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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Day & Night Duo | Vichy Liftactiv Supreme & Avon Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask

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Finding the perfect skincare products for your routine usually involves a bit of trial and error, but when you find the right combinations it can be a beautiful thing- literally. Two products that happen to make a most excellent day and nigh duo are Vichy Liftactiv Supreme and Avon Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask.

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day & night duo- vichy liftactive supremeVichy Liftactiv Supreme*

The day portion of the duo is Vichy Liftactiv Supreme, part moisturizer, part anti-aging and anti-fatigue wonder. Liftactive Supreme is formulated to counteract the daily signs of aging we see (aka dull and tired looking skin) while leaving skin more youthful looking (aka perky, well rested and awake.) The rich feeling cream instantly moisturizes - it's the perfect consistency too, rich and creamy, but not too intense or heavy feeling- and with continued use brightens and firms.

While I don't have the wrinkles this claims to be able to diminish, I do find that this moisturizer works to keep skin hydrated all day and by the time I remove my makeup, it does look that little bit fresher and less dull than before I added this to my routine. That said, I don't find it to be instantly brightening (as it claims to be) but proves to be an excellent moisturizer regardless of the added anti-aging benefits. The formula is enriched with apricot kernel butter, shea butter and Vichy Thermal Spa Water while being suitable for all skin types- even sensitive.

For night, Avon Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask proves to be an essential item for anyone who's ever had a run in with dry skin. The gel mask is home to beads of hyaluronic acid and shea butter which burst when applied to provide skin with an instant hydration boost- three times more to be exact. The mask is super light weight feeling, as it absorbs quickly and completely, and the beads burst easily while disappearing fully- no worries of half broken white bits hanging off your face. The fact that this is so light feeling means you can easily layer it under your usual night cream to make the most of the hyaluronic acid. It actually feels more like a serum than as mask when applied.

Avon recommends using this three times a week, but I'll be honest and admit to using it more frequently as it leaves my skin feeling so great. The formula is safe for sensitive skin, fragrance and paraben free,  so I don't feel bad about using it more, and really, who can deny themselves smother, softer well hydrated skin? 

Overall, these are two welcome additions to my skincare routine. I love how the Vichy moisturizer wears under makeup as it provides lasting hydration without causing any shine throughout the day. Of course, I'm also pretty hooked on the Avon's moisture mask... Best to try both really if you need a little change in your skincare game. Tried either of these products? Do you have any tried and true day and night products?

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