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La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum

by La Vie Celeste

La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum

$ 98.50

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Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum is a multitasking serum that provides the perfect balance of natural botanicals and cutting edge ingredients to help to enhance the natural beauty of your skin by reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles, providing superior hydration and minimizing the appearance of pores. Lightweight and fast penetrating, this non-sticky oil-free serum is suitable for both day and night.

Directions:
Apply a thin layer to clean face, neck, hands, or any other area that can use brightening. For best results, apply in the AM and PM. Gentle enough to be used around the eye area if desired.

TIA Review by Marta:
Teri Dourmashkin, the founder of La Vie Céleste is a perfectionist. Her products are the result of many months of creation, recreation and tweaking until she gets the look, feel and results that she wants. La Vie Céleste has just launched what I predict will become Teri’s flagship product and it has been more than a year in the making: La Vie Céleste Éclairage Restorative Serum.

The very fact that this is a serum (and a brightening one at that) deserves a drumroll. So many of us love La Vie Céleste’s thoughtful formulations. The recently launched mineral makeup range is already a big hit with her fans. But I think we’ve all been secretly a little frustrated that her skincare stopped at creams - packed with peptides and antioxidant botanicals, as well as the signature alpha-lipoic acid, they are all great. But they aren’t a serum.

Of course, Teri wasn’t going to launch her serum until she was completely satisfied with it. The goal was to create what I think remains one of topical skincare’s hardest challenges, brightening and reducing dark spots, whilst being kind to sensitive skin and eschewing nasties such as hydroquinone.

Éclairage Restorative Serum is the result of an iterative process that went on for most of 2012. I can tell you because Teri shared ingredients lists, rewrites of ingredients lists, prototype serums and reversioned prototype serums. One of Truth In Aging’s readers, Kate, even reviewed an earlier version back in October. La Vie Céleste Brightening Serum, as it was then called, wasn’t quite ready for prime time and was subjected to more tweaking.

Although I haven’t used this final, final version, I can say that my experience with Éclairage Restorative Serum was extremely positive and it lived up to its mission of brightening, taking down a freckle or two and even firming. This is due to one of La Vie Céleste’s favorite ingredients, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3 (also known as ChroNoline) and a peptide that may help reverse and prevent sagging skin. A couple of my other favorite ingredients are here as well, the free radical blockers milk thistle and ferulic acid.

Dominating the ingredients are skin brighteners with, most notably, alpha arbutin, a tyrosinase blocker, and bearberry leaf extract, which is a source of arbutin and has properties that can protect the skin from sunlight, and B-White, a combination of amino acids derived from a growth factor (TGF-b). The result is a peptide called oligopeptide-68. The peptide binds to the TGF-b receptor in skin cells to inhibit the enzymes involved in skin pigmentation. Tetrahydrocurcumin, derived from the Indian spice turmeric, also has skin lightening abilities, as well as being a powerful antioxidant.

One unusual ingredient is lilac leaf cell culture. This is supposed to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and helpful in the treatment of acne and sebum related disorders. Another is turnera aphrodisiaca, a plant that has been researched for its anxiety reducing activity (less well proven are its effects on the libido). And there’s Chinese Knotweed, which a Hong King study concluded was a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E.

There’s a ton of other ingredients - all of them natural, all of them chosen with meticulous care. As always with La Vie Céleste, there’s nothing nasty, harsh or chemical. Éclairage Restorative Serum has been well worth the wait.

Ingredients:
Water, Proponedial (Corn Derived), Alpha Arbutin, Bearberry Leaf Extract, Oligopeptide-68, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Beta Glucan, Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Turnera Aphrodisiaca Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Allantoin, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Niacinamide, Chamomile Extract, Carnosine, Phyllanthuss Emblica Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Leaf Juice, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Horse Chestnut Extract, Ferulic Acid, Di-Potassium Glycerrhizinate, Green Tea Extract, Wine (Resveratrol) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pomegranate Extract, Panthenol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Extract, Sodium Oleate, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin Dextran, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Hydroxide, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Grapefruit Seed Extract

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Teri Dourmashkin, the founder of La Vie Céleste is a perfectionist. Her products are the result of many months of creation, recreation and tweaking until she gets the look, feel and results that she wants. La Vie Céleste has just launched what I predict will become Teri’s... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    lovely serum! it is doing *wonders* for my large pores... seriously. i have to use my super-magnifying mirror to really see them now- and believe me, that was not the case before. my skin is smoother overall and i believe the tone is evening out. i need to use this for a longer time- have only had it for about 3 weeks so i will up-date my review when i have more to report. however... just had to let everyone know that it does miraculous things with your pores. (in a good way!)

