Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream and Idealia Pro

This month saw the launch of the new Idealia Skincare range from French skin care brand Vichy.  It's rare that I sit at a presentation and feel that the product was made for me.  Seriously, I sat there and listened to the presentation, nodding along, saying to myself "Yep, that's me, yep, yep"... As the presentation went on, I started to look around for the hidden cameras.  This had to be a joke.  Was PJ Gallagher going to turn up dressed as the aul bridie from Meath Street, slagging me that I'd never have ideal skin?

A recent study explained how every woman wants ideal skin and how 80% of women aged 30-50 are concerned with dark spots and uneven skin tone (yes, yes I am) along with brown spots, sun spots, ageing spots, blemish marks and blotchiness.  Yes for all of those as far as I'm concerned.

The Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream (€26.00/50ml) has active ingredients and the star of the show is Kombucha, an ancient natural ingredient made from Ceylon tea that helps tone the skin.  The other active ingredients are AHAs to smooth skin texture, Vitamin B to increase radiance and polyphenols to aid micro-circulation.

First of all, the Smoothing and Illuminating Cream is pink.  I like that.  I don't know why.  I just do.  Second of all, it feels gorgeous on my skin.  It has a light texture that absorbs easily into the skin and feels cool on my face.  For that reason I love using it in the morning.  When I first apply it, I can really get the scent of the Kombucha tea and find it almost calming.  It dissipates pretty quickly leaving me with hydrated, smooth skin, ready for foundation.  My skin does look more even since using it and looks brighter and more refined.  

The Idealia Pro Deep dark spot corrector (€34.50/30 mls) is targeted towards those who have dark spots and uneven skin tone.  It works by working on the dermis and epidermis level, targeting the source of those dark pigmentation spots.  The LHAs help reduce dark spots and the DRM-Bright Complex help prevent them.

I don't have a huge problem with pigmentation spots at the moment as I was meticulous with my skin care this year, but I can tell you that this creamy serum feels gorgeous on my skin.  I know after the summer my skin had a few pigmentation spots from the sun but right now it's ok.  I've tried out Idealia Pro under the llluminating and Smoothing cream and they work together perfectly.  Lovely Girlie Mammy Bits has some pigmentation marks on her face so she's been told she'll be testing this out for me.

The Idealia Skincare range is out in chemists now and ladies, I'm going to use the C word now.  These two products would make a fantastic Christmas present for your mammy!  She will love you forever and you can hold it over her head that the reason her face looks gorgeous is because of you!

Who doesn't want Ideal skin?


  1. Thanks for sharing the detailed information about the product.Also, I’m happy to locate numerous useful information here within the post.Would like to share the blog with my friends..:)

  2. Oh the Idealia Pro seems to be what I need.
    I may have been less than cautious with my skin during the three days we have seen the sun ;-)

    1. I hear you! I'm on a skin care buzz at the moment but let me know how you get on :)

  3. Is it only suitable for the 30 + age group Karen?


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