Our skin changes over the years. It really does. I used to be pretty normal and acne free in my teens to early 20s. After I had Marky, things changed. All of a sudden I was getting zits! To be honest I never really had them all that much growing up. It was kind of a shock! So, I adjusted my skincare to tackle this new skin of mine and at the time it did work. But my skin became oilier as a result. In my thirties my t-zone grew oilier as the day went by, and I had to blot my skin by lunch time. But in my forties, my skin changed drastically. It was now dry! No more oil slick! And spots and hyper pigmentation appeared.  And now, in my late forties and nearing menopause, I’m experiencing hypersensitive skin, dryness, and occasional breakouts. What’s a girl to do???!!!

Well, Vichy is here to help!

#VichyWorksForMe is a digital campaign created to help women find their ideal skin at every stage of life. Drawing on over 80 years of skin care expertise, the Vichy Works For Me platform combines dermatological expertise with a holistic approach to discovering women’s ideal skin.

The #VichyWorksForMe campaign follows a group of five real Canadian woman as they discover how to achieve their ideal skin. The women depict five common life stages and lifestyles, each corresponding to a particular collection of Vichy products – Normaderm, Idealia, ProEVEN, LiftActiv and Neovadiol. Knowing that achieving skin health involves more than just the right products and routines, these women met with Vichy’s team of experts – Anik Kerr-Denis, Vichy Canada expert, Dr. Roni Munk, dermatologist, Natasha Azrak, nutritionist and Laura Griffiths, life coach. They learned how various lifestyle factors can affect their overall skin health and received advice on how to achieve their ideal skin through skin care practices, nutrition and lifestyle habits.
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Vichy believes in getting to the root of the problem, so that’s why they’ve created their skin diagnostics. There’s an online version at www.vichyworksforme.ca which also provides holistic advice, but there’s also a free in-store one given by a beauty advisor at your nearest drugstore if you prefer. Both will provide you with a personal skin analysis by learning more about your life, your skin care routines and habits. You’ll get product recommendations from Vichy that will help you get YOUR ideal skin, PLUS, a $20 coupon to put towards your Vichy products!

I had the chance to actually chat with Vichy Expert Anik Kerr-Denis and she was AWESOME. She asked me all kinds of questions about my life and my skin, and and these are the Vichy products that she decided would work for me-#VichyWorksForMe!

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#VichyWorksForMe

 

Now, I didn’t quite fit into just one of Vichy’s skin care ranges. Since I’m going through quite a life-changing phase(almost in menopause, but not quite there) I have a lot of stuff going on with my skin at the moment. So, my Ideal Skin Routine #VichyWorksForMe comes from quite a few of Vichy’s skincare lines.

CLEANSING

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Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam, Vichy Eau Thermale

Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam is my favourite foamy cleanser on this earth I swear. It’s a nice, creamy foam too-just the way I like my cleansers. I do use a cream cleaser since I have drier skin as you know, but I prefer foamy cleansers especially after the gym. Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam exfoliates ever so gently with LHA. There’s no scrubby beads that can irritate sensitive skin. With Ceramide Bright and Vitamin C, skin gets brighter and smoother every day. So happy to be using it again!

After cleansing, I spray Vichy Eau Thermale all over my face and let it sit for a few seconds, and then gently pat my face dry with a towel. I really like this thermal spring water spray! It’s nice and refreshing!

The Vichy Workhorses

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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum,Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector,Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir

 

Immediately after patting my face dry, I apply my HOLY GRAIL OF GRAILS hydrating serum, the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum. I can’t live without the stuff. As soon as I stop using it, the texture of my skin changes and starts to flake again. This is another one of those skincare products that has changed my skin for the better! If you haven’t tried this, I urge you pick one up! I’ve even convinced a few of you to give it a try, and hands up if you love it as well! Oh, and Marky LOVES this serum as well. I told Anik that I always have to send it to her since Vichy can be hard to find in California, and Anik and the lovely PR sent me an extra one to pass on to her! She is so happy and thankful!

Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector works on ALL the surface layers of the skin to lighten skin discolourations. You can combine it with other serums as well, unlike other spot correcting serums. Most of those you have to use on freshly cleansed skin, but with ProEVEN I can use my Aqualia Thermal serum first, and then apply the Dark Spot Corrector and it will still do its job.  No breakouts at all, and my skin loves the gentle LHA exfoliation. This is a good cream to try if your skin doesn’t get along with glycolic acid or retinols like mine. And it’s awesome for keeping your skin even and bright!

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir is MAGICAL. It’s intended for those of us in menopause or close to it, but PFFT. I think it’s a great reconstructing anti-aging concentrated oil that happens to have 10% of Omegas 3-6-9. I try a lot of face oils. A LOT. This one is probably the only one that I’ve actually FINISHED a bottle of. YUP. Swear to god. It never breaks me out like most others face oils do. And my skin behaves so much better when I use it. It starts to act younger too! Making it’s own oil! Like in my 30s! Liquid GOLD I tell ya’!

Targeted Moisture

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Vichy LiftActiv Supreme,Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa

 

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa is probably one of the first moisture sleep masks to hit North America two years ago. Now, almost every brand has one, even Avon! I have quite the collection of moisture sleep masks right now, and I’ll have to do a slap-down of them at some point I promise. But this one will always be one of my top faves. I love that I can use it just as a moisturizer during the day, or layer it on and go to sleep and wake up with flake-free skin.

Vichy LiftActiv Supreme is a new moisturizer from Vichy that I really LOVE. This new moisturizer addresses that WHY DO I LOOK OLDER AT 4PM THAN I DID AT 8AM problem that starts to happen after the age of 40. I mean, it may happen when you’re younger too don’t get me wrong, but at my age it becomes really, REALLY noticeable. Formulated with apricot kernel and shea butter, this nourishing cream melts into skin, and immediately gives my skin brightness and firmness that lasts all day. It also helps fight long-term aging as well by reducing the look of wrinkles and increasing skin firmness over time. WIN.

Skin “EXTRAS”

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Normaderm Hyaluspot Targeted Fast Acting Care,Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF50

 

Normaderm Hyaluspot Targeted Fast Acting Care is something new from Vichy that I haven’t tried yet. As I was speaking to Anik, she recommended this be in my Vichy arsenal since I tend to break out still at this transitional period of my life. She also took into account the fact that I exercise pretty much every day, so my skin is sweaty! And that could also contribute to breakouts I experience. And this is a really different acne treatment as it contains hyaluronic acid! WHAT?! Yeah! It creates an invisible “bandage effect” on the surface to protect against external acne aggressors. It also contains salicylic acid and LHA to exfoliate. I’m excited to try this one for sure! And guess what? I actually have a small breakout from being out of town the last couple of days so PERFECT!

I mentioned to Anik that I was having problems finding a sunscreen that didn’t break me out, so she suggested I try Vichy Capital Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF50. It’s formulated for oily and combination skins and contains Mexoryl XL, a patented broad spectrum filtering system that protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It’s also enriched with Vitamin E and grape polyphenols to hydrate skin. I’m excited to add this to my sunscreens I have to test, which btw is another post I have coming up. SO BEHIND in everything right now it’s not even funny…  🙁

And there you have it! My personal Vichy Skin Care prescription! #VichyWorksForMe is an awesome idea that I think is quite cool! I really want you to try one of my favourite skincare brands and to see how it can give you your ideal skin! You’ve got nothing to lose, but you’ll finally get your ideal skin I promise! Visit www.vichyworksforme.ca and get started!

Vichy has been, and always will be one of my favourite skincare brands. Almost everything I try from the brand really works for my skin. Do you have a skincare brand that you and your skin love a lot too? 

L’Oreal Paris wants you to enjoy the sun. They really do! Have fun! Frolic! But they also want you to protect it, with the best possible sun protection that you can really count on, and that’s why they’ve created L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun.

