Today's focus will be on an innovative product "Visionnaire" from Lancome.
|Lancome 'Visionnaire' 30 ml $100|
For: all skin types and ages
Benefits: evens out redness and discolouration, safe to use around eyes and can even brighten dark circles, skin is more radiant, pores and wrinkles are minimized.
How to use: Treat as a serum, use in the morning or evening after cleansing and before moisturizing
Visionnaire premiered last year and has become Lancome's top seller. Their claim is "In just 4 weeks, Visionnaire radically improves the appearance of wrinkles, pore and uneven texture, leaving your skin visibly tranformed".
Sounds damn good doesn't it? The price is not too hefty compared to some other outrageous products out there, but if you're still peering into your wallet and debating what's more important, an oil change on your car or Visionnaire, then consider the alternative.
|Vichy LiftActiv Serum10 $55|
Vichy's claim is that " LIFTACTIV Derm Source Serum 10 is a powerful anti-wrinkle serum that leaves skin looking and feeling instantly transformed. Wrinkles appear reduced and skin feels velvety smooth."
So why the hell am I paying almost double the price for the exact same product may you ask? Well my little munchkins, its simple. I was wondering the exact same thing myself until I tried out both products. The major difference is the feeling of the product. Sounds dumb right? But it is not. When Visionnaire is applied it absorbs quickly into the skin and you can feel an instant softening and smoothness to the skin. But when you apply the LiftActiv 10, the skin feels sticky to the touch and it takes a minute or two for it to absorb into the skin. Even after it has absorbed, you can always feel the LiftActiv almost sitting ontop of your skin, while the Visionnaire is completely absorbed and you skin feels like a baby's bum. If you have oily skin, LiftActiv 10 is not a product for you because sticky icky combined with your overproduction of sebum is not going to feel pleasant. I suggest forking out that extra $45 and purchase the Visionnaire, it will do wonders for your pores and acne scarring. But if you are a bit more mature and no longer have any issues with oiliness and are more on the dry side, then aren't you lucky because you can save those dollars and get the oil change your car desperately needs and still have enough for the LiftActiv your skin is also desperately asking for.