Thursday, 24 March 2011

Gotta love the French....Vichy's Home Run

If you're a regular reader of The Mouth you'll know of my love for all things French. Especially skincare. There's hardly a brand emanating out of France that I won't use/don't love or rate in some way. And I'm not just talking about high-end.

I'm talking about pharmacy-led brands: Avene, La Roche Posay, Bioderma, Lierac, Nuxe, Biotherm and Vichy to name a few. All of those brands have 'hero' products that you will find on a lot of dressing tables and in most makeup bags in France.

I've used Vichy on and off for a number of years depending on the season and my skin and their latest release has caught my attention.

LiftActiv Derm Source claims to target the papillary dermis (the sandwich between the epidermis and the dermis) which is essentially the home of the collagen fibres - or as I like to call that area - the scaffolding of the face.
It uses an ingredient called rhamnouse which is sugar derived from the uncaria plant species and when applied topically plumps the skin and restores elasticity to an older skin. Hence this is recommended for 35 upwards.

I use the word claim because I haven't been trying it long enough to verify it for you based on MY skin but first impressions are good. Lovely, actually.

It goes on smooth, absorbs nicely - but not too quickly, and does have a fairly immediate effect with regard to glow, plumpness and smoothness. And it smells like nice sun cream - random but true.

My first thought is a recommendation - but if you're a Vichy fan you'll probably love it from the off.

It officially launches in April but you don't have to wait that long. are expecting stock tomorrow and are offering a 15% discount if you fancy getting in there early.

Enjoy. I am.


  1. Just bought this one to try at night. Thank you for so many awsome advice! I´ve comepletely changed routine and process since I found your blog. Can´t wait to finish off my Estée Lauder Advanced Night repair serum (can´t see that it does anything at all for me allthough I just saw your review on the new formula) and EL Day Wear. Can´t say I´d be ever going back to EL. Nt worth the money to be honest.

    Also want to thank you for educating med to start using acids on my cystic acne (hormonal). It appears on jaw and upper neck under jaw line. I got immediate relief from the acids (Clarins exfoliating toner and Pixi Glow tonique). Thank you thank you!!

    Much summer love to you!

  2. I thought sugar breaks down the collagen in our skin?

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