Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Vichy Idealia BB Cream - First look! Before & after photos

Ooh ladies, this is a good one, I can feel it in my waters!  The new Idealia BB Cream from Vichy arrived at Girlie Towers yesterday and I couldn't wait to try it out, especially since I'm huge fan of the Ideal Smoothing Cream and use it all the time.

I'll just let you know that this isn't a review, just a little preview really.  I like to try out skincare products for more than a day before giving my opinion!  But I had to show you a couple of before and after photos to whet your appetite.

After surveying women worldwide, Vichy discovered that women want their skin to be free of "dull, tired, grey tones".  I'd totally agree with that and it's weird, when I started the blog a couple of years ago, I wore medium-full coverage foundations at a minimum.  Powder would go on top of that and it was all because I was trying to hide how blah my skin looked.  If you'd have told me back then I'd be wearing BB Creams and light coverage foundations, I would have arched my eyebrow at you before giving you a sidelong glance, wondering if you actually knew me at all.

Now, I'm all about enhancing my skin.  Making it look brighter and more radiant, but not looking like I'm wearing anything on my face.  I am essentially aiming to trick everyone into thinking "Isn't yer wan's skin gorgeous and she's not wearing a bit of makeup"...  I want ideal skin so let's see if Vichy's Idealia BB Cream will help me get it.  

It has 6 in 1 skin perfecting actions, promising to illuminate instantly, hydrate over 24 hours, smooth wrinkles, refine complexion, reduce dark spots and protect from UVA/UVB with SPF25 and PPD16.  It comes in two shades, light and medium, so darker skinned ladies are left out here.  I was sent the light shade and got busy with it and my face.

Em hello!  This is what I want my skin to look like thank you very much!  You can see it definitely delivers on the illumination promise and evens out my complexion effortlessly.  It feels nice and light on my skin and has the familiar scent of Kombucha which is present in the rest of the Idealia range.

First impressions are great folks and I'll be trialing it over the next while to see how long it lasts and if it makes any difference to my visage.  But for now, it gets full marks for making me look like I've naturally radiant skin without looking like I'm wearing anything on my face.

The Idealia BB Cream is €23.50 and is available from the usual stockists in May.  I'm rubbing my hands together ladies because I think we're on to something good!


  1. Looks like a good 'in Karen! Can I just say how nice your skin is in the before pics too, you wagon?!

  2. I am really interesting in trying this one! We have only 2 shades in Bulgaria so I hope the light one isn't too dark for me.

    1. Hello I was said by my fellow beauty lovers here in France that the light shade is really light, perfect for pale skin tones so no worries ;)

  3. I'm waiting to try it out myself when it'll arrive in my mailbox (hopefully soon !) but I was told that this BB cream is a bit on the glowing side in the sun ? Would you confirm or infirm that Karen ?

  4. this stuff is the Bizness! Loving it so far. Hasn't made me look like an oily elf either which is whats happened with a few other ones.

  5. Rachelle you told everything that somebody must know about idealia bb cream: "Hasn't made me look like an oily elf"!

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