“IN YOUR 30s: YOUR LIFE IS CHANGING, SO SHOULD YOUR SKINCARE” – – This statement couldn’t be any more true. As we get older our skin certainly changes overtime and perhaps the very oily and acne prone skin you use to have may not be the case anymore. Perhaps now you have visibly clear but extremely dry skin. It’s very important to pay close attention to how your skin is evolving and changing overtime and what your skin needs. I’ll be turning 28 (honestly – I still feel 23) in mid-april and I think it is safe to say that over the past couple years I have definitely noticed a change in my skin. Naturally being a beauty blogger I’ve switched up my skincare routines quite a bit to find the best products out there for my skin in particular. On a side note – this isn’t just for your face, think about the skin on the rest of your body too :). Vichy has been one of my absolutely favourite skincare brands lately. Their products are made with the highest quality ingredients, in my opinion, and seem to work like a blessing for my skin. Recently, Vichy came out with their newest Idéalia line – which specifically corrects the first signs of aging, smooths fine lines, boosts glow, and refines pores.
IDÉALIA Radiance Activating Night Peeling Care
When you hear the word “peeling” you would automatically assume that it is harsh on your skin and it stings. This product is actually quite the opposite and probably my favourite out of the line. It is almost like a “toner” that you apply on your face with a cotton pad. It is specifically designed to eliminate any excess of dead cells and it stimulates your skin regeneration in order to reactivate a fabulous glow. It smells amazing because it contains ingredients such as extracts of Fermented Black Tea and Blueberry as well as their signature Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. I love using this before bed and also in the morning when I wake up. It doesn’t dry out my skin and it is almost like a “slippery” water texture. It gives my skin a refreshing, hydrating glow and overtime dark spots and any blemish marks you may have are faded and your wrinkles start to smooth out.
IDÉALIA Radiance Booster Serum
This booster serum is infused with antioxidant citrus flavonoids, energizing adenosine and an illuminating liquorice root extract, to speed up the transformation of normal skin into smooth, glowing skin. Normally I would apply this at night before bed as well as in the morning. It is a very lightweight textured serum so it does not clog your pores and allows for your skin to breathe throughout the day. The texture is also non-greasy so it can be used on oily skin. The scent is very similar to the rest of the products in the new Idéalia line – blueberry, black tea extract, and the signature Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. A little goes a long way – so I would recommend just using 1 pump of the serum for your entire face. You don’t want to overload on the serum because your skin may not be able to absorb it quickly and it will just sit on top of your skin. This will cause your skin to feel oily and it will prevent the moisturizer from being properly absorbed into your skin.
IDÉALIA Day Care Moisturizer
This moisturizer is just amazing. I like to use it just in the mornings because it is perfectly light enough to wear underneath your makeup without having it build up and leave your face caked and oily. I’ve already started seeing a difference in the way my face absorbs the moisturizer. Just like the serum, you only need a small dime-sized amount for your entire face. Feel free to wear this overnight as well however I don’t because at night I prefer a “thicker” cream to really give my face max hydration. Even once I remove my makeup at the end of the day my face still feels pretty fresh and smooth. It is also clinically proven to reduce fine lines, boost glow and refine pores.
This gel-creme I love using underneath my makeup when I go out because it has almost like a faint lustre which gives you a really nice natural glow underneath your foundation. It also has a mattifying finish which you all know I absolutely love! If you have combination to oily skin, I highly recommend this product. The smoothness & glow mattifying sorbet-cream controls shine and also fights againstfirst signs of aging such as fine lines, large pores, and a dull skin tone.
Hope you guys enjoyed my review. Who’s tried out the new Idéalia line from Vichy? Leave your thoughts and comments down below!