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Ideal skin for all:
dream or reality?


Roland BazinScientific evaluation specialist, L'Oréal Research

Many of us scrutinise our faces in front of the mirror, tracking the smallest detail and dreaming sometimes of looking several years younger. Apart from wrinkles and fine lines, skin quality is a determining factor in how old others perceive us to be. Interpretation with Roland Bazin, specialist in scientific evaluation at L’Oréal Research.

What is the ideal skin?

There are many different answers and each woman has her own definition! Our judgement criteria are very personal and may be influenced by our age, origin, culture, and even by beauty trends. For Roland Bazin, ideal skin has "an even, regular texture, like a baby's skin, with no noticeable pores,  skin that has no marks or visible thread veins, with a luminous, even complexion."

All women wish for the same: quality skin

"How old are you?" Who has never tested the mirror that is the other by asking: "How old do you think I am?" According to scientific studies by L’Oréal Research, the quality of our skin plays a crucial role in how old we are perceived to be. It is THE common denominator for all women to achieve their ideal skin.  Women with flawless skin are perceived to be 5 years younger… and up to 10 years younger for those with radiant skin!  

Conversely, some factors are likely to make you look years older. Skin that is subject to damage (from pollution, smoking, etc.), or that is not looked after and protected from the sun is thicker and duller or "leathery." In conclusion, cut down or give up smoking, protect yourself from UV rays and moisturise your skin every day.

The first routine for immediate results

Take twice as much care of your skin by applying a cream that can transform its quality and combining with a simple face massage, for instant efficacy. Apply your cream by smoothing upwards. Envelop your face with your palms spread out flat. Then, pinch the skin on each side of your face slightly and quickly, from chin to ears, moving gradually upwards towards your forehead. Thus stimulated, your skin will regain its glow. See application instructions.

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