Most of the time when someone tells me that they don’t use sunscreen, their excuse is that they don’t like the way it feels on their skin. You know, that heavy, stifling, GREASY feeling that screams I am wearing sunscreen. Well, now that excuse just won’t cut it anymore. L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun is sun care that meets skin care and that means you’ll get the most beautiful skin under the sun, without compromise, and here are the reasons WHY:

  • L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun products have a patented UV filter system for long-lasting, broad spectrum protection against UVA1, UVA2 and UVB rays.
  • They’re all non-comedogenic and won’t cause acne and are suitable for sensitive skins.
  • They are water resistant for 80 minutes.
  • They contain luxurious antioxidant skincare ingredients like grape seed oil. sea buckthorn oil, shea oil, sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E to nourish, hydrate and protect the skin against free radicals
  • They come in every texture, so there’s something that will suit everyone.
  • They smell SO SO GOOD. The scent of L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun products is built just like a fragrance with top notes of Aloe Vera and Coconut Milk, heart notes of Ylang-Ylang and white peony, and base notes of fig milk and tonk a bean.

Sounds pretty darn good, hey? Ok, let’s start with the good/bad, first? Or the bad/good first?

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L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Face Lotion and Silky Sheer BB Cream

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Face Lotion and Silky Sheer BB Cream($14.99 each) have an SPF of 50. Both are ultra-light, oil free and have an ultra-light finish and feel. They feel like a dry oil going on, and upon rubbing them in they pretty much disappear. You have to shake them up before using them- they have one of those mixing balls inside. And as you can see, they are REALLY liquidy in texture which adds to their spreadability. Good so far, right?

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L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Face Lotion and Silky Sheer BB Cream

The BB Cream has a tint to it, and I know it looks scary on my pasty arm there, and that’s because it IS. It’s NOT good for pale skin like mine! It leaves a light orange shade to my skin which is a nope! I’m not sure WHO this shade of orange is for, but I’m pretty sure they don’t live on planet Earth! It feels like nothing on your skin, which I do like! Both of them do, although I find the untinted one a bit more hydrating, which is weird because usually a BB Cream means skincare, no? But, if you are pale like I am, or just a human, get the un-tinted one. PLEASE. I think you’d have to be a lot darker than me, or from the planet Zorgon to be able to use the BB Cream version and walk around with just that on your face! Sorry L’Oreal! 😀

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L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun-L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Quick Dry Sheer Spray SPF30, SPF50, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun After Sun Rich Repairing Lotion, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Mousse SPF30, SPF50, L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Invisible Protect Sheer Spray SPF30, SPF50

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Quick Dry Sheer Spray SPF30, SPF50($14.99) is the brand’s first alcohol-free sheer finish spray that dries INSTANTLY. You can’t feel ANYTHING on your skin I swear, but after you apply it your skin feels soft and smooth! Really cool! This one is my husband’s favourite. It’s not sticky and feels drier to the touch than any other spray SPF I’ve ever tried. In fact, it’s what we’ve brought to California with us this time and loving it.

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Silky Sheer Mousse SPF30, SPF50($14.99) is the NEATEST sunscreen you’ll ever try! It’s an ultra-light, non sticky mousse that just MELTS onto your skin. It absorbs FAST, and makes your skin feel so soft and smooth! Again, not sticky at all. It’s pretty amazing! You have to try this one too!

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Invisible Protect Sheer Spray SPF30, SPF50($14.99) is a dry oil spray that’s not greasy at all. This one leaves a beautiful satin soft finish to the skin, making it glow and look healthy.

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun After Sun Rich Repairing Lotion is a moisturizer that instantly soothes and nourishes skin after sun exposure. It moisturizes skin for 24 hours, and gives it loads of antioxidants to help repair. Feels so good and cooling.

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a shot glass of sunscreen a day to keep sun damage away.

One piece of advice that L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun wants me to pass on, is that you need a shot glass of sunscreen a day to keep sun damage away. That’s 30 ml worth of sunscreen you need applied to your entire body to get maximum protection. (I wouldn’t count face application in that measurement-that’s extra in my book!)

You can find L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun products at most mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada.

These are some pretty incredible sunscreens y’all! The textures are incredible and all feel pretty invisible, yet good on the skin. I’m kind of blown away by them! Sunscreens have sure come a long way baby! What’s your favourite sunscreen?

*products sent by the lovely PR, thoughts are mine as always!

Style Democracy has teamed up with Elizabeth Grant to make it possible for you to get your hands on some of the best skincare for a STEAL!

The sale will be happening November 11th to November 18th, and there are two fabulous skincare sets available.

