Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream - RRP. £22.00
I received this little Vichy sample in the Glossy Box September box, which I reviewed here. Admittedly Vichy was a brand that I had never heard of, and to be honest I hadn't even seen it around a lot in the blogging world. As I usually do, I got straight onto the internet and did a little research on this new little beauty... but to be honest I didn't actually find a lot about it. I decided just to try it out for myself without any background information and just see how I got in from scratch, and I was extremely impressed!
The cream is quite thick, which normally would totally put me off, but when applied to your skin it actually doesn't feel too horrible at all. I usually hate thick creams but it rubs in really easily and it doesn't even feel like there's anything on your skin. It leaves your skin feeling instantly soft and smooth, which I absolutely loved! The smell is really good too, which is always a bonus for me, and it almost felt like my skin felt a plumper. I've been using it for about two weeks now and I can honestly say that I absolutely love it, it is definitely a favourite product of mine.
Overall my skin feels amazingly soft, and in some ways I do think it has made it feel a lot healthier. I've also found that my make-up tends to look a lot better throughout the day too, which is always a plus in my books. I only use it in a morning after I've cleansed and done my usual skin care routine because the pot is so tiny, but I think it would be really good to use at night too. I'll definitely be purchasing a new pot when I've ran out of this. You can order a 50ml pot online from Boots for £22.00, which to be honest I really wouldn't mind paying because I really do like it.
Have you used this or any Vichy products before? How have you found them?