Skincare is something that has become very important to me. In my 20′s I was a lot less careful with removing makeup and makeing sure my skin and eye area were always moisturized. Serum? What’s that for?! But in my 30′s everything changed. My skin suddenly needed a lot more TLC and taking every ounce of make up of my face before bed became of paramount importance to my skincare routine. I still can’t quite get all of my mascara off no matter how hard I try!
Lancôme invited us to Hamburg to do a little chemistry session to learn about what exactly is in their creams and here’s what I learned.
1. Every cream is an emulsion. An emuslion is a mix of oil and water and the content of each is what makes the cream more sticky/heavy/light/creamy
2. Products that are ‘all natural’ or Bio are actually really hard to make clean. That’s why it’s safer to use products that are chemically tested and engineered to help the PH balance of skin. Lancome actually invests a lot into researching ways plants in nature maintain moisture and mimic this through chemically engeneered creams and emulsions. The Genifique serum is actually a result of this research.
3. You should wash your skin with a cleanser morning and night. I thought that it was enough to just wash it at night but apparently it’s also important in the morning to balance the acidic levels of the skin, stimulate cells and remove and residue or dead skin cells.
I’m now using the Clarisonic brush as well as all of the serums and eye creams we were given to test out so I will do a little review soon enough. So far I love the Clarisonic cleansing brush but I have to say that im not very consistent with it as I’d like. I hope you guys enjoy the impressions of the event below and feel free to let me know your beauty routine’s in the comments below!