Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.
Not too long ago, I received an opportunity from a new skincare company based out of Montréal (holla at my fellow Canadians!), Vain Pursuits. I checked out their site and I got a total “personal” vibe from it which I really liked, so I was definitely in to do a test run of some of their products and see how their personalized process works.
For starters, I filled out a little questionnaire (called the Vain Profile) that had questions about my skin type, products I currently use and what I like or dislike about them, and a few other things that would better help the experts at Vain Pursuits figure out what would work best for me. After I filled that in and had a little back and forth chitchat about my preferences and skin issues and whatnot with my fabulous consultant Ruby, some samples were popped in the mail for me to try out.
I was so impressed when the samples arrived, as they both came in super cute packaging with clever names (love that!) and cards with details on the product, ingredients and a handwritten note from my consultant on why she chose that specific sample for me to try. I love how personalized this part was. I could tell my consultant really took everything I had said in the questionnaire and our previous conversations and chose products that would be perfect for me. Have I mentioned yet that their products are made of natural ingredients? And contain no parabens, phthalates, sulfates or synthetic fragrances? Another thing I obviously can’t help but love about Vain Pursuits!
The same day those samples came, Ruby sent me another email (this woman is on the ball, if only I had her organizational skills and timeliness, haha!). In this email she gave me instructions on how to best test out the two samples of daytime moisturizer that were sent to me: half of my face with one moisturizer and half with the other, and then at the end of the day I would decide which one worked better for me. She sent me another email later on to check in on my results and I let her know which one I preferred. From there, she sent me full sized products of the daytime moisturizer I liked better as well as the night cream I had been testing out. At the end of this process, I ended up with two GREAT products that I have since been using every day and will continue to use as part of my daily routine.
The daytime moisturizer I chose is called Over-Protective and is made of a unique blend of vegetable oils. It’s full of antioxidants, beta carotene, and vitamins C, D and E. It’s scented with frankincense and just smells fresh and amazing! It’s light but SO hydrating and my skin feels moisturized even into the evening.
The night cream, appropriately named Rich Bitch (is that not the best?), is a mix of hyaluronic acid (to tackle fine lines and boost elasticity) and six different oils. It’s scented with palmarosa, ylang ylang and orange. The night cream is a bit heavier but absorbs nicely into the skin and leaves my skin feeling so soft the next day.
I can’t praise Ruby enough for being such a great consultant! She was super attentive, nailed my skincare needs and put together products that I absolutely love. I highly recommend trying out Vain Pursuits personalized skincare for yourself! If you follow through to their website using this link, you’ll save 25% on your first order. You can also invite friends yourself and receive $25 credit to spend on their site when they place their first order, which is a sweet deal if you ask me! Enjoy!