Happy New Year everybody! My goodness I can’t believe that it’s already 2018, but to be quite honest I couldn’t be more happy. 2017 was one of the roughest years I’ve ever had to endure and I am not sad to see it go what.so.ever! I do hope that you all had a lovely NYE and Christmas, I got to spend mine with my family and best friends and I’m superstitious about spending NYE properly to ensure a good year so this year should be 100% great!
With the new year, came new skin. For me at least. And I can’t say that I was impressed by this “new skin” either because I suddenly had very strange bumpy, texture going on all over my cheeks and forehead and I looked as though I stuck my head into a fireplace and I had no idea why! Super super strange, my face was like that for maybe 4 days before I finally decided I needed to take serious action and focus on getting rid of it and getting my smooth skin back!
I sat around trying to decide what to do and I remembered that I had gotten a lovely PR package from Vichy a few weeks prior that I had been on & off experimenting with and decided to use the Idealia line to help my skin out. Actually the first product that I realized would probably help me out was the Idealia Radiance Activating Night Peeling Care. I have never ever used a product like this and I was extremely intrigued by the whole thing. At first I assumed that you would put this on and then wash it off because the word “peel” slightly intimidates me and I want to say makes me slightly uncomfortable when I imagine it peeling my skin off, however this product is nothing like what my nightmares showed me. With the Idealia Peeling, you apply the product all over your face with a cotton pad, and then proceed to apply the moisturizer of your choice (I used the Idealia Smoothness & Glow Energizing Cream) and then you simply go to bed. This product is meant to brighten your skin, and even out your dark spots and acne scars over time as well. I haven’t used it long enough to say whether this is true or not, but I can tell you that after applying this under the energizing cream for only TWO NIGHTS in a row, my skin has 100% gone back to being smooth!
The rest of these products are quite lovely. They all have the same luxurious scent to them, and the entire line has the same mission: to fight off the first signs of aging and leave your skin looking healthy, bright and glowy! It has a special antioxidant complex made of blueberry extract, fermented black tea extract and Vichy’s famous Mineralizing Thermal Water. This Antioxidant Complex helps fight fine lines & wrinkles while ensuring a radiant finish to your skin. I am turning 26 this month and I gotta say, the pressures of being so close to 30 (aging wise) are definitely starting to enter my mind.
The Vichy Idealia Eye Contour is another favorite of mine from this line. It looks a bit like a liquid highlighter when you put it on and it instantly luminizes (is this an actual word? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) your under eye while fighting to get rid of your dark circles! The more we age, and the harder we work, the less we sleep, the more we need anything and everything that will help us with our dark circles so I am here for this eye cream like there’s no tomorrow!
The line does include quite a few different moisturizers (I received two moisturizers and a serum in this PR package) and I’ve had to play around with which ones to use when. I started to use the Smoothness & Glow Energizing Cream at night because it is much thicker which I’ve noticed does cause me to be a bit too oily during the day, but works wonders for me at night especially now that my combination skin is more dry from all this cold winter weather. I LOVE the Smoothing & Illuminating Gel-Cream for daytime on top of the Serum. It is a beautiful cream meant for combo-oily skin and does not get greasy throughout the day while keeping me radiant and moisturized.
I’m sure that you have all noticed that I am a huge Vichy skincare fan and that is mostly because nearly every product that I’ve tried from them has truly helped better my skin, but also because they are a brand that I see as being affordable yet still gives you a high-end luxury feel. All in all, this line was a win for me and I will be using this for years on end! I do hope that you guys will try out some of these products and let me know how they worked for you! Or let me know if you already have 🙂
Thank you all so much for reading. With love,
*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for complimentary for consideration from Vichy Canada. All thoughts and opinions are however, authentic, honest and not influenced by anyone else but me.