Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pre-Review : Lancôme DreamTone




DreamTone Profile 03 (Dark Skin Tone) 40ml• Advanced Génifique 7ml• Génifique Eye Light-Pearl™ 5ml • DreamTone Profile 03

What is it?

 A skin serum which is set to 'reveal the skin tone of your dreams'. It claims to correct dark spots and fade marks/ blemishes for an even, beautiful, youthful skin tone.

Who is it for? 

People who want to soothe the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, skin irregularities and blemish marks.

How does it work?

Serum to be purchased based on your skin tone i.e. Profile 01 (light skin) 02 (medium skin) and 03 (dark skin) and then to be used day and night as part of your skin care routine (After some research, I have read that the profiles are not set in stone i.e. Profile chosen can also depend on your skin pigmentation)

How much does it cost?

£69 ( $98-$101)


I am usually not one for hype but I have heard a lot of good things about the Lancôme DreamTone dark spot corrector, so, my lovely boyfriend decided to treat me for my birthday. I could not bring myself to purchase it due to the pricey tag and the fear it may not work. Getting it as a present definitely eased the pressure.

So, I know I wrote a post not too long ago about sticking to things that work, and for me, it's 
the 'Garnier Pure Active Facial Scrub and Nivea Facial Wipes' .  These are still my go to products but I decided to try the serum as it only adds to my routine, it doesn't exclude any of the others :)

I naturally have good skin (thanks to my folks!!) but I am human so I try to improve little imperfections caused by my teenage years. I just really want my skin to be the best it can be as I'm not getting any younger !! 


I ordered the set from Boots (The serum alone is £69 but the set is also £69 so it was a no brainer really ) and picked it up on Tuesday. I read some reviews about people struggling to open the product but thanks to those posts, I worked it out first time (you twist the top anticlockwise and voilà). I like the 'twist' method as I always lose the cap off things and then I don't use it anymore as I get worried germs have gotten in - then it gets wasted. So first tick to the packaging/functionality. 


What frustrated/inconvenienced me is that the set does not come with like an information card or booklet enabling me to use the products as recommended. I tried to Google recommended steps to follow but the search was in vain. I had to Google information about the products individually, which took up a lot of time, and then create my own step by step guide.


My Steps:


1) Cleanse my face with the Garnier Pure Active scrub;

2) follow by using the Nivea Gentle Facial Wipes
3) Apply a few drops of the Advanced Génifique 7ml to my skin and massage ( I only use this once a week as there's not a lot of it and it's not a crucial step) 
4) Apply the Génifique Eye Light-Pearl to the creases/around my eye ( again, only used once a week)
5) Finally, Apply the Dream Tone serum paying close attention to arrears that need to be targeted.

It has only been 4 days since I used the products for the first time so I cannot provide an in-depth review, but so far so good! My skin feels soo soft, the product smells so beautiful (this scares a lot of people due to the fear the serum is heavily perfumed but it hasn't irritated my skin yet so the smell is still a bonus) and I can already see a difference. I rarely wear foundation anyway but the serum gives my skin a glow which makes me look as though I am. BUT, it is all still early days so things may change, but for now, it is definitely living up to the hype. 


Summary


Pros

  • Good Packaging
  • Skin feels incredibly soft
  • Smells beautiful
  • It acts as a tinted moisturiser by giving the skin a natural glow

Cons
  • Set does not come with a step by step recommendation or information booklet

I shall be back with a 3 week review so stay tuned!  

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