Latest product from Vichy today, it’s the LiftActiv Advanced concentrate, sent to me for review.
Up to this point, I still love the Vichy products I reviewed on the blog and have repurchased when they ran out.
And I will say I have luck with this new product too.
So basically it is a Daily Wrinkle corrector with an interesting combination of pure Retinol, LR2412 and Hyaluronic Acid.
We knew of LR2412 (and its repair property) in Vichy Idealia Life serum, and it works well for me. This time, LiftActiv Advanced concentrate incorporates LR2412 with Retinol (a form of vitamin A with anti-wrinkle properties, at the highest concentration of 0.2%) and Hyaluronic Acid (with its ability to retain water to hydrate and plump up the skin) to tackle wrinkles and facial expressions.
This is a hard one. My mom loves to laugh and she stays young because of that. I try to do the same now that 4…0 is creeping up on me. In the process, we both got smile lines, plus aging gives us lines at the most obvious spots on the face (forehead, under and on the side of the eyes and mouth, etc.) and they are here to stay.
Suggested uses for LiftActiv Advanced concentrate:
– Alone as a daily moisturizer in the morning on clean face and neck, combining with a SPF higher than 15
– Layered on top of a serum or under a moisturizer
– As a localized treatment, which was my choice.
I apply a tiny amount to the exact areas with wrinkles (mentioned above) after a SPF60 sunscreen, then go on with the regular (serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, etc.) and avoid the sun or other products with Retinol as suggested.
Coming out of the pointed tip on the tube, the product feels like a thicker lotion with lightweight texture. It disappears quickly after I tap it in and leaves no trace, easy to use.
A month is probably still early to confirm but to my eyes, my troubled areas do not look as prominent as they were. Yes, LiftActiv Advanced concentrate did not do this alone, as other skin care products in my routine contribute to a good looking skin too, but it feels good applying less makeup in the morning and my skin does not show my age.
Emotionally, I am more aware of facial expressions that enhance lines. I won’t stop smiling but I can avoid squinting, frowning and all that “good” stuff. So, body and mind, I am (almost) ready to face wrinkles. Now about this diet of mine…. lol, that is another story for another time.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Isopropyl Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Tetrahydrojasmonate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, etc.c
The tube is 1oz/ 30ml, retails for $49.50. The product is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin.