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.”

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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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