Vichy skincare is a line of face, sun and body care products that was originally developed in France over 80 years ago. The brand is owned by L'Oreal Paris and is sold at drugstores such as CVS and Duane Reade.
Vichy Laboratoires was first developed in 1931 and is named after the French town of Vichy. The town is known for its hot springs, which produce a key ingredient found in many of the brand's products. Dr. Prosper Haller, a dermatologist and medical doctor, partnered with pharmacist Georges Guerin to develop the Vichy Laboratoires brand. The initial Vichy product line was named Secrets of Vichy and was innovative for the era because the products were designed specifically for various skin types. Today, the Vichy brand still relies heavily on products geared to specific skin types. There is even an application on the Vichy website where consumers may answer a series of questions to determine their skin types.
Vichy Product Lines
Vichy skincare has a number of different products for the face and body, in addition to sun care, that are designed to treat various skin concerns and maintain healthy looking skin.
Facial Care Products
Vichy skincare has a facial care product range that includes 11 different collections to treat skin concerns such as aging, acne, dryness and dullness. Collections can be used together, or mixed and matched to achieve desired results. Certain collections are comprehensive and include cleanser, toner, moisturizer and treatment products, while others are more targeted and include only specific serums or creams.
Aqualia Thermal is a line developed specifically for dry, sensitive skin and includes day and night creams, hydrating serums and an eye treatment product. Each provides soothing 24-hour hydration and is enriched with Vichy skincare's mineral-rich Thermal Water.
NormaDerm is a line of cleanser, toner, lotion and mattifying lotion that is perfect for acne-prone skin. The products contain zincadone and salicylic acid to treat all major categories of imperfections, such as blemishes, blackheads, clogged pores and excess shine.
Liftactiv Retinol HA
This is an anti-aging line that tackles three types of wrinkles: permanent, reversible and programmed, with anti-wrinkle ingredients retinol and hyaluronic acid. The line includes a day, night and eye cream.
If you're looking to boost radiance, Vichy skincare's Aqualia Antiox is the recommended protocol. Antioxidants and vitamins C and E help protect the skin's stem cells and keep the complexion looking refreshed. A serum, hydrating fluid and eye-stick make up this collection.
This collection of detoxifying cleanser, toner and eye makeup remover promises to purify skin deep down, without stripping the skin of essential oils and preserving its natural protective barrier.
This anti-aging line is targeted specifically to women undergoing menopause to help increase skin's firmness and boost density in as little as 20 days. The key ingredient in this line of day and night creams is Pro-Xylane, which is exclusive to parent brand L'Oreal.
This anti-aging line boasts that it continually releases a pure dose of vitamin C to boost the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Products include a serum, day and night creams and eye cream.
Nutrilogie is a deeply hydrating and nourishing cream for very dry skin. It helps jumpstart skin's own lipid production.
Reti-C is a day treatment and eye cream that contains retinol and pure vitamin C to help correct uneven skin tone and smooth the appearance of fine lines.
This collection is actually a corrective makeup line consisting of foundation, concealer and setting powder. Each offers complete coverage and erases flaws like uneven skin tone, large pores and redness.
Sun Care Products
Vichy offers a daily use sun care product to protect skin from environmental damage.
UV Activ Daily Moisturizer Cream with Sunscreen SPF 15 is a lightweight daily moisturizer with sun protection that hydrates skin for 24 hours and protects from the sun's damaging rays.
Body Care Products
Vichy skincare offers three body care products that include a deodorant for sensitive skin; CelluDestock, a treatment that contains caffeine to help smooth the appearance of cellulite in as little as four weeks; and NUTRIextra fluid, a nourishing body lotion for dry skin.
Navigating Vichy Skincare
Vichy does have an extensive range of products that treat many different skin conditions. With all of the choices you may be wondering where to begin. The best place to start is by either visiting the Vichy website and taking a skin analysis quiz, where you will be given a regimen at the end that is tailored to your skin type and needs, or visiting your local CVS or Duane Reade drugstors. Both CVS and Duane Reade have skin care consultants specially trained on Vichy products and can help recommend the best regimen for you.