How Vivier Helped My Skin Win the War Against Winter

By Rachel Naud

 

Ok, ladies. It’s time for some real talk.

Middle age + Rosacea + Dry Winter Conditions does not a good complexion make.

“Mom, what’s wrong with your face?” It became a question I heard more than once from my teenaged son. Maybe I was just avoiding mirrors or maybe I was just in denial — isn’t everyone blotchy after a shower? — but my skin was red, blotchy and dehydrated, and not just after my daily shower, but well into the day and even into the evening hours. And, if it was windy outside? Forget about it. I would break out in full-out hives.

So, obviously, this wasn’t going to do. Yes, I work from home 90 per cent of the time and can hide behind the safety of my four walls, but as the editor of this publication, I often go on TV. And there’s nothing private about that.

Basically, my skin was waging a war with winter and the season was kicking my butt – and my face.

So, when I got the chance to try these products from Vivier Skin Care, I jumped at the chance.

What I received:

Ultimage


The website vows you’ll look up to five years younger in 30 days by using this product. The hyaluronic acid (something we lose with age) in this smooth gel regulates water content, elasticity and distributes nutrients. It hydrates your skin, allowing it to appear smoother and more radiant. Ultimage also includes neuropeptides, which smooths and softens skin, while reducing the depth of wrinkles and fine lines.

GrenzCine Serum

I have tried this serum before and it didn’t disappoint the second time around. I would recommend this serum to any woman in her 40s as it’s the first multi-layer and multi-function slow-release anti-aging line that results in beautiful, more luminous, plumper and healthier-looking skin. This serum is a combination of Vivier’s patented pharmaceutical-grade vitamin C and its Polyamine-DAB to create an antioxidant-rich and anti-aging treatment. It’s perfect for thinner skin that needs a dose of hydration and a boost in luminosity, texture and elasticity.

 C E Peptides

Vitamin C isn’t just for keeping colds at bay. Turns out, it’s super good for your skin, and this serum contains the highest grade of vitamin C that is readily available. It not only protects your skin against harmful radicals, but it prevents future skin damage. It’s known to fade brown spots and age spots and with regular application, your skin will appear more smooth, firm and glowing.

Daily Moisturizing Cream with SPF 15


While vitamin C helps protect your skin against future damage, it does not protect you from the sun, which is why a moisturizing cream with SPF is a must. This is also especially important during the cooler winter months when your skin lacks radiance. This daily facial moisturizer increases your skin’s smoothness while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This was one of my favourite products. It goes on like butt-a.

Lexxel

I liked to use this product as part of my nighttime ritual as it’s a little thicker than the daily moisturizing cream. It’s a gentle moisturizer that helps with chapping, cracking and roughness while helping to relieve itchiness due to dry skin. Basically, it calms and repairs your skin, which is why I used it as part of my nighttime skincare regimen.

The results

After using the products for about a month, I have noticed a big difference. My skin is calmer, smoother and even glowing. My son hasn’t asked what’s wrong with my face in at least a week! But don’t take my word for it. I think my before-and-after images (all makeup-free/filter-free) tell an even greater story. In short, Vivier has not only improved my skin, but it has given me a brighter outlook on my appearance. Suck it, winter.

This was my skin before I started using Vivier products.

 

About a week into using Vivier products.

 

Fresh out of the shower, approximately 2.5 weeks after using Vivier.

 

This was after one month of using Vivier skincare products.

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