Editor's Pick: Vichy Eye Cream Review
Did you know that the area of skin around your eyes—otherwise known as the eye contour—can be one of the first places to show signs of aging? It’s true! Fortunately, there are tons of stellar (not to mention: affordable) eye creams out there that can help combat dark under-eye circles, puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of density, and other signs of skin aging. Case in point: Vichy’s range of eye creams and serums that focus on enhancing the appearance of your eye contour and promoting an illuminated, youthful-looking appeal.
VICHY LIFTACTIV EYES REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including sensitive skin.
Formulated with rhamnose, caffeine, and escine, the LiftActiv Eyes from Vichy can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and premature signs of aging—such a fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of density—on the delicate skin around eye contour. Thick and creamy in texture, this anti-aging eye cream can be used in your morning and evening skin care regimen.
Why We Love It: As someone with chronic and hereditary puffy-looking eyes, I am always on the lookout for an affordable and effective eye cream that can help reduce the appearance of my under-eye bags and leave my skin looking and feeling fresh and renewed. Vichy’s LiftActiv Eyes can do all that and more! One of my favorite aspects of this daytime and nighttime eye cream is its ultra creamy, skin-hydrating formula and tube-like packaging. The beauty of tube packaging is that you can rest assured knowing that no dirty fingers have contaminated the formula and you can use the end of the tube to apply the eye cream directly to your skin for a quick, easy, and efficient application process. Now back to the formula: Upon application, the skin around my eye contour quickly absorbed the eye cream and instantly looked more hydrated than before. After using it morning and night for two weeks, I noticed that my naturally puffy eyes were less puffy than usual.
How To Use It: After cleansing your complexion, gently apply the cream to your eye contour, starting at the inner corner and working your way out towards the outer corner of your eye. To finish, lightly tap the area around the eye.
Vichy LiftActiv Eyes, $33.50
Editor’s Tip: To ensure that you are applying your eye cream as gently as possible, use your ring finger to tap Vichy’s LiftActiv Eyes to the delicate skin under your eyes.
VICHY LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 EYES & LASHES REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types.
Looking for an eye serum that can also provide benefits to your eye lashes? Look no further than Vichy’s LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes! Formulated with rhamnose, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, this two-in-one eye serum can help reduce the appearance of premature signs of aging—think: crow’s feet, under-eye wrinkles, and loss of density around the eye contour—and illuminate your eye contour for a more youthful-looking appearance. Lightweight and fast absorbing, this award-winning eye serum soaks into the delicate skin around your eyes and leaves it looking and feeling softer, smoother, and illuminated.
Why We Love It: I think we can all agree—especially those of us who have little time to dedicate to our skin care and beauty regimens—that two-in-one products are one of the greatest inventions ever. Not only do you get more bang for your buck, you save time and energy, too! When Vichy sent over samples of their LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes to test and review, I was particularly excited about trying an eye serum that could not only help improve the appearance of my eye contour, but my eyelashes (which, if I’m being honest, get very little attention), too! One of my favorite features of this two-in-one skin care product is the illuminating effect it gives your skin. After testing this serum out for a couple weeks, I noticed that my eye contour appeared brighter and smoother.
How To Use It: After cleansing your complexion, apply one drop of the anti-aging eye and lash serum to your fingertips, close your eyes, and gently massage the entire eye contour area. Finish off with one gentle swipe starting from the inner-eye corners and reaching out towards your eyelashes. For best results, use twice a day.
Editor’s Tip: For a cooling effect, store Vichy’s LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes in your fridge.
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL EYE BALM REVIEW
Recommended For: Dry, normal, combination, and sensitive skin types.
Formulated to improve the appearance of fatigued-looking skin—think: dark under-eye circles and puffiness—this lightweight eye gel can help deliver lasting hydration, and rejuvenate the appearance of the eye contour. In addition, its formula is enriched with Vichy’s fortifying Thermal Spa Water and hyaluronic acid to help protect the skin from environmental aggressors— such as pollution and free radicals— replenish dehydrated skin.
Why We Love It: As someone with a dry to normal skin type, the key factor in my skin care regimen is hydration—especially during the dry, cold winter months where my skin appears more dehydrated than ever. After testing Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Eye Balm out, one of the first things I noticed was that the skin around my eye contour felt supple, appeared smooth, and was hydrated throughout the day.
How To Use It: After cleansing your complexion, swipe Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Balm from the inner corners of the brow bone towards the outer corners, gently apply pressure along the orbital bone three time. Repeat this motion to the skin under your eyes.
VICHY IDÉALIA EYES REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types.
Formulated with pure caffeine, vitamin Cg, and micro-mother of pearl pigments, the Idéalia Eyes from Vichy is the brand’s first two-in-one anti-aging eye cream that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines while illuminating the appearance of the eye contour and providing the skin with a more youthful-looking appeal. Use it on its own or as a base and prep for makeup application!
Why We Love It: When it comes to covering up dark circles, don’t let concealer do all the work—instead, use a combination of both makeup and skin care! Vichy’s Idéalia Eyes can work as your first step in dark circle cover up, as its formula is enriched with micro-mother of pearl pigments to create the illusion of illuminated skin. After giving this anti-aging eye cream a test run, I found that my eye contour appeared brighter. After following up with my daily light coverage concealer my dark circles nearly vanished into thin air!
How To Use It: Gently squeeze the product directly onto cleansed skin and massage using the built-in flexible tip. Tap lightly with your ring finger to blend the illuminating pigments into your complexion.
Vichy Idéalia Eyes, $31