In my opinion, 2017 is the year of serums, and I’m having more than a lot of fun trying them out. Serums have been brought into the beauty industry as an additional step to our skincare regimes, delivering that all-important treatment step, ideally before your moisturiser.
When I say ‘treatment step’, I mean utilising a product which solves a concern that you may have with your skin. For me, it can range from anything from acne clearing to brightening and pigment reducing, but many people like an anti-aging step which targets fine lines and wrinkles. Those who suffer from dry, scaly skin may have an intense hydrating booster step, or those with oily skin may opt for a mattifying step. These days, there is a serum for every concern.
Recently, I’ve been trying out Vichy’s Idealia Radiance Boosting Serum to try and bring that touch of luminosity to my dull skin.
Housed in this gorgeous bold pink ombre bottle, this skin serum has clinically tested efficacy on skin exposed to daily excesses. So this means skin that in constant contact with daily stressors, pollution,an unbalanced diet, etc etc. And that definitely sounds like me and my skin!
In a nutshell, its enriched with a unique combination of LR2412+LHA molecules, which help transform and protect skin exposed to stress, pollution, smoke or poor diets. This molecules act as an antioxidant to protect and prevent further damage, and add a brightening dewy finish to the skin, radiating health. It’s also designed to tighten pores and give a more lifted look to the skin, refining those all important facial features.
So how did I find it? So far, this serum has been a pleasure to apply after my toner and before my moisturiser to try bring that glowing skin look to life again. Lately, my skin has been looking tired and dull due to a few nights of poor sleep, and a more sugar concentrated diet (I know, I know… but work has been overly manic and sugar has been my fuel this month!)
It’s moisturising enough to wear alone, without moisturiser, but it’s up to you as an individual really. I personally really like this for adding a subtle brightening touch to my skin (not too much, it doesn’t rival using a radiance primer, but does and a slight glow), but more so for it’s clarifying effect. I feel it blurs my pores and makes my skin feel a little firmer, plus it looks beautiful on my dressing table!
I started to see best results after around 10-11 days, although Vichy have reportings of 8 days, but each individual may be different. Retailing at around £32 a bottle, it lasts a long long time and is super worth it!