The first one is the Elizabeth Grant Socializer Set. The retail value of all the products is $164, but you can order them for only $39. WOW.

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Elizabeth Grant Socializer Set.

You get 7 FULL-SIZED products! For only $39! I can’t get over how great this deal is!

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Elizabeth Grant The Socializer Cleanser and Toner

Daily Cleanse -foaming gel cleanser that gently cleanses without stripping the skin.

Daily Tone -this is a gel toner, which is different form most toners I’ve ever used. It’s quite cooling and soothing and  gently removes dead skin cells without over drying.

 

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Elizabeth Grant Socializer Spotlight Exfoliator and Porefection

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Elizabeth Grant Socializer Spotlight Exfoliator

Elizabeth Grant Socializer Spotlight Exfoliator -this is a creamy exfoliator that you squeeze out and gently rub on the areas of your face with the attached sponge. I really like this exfoliator because it doesn’t scratch up your face! Porfection is a clear concentrated treatment that stimulates exfoliation, reduces the look of pores, and intensely hydrates. You use it about 2-3 times a week on the areas you want to target.

And there’s also a spot treatment for those pesky breakouts!

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Elizabeth Grant Socializer Z.I.T. Zapper

Elizabeth Grant Socializer  Z.I.T. Zapper is salicylic spot treatment to help to remove oil and clear the look of skin and treat any spots. Works great!

My FAVOURITE products in the kit are these two:

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Elizabeth Grant The SocializerDare-to-Bare Arm Care Smoothing Exfoliator and Lotion

Dare-to-Bare Arm Care Smoothing Exfoliator– This exfoliant helps to clear skin and reduce the look of red bumps on arms, or legs too. With regular use skin texture will improve and your arms will look more even toned. You also get a body buffing cloth to use with it in the shower. It’s not rough and grainy like most body exfoliators, but creamy with fine granules. It’s FANTASTIC. Follow up with an application of  Dare-to-Bare Arm Care Smoothing Lotion that also helps to clear skin and reduce the look of red bumps. I’ve been using both products for a week now and can already see a difference on my arms. LOVE LOVE LOVE these two products. I’m ordering a Socializer Set JUST to get more of these two products!

Are you ready for the next Elizabeth Grant Kit? Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Set is the other fabulous set available to order for a steal as well!

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Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex products

You get 8 full-sized Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex products that would normally retail for $600, but with this special offer you can order them for only $69! Again I say WOW.

Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex products have the powerful anti-aging ingredient TORRICELLUMN. Torricelumn is full of collagen, Vitamins A, C and E and other anti-aging actives that rebalance and renew the skin at the cellular level, resulting in skin that looks firmer, smoother, less lined and wrinkled and more luminous. Sign me up!

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Biocollasis Complex Cell Vitality Cleansing Milk and Mask

Biocollasis Complex Cell Vitality Cleansing Milk gently cleanses and hydrates your skin as it dissolves excess oil, unclogs pores and environmental pollutants. It’s not drying at all and cleanses beautifully!
Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Regenerating Mask contains a marine collagen that restores skin. Use it a couple of times a week to revive and replenish your skin. Love this mask! Skin looks brighter, fresher, and happier after using it!

You get 3 serums in the Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Set :

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Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye, Day, Night Serums

Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Serum -is a light gel serum that reduces puffiness, crow’s feet and dark circles.
Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Day Serum helps your skin build resistance to external environmental harm while promoting repair to already damaged areas. It boosts natural levels of hyaluronic acid, plumping wrinkles and fine lines.
Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Night Serum repairs and rebuild your skin’s natural defense system. Mushrooms, shitake and reishi, increase stimulation within your skin, helping reduce fine lines.

I find the serums a tad sticky after application, so don’t use a lot of them! You need very little. And the stickiness doesn’t matter anyways, because you get 3 corresponding creams to lock in all the goodness from your serums and leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized:

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Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye, Day, Night Creams

Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Cream-brightens and hydrates the under eye area
Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Day Creme-lightweight, absorbs quickly leaving skin smooth feeling and ready for makeup
Biocollasis Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Night Creme-lifts and smooths skin while you sleep

All three creams are incredibly rich and wonderful feeling on the skin! This is indulgent and gorgeous anti-aging skincare and is worth the original retail prices for sure, but to get all eight products for only $69? Unbelievable deal!

