VICHY // IDEALIA SERUM & PROEVEN EYE CREAM

Not only does your skin age, from well, aging–getting older, your skin also ages according to your behaviour. Your skin’s condition is affected by how much sleep you get, what kind of diet you have, where you live, how much sun you get, your vices (smoking, drinking, etc.). So, unless you are living in the Irish countryside (no pollution or sun, really), and never drink or smoke (OK these might happen in Ireland), eat like Gwyneth Paltrow and get 8 hours of sleep a night, your skin is probably showing the wear and tear of your everyday life.

Vichy has introduced Idealia, a new serum that includes it’s exclusive correcting complex, LR2412+LHA, that helps to repair the behavioural stressors that are affecting the skin. Initially, I was surprised at what a creamy serum it is, and worried that it might be too heavy, but in fact, it is a light serum that is very hydrating, making it perfect for an added boost of hydration under your moisturizer to fight the dehydrating heating. It smooths wonderfully onto the skin and works great under makeup. I use this serum every morning to plump up the skin and give it a pearlescent glow. This serum is paraben-free and is non-comedogenic

Now, while this serum will help to fight behavioural stressors, if you are smoking, drinking, eating fast food, sugar and dairy, this will show up on your skin. Don’t be silly–drink lots of water, eat lots of fish and avoid cigarettes unless you want to look terrible by the time you’re 40.

As you all know, I have extremely sensitive eyes in the winter, and to fight off my periorbital eczema, I need to be using very rich creams around my eyes during the colder months. While my Eysilix works great in the summer for de-puffing in the morning, it just wasn’t hydrating enough come November. I was so happy to receive a sample of Vichy’s ProEven eye cream because it also de-puffs with the help of caffeine, plumps with the help of ceramide and has a luxuriously creamy consistency that really hydrates the eye area. It also helps to fade any dark spots around the eyes. This formula is fragrance-free, making it perfect for very sensitive skin.

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