Last year I came across a new product launch from Lancome called Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector serum. We don’t have it available locally yet, but it’s supposed to come in in the coming months. I first came across it on Ponikuta last year. It was eye catching to me because the bottle is a bright fuchsia pink, and something called an “Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector” definitely gets my attention.
However, one thing perturbed me, and that was the fact that it came in 3 shades. Hang on a moment now. Why does a SKINCARE PRODUCT need to come in 3 different shades? Isn’t skincare targeted at skin TYPE as opposed to skin SHADE?
Then, early this year, I came across the launch of a new product by the Dior Capture Totale called Dreamskin. I personally love the Capture Totale skincare range. It works wonders for my skin and I’m really sold on their night cream, so this new serum targeted at fighting wrinkles, reducing dark spots, redness and firming skin and acting as a skin perfector got my attention. But then I read a little further to see what made this different or special and ….. hang on a minute, why does a skincare product contain “optical ingredients”?
A bit of back-pedalling and poking around, and I came to the realisation that both these products essentially contain makeup ingredients in skincare and wait a minute… I don’t want that!