HEYYYYYY? Have I got you interested in one of these sets?  I hope so! 

Order online at www.elizabethgrant.com during the week of November 11-18th.

Here are the DISCOUNT Codes you need to order:

 SD-EG1   is for the Biocollassis Pack -here’s the link: http://www.elizabethgrant.com/products/biocollasis—-complex-collection.html


 SD-EG2  is for the Socializer Pack – here’s the link: http://www.elizabethgrant.com/products/the-socializer-collection.html

Oh! and Style Democracy is having a contest with EG Skin Care, where they are giving one reader a chance to win EG Skin Care products for a year! Just visit Style Democracy to enter

 
Zenmed is a skincare company that develops doctor-formulated skincare that’s targeted towards persistently troubled skin.

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Zenmed Skin Support System for Dry Skin

The Zenmed Skin Support System for Dry Skin($78) is a line for anyone recently diagnosed with Rosacea, suffers from unexplained redness, or has has bumpy flaky skin. I have redness(but I know it’s from gylcolics), but I do have kind of bumpy skin on my forehead, and flakes -OH YEAH. I got those!

There are three products in the Zenmed Skin Support System for Dry Skin: the Gentle Cleansing Cream, the Anti-Redness Mask and the Support Serum .

ALL NATURAL SCIENCE-Y TIME!

All three products help to rebuild damaged collagen networks, improve broken and visible blood vessels, and prevent future redness flare-ups. The products contain all natural anti-infalmmatory botanicals(like willow bark) that decrease visible flushing and redness by constricting blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They also have natural bacteria fighting agents to unclog pores and stop any rosacea related breakouts.

Zenmed Gentle Cleansing Cream

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Zenmed Gentle Cleansing Cream

The cream cleanser is super creamy and this product you can use twice a day. It has organic sunflower oil, aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, rose hip oil-I’ve never seen so many oils in a cream cleanser before! It feels really cooling and calming on the skin and leaves my face feeling refreshed and really nourished. Smells a little medicinal though, but nothing offensive.

Zenmed Support Serum

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Zenmed Support Serum

The serum also can be used twice a day, but it is meant to be used every night as that’s the best time to repair your skin. It also feels really cooling too, just like the cleanser. The ingredients in it are WOW: Cocoa Butter, Green Tea, Cucumber, Rose Hip, Evening Primrose, Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Lime, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, Tea Tree, Rose Geranium and Rosewood Essential Oils, and Vitamin C. Sounds almost like a tea, hey? It absorbs quickly, leaving skin smooth and calm. I really like it a lot and it’s been helping my skin feel and look better.

Zenmed Anti-Redness Mask

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Zenmed Anti-Redness Mask

The Zenmed Anti-Redness Mask is meant to be started off slowly-just 2X times a week, and only at night. After a couple of weeks you can use it more often if you like. It contains Willow Bark Extract, organic Aloe Vera Gel, and Extracts of Yucca, Green Tea, Cucumber, Chamomile, and Sea Kelp. After you wash your face, just apply a thin layer all over the face, avoiding eyes and lips. It’s different-really liquidy and yellow. Smells like medicine too. Leave on for 15 minutes and it dries with a slight tight feeling. BUT WOW does it ever feel nice and cool! And soothing! Then rinse it off with warm water, apply the serum and you are done!

I’ve been using the Zenmed Skin Support System for Dry Skin for about 3 weeks now-maybe a month almost. I’ll tell you this-my skin has never looked better! My skin feels smoother and it’s definitely less red too. My skin feels moisturized and those pesky dry flakes I mentioned? Gone! I’ll keep on using Zenmed that’s for sure!

Right now, you can order the Zenmed Skin Support System for Dry Skin set for $78 which is a fantastic deal. For Canada and the USA they offer a $6.95 flat rate shipping, with no duties or taxes due on delivery. They even ship Internationally!

Do you have a lot of redness and unexplained breakouts? Have you been diagnosed with Rosacea?

*products sent by PR for review, and I thank them!  [emoji white smiling face]

7 out of 10 women recognize that they do at least one daily action that affects their skin quality. So, Vichy has developed an entirely NEW approach to skin aging, taking a new factor into account: our behaviour.

