Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Because Socialites Have Great Skin: Introducing vbeaute

I just received this kit, so I haven't had the chance to try it out yet. But if looks are any kind of indicator, I can tell you I have high hopes for this-just based on my first impression. The compact is so sleek and luxe; who would've thought to put your skin care in to a compact and include a mirror? I literally "ooohhhed" when I picked it up and felt how sleek and sturdy it was and audibly gasped when I opened it and received the unexpected surprise of a mirror. 

vbeaute's It Kit is the creation of socialite Julie Macklowe, who partnered with one of the world’s most respected manufacturing labs in Switzerland to formulate a five-piece skin-care line that features powerful botanical technology-stem cells from the Alpine Rose. Macklowe calls these “longevity botanicals,"  because these anti-oxidant loaded molecules are what has helped the plant endure harsh conditions, such as extreme cold, relentless UV rays, and severe dryness. The idea is that your skin can benefit from the plant’s resiliency in an anti-aging capacity.

Stocked with all the everyday essentials, the It Kit contains a cleanser, exfoliator, protecting serum, moisturizing cream, and an eye-cream, all in a refillable TSA-friendly containers (And trust me, looking at this compact just makes me want to toss it in a large Louis Vuitton tote and charter a private jet to Fiji; it really gives off a real sense of luxury). The entire vbeaute collection  is fragrance, gluten, paraben, oat and nut- free. It is dermatologist tested and not tested on animals.

Here are more details about Julie and the products available from vbeaute.

Before the age of 30, Julie Macklowe managed a multi-million dollar hedge fund, was a fashion 
socialite, a mom, achieved “It Girl” status, and lived an on-the-go lifestyle. After years of searching for skincare products that could make a difference, meet her daily multitasking needs, be luxurious, sensual, yet results-driven, she realized nothing like that existed and began her journey to re-invent serious skincare for the modern woman. Intense research and extensive networking—the tools of her financial world success—helped Julie find the rarest botanicals and the most advanced skincare bio-technology that would focus on the dramatic delay of aging skin. Julie found and partnered with CRB High Performance Lab of Geneva, Switzerland, a world leader in innovative skin treatment, and started working with their top molecular scientists. These scientists introduced Julie to the Swiss botanical stem-cells from the Alpine Rose plant, one of the Longevity Botanicals that have developed near miraculous anti-aging abilities as they’ve adapted over centuries to the harsh conditions such as cold, UV and severe dryness in the High Alps.The vComplex is a potent Swiss cellular concentrate based on Swiss Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT), an age-antagonist that provides antioxidant protection in relation to UV damage. Age-altering ingredients. Serious skin treatments. Innovative technology that works on a cellular level. vbeauté helps correct the sins of the past and protect the skin of your future. Prevent premature aging before it has a chance to happen; put time control in your control. V is your victory over time.

Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT) is an antioxidant protection in relation to UV damage, helping the skin naturally prevent the cycle of aging. The Alpine Rose has adapted to cold, dryness and UV, so that it can resist these harsh environmental conditions and fast changes at very high altitudes. At its extreme mountain habitat the Alpine Rose was forced to adapt to very hard conditions, making this plant especially rich in polyphenolic compounds with antioxidant and radical scavenging properties. The Alpine Rose is used to help preserve the vitality of skin because it contains epigenetic factors whose function is to maintain the self-renewal capacity.
Sourced to create an active that protects the skin against environmental stress factors, improves the function and preserves the activity of the epidermal cells, the new Botanical technology of ARBT is the perfect solution to protect and repair the skin.

The line includes:

Lite Up Intense Brightening Agent has the power to rev up your skin wattage no matter how life has dulled your glow. Alpine Rose Botanical Technology fights free radicals to maintain your porcelain beauty while Watercress Skin Lightening Complex and Niacinamide work to banish age spots, discoloration and surface blemishes. Oil free. 

Eye Never Nourishing Repair Eye Crème is like an eyelift in a jar. An age-defying, line-concealing eye cream that immediately smoothes and silkens the delicate skin around your eyes. Caffeine minimizes the appearance of puffiness, BioCellular Peptide and Sensytens correct lines and wrinkles, and Nylon 12 leaves you looking instantly younger.

Rub Off Gentle Facial Exfoliator whisks away the day's accumulated debris and perhaps those old dull cells you're finished with anyway. This exfoliating cleansing gel also helps to regulate oil, purify, and minimize pores. Exfoliate morning or night. Oil free. 

Buying Time Everyday Crème is twice as nice as any daily moisturizer you've ever encountered. It watches over your skin both day and night with powerful replenishing ingredients, including Alpine Rose Botanical Technology, BioCellular Peptide and Ceramide 2 and 3. Think of Buying Time as your round the clock way of putting time in your hands. 

Undercover Agent Anti-Wrinkle Protecting Serum is a power-plant cocktail of bio-botanical age-delay properties, that helps the skin repair itself from the inside out. Undercover Agent is an intensive serum bringing together Alpine Rose Botanical Technology and BioCellular Peptide as an antidote for age signs. Oil free. 

Evidence Eraser Gentle Foaming Cleanser is formulated to erase the evidence of the day or night with tender attention to your skin's everyday needs. This luxe foam-burst gel cleanser gently washes away makeup and dirt so your skin can feel pore-minimized, softened and toned. Oil free.

The products are all available individually or as a set in the It Kit (there are also indivivual refills available for the It Kit). Originally, I was going to hold off on posting about this until I had time to try it out, but then I learned that Glossybox has started carrying the line and are offering a nice 25% off discount on vbeaute. It's a limited time offer, so I wanted to make sure to share this new, exciting luxury brand with you lovelies so that you may have time to take advantage of the offer.

Until next time...

Ciao, XxO


PS-Sample was sent for consideration by the company or PR. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are 100% honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links-if you choose to click on the pictures (which lead to the full size products) or the text links (which lead to the It Kit refills) AND make a purchase, I will receive a small commission :)  All pictures in this post were obtained from vbeaute.com.

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