Our brand of the month for February is Vichy, who specialise in highly functional, high-quality skincare, bodycare and more. Using the soothing and restorative properties of mineral-rich volcanic spring water, the brand has been one of the foremost exponents of the French Pharmacy approach to skincare. With ranges tailored to your skincare concerns, their products are formulated to avoid irritating those with sensitive skin, treat dryness, and control oil. Added to this, their dedicated men’s range is an outstanding selection of streamlined, straightforward products to meet male grooming needs.
In this post, we take you through some of our favourite Vichy Skincare products.
Before we get into why we love them so much, we have to give an honourable mention to two more products you could almost consider skincare, but don’t strictly fall under the category. The Vichy Homme Deodorant for Sensitive Skin, a roll-on deodorant that is formulated to avoid causing irritation when used on sensitive skin, is one of our go-to products at Mankind. We also have to bring up the Vichy Dermablend Green Colour Corrector, a cosmetic product that is fantastic for those that experience redness or discolouration, common amongst those who suffer from Rosacea. We covered this in a little more detail a while ago in our blog on the 7 Grooming Lessons we learned from Jonathan Van Ness.
The Vichy Mineral 89 Limited Edition is a unique product, falling somewhere between a refreshing essence and moisturiser. Combining mineral-rich thermal spa water and concentrated lightweight hydrating agents, you can use this between cleansing and moisturising, or simply for a mid-day refresh.
The Vichy Homme Hydra Mag C+ Anti-Fatigue Shower Gel is a rejuvenating and energising shower gel that harnesses the anti-oxidant properties of Vitamin C to fight the signs of ageing, and uses Hydrating agents to prevent moisture from being stripped from the skin during the cleansing process.
The Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spa Water is a light, refreshing mist form of the mineral-rich volcanic water that makes the Vichy range so unique and so effective. Use to refresh your skin, control midday shine, and protect against dryness, this is the perfect catch all product that can be used in all circumstances.
The Vichy Aqualia Night Spa is a deeply moisturising mask, which can be used at night to deliver intense hydrating and anti-ageing benefits. Its innovative formula makes use of Aquabioryl, a natural replenishing agent that helps to reinforce the skin’s barrier function, as well as a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, a miracle moisturising agent.
The Liftactiv Vitamin C Skin Brightening Corrector is an intensive skin correcting treatment. Its high concentration of Vitamin C is a powerful anti-ageing and anti-blemish treatment, which instantly smooths and softens the skin.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Gel Cream Tube is the kind of product more men should make use of. Lightweight, comfortable, straightforward and with immediate benefits, you’ll never forget to moisturiser if you have it on hand.
The Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask is a deeply cleansing but gentle formulation designed for use on sensitive skin. Sweeping away dirt and pollutants without causing discomfort or drying, used in greater quantities and left to absorb into the skin, it functions as a purifying mask, while it can also be used as a daily face wash.
The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Awakening Balm is a hydrating and nourishing eye balm, that both hydrates and soothes the skin, and uses caffeine to reduce build up of fluid in the blood vessels of the sensitive skin under the eye. This helps to reduce dark circles while refreshing the eyes.