Tuesday, April 11, 2017


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If you are a French pharmacy fanatic, as am I– then you have likely heard of, if not tried, Vichy skincare products. I can lose myself for hours in French pharmacies, but thanks to the international traction that these skincare products have received in the last decade, you can get them without a trip to Paris! I have three phenomenal Vichy products to share with you that will work overtime while you are slumbering. 

About Vichy,

Founded in France in 1931, Vichy’s formulas combine clinically-proven ingredients with mineral-rich volcanic water to deliver real results to women of all ages. Today, Vichy is the #1 Anti-Aging Brand in European pharmacies.
All products available from www.VichyUSA.com and the retailers listed below.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water ($14.00 for oz. from Amazon, CVS Walgreens and Skin Care RX): I am a huge fan of thermal water sprays, and Vichy's is sourced directly from French volcanoes. This soothing and refreshing spray feels amazing against the skin, and I often spritz it on right after I apply my favorite beauty oil to help speed up absorption, and because it allows me to use less oil. This can be used any time of the day, but I do like to spritz my face before going to bed for a little extra hydration.

According to Vichy.

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water enriched with 15 rare minerals. 15 clinical studies have proven the skin health benefits of Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Completes every skin care regimen and infused in all Vichy skin care products. 100% pure and natural. Preservative free. Paraben free. Fragrance free. Alcohol free. Non comedogenic. Allergy-tested

Claims: Based on a clinical study of 24 women: in 4 days catalase activity, an anti free-radical enzyme responsible for skin's defenses, is increased by 20%, in 7 days redness is eliminated and skin dryness score is reduced by 83%, after 1 month significant reduction of the cutaneous signs of irritation: stinging, itching and burning.

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER
Idéalia Skin Sleep Night Recovery Gel-Balm ($35.00 for oz. from AmazonWalgreens and Ulta): This beautiful pink potion is the antidote to a dull and listless complexion that is often associated with sleep deprivation. I know that when I am especially busy at work that I often don't get enough sleep, and awaken exhausted. On those days it is nice to have a little skin boost, and Idéalia Skin Sleep Night Recovery Gel-Balm definitely helps (that and copious amounts of coffee). In fact, this wonderful overnight skin treatment is formulated with caffeine to help improve microcirculation, and to facilitate the skin’s natural repair activity that occurs while you sleep. In less than a week of use I noted that my skin appeared visibly smoother, softer, more luminous and far more rested. The texture is lightweight and fast absorbing, and it has a delightful light and fresh fruity-floral fragrance that disappears soon upon application.

According to Vichy,

Vichy Idéalia Skin Sleep Night Recovery Gel-Balm contains pure caffeine, this formula improves microcirculation and counteracts signs of fatigue. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and replump skin's appearance over time. Containing micro-exfoliating LHA and vitamin B3, Idéalia Skin Sleep helps stimulate cell renewal on skin's surface and visibly evens skin tone.

A poor night's sleep is typically written all over your face. Visible signs include a dull complexion, uneven skin tone, reduced skin elasticity, and overall tired-looking features. Idéalia Skin Sleep's formula helps mimic the results of a good night's sleep on skin. Complexion is more even and illuminated, pores are visibly reduced, and features appear more rested overall. Over time, see fresher, more healthy-looking skin. Fresh balm-in-gel texture envelops and deeply nourishes skin without heaviness.

Directions: Apply nightly on cleansed skin or immediately following serum application. For total facial relaxation, follow this massage tips below: Take a pea-sized amount and warm between palms and fingers. Apply using slow, gentle movements, smoothing out from the nose to the temples. Glide product across forehead and gently massage the temples in a circular motion. Lay the hands flat over the temples and slide over the ears, down the neck and to the collarbone. Finish by applying gentle pressure to the hollow of the collarbones to eliminate tension.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, BHT, C13-14 Isoparaffin, CI 17200 / Red 33, CI 15985 / Yellow 6, Triethanolamine, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylamide, Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Parfum / Fragrance, FIL 688810 10. Paraben-free. Allergy-tested. Formulated for sensitive skin. Tested under dermatological control.

Vichy LiftActiv Nuit Supreme ($50.00 for oz. from Amazon, CVS, Ulta and Skin Care RX): This nighttime formula helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a lift. I note that my skin appears softer, smoother, more supple and more radiant in the mornings after use. The formula is thick and creamy, and yet it is fast absorbing and not in the least bit greasy. In fact, it melts into my skin immediately, and leaves it with a perceptible glow. The aroma is so faint that it is essentially undetectable. 

According to Vichy,

Vichy LiftActiv Night features rhamnose, a naturally-derived plant sugar, clinically-proven to act on skin rejuvenation and fight the signs of aging. Enriched with a gentle exfoliating agent for softer, smoother, more radiant skin.

24 hour moisturizer that provides a lasting lifting effect. Wrinkles are visibly reduced. Skin is firmed. Youthfulness is restored. Thick, creamy texture melts immediately into skin, leaving a soft, smooth finish.

Non-sticky, non-greasy. Paraben-free. Allergy-tested. Non-comedogenic. Suitable for sensitive skin. Tested under dermatological control.

Directions: On cleansed skin, apply LiftActiv Night in the evening to the face and neck. Smooth on gently until thoroughly absorbed.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Rhamnose, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter /Shea Butter, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Tristearate, Dimethiconol, Triethanolamine, Myristyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Poloxamer 338, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum/Fragrance, B43840/1.

Overall Assessment: These are really first-rate overnight skin treatments that are worthy of your consideration. The Thermal spray is perfect at all times of the day, and is the perfect skin refresher for the spring and summer months! 

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  1. I absolutely adored shopping at the pharmacies when I was in France. The skincare they carried kept me mesmerized. It's so wonderful that we can get those brands in the US now.

    1. Me too, it really is so much fun! I agree completely, Marcia!

  2. SO much love for Vichy! I don't think I've been disappointed with anything I've tried from them.


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