I’ve raved about Vasanti’s makeup a few times (their lipsticks are to die for) but the brand also makes a variety of vegan-friendly skincare - free of parabens and sulfates and loaded with nutrients to help your complexion thrive! After a summer spent soaking up the sun and enjoying the great outdoors, it’s time to rejuvenate, balance, brighten and hydrate for clear, healthy skin.
The 4-Step Skincare System ($134.00) is designed to: cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and nourish for that luminous glow we all crave. The Detox Purifying Cleanser (enriched with a Shea Butter derivative) eliminates pollutants, excess oil, blemish causing impurities, makeup and dirt without stripping the skin or leaving it tight and dry. Omega oils, powerful antioxidants and anti-aging properties help soften, stimulate and maintain elasticity while the milky cream soothes and refreshes after a hectic day.
Step two is the Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator (99% natural) – infused with Papaya Extract, Aloe and Micro-Crystals that provide an energizing spa treatment! The exfoliating crystals are similar to my professional, Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion Machine because the particles are ultra-fine yet incredibly effective at removing dead skin and improving texture for enhanced suppleness. Since my face (especially my T-Zone) is very sensitive to exfoliates, I limit this step to once per week. The formula also helps diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, large pores, dark spots and dullness.
The Brighten Up Amplifying Moisturizer with Vitamin C, Bearberry and Aloe, enhances the benefits of exfoliation while boosting radiance and deeply hydrating with a non-greasy texture. This is a great cream to use under makeup (for that fresh-faced look) or layered with your other night care to help even skin tone while you snooze.
Vasanti has some great products to help women of all complexions correct discoloration so I had to test their eye cream which is also the fourth and final step in the kit. The Eye Wonder 2.0 is packed with Peptides, Botanicals and Vitamins to help reduce dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. The ceramic tip provides a cooling sensation that feels relaxing and soothing on tired, strained eyes plus it helps stimulate circulation. I was surprised at how quickly I noticed results – after a few days the darkness under my eyes began to fade and I looked well rested.
Vasanti still offers the original eye cream in a jar ($42.00) which targets the same major concerns with a rich, creamy texture that provides a little more hydration. I also use it on my lids to prevent dryness and prepare the area for better eye shadow application.
Vasanti Cosmetics is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and vasanticosmetics.com