When it comes to skin care, there’s a lot of hype out there. Lots of empty promises, false expectations and broken dreams. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but when it comes to skin care most of us want what we deserve – results! With so many products promising results that just aren’t realistic, it is refreshing to finally come across a skin care line that delivers on its promises. A few weeks ago, I was invited to the Jouviance offices to discover their latest innovation, the Jouviance ResturctivSRD Glyco|Laser Soft Peels, a safe and effective line of exfoliating and smoothing soft peels formulated with Glycolic Acid, AHA and BHA that fight photoaging, reduce fine lines and give your skin a renewed glow.
Having heard of Jouviance in the past and never tried their products, I was excited to finally be initiated to the brand. And you know what, first impressions didn’t disappoint! I had the chance to meet the entire Jouviance team, including Roger Southin, the president of the brand, and everyone was so sweet and amazing. I learned a lot about the company, the story of how it all began and the range of products it offers (I had no idea they had a makeup collection too!). But that day, we were invited to heard all about the Glyco|Laser range, which includes four products, each formulated with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to reduce signs of aging by breaking apart the upper most layer of the skin, BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) to reduce signs of aging by limiting oil on the skin surface and giving your skin a deep clean, and Glycolic Acid. Now I know that Glycolic Acid may sound scary to some, but hear me out. Glycolic Acid is one of the safest forms of AHA out there. Here’s all of the great things it does for your skin:
Eliminates dead skin cells on the skin’s surface to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Synthesizes hyaluronic acid to give your skin a burst of hydration.
Brightens the complexion by distributing cells containing melanin.
Firms and tones the skin by producing collagen and elastin.
Boosts the efficacy of your skin care routine by improving the absorption of your skin care in the deeper layers of your skin.
The collection includes four products, each designed to help peel away the blah from your skin and give it a renewed radiance.
The Jouviance Glyco|Laser Soft Peel Mask 5% Glycolic Acid is an intensive non-drying mask that combines natural AHA and BHA with two earth clays to deliver unbelievable exfoliation. It also helps to diminish pores, hyperpigmentation and sun damage, treat blackheads and pimples and give your skin a radiant glow. I popped this baby on my skin the moment I got home that night and was very impressed with the results after just one use. Can’t wait to see the results over the longer term.
The Jouviance Glyco|Laser Soft Peel Lotion 10% AHA + BHA is an intensive dual-action skin-resurfacing lotion that combines professional grade 10% hydroxy acid complex in an effective treatment you can use at home without irritation. Just apply it in the morning on freshly cleansed skin (after your serum, if you use one), add your regular moisturizer and, of course, SPF protection. The Soft Peel Lotion helps to detoxify and hydrate skin, reduce the size of pores, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and breakouts, and boost your skin’s radiance.
The Jouviance Glyco|Laser Night Cream is possibly my favourite product in the range. It’s an intensive dual-action professional grade skin-resurfacing formula that combines slow release glycolic acid with a potent QV3 soothing complex to hydrate and firm skin, remove dead surface skin cells, visibly reduce the look of wrinkles, pores and hyperpigmentation and give skin a more even tone. It comes in two formulas – 5% glycolic acid for those who are just introducing glycolic acid into their skin care routines, and 10% glycolic acid, the highest non-professional concentration allowed. I started using the 5% formula into my routine every night and am loving the results so far. The first few times I used it, I noticed my skin tingle in an invigorating way as my skin adjusted to the ingredients in the product. It hydrates beautifully and is free of any harsh or strong scent. I’m hooked!
Jouviance has a mission of giving you the best skin you can have and it shows. From the quality of the ingredients in their products and their commitment to testing products on people (not animals), to their dedication to providing the best customer service to their clientele and ensuring their products can be used by even those with the most sensitive skin, they are truly a brand that cares. I love that their products are created by dermatologists right here in Montreal and don’t contain any parabens, sulfates, artificial colours, mineral oils or any of the others things you try so hard to keep away from your skin. If you haven’t tried Jouviance products yet, I highly recommend you check them out.
Jouviance products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix and online. As for the Glyco|Laser Soft Peel range, you can get your hands in it in January 2016.
[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]