Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vichy LiftActiv Serum Review

There has been a lot of skincare testing going on at home over the past couple of months and today I'm talking about a favourite brand, Vichy and two products from their LiftActiv range which for arguments sake we'll say is for the 30+ bracket.

Vichy's LiftActiv range includes Rhamnose which is a natural derived anti-ageing active ingredient to address wrinkles and loss of firmness. If I could claim to have a 'favourite' skincare ingredient it is of course Hyaluronic Acid to tackle my dehydrated skin as a smoker and one of the newest serums to the Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme* contains this in abundance.

As with all Vichy serums you'll recognise the familar luxe bottle style, although in this instance you have a dropper to dispense the product. I found this didn't work particularly well for me, and interestingly had the same experience with a similar serum type which I'll share with you another time.

Luckily this is a thin, lightweight serum so it was easy to use the dropper to pick up the product but simply wiping off what was in place. How I'll get on towards the end of the bottle I'm not sure but that's no different than any product in this style of bottle which cannot be cut in half.

I found that I could apply Vichy LiftActiv Serum both day and night, one or the other and my skin would always look fresher and more hydrated. It doesn't interfere with make up, absorbing into the skin quickly and I found that any fine lines were less noticeable. Skin felt so hydrated I felt as if I could forgo moisturiser - although  I didn't of course.

Well into my thirties now this is a great stepping stone product to souping up skincare regimes and if you're in the 30+ bracket it's well worth giving it a try. It's not one of the Vichy's best selling products for nothing.

An interesting product from the range is Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes* which I've also been testing out. Its my first time using a serum specifically for this area and you can use alongside your regular eye creams depending on your needs. I was happy to just use this alone and swapped being using day and night.

Again you have some nice packaging and it's always a plus for me when an eye cream has a pump or tube dispenser rather than a pot. There are some instructions on how to use the Vichy LiftActiv to ensure that you cover off both the eye area and lashes which I don't follow too strictly.

It's a bit of a tricky one as to when I prefer to use this product. I've dabbled both day and night and find that the pearlised finish helps brighten the eye area which can be needed after a night out yet won't cause my concealer to crease so it's perfect for mornings. Using on the lashes feels like it should be a night time activity, whilst I wouldn't say it causes any issue with mascara that I've noticed but I do worry it will.

Once again another great serum from Vichy. Have you tried it?

*this post contains press samples

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  1. I love Vichy but haven't tried either of these, my youngest daughter suffers from Trichotillamania and wears false lashes daily because of it, so I bought her the eye serum after hearing it is meant to help your lashes grow, she keeps forgetting to use it though so god knows if it actually does lol xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    1. I can't really comment either, it feels quite alien to put cream on lashes that I forget to do it often!

  2. Lightweight and easily absorbed are enough to make me take notice lol. Will have to give this a try. x


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