Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer Review

Does Almay Smart Shade Concealer Make You Look Younger?

Are you on the hunt for a concealer that not only covers blemishes and hides fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps you get rid of them altogether?

If so, then you may want to give Almay’s new product a shot. Their Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer is supposedly the latest thing in youth-restoring cosmetics.

As usual, we’re going to take a closer look at this product to determine whether or not it actually does what it says.

What Do They Claim?

Almay makes five basic claims about their Smart Shade Anti-Aging Concealer:

  • Moisturizes and smooths the skin around your eyes
  • Helps conceal minor imperfections and dark circles under your eyes
  • Matches your skin tone
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Protects your skin with SPF 20 sunscreen
  • If this product actually does all 5 of these things, then it really may be the breakthrough concealer that they claim that it is. Especially considering the fact that there’s only three shades, light, light/medium, and medium, that supposedly matches itself to your skin tone, I’m anxious to learn more about it.

    What’s In It?

    The first two ingredients listed are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both sunscreens, so there’s one claim supported by ingredients.

    The next few ingredients are emollients, moisturizers and skin smoothing agents, but then there are several different peptides, fatty acids, and vitamins that are known collagen boosters, cell rejuvenators, natural skin tighteners, and antioxidants.

    Since these are pretty high up on the list of ingredients, that means there’s a significant amount of them in the concealer. Just according to the ingredients, the concealer has the potential to help eliminate lines and wrinkles.

    So now we only need to see if there are ingredients in it that will help conceal dark spots under your eyes. There are. As a matter of fact, there are both colorants and ingredients that refract light so that discoloration and dullness will be hidden.

    OK, so the product has the ingredients to back up Almay’s claims, theoretically. Let’s take a look at what users have to say about how it REALLY works.

    What are Users Saying?

    Reviews on this product are really mixed. It seems to be one of those love it or hate it type of concealers. It seems to work best for people with regular skin and light/medium to medium tones. Light-skinned people report that it looks oompa loompa-ish. In other words, it’s orange, so if you have a pink skin tone, you may not like it.

    The general consensus was that the product was moisturizing but a couple of people with really dry skin reported that it sits on top of scaley skin and highlights it. There were only a couple of people who said that, but if you have really dry skin, you may want to exfoliate before using it.

    Regarding coverage, people pretty much say that it works well as long as you’re only looking for light coverage. There’s not really much said about actual wrinkle reduction but users do report that the product hides wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and dark spots under your eyes. Finally, people with sensitive skin really seem to like the Smart Shade Concealer.

    Final Word

    If you’re looking for a product to use under a good foundation to help you brighten your skin and cover fine lines, then you may like this product. Since nobody really reports anything about long-term permanent wrinkle reduction, I can’t recommend it for that.

    If you’re just looking for a good concealer, this may work for you. Since it’s relatively low-cost, blends well, brightens skin, and and interacts well with sensitive skin, I say give it a shot.

    Click here to find the best prices on Almay’s Smart Shade Concealer.

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