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Firming up with Vichy!

Vichy knows what I need.  And what I need right now is a solution to these jiggly thighs….and before you go ahead with the “You shoulds….” please note, I am in the latter part of a whole food cleanse (FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER EVER GIVEN UP COFFEE), and have committed to exercise/movement 3 days a week.  All that AND the warmer weather (which will force me to be outside), and I can’t see myself jiggly for too much longer.

But then there’s the cellulite.  WHY WHY WHY…..even at my fittest, it still resides on the backs of my thighs.  Ultimately, the total cellulite ‘solution’ for me will include liposuction but since I’m not independently wealthy (yet), I’m thrilled with topical solutions.

Firming during the day: Ideal Body Serum Milk

IdealBody_Serum_Milk_390x315For the 1st time, active ingredients traditionally used in face care: Hyaluronic Acid and LHA were combined with 10 fundamental oils to help women obtain ideal skin quality on the body: firmer, smoother and more radiant skin. Vichy Research discovered that lipids are essential agents for ideal skin quality. Anti-dryness, improved skin radiance and luminosity, smoothing, softness and firming action are the many benefits that the new IDEAL BODY range offers.

So Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in dermal fillers (Juvederm, etc) and is used to ‘plump’ and ‘fill’ lines.  It works well when injected and does have promise when applied topically (there are many facial products that contain it). I will say that this is MY first experience with Hyaluronic Acid for the body.  Also, I must say that this is also my FIRST experience with a serum for the body.  Do you know of any others?

I enjoy this product because it firms (not to the level of the night product), absorbs quickly, and has such a great fragrance.  I’m anxious to see how it performs over time.  I will say that for the texture of it, it moisturizes so well.  This is a GOOD thing.

Firming during the night:  Cellu Destock Night Time

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*tip* look inside the package for tips on how to use-where to place the product, massaging, kneading.  These ‘instructions’ even discuss lymphatic drainage.  A+ for this Vichy……..the lymph system isn’t discussed ENOUGH!  I’m keeping the packaging-following the instructions is essential for this to actually work.  There is a lot of ‘science’ in the description from Vichy but go ahead and have a read:

Celludestock Night time integrates the latest revolutionary complex from Vichy, l’Adipo-stim. Adipo-stim is a combination of Zingiber and Dioschol in synergy with Pure Caffeine 5% to decongest, drain and improve microcirculation. Zingiber helps regulate the natural destocking process overnight and Dioschol limits the stocking of new lipids.

 This is my standout product.  I apply this and feel it.  The instructions say to wash it off your hands after applying.  I’d like to think it will be working over time and that I’ll see results, I won’t hold my breath.  I like the way it feels after applying.  Maybe I can be convinced to take a photo after finishing this product….hmmm on second thought, better take my word for it.

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New products from Vichy! Idealia Eye contour and Idealia BB cream!

 

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

 I’ve raved about the Idealia serum way back when….and for good reason! It’s amazing! So check out these new products from Vichy (well one is the serum 🙂 ).

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Idealia Eyes

-Corrects dark circles

-Smooths fine lines

-Reduces shadows

This product is a ‘hybrid’ product for the eye area.  The eye contour idealizer merges both eye care and make up (read: it’s tinted) with technology using ‘Double Correction’-both optical and biological.   It is a fast absorbed, light texture that is rich and hydrating with no oily residue.

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Idealia BB cream

-Illuminates

-Evens the complexion

-Moisturizes

-Smooths fine lines

-Refines skin texture

-Protects

This BB cream is formulated with  pink corrective mineral pigments to instantly extinguish the grey tone.  This conceals imperfections, evens and illuminates the complexion, and erases blemishes.  This product is enriched with Kombucha, which is an active ingredient that reduces grey tones in the complexion.

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Idealia serum

Paraben-free

-Fragrance free

-Allergy tested

-Formulated for sensitive skin

-Dermatologist tested

Refines skin texture, visibly reduces the appearance of pores, and illuminates complexion for more youthful-looking skin.
Featuring Vichy’s first behavioral molecule association, LR2412 + LHA. Inspired by the skin’s natural rejuvenation process, LR2412 accelerates skin’s repair and boosts its resistance to external aggressors. Micro-exfoliating LHA helps to stimulate renewal and reduce the appearance of surface pigmentation.

 

I’ve already had great results with the Vichy Idealia Serum, so I envision even better results with the Eye contour and BB cream!

 

Where have you been all my life Vichy Idealia Serum?

*This review contains a product sent for review*

What does ‘Behavioral Aging’ mean to you?  It didn’t mean much to me until I saw Vichy’s newest serum, the Idealia Life Serum.  If you need a more formal definition:

‘Behavioral aging is the visible result of everything our skin is subjected to, whether through our lifestyle, behaviors, or the environments in which we live.”

Hey guess what? Your daily activities……they show up. ON YOUR  SKIN….and they show up differently on everyone.  These ‘enemies’  that accelerate aging can include:

-lack of sleep

-pollution

-stress

-unbalanced diet

-lack of exercise

-hormonal imbalances

-UV rays

-dry weather

Vichy Idealia life serum (LR2412+LHA) claims to give an even and illuminated complexion, refined looking pores, and rested facial features.  This serum promotes “good skin behavior.”  After applying, skin should look radiant and fresh, better in 8 days, and even better in 4 weeks.

This particular ingredient LR2414 is derived from jasmonic acid (yes, jasmine) and is inspired by the repair process of jasmne in its natural state, which responds to aggressions by secreting a repairing acid.   It accelerates epidermal repair and improves the skin’s ability to protect itself.  Let’s get it on my face already!

LR2414 + LHA:  this is a first time coupling-LHA is a derivate of salicylic acid that stimulates cellular renewal in tired skin.  It improves the quality of skin by increasing the reflection of light on the surface of the skin.

So, these 2 active ingredients improve the skin texture by acting on the skin surface!

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So of course, I had to get my hands on this…..I haven’t had a full nights sleep in about 5 years!  I wish I was kidding.  Before I get to my thoughts about the product, a bit more about the product itself:

1.  has a light, non-greasy texture that also acts as a barrier to protect the skin from the evils it may come into contact with throughout the day.

2.  light, delicate floral hypoallergenic scent-it is  light but *please* note-fragrance sensitive people, there IS a fragrance.

3. formula is ideal for sensitive skin

4. 30ml is $59.00 CAD

Thoughts-after using for 2 weeks:

1. Scent is quite pleasant….I actually want to put this on my face partially because of the scent.

2.  packaging is pretty, but it’s glass so be careful! Love the pump dispenser…..for serum, that’s ESSENTIAL

I have seen a difference in my skin’s texture after using it for 2 weeks. Immediately after I apply the serum, my skin feels firmer, and it appears brighter.  I have noticed that it allows my moisturizer to apply SO much better and penetrate deeper.  My skin feels fresh after using.  Overall, I am happy with this product.  I do realize some may be a bit intimidated by the price….but to be honest, this serum functions like many of it’s higher end competitors for a much lower price point, making it entirely worth it.

If you’re still skeptical, many drugstores have testers….try it out on your hand and walk around for a minute or two.  It’s a great product, and one I’ll use until it runs out.  I’m anxious to see what my results will be after 8 weeks!

Have you tried Vichy Idealia?  What are your thoughts on your own skin behavior?  Tell me about it in the comments below…..