I knew I’d love Vichy NeoVadiol Magistral Elixir, simply because Vichy NeoVadiol Magistral cream has become an essential part of my moisturizing emergency kit this winter. This winter has been never ending, and it’s taking a toll on my skin. When the central heating is going strong, it sucks out every last drop of moisture we have. Seriously – I can hang up wet laundry and it’s dry in an hour. This is not good for our skin!
Vichy NeoVadiol Cream was something I had tucked away at the back of my stash. I thought it was too rich for my oily skin, and that I would never need it. Well, lo and behold my skin was dry and tight, and I was “shopping my stash”, digging around and hoping to find anything rich and nourishing. I dug up the NeoVadiol Cream and after a few days… guess what? I love it, and I use it a few times a week, when my skin is at it’s driest.
The NeoVadial Magistral line is marketed to address the needs of the “post menopausal” woman, and that is not me. But, who’s kidding who, I’m getting close. Even if I’m not there yet, my hormones have been wreaking havoc on my skin since I was fifteen. Our skin gets more fragile and sensitive as we age, and becomes more vulnerable to dryness. The skin mantle thins, resulting in skin that is drier and less supple, with reduced elasticity and resistance. Skin becomes thin and papery, and the complexion dull, lines become entrenched and wrinkles marked. Skin also becomes more sensitive as we age, becoming intolerant to harsh beauty products.
What if the elixir of youth was an oil?
This is where the Vichy NeoVadiol Magistral Elixir comes in. This is an anti-aging oil that is rich while also feeling light on the skin. Vichy NeoVadiol Elixir is made up of safflower seed oil, rice bran oil and shea butter, designed to provide the skin with perfect balance and perfect amount of essential fatty acids required for its lipid reconstruction. One or two drops can be used as a serum under moisturizer, mixed with moisturizer to create a richer daytime balm, or use a few more drops and leave on for around 10 minutes or so as a treatment mask.
I’m loving this elixir-oil and feel my skin is happier, calmer and less dry. I need less moisturizer as adding a drop or two of this to my daytime routine has made a huge difference. I really notice a difference on my neck – this is a place where hiding one’s age is almost impossible, and the skin on our necks needs extra love. The NeoVadiol Magistral Elixir is just what the doctor ordered. Gorgeous, rich and nourishing care in a bottle.
Vichy NeoVadiol Magistral Elixir will be available in drugstores across Canada in March 2014, at around $58 for 30ml.