*I have received this product for review. I like to state this at the beginning of the post out of respect for my readers.*
Is it just me or are there a LOT of wrinkle filler products coming out now? Or maybe it’s just that I know that I need them and THAT’s why I’m noticing them more? Either way I’ve seen a few….this is only one of the ‘few’. Take a look at what the website says about this product a.k.a. ‘product claims’
New generation daily wrinkle-filler treatment. The highest concentration* of Retinol. Meet our ultimate 1-2 Punch before going to extremes. Clinically tested double action Advanced Concentrate with Pure Retinol x2** + LR2412. 1. Visibly fills deep wrinkles. 2. Plumps and smoothes skin for younger looking facial expressions. This lightweight, fast-absorbing retinol serum has a velvety finish with proven efficacy on deep wrinkles.
After 10 years of research and 20 molecules screened, Vichy identifies an internationally patented pioneer technology: NEW LR2412. Combined with Pure Retinol in our highest concentration, in addition to Hyaluronic Acid, in a hydrating formula that acts on the appearance of wrinkles by helping to plump the skin and visibly fill the look of even deep lines.
I have been using Vichy Lift-activ HA advanced concentrate for about 3 weeks now. I’m just going to give you the lowdown on it right here and right now.
If you’ve seen me on YouTube or read my blog for some time, then you will know my stance about topical products and their limits. If you’re a new reader or subscriber, welcome! Basically, anything you put on your face (be it cream, gel, liquid) can only do SO much. This product is no different. However, let me tell you what it will do.
What this product CAN do:
-Help prolong your next trip for fillers/Botox
-Temporarily diminish the appearance of fine lines
-Help improve the appearance of your skin’s texture
-Provide a temporary ‘plumping effect’ and provide hydration to applied area (when used daily)
What this product can NOT do:
-This product is not a substitute for dermal fillers or Botox
-Will NOT give you long lasting results like dermal fillers or Botox
This product absorbs quickly, and is paraben free!!!
(on a side note, it has a light fragrance-most Vichy products do)
*Also please note! If you are using a retinol product, the instructions state to not use this product in combination!*
I love using this product with my Vichy Idealia serum.I think they complement each other quite nicely (this product is applied on top of the serum). I do find that since Vichy products contain high concentrations of ‘effective ingredients’ such as retinol and Hyaluronic Acid (which is an ingredient in dermal fillers and is naturally made by the body. It’s a sugar), that they do produce more visible results than a product that costs less. While the product is limited because it IS topical, if you have a great skin care routine and stay on top of your facials/microderms/peels, you will probably find this product quite helpful. My skin feels ‘better’ when I apply this product with the serum. My skin looks and feels refreshed. No one is specifically stopping me to exclaim “Oh my you look so young” or anything like that but if my age comes up in conversation, people are surprised when I tell them!
I’ve read some other reviews from bloggers who did experience breakouts when using this product so despite it being for sensitive skin, you may want to try a sample first….and some people are just sensitive to retinol products overall.
This product retails for $49.50CAD so I urge you to read up on it before your purchase.
on the web
What do you use to plump up? Tell me in the comments below!!
Off topic, I am just itching to get to the Vichy spa….yes, I certainly am.