Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Vichy Idealia Life Serum


Recently the lovely team at Escentual.com sent me the Vichy Idealia Life Serum to try out and I am so glad they did- I feel like I have found a skincare soul mate!

I am a HUGE fan of Escentual, it is the place to go for the french pharmacy skincare and they regularly do their 1/3rd off which is a fab deal and right now it is on until the end of March! My wish list on there is so long right now so it was fab to cross one item off the list and the Vichy Idealia Life serum sounded so perfect for my 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. "

That has my face written all over it! So what does it offer to remedy the problem? Jam packed with LR2412 which turns out is a molecule inspired by how the jasmine flower repairs itself. This ingredient accelerates the epidermal repair while the LHA stimulates the collagen repair that tired skin needs. It also works to exfoliate the skins surface which helps reflect light and reduce pigmentation- something which I am always looking for in a product!


I have only ever used a couple of Vichy products, so I was really excited to give this a try and lord knows my skin could use a boost and a bit of added glow! I have been using it daily for a couple of weeks now and it has completely exceeded my expectations. So often a product never quite delivers on its promise but without a doubt I can see my skin was much brighter after only 7 days and my god is it smooth. I am not even slightly exaggerating when I say I have NEVER felt my skin as soft as this. I could not have asked for anything more on that front- my make up applies like a dream after using this and just looks all round more 'glowy' (scientific term)


The golden pearl glow to the serum
The products has a beautiful illuminating quality on the skin thanks to its mixture of golden and red pearls. This isn't a super obvious, disco ball effect but more an added element of brightness to help your skin look super healthy. The serum is really light to apply, spreads easily and evenly and doesn't leave my skin greasy at all. I have been applying this alone for two weeks at night ( which speaks volumes given how skincare fickle I am) and in the morning I have been putting my make directly on top ( ensuring to use a foundation with SPF) and it has performed superbly without using a primer in between.

My bare faced mug the day before and after 7 days of using Vichy Idealia life serum.
This is without a doubt of my favourite new products that I have used in a LONG while. I am a total convert, my only grudge is I would like it in a bigger bottle ( a little does go a long way however!)  you can pick this up for a really reasonable £19.96 right now on Escentual.com and I highly recommend that you do!The service, price and speed of delivery with Escentual is fab and I can't recommend them enough for your skincare fixes. 

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