About 2 weeks ago I got an email asking if I'd like to try and review the new Vichy Liftactive Serum 10. I replied that of course I like to try new products and write my opinion about them but since I'm 24 I can't really test it for anti-wrinkle action. I guess they were ok with that and a few days after that the package came! :D
So, what is Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10? It's a serum that you are supposed to use before your usual day and/or night cream. I've only tried one more serum, the L'Oreal Youth Code one and I can say that they really are miracle products! They are more concentrated than lotions or creams but their consistency is very fluid, something between gel and water. That way your skin will absorb it in a minute and it won't leave any oiliness behind. Which is why it's perfect for every skin type, it deeply moisturises the dry skins and leaves the oily ones perfectly matt. You can use it before your regular face creams, day and night or at night only if you believe you don't need it that much. Or you can use it without any face cream if you are going to wear a tinted moisturiser or bb cream. Which is what I've been doing for a week. Every morning I'd use the serum and the Garnier bb cream and run out of the door.
silver shiny packaging
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Ingredients (from website):Rhamnose 10%.
AQUA / WATER, RHAMNOSE, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., DIMETHICONE, HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID, PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SALICYLOYL PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ADENOSINE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM, POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, OCTYLDODECANOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
It's whitish clear. Totally clear when applied on skin.
FeelingAmazing! It applies very easily, you only need a couple drops for your whole face. Soft and light feeling, quickly absorbed, it leaves the skin velvety smooth. Every skin type can use it, even sensitive ones (see below). Don't worry about the serum leaving your skin dry or oily, it won't happen. Which is why I believe serums are miracle products! Now, compared to the L'Oreal Youth Code, I believe this one has a richer formula so if your skin is very dry I'd suggest this one. What else can I say? I really like it, it feels amazing when I apply it and I'm in a dilemma whether I should give it to my mum for anti-wrinkle testing or just keep it! hehehe-evil cartoon laugh-
* Tested under dermatological control
* Tested on sensitive skin
* Paraben free
SmellVery nice smell, something like roses, very refreshing.
Summary: 2,5/2,5I can't give it a 5/5 since I can't test it for anti-wrinkle action but as far as moisturised, velvet and soft skin goes, I really like it.
Where can you find/buy it - Price
- Liftactiv Serum 10
- Beauty stores that sell Vichy
- Suggested price (Greece): €38
Wait! For my Greek readers there's a giveaway on Vichy Greece facebook page. They will give away 20 full size bottles. :D Or you can ask for a sample next time you'll see a Vichy counter.
If you have already tried it I'd love to read you comments below. If you haven't, what do you think about serums? How do you like to use them?
Disclaimer: product was sent to me for free-nobody pays me-this is my honest opinion