  • Hi Annie...because the serum is handmade in the lab, it is possible that this batch could have come out a little bit thicker than previous ones. I have gone through several bottles since the serum first came out and never had a problem. However, the dropper on my current bottle started working fine and I just recently noticed it is a little slower in coming out. If that happens, just use the product that comes up on the side of the dropper and swipe that on the palm of your hand. That should be plenty for an application. I will check with my chemist to see if he has noticed that this batch may have come out a bit thicker than some others. If not, I will check with my bottle supplier to see if the opening on the droppers (e.g. the size) might be smaller or could vary slightly from one production to another (although I doubt that is the case). Hope this helps. We always appreciate comments positive or negative because that helps us to perfect our products as much as we possibly can. Very best, Teri/LVC

  • I have tried to squeeze the dropper handle as advised but the product still doesn't come out easily, so I am no fan of the packaging. However, no complaints with the product. Skin tone perhaps look a little bit more even

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    After a few months of using this LVC serum, I had to sing it's praises. After unhappily trying many serums, including Reluma, this one surpassed all of my expectations. My skin is dry, with a lot of lines, melasma on my cheekbones, forehead and lip, big pores and had started to look a dull gray. This serum has definitively lightened the melasma, shrunk the pores and miraculously re-smoothed my crow's feet. I use this with Snowberry facial moisturizer and a once-a-month LVC mask and have had the most drastic skin transformation I've ever had, after having tried every expensive product that exists. I'm so happy. I think the key is NO toxins. I appreciate the thorough consideration this brand has taken on it's ingredients. Phenomenal brand and product.

  • Hi Marta! How does this serum compare with YBF's Restore (in terms of helping with hyperpigmentation)?

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Having never used a serum, it was time. I didn't know what to expect, except stickiness which is an immediate turn off for me; NONE, it absorbs quickly and if I'm really in a hurry take a blow dryer and dry it that way (no idea if this helps absorb but as most serums I have heard they take a bit longer to absorb into your skin). I didn't know exactly what to expect because I don't really read the claims on labels until I've tried the product for at least 3 weeks(actually just read the review on her that was posted). Pleasantly, and I don't know what's legal to claim in advertising, my skin under my eyes began to lighten like I had applied concealer or something else. NOPE. I feel a little tightening, I don't know if those claims are made. There's no scent that I can detect which I love. I follow up with LVC extra rich cream (will change to the lighter version for summer because of the sweat factor) . Well, a non solicited testimonial on Saturday night at the Stone Pony when asked for ID, the man said ''dude, I thought you were 25" Now I know I figured the lighting wasn't bright enough to see, because I'm 58. Then he asked my friend 15 years younger than myself and said ''sorry man I have to do this, I know you're like 45). So, something's working somehow. I'm sure 4 weeks isn't the end result, and of course genetics has a lot to do with skin; but when you're in a rock and roll club and a biker looking bouncer says something like that, you take it in. I highly recommend this serum, worth every cent. A little bit goes a very long way. Part of a simple regime from a great line of products. I'm glad the founder doesn't put out a product until she's certain this is what I want to represent me. Again, HIGHLY recommended.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have used this serum for many weeks now. I love it and am so happy, finally, to have found something that works well for me.

    In the past (over 30 years worth of buying and trying expensive products), I had found that most of the high-tech peptide, wrinkle relaxing, growth factor and stem cell serums sadly just do not penetrate my skin and have produced no results for me - or worse - have irritated my.skin.

    I did research to find ingredients that might work for me - especially looking for those proven in studies to deeply penetrate and produce results for the majority of others. At my age of 60, I need help with sagging skin, wrinkles and skin tone/texture in general.

    With the help of TIA and other websites I discovered the ingredients Niacinimide, Chronoline (Caprooyl Tetrapetide 3), r-Lipoic acid that have good documented skin penetration action and good anti-aging results.

