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Last month I made a very interesting beauty discovery and discovered LIERAC, a French beauty brand that has been around since 1975 and that combines top quality natural ingredients with the newest scientific research to create products that combat skin aging and skin problems. The newest LIERAC line is called Magnificence and is a line of revolutionary anti-aging products. The products from the Magnificence line promise to slow down cell glycation and cell oxidation, apparently two big causes of skin aging, to keep skin looking younger for longer.
LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel
The LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel is a day and night cream for normal to combination skin that promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and promises to give you firmer, plumper, smoother and more radiant skin. The main active ingredients in the LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel are 3,5% D-Glycox complex to slow down cell glycation and oxidation – simply called glycoxidation by LIERAC – and 5% hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and to make it look more plump. The other nourishing ingredients in the formula ensure that the skin gets moisturized while the rice powder in the cream-gel keeps the skin nice and matte.
The LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel comes in a sleek red jar and has a light cream-gel texture that is easy to apply and gets absorbed by the skin in a matter of seconds. It has a pale pink color and a very subtle neutral smell. I’m usually not a fan of jar packaging – I don’t like putting my hands in a jar, unless it’s to get out the last of the Nutella – but LIERAC put a little spatula in the box, so that solves the hygiene issue.
The LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel is intended for normal to combination skin*, but even on my oily skin it works fine. The cream-gel gets absorbed almost instantly and doesn’t make my face any oilier than usual. Unfortunately I can’t confirm yet whether the product actually tackles wrinkles and fine lines and gives you more youthful-looking skin. I only have a few fine lines on my face anyway (but of course they already bug me like crazy) and so far my skin still looks the same as when I first started using the Magnificence products two weeks ago. So I’ll need to be a little more patient. But I do notice that my skin feels more hydrated since I’ve been using the LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel, and soft plump skin of course looks more fresh and youthful than moisture-deprived skin. So I’d say so far so good!
* there’s also a version for dry skin, the Magnificence Day & Night Velvety Cream, that contains marula oil and shea butter instead of rice powder to intensely nourish parched skin
LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum
The LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum is kind of the superhero version of the LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel. Like the moisturizer it contains 5% hyaluronic acid, but instead of 3,5% it contains 7% D-Glycox complex, as well as red hibiscus and vitamin C and E. So you could consider the serum as the power version of the Magnificence day and night cream, boosted with additional antioxidants and active ingredients. The LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum comes in a red pump bottle, is red (pretty!) and is very runny. And the smell is absolutely divine: a delicate blend of frangipane, passion flower, palm leaf and tropical wood. Yum!
The LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum promises to combat the same signs of skin aging as the LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel, but with even more power. LIERAC recommends using the LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum together with the day and night cream from the Magnificence line, but because I don’t want to overdo it (find out here why) I decided to use the serum in the morning and the LIERAC Magnificence Day & Night Melt-in Cream-Gel at night. That way I can use both products without risking that my skin will start to retaliate and break out.
from left to right: Magnificence day & night cream | serum | eye cream
So far I can’t really see any changes as far as anti-aging goes, but for me the ingredients in the LIERAC Magnificence Red Serum are more than convincing enough to have faith that that will soon change. And besides, treating skin aging is one thing, but preventing it is even more important. And I think that taking action proactively is exactly what this serum allows me to do.
LIERAC Magnificence Eyes
The LIERAC Magnificence Eyes is an anti-aging product for the eye contour that just like the serum contains 7% D-Glycox complex and 5% hyaluronic acid, and it also contains red vine extract that has a draining effect and can diminish the appearance of dark circles and can reduce puffiness.
The LIERAC Magnificence Eyes comes in a pen-shaped applicator and kind of looks like an under eye concealer pen. The texture of the LIERAC Magnificence Eyes is creamy yet light, and it has a pale yellowish color.
I use the LIERAC Magnificence Eyes both mornings and evenings. I use the pencil tip to put a couple of dots under my eyes and then I just use my fingers to gently tap the product into my skin. Right before I started using the LIERAC Magnificence Eyes I noticed that all of a sudden I was getting a lot of new fine lines right under my lash line (panic!) but the LIERAC Magnificence Eyes immediately made them less prominent, thank god. I think those lines started to form when I decided to stop using eye cream as part of my back-to-basics skin care routine, but in hindsight I might have gone a little bit too back to basics by scratching eye cream from my routine. I’ve been using the LIERAC Magnificence Eyes for two weeks now and I already see improvement, so I will definitely continue to use the product.
Like I said in the introduction, my first experience with LIERAC was definitely a good one and especially the serum and the eye cream are amazing. LIERAC takes pride in the fact that all their promises are based on thorough scientific research and that their products have a proven efficiency. And because of that the brand scores really high marks with me. Yep, I think LIERAC may become a staple brand in my skin care routine!
You can find the products from the LIERAC Magnificence line at the pharmacy. The day and night cream costs 97.50 CHF, the serum sets you back 105.50 CHF and the eye cream retails at 58.50 CHF.
Did you already know the brand LIERAC? What is your first impression of the products from the Magnificence line?