We Review L'Oreal Paris' Youth Code Range

December 27, 2017
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | skincare.com by L'Oréal
We Review L'Oreal Paris' Youth Code Range


In an effort to aide our quest to find the ultimate anti-aging formulas, L’Oreal Paris sent complimentary samples of the most popular items in their Youth Code range, developed after 10 years of research. If that sounds impressive to you that’s because it is. Ahead, we share our reviews of L’Oreal Paris’ top-rated Youth Code products, their benefits, how to use them, and more. 

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher Review

Want to instantly minimize the look of your pores? Look no further than this fresh, airy cream featuring the brand’s highest concentration of Perline-P. How does it work? Pore Vanisher touches upon three dimensions to shrink the appearance of pores: depth (when product is worn), number, and size. Immediately, skin feels hydrated, smooth, and shine-free—all of which can help pores appear smaller. 

My Thoughts: Pores that look large on my complexion is one of my biggest skin care concerns. Worse yet, since I have combination skin, any excess oil on my face always draws additional attention to my pores. Thankfully, this product can help instantly reduce the appearance of my pores. I wear it under my daily makeup and it helps prime my skin before foundation. As an added bonus, Pore Vanisher absorbs shine and leaves my skin with a smooth, matte finish.

Recommended for: All skin types.

To Use: Smooth the formula over your entire face morning and night. Use it alone, under makeup, or as the last step in your skin care routine. For best results, L’Oreal Paris recommends the following 4-step regimen: Cleanse with your favorite L’Oreal Paris cleanser, apply the Texture Perfector Serum Concentrate, moisturize with the Skin Recharger Day/Night Cream, and finish it all off with the Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher cream.

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher, $24.99 MSRP


This all-in-one tinted moisturizer can instantly illuminate your complexion, deliver intense hydration, and help correct imperfections. The formula boasts tone-matching chromatic micro-capsules and vitamin E, and can hydrate the skin all day and correct an uneven tone due to imperfections, dark spots, and dark circles.

My Thoughts:On days I don’t feel like wearing a heavy foundation but still want some coverage over my imperfections and sun protection, I reach for a tinted moisturizer formulated with SPF. This particular formula makes my skin look instantly radiant, fresh, and even, while masking the blemishes and spots I don’t want the public to see. The best part? It goes beyond daily coverage and hydration to deliver long-term results as well. With continued use up to a month, you can see visibly smoother skin and discoloration diminished.

Recommended for:All skin types.

To Use:Apply onto cleansed skin and blend thoroughly. For sunscreen use, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, reapply at least every two hours, and pair with other sun protection measures.

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator Tinted All-in-1 Moisturizer SPF 20, $17.99 MSRP

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector Review

It’s no secret that dark spots, age spots, sun damage, and post-acne marks can make skin appear older. If dark spots and discoloration are studding your complexion and affecting your skin’s youthful appearance, incorporate this correcting formula into your routine. It can help illuminate skin’s tone and fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration for a more even, radiant, and youthful complexion.

My Thoughts: I’ve used this serum corrector for two weeks and already notice a brighter and more luminous appearance to my skin. The discolored marks on my skin—a constant reminder of my former negligence with sunscreen—also appear less noticeable. I’m curious to know if they’ll fade even more with continued use. 

Recommended for: All skin types, especially those with visible dark spots and discoloration.

To Use: Before using your moisturizer, apply the formula over your entire face morning and night.

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector, $24.99 MSRP


Between daily UV exposure and natural aging, our skin’s tone can eventually begin to look dull and uneven. Help fade the appearance of discolorations—including dark spots, age spots, signs of sun damage, and post-acne marks—with this innovative dark spot correcting cream. It’s formulated with the brand’s Bright Active-XP to correct dark spots and illuminate the skin, resulting in a dramatically more even skin tone. What’s more? The formula boasts Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen to help prevent sunburn and, when used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of premature skin aging.

My Thoughts: I wasn’t always as diligent about applying broad-spectrum SPF onto my skin in youth as I am now. As a result, I’m dealing with the consequences by way of sun posts and other signs of damage freckled onto my complexion. After using this product continuously for about a month, I can say that my dark spots appear faded and my skin’s tone appears more even. In addition, my skin looks visibly more luminous.

Recommended for: All skin types, especially those with visible dark spots and discoloration.

To Use: Apply over face daily. For best results, use with Youth Code Dark Spot Corrector Serum.

L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot SPF 30 Day Cream, $24.99 MSRP

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