Is it just me, or is life a never-ending race for FABU, glowing skin?
One of the things that I desire the most is to achieve a flawlessly even skin tone. Over the years I have been yet another victim to spring-time tangents of trying to lock in the most flawless tan. Trying to always be ahead of the game, I would start my “summer glow” usually in the months of February or March. While my tan always did look flawless and I always viewed it as healthy, by the time the summer months finally did hit, instead of having a summer love, I’m always hit with a summertime sadness.
Okay Lana, that’s enough.
During my quest I have recently found a product line that I have been pretty comfortable with thus far.
The ProEVEN line from Vichy Laboratoires.
This line provides an intense range of washes, day creams, night creams and serums all of which are suitable for all skin types and have been tested on multi-ethnic skin. I’m not going to scrutinize their clinical trial stats because I don’t care what happened in the trials, I only care how it will work for me, and in turn help you.
With the fact that I already have an absurd amount of products, I opted to chose only the four products from this line that I was most interested in.
The Brightening Cleansing Foam, the Daily Eye Corrector, and the Overnight Concentrate.
Lets’s start with the deep love affair that has blossomed between myself and the Brightening Cleansing Foam.
The fact that this cleanser is a foam and not a gel or a soap was a heart stopper. This product is not cheaply priced for the small 100ml amount that the bottle contains, but need not worry! The tiny foam bubbles contained inside explode immensely to the point that it literally only takes a fraction of the product compared to other face cleansers that I have used to yield the same amount of squeaky clean coverage. I especially love this fact because I use a Clarisonic Mia, which usually devours most of the product I’m using like a thirsty cougar at the club on college night. With the ProEVEN foam this is never a problem!
The other great thing about this product is the active ingredients that Vichy has mused together to help resurface and brighten dull, faded, or darkened skin. While the LHA (lipohydroxyacid) goes to work to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin, the Ceramide Bright and Vitamin C work together to progressively brighten, smooth, and protect your skin. And as always the formula is made with Vichy Thermal Spa water so it is gentle enough to use twice a day, everyday.
One of my problems zones that drives me absolutely bonkers is redness around my eyes. Enter: the Daily Eye Corrector.
(Sorry about the terrible picture. She’s been in my bag for awhile.)
If your’e anything thing like me then sleep is one of the hardest things for you to pencil into your busy life. The thing I like the most about this eye cream is that it also contains the same Ceramide Bright that helps to brighten the stubborn raccoon mask that decided to take shelter on my face. The caffeine and Vitamin B3 help to calm the puffiness around my eyes while slightly lifting to make me look more awake. This is great because when I look more awake it actually encourages my brain to feel more awake. Win win I’d say. Always remember that your eyes are the number one communication feature you have, so DO NOT let people view any vulnerability in them.
Uneven skin doesn’t sleep so neither should your night cream. Let’s introduce the Overnight Concentrate.
A serum that works while you sleep so you don’t have to?? Well that’s a dream come true!
Now I’m not 100% positive if it’s the concentrate, or the fact that I use the cleanser before it that is the superhero behind the brighter skin in the morning, but I can say that this is one of the most comfortable night serums I have ever applied to my skin. It’s super light with an amazingly smooth application. The fact that it’s summer right now and I have to endure the humidity hell that is a Toronto summer makes the lightness of this product great! Some night creams and serums are too thick for summer use and make me itchy at night but this one is perfect for this time of year!
All in all I’m very impressed with this line and really stoked that Vichy has launched it! I would definitely recommend these products to my family and friends and will continue to use it myself!
I encourage readers to try it out too if your looking for something that will help to brighten your everyday life. Both skin and routine. If you do decide to try this yourself or already have, please feel free to tell me about it in the comments! I’m always down for discussion!
Do you want to achieve a lighter, brighter complexion but really don’t want to spend the dough on testing out new products? Stay with me every friday night and I will post fun at home remedies that we can try that will lighten your day without darkening your bank account!
Remember: Prevention is a huge player in an even skin tone so always wear sunscreen and put your BEST face forward.