L’OREAL Paris – Youth Code Serum Corrector Review

It was recommended that I use this product for at least 8 weeks to see a difference in my sun spots. I have been using this product pretty consistently twice a day with some missed days in between. Once in the morning before I leave and once at night before bed.

My face [skin] type:  dry and sensitive, a few sunspots around the cheekbone area

Product: L’OREAL Paris Youth Code Serum Corrector (30ml/1.0 fl. oz)

Price: $24.99 (30ml/1.0 fl. oz)


My thoughts

According to the L’Oreal Paris website, this Youth Code serum is meant to correct dark spots and illuminate the skin/even out skin tone. Their studies show that a large portion of the females who use this product saw results, such as fewer dark spots in 8 weeks time.

I have been using this product for about 4 months now (~16 weeks). Twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. The instructions say to use it before the application of moisturiser, which I followed. I’m not sure if it’s the moisturiser I’m using (I’ve tried using 2 different kinds of drugstore moisturisers), but it seems to react with this product. In the beginning, when I first used this product, it just seemed ineffective, but it did say 8 weeks, so I figured I was just impatient to see results. After 8 weeks time, I still hadn’t seen much of a difference in my sun spots! Gradually, I started realizing that I would often get a kind of light rash near my cheekbones. I only apply the serum around my cheekbones (because that’s where my sun spots are located), as well as moisturiser (but this goes all over my face and neck). It would take a couple of days of me not using any the serum for the rash to go away. Maybe the days that I didn’t use the serum rendered it useless despite 4 months of usage?

Yes, there are days where I experiment and didn’t use any moisturiser at all along with the serum. I would get rashes less often, but light rashes still appeared. It wasn’t super noticeable unless you touched it or went right up to my face!

So as you can tell, I didn’t have the best experience with this product as I found that it didn’t have much effect on correcting my sun spots. I believe the combination of this serum and moisturiser caused my sensitive skin to react as well.

Would I recommend this product? No. If you have sensitive, dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend this product. This product doesn’t act as a moisturiser so you need to use moisturiser in combination with this serum for daily use and it doesn’t seem to be the best combo out there! Maybe it’s just my skin, but hopefully this doesn’t happen to anyone else!


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