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Let me start off by saying I never attached the words “high tech skincare” with Le Metier de Beaute line.
To me Le Metier is a cool edgy upscale color line that offers colors that are vivid, exciting and very well pigmented. When they launched a complete skincare line last year I was hesitant to even inquire about it.
After all they do color so well why ruin it with a skincare line that already has a number of competitors who specialize in only skincare? Well I should bite my tongue now because let me tell you they have some amazing products that have been very well researched and thought out. I can review the whole line but I did try a few products and the standout product is their anti-aging night cream. Let me give you a brief summary on how the company explains this amazing product.
What it is:
This emollient and potent nighttime treatment effectively repairs, rebuilds and transforms skin when the body is most receptive—at rest.
Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Night Creme delivers actives deep within the dermal layer to repair and reverse the signs of aging, working to erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pore size and encourage natural cell repair.
SYNTOC ACTIF + POWER4 ANTI-AGING COMPLEXE Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Night Creme is specifically formulated with the SYNTOC ACTIF + POWER4 ANTI-AGING COMPLEXE, a proprietary and highly potent blend of innovative and efficacious anti-aging, skin clearing and firming actives including:
Retinol (.5%) is the #1 anti-aging powerhouse known to smooth and plump wrinkles, stimulate collagen cell rejuvenation and bring elasticity back to skin.
Coenzyme Q10 (.1%) reduces depth of age-related wrinkles and protects against photo-aging.
L-Carnosine (1.0%) prevents and reverses the signs of aging by preventing keratin degradation which causes rough, dry skin.
SNAP 8 (.0025%) is an anti-aging, power-peptide that reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by expression muscles, especially in forehead and eye-areas, for a noninvasive, needle-free “botox” effect.
How it works:
Peau Vierge Rejuvenating Night Creme’s specifically calibrated to optimize the body’s nighttime natural recuperation process. Delivered via Le Metier de Beaute’s patented Syntoc Actif delivery system, each active is delivered 24x deeper into the dermis for faster, more visible results.
What it does for your skin:
Delivers a custom blend of intense restorative anti-aging multi-actives that combine to repair, rebuild and transform skin.
Activates at night, while the body is most receptive to reverse the signs of aging.
Works to erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pore size and encourages natural cell repair.
Contains inherent anti-inflammatory properties and the superior ability to reduce redness.
Acts as an ideal solution for patients seeking to maintain and extend the benefits of many in-office, noninvasive, topical treatments.
Ideal nighttime treatment for those interesting in maintaining and extending the benefits of many in-office, noninvasive, topical treatments.
Keep in mind most high end skincare that is being newly launched sounds promising and exciting so it’s hard not to feel this could be “the miracle product” you have been waiting for. When I approached the counter at Bergdorf Goodman Dustin, the counter manager, is always the man to go to that has extensive knowledge and experience in not only the Le Metier line but cosmetics and skincare in general. He is very honest and simply is in tune with the world of beauty in every aspect. Speaking to him is better than reading beauty magazines…he is a beauty insider that has every reason to hold his own. He is unbiased and very direct. I always walk away from the counter feeling more empowered and excited about all the information he shares. Anyhow Dustin looked very excited about this new skincare range that consist of 6 products from cleanser and eye cream to tonic, daytime and nighttime cream.
When he finished explaining all the research that has gone into the skincare line I gave in and asked for samples and he gladly provided me with the daytime and night cream. He explained that it cant be used more than 3x/week and I should slowly let my skin build tolerance for this. When I heard that I realized it must have active ingredients that make some difference.
After trying both I found my skin could tolerate the night treatment 3-4x/week (keep in mind I have been using tazorac for over a decade so my skin is quite tough.) Its very hard to explain why I am inlove with this product. I usually have a detailed explanation expressing my love for beauty products but this cream to put it simply “just works.’ It’s one of those products that has made a difference. My skintone is more even, my skin seems more hydrated and has better elasticity. I just feel my skin looks better and few years younger. You have to see to believe. I have been using this for 4 months now and it has quickly become on my list of “must have.”
If you get a chance try to pick up some samples of this amazing cream at a Bergdorf or Neimans near you and let me know what you think. Keep in mind this is not instant look better cream but a long term commitment. Look forward to your comments and feedback.