Name: LiftActive CxP Anti-Wrinkle And Firming Day Moisturizer
From Vichy’s website:
Reduces wrinkles and skin becomes tighter.
What I liked:
– moisturizes and leaves skin soft and smooth
– skin is tighter
– no breakouts
What I didn’t like:
– skin looks shiny after a few hours
Vichy Lift Active CxP line is formulated for women aged from 40 to 50 years old. I’m much younger than that but I’ve found a sample of this cream in a magazine so I decided to try it anyway. The sample was big enough to last me more than a month and was designed for people with normal to combination skin.
The moisturizer is white and has a rich, almost wax-like consistency and a light scent. It is easy to apply, absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. It works well under foundation and I noticed a slight improvement in how my skin looks. It hydrates skin, leaving it feeling smooth. I can’t stop touching my face as it feels so soft! My skin also looks clearer and slightly more firm. I also didn’t have any breakouts. The moisturizer contains silica, which among other things, absorbs oil. However, after a few hours, my skin is shiny again.
Because I’m still quite young, I can’t really say whether this product has anti-ageing properties. The product claims to boosts collagen production and elastin thanks to Vitamin C. The form of Vitamin C used in this cream is Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is actually said to improve skin collagen synthesis. However, this ingredients is listed almost at the bottom of the label, so I doubt the concentration used is high enough to cause some serious improvement. In addiction, this ingredients degrades rapidly when exposed to sun and air. The product should therefore be stored away from sunlight.
Overall, I really like this cream. It makes my skin sooo soft and smooth! It hydrates well, isn’t greasy and my skin seems slightly firmer. I can’t really say whether it is effective at reducing wrinkles since I’m still young, but I doubt the Vitamin C contained in this product can have any significant effect considering its low concentration, esp if not stored properly.