Middle Aged Beauty Queen

VICHY LABORATOIRES ~ Review of Skin Care Line

Posted on: March 27, 2012

This is a review of some products that were sent to me by Birch Box for review. There were a total of 5 products sent, I used 4 of the products. I will tell you my thoughts on the 4 I used. But first, let me tell you what the company claims about this skin care line. (I am quoting from the information I was sent.)
“Since 1931, Vichy has been the secret to healthy-looking skin. Loaded with a unique antioxidant mineral water from Vichy, France, these intelligent formulas soothe, comfort, and fight signs of aging. And, since the products are designed for sensitive skin, allergy-tested and paraben-free, your skin will be as healthy as it looks. Try them and your skin will thank you.”

The products I tried out was their 3 in 1 Cleanser, Day cream, Night cream and Eye Make up remover. They also included a packet of cellulite remover, which was a caffeine product. I know French women swear by the caffeine creams to get rid of cellulite. Fortunately for me, I don’t have cellulite (I Know!) so I gave this packet to a friend. I haven’t heard back from her. I think if she liked it, I would have heard.

I did use all the other products. The cleanser is touted as a 3 in 1, cleanser, toner and eye make up remover. It was not effective at eye make up removal. After using this I felt like I “needed” a toner. (I don’t use toners). The other thing about this cleanser that I could not get past is the smell. It smells very nice, very lovely, too lovely in fact. The fragrance from this cleanser was more powerful than most hand lotions I use from Bath & Body Works.. The same is true for the day cream and night cream. The night cream is not as fragrant, but the rest of the line is, very lilac-y. Which is a great fragrance, I just don’t want it in myskin care products. The day cream has no SPF.. For a company advertising healthy, younger looking skin, I am shocked by this. Also, the eye make up remover they provided did not work very well. I used about one-fourth of the bottle to try to remove my eye make up. Luckily I have eye make up remover from CHANEL that works like a dream.

I have had these products for about 6 weeks. When I first started using them, I broke out, across my chin. At that time I was also using different samples from Sephora, Birch Box, New Beauty Test Tube, so I stopped everything and went back to my basics. Then I received an email from Birch Box asking how I liked the Vichy products. I thought I’d better give the Vichy another try. This time, within a few days I broke out something terrible on my cheek! I have a regular “pattern” of breakouts on my chin, but when I broke out in my “cheek” I knew it was the Vichy, so I stopped using it.
Aside from the zits, even if I had no break out what so ever, I still would not recommend this product. Because of the overly, perfume scent. If I want to smell pretty, I will apply perfume. I do not want my skin care products to be perfumed!

2 Responses to "VICHY LABORATOIRES ~ Review of Skin Care Line"

Agree!!!!! So many products I’ve had to miss out on because of the scent – why do they do this? I’m sure it’s a ‘luxury’ thing, or that was the original idea, but it’s such an terrible practice and there are so many people with sensitivities now. How frustrating Judi!!


Vichy eye make up remover for sensitive eyes seemed to be gentle at first. Over the last 6 weeks, my eyes feel dry, red and itchy. What on earth do they put in their products!? Not recommended.


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