Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lancôme Visionnaire + Lancôme Beauty Institute!



i'm always excited to try out new skin care products, and this particular product made me really really excited: Lancôme's Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector!

could be just really good marketing, but i've heard SO many good things about it, that i was really looking forward to seeing how this product would work for me! i mean, just look at the statistics shown in the video below, it already sounds like a miracle product!


apparently, it's named LR 2412 because it took the Lancôme scientists 2412 attempts to get it right!

LR 2412 is so revolutionary, because it's said to be able to self-propel through the layers of epidermis to set off a series of micro-transformations to the tissue, which allows for a radical effect to take place!

but the burning question is, did Visionnaire work for me? and your answer is below.. i decided to just show two pictures, one before and after, of about 1 month of using the product! (i actually started using it before the 9th November, i just can't find the pictures i took then! -_-)

please pardon my terrible dark eye rings and my constellation of moles/freckles, cos i didn't have a smidgen of makeup on at all in both pictures! with zero editing as well.

t tried to maintain consistency by keeping a similar angle and lighting for both pictures. i must say, i'm really impressed with the difference! you can see how i was having a small breakout in the "before" picture, and had angry spots, blemishes and redness on my nose and cheeks. after a period of 20 days, the blemishes have indeed faded, and my skin looks clearer and brighter, overall! my skin texture is slightly improved, which is especially obvious on the cheek. of course, it could be that my skin healed on its own, but i'd like to believe that Visionnaire played a significant role in it.

i've read reviews about how some people find the scent too overpowering, but i don't feel so at all, i love the fragrance of the serum, and it's so easily absorbed into the skin, it feels like it melts right in! one pump is sufficient for my entire face, and feels just right. It doesn't leave any greasy feeling after application, and in fact i feel like my skin is instantly rejuvenated!

i must say that i haven't really seen any effects in regards to reducing wrinkles and minimizing pores, but probably also because i don't have that much trouble with wrinkles or large pores to begin with. the most obvious effect after usage for me would be better skin texture, lightened pigmentation (not for my moles and freckles though) and more radiant skin.


Lancôme Visionnaire Serum is retailing at SGD135 for a 30ml bottle, available at all Lancôme counters island wide! :)

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because the Visionnaire Serum is so groundbreaking, Lancôme Beauty Institute has even launched a special Skin Corrector Treatment, that focuses on using the super effective LR 2412 molecule used in generous amounts, and coupled with other techniques such as shiatsu, iontophoresis, and a fusion massage!

and the results? your skin will be visibly transformed and radiant, with finer and brighter skin texture; wrinkles are erased, pores are tightened, complexion irregularities are visibly reduced, for recreating truly beautiful skin!

Jazlyn kindly invited me to try the Skin Correct Treatment, and i went down to the Lancôme Beauty Institute at Marina Bay Sands for a session of rejuvenation and pampering!


i was served a cup of rose tea, whilst the therapist prepared the room for me!

and here's the entrance to the little cocoon like space where the treatment will be carried out.
the room is lit with mood lighting, which is set to different colors/modes depending on the treatment that you're doing! soooo cooooool. it's super cozy, and once you lie down on the treatment bed, you feel all fuzzy and comfortable already.
the therapy suite even comes with an attached shower and bathroom, which is really exceptionally posh!

all ready for treatment, wrapped in the provided robe.

there's even a hair brush and contact lens case/solution provided, which is so thoughtful!

after getting changed and ready, all i had to do was to press a button on the wall (photo above!) to indicate to the therapist that i was ready, and my Skin Correct Treatment began! i found out something interesting as well, for every different kind of treatment that is created at the Lancôme Beauty Institute, a piece of music is specially commissioned and composed for it, so everything you're experiencing during your treatment is all tailor made to best suit the treatment for maximum results! which is realllyyyy cool.

obviously, i wasn't able to take pictures of myself having the treatment done, but it was really so shiok, i fell asleep in the middle of it! LOL. yes, that's my idea of a good facial treatment session, to be so completely relaxing that i can fall asleep! (which is pretty hard for me, when it comes to facials and all that).

however, here's a brief outline of what the Skin Correct Treatment comprises of:

- Preparing the skin. 
To tighten pores deep down, zone by zone, but also to fully release tension in the face, the traditional steam method is replaced by a relaxing cleansing ritual, inspired by Japanese “Oshibori” (hot towels). These dance over the skin following a very precise choreography, alternating rocking movements and delicate stroking with pressure applied to the shiatsu points. 

