Let me start by saying this product has reached holy grail status for me. This revolutionary product, the Peau de Vierge Corrector by Le Metier de Beaute, is not only perfect for concealing under eye circles, blemishes and imperfections, but treats them at the same time! Never have I felt so good about covering my flaws!
The Le Metier de Beaute Peau de Vierge Corrector (shown here in Chaud) is a luxuriously creamy corrective concealer that is packed with Le Metier's exclusive Peau de Vierge technology. Peau de Vierge contains anti-aging powerhouse Retinol, which is known for its ability to smooth and plump fine lines from deep below the skin's surface by stimulating collagen cell rejuvenation. What makes this different from any other Retinoid product is that the Retinol is delivered through a unique mechanism called TPM- Tocopheryl Phosphate Mechanism- which encapsulates the Retinol and allows it to safely and effectively penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Le Metier informs us that with traditional over the counter Retinoic Acid preparations, less than 2% of active ingredients are absorbed! With the TPM delivery system however, 20 times more Retinoic Acid is absorbed into the deeper dermal layer of the skin, where it is most effective. This, says Le Metier, makes it the most effective cosmetic Retinoid treatment on the market!
What does incorporation of the Peau de Vierge technology into the Corrector mean? Le Metier de Beaute promises that the Corrector stimulates collagen production, increases blood flow, lessens dark circles, smoothes fine lines, blurs blemishes, and tightens pores within a week of daily use! I can certainly attest to at least one of the claims in this statement. After 1 week of daily use my blemishes and acne scars are significantly reduced! But I am a doctor you say, why not just use a prescription Retinoid to treat these areas? With prescription Retinoid treatments, whether prepared as a gel, cream or ointment, I am left with extremely dry, flaky, and irritated skin. The unique delivery system of the Retinol in Peau de Vierge negates these troublesome side effects of traditional Retinoid treatments.
The texture of this concealer is extremely creamy and smooth, making it very easy to blend. It is a bisque based shade, which makes it perfect for canceling out bluish areas. The concealer is also extremely pigmented. Only a very thin layer is needed to hide imperfections. Blended out, the product looks like skin! The formula also contains SPF 20, protecting the skin against the damaging effects of the sun. Special light diffusing pigments help to instantly fade fine lines and impart a radiant glow to the skin.
Prior to discovering this product, I was using the Cle de Peau concealer. Cle de Peau's concealer has a similar formula without the treatment benefits. I plan to post a detailed comparison of the two products. The Le Metier de Beaute Peau de Vierge Corrector does come at a price. It costs $95.00 for just 0.07 oz (2gm) of product. It is available in 2 shades, Fraise and Chaud.
As someone who suffers from troubled skin, I will spare no expense for high quality skin care, foundation or concealer that works. The search for products that actually deliver on their claims can be exhausting and expensive. I have finally found a product that delivers on its promises with sound science to back it up!