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A Beautiful Mother’s Day with L’Oreal Paris (+ Giveaway)

[Sponsored Review + Giveaway]

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, how are you planning to celebrate this day with the special lady in your life? I spent a fun day with my mom, pampering ourselves with some amazing products from L’Oréal Paris!

My mom was particularly thrilled to be doing this feature with me because she has been using products from L’Oréal Paris, particularly their haircare products, for the past 5 years.  I have also personally used both their skincare and haircare products before and was looking forward to trying the items that they have sent over.

The products that L’Oréal Paris sent over were thoughtfully selected for me and my mom, tailoring to the specific needs of our respective age groups.

I received the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Skincare series which is designed for 25+ years old and my mom received the L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert Age Perfect meant for 50+ years old. In terms of haircare products, I get to try the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Fashion hair color and my mom received the new L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Double Tube. She also gets to experience the convenience of using the Magic Retouch (which I am SUPER impressed with).

Skincare for 25+: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Series

I have been pretty diligent in my skin care routine, where I have been focusing on mainly hydration and brightening for the past few years. Most of you would have known, I just turned 30 this year. I wished I have started experimenting with anti-aging skin care a little earlier, but most anti-aging products are usually too rich for my liking and I am always worried that they will break me out.

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Skincare series is designed to come in a non-greasy texture, suitable for the needs of younger skin. This “I.P.L. grade” skincare injects triple power into the skin layers to smooth fine lines, reduce pore size, and restore skin smoothness.

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream ($41.90, 50g)  feels really velvety and gets absorbed by the skin really easily. I find that my makeup glides on more smoothly after I apply the Day Cream during my morning skincare routine.

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream – Mask ($41.90, 50g) has a very interesting texture. It is a cross between a cream and a jelly texture that feels soft and buttery on the skin. The smell of Bergamot, Green Apple, Pear and Lily of the Valley in the cream makes it very soothing and enjoyable when applied. I love that it also acts as a leave-on mask, providing more intense anti-aging benefits while I sleep!

I am still on the hunt for a suitable eye cream that is able to help with puffiness and dark circles (because, #momlife), without being too rich that it causes milia seeds around the delicate eye area. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Anti-Aging Transforming Eye Cream ($39.90, 15g) comes with a metal applicator on top and feels really cooling when applied on the eye, which is pretty useful for reducing puffiness. It has a light creamy texture that gets absorbed by the skin rather easily. I’ve only been using this for less than a week so I’m looking forward to seeing more obvious results after longer use!

L’Oréal Paris Excellence Fashion Hair Color

My hair was due for a touch-up eons ago but I had not been able to find a good time to visit the salon. Since L’Oréal included the L’Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion hair color, it saves me the trouble of making a trip to the salon. When I was still staying with my parents, my mom used to colour my hair for me, so having her do it again for me this time is so nostalgic!

The steps were pretty straightforward.

  1. Apply the protective pre-colour serum on clean, dry hair
  2. Combine the Creme Colorant (tube) into the Creme Developer bottle
  3. Shake the bottle to mix
  4. Remove the tip of the bottle immediately to prevent pressure from building up in the bottle
  5. Use the slim tip to apply colour on roots first
  6. Switch to comb applicator to apply colour evenly to the length of the hair
  7. Wait for 30-40 mins before you wash your hair
  8. Use the protective conditioner at the end of your wash

Pardon my mom’s slick hair-do, we actually dyed her hair first before she did mine!

The colouring took us about 15 mins, I waited 30 mins for the colour to set, and I took another 10 mins to blow dry my hair. Fresh new colour in less than an hour, all in the comfort of my own home! One thing to note, is that the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Fashion hair colour does not include a cape, so remember to prepare one! *I bought mine from Daiso. 

The colour turned out nice and even, my hair still has a healthy shine to it, even though it doesn’t feel as smooth as it did before the colouring, which is expected after a chemical treatment. I’ll be using the colour care shampoo and conditioner (the 2 pink tubes in the product flatlay above) diligently after this so I believe its condition will improve in no time 🙂

Skincare for 50+: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Series

My mom has a pretty fair skin tone and quite minimal spots problem for her age (which is 65, by the way –  and don’t worry, she wouldn’t kill me for revealing her age, she’s proud of it!), so whitening has never really been a skin concern for her. Recently, however, she did complain about having lines and loose skin around her face so she is quite intrigued by the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Series and what it promises to do – reduce wrinkles and pigmentations, restore radiance, firm up and smoothen skin.

The Age Perfect Dual Elixir ($54) comes in a classy black and gold packaging, and the nozzle dispenses an equal amount of serum from the two separate sides of the bottle – Truffle Complex developed from French White Truffle and Nourishing Royal Jelly. This luxurious combination helps to deeply nourish skin and stimulates regeneration of new cells,  protects cells from UVA stress, and contains highly concentrated essential skin nutrients to enhance collagen production for smoother and suppler skin.

The Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Cream ($49) comes in a gorgeous gold tub. The moisturizer is formulated with antioxidant Natecium, extracted from Bitter Orange, and precious Seal Lily (aka Lys De Mer) that helps skin to build up resistance to daily aggressors. It has a rich, silky texture to immediately replenish and smoothen the skin.

My mom has been using the Age Perfect Dual Elixir and the Age Perfect Supreme Regenerating Cream for almost a week now. She liked that the textures of both products felt luxurious but not greasy, and are easily absorbed by her skin. She also thinks that adding the products to her skin care routine helps to keep her skin more hydrated, which is useful because she spends long hours in the aircon.

L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Double Tube

The main difference between the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Fashion hair color and the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Double Tube is that the Double tube comes in 2-tubes format, allowing you to squeeze out and mix just the right amount for your use and save the rest of the formula for future retouching. This is quite a thoughtful and environmentally-friendly design because you will otherwise need to buy a full hair colouring kit even if you only need a small portion for retouching.

My mom has been using the L’Oréal Paris hair colour for the past 5 years so she is extremely familiar with how to use it. However, this time is a little more special because I was the one colouring for her! When I looked back at the photos, I think she seemed a little nervous -_-  “Did you not trust me, mom?!”

Seriously, the steps are equally simple so you can’t really get anything wrong.

  1. Apply the protective pre-colour serum on clean, dry hair
  2. Squeeze an appropriate amount of the Colouring Creme onto one side of the tray
  3. Squeeze the same amount of Developer onto the other side of the tray
  4. Mix the formula evenly using the brush/ comb applicator provided
  5. Apply colour evenly onto the hair
  6. Wait for 30-40 mins before you wash your hair
  7. Use the protective conditioner at the end of your wash

My mom’s hair colour turned out great! Her hair was soft and smooth and while she wasn’t used to the darker colour at first, I thought it made her hair condition look better 🙂

Here’s how we look before and after colouring our hair!

L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch

While the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Double Tube is great for retouching, I am sure there are occasions when you need to cover your grays immediately, and you don’t have the time to mix the dye, wait for half and hour and wash your hair.

Well, now there’s MAGIC.

When I tried the brand new L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch on my mom’s gray roots, it literally retouches the colour in seconds.

On photo it seems a little odd because the colour of the Magic Retouch is not the same as my mom’s original colour, but you can see how well it covers her gray roots! All we had to do was shake the bottle, hold it 10cm away from the hair and spray away! I don’t even have gray hair and I can already tell that this product is god-sent. Check out this video to see how easy it is to use the L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch and the durability of the colour. Magic Retouch will be available in stores from End Jun 2017 onwards.

GIVEAWAY – A Beautiful Mother’s Day with L’Oréal Paris

Thank you L’Oréal Paris for sending over these wonderful products, catering to the specific beauty needs of our respective age groups, so that we can have a pampering and beautiful Mother’s Day 🙂

The lovely people at L’Oréal Paris Singapore would like to make Mother’s Day pampering and beautiful for 2 of my readers, by sending you a mother-daughter beauty hamper worth $250!

To participate, simply complete ALL the following steps:

  1. Follow L’Oréal Paris Singapore on Facebook
  2. Follow Daprayer on Instagram
  3. Follow Daprayer on Facebook
  4. Like and leave a comment on this FB post with the following details:
  • How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this year
  • Tag 3 friends
  • Your Instagram handle (e.g. @daprayer)

The giveaway ends on 8 May (Mon), 2359hrs. Please complete all the steps listed above or your entry will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to residents in Singapore. Prizes are sponsored by L’Oréal Paris Singapore and the giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram or Facebook. Good luck!


  1. Cherlin Teo

    May 7, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I would bring Mum for a Movie date, followed by a delicious Meal at her favourite eatery, and ending with a full body Massage, to make her feel good from head to toe and to Make the Mother’s Day a Memorable one!

  2. Susan tan

    May 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I would bring my mum for a good fpot massage at Kenko followed by dining at a Japanese resturant and gave her a bouquet of rose during the dinner. After dinner, I will bring her to Swensen for Mother’s Day cake and enjoy our evening by walking along Singapore River to enjoy the breeze.
    Ig: @susantan1506

  3. Naomi Chan Puay Kian

    May 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Liked both FB pages
    Followed daprayer on FB & IG
    my IG @naomicpk
    My FB is Naomi.Chan.9659
    I’ll be bringing my Mama (Mum-in-law) to celebrate Mothers’ Day at Joyden Seafood at West Coast!
    Tagging 3 friends on Instagram @mengyeowtan @siokkhoonpoh @dannytslim2002

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