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A lightweight, oil-free skin-finisher that blurs imperfections. Picture-perfect skin in as little as one minute. This powerful formula works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, make pores less visible, and produce an ultrasmooth skin texture. Enriched with PhotoSmooth™ optical technology, Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur blends seamlessly onto skin and leaves a velvety matte finish. Plus, the soft, silky texture helps keep skin feeling comfortable all day.
This review is for Lancome’s brand new Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur, which is marketed as a “skin-finisher” to blur imperfections like fine lines and pores. This product just launched at Sephora for VIBs, and will be available to all customers shortly. I’m fortunate to have been able to test this product out with a press sample. Keep reading for my thoughts!
Lancome’s Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur comes in an opaque squeeze tube made of plastic. The packaging is good for keeping the product sanitary and the ingredients inside stable.
This product has a thin, gel-cream consistency that smooths over the skin and sinks in, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple. Despite the company’s description that the product leaves a matte finish, I think it leaves a slight dewiness on the skin.
Lancome says this is a “skin finisher” that will make the skin look perfect by reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines, blurring the skin. I don’t find that any of these claims really hold true. When I apply this product to half of my face, I don’t see a noticeable difference between each side when it comes to the appearance of my pores. I don’t have a problem with wrinkles yet, so I can’t attest to whether it reduced the appearance of those. But I can say that I also didn’t see any significant blurring effect. And I didn’t see my foundation going over my skin smoother, or lasting longer when applied over this as opposed to not.
The product does feel pleasant on the skin and brings it some moisture. But there are some key things about this product that make me uncomfortable for using it on my face. First, the 7th ingredient is alcohol–a drying agent that’s also potentially irritating and damaging to the skin. The product also contains a noticeable fragrance–another no-no when it comes to skincare and makeup. There are a couple of good-for-your-skin ingredients, like Retinyl Palmitate, but there aren’t enough to balance out the bad ingredients for your skin.
In the end, if you ignored the inclusion of alcohol and fragrance in the product, this is a nice, light-weight, moisturizer or moisturizing primer. But for the $55.00 price tag, you could easily use a simple moisturizer for the same effect.
Dimethicone, Water, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Ci 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491 / Iron Oxides, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, N-Ydroxysuccinimide, Silica, Silylate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Chrysin, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tetrasodium Edta, Retinyl Palmitate, Citronellol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Fragrance, Chlorhexidine Digluconate