappointing! I honestly don’t understand why some consultants do this, I’ve had it happen to me too. I ended up having to tell her that she needed to remove the dark shade with a makeup remover, because I can’t walk around the shops with a dark cheek. It wasn’t at an EL counter, but at another high-end brand counter. She kinda looked at me like I was being rude (which I wasn’t at all).

      What she said about Estée Lauder not giving samples of foundations is absolute nonsense, I’ve been to quite a few of their counters over the past few years and have always walked away with 1 or 2 samples. That’s very disappointing… :(

  9. Taz 22 August 2016 / 21:55

    I like the look of that metal tip on the eye cream, I imagine its very cooling on the eyes. Going to find it at Clicks tomorrow.

    Thanks for the review, Luzanne. :)

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:41

      It feels so soothing, I really have enjoyed using the little eye cream. :)

  10. Simone 23 August 2016 / 10:57

    I hope these are good, because the price is really affordable compared to some other similar products on the market.

    Can’t wait to read your review!

    Your pictures Luzanne….I just can’t get over how polished and perfect they are.

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:41

      Thank you so much for the compliment, Simone. :)

  11. Deanne Fouche 23 August 2016 / 11:30

    This sounds like an AMAZING product, & if it wasnt tested on animals I would happily pay the money to use it.

    Instead, I use Down To Earth – Revive Moisteriser from – as it is 100% CRUELTY FREE :)

    Peace x

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:42

      Thanks for letting us know, Deanne. :) x

  12. Caryn 23 August 2016 / 13:29

    I finished my night moisturiser a couple of days ago, so what did I do today? I went out and bought this Revitalift one and the eye cream as well. Excited to test the products with you.. 😉

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:42

      Yaaaaay! Now THAT’S what I like to hear! 😉

  13. Talitha ❤ 23 August 2016 / 17:33

    Love your blog!

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:42

      Thank you, Talitha! :)

  14. Adele 23 August 2016 / 21:11

    I am 30 years old and was thinking of getting more anti aging face creams etc. I know absolutely nothing about the subject, and procrastinating about it, but still Im not getting younger! Basically, would the product still work if I use just the day cream? Or do I need all 4?
    (Dis als grieks vir my, sal jou hulp waardeer)

    • Luzanne 8 September 2016 / 11:46

      My first piece of advice would be to not procrastinate any longer, I did the same until I turned 30 and now I’m dealing with hyperpigmentation, dark spots, fine lines, and texture too. :(

      You don’t need all 4 in my honest opinion, you can just use the day cream but I imagine it will take a bit longer to see results. If I could make a recommendation, though, rather go with the serum (it contains more potent active ingredients) and then get yourself a day cream that contains SPF (this one doesn’t). :)

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