I was sent this set a while go to try. It is due to launch very soon. Vichy are part of L'Oreal.
Firstly a bit about Vichy-
'Since it's foundation by Dr. Haller in 1931, the Vichy Laboratoires have applied the principles of science to skincare, with a view of improving the quality of the skin appearance and the quality of life that comes with it.
At the heart of Vichy products is the unique association of Vichy Thermal Spa Water and the most effective active ingredients selected for every skin need. Personal skin diagnosis is of paramount importance to Vichy, so pharmacy skincare advisors are trained to offer free skin health consultations to every consumer in order to correctly identify their individual skin needs. This encourages the consumer to use the appropriate routine for their skin type, achieve the results they are looking for and most importantly maintain healthy looking skin.
At Vichy, we guarantee efficacy of dermatological ingredients tested on 5,000 people in clinical studies every year.'
Vichy’s Essentielles range offers the guarantee of effective active ingredients, clinically proven results and high tolerance at an accessible price. Vichy Essentielles is for all skin types to be used on a daily basis to help hydrate, protect and reveal skin’s radiance. The Essentielles range will be available exclusively in Lloydspharmacy from December 2009.
Essentielles contains Rose Gallica extract which is an active ingredient which has triple action- protecting, hydrating and radiance revealing. The range also contains, soothing Alantoin, nourishing Shea Butter, hydrating Glycerin and soothing and fortifying Vichy Thermal Spa Water.
I was sent the facial cleanser, facial moisturiser and body moisturiser all for dry skin.
I started with the cleanser, nice and creamy, lathered well which you dont find often! Felt nice on my skin which a fresh but not overpowering scent. This left my skin squeaky clean, literally. Sometimes when I was using this, I found it hard to remove the product from my face. My skin was really clean afterwards but a little bit tight.
Facial Moisturiser- light, hydrating and all round plesant to use. Kept my skin fresh all day. Again no overpowering scent, just nice.
Body Moisturiser- I really didnt expect much from this as the consistancy is quite runny. Being a body butter lover, I didnt think this would be for me. Saying that, I really like it. It does pretty much what it says on the tin. It moisturises and keeps your skin moisturised until you wash again. This is perfect if you dont want to use a heavy butter and particularly good in the summer.
Overall I really like the range. Its not a brand that I would normlly go for but I will be checking out the other products they offer. I had no breakouts from this at all which is a big thumbs up! Although in my opinion the winning product is the body moisturiser. These are all priced between £4.50-£8.50 and are availale at Lloyds Pharmacy.
Has anyone tried the Vichy range?