Filters are great, but great skin is better. A healthy, glowing complexion lays the foundation for a youthful and radiant appearance. And as a self-professed lover of all things luxury, I pamper my skin with only the most decadent products. Although it may seem more fun to splurge on a new pair of Louboutins, investing time and money into your skincare routine is the only way to naturally slow down the aging process, and even red bottoms can’t do that! Your future self will thank you.
Vou Pre is a female-formulated, skincare line for only the most discerning clientele. Crafted from the finest dermatologist tested ingredients, the Vou Pre line is poised to revolutionize skincare for many different skin types and concerns. Backed by extensive scientific research, the transformative formulas contain some of the most powerful ingredients in the modern skincare industry, like soluble collagen, zeolite, dragon fruit extract, and cannabis sativa oil (just to name a few).
Although I love to call New York City home, the arctic winter temperatures in the concrete jungle wreak havoc on my skin. The Vou Pre Aqua Collection is a savior for my dry and flaky complexion that is so desperately in need of some TLC. A comprehensive skin care regime formulated for dry skin, the Vou Pre Aqua Collection contains everything you need for a multi-sensory, spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. The Vou Pre Aqua Collection contains the items below and VouPre suggests using them in the following order:
1. Microneedle Roller
2. Aqua Melting Mask
3. Mask Application Brush
4. Aqua Hydration Serum
5. Aqua Nano Cream
At the very beginning of the pamper session is perhaps the most important step of all – prepping the skin with the .3mm micro needle roller (also referred to as a dermal roller).
For those of you not familiar with microneedling, it’s a minimally-invasive treatment during which tiny needles puncture the skin to create micro-injuries, which rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Having previously received microneedling treatments only in a spa-like setting, I was initially hesitant to use the tool on myself without any formal training. But with modern advancements in technology, at-home microneedling treatments with a dermal roller are safe and easy to use at home. The Vou Pre dermal roller resembles a miniature paint roller covered with tiny needles and it’s not much bigger than a shaving razor. I found the device to be extremely user-friendly and relatively painless, and when used consistently, the dermal roller has a myriad of benefits that make it a no-brainer. The benefits of microneedling in general include the following:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves and corrects hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration, and other skin irregularities
- Reduces large pores
- Improves scarring caused by acne or other skin injuries
- Tightens skin
- Increases product absorption up to 90%
Vou Pre recommends starting with the Dermal Roller once a week before bedtime, ultimately working towards using it 2-3 times per week. I’ve seemlessly incorporated the dermal roller into my routine and learned first-hand that some of the benefits are instantly noticeable – right after I use the dermal roller I can immediately see that my skin is better able to absorb the products that follow in the collection. And my skin is noticeably softer and more supple.
The Aqua Melting Mask differs from most other masks I’m accustomed to, in that it’s meant to be left on the skin rather than rinsed off. Using the mask application brush, you generously apply to all areas of the face and let it sit for 10 minutes before massaging it into the skin. Now that I’ve been using it for a few weeks, I’ve grown quite fond of allowing the mask to fully absorb into the skin (without rinsing) and my face is noticeably softer after using the mask. And did I mention how amazing it smells?
The Aqua Ultra Hydration Serum is considerably thicker than serums I’ve used in the past, but it’s hydrating effects are indisputable. With a convenient dropper for easy application, the VouPre serum glides on smoothly and left no greasy residue.
The Aqua Nano Cream is the last step in the Vou Pre Aqua Collection and rich enough to lock in just the right amount of moisture. It’s silky in texture, spreads easily, and doesn’t leave any greasy residue on the skin. And its very subtle fragrance is a refreshing departure from some of the heavily perfumed creams on the market. When used concurrently with the Aqua Melting Mask and Ultra Hydration Serum, the Aqua Nano Cream will effectively restore hydration to even the driest skin.
In addition to the hydrating products in the Aqua Collection, I’ve also been using the Vou Pre Radiance Facial Cleanser and Vita C Serum, both of which have become staples in my daily skincare regimen.
In the past I had always relied on facial wipes to remove my makeup, but was looking for an alternative in the interest of sustainability, as wipes are some of the most wasteful products in the world. I was thrilled to discover just how quickly and efficiently the Vou Pre Radiance Facial Cleanser works to remove the makeup and grime accumulated during my hectic days pounding the pavement in NYC.
The Vou Pre Vita C is a nutrient-rich serum formulated to both balance uneven skin tone and restore a healthy, glowing complexion. I love applying the Vita C serum before makeup in the morning, which keeps my skin feeling nourished all day long.
Filters don’t follow you around in real life and taking care is your skin is more important than covering it up. Aging is a fact of life, but looking your age is not. The Vou Pre skincare line is an excellent approach to aging gracefully and slowing down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you haven’t tried the Vou Pre products, what are you waiting for?