    I first went to Osmosis skincare and used their products with these ingredients for about 2 years, but found them to be cumbersome to use (too many layers, required mixing, unpleasant smells, too much time to massage in each layer, the products stained my face, fingers and clothes orange and then I developed sensitivities ......)

    When I discovered the La Vie Celeste products on TIA which contained all 3 of these ingredients, I bought them all. Not only are these products elegant, but also my skin absolutely loves them. I've been really happy with the improvements and also the compliments I've received.

    When I heard about the new LVC serum that contained my personal "miracle" ingredient list, I was determined to try it also. This serum is "user-friendly." It is light weight and does NOT leave a sticky film layer on your skin. It absorbs quickly, which is very nice IMO.

    Well, this serum stepped up my skin improvement. The best thing for me was the accelerated refinement of my skin texture and radiance that I experienced during this 4 weeks. I used the serum around my eyes and on my face. I applied the LVC eye cream and the LVC Extra Rich Cream on top of the serum. This was a winning combination for me.

    I know this serum is labeled as a brightening serum, but for me, since I did not have sun damage and spots to remove, it has proven itself to be an overall great anti-aging serum.

    Thanks, TIA for being such a great educational resource and for offering good quality products that might not have been available to some of us otherwise.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Perfection. it's packed with one fantastic ingreidient after the next and no fillers! I apply this pearl white serum right after I cleanse my skin mornings and evenings. It absorbs right in leaving no filmy residue and I find my skin to be noticeably plumper and even-toned the next morning having applied before bed. We've had some warmer days here and I'm also happy that this serum provides just enough moisture so I don't need to apply a cream on top... Putting some of this stuff on my eyes as well and I'm noticing less puffiness and les redness. Really glad I found a no bull$#!% product that gets right to the point and gives some results!

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  • January 17, 2014

    by Annie

    Thanks Terri for replying to my comment and explaining why you chose to use the bottle and dropper. Thanks for the tip of squeezing the dropper more. I will try that

  • January 17, 2014

    by Teri

    Hi Annie...Very happy that the serum is not irritating your sensitive skin. In regards to the application, I have not heard of any feedback until now indicating that the dropper is difficult to use. And while the serum may be a bit thicker than some watery type serums, if you give it a good squeeze, the serum should dispense very easily. I chose this packaging because the black/violet "Miron" glass really does a great job of preserving the product. Air pumps can be problematic at times, so I decided not to go that way. I hope that you find dispensing it a bit easier in the future. And also, as is the case with almost all serum droppers, once the dropper ceases to pick up any product, take the dropper out and pour some in the palm of your hand...sometimes a quarter of a bottle can be sitting at the bottom....we don't want to waste any of it:). I hope you start to see some positive results soon! Best, Teri

  • December 15, 2013

    by Annie

    I have only just started using this so it's too early to say what the benefits, if any, will be on my skin. I have sensitive skin and it is certainly not reacting to this serum which is good. I have given it four stars though because of the packaging. The serum comes in a bottle with with one of those small droppers. As the serum is thicker than liquid I feel an air pump would be better. I look forward to seeing how my skin is after a few weeks of application.

  • October 14, 2013

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Marta

    Caprooyl tetrapeptide-3 (also known as ChroNoline), Kim. It is a peptide that may help reverse and prevent sagging skin

  • October 14, 2013

    5 stars 3 out of 5

    by Kim

    Hi! I just ordered this, mainly for help with sagging skin. However, I can't find another reference on this helping anyone with that problem. It mainly says everywhere that it is for skin brightening and smaller pores. I don't need that. Did I just waste a C note? Thanks in advance for your reply.

Water, Proponedial (Corn Derived), Alpha Arbutin, Bearberry Leaf Extract, Oligopeptide-68, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Beta Glucan, Lilac Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Turnera Aphrodisiaca Leaf Extract, Caffeine, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Allantoin, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Niacinamide, Chamomile Extract, Carnosine, Phyllanthuss Emblica Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Leaf Juice, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Horse Chestnut Extract, Ferulic Acid, Di-Potassium Glycerrhizinate, Green Tea Extract, Wine (Resveratrol) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pomegranate Extract, Panthenol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Orange Fruit Extract, Lemon Extract, Sodium Oleate, Cetearyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin Dextran, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Hydroxide, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Grapefruit Seed Extract

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