Hello lovelies!! Ageing is not that much of a concern for me as I not obsessed with hiding wrinkles. Lines and marks are the medals that life and experience give you and I wear them like a badge of honour. What I do not like is the external factors such as pollution and sun that could cause the skin to look older than it is. Vichy has never disappointed me in terms of quality and performance. So when I wanted to try a non-oily serum for this humid weather, The LiftActiv Serum 10 is what I chose…So here is the Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum Review
Claims for Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
Here is how the manufacturer describes this anti-ageing product – “Our most powerful anti-aging treatment formulated with Rhamnose, a naturally derived plant sugar, is clinically proven to improve skin rejuvenation. This hydrating, lightweight serum has proven efficacy on the appearance of wrinkles, pores and sagging while giving your skin a boost of radiance. In 10 minutes, feel smoother, firmer skin and see fewer wrinkles. Technology:LiftActiv Serum 10, Vichy’s breakthrough anti-aging formula features a 10% concentration of Rhamnose, a naturally derived plant sugar proven to help boost skin rejuvenation.
With just a single drop, your skin is instantly transformed; wrinkles and pores are visibly reduced. Your skin is lifted while your complexion is smoothed and more radiant. After 1 month, LiftActiv Serum 10 delivers our most dramatic improvement on the 4 main types of facial wrinkles: crow’s feet, brow line wrinkles, laugh lines and neck wrinkles. The lightweight texture melts onto skin, leaving it smoother, softer and more hydrated. LiftActiv Serum 10 is highly concentrated; delivering exceptional anti ageing results but is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.”
Benefits of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
This “powerful” anti ageing treatment is said to lift skin as it improves wrinkles, pores and essentially transform your skin.
Ingredients of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
Water, Rhamnose, Glycerin, Alcohol Denatured, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicylol Phytosphingosine, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyl Tauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloylmethyl Taurate, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Octyldodecanol, Fragrance.
How to Use
Use in the morning and evening on cleansed skin. Apply a few drops of LiftActiv Serum 10 on your fingertips and smooth evenly across the face and neck until thoroughly absorbed. Can be used alone or under LiftActiv Rhamnose Day, Dry or Night for an added boost of hydration.
Price of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
Rs 2500 for 30 ml.
In Detail Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum Review and My Experience
Apparently it took the Vichy labs 2 years and 180 formulation trials to achieve this anti-aging power concentrated in such an incredible texture while maintaining 100% tolerance; so even the most sensitive of skins can use this product. So this kind of whetted my curiosity to gauge the efficacy of this product.
Upon application of this serum I immediately noticed a tightening effect on my skin. After application my skin felt better hydrated, smooth and firmer. I likes how light weight this serum felt – even when worn under a rich moisturiser, my combination skin did not feel oily or clogged and weighed down.
It glides on smoothly and feels velvety but what made this one stand out was how my skin felt after applying it. Not only was it smooth and velvety to the touch but it felt plumper and healthier from the inside as well.
Packaging-wise I really liked the medicine dropper applicator which gives you the the perfect amount of serum for one application with the push of a button. It was also helpful to get to the last little bit out of the bottle. The glass bottle was impressive as well, helping to keep the serum on the cool side for an added soothing effect on the skin.
This serum is dispensed via a dropper applicator. Although not the ideal method to dispense a serum that contains light- and air-sensitive ingredients, sometimes this type of packaging is necessary due to formulary requirements. When that’s the case, the goal is to keep the bottle opening as small as possible, the bottle should be opaque or specially coated to protect the contents from light, and you should use the serum up within three months of opening.
How I Use it
I use it as an effective primer or under my sunscreen as well.
Effects of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
I’ve only been using vichy liftactiv serum for a couple of weeks now my skin is a lot smoother. I have been using this mostly in the morning under my sunscreen and makeup – it serves the purpose of a base without being sticky. With the anti-ageing tag, I had thought this serum would be very heavy for the skin and oily too, but this is not true for this serum that gets absorbed in a jiffy like a gel. This could be a great night cream too for those that have really oily skin. This justifies the price tag.
The serum has definitely given a new lease of life to my skin. It definitely plumps my skin and makes it look hydrated without being ‘shiny’. So if the skin is moisturised, I am sure the wrinkles will be kept at bay too! Overall, my skin looked very different, but there was a slightly silkier feel with the Vichy serum and my skin did look more radiant. My skin felt richer, plumper, tighter, and healthier overall, but only moderately so.
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Pros of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
• Has a gel-like consistency, gets absorbed quickly.
• Livens up the skin.
• Hygienic packaging with a dropper
• Sinks into the skin very quickly
• Practically fragrance free
• Feels very gentle and non-irritating on the skin
• Sturdy packaging.
• Plumps the skin and energizes it.
• Doubles up as a night cream too.
• Suits all skin types.
Cons of Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Youth Power Serum
• Except for the fact that the brand tests on animals, I couldn’t think of any.
Mix a drop of the serum with your regular anti-ageing night cream if your skin is not that oily and sleep. You will definitely see a difference in the morning