|The LMdB Peau Vierge come in an airtight 1 ounce bottle with a pump.|
My love for the Le Metier de Beaute line is certainly not a secret...from the lustre of the lip products to the glow of the creme blushes, from the natural coverage of the foundation to the revitalizing properties of the peel and mask set, this brand ranks in the top five of my favorite cosmetic companies ever.
In terms of skin care, this line does not disappoint! I have been steadily using the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe for the past six months as a part of my daily regimen and, now on my second bottle, couldn't be more pleased with my results thus far.
|Shade 2 is perfect for light to medium skin tones.|
|I love that one press of the pump dispenses the ideal amount of product for a single use on the face...no mess or waste!|
Here is what the Le Metier de Beaute has to say about Peau Vierge...
This tinted treatment formula is the first and most effective of its kind, combining the known anti-aging benefits of Retinol with cutting edge Syntoc Actif® technology clinically proven to be 20 times more effective at delivering active ingredients into the dermis layer of the skin than traditional topical applications. Light-diffusing pigments help fade away lines and instantly impart a renewed radiance and healthy glow to the skin, with SPF 20 to guard against the damaging effects of the sun. Applies as a sheer gossamer wash for a flawless, luminous finish.
If you are anything like I was before purchasing Peau Vierge, you may be be wondering what exactly, pray tell, this means and how it could fit into your daily routine!
Here is how I typically use it: After cleansing with Koh Gen Do Spa Water, I put one pump of SPONGE Ladi Avokanto Oil on my face, followed by a pump of Peau Vierge #2 and, if I am going to be outside for any length of time, top off with some Koh Gen Do UV Care Milk (SPF 30) Sunscreen (love that it is physical rather than chemical in composition).
The Peau Vierge adds this amazing balance (I attribute this to the very sheer tint), moisture and luminosity (there is a bit of sheen to this product) to my skin and perfectly primes it for the foundation to come. Over time, my skin has become smoother (likely the result of the retinol) and my makeup lasts longer...I cannot imagine skipping this step, ever.
**For the past week, I have been trying the Somme Institute five step regimen (review in a couple more weeks!) and have kept Peau Vierge as an unmitigated component in my skincare routine because I like it that much...I just add it after step four and I am good to go!
|Above from bottom to top: Swatches of Peau Vierge in #1, #2 and #3 and swatches of Peau Vierge Concealer in #1, #2 and #3.|
Peau Vierge comes in three shades: Shade 1 (suitable for fair to light skin), Shade 2 (suitable for light to medium skin) and Shade 3 (suitable for medium to dark skin). Since all three shades are sheer, they are very forgiving...I wear Shade 2, which matches me perfectly, all year long, despite the fact that I change to a darker foundation shade when the summer arrives.
There is also a Peau Vierge Concealer that coordinates with the Peau Vierge itself and, while I am devoting a separate post to this little gem (currently enjoying wearing it in #2), I have included images that show both products for reference! Scroll on for swatches...
|Above from L-R: A close up of Peau Vierge #1, #2 and #3.|
|Above: all I am wearing in this image is Peau Vierge. That is it. I jest...however, I am indeed wearing Peau Vierge as a base under my normal makeup...the natural glow that it provides is remarkable!|
Bottom Line: Peau Vierge is an integral part of my daily skincare. I love the evenness, luminosity and smoothness that this formula imparts and appreciate the fact that it is instantly effective as well as having long-term benefits with daily use. Paired with my Peau Vierge concealer, my skin has never looked better! Highly recommended.