Prior to receiving the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel, I had never had a chemical peel done. So very first experience with anything to do with skin peels.
Some may ask what is a chemical skin peel is and thanks to Google. I got the following definition of the process. A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. The chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel, combines two different formulas each with their own unique ingredient combination to be used over a 28-night period as part of an interval skin training experience. The Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel is a 2 phase progressive night peel.
Phase 1 for the first 14 nights. Formulated with 5% bio-acids such as fruit acids and quinoa husk extract that works to reduce the appearance of pores, improve skin’s texture, and radiance.
Phase 2 for the last 14 nights. Formulated with 10% derma-acids, including 0.5% salicylic acid and 9.5% pure glycolic acid, this phase reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Lancome claims that the Visionnaire Crescendo results can be seen after 1 night.
As of the 1st morning you are expected to see and feel a more softer radiant and revitalized skin.
After 14 nights the fine lines appear smoother and skin is beautifully luminous.
After 28 nights wrinkles (if you have those) are smoothed and pores appear visibly reduced.
Lancome does say this product is good for people with normal, oil, combination and dry skin. If you have sensitive skin. I would maybe do a patch test and see how your skin reacts to the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel.
My results were a little different I started my progressive night peel on April the 11th. When I first applied the product, I used 3 pumps every single time. When you apply it, you will notice that there is fragrance in the product. I know some skincare junkies that is a real big no no for them. For me it doesn’t bother me to much.
Now that I will say my skin did feel a little smoother the next morning but, I did not see a huge difference in my skin. On the second morning while I was applying my Lancome Bienfait UV SPF 50+. My face was starting to have a bunch of little bumps all over it. I decided to stop Phase 1 if the irritation continued, which I did. Night 4 I had to take Benadryl and I just slathered my First Aid Beauty Moisturizer. I gave my skin about two days to recover.
But, as my skin was healing it has become very dry and flaky. At that point I was just about to give up on the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel. But, when I tell you as my skin was healing, which was a couple of days into me using Phase 2. I was obsessed with how my skin was looking. My skin looked so radiant, glowy and my pores seemed like they were disappearing or just minimizing. Also those random bumps that I had on my cheeks and forehead were gone. I could not stop looking at my skin. I just have never seen my skin look so “healthy.” Applying my makeup on a clean slate was amazing. The bumps that I usually have on my face were gone, my pores were minimized, it definitely made my make up look amazing.
I only ended up using the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night PeelPhase 1 for 5 nights. Just because they say on the packaging that if irritation persists, stop using the product which I did. So, like I mentioned I gave my skin 2 days to heal. That is when I started with Phase 2, which I used for the next 14 nights. During this time you are suppose to see that your wrinkles are smoothed and that your pores should appear visibly reduced. Sadly, with Phase 2 I did not notice any changes to my skin. I actually thought that my skin would love Phase 2 more, than it did with Phase 1. Or let me rather say I felt like I would see better results with Phase 2.
I did not enjoy what my skin was going through while using the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel, Phase 1 for the first couple of days. However, I loved the results that it gave my skin. I do wish that this product was not just a 28 day solution for my skin. Once you run out you, you have to purchase it again. Now if you have $75 for this every month, I say splurge on it and your skin will look great. Maybe until you find something else.
While using a any chemical peel it is extremely important that you use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15). This product does contain an Alpha Hydroxy Acid. That may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. While, using the Lancome Visionnaire Cresendo Progressive Night Peel, I was also using the Lancome Beinfait UV SPF 50+. I had no issues with the suncreen, at first I thought it was my skin having a reaction to the sunscreen. But, as we know it was Phase 1 of the peel.
The Lancome Beinfait UV SPF 50+ does not have your typical sunscreen scent, and it is more on the water consistency. It worked well under my foundation, I did not get overly oily. I think it’s a great sunscreen. It is definitely a more pricer sunscreen, with a great SPF count.
Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick in Pink Power is described in the Sephora website as a magenta shade. It is a colour I personally would not purchase. Just ’cause I am not a huge pink lover.
They have 7 shades available, so not the hugest rage of shades to choose from but, I would say your basics.
Honestly, did not know what to expect with this Matte shaker. I have heard people rave about the Juicy shaker. I don’t own any of those so I can’t say anything on those. But, I will say I was not t impressed with the Matte Shaker. I actually can declare myself a liquid lipstick queen. To me these are more of a lightweight matte stain, rather than a matte liquid lipstick. I also did not like the pillow-like cushion applicator, it just does not apply the product evenly across your lips. It wore alright on my lips, it definitely did get drying. As we all know matte liquid lipsticks are known for that.
I will say these are good if you are trying to have a easy on the go makeup, no makeup look. Other than that I would not spend $22 on a matte stain. When I purchase a liquid lipstick, I am looking for pigmentation, matte finish, a wide colour selection. These were just not for me.
*I received these Lancôme products complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own