I’ve been trying out these two products – Vichy Idealia Life Serum and Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes over the past week or two. Prior to using these products I’d been using a regime that gave me a few dry patches on my face and so I was a little nervous as to how my skin might react. I also thought that it would provide a good challenge for the products.
Here’s what they say:
“Repair and restore the radiance of your complexion with the Vichy Idealia Life Serum, a universal treatment for ideal skin. When skin is overstressed, overexposed and unbalanced due to pollution, stress and poor diet, it can look older than it actually is. It becomes prone to greyness, sallowness, uneven colouring and drawn features, while enlarged pores, oiliness and dry patches become a problem. The Vichy Idealia Life Serum performs a global action on all aspects of this behavioural ageing, combining powerful correcting active ingredients with an illuminating, opalescent texture made up of golden and red pearls. The innovative formula is created with a complementary association of LR2412 and LHA. The LR2412 molecule is inspired by the jasmine flower’s process of repairing itself, accelerating epidermal repair and improving the skin’s natural ability to protect itself. LHA stimulates cellular repair in tired skin, and exfoliates the surface of the skin to better reflect light and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. The ultra-light concentrate formulated with regenerating Vichy Thermal Spa Water to suit all skin types, even fragile and sensitive. Its emulsified texture leaves a light, non greasy, protective film on the skin’s surface and protects the skin from the micro particles that it collects throughout the day.”
I used the serum after cleansing and toning day and night. I didn’t use a moisturiser with it as I wanted to be able to assess how well it worked as a separate product. The pump dispenser gives just the right amount to cover the face and it goes on really smoothly. It instantly makes your skin feel smooth and more taut. The look on the skin is similar to a high end primer and I felt that it was the perfect base for my make-up. I think that for night-time I would lean towards adding a night cream as well for a little more moisture. This Vichy Idealia Life Serum didn’t correct the dryness that the previous product had caused but that wasn’t the key aim of this product so I dont’ feel that I should take away from the smooth results that it brings.
It’s available here for £25.45 at present – so grab it while you can!
“Illuminate, lift and rejuvenate with the Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes, an all-in-one product to accentuate the look of the eye area.Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, this anti-ageing serum tackles a loss of radiance around the eye contour. It works to instantly illuminate the eyes while fortifying eyelashes that have been weakened with age.Enriched with Rhamnose, a unique ingredient that stimulates the natural renewal of collagen fibres and the surface layer of the skin, the eyes appear smoother. Added ceramides and light reflectors make eyes appear instantly brighter and more vital. Apply gently using your finger tip to the entire eye contour. The satiny texture ensures eyes feel refreshed.!”
I’ve been using this Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes a little longer than the serum. I found that it’s as good as any of the eye products I’ve used and rated highly in the past. It feels cooling as it goes on. Its smooths out wrinkles too to make the lid ready for other eye products. I hadn’t really taken on board the fact that this is a lash product as well. Now I think about it though I have been noticing my lashes lookung better when I apply mascara and they feel much more strong and healthy to the touch too.
It costs £21.25 currently here.
Have you tried either of these products o can you recommned any that are better or as good but cheaper maybe? I’d love to hear from you.
The products were PR samples. I wasn’t paid to review them and the views are my own. This post contains affiliate links