Vichy Skin Analysis

Yesterday I had my appointment with the lovely Zara and Vichy advisor, Hazel, to get a better understanding of my skin type.

I’ve had a mapping of my skin done before, but, nothing like what I experienced at Gordons Chemist.

First Hazel, Zara and myself, had a little chat about what products I used before. I have used a majority of brands available, but, nothing quite like Vichy. I had quite sensitive skin, and few dark marks, but, after religiously using the Idéalia Life Serum, I personally noticed a difference in my skin.

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Hazel used a very modern skin analysis machine of my face using strips. She applied two of them to my forehead and cheek to determine what skin type I had. I had a fair idea of what it might be and I wasn’t too surprised when she told me I had an oily complexion.

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From this, Hazel walked through the products with me discussing the best skin care range for me that Vichy has to offer.

Oh, and she gave me my skin age. As long as my skin hadn’t aged more than what I actually am, I’d be happy. Turns out, I’ve the skin of a twenty four year old. Not bad, eh? ūüėČ

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I managed to pick up some samples from their Noraderm range that is designed for hormonal skin. As part of the consultation, I was able to take away one product of my choice. Ever since I attended their Vichy at Gordons launch in The Merchant Hotel, I’ve become addicted to their Id√©alia Life Serum, so I was over the moon to take a bottle with me!

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I had a fab time and I would like to thank Nicola and Zara for having me along. And of course, thank you to Hazel for carrying out the consultation.

If any of you would like to try out this service, then visit your nearest Gordons Chemist to arrange an appointment.

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Dermalogica Skin Care

A few weeks ago I went for an amazing facial at Natural Touch on Woodstock Road. I’ve had a few facials before, but, nothing quite¬†like this one. I’ve found it hard finding the correct beauty brand and regime for my skin type. I’ve pretty much tried the majority of brands and was recently using Philosophy. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think Philosophy is amazing and I really would recommend it to anyone. However, after attending my facial, I’ve now been trying out salon brand, Dermalogica.

What I loved about my day of beauty, was that with my facial I was given a face mapping skin analysis. This fancy little machine projected a purple light onto my face and showed up any areas that needed attention. From this, the skin therapist based the facial around my problem areas. It was honestly amazing, not only was it such a relaxing experience but I was genuinely being treated for specific areas on my skin.

From the mapping process, I learnt that my skin is quite dehydrated, I had been using products for oily skin which was draining it of any moisture it had. So, I was given a Dermalogica¬†starter kit for normal to dry skin, and I’ve been using it for over a week now and I’m extremely impressed. I’m not just saying this, but, I’ve honestly and finally found the skin care product for me. ūüôā

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I’m going to quickly run through with you all the starter kit I got. It contains a special cleansing gel, multi-active toner, skin smoothing cream, gentle cream exfoliant¬†and an intensive eye repair cream.

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Starting with the special cleansing gel, it is designed remove any impurities without leaving my skin feeling dry or tight. As soon as I applied it to my face it foams and then I wash it off with a little warm water. Plus, there is no soap in it which is brilliant for me.

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Onto the multi-active toner, this product is one that I really need to use.¬†As my skin is dehydrated, I need to help build it back up by applying this and drinking plenty of water. I love how it’s a spritz as it makes it easy to apply. It preps my skin for the next stage which is applying my moisturizer.

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I immediately start applying the skin smoothing cream, (moisturizer), after spraying the toner. It helps to moisten my skin and keep it soft and smooth! I find that it really smoothes out my skin and relieves it of any tightness. The next stage in the regime is to apply an exfoliator, but, due to my dehydration, it was recommended that I wait for a while before using it.

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Eye cream. It can be a heaven-sent¬†product but also a pain in the back side. The fact that I’m only 25 and already having to use eye¬†cream saddens me. However, if I have to use it then I might as well use the good stuff. This intensive eye repair cream helps to repair prematurely aging skin while smoothing fine dehydration lines. That’s me ūüė¶

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Even though I’m finding it hard to accept that I need to move myself into the 25-30 box, I guess if I have to do it then, I should definitely start taking care of my skin. My facial treatment is part of a six¬†treatment course so I’m very excited to go back again. If any of you ladies can, find a free¬†face mapping skin analysis therapist and make sure you’re using the correct products for your skin type.

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