I was having dinner with Jill, Pam and Tatin and I noticed how bad my skin looks compared to theirs. I have to admit I’m nitpicking here because from afar, my skin looks okay, but when I look closer, I can see a stark difference. (It happened that there was a wall mirror beside me; maybe, that’s not such a good idea for a restaurant to have.) I still have some dark spots from my acne scars of many years ago, with some hyperpigmentation marks on my cheeks.
I immediately thought of the product which may address my concern—VMV’s Illuminants+ Cream: Primary Brilliance Treatment. I’m a huge VMV fan, particularly of its Id Clarifying and Firming Toner and Aftershave. (I believe this has what kept my acne problems at bay; leave a comment below this post if you want to know more or check out the VMV page for details.)
For my treatment cream, I previously used their anti-age line (which promised microdermabrasion and elastin + collagen regeneration—yes, I start early 😉 until my sister broke its pump and I haven’t gotten around to opening the heavily sealed bottle.
Anyway, I figured I’ll use the Illuminants cream first to even my skin tone before I resort to looking young, lol.
So I purchased one yesterday and I admired the attention and care given to the product’s packaging and description.
A product brochure is clipped to the box with those brass studs. The guide includes everything you need to know about the cream, including an ideal schedule to help you integrate the product into your regimen. (You are advised to start once a week then slowly increase your usage over the course of about a month.) The box is 100-percent recycled, and even the ink used is environment-friendly.
Below is the unboxing:
Yes, no glue! I love the reminder too, although it was a bit late in my case 😛
The box included free sunscreen, which most probably won’t be enough for the duration of the treatment, to be honest. I’ll write another entry a month later to write about how my treatment went with hopefully, before and after photos.
VMV’s Illuminants+ Cream: Primary Brilliance Treatment is priced from Php 2,200 to Php 2,500 depending on whether there’s a sale (at Landmark, but it was out of stock) or not (at the VMV boutique). Prices are higher online. (VMV is made in the Philippines.)
Extract from the VMV product page: