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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vichy Idealia Life Serum

Serums are one of those products that I use, but most of the time can't pinpoint exactly why. What is it actually doing for my skin? I ask myself, reaching for the bottle and ultimately shrugging and slathering it on anyhow. I can't be the only one who has had moments like that. Right? Granted, there are some serums that are straight up life changing. Wait... Life changing? It's a bold statement, but I think it's one that most definitely works of you're talking about Vichy Idealia Life Serum, which we are. Read on!

'New scientific discovery: BEHAVIOURAL AGING - our daily behaviours and relationship with the environment have an impact in our skin aging process. Stress, pollution/smoke, UV-rays or an unbalanced diet impact different aspects of our skin quality: complexion colour, skin tone, facial features or skin texture.

Vichy introduces its exclusive correcting complex [LR2412+LHA], in a formula that helps repair in real time the damages of life excesses on the skin.'
- Vichy

Vichy touts this serum as being a Skin Idealizer that works to perfect skin in a multitude of ways while targeting four main problems:
  • Complexion Colour- dull, grey complexion
  • Skintone- papier mache complexion, colour disorders, uneven and marked skin
  • Facial Features- drawn features, sad, tired looking face, and dark shadows that give skin a droopy look
  • Skin Texture- enlarged pores, oily and dry patches

Chances are you have at least one of those concerns, which is part of the beauty of this serum- it is made to suit absolutely everyone. Any skin tone, skin type, and age can benefit from this serum- even those with sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic, parabin free and contains soothing thermal water. We all mistreat our skin in some form or another, admit it, you're guilty too. This serum works to prevent/undo some of that damage while leaving your skin looking and feeling brand new. Most products take at lest a few uses for me to know what I think about them, but the first night I applied this, I knew it was love. It was a "how have I lived without this" moment from the first use.

The serum is housed in a weighty, pearly-pink glass bottle with a silver pump that for me, dispenses the perfect amount for half of my face and neck. Two pumps are all I need. The serum itself is a milky, pearly white- it contains red and golden toned pearls 'allowing for ideal colour of skin to flourish'. The texutre is light and it absorbs into skin with ease leaving nothing but radiance.While I can't help but love that this absorbs so quickly and cleanly- no shiny serum face!- I might love the scent even more. The scent is light, Vichy calls it discrete, and slightly sweet and floral at the same time. It's calming and refreshing all at once. Dear Vichy, make this a perfume too, please!

While this is moisturizing- normal skin types can use this alone- I use it under my moisturizer as I tend to have dry skin. As I mentioned, I loved this from the first use, but it was with continued use that I began to see results. After a week or so, I noticed that my pores didn't seem as noticeable (a major victory!) and my skin looked brighter and more even, and the texture was smooth, plump and healthier looking overall.

Overall, this is one amazing product! I love it for so many reasons, but the fact that the results were visible so early on and that this will work for absolutely everyone top the list. A must have for every skin care routine! Vichy Idealia Life Serum is available exclusively in drugstores. Have you tried this? Have a favourite serums? Do tell!

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