It's hot. Very hot. For me this means less makeup and more focus on getting the skincare right. It's nice to be able to ditch the foundation and go barefaced, catch some sun and let your natural features shine through. I love my freckles coming out this time of year - hello Summer! When getting the skincare right, you have to consider all aspects. Cleansing, toning, moisturising..but what about the eye serums? If I'm honest, I haven't started using eye serums until the last 6 months or so. Maybe it's because I've worked so many late nights, or maybe it's because heading towards your mid 20s is starting to become a bit scary. Whatever the reason, I'm paying more attention to them now. Recently, I've been reaching for a Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes Serum that I've been putting to the test.
This serum claims to give 'instant illuminating and lifting effects to accentuate and rejuvenate the look of eyes' as well as promising a 'fortified eyelash effect.' Sounds good yes? What about the ingredients involved then. Firstly, Rhamnose - this is a plant sugar which helps to rejuvenate skin. There's also two different type of peptides which help to bring down inflammation of the skin, not forgetting our good friend Hyaluronic Acid. So lots of good stuff to help our eye area and lashes. Fabulous. So how does it work? A small pump of the product slowly moisturised into the eye and lash area lightly just using your fingers should do it. The serum is a white, pearlescent colour meaning your eye area is instantly brightened, but not too much that it's a form of highlighter (don't panic!). I've found that my eyes have been cooled and soothed when using this, as well as brightening my under eyes - goodbye morning bags! When it comes to the lashes, don't be fooled in thinking this will help to miraculously grow your lashes - it's more of a conditioning treatment. Whilst I haven't had fuller lashes, they have felt particularly healthy and conditioned..much like a hair mask for the eyelashes so to speak. My mascara has lasted longer because of this and that makes me a very happy Tamsin.
Another thumbs up from me is the packaging - you can't see how much product you have which is a tiny downside, but the serum keeps its ingredients working to the maximum by having an opaque bottle leaving no room for light/heat damage which can often damage the ingredients. Not to mention the pump which means it's a non-messy event and all is well. I've found this product works best the more you use it - stick with it guys, don't give up if you don't see immediate results! Whilst it's no miracle serum, it's definitely a serum I want to stick with - I love me a bit of illumination and brightening and Vichy, you score high with this.