We all know that it’s not just genetics that affect how we age. The numerous small actions of daily life also play a part, like not taking off makeup before bed, or forgoing sunscreen, etc. These little actions  or in-actions can and do have a negative effect on our skin aging process. If you look at identical twins with the same genes, they won’t have the same skin quality or visible age because of their behaviour, and that’s what Vichy refers to as “behavioural aging”. Some of the things that Vichy is calling a factor in behavioural aging like pollution and dry weather I disagree with, as I think those are environmental factors that are beyond our control. I mean I live in Alberta and it’s DRY here. I moisturize like nobody’s business, but the only way for me to fix that factor is to move! And to convince my hubby that we need to just pick up and move someplace humid  for the sake of my skin won’t go over really well hahaha! But I guess there are people that live here that don’t moisturize enough, so I guess it could be considered a behavioural aging factor then. But the other factors they consider in behavioural aging I totally agree with like lack of sleep, stress, unbalanced diet, lack or exercise, UV rays-all of those things we can control to some degree.

Behavioural aging affects our skin quality in four ways: Complexion colour, skin tone, facial features that look droopy and tired, and skin texture.

SCIENCE-Y TIME!

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Vichy Idealia Life Serum

Vichy Idealia Serum($59 CDN) has an exclusive correcting complex LR2412+LHA. LR2412 is a molecule created from a jasmine flower’s repairing acid. Apparently, a jasmine flower undergoes a lot of daily aggressors! Who knew?! I guess it’s tough being one of the pretty smelling flowers haha! This acid repairs those daily attacks and will help repair in real time the damages of our life excesses on the skin. LHA is a salicylic acid derivative that stimulates cellular renewal by gentle exfoliation. These two components work together to drastically improve overall skin quality by refining pores, improving skin texture and boosting radiance.

Vichy Idealia Life Serum is a serum that leaves the skin instantly smoothed, plumped, fresh and soft.  It’s really silky in texture and has golden and red pearls that add this luminous glow to your skin. I immediately look more rested and radiant after application. It works really well as a makeup primer, as it leaves a smoothness to the skin so makeup just glides on easily. Vichy Idealia Life Serum smells really fresh and lightly floral just so you know-nothing offensive and it does dissipate quickly.

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Vichy Idealia Life Serum -see the red and gold in it?

I only use Vichy Idealia Life Serum in the morning before my makeup, as it does leave that pearly glow on the skin. Call me crazy, but I just don’t think I need the glowy stuff on my face for bed haha! My skin has improved since I’ve been using it over the past month as it does look more glowing and hydrated. No breakouts either from it! A lot of new skin care testing happens on my face, and often enough a new product will cause a breakout. I have to say that every time I test out something from Vichy I never have to worry about that so YAY! My skin feels smoother as well, so I’ll keep on using it that’s for sure! Since I tend to favour powder foundations, Vichy Idealia Life Serum gives a nice glow under them so that my skin doesn’t look too matte and flat.

You can find Vichy Idealia Life Serum at most drugstores across Canada right now.

Whaddaya think? Do you agree with Vichy’s assessment that our behaviour affects how we age? 

*product sent by the lovely Vichy PR, and I thank her for the glowy skin!  [emoji white smiling face]

Unison Skin Therapy Masks have been a cult aniti-aging favourite out east for years now, and finally those of us out west can get our hands on these highly-prized anti-aging masks too! Let me tell you about these little miracles!

Unison Skin Therapy believes that having clear, smooth and hydrated skin is something every person should have, so they created a natural, deeply effective, quick and easy-to-use skin therapy system. Masks! Masks are the fastest way to get mega-doses of good-for-your-skin ingredients. I’ve been masking A LOT lately, and I can really tell the difference in my skin.

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Unison Skin Therapy Masks

As we age, you all know that our skin loses its ability to remain hydrated and produce what it needs to repair itself, which is why we get fine lines, wrinkles and loss of fullness and elasticity. BOO. But, Unison Skin Therapy Masks are here to help us out!

