Thursday, 16 March 2017

Vichy Idéalia Skincare

Is it just me or when one thing runs out in my collection, another ten follows suit. My Sunday Riley Luna Oil was on it's last legs and so I needed something that would help my skin while I slept. Funnily enough, I also needed a moisturiser and an eye- cream and Vichy delivered on all of these things.

I've never tried anything from Vichy, I had heard good things and I loved that it was a French pharmacy product, as I find that my skin responds well to these kinds of products. I bought the Vichy Idéalia range which is aimed to revitalise dull and tired skin to achieve a more even and brightened complexion. 

The Vichy Idéalia Smoothing and illuminating Cream  (£25.00/50ml) is my go-to moisturiser, and has been for the last two months, I find that it does add radiance to my skin, and is able to fully moisturise it, getting rid of the sensation of dry and tight skin. I find that it's easy to blend out, and you can feel that it does contain a nice amount of hydrating ingredients, as it's a hybrid between a gel and cream. Because of the unique texture, I feel like this would be a nice product for the majority of skin-types. I also love the packaging of the product, it is encased in a light pink jar, which is weighty. The top of the lid has also got a a mirror which is super cool and completely unexpected. Due to the weight and size of the product, this is hard to travel with compared to other products. I still do travel with it so it's not completely impossible!

The Vichy Idéalia Skin Sleep (£26.50/50ml)  is a product from Vichy that has received a bit more hype. The Vichy Idéalia Skin Sleep is a product that aims to restore the health of skin overnight. It's one of those products which just work miracles overnight, I can't tell you exactly what it does but it has enough of an effect that I have to use it everyday. I just find that my skin looks healthier and more balanced in the morning, and blemishes I have look calmer and more controlled. In terms of lasting effects, I find that this product has more of an effect than the moisturiser, which isn't surprising. Also, despite having oily skin, my skin really drinks up these products from Vichy, and I have found that my skin texture has improved because of this. I have a mini size since I bought the three products in a Christmas set.

The last product I have from Vichy is the Vichy Idéalia Eyes (£23.00/15ml). I'm only 21 so I don't really need to target wrinkles or fine lines around my eyes. However, I work shifts and that entails some really early mornings and sometimes not enough hours to sleep between shifts. So I really wanted to start protecting my eye area, as dealing with wrinkles and dark circles work more effectively when you start your regime before it's actually happened - in other words I am using a more preventative solution. I just needed an eye-cream that was hydrating and soothing, just to help reinforce the thinner skin around my eyes, and this Vichy eye-cream is exactly what I needed. It's a cream to gel-like consistency that doesn't feel heavy around my eyes, and sits perfectly under concealer, so I can use this for morning and night! I also like the packaging for this, it comes in a squeezy tube which is difficult to squeeze the product out, but that's exactly why I like it, I don't get an excess of products, I can always manage to squeeze out the exact amount I need. It also has a silicone applicator which I can always manage to keep clean too.

Despite not trying Vichy before, I am a total convert. I feel like this brand understands my skin, the products sooth any irritation, deals with blemishes and also just adds radiance when my skin isn't in its best condition. I just feel like I am actually targeting the needs and concerns that I feel like my skin has, which just feels amazing. It's just everything when you find products that your skin agrees with!
I would love to know if you have tried this range, or even Vichy in general! If there are products that you think I would like, then be sure to comment down below to let me know! I would also love to know what skincare brand you think your skin agrees with!
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