By Lori Bosworth
Despite some warmer-than-usual temperatures in Toronto, fall is definitely on the way. I’ve already seen leaves turning colour. And with the onset of fall, it means it’s time to ramp up your skincare routine to protect your skin against the harsh effects of colder weather. I’ve been a fan of Vichy Idealia products since I was introduced to the line a few years ago. These products leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Vichy Idealia recently introduced a new line of products, which I am pleased to review below. Our giveaway is now closed. [Disclosure: I received the Vichy Idealia products on a complimentary basis in order to complete this review.]
In the fall and winter, I look for a daily moisturizer that hydrates my skin and provides protection from the elements. I was pleased to find that Vichy Idealia Smoothness and Glow Energizing Cream for dry skin provides enough hydration to keep my skin feeling smooth. The cream has a light, pleasing fragrance and great silky texture – the application on my face is very smoother. Like all Vichy skincare products, the cream contains no parabens. Vichy Smoothness and Glow Energizing Cream retails for $45.
I really like Vichy’s Idealia Radiance Boosting Antioxidant Serum for warmer days when I don’t want to wear a heavier moisturizer, but still want something light to hydrate my skin. Although this serum is light, it still nourishes my skin. Plus it reduces large pores, which is a problem I have. I have actually put this serum on before bed when I want light hydration. You can also wear the serum underneath Vichy’s Smoothness and Glow Energizing Cream for extra protection during the winter. Idealia Radiance Boosting Antioxidant Serum retails for $49.95.
I seem to need to exfoliate my skin often and usually apply a mask every two weeks. That’s why I like Vichy’s Idealia Peeling: it’s a gentle way to remove dead skin, especially for sensitive skin like mine. Vichy Idealia Peeling does contain Glycolic Acid to remove dead skin cells. It also contains Fermented Black Tea Extract, which is known for maintaining skin’s moisture and elasticity and evening skin tone. You just apply Idealia Peeling at night before your night cream and let it do the work overnight. I found that after using it for a few days, my skin was much smoother and more even. Vichy Idealia Peeling retails for $39.99.
I don’t know about you, but for me, my eyes are the tell-tale signs of whether I’m feeling rested or tired. I get dark circles under my eyes when I haven’t had enough sleep. Idealia Eyes Eye Contour Idealizer is great for restoring that sparkle to your eyes by removing dark circles. It’s also a woman’s best friend in that it plumps up fine lines around the eyes.
Our giveaway of Vichy Day Cream and Peeling, value $85, is now closed. Giveaway closes Sept. 29, 2017.
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