Unison Skin Therapy Masks are HydroGel Masks for the face, eyes, lips and neck and they infuse three of the most effective and powerful skin rejuvenating ingredients:

  • Hydrolyzed Collagen improves the skin’s elasticity and softness
  • Hyyaluronic Acid is a glucose in our skin, that acts like a sponge to naturally retain hydration and adds volume to skin cells to minimize fine lines and soften wrinkles.
  • y-PGA (Gama Poly Glutamic Acid), an extract derived from soybean, a well known antioxidant, protein and firming agent to further renew the skin’s appearance.

The Unison Skin Therapy Masks are actually made of natural plant collagen, so they are more effective than the typical paper mask treatments because they are more soluble and can hold more ingredients. They warm up to your body temperature and form to your face, letting the all natural ingredients penetrate 10 times faster than paper sheet masks. Cool, hey?

You can get Unison Skin Therapy Masks for the Face, Eyes, Lip and Neck, and each mask is soaked in a formula designed to treat that specific area with added antioxidants that repair and renew.

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Unison Skin Therapy Masks

Here’s what the face mask looks like so you get a better idea of what I’m talking about:

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Unison Skin Therapy Face Mask

They feel like jelly and are all wobbly! You have to be careful, as they can tear if you man handle them too much. Once you place them on your face, there’s an instant AHHHH feeling of coolness. These are a lie-down mask, so take a breather for 20-3o minutes and you’ll be rewarded with smooth, soft skin!

Here are the Unison Eye and Lip masks:

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Unison Skin Therapy Eye and Lip Masks

These come in a two-pack which is great! They would be amazing to have before a special occasion when you want to look your best. The Unison Eye Renewal masks are my favourite of the bunch-they really make a difference to your under eye area! Eyes look rested, dark circles appear brighter, and fine lines are lessened. LOVE!  [emoji revolving hearts]

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Unison Skin Therapy Eye and Lip Masks

You can buy Unison Skin Therapy Masks here and they now ship across Canada! Try them!

Have you been lucky enough to have tried Unison Skin Therapy Masks before? Have you ever used a gel mask like this? It’s quite the experience!

*product sent by the lovely Brenda from Unison! THANK YOU!  [emoji heart decoration]

For me, it’s just not summer without the scent of Yves Rocher Monoï de Tahiti! What is Monoi you ask? Well, it’s made from Tiare Flowers which are Tahitian Gardenias. When steeped in coconut oil, Monoi de Tahiti is made. And Yves Rocher has an affordable way for you to experience this amazing smell, and their cult collection has grown to give us MORE ways to enjoy this heavenly scent of summer!

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Traditional Tiare or Gardenia Oil ($18.00 CAN) can be used on your hair, on your body , or in your bath.

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Composed of 50% genuine Monoï of Tahiti, this is amazingly softening and moisturizing wherever or however you choose to use it. It leaves a lovely sheen on the skin which is perfect for the summer time. I really love using this in my hair too-my hair smells so good. SO GOOD. Yves Rocher’s Tahitian Monoi scent is my favourite Monoï and I’ve tried others, but they don’t compare-others seem waxy smelling to me. Oh and it’s mineral oil and paraben free too!

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Yves Rocher Lagoon Moisturizing Perfumed Body Mist($16 CDN) is enriched with Aloe Vera gel, and the fine mist not only perfumes your body with the decadent scent of Tahitian Monoi, but also moisturizes and cools as well! It’s alcohol-free(and paraben-free too) so you can use it at any time you need a cool moisture boost.

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Yves Rocher Precious Dry Oil($22 CDN) is non-greasy and also enriched with Tahitian Monoi, but has some shimmery bronze pigment to illuminate the skin with a delicate shimmer and also has that amazing Monoi scent. It looks really pretty on tanned arms and legs!

You can get these and the other Yves Rocher Monoï de Tahiti products from your local Yves Rocher store, or by ordering online at www.yvesrocher.ca or in the USA at www.yvesrocherusa.com.

Yves Rocher Tahitian Monoi is AOC certified(appellation of controlled origin) and is 100% botanical from 100%fresh flowers that are picked by hand every day at sunrise, grown exclusively in the coralline and volcanic soils of French Polynesia.

What’s YOUR  favourite summer scent?

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts and sniffs are my own thank you very much 🙂