Revlon’s Age-Defying Spa Concealer
It is an awkward set up: the exact amount of product that comes out of the pen-style applicator is impossible to control. After I turned the base for what felt like 100 clicks, nothing came out—and then all at once, there was too much.
After wiping off the excess, I found that the brush was too soft and small to apply the makeup evenly. I had to use my pinky finger to dab and blend, which is a great way to spread bacteria from hands to skin. I am still cringing at the thought of subway germs getting in my pores.
Once I got it in place, the concealer dried to a consistency that was somewhere between creamy and cakey, but definitely not flattering for my scaly under-eye skin. It worked best on top of lots of moisturizer.
In terms of coverage, the Age-Defying Spa Concealer ranks about average. It camouflaged and brightened the skin around the majority of my superficial spots and marks. I used the “light” tone and it was a decent match, though the colors would work better for those with pink or gold undertones rather than yellow or blue (like me).
Many of the ingredients have anti-aging benefits: antioxidants from botanical extracts of acai, yuzu, and mulberry root, as well as bacteria-fighting grapefruit and lemon peel. Another standout is scutellaria baicalensis root, which is used as an anti-inflammatory in traditional Chinese medicine. The concealer also includes Stone Therapy minerals that are supposed to “energize stressed skin,” though, frankly, mine felt exactly the same.
With a list price of $10.49, the Age-Defying Spa Concealer is an anti-aging makeup product for the times. Though my advice is to BYOB—bring your own brush.
Water - Aqua , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , Glycerin , Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone , Trisiloxane , Tribehenin , Sodium Chloride , Caprylyl Methicone , Butylene Glycol , Boron Nitride , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Hematite Extract , Malachite Extract , Azurite Extract , Nephrite Extract , Grapefruit Fruit Extract - Citrus Grandis , Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract , Acai Fruit Extract - Euterpe Oleracea , Yuzu Peel Extract - Citrus Junos , HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Alumina , Tocopheryl Acetate , Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract , Grape Fruit Extract - Vitis Vinifera , Morus Bombycis Root Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Triethanolamine , Isostearic Acid , Sorbitan Sesquioleate , Cyclohexasiloxane , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Silica , Methicone , Tetrasodium EDTA , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , 1-2-Hexanediol , Mica - May Contain , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 - May Contain , Iron Oxides - CI 77491 - 77492 – 77499.