I was kindly sent some product samples and minis from the Marie Veronique Skincare Collection in early spring and their products have been absolutely lovely! I’ve been using them on and off for a few months now and have enjoyed every minute of it. Their serums are all unique, but similar in consistency, and the products all work incredibly well together so I’m happy to report back my thoughts ♥
The Marie Veronique Story
Marie Veronique Nadeau founded MV Skincare over a decade ago. She has degrees in math and chemistry alongside her esthetics license from Paris Beauty College. Alongside her daughter, physicist and bio-medical engineer, they work together to source the finest natural ingredients available to address the signs of aging at their source.
The MV Mission: To create and deliver safe, innovative skincare products that make a difference. Our formulations are expertly developed using in-depth research, knowledge of industry trends, and above all, resourcing the finest ingredients available.
Marie Veronique Skincare Review
- Cleanser de Jour – This cleanser is oil-based, but it feels very light in consistency, almost gel-like. I think if you’re someone who prefers a gel cleanser, but wants the benefits of an oil cleanser, you should start here! The feel of this seems gel-like and will help break you into using oils to cleanse your skin. On top of that, it’s very gentle, effective and smells lovely. It’s brilliant for removing makeup, sunscreen, and other debris after a long day. // Ingredients: Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, decyl polyglucose, sucrose cocoate, mixed tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin, probiotic complex, superoxide dismutase (SOD), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) essential oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil.
- Eye Recovery Serum – This eye serum claims to lift, firm, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and even dark circles. I’m not sure how well it reduces wrinkles given I’m only 26, but it does improve the look of my entire eye area and it’s incredible gentle. It seems to have a brightening effect which is good for dark circles, but my sample was so small so it’s hard to say long term effects. // Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green and white tea), Olea europaea (olive) oil, Citrus aurantium (neroli) hydrosol, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) hydrosol, sodium salicylate, isododecane (stabilized L-ascorbic acid), mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), ferulic acid, n-acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide (vitamin B3), L-carnosine, dipalmityol hydroxyproline, silica, aminoguanadine, non-GMO lecithin, xanthan gum, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate (Leucidal™), aspen bark. Essential oils: Myrtus communis (green myrtle), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Psidia altissima (lary).
- Redness Recovery Serum – I loved this serum! As an Irish Italian girl, I have bizarre skin traits. I burn, then tan, but get red in the face with very little provocation. I’m pale in the winter, olive in the summer; it’s a bizarre state of affairs. That said, getting redness so easily can be annoying and this serum has an instant effect on any inflammation in my skin. It’s super calming and soothing and seems to work right away. // Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green and white tea), Olea europaea (olive) oil, Calendula officinalis (calendula) hydrosol, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) hydrosol, glycyrrhiza uralensis (Chinese licorice) extract, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil, sodium salicylate, rutin, probiotic complex, glucosamine HCl, niacin amide (vitamin B3), arabinogalactan, lycopene, non-GMO lecithin, xanthan gum. Essential oils: Psidia altissima (lary), curcuma longa (curcumin), helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender).
- Gentle Retinol Serum – This serum seemed to have good effects, but it’s hard to say because they were not noticeable enough in the time I used it. This sample size was quite small and although I enjoyed that this serum was very gentle, especially for a retinol serum, I didn’t see any effects that were extremely noticeable. That said, it’s a gentle serum and does feel nice on the skin. // Ingredients: Camelia sinensis (green tea) infusion, Citrus aurantium (neroli) hydrosol, vegetable glycerine, kombucha tincture, encapsulated retinol (7%), niacinamide (vitamin B3), beta glucan, sodium salicylate, n-acetyl glucosamine, Photoaging Repair Complex™, non-GMO lecithin, xanthan gum, isododecane (stabilized vitamin C), mixed tocoperols (vitamin E), Argania spinosa (argan) oil, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip seed) oil, Rubis fruticosus (blackberry seed) oil, Brassica oleracia italica (broccoli seed) oil, rosemary oleoresin, preserved with Leucidal® Liquid and aspen bark. Essential oils: Citrus aurantium (neroli), Carota daucus (carrot seed), Curcuma longa (curcuma), helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Cistus ladaniferus (cistus), Boswellia carterii (frankincense).
