Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm

Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm



I’ve tried quite a few Vichy products over the last year, and all of them have done exactly what they said they would do.

None of these products have felt as soothing, or had such a beautiful fragrance as the Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm!

The best time to repair and replenish skin has to be at night because you can let your skincare regimen do the work for you, right?

Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm does not need to be applied every night – instead it’s to be applied 1-3 times per week generously to the face and neck. It’s a pretty cotton candy pink, and smells yummy as well. Bonus!

It is suitable for all skin types, and is paraben-free and hypoallergenic.

It contains Hyaluronic acid to hydrate and re-plump the skin, Vitamin B3 to soothe the skin and act as an anti-inflammatory, and caffeine (amoung other ingredients) to stimulate micro-circulation, drainage and cellular energy.



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In the morning my skin felt a moisturized, and looked a bit more radiant. I can use all the help I can get in the morning, so this was a great benefit. My skin seemed a little more, well, plumper! Normally I would hate to wake up looking plumper, but skincare wise it was a good thing! As I get older I have noticed my face has a bit of more of a hollow look to it, so having a plumper look to my skin make my face look more youthful.

I had no breakouts at all from the product, and it was so soothing to apply! It has a rich gel-like texture. It’s extremely lightweight! It almost feels a little sticky when you apply it (this seems common in other balms I have used), but in a few minutes that feeling was gone because it absorbed into the skin and the moisturized feeling set in.

For a girl with a lack of sleep problem, this product worked for me. It gave my skin an extra hydrating boost, and I just looked like a better version of myself in the morning when I looked in the mirror.

Another Vichy product I was really impressed with! If you are looking to do some skincare recovery while you sleep, check out Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Night Gel-Balm. I loved it!

For more details on this product, visit the Vichy website here.



Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.



Mandy Furnis



Review of Vichy Ideal Body Serum-Milk

Review of Vichy Ideal Body Serum-Milk



Oh I love a good lotion! I slather lotion on in the morning and at night, and especially after a long day outside or after a hot shower to replenish my skin. I go through a lot of lotion as well – it’s something I love to indulge in. I have a closet full of them actually! I have a little lotion department store in my linen closet. My husband is a little less enthusiastic about my “stash” of lotion taking up a whole shelf in the closet, but as usual he let’s it slide for the sake of my happiness.

Once I tried Vichy Ideal Body Serum-Milk, I pushed all of the other lotions out of the way and this has been my go-to for weeks. I am obsessed with it, and I am so sad to almost be out of it!

For Ideal Body Serum-Milk, Vichy used active ingredients traditionally used in face care for this formula to help women obtain fabulous skin quality on the body. Hyaluronic Acid and LHA were combined with 10 fundamental oils to provide firmer, smoother and more radiant skin.

First of all the smell is amazing! It’s quite a strong smell which was just fine with me, and I could smell roses and peaches in the scent. I think it’s one of the prettiest smelling scents in a lotion I have tried. It’s almost a peach coloured lotion, and it has a bit of a shimmer to it as well.

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Is it a body milk, or a serum? Well, it’s both! The consistency was between the two categories, hence the name. It absorbs quickly into the skin, and feels very light and airy.

It is an amazing moisturizer. It promises to give firmer, smoother and more radiant skin. I found that my skin did look a bit more radiant (I’m sure the shimmer in the lotion helped with this!) and I absolutely felt like my skin was smoother. As for firmness, I would likely need to give it more than a few weeks to make that determination.

For best results you should apply it just after the shower when you have damp skin to lock in moisture.

For those with sensitive skin it is Paraben-free and hypoallergenic.

Will I buy this product again? Absolutely! I love it. It smells amazing, and does a great job of moisturizing my skin. It feels like a luxury just to apply it.

I have tried a few Vichy products recently, and this one again is a great one to add to my beauty arsenal!


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For more information on Vichy Ideal Body Serum-milk, visit the Vichy website here!



Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.



Mandy Furnis



Review of Vichy’s Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50

Review of Vichy's Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50



I am not joking around this summer when it comes to the sun because I have had a few questionable moles pop up, and my upcoming dermatologist appointment has me a little uneasy! I can’t believe how often I would leave the house without sunscreen on over the last few years. I have always avoided sunscreen for the most part. I rarely burn and tan easily, so I just didn’t put much thought into sunscreen. I love having a tan, but I would often take it a little far, and now I am scaling back my time in the sun, and I am making sure my sunscreen is up to snuff.

One thing I had never used before was spray on sunscreen. I really didn’t use a lot of sunscreen at all, so it never occurred to me to even look into this form of sunscreen.

I have been using Vichy’s Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50, and it’s a keeper!

I have been rather impressed with some of the Vichy products I have used lately, and this Vichy product did not disappoint either.



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It dries instantly on your skin. So quickly, I was a little worried I didn’t have enough on, or that it wouldn’t protect my skin. I am so used to seeing a white coloured cream lathered all over my skin, so spraying something on that had such a quick drying time had me skeptical.

The instructions said to shake the bottle well, and spread it in circular motion. It’s suggested you spray 3 seconds on each arm, 4 seconds on the front of your body, 4 seconds on the back of your body, and 7 seconds on each leg. Having a guide to how long I should spray on the sunscreen was essential! I had no idea how long to spray – thank goodness for the instructions from Vichy!

This sunscreen contains the #1 filter recommended by dermatologists, which is Mexoryl SX. It’s a synthetic sunscreen agent which will not degrade during time in the sun as quickly as other sunscreen agents. The UVA protection it provides can give you some other beauty perks such as increased luminosity, fewer wrinkles, less age spots, and a better skin quality. It makes sense that sunscreen is so important – the sun can do so much aging and damage to your skin!