- The heart of the treatment. 
An innovative formula coupled with an innovative treatment technique: iontophoresis, which uses a weak electrical charge to optimise the penetration of active ingredients into skin. Following a generous application of the Visionnaire serum, the face is covered with a iontopheretic mask to boost absorption of the LR 2412 molecule. Skin tingles deliciously all over and already feels reactivated, as if being fully transformed... 

- A 34-minute skin “re-creating” massage for a spectacular result. 
Every Lancôme treatment includes a “Fusion massage”: a unique combination of Eastern and Western massage techniques for maximum effects on the face. The Skin Corrector Treatment Fusion Massage penetrates deeply for an ultra-toning and revitalising effect, targeting all the facial muscles and skin layers, to stimulate the face’s microcirculation and boost the absorption of the active ingredients. The massage is performed first on one half of the face and then on the other so that the client can clearly feel, after the first half, that her skin is changing.

i believe the entire treatment took about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and i fully enjoyed every second of it, because it was so relaxing! the therapist was excellent, and at the end of the session, i was feeling thoroughly revitalized and relaxed!


and here's my radiant, glowing skin right after treatment. no makeup on again, but i immediately felt the difference, much brighter and more radiant skin, and somehow my skin looked visibly lifted and firm immediately! soooo goooood.


here's the range of products that were used during the Skin Corrector Treatment.

i was also served a different tea after treatment (different kinds of teas are served again depending on what treatment you went for, once again i love how thoughtful Lancôme is to tailor every detail to the specifics!) and the therapist also explained a little on the products she used on me earlier! you can also choose to get your makeup re-done at the Lancome makeup counter, but i didn't find it necessary.

and at the end of my treatment, i even had a complimentary hair touch up at the neighboring hair salon,  SALON 360, which will definitely be appreciated by the ladies who don't wanna walk out of Lancôme Beauty Institute looking like they just crawled out of bed. heh. got really nice curls done, and left a happy girl! :D

Lancôme Beauty Institute Skin Corrector Treatment is available at $290 for 90 minutes.

Lancôme Beauty Institute (2 locations)
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-40,
Canal Level 
Tel: 6688 7666


Goodwood Park Hotel Service Apartments, 
22 Scotts Road, Singapore (228221). 
Tel: 6737 6778.

http://www.lancomebeautyinstitute.com.sg/

if you're one for indulgent sessions and pampering, the Skin Corrector Treatment will definitely be up your alley! bring your mom or your girlfriend for a surprise treat, they'd be sure to enjoy this luxurious session and treatment, and of course leave with glowing skin and fabulous hair! i would love to bring my mom down to MBS some day, and spend some quality time shopping together or having a meal, followed by a session at the Lancôme Beauty Institute. it would be really great to de-stress and just take some time off your hectic schedule!

once again, thank you Lancôme, and Jazlyn, for allowing me the opportunity to try such a fabulous product and treatment! my skin has never felt so loved before!

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ok, since i've shown so many pictures of my makeup less face, i figure i ought to make up for it (pun intended! HAHA) with some rather nicer looking pictures of myself. LOL.

my skin looks so glowy and nice! :D love how it looks!

got this necklace from Topshop, it's so dainty and cool at the same time, i love it ;)

Pretty as a Cupcake Romper in Wine and the London Bridge Blazer in Cream.

ok i REALLY love how awesome my skin looks. woooo.

anyways, i'm off for my 2-night cruise at the moment (SO EGGCITING i haven't been on a cruise for like what, 4 years!!!) so see you when i'm back on Friday afternoon! don't go away ah!!! ;D

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