I was recently chosen by ChickAdvisor to try out the Vichy Neovadiol Anti-Aging routine. I had not previously tried out anything from Vichy before so I was really excited to try out some new skincare, especially one that was easily accessible to me! Vichy is a brand I have seen around Shoppers Drug Mart but never picked up to try before, it's always great to try out new things! I was sent Neovadiol Serum, Neovadiol Day Cream and Neovadiol Night Cream to try out. I received the products at the end of June and have been using them everyday since, so about 4 weeks now.
From Vichy - Vichy Neovadiol introduces the 1st Compensating Complex with key dermatological ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and a high dose of Pro-Xylane able to compensate the effects of menopause on the skin.
I was sent the Neovadiol Compensating Complex Day Cream, Neovadiol Night, and Neovadiol Compensating Complex Serum. Here are my thoughts on all three.
Neovadiol Compensating Complex Serum -
Advanced replenishing concentrate for mature skin. An ultra-fresh serum that redensifies and redefines skin contours, providing freshness, radiance and a more even complexion. Skin type-Very Dry, Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination, Sensitive.
The Vichy Compensating Complex Serum is to be used both morning and night, before the moisturizer. I found that one pump gave me enough serum to cover my face and neck, a little goes a long way. When you pump out the serum the first thing I noticed was that it seemed to almost have a glow to it. It isn't a runny texture, but not thick either, just kind of a nice texture to work with (ie it isn't so runny that you lose half of it before it makes it to your face!). After I had used this I noticed that my skin was really glowy, which isn't a bad thing! It does have a scent though, I will warn you, it is a tad strong. It quickly absorbs into your skin and you are ready for moisturizer.
Neovadiol Compensating Complex Day Cream -
Advanced replenishing care for mature skin. Redensifies and redefines skin contours, for normal to combination skin. Skin type-Normal, Combination, Sensitive.
The first thing I noticed about the Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Day Cream was how thick it was. I have not used a thick day cream before! For me, usually a day cream has been more of a lotion texture. I was worried that it would be to thick for me for use under makeup, luckily I was proved wrong. Even though it is a thick cream, it easily melted into my skin and didn't leave a heavy feeling. It is in a pot though, ewe. I used a spatula to get the cream out and just dotted it around than massaged it in to my skin. One of the first things that hit me was the scent, if you are sensitive at all to scents smell this first. The scent does linger for a bit also. I found it to absorb into my skin within a few minutes and I was ready to continue on with the rest of my morning routine. It didn't affect my makeup at all, neither wear time nor application.
Vichy Neovadiol Night Advanced Replenishing Night Care Cream -
Cooling gelified texture enriched with hydrating Aquakeep to compensate the effects of menopause on the skin during the night.
I noticed right away when I put the Neovadiol Night Advanced Replenishing Night Care Cream on that my skin instantly felt cooler! This is a great thing when you are in the bathroom doing your night skin care and it all of a sudden starts getting a little too toasty in there! The texture of the night cream is also a very different texture to what I am used to seeing in a night cream. Usually night creams are a thicker consistency than a day cream, but with the Vichy Neovadiol line it is the opposite. The night cream is actually a lighter, more gel like texture. I can't get over how cooling it feels when you put it on. I wish the day cream had the same effect! Unfortunately it has the same scent as the rest of the products in the line that I tried out, only this one seems to linger longer. My husband actually asked me what the smell was when we went to bed, he could smell it to.
I was really happy to have gotten the chance to try out the Vichy line, thanks to ChickAdvisor! I really liked how the products made my skin feel, especially the night cream. (I need to find a product that has that same cooling effect!) Unfortunately, the scent is a deal breaker for me. I am not usually sensitive to scents, but the scent of these products just kind of sticks around to long for me. BUt I do think that if you aren't sensitive to fragrance, that this would be a great line to try out for a more 'mature' or skin needing extra moisture. It has a great amount of moisture, not to much, not to little, for a variety of skin types.
Do you have any recommendations for a moisturizer that feels cooling on the skin, without a lot of scent? Or more of a fresh scent? I am not a fan of floral scents that close to my nose!
*I received the product free of charge as part of the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club.