New & Exciting From Vichy: LiftActiv Derm Source UV Daycare & Eye Cream

By Lynnie | January 27 2012 | 7 Comments

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Two new additions join the Vichy LiftActiv Derm Source family this month: a day cream with UV protection, €32, and an eye cream, €25.50. Like the rest of the line, both these newbies contain anti-aging rhamnose, an ultra-pure sugar extracted from Brazilian plants which reactivates skin’s collagen-producing papillary fibroblasts.

The day cream contains SPF15 and unlike other day moisturisers in the range this one is indicated for all skin types, including sensitive. With a non-greasy and non-sticky consistency, it promises the same anti-wrinkle and lifting care as the originals but with the added benefit of protecting against future UV damage.

While that’s all very win-win, it’s the eye cream that I’m particularly excited about. This is billed as a daily all-rounder eye treatment to tackle, well, everything. With a month of twice-daily use, wrinkles, crow’s feet, under-eye bags, and dark circles should look reduced, with eyelids appearing smoother and lifted.

In addition to these impressive claims, it’s also suitable for use around even sensitive eyes, with an anti-migration formula to prevent seepage into delicate peepers.

The lifting effect is immediate and noticeable, especially if the cream’s applied to one eye in isolation. In addition to giving it a whirl myself, I recruited two willing guinea pigs (who have asked me to stress that they are only marginally over the 35 mark, thankyouvermuch) to try it too. After a single application, I found that the lines around my eyes looked obviously smoother. My fellow testers, meanwhile, noticed a marked improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet: they looked softer and less defined, while under-eye bags appeared deflated.

The only disappointment was that none of us spotted any difference in our dark circles, but being able to actually see three out of four effects after just one use is pretty good going. We all felt confident that, with the prescribed four weeks of use, it would surely make an impact on dark circles given how well it performed against the other eye concerns.

My biggest problem now will be trying to split my tube of cream two ways: both of my guinea pigs are demanding it for keeps. Eep!

If you’re in the 35+ bracket, concerned about the signs of ageing that have put in an appearance around your eyeholes, and have about 20 quid to spend, I’d definitely tip the nod to Vichy LiftActiv Derm Source Eyes.

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7 Replies to "New & Exciting From Vichy: LiftActiv Derm Source UV Daycare & Eye Cream"

  • Banjaxed says:

    Brilliant! I’ve been researching eye creams the past week as I’m *ahem* “approaching” 35 and all that entails :-). I’m using the Yes to blueberries one but it just seems to moisturise and I’m looking for something with a bit more oomph these days!

    The only thing I don’t usually like about Vichy is that they perfume everything quite strongly but maybe this one won’t be too bad. Also, it’s great that it can be found everywhere and price is ok too!

  • Trillian says:

    Excellent timing! I’ve been looking out for a new eye cream as well and like Vichy so will definitely give this a go.

    To be honest, I really don’t think anything can help dark circles bar concealer, so that part doesn’t worry me.

  • Steph says:

    I’m all for anti-migration! Had to pack in a first attempt at eye cream last month after a few mornings of stingy eyes.

  • CiB says:

    I like the sound of this. I’m in my twenties, so would this be too heavy/rich for younger eyes? I have a very deep line and lots of smaller lines under my eyes, and the darkest circles ever!

  • Banjaxed says:

    CiB: The only thing that covers my dark circles is TheBalm TimeBalm concealer. Very thick and creamy!

  • red razors says:

    Is it a temporary effect though, all this lifting and brightening? I’d want something a bit more permanent

  • I’m trying out the eye cream at the moment. I think that the immediate lifting effect might be optical rather than physical (think silicone and light diffusers), but it’s not irritating my sensitive eyes and it’s nicely moisturising. Most of the stuff I apply to my face is to create an optical illusion anyway, so I’m not complaining. I’ll reserve opinion for another few weeks, but so far so good!

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