So you've heard of retinol and its wrinkle-reducing and collagen- and elastin-boosting abilities. But your kinda sensitive skin keeps whining, "I probably won't like that. You don't want to make me sad, do you?"
And maybe you've heard of hyaluronic acid and its skin-plumping action thanks to its superhero-like ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. (Your kinda sensitive skin's quiet now, right? It makes its own hyaluronic acid, so it's listening.)
You've probably not heard of adenosine, but it's also familiar to your skin. A molecule the body already makes, according to the folks at Vichy Laboratoires it exhibits "retinol-like" abilities and boosts retinol's effectiveness without upping irritation.
Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA ($49) contains all three of these ingredients, which together promise to play nice and gentle with your kinda sensitive skin to reduce wrinkle visibility. In fact, according to 109 women who took part in Vichy's testing phase, you should see some kind of initial improvement within four days. (Of course you'll have a better idea of change after about four weeks, the length of time it takes the skin to register a significant difference).
My skin loves the moisturizer's light gel-cream texture and great hydration. It didn't register much of a wrinkle reduction, but, well, it doesn't have many wrinkles (don't hate). That said, LiftActiv HA is aimed at what Vichy calls the "interventionist" crowd, women in their 30s who are determined to rewind a bit and Stay Put. So I'm thinking five interventionist Canadian-resident subscribers will have to win a Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA moisturizer and LiftActiv Retinol HA Eyes set (value $91) to try it out and report back.
To enter, please click here to become a subscriber if you aren't already, then send an e.mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with LIFTACTIV in the subject line (very important so your entry is filed correctly). In the body of the e.mail,Â please include your name, age, address and phone number. Your entry deadline is Wednesday June 17th, 2009.
Good luck! Maybe your kinda sensitive skin will make a new friend.
Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA is available at drugstores. Image courtesy of Vichy Laboratoires.
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