I've a review today of my fave summer product of this summer which is Vichy Idéalia Life Serum, I've now been using daily for a few months.
First of I love the pink packaging & the glass bottle comes in, it's quite compact & can be fit in any make-up bag for travelling without taking much space.
The first thing I learned about it is that it's more targeted to ages around 20-35, because it's not really an 'anti-aging' serum, it prevents & helps behavioral aging, behavioural aging means the things we do that can effect our skin, lack of sleep, stress, exposure to pollution, bad diet... etc. Compared to the Estee lauder night repair serum I used to use which was more directed towards aging skin, I think this suits my needs much better.
The scent of this is quite strong, it has a floral scent which might bother anyone who's sensitive to scents, I'm not, I love the scent of it.
Upon daily use of it I noticed I wake-up in the morning and my skin feels so smoooth, it must have some exfoliating properties, my pores look less visible & my skin looks healthier all over all, I use it mainly at night just pump one pump for my whole face & rub it in.
It's quite light but dries a bit sticky which helps the moisturizer I use after it to adhere, I love that part.
It does give my skin a glow because it has a few pearly particles, now I know I've talked before about how much I hate skincare with shimmer, it freaks me out because in my mind I wonder where all the shimmer goes, into my pores? But I love this product so much I looked passed it. I reckon it would be a great primer for the mornings for those with dehydrated or dull skin because of the pearly effect it has. I must try doing that because it gives the skin a semi golden/pink glow right after you apply it, I think mixing this with your foundation or BB cream would give fantastic results.
From the Vichy website: "New scientific discovery: BEHAVIOURAL AGING- our daily behaviours and relationship with the environment have an impact in our skin aging process. Stress, pollution/smoke, UV-rays or an unbalanced diet impact different aspects of our skin quality: complexion colour, skin tone, facial features or skin texture.
Vichy introduces its exclusive correcting complex [LR2412+LHA], in a formula that helps repair in real time the damages of life excesses on the skin. For a spectacular transformation of the skin quality: Fresh complexion, even skin tone, refined Pores, rested features
Efficacy clinically proven on skin exposed to extreme life conditions: stress, UV rays, pollution/smoke & an unbalanced diet. In 8 days, 8/10 women saw a transformation of their skin quality.
A serum that leaves the skin instantly smoothed, plumped, fresh and soft. A radiance primer, enriched with golden and red pearls, for an instant ideal skin colour and unsurpassable luminosity and glow."
This serum was 24 OMR from Muscat pharmacy, can't say it's cheap but compared to the 40 OMR you have to pay for Estee Lauders & most other high-end brands, I'd just take accept it lol.
Conclusion: I love it, I'll keep on buying it this has become a staple in my routine, I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a serum to help improve their skin.
Thank you for reading