My friends and I care about skin care and we’re always sharing skin care solutions. It’s something to do with getting older – noticing a wrinkle or maybe sun damage or an uneven complexion. I don’t fear getting older. I don’t expect my skin to stay the same. What I do want is to be the best ME at every age and right now that age is 43. For my skin that means using product that protects against the sun, slowing down the aging process and hoping to get great looking skin. Partnering with Vivier (https://en.vivierskin.com) just made sense.

I visited Edelstein Cosmetics (https://edelsteincosmetics.com) and met with Petra, a medical aesthetician (or my skin care guru) for my personalized skin care routine. Edelstein Cosmetics is located off the 401 and has lots of street parking for those wondering. The clinic is calming and modern, exactly what I would expect when getting a customized skin care regime. While with Petra I learned that Vivier creates premium and innovative pharmaceutical-grade skin care products that are proven to target, moisturize and protect my skin because it is specifically tailored to care for my needs to deliver results. Plus it’s a Canadian company.

I had a great conversation with Petra about my skin. I listened to her and gave her my concerns – wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage. We discussed my skin care regime and I quizzed her about all the latest “trends”. She put together a tried and tested regime for me to address my concerns and I can’t wait to share my journey.

I am going to list all the products I am using below.  Please don’t get scared. I was given instructions (written and oral) so I would get the expected results. My routine is a few minutes longer (and I mean a few minutes) but I know my skin will thank me.

  • Hexam Cleanser
    • A gentle cleanser that removes oil and impurities to clean and purify your skin.  
    • Use: AM and PM
    • Ideal for all skin types. 
  • Refreshing Toner 
    • A mild, alcohol-free toner that gently lifts away dead skin cells, debris, and makeup residue, leaving your skin feeling toned and invigorated.
    • Use: AM and PM
    • Ideal for all skin types.
    • Ideal for anyone seeking to correct and brighten either specific areas of hyperpigmentation or their overall complexion. 
  • Radiance Serum
    • A hydroquinone-free, anti-aging, and skin-brightening Vitamin C serum that reduces the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin tone.
    • Use: AM and/or PM
    • Ideal for all skin types. 
    •  Contains Arbutin (a natural alternative to hydroquinone known for its skin- lightening and antioxidant properties) and Resorcinol (an effective exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin to reveal healthy, younger looking skin).  
  • TMR
    • A unique peptide serum that helps reduce the appearance and recurrence of facial wrinkles such as furrow lines, smoker’s lines and crow’s feet. 
    • Apply directly on the areas of concern.
    • Use: AM and/or PM
    • Ideal for those concerned with signs of aging.
  • GrenzCine Neck
    • A cream formulated to help increase the firmness of skin around the neck while providing the benefits of diminished fine lines and wrinkles, increased luminosity and improved skin tone, texture, and elasticity.
    • Contains a unique combination of Polyamine-DAB and Vitamin C; there is currently a patent pending on this formulation.
    • Polyamine-DAB is the result of 30 years of clinical research by a renowned plastic surgeon and is clinically proven.
    • This innovative serum works from the “inside out,” by thickening the skin, and from the “outside in,” by improving overall tone, texture, luminosity, etc.
    • Use: AM and PM
    • Ideal for aging skin or skin exposed to sun, laser treatments, retinoids, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, or exfoliating. 
  • SPF 30 Lotion
    • An elegant water-based facial sunscreen that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB and SPF 30 protection in a light, sheer formulation that absorbs quickly into the skin.
    • Use: AM 
    • Ideal for all skin types. 
    • Suitable to be worn alone or under makeup. 

  • Platine Kit
    • Peptide CR Eye Cream
      • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. This exclusive formulation contains a proprietary blend of advanced peptide technology. Retinol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and hydrating ingredients such as Argan oil, Squalene, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Esters come together to restore the vitality of tired looking eyes. 
      • Use: AM and PM 
      • Ideal for aging skin. 
  • Peptide CR Complex 
    • This unique complex helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture and tone. Contains Retinol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Hyaluronic Acid. 
    • Use: AM and PM 
    • Ideal for aging skin. 
  • Peptide CR Crème
    • A rich face, neck, and décolletage cream. Contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and hydrating ingredients such as Squalene, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Esters. 
    • Use: AM and PM 
    • Ideal for aging skin. 

A key component to any skin care routine is integrating a Vitamin C serum. Vivier serums are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid USP) – which is the best quality Vitamin C available and the only form absorbed by the body. Their serums are also more shelf stable than others on the market. I am using the Radiance Serum, and you only need a few drops because it’s so effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What I can also recommend right away is the Hexam Cleanser and SPF 30 Lotion. The cleanser is gentle but powerful. It removed my mascara quite easily and my eyes were not irritated. The SPF 30 Lotion is a proper lotion. This matters because if you decide to use this SPF with other moisturizers it won’t cause any pilling. That’s the issue I have had with other SPF lotions – they didn’t play well with many of my previous moisturizers causing pilling. 

I also received an amazing Vivier Peel which I will be going into on my next blog post. 

How about you? Are there any skin concerns or trends you wonder about? If you are interested in learning more about Vivier, visit www.vivierskin.com, where you can also find a clinic near you to book a consult and receive your own customized regime.