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La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum

by La Vie Celeste

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Size: 1.0 oz (30 ml)

La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum is an oil-free, fragrance-free, multitasking serum designed for anyone looking to reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and large pores, while enhancing the skin’s natural beauty. This lightweight and fast-penetrating anti-ager uses antioxidants and natural botanicals to leave the skin looking youthful and luminous. Just like all the products offered by Truth In Aging, this item has been tested and reviewed to ensure that you are left with beautiful, glowing and younger-looking skin. Shop Truth In Aging today for more perfect anti-aging serums to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

La Vie Celeste Eclairage Restorative Serum uses lilac leaf cell culture extract, licorice and Oligopeptide-68/B-White to brighten and refresh skin. Beta Glucan helps hydrate, calm and protect your complexion, leaving your skin looking clear, clean and radiant.

Apply a thin layer to clean face and neck in the morning or evening. May also be used around the eye area if desired. May also be used with any moisturizer or cream of your choice. Suitable for all skin types and ages.

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.

My experience with Éclairage Restorative Serum has been 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.

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  • Benefits:
    all-natural, boosts radiance, easy-to-use packaging, evens skin tone, fades dark spots, freshens dull skin, hydrates skin, moisturizing, multi-purpose, non-comodogenic, oil-free, paraben-free, reduces fine lines, reduces wrinkles, shrinks pores, smoothes skin, unscented

Our Take...

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

    It does illuminate and brighten the skin, while improving skin's firmness and overall tone. I'm very happy to report that it is one of the very few products I've tried that did not break me out at all. I'm planning on continuing to use this as my night serum.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    Totally safe and effective serum.
    It does indeed illuminates and brightens skin. I used it daily on my eye area and noticed substantial improvement. I have a pigment spot after careless sunburn for about two years on my upper eyelid, and after two weeks of daily serum usage it was much brighter - my regular BB cream now is more than enough to cover that spot totally whole previously i had to apply much thicker concealer to hide that spot.

    The serum is a bit sticky when applied, but it sinks into skin rather fast - and I get used to it after a week or so.

    It is non-greasy, non-comedogenic, non-irritating, non-inflammatory, did not cause any break-outs. This are my 5 must-requirements, and the serum met it all.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I love this serum. I feel guilty because I stopped using it as I ran out of room for it in my routine when I started using MitoQ but I still have a half bottle left. Given that it really started to make inroads into my dark spots on my left cheek I'm very foolish for having stopped using it. My skin was brighter, more even and smoothed for using it regularly but the best result was on my dark spots. I am breaking out the bottle tonight and I'm going to make space for it in my routine again because basically this is a standout product that got sidelined by newer, shinier things.

  • Hi everyone...just wanted to post this to address any application issues anyone might be having with the dropper or pipette in dispensing the proper amount of serum. If you try firmly squeezing the very tip or top of the rubber applicator instead of in the middle or elsewhere, you should find that a generous amount should dispense easily. I tried this repeatedly and it did the trick even though I didn't have much left in the bottle. Squeezing the very top allows more serum to come up in the dropper. Since the LVC serum has a more creamy gel like texture (as opposed to watery type serums), squeezing the rubber applicator in just the right spot should resolve the issue. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments at We are experimenting with a pump and may be using that down the road instead of the dropper. Thank you again for all of your feedback...Teri/La Vie Celeste

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I liked the La Vie Celeste serum. My skin was brighter, more hydrated and fresh looking.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I have been using this serum ever since it came out. I wanted something to soften the lines around my eyes and dryness around my nose area. Well not only did it do that, it even reduced the puffienss around my eyes. That is a plus for me. After I let it absorb a bit I add the day and night cream all over my face. my skin is so soft now. This not only for women guys!!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    This product dried out my face a little. I only used it at night. It does say to use day and night for best results. I would put it on the dark spots only during the day. I did not see much of a lightening affect on these areas. My face is dry so maybe this is too drying for my face. It also says it "reduces" the "appearance" of dark spots. It does not lighten them. Hopefully it stopped the dark spots from getting worse but for the price and how it affected my face I would not buy this product again. I had a better reaction with Mad Hippie C Serum and it is a third of the price.

  • 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

    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 25, 2016

    by Elisa

    Hi Sue,

    La Vie Celeste is a completely vegan brand, no animal products or testing. You can read more here:

    Also, you can find them listed as a cruelty-free company here:

  • January 25, 2016

    by Sue

    Can you please advise if this product contains any animal ingredients or is tested on animals?

  • January 16, 2015

    by Teri

    Hi Annie & Everyone Else...Happy New Year! Wanted to let everyone know that moving forward, we have replaced the dropper with a fabulous pump dispenser. I don't have an updated photo yet, but rest assured the application is so much easier now! I didn't go with an air pump because those can sometimes cause problems. I think you will be happy with this one! Best...Teri/LVC

  • 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

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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