La Roche-Posay Substiane [+] Serum - 30ml - $78 - fights overall loss of volume in mature and sensitive skin with a light, non-greasy gel-based formula that creates a rich, creamy, melt-in texture that easily penetrates skin to get to work quickly.
The formula combines the efforts of LR2412, a derivative of jasmonic acid which protects the skin's barrier function and Pro-Xylane which recreates skin's density deep down - together creating a brand new way to restore substance and structure to the depths of skin cells for skin that is denser, feels full to the touch and is re-plumped, radiant and comfortable.
This all sounds great so we had a few of our lovely readers test it out and tell us what they really think...
Lynn - 64 - It was very smooth to apply, with a light, pleasant fragrance. It DOES have a rich, creamy, melt-in texture that easily penetrates skin. The claim is that skin feels denser, feels full to the touch, and is re-plumped, radiant and comfortable. and I am delighted to say I agree! My skin DOES feel denser and comfortable, and I am 64 with skin that seems to be less firm to the touch, and certainly less 'dense' than it used to be. I am very happy with this product and recommend it to anyone with these issues.
Lisa - 43 - The texture of the serum was lovely, light with no discernible scent. It absorbed instantly, prepping my skin for any additional moisturizers. My skin felt extremely soft and smooth. I noted subtle improvement to the skin's tautness along my jawline and neck during the 3 week testing period. Though not specifically recommended, I even found this serum gentle enough to use under my eyes and noted this area appeared generally smoother. In addition, it acted as a great primer before any makeup application. The bottle size made it convenient for travel (and I did bring it along on a trip to San Francisco!) and the pump applicator delivered just the right amount of product
Rajbinder - 38 - I have started to notice some volume loss in my face, particularly in the cheek and naso labial fold areas.This product claims to restore substance & structure deep within the skin cells. After 2 weeks of use, I can't say I've noticed an incredible difference, however, my skin does feel more radiant & feels somewhat full to the touch. I believe with continued use I will be able to see a substantial improvement with the plumpness in my problem areas. Oh, my skin does look softer!
- Lisamarie -