Word-of-mouth buzz and a growing number of local fans are causing a new trend in skin care among women of all ages in Barrington. Last fall, Fox Point mom, Amanda Hines, discovered Votre Vu. It’s a 4-year-old American company offering a naturally-based, upscale collection of premiere cosmetics and skin care products handcrafted in France. Their luxury line is more affordably priced than comparable products and Amanda Hines says the results speak for themselves.
Amanda is a Votre Vu Brand Ambassador, sharing the line with others interested in better skincare. She hosts in-home Votre Vu parties or “soirées”, offering an opportunity for guests to sample and experience the products on their own skin. “Our goal at Votre Vu is to change peoples’ lives for the better with professional-grade products that promote healthy skin and in turn, a renewed sense of confidence for our customers.”
Votre Vu offers products for both women and men and all of the company’s skin care is handcrafted in a private lab in France that caters to upscale European spas.
Amanda says Votre Vu’s skin care is custom created for effective results using the highest grade of botanicals and highly sought-after marine agents.
After falling in love with the products herself and the results she noticed with her own skin, Amanda decided she had to share Votre Vu with others. “I just really love the way the products work. The line sells itself and the price is very reasonable.” And Amanda says women in Barrington particularly love that they can couple the skin care options with Votre Vu’s handcrafted line of naturally based French Accents cosmetics.
Votre Vu’s French Accents face basics include a tinted moisturizer, tinted lip and cheek stain, soft eye liner, eyelid smoother, brow definer, mascara, bronzer, powder and brushes. And the icing on the cake is that Votre Vu donates $1 from every French Accents product purchased to pediatric cancer treatment.
To put our best face forward during these last cold and drying days of winter, Amanda says our skin needs nourishment now more than ever. So she let us in on the four simple steps she recommends for a systematic approach to a more healthy complexion…
Amanda says Votre Vu offers a gel based cleanser for troubled, oily skin or a milk based cleanser for sensitive to normal skin.
“Milk based cleansers have been used by European women for years to baby their skin. They’re very effective at removing residue, makeup, dirt, oils and pollution but won’t strip your skin of the natural oils.”
Step Two: Tone
Amanda says the toning step is the best way to replace the pH balance of your skin.
“It preps your skin for the next two steps. It also helps remove any residual bacteria and that’s what can cause blemishes.”
Amanda says Votre Vu has developed unique sérums for different skin types which repair, rehydrate, re-balance or reduce inflammation, depending on your complexion’s needs.
“We also have two specialty sérums. Our Les Sorbet serum is full of wonderful anti-aging superstars like marine elastin and collagen. This sérum is frozen to preserve and magnify the efficacy of the formula’s firming and toning advantages.
And our Mal-Ligne serum offers a blend of collagen builders, antioxidants and botanically-based stimulators that visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This sérum is the savvy woman’s answer to ‘Faux-Tox’, putting a refined complexion within reach without the needles.”
This fourth step is all about moisturizing. “You need to protect your skin from free radicals, from the elements, from the wind and from the cold.”
Amanda also recommends a moisturizer with a sunscreen or, if you’re going to be in the sun for long periods of time, her tip is to add a special sunscreen for extra protection.
Amanda says the key to healthy skin is a systematic approach. “Following these steps takes about two minutes, morning and night. It doesn’t take very long, but your skin feels hydrated, not parched, during winter’s drying months or any day of the year.”
To learn more about Votre Vu products and skincare regiments, CLICK HERE to follow Amanda Hines on Facebook or CLICK HERE to visit her Votre Vu website at VotreVu.com/sites/AmandaHines. You can also reach her by phone at 908-208-2371.
We’re excited to welcome Amanda Hines and Votre Vu as the newest member to join our Barrington Online Marketplace.
For more info about Votre Vu’s products and the Barrington women who swear by them, CLICK HERE to visit Amanda’s Votre Vu profile page that we just published in our Barrington Online Marketplace at 365Barrington.com.
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