Did you know that skin actually has a direct impact on how young you look? People with dull, patchy skin and imperfections such as dilated pores or roughness can actually appear up to five years older than their real age. And honestly as we get older the thought of even five extra years is depressing. Recently I had an opportunity to partner with Vichy Canada and test out a few new to me products.
Vichy started with a simple philosophy: your skin is a vital organ, requiring true scientific rigor and dedicated medical research to maintain and enhance its beauty.
Even today over 80 years later clinical research on thousands of women of all skin types, ethnicities and ages provide the answer on what makes up ideal skin at every life stage. Whether your skin is affected by hormonal changes, stress or life-style influences, we understand that every woman’s skin is unique – just like every woman’s life is unique.
For me, as you know I turned 55 last Thursday. Fifty-Five year old skin is totally different than my twenty-five year old skin. I feel good, and my skin still looks pretty darn good but it is no longer young. “Aging is more than fine lines and wrinkles. Beauty is often characterized by a natural radiance and a bright, fresh, clear complexion. But “a complexion that’s grey, patchy and rough doesn’t reflect the light properly and can soon become dull and lifeless,”. This matters to me, grey tones, rough patchy’s, to say nothing of the darn stray hairs mean I care about what goes on my face.
LIFTACTIV VITAMIN C WITH HYALURONIC ACID
The Liftactiv Vitamin C with Hyalutonic Acid has some pretty specific claims. The brightening skin corrector is a powerful formula with 15% Pure Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. In 10 days of use, your complexion looks brighter and more even. Skin feels firmer, as if lifted, rested and hydrated. I started using this serum about 18 days ago.
Five drops, that is the magic number. I found a difference in my skin. After only a short time I believed that Vichy kept it’s promise to me. The one issue I was concerned about was “firmer” normally that has meant tight. Not this time, the serum left my face and neck feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Vichy Mineral 89
Vichy’s statement on this pretty bottle of magical blue oil. A chance to give your skin its daily boost of strength. Minéral 89 is a non-greasy gel formula combining all the power of high-dose Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water with natural origin hyaluronic acid to strengthen skin’s barrier function. Drop after drop and day after day, a daily dose of strength to boost skin’s health and resistance.
I tested this out for 18 days before writing this review. Mineral 89 can be used on its own or with another lotion. My routine each morning consisted of the three Vichy products plus I added a daily face sun screen. (that’s my norm, always sunscreen).
This was a new to me type of product, not normally a big user of Thermal water I wondered if this would be useful. I loved the feel let’s start with that. Honestly this elixir did not need anything additional but after over 40 years of face sun screen I could not go out without that protection.
LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 EYES & LASHES
My final test was with the LIFTACTIV Serum 10 eyes and lashes. Well hello sweetheart, eyes and lashes are a major source of concern for pretty mush every woman over 30. So fast forward to 55 and you can be sure I want to protect the eyes and save the lashes.
A powerful eyelash fortifying, wrinkle-fighting serum for the gentle eye contour area. Smooths and illuminates eyes to restore a more youthful, wide-eyed appearance. After two solid weeks of using the Liftactiv Serum 10 I am pretty pumped about the results.
In an attempt to illustrate just a little the three pictures of me are untouched and in harsh sunlight. Now I realize I do not look 25 or even 40 but not bad right. 55 years of hard living in the sun and I am totally ok with untouched pictures.
Skin Care Regime
What is your regime? Do you have a favourite skin care line? I grew up on Cinique and switched to Meaningful Beauty at 50. Over the years, I have dabbled with many a product but I believe you use what works for you. After sampling many I believe I have always provided an honest review over the years. My needs are minimal, I love a serum, need day and night and must have sunscreen.
If you feed my skin, make me feel like my face is not tight and I am prepared to try it out,
Vichy has three pretty amazing products here. Each designed to address a unique issue or problem and each lived up to my expectations. Have you tried them? What did you think?