During the summer, Emily, a fellow beauty blogger from Groomed L.A hooked me up with two skincare products from ViDerm. If you are not familiar with ViDerm, perhaps the word "ViPeel" may jump start your brain. The Vitality Peel, or ViPeel, was created by Dr. Kalil of the Vitality Institute to take years off your face. It is a strong facial peel that can remove the dead skin cells on your face in pieces. The ViDerm skincare line was created to maintain your skin in between peels.
With all that said, I have never had a real facial peel before. The closest I've got was using a L'Oreal kit with salicylic acid to clear up my zits. However, the ViPeel is not a pre-requisite to use the two awesome skincare below to lighten up my skin from the dark spots I have from many previous crops of acne.
The first product I use is the Clear Skin Brightener. It is free of hydroquinone and the brightening power relies on a mixture of retinyl palmitate, kojic acid, azelaic acid, arbutin, and licorice extract. It also has aloe vera extract and hyaluronic acid to moisturize your skin.
|ViDerm Clear Skin Brightener ($65)|
|ViDerm Vitamin C 20% Serum ($88)|
|(L-R) ViDerm Vitamin C 20% Serum and Clear Skin Brightener|
|A small amount of ViDerm Clear Skin Brightener|
|A drop of ViDerm Vitamin C 20% Serum|
Last but not least, when using brightening products, it is a good idea to use sunscreens during the daytime. Otherwise, you are going to sabotage all the progress your skincare has been doing. Or even worse, you can get some nasty sunburn if your skincare products have exfoliating agents such as retinol or hydroxy acids.
Disclaimer: the products were provided for PR purposes. The experience and opinion, however, are mine. Skincare is a personal experience. What works for me may not work for you.