The new Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo Progressive Night Peel is an interesting take on a daily chemical exfoliation treatment. If you haven't tried it yet, perhaps you'd like to enter to win one right here? We've got FIVE of them to give away to Beautygeeks readers who live in Canada! (Apologies to our international friends!) UPDATE: Our giveaway has now ended; congratulations to our winners!)
If the word "peel" gives you pause, fret not. You're not going to wind up shedding sheets of skin from your face. After a while you'll just notice brighter, smoother skin.
If you're already using an exfoliating toner or liquid as part of your daily ritual, Visionnaire Crescendo replaces that.
If a chemical exfoliating treatment isn't already part of your daily skincare, this is an interesting introduction. A two-phase set-up, Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo Progressive Night Peel ($95 CAD and $75 USD at sephora.com) features two formulas designed for two weeks of use each – four consecutive weeks in total – packaged in a double-ended, air-locked bottle.
The first part is a mild smoothing treatment you use at night for two weeks; the second is a more intense daily smoothing treatment that you use at night for the next two weeks. If you decide to continue with Visionnaire Crescendo, step 1 and step 2 function in a wax-on wax-off sort of routine. Gentle maintenance for two weeks, more intense exfoliation for two weeks, repeat.
Step 1 = 5% fruit acids and an extract from quinoa husks.
Step 2 = 9.5% glycolic acid and 5% salicylic acid.
Apply on cleansed skin, before serum and night cream.
Complexions that are new to daily AHA toners may see a difference in smoothness and brightness after the first two weeks; after the second two weeks, the difference should be clear.
Note: you're probably already using a minimum of SPF 15 daily, but sunscreen is especially crucial when a chemical exfoliant is a regular part of your regimen.
Wanna try it? If you've already enjoyed your 18th-birthday cake and you live in Canada, enter below! We're accepting entries (as many as you like) until June 8th, 2017, at 11:59pm EST.
Good luck, lovelies! xoxoxo
UPDATE: Our giveaway has now closed; congrats to our winners, and thank you all for entering! xoxoxo