I’m a huge fan of Lancôme and have been using their makeup products for over 25 years. Recently I’ve been trying more and more of their skincare products, and I haven’t been disappointed. Recently, I received a box of a few products to try and test out, in return for my honest opinion and feedback. My long-term followers know that I’m always honest, often brutally so, and I won’t compromise my opinion about a product just because it was given to me complimentary to test out. As such, I will be embarking on a 28 day test of the new Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo face peel, the Bienfait UV SPF 50+, and the Lancôme Matte Shaker Lipstick.
The Visionnaire Crescendo peel is the star product that I’ll be testing. It’s a 28 day leave-on face peel consisting of two phases. Phase 1 is used for the first 14 days and is formulated with 5% bio-acids such as fruit acids and quinoa husk extract. It works to reduce the appearance of pores and improve the skin’s texture and radiance. Phase 2 is used for the last 14 days and is formulated with 10% derma-acids, including salicytic acid and 9.5% pure glycolic acid. It works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The 28 day regimen can be repeated as often as desired.
I spoke to a Lancôme representative and was told to immediately discontinue the use of any other acids, peels, microdermabrasion products, and retinol products before starting the Visionnaire Crescendo peel. She recommended that I stop any retinol or Retin-A products for a full 7-14 days before starting this peel, and she emphasized the fact that I shouldn’t mix this with any other products that contain acids. That includes my beloved Lotion P50 and the Sunday Riley Good Genes, so I’m not exactly looking forward to that part. However, I’m excited to give this product a try and see how it compares to the other popular peels and acids on the market.
As always, whenever incorporating any acids, peels, microdermabrasion, or retinol products into your skincare regimen, sun protection is of the utmost importance. To ensure that test participants are properly protected from the sun’s rays, I was provided with the Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50 to wear during the daytime. It is water resistant (not water proof) up to 90 minutes, meaning that it should be reapplied frequently when exposed to water or hot weather / conditions that causes sweating. SPF 50 is pretty strong, but it can also cause flashback issues in photographs. I’ll be testing and looking at multiple factors in this sunscreen. Does it adequately protect my skin while exposed to the sun? Does it wear well under makeup? Does makeup layer properly over it? Is it too greasy or oily? Does it cause “flashback” in photos? I’ve been on the hunt for a great sunscreen that can be layered under my makeup, so the timing of this test is perfect.
Stay tuned and check back in 28 days to see the results of my test!
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Disclaimer– These products were received complimentary from Influenster and Lancôme for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.