Musings of a self-confessed beauty addict from the heart of London!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

'Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes' Review

Hello chickadees!

How are you all? I'm sorry I came back and then abandoned you again. Life is crazy right now, what with Mr P and me up and moving house again. I'm surrounded by boxes and home improvement catalogues right now (and you know how much I love me a catalogue, right?).

I have so many things to tell you..... it feels like I just want to do one huge Skype conference with you all and chat about all the things I've been loving over cake and tea.

For now, I'll let the most unimaginative title do the talking.... I want to tell you about this eye serum which has literally CHANGED MY LIFE! Ok, not my life, but you know what I mean. It's bloody awesome!

You want the long drawn out story or the short one?

Too bad, I'm giving you the short one :)

I'm a very intuitive person, and quite often I'll be drawn to products with no rhyme or reason. I've not heard about this serum at all, and I wasn't looking for an eye serum while I was in Boots. I was at the Vichy section looking for the also awesome 'Night Detox' cream which is part of their Normaderm range (I really should review that too... ). Anyway, I saw this little silver vial and I instantly got the feeling it would be great.

I didn't really expect it to be as good as it is. After ONE application of the light, pearly serum my under-eye puffiness was GONE. I woke up the next day and I couldn't put my finger on what was different about my face.... until I realised that my eye-bags had literally shrunk! I was so flabbergasted I ran into the bedroom and woke up Mr P and started yelling about how I couldn't believe my new eye product had actually worked. Mr P flinched from this brutal awakening and then proceeded to snort himself back to sleep.

I use a bit of eye cream (currently Resultime by Colline) over the top as it's not moisturising enough on it's own (it's a serum, not a cream). If you're not careful and apply too much then it's tricky to apply concealer over the top as it tends to 'ball up' and flake off your face. Use a teeny bit in the mornings if you're putting make-up on top.

Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 Eyes - light, fluid texture with a hint of pearl

No results as yet on my lashes, but it's worth it for how it instantly refreshes the entire eye contour. My dark circles look a little better simply by virtue of the fact that some of the puffiness has gone down. It's only been about 2 1/2 weeks that I've been using this but I don't think I've ever seen such good results so fast from any other eye product.

Looking online for it I've just seen that it's won the Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2014 for best eye cream! I'm not surprised. I'm glad I tried it before I knew about this, it shows that my results are not placebo induced.

At the moment you can get this with 33% off at  which makes it only £16.65. It's also widely available elsewhere, including Boots and other pharmacies.

I threw away the box but I sourced the ingredients list online:

Aqua/Water, Rhamnose, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicyloyl Phytosphing Sine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide /Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Octyldodecanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin

As you can see this is not a 'natural' product. My skincare choices tend to be from more natural-based brands such as Melvita and Decleor, but to be honest, nothing so far has really cut the mustard when it comes to the eye area, hence my huge leap of faith into the non-natural market.

If it's results you're after, particularly on puffiness and dullness, then I would suggest you give this a go. It's not cheap as chips but it is in no way going to break the bank either. Anyhow, I don't believe anything cheap will work decently on the eye area.... I'm waiting to be contradicted!

What have you been using around your peepers?