I posted back in June that I was approached by Vichy to see if I'd like to try their Dermablend range (see my review here) & the new Liftactiv Supreme moisturiser. I reviewed the foundation straight away but wanted to give the moisturiser a fair trial before posting my opinion. I've now been using this cream for 6 weeks & I have probably enough product left for another 3 or 4 days. During this time, I've used no other day or night creams or facial oils, just the Liftactiv Supreme for normal/combination skin & a hydrating serum underneath.
On receiving, I did the usual texture test & even though this felt rich & immediately nourishing, because it is more of a gel-crème formulation rather than a heavy cream, I knew my skin was going to like it. The only thing that slightly concerned me was the merest hint of shimmer given by the the white micro-pearls as in the past, any product with 'illuminating' properties (ie, anything with shimmer so most highlighters & a lot of other primers & creams) have broken my skin out terribly but I'm very happy to report that I had no reaction whatsoever to this - yay!! You can read more in depth product information on the Vichy website, I just want to give you my findings on this today, not bamboozle you with science!
So, after 6 weeks of twice-daily use, what are my thoughts on this cream? Hand on heart, it's been a long time & a lot of products since I've used a moisturiser that I've loved this much. I've noticed a tremendous difference in the texture & firmness of my skin, my face just looks a lot 'fresher' at the moment! When I wake up in the morning, my skin still feels plumped & hydrated & that hasn't happened in years, believe me. Also, I could be imagining it but I'm positive that the fine vertical frown lines I have between my eyes are less noticeable now - I'm so annoyed I didn't take a closeup 'before' photo as proof!!
I was so impressed with this & happy that this suited my skin so much that after only 3 weeks of using it, I ordered the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum to replace my depleted stocks of Hydraluron & Clarins Hydraquench Serum & another pot of the Liftactiv Supreme. Never before have I used a product that I've felt the need to replace before I've even finished it so that in itself speaks volumes!! Thank you so much Vichy for sending me this & bringing your lovely products back to my attention!
Liftactiv Supreme is available from Boots at £31.00 but shop around online, as other sites sometimes have it on offer.