New Vichy Essentielles Range: Mighty Nice and Very Affordable

By | November 12 2009 | 24 Comments


Well hello there now, I thought when this little feller popped into my creaking, wheezing inbox yesterday (groaning under the weight of all the gorgeous beauty booty I’ll be bringing your way very shortly, including, *squeak* spring launches). It’s a new line of skincare from Vichy and what’s immediately striking about Essentielles is the packaging. A bit of a departure for the brand alright, this is lovely-looking stuff, and what’s inside sounds just as promising.

While I haven’t had a go (yet!), the fact that there’s rose in there made me sit up and take immediate notice. I love anything to do with roses, me. Rose oil is something I am always happy to lash on for its super-moisturising ways and this range uses rosa gallica extract, a powerful natural antioxidant. Rose Polyphenols is an ingredient rich in hydrating properties, say Vichy, and can help to  soothe and enhance skin’s radiance.

Great! So who’s the range for? The simple answer is those with sensitive skins. Paraben-free formulations are hypoallergenic and also packed with goodies like moisturising gylcerin and shea butter.

Sound good? The product (and very Beaut.ienomical price) run-down is after the cut, and the line will be arriving in pharmacies from mid-November.


  • Essentielles Facial Cleanser RRP: €4.90 100ml for all types of skin
  • Essentielles Face Emulsion RRP: €8.90 50ml for normal to combination skin
  • Essentielles Face Cream RRP: €8.90 50ml for dry skin


  • Essentielles Shower Gel RRP: €5.90 200ml for dry, sensitive skin
  • Essentielles Body Milk RRP: €6.90 200ml specially formulated for all skin types
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24 Replies to "New Vichy Essentielles Range: Mighty Nice and Very Affordable"

  • sweetie1 says:

    Sounds fab, love vichy and great prices too actually.

  • Littlelady says:

    What’s emulsion for?

  • Emz says:

    Wow excellent pricing – I do like Vichy so can’t wait to hear how you get on with it Kirstie!

  • baby in a corner says:

    this is in unicare in blackrock at the moment. I think the water based cleanser (pink coloured on the far right) is the same as the one vichy already have out at the mo for sensitive skins. this one is also made of roses. I use it to take off foundation before I cleanse with a wash off cleanser.

  • JoanieBubbles says:

    Oh I love Vichy, this stuff looks great and it’s so reasonable!

  • Thought Bubble says:

    Actually, spotted this in my Unicare the other day and at 20% off. I got the Body Milk for less than a fiver! Really like it. It’s somewhere between a lotion and a body butter (if that makes an sense)! In fact the whole range is very reasonably priced and I’d be intrested in trying the other products. They’re also paraban free (for anyone who’s intrested!)

  • littlesis says:

    Looks gorgeous.
    Vichy is a great all rounder isn’t it? Love the pink!

  • Mags says:

    Wow they are so affordable, I’m definitely going to try some.

  • tina says:

    Sounds great and I really like the packaging! I think I’ll definitely try the cleanser at least.

  • mamabear says:

    Does anybody know if they are fragrance free? Fabulous prices too!

  • Anneml says:

    Do they have a good rose scent? I love roses and may try the body wash when my skin calms down a bit.

  • Keila says:

    Great! I love water-based cleansers, using their Purete Thermale one at the mo so will try the new rose one after.

  • cch says:

    I’d reckon emulsion is the name for the moisturiser for normal to combo skin…? As opposed to the cream for dry skin?

  • Kirstie says:

    oh emulsion is, AFAIK, the name for a thin fluid. So thinner than a cream, basically.

  • Maudy Mac says:

    sounds lovely!! Can’t wait to try these. I love anything wit roses too!!

  • Helen says:

    It’s in Unicare Rathgar too! Looks lovely.

  • Bernadette says:

    Have been trying to source the New `Pink’ Vichy products in the Dublin city center area to no avail. Can anyone tell me where i may get them. Most chemists did’nt have a clue what i was on about.

  • Bernadette says:

    Have sourced the new Vichy products and they are really fab. I got the face cream and of course while i was at it i had to have the shower gel as well.
    I tried the shower gel this morning and its really lovely. There is a nice light rose fragrance from it and its really creamy and a little goes a long way. Felt squeaky clean after.
    Its definately a keeper.

  • Cath says:

    was just wondering if anyone knows if this would be good for sensitive, easily irritated acne-prone skin?
    I’ve tried so many products over the years like Cetaphil, aqueous base, Vichy Normaderm, Weleda etc. and very rarely do I strike gold – it’s very frustrating!!
    I’m in my early 20’s now and thought that my bad skin would clear up once the teen years were over but no joy!
    Any ideas would be greatly(!!!) appreciated.
    Thanks! ;-D

  • Bernadette says:

    Cath – this stuff is lovely. I would give it a go for the price tag. I think its for sensitive skin and its also paraben free. There is a slight scent from the face cream, and its very rich and creamy. its doing wonders for my skin. I’ve been very impressed with it.

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