Vichy Idealia
We all know that a good night’s sleep can make or break how good you look and feel the next day. Unfortunately not all of us can be blessed with having a solid 8 hours sleep a day and so I was very excited when I was asked to review the Idealia Skin Sleep night gel balm by skincare giant Vichy. As a recovering insomniac, I rarely get more than 5 hours sleep a night and hate waking up the next day with my skin looking dull, lackluster and basically, groggy! Vichy’s first ever night gel balm claims to recreate the restorative effects of a deep sleep, by repairing and regenerating dull skin overnight by reducing the signs of fatigue and soothing the skin leaving you with a fresh, radiant complexion. Sounds amazing right? Can it be too good to be true?

Vichy Night cream
Hyaluronic Acid – responsible for stimulating cell regeneration and hydrating and plumping the skin. Glycrryhizic Acid, which is a licorice extract with anti-inflammatory properties preserves the Hyaluronic acid in the skin.
LHS – Stimulates desquamation and helps to smooth and even out the outer layer of skin through its exfoliating action, improving the skins texture and leaving the skin more luminous.
Caffeine – Accelerates the skins microcirculation and helps to drain and decongest the skin to counter signs of fatigue.
Vitamin B3 – Reinforces the barrier function of skin and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
My thoughts:
It’s fair to say that Vichy have really done their homework when it comes to the indregients used as it packs quite a cosmetic punch. I’ve used the skin sleep gel every evening for a month now and my skin feels a lot more hydrated than before. The gel itself is very light and cool to the touch, although I did find that I had to use quite a lot in order for me to feel fully moisturised as my skin would feel quite tight at times after application.
I took the photos above as soon as I got out of bed (and washed the sleep out of my eyes, ahem) and I don’t think I look half bad! You couldn’t tell I’d only slept for 5 hours the previous night. My skin looks fresher, generally clearer and in pretty good condition; would I re-purchase this? The £22.50 price tag is a tad over my price limit for moisturisers (personally), however I think I would get this again as I honestly cannot argue with the results! I recommend it for those wanting to try a new night moisturiser and for those with sensitive skin too, as your skin will definitely thank you for it!
The Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Gel is available at Escentual.


November 16, 2015


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