I am so excited to receive Vichy Idealia SkinSleep & Life Serum* to try out. I have oily combination skin but lately I find my skin to be on the drier side which is so new to me.
I received the two full-sized products to try. Idealia Skin Sleep is a new product to the Vichy popular Idealia line.
Idealia Skin Sleep is a rich moisturizer you apply at night. The concept behind it is to apply it as a mask and let it do its magic while you sleep. It is a gel texture so it won't feel really thick. It is very similar to my current favorite night mask: Laneige Sleeping Pack(see post for a comparison of different hydrating masks). I apply a thin layer to begin with and let it absorb. After a few minutes, I apply another layer. If you apply a thick layer, it would just get rubbed off throughout the night, especially if you are a side-sleeper like me, product would be transferred to your pillowcase. I use this 3 times a week and I find in my third use, I start to see results. In the morning, after rinsing off the mask, my skin feels plumped and hydrated. It just feels like it has drunk up a good amount of moisture and skin feels well-rested.
I have been searching for a good hydration serum to apply before my moisturizer. When I was at Shoppers Drug Mart earlier in the month, I asked the SA which serum she recommends and she said hands down the Vichy Idealia Life Serum. She gave me a small sample to take home to try and I am very impressed with it. Not to mention the amazing scent, this serum is not too sticky to the touch and absorbs into the skin quickly. I am not a fan of serum which takes long time to set. Who has the time in the morning to let it sit on the skin for 10 mins?
With both products used together, I find the results more obvious. I use the serum in the morning after rinsing off the Skin Sleep and after sunscreen application. I use four pea-sized amount for my face and just gently pat. Let it sit for a minute and I apply my daily moisturizer. I find my skin tone is more even and hydrated. I think if you have drier and more mature skin, you would see results almost immediately.
With oily combination skin, I never thought my skin would need extra hydration as I fear my skin would look too oily. But I slowly learn that with the proper hydration, my skin breaks out less. Adding good hydration products like Idealia line from Vichy is a good start. I am very happy with these two products and will definitely re-purchase them once mine is used up.