- Luminous Lightening Serum – // Although I can’t be sure given the short time I used this, I really do think it helped brighten my skin up! I don’t know if it would be effective at lightening scars or anything, but it definitely seems to brighten skin. I also loved the scent of this and it was extremely light and gentle like all these serums which is something I like. Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green tea), Citrus aurantium (neroli) hydrosol, vegetable glycerin, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, Sesamum indicum (sesame seed) oil, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip seed) oil, Rubus fructicosus (blackberry seed) oil, niacinamide (vitamin B3), sodium salicylate, N-acetyl glucosamine, Isododecane (stabilized l-ascorbic acid), uva ursi tincture, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, Sambucus nigra fruit (elderberry) extract, crosspolymer/silica, Coffea Arabica (coffee) fruit extract, Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), pearl powder, rice powder, centrophenoxine, resveratrol, Leucidal, Broussonetia kazinoki (paper mulberry) root extract, aspen bark, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) lecithin, xanthan gum, mixed tocopherols (non-GMO vitamin E), kombucha tincture, Rosemary oleoresin. Essential oils: Citrus aurantium (neroli), Curcuma longa (tumeric), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus), Boswellia carteri (Frankincense), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium).
- Oil de Jour – Omega-rich plant oils and extracts help defend your skin against UV damage while something called Eicosapentaenoic acid actually prevents to destruction of collagen (which happens in your 20’s by the way!). This is one to have in your beauty arsenal for that reason alone, but it also smells lovely, goes on super light as far as oils go, and absorbs into skin without much effort. I love the glow I get the day after from using this one! // Ingredients: Camellia oleifera (camellia) oil, Limnenthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Borago officinalis (borage) oil, Persea americana (avocado) oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil, Actinidia deliciosa (kiwi) seed oil, Salvia hispanica (chia seed) oil, Rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil, Sesamum indicum (sesame seed) oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), Brassica oleracea italica (broccoli seed) oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate seed) oil, astaxanthin, Opuntia ficus indica (barbary fig seed) oil, Rosa rubignosa (rosehip) seed oil, algae oil, Lycopersicon esculentum miller (tomato seed) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin. Essential oils: helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Cananga odorata (ylang ylang), Myrtus communis (green myrtle)
- Mist de Jour – Rich in probiotics, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and even coconut water, this mist is perfect for calming irritated skin. The scent, again, is very subtle and the effects are soothed, hydrated and antioxidant-enriched skin. I love this stuff! // Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green and white tea), Cocos nucifera (coconut) water, Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Chinese licorice) extract, glucosamine HCl, sodium salicylate, niacinamide (vitamin B3) probiotic complex, beta glucans. Essential oils: Daucus carota (carrot seed), Curcuma longa (turmeric), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Myrtus communis (green myrtle).
- Profoliation Mask – Last, but not least was this Profoliation Mask. I really enjoyed using this one. It goes on really simply and is more of a hydrating mask than anything. The mask uses natural lactic acid and probiotics to gently exfoliate, brighten and hydrate your skin and I definitely think it actually does just that. There’s no crazy stinging or drying out of the mask. It feels very gel-like in consistency and you just kind of keep it on for a few minutes while it works it’s magic. When you rinse, your skin feels softer, brighter, more dewy, and more hydrated than before. If you have trouble with dull skin and you want something gentle, this is it. This is also a wonderful alternative to clay masks and it actually works really well. // Ingredients: Lactic acid, camellia sinensis (green tea) infusion, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), xanthan gum, Solanum tuberosum (potato) flour, Cocos nucifera (coconut) flour, sodium salicylate, probiotic complex. Essential oils: Citrus aurantium (neroli), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium), Boswellia carterii (Frankincense), Citrus nobilis (orange), Citrus medica limonum. Active ingredient: 5% lactic acid
Things to Love About Marie Veronique
- Female Empowerment – I love that this company is ran by a woman and that it’s aided by her lovely daughter. Both ladies are incredibly accomplished with science degrees and tons of qualifications that make them experts in their field.
- 100% Natural and Organic Ingredients
- Ingredients Chosen for their proven results backed by science, but from nature for their efficacy in preventing and treating aging skin at the source.
Overall, I really love this brand. Their products work so well together which I think is great for people who want to purchase an entire beauty regimen from this brand. Because their products work well together, you can choose any number of products and they will all go great in your routine. The scents are subtle and very similar; a bit floral and herbal. This makes them so easy to use together and the scent is subtle, but super relaxing at the end of a long day. I love that all these products are backed by science, but made with nature and I think that the results kind of speak for themselves. I definitely think you need to give these products several weeks to work. I didn’t see any major results from the smaller samples I received (except Redness Recovery; it was a miracle worker!), but the full and travel size products were enough to get a feel for the products and I love how gentle, but efficient they all are.
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