I've been using Vichy's Idealia face cream for about 3 weeks and I think it's about time I did a proper review. I absolutely love it! I've been looking for a good face cream for a few years and now I'm happy to say that I have finally found it!
I should start by saying that Idealia is built around a star ingredient, namely Kombucha extract, which is said to "even skin texture and complexion while smoothing wrinkles, creating thus an ideal skin". It also contains Vitamin E and thermal Vichy water.
What I love most about it is the fact that after I apply it in the morning my skin looks instantly radiant and feels really fresh. I think this happens due to the pinkish colour of the cream which I believe reflects the light, hence the radiant skin effect. Furthermore, it has a gorgeous fruity smell, it is very hydrating and it's easily absorbed into the skin, so you don't have to worry about any excess left on your face that will make your skin look oily during the day. Another thing I like about Idealia is the fact that it evened and softened the appearance of my skin over time. But I have to add here that I don't have any major skin problems or discolouration except for a few spots now and then (I have a normal skin type), therefore I cannot predict its efficiency on a skin with acne problems or scars. But, being such a good face cream (at least in my opinion) it may have some positive results.
Moreover, after I apply my foundation, my skin doesn't lose its glow as it is the case with other illuminating face creams. On the contrary, my face looks radiant, healthy and fresh the entire day. I also noticed that this cream tends to control the sebum production around my T-zone, hence another bonus point.
Vichy Idealia is available for dry skin and normal/combination skin, but it's also suitable for sensitive skin and it's paraben free.
I know this will sound like a huge cliche but Idealia is truly an ideal cream for me. It has improved my skin's quality in only a few days and for the first time I can see clearly the benefits of a product: radiant, even skin, which feels fresh and hydrated throughout the day. I'm really impressed :)
Have you tried it? Take care x