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I’ve been using this sunscreen daily because it’s just so easy to pop into my purse! I can spray it on anytime, and because it dries so quickly, it is very easy to use on the go. My biggest issue was not wanting to get all goopy when applying sunscreen in the middle of the day, or when I am at the beach I wouldn’t want to get sand all over me as I tried to apply sunscreen.

With Vichy’s Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50 I can just spray and move on with my day. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin which is a huge bonus for anyone who breaks out with other sunscreen formulas.

I’m happy to report that I did not burn when using this sunscreen, which is pretty impressive because I used it for a day at the beach as well. Every few hours I re-applied, and kept going on with my day. It hydrated my skin as well which I didn’t expect from a spray. It did not transfer to my clothing (and I wore white more than a few times), most likely due to the fact that it dried so quickly when I applied it.

For more information on Vichy’s Idéal Soleil Invisible Mist SPF50, visit the Vichy website here!



Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.





Vichy ProEVEN Night Review for Chick Advisor

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You have heard about my love for Vichy ProEven Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector, but I recently got the chance from Chick Advisor to try out Vichy ProEVEN Night as well!

This product is a little different then the ProEVEN Daily Dark Spot Corrector formula because there are a few ways to apply it to encourage results.

The first way is to use every evening as a night treatment by applying a thin layer on your cleansed face. The second way is to use it once or twice a week as a mask. This method involves cleaning your face, then applying a thick layer of the night cream and allowing it to infuse into your skin for 5 minutes before removing the excess with a cotton pad.

I decided to try both ways to see what results I would experience!


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The concentration of LHA is 3 times greater in the night cream than the day cream, and it also includes Ceramide Bright and Vitamin C.

Over time the cream is meant to visibly reduce dark spots, sun spots and brown spots, and even out skin tone with improved skin texture and radiance.

I really loved the smell of this product – it was refreshing! I came out more like a gel than a cream, but went on smooth and I didn’t need a lot for coverage. Just putting it on at night was very soothing, and I didn’t wake up with oily skin the next morning.

When I used it as a mask it was very interesting because normally you would wash a mask off with water! This time around you were just to use a cotton pad or cotton ball so the night cream was still on your face. My skin felt very moisturised when doing this. It was like having a spa treatment done on my face.

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Since using Vichy ProEVEN Night, my skin has felt a lot smoother. It feels light enough to be worn during the day, and it feels so good to put on!

Because I am so tired at night, I felt like it was easier to use nightly instead of twice a week for 5 minutes as a mask. My skin tone seems much lighter now, and my skin just seems to be glowing a bit more.

I didn’t notice a big difference visually on my skin when using the night cream as a mask twice a week, or nightly instead. Both methods seemed to produce great results at the same rate. I did love how my skin felt after using it as a mask, but since I am strapped for time at night I thought using it nightly was more for me.

For more information on this product, please visit their website here, or to see more Chick Advisor reviews on Vichy ProEVEN Night click here.



Mandy Furnis



Review of Vichy ProEVEN Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector for Chick Advisor

Review of Vichy ProEVEN Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector for Chick Advisor



I love Chick Advisor, because they let me try out some pretty amazing products. I had never used anything from Vichy before, so I was excited to give the brand a try and start using Vichy ProEVEN Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector.

After a hard winter, my skin is pretty blah. I’ve been lucky because I haven’t had too many major breakouts, but due to lack of sun I don’t have much color in my face.

I started using the product over a week ago, and around that time I came down with something I have never had before – pink eye! I was afraid to use a new cream in the midst of this minor health emergency, but things got a little drastic so I gave it a try. My left cheek ended up getting very red and irritated – I am not sure what it had to do with my pink eye situation, but they seemed to be linked. My face was really itchy, so I started to use the Vichy cream to see what would happen.

Basically it soothed my skin and cleared up my red itchy patches so everything returned to normal. I was very happy to see that the cream not only soothed my itchy skin, but it went from red to that blah winter left over skin color I already had going on.

Once my skin was back to normal and the pink eye had cleared up, I continued to use the product twice daily to see what else it could offer.

I applied it every morning, and every night over my cleansed skin as instructed.


Review of Vichy ProEVEN Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector for Chick Advisor



It claims to target all sources of hyperpigmentation to reduce the colour, intensity, and size of dark spots.

I don’t have many dark spots, but I do have one that recently came up under my nose (ok, I’m not good at waiting for blemishes to just disappear!) that I have been using concealer on for a while now. I wasn’t sure how to lighten it up, so I specifically targeted that area, and the rest of my face to see what results would come up.

The cream absorbs quickly, and it’s not greasy at all. It actually smells pretty good too. I would apply it all over my skin, and concentrated more on my dark spot. I could wear the cream under makeup and it didn’t make it slide around at all!

Since using the cream my skintone has been much more brighter and even. I was really surprised – it sort of livened my face up a bit! That dark spot isn’t gone yet, but it’s just a little bit lighter which made me really happy.

I’ve had no breakouts since using the product, and I’ve been really happy with the results. The tone of my skin seems just a little bit brighter. It’s officially been added to my beauty arsenal!

The cream is also Hydroquinone free, Paraben-free and hypoallergenic.

The average price of this product is $48.50, but it’s a rather large tube and would last a long time because little is needed. It’s worth the price to me. To see more Chick Advisor reviews on the product, click here! To learn more about Vichy and the ProEven line, click here.


Mandy Furnis