Did you know that 74% of Canadian women have dark spots and uneven skin tone? It’s a curse I tell ya. I think a lot of us up north get lazy with sunscreen use, especially in the winter. And then when spring and summer hit [emoji sun with face] , we’re just SO DARN EXCITED about the warmth and the light, that we spend as much time as possible outdoors to enjoy it! And I bet most of us don’t reapply sunscreen when we’re out for long periods of time. I know, it’s a pain to have to re-apply.

BUT the thing is, one day…say in your 40s… you’ll wake up and see a spot that wasn’t there the day before. Swear to god that’s what happens. And then that one spot will all of a sudden have a buddy a month later. And then another…you get the idea. SIGH.

But fear not my spotty fellow Canadian friends! And any other spotty friends from other countries, because I realize that we aren’t the only cursed ones! Vichy ProEVEN is here to help you fade those pesky spots, discolourations, dark circles and get back your smooth, even skin!

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Vichy ProEven

The first step(and my favourite!) is the Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam.

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Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam

It’s a gentle yet effective triple-action foaming cleanser. It gently exfoliates, purifies and brightens the skin tone. It’s the perfect way to start your ProEven routine, because it 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. You need like a pin drop amount of it I swear, because WOW does it ever foam up! And it’s a nice, creamy foam-just the way I like my cleansers. I know, I should use a cream cleaser since I have drier skin, but I kind of hate them. I prefer foamy cleansers-sue me. Vichy ProEven Brightening Cleansing Foam works really well with your Clarisonic too. It’s never, ever drying or moisture stripping either, and I’ve been using it pretty much all winter when my skin is extra parched. It’s my favourite cleanser right now and honestly, I don’t think I’ve even used up 1/3 of it haha! It smells good too!

Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector Dark Circles and Spots is the first treatment by Vichy that targets every cause of dark circles you can think of. Like ALL of them. Age, lack of sleep, and even anemia like me!

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Vichy ProEVEN Daily Eye Corrector Dark Circles and Spots

It also has Ceramide Bright, caffeine to help depuff, and Vitamin B3 that helps to brighten dark circles and spots. Right after you apply it, you’ll notice your under eye area will look brighter and fresher. But after 4 weeks, Vichy says you’ll notice that dark circles and spots will be lighter. For me it took longer than that-pretty much 8 weeks before I noticed a tiny bit of lightening. I’m still using it and hoping things will keep getting brighter! It’s nicely moisturizing and I like that at least. No dreaded under eye milia too, so that’s a bonus for me.

Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector is also enriched with their Ceramide Bright and this is the last step.

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Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector

There’s exfoliating LHA and Vitamin C in there as well. Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector works on ALL the surface layers of the skin to lighten skin discolourations. Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even and brighter! I really enjoy this cream, as you can combine it with other serums as well. Personally, I like to use the Vichy LiftActiv Serum and a hydrating serum cocktail first, then the Vichy ProEVEN Dark Spot Corrector, and then another moisturizer to seal in all the goodness. 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.

Twice a day is best for optimal results with the Vichy ProEVEN products, Highly recommend the cleanser! The eye cream is ok, but I haven’t noticed anything spectacular while using it to be honest. I personally, really need an eye cream to target crow’s feet at this point in my life-but that’s me. It may work wonders for you, especially if you’re younger than I am(and let’s be real-EVERYONE is younger than I am haha). The Dark Spot Corrector works really well with other products, so for someone like me that’s a skincare junkie, I appreciate that a lot. I can use other products in my skincare arsenal at the same time without worrying. Do you really need all three products? No, not really. But if you’re serious about doing something about fading those pesky spots, then why not? What have you got to lose? THEM PESKY SPOTS IS WHAT.

Oh, and by the way? DON’T FORGET TO USE SUNSCREEN when you’re using Vichy ProEVEN! You need to protect your skin from getting any more spots and not hinder the evening and brightening process, right? RIGHT.

You can find the Vichy ProEVEN products wherever Vichy is sold in Canada, like Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Drugs, and London Drugs too!

*products sent by the lovely PR, but as always, thoughts are mine because SERIOUSLY. My crazy is MINE and why would I let someone else ruin it?  [emoji white smiling face]

Last week I posted a review of a Buxom Full On Lip Cream and a couple of people said I looked “angelic” [emoji baby angel] in the photo. That angelic glow was courtesy of my newest love, Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream($35 CAD). Yup I know, another alphabet cream, but this should be called Angelic Glow Cream because that’s what it does!

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Vichy ProEven BB Cream 

Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream has been out for awhile, but since I’ve  been just adoring everything I try from Vichy, I thought it would be fun to test out their BB Cream. I was sent the shade Light-Medium, and there’s also a Medium-Dark shade by the way. Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream contains :

  • 100% pure mineral pigments to neutralize all signs of unevenness.
  •  Vitamins Cg + E  for powerful anti-oxidant action
  • Hyaluronic acid for hydrating and plumping up the skin
  • Glycerin to nourish and hydrate
  • Air-Pillow Technology that protects the hydrolipidic film while allowing the skin to breathe naturally
  • Mineral and organic UV filters( Titanium dioxide and octinoxate) for UVA+UVB SPF20 protection

Over time, Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream is supposed to refine skin texture, reduce redness and irritation and boost the glow factor .

Swatchy Time!

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Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream Light-Medium

Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream Light-Medium is pretty much a perfect match for me as you can see, but on my face it’s a tad light which is kind of amazing for a BB Cream. Most of them are so yellow and always too dark for me, so finding one that was a little light was surprising! After about 10 minutes, it does seem to melt in to my skin and match my skin tone exactly.

The consistency of Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream is kind of like a gel that’s not very creamy. As you rub it in, it dries to an almost matte finish, yet it doesn’t really cling to any dry patches. It’s got a buildable medium coverage I’d say, and does a pretty decent job at evening out skin tone. You’ll still need concealer for any spots of course. What I love is that even though it looks and feels matte, my skin feels comfortable, hydrated, and  just GLOWS. Imperfections look blurred and my skin looks pretty dang good if I don’t say so myself:

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Here’s me before(with my LOVELY bed head hair-do), just the Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream, and then the rest of my makeup-concealer and blush etc., but no powder at all. I have normal to dry skin, but I think that if you have combination and even oily skin, you could probably wear Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream easily-just powder it and it’ll be fine. It lasts really well too, as I get a good 10 hours of wear time.

Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream WORKS for me. I’ve heard that the medium-dark shade is a little on the ashy side and runs light as well, but that’s what most Asian BB Creams are like. This actually does feel quite close to an Asian BB Cream to me, and I love it. A lot! I just wish there was a bit higher of an SPF is all. Other than that, this is one of the better BB Creams I’ve tried to date!

You can find Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream at most drugstores in Canada.

What products do you use to get that angelic glow?

*product sent by PR for review, angelic glow and an even a younger looking Tracy is the result! Thank you![emoji white smiling face]