I’ve tried Vichy’s whole Normaderm line before, but these two new additions really take this line to the next level.
I love this line because it doesn’t make me feel crazy for still having acne in my 30’s. So many other products are targeted just for teens. I feel silly using them now. Vichy’s Normaderm line makes dealing with adult acne seem like any other skin care issue anyone might have. That’s why I initially fell in love with the line. It’s products like the new Cleansing Mattifying Foam and BB Clear Beauty Balm that keep me coming back for more.
This cleaner makes my skin feel clean and dry. All of those oily parts are back to normal again. Meanwhile the Vichy BB Cream has great coverage, while also fighting acne.
I always worry that this type of BB cream will be too light or too heavy. I worry that it’s not made with both medicinal and makeup purposes in mind. Vichy has it all covered! Honestly my skin looked amazing after just a week of using this line. I stopped using it for a while and it was like you could hear my face crying out wanting it back.
Vichy recently announced a new Campaign, Vichy Works For Me, that lets you go through a skin diagnostic to help you choose which products will work best for you. Vichy has plenty of products to choose from, but at a recent event I was told that the Idéalia was best for my combination skin. I don’t have a lot of skin issues and the Idéalia line was made so that all women can get their ideal skin regardless of skin type or ethnicity.
I consider myself extremely lucky that I don’t get dark circles or bags under my eyes but I’m starting to notice a few fine lines pop up here and there and Idéalia Eyes definitely works to minimize those. It’s also extremely refreshing in the morning and brightens up my eyes so I look like I’ve gotten way more sleep than I actually have.
Idéalia Life Serum
This serum is unlike any other I’ve tried. There’s a pearlescent quality to it that you can see right out of the pump. I love using it under the BB Cream for added brightness but I also use it under the Skin Sleep at night.
Idéalia BB Cream in Light
This BB Cream comes in two shades, light and medium and at first glance I thought light would be too dark for me. It’s not, it actually doesn’t leave much colour at all but completely evens out my skin tone and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and looking extremely healthy all day.
Idéalia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm
The newest addition to the lineup, I honestly don’t know how I lived without this gel-balm before. I noticed a difference in my skin the first time I used it. Like all the other sleep creams that have recently hit stores, Skin Sleep is made to repair your skin while you sleep and does it ever. I wake up in the morning looking like I’ve slept for ten hours instead of four. It’s extremely light and works well for my combination skin. It doesn’t dry me out or make me greasy. And it smells amazing, kind of like raspberries. This is the one product in my skin care routine that I’ll be hoarding. I’m almost through my first tub, which is saying something considering how much skin care we review, and I’ll definitely be using a second one.
From the difference I’ve noticed in my skin, the Vichy Works For Me diagnostic is clearly doing something right. If you want to try it for yourself, you can go to the Vichy Works For Me website to get your recommendations and get $20 off while you’re at it.
When BB Creams first hit the market, I never thought I would replace my foundation. BB creams were being compared to tinted moisturizers and that just wouldn’t do. I didn’t even give it a fair shot the first few times that I used my first bb cream. Slowly, but surely, bb creams won me over. Nowadays I have an unhealthy number of bb creams.
My favourite part about these bb creams is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get something great. Yes, you can splurge on a luxury designer, but you can also get a great affordable version at the drug store. Here are my most wanted bb creams now, stay tuned as I expand my ever growing collection:
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – It’s amazing when I makeup can do so much, but feel like so little. The Smashbox bb cream feels like our natural skin, only better! Unlike many other bb creams, this little bottle lasts all day long. This is the one I save for special occasions.
Clinique Perfecting BB Cream – I love this bb cream, mostly because I forget it’s a bb cream. I think of it like a foundation. I wear it like a foundation. I love it like a foundation!
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector – This was the very first bb cream I ever tried and it’s still in my top five. I love it because for under $15 you can get great looking skin. Garnier’s BB Cream is like a thin tinted moisturizer. It’s my go to for warm summer days when I don’t want to feel like I am wearing any makeup.
Vichy Proeven BB Cream – Vichy stole my heart with this bb cream because it feels clean on my skin. Everyone knows Vichy for their attention of skincare, so you shouldn’t be surprised that their bb cream is gentle on your face. It doesn’t clog my pores. It’s light enough to be a moisturizer, with the quality of a foundation.
Marcelle BB Cream – Marcelle was my first true bb cream love. This Canadian company made the bb cream that converted me from foundation to bb cream. I will always love this product that is just the right mix of makeup and moisture.