The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Serum is one of my holy grail skincare products, and is my absolute favourite serum so considering how much I love it, I’m always open to trying other Vichy products as I’ve never found one of their products I don’t like. The Vichy Aqualia Serum is designed for those with dry skin so it’s perfect for my dry and dehydrated skin, but I’ve heard so much about the Vichy Idéalia Life Serum which is suitable for all skin types. The Vichy Idéalia Life Serum £20.66 is described as being an universal treatment for ideal skin and combines powerful correcting active ingredients with an illuminating, opalescent texture made up of golden and red pearls to minimise any greyness, sallowness, uneven colouring and drawn features.
The serum’s formula is created with a complementary association of LR2412 and LHA. The LR2412 molecule is inspired by the jasmine flower’s process of repairing itself, accelerating epidermal repair and improving the skin’s natural ability to protect itself. LHA stimulates cellular repair in tired skin, and exfoliates the surface of the skin to better reflect light and reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
It is said to have instant efficacy in that it makes the complexion look radiant and fresh, with the skintone looking a lot more even. With four weeks of use, the serum claims to give the appearance of more tightened pores and a more refined skin texture. The Vichy Idéalia Life Serum is even suitable for those with sensitive skin with an ultra soft, ultra light formula which is non-sticky and non-greasy so it also works for those with oilier skins too.
The Vichy Idéalia Life Serum has a completely different consistency to the Aqualia Serum which has a thinner, almost gel-like texture whereas the Idéalia Serum is more akin to a moisturiser than a serum and it doesn’t absorb as easily as a typical serum, and needs to be massaged in to the skin for longer to allow it to fully absorb. When the serum is dispensed from the pump, the serum has a pinky pearlised finish to it which does impart a slight sheen, and illuminated effect to the skin so I don’t think it would be suitable for men; unless they want to have a subtle, pearlised glow of course.
The scent of the Idéalia Serum is lovely and fruity, and it certainly does leave my skin feeling fresh and smooth, but it doesn’t offer the intense hydration hit that I’ve come to love with the Aqualia Serum and I have to be honest, I don’t find this serum to be particularly hydrating.. but it doesn’t claim to be, but I like my serum to be intensely hydrating and I feel that this serum is more for making the skin’s surface look better than actually improve the skin deep down like the Aqualia serum does.
I do really like the Idéalia Serum, but I just haven’t been wowed like I have with the Aqualia Serum which I’ve recommended to countless people, and everyone that’s bought it on my recommendation has been equally impressed with it.
Although it’s a pricey thing to do, I’ve been enjoying dispensing a pump of each serum onto the back of my hand and then mix them together with my finger before applying to my face so I get the best of both serums in one, but I’m not sure I’d repurchase the Idéalia once I run out but I think I’d have been more impressed with it hadn’t I tried the Aqualia Serum beforehand. I think it depends on what you’re wanting from your serum, on which would be better for you but if you have dry and/or dehydrated skin, I really cannot recommend the Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Serum enough as it’s honestly incredible.
I’d love to know which is your favourite serum?
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