Before the advent of Sephora, Ulta, or Amazon, there were department stores — the first Field of Dreams for beauty lovers. Times have changed, but beauty counter royalty like Lancôme and Estée Lauder continue to dominate the skincare world with fantastic treatments. Take the former’s Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night Cream Skin Rejuvenating Treatment, an anti-aging guru that’s majorly marked down for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
Coming from one of the original French brands available in the U.S., Lancôme’s lifting and firming night cream leaves hundreds of happy shoppers in its wake. People in their golden years are especially enamored, writing praise like, “I have used this night cream for over 20 years. I am 78, and people tell me that I don’t even look 60 because of my lovely, wrinkle-free skin.”
Other people get into the specifics, an 83-year-old with “delicate” skin writing that the cream so effectively removes dark spots and deep wrinkles, people never believe their age — their skin simply looks “so firm and young” (we’re noticing a trend). They’re not the only lifelong fans: As a 28-year-old reviewer says of the first-hand proof, “I know this cream is going to make a BIG difference down the road. I know, because my mom will be 60 years old this year and has been using this cream for YEARS. People always assume she’s 10 to 12 years younger than she actually is.”
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Those results follow from the formula’s short and sweet list of ingredients, including glycerin, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, and pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, a long name for a “high molecular weight emollient ester that makes your skin nice and smooth,” according to Incidecoder.com.
Per a review of apricot kernel oil’s benefits, researchers found a high percentage of squalene and carotenoids, the latter an antioxidant that our bodies convert into vitamin A — the powerhouse responsible for retinol. Pair it with squalene, the key ingredient behind Reese Witherspoon’s favorite skincare line, and you get a beloved formula that people say even calms down hormonal breakouts.
The supple-making impact extends to shoppers’ necks, as well, keeping skin all over looking even and feeling like silk in lieu of thin and sagging. One person noted a change in their skin after the first week; after four months, an anti-aging cream skeptic says they noticed a definite improvement in their skin’s texture, fine lines, firmness, and dryness. And after using the Rénergie Lift for over 35 years, one person is still getting compliments on their skin.
“I’m 70 years old and people cannot believe that I don’t have any wrinkles,” writes a penultimate fan. As a last one puts it, “I am in my 60s and have tried most of the creams available, and must say, without a doubt, this is the BEST cream I’ve ever used. LOVE it.” The treatment is currently 25 percent off during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, so hop on it while you can.
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