Shining Skincare Stars From Vichy & Skinceuticals

Shining Skincare Stars From Vichy & Skinceuticals

I thought I would share two items I am LOVING right now. These are items that have earned permanent spots in my collection for one simple reason – the reason anything becomes something I can’t be without – they work.

Star Items

Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes is a new product in the LiftActiv line, and it is designed to work in conjunction with any eye treatments you may be using ( I am presently using Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector, review to come…) and is full of ingredients to add youthful radiance to the delicate skin around the eyes, but it has kind of blown my mind with what it does to my lashes. I have used a lash enhancer for awhile now, but not every night, and one has to be very careful when using these products as they  can darken the skin around the eyes, and make your eyes red. So I am cautious with the prostaglandin products but was really keen to try Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 for eyes and lashes as it is gentle and designed to be used all around the eye area as well as the lashes.

From Vichy’s site:

A formula that delivers the right amount of power to treat the eyes and lashes, and the perfect amount of tolerance!

– 10% Rhamnose : a powerful anti-aging and soothing ingredient, for a complete skin regeneration.
– Illuminators: for a real radiance booster from the 1st application
– Ceramide: a well known ingredient, proven to fortify, nourish the fiber and restore its volume.

Since I started using the Vichy Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes, I have not had to wear any mascara. No. Mascara. Boom.

Skinceuticals continues to impress with their magical serums. Honestly, since I’ve started using their products I have become addicted to the satisfying way my skin drinks up the magical potions and the visible improvement I see. Skinceuticals Phloretin CF has been added. It is now a permanent part of my morning routine. You know how I fell hard for this serum? By not using it. I forgot to bring it with me when I went away for 2 weeks and just decided to do without. After the first week I noticed that my skin was a little less radiant, and a little oilier as the day went on vs when I was using Phloretin CF every morning. Also, when used with my Vichy ProEVEN lotion, I have pretty much stopped using concealer. I will not be forgetting to pack my Skinceuticals Phloretin CF again….

From Skinceutical’s site:

This broad-spectrum treatment provides advanced environmental protection to defend skin against the reactive molecules (including free radicals) that are known to cause cellular damage. In addition to its superior antioxidant capabilities, it has been proven to correct existing damage from the inside out.

– Provides advanced environmental protection against UVA and UVB radiation
– Stimulates collagen synthesis to improve signs of aging
– Diminishes hyperpigmentation and accelerates cellular renewal to retexture skin
– Once absorbed, this serum can’t be washed or rubbed off. It remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours, making it an excellent addition to sunscreen.

What are your Shining Star products right now?

Instant Glow: Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 & Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF50

Instant Glow: Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 & Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF50

In this part of the world it has been very hot this summer. So taking my make up look from day to night without hosing down first can be a challenge. I am always improvising and trying shortcuts (so you don’t have to!) that can refresh and freshen my look easily and effectively. And I love Off Label uses of proudcts that perhaps no one else has thought of. Before I share my secrets, I will share one more. I reviewed a scrub I am loving lately here. FYI- nothing will look good sitting on top of dry dead skin. It looks crepey and papery and never smooth or glowing. So before you try what I recommend and complain you still look blah, please remember to do your weekly exfoliation. Now, we are ready.
Magic trifecta for fresh glowing beauty…
Rather than applying more concealer and powder on top of a face that’s been melting all day, I try to keep it fresh. First, I apply a gentle mist of rosewater all over my face. After it soaks in, I dab several drops of my Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 where there may be dullness and where make up may have melted or settled. Usually under and around the eye area, the neck, and around the mouth and nasal labial folds. Let the serum sink in – you will notice a lovely glow feel your skin hydrate right before your eyes. You are already looking refreshed.
I hate adding make up to more make up, as I wear so little to begin with. It doesn’t take much for me to feel, well,  spackled. So I was digging around my make up drawer, looking for something to mattify, even tone slightly, and add a bit of radiance. Seems like a tall order. Even though it was 7pm and I was heading out for dinner, my bottle of Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF15 caught my eye. I like to experiment and thought “what the heck”. If you read this review of the Physical Fusion you know that it has a tone to it. Super sheer, but still a tone. Nowhere near a foundation, and not even as thick as a tinted moisturizer. But I know it matttefies and that the texture is light as a feather so I grabbed it. I dabbed it under my eyes, on my eyelids, on the inner corners of my eyes, on the tops of my cheeks, and around my nasal area. Right away I noticed an immediate brightening effect, sort of a more wide awake  effect. It also has a mattefying effect, and acts somewhat like a primer in that whatever make up you apply on top sticks to it. So I added a light dusting of translucent powder, a little bronzer, lipstain, gloss and mascara and TA-DA! I looked refreshed and polished without looking like I had layers of make up on. It actually didn’t even look like I tried. And, it lasted all through dinner and drinks on a patio, on a  hot summer night.
Mission accomplished.
Vichy Love and Make Up Bag Essentials

Vichy Love and Make Up Bag Essentials

I don’t know what “Beauty Ice” is, but I want some.

 

In which I share some more Vichy love! You can read about where my Vichy love affair started here. Plus, I share two make up bag essentials I just can’t be without….this month.

 

Links to information regarding the products I discuss in the video

Vichy USA and  Vichy Canada

YSL Touche Éclat – my post  and the YSL company website.

Chantecaille Lip Gloss

 

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