Rawrgirls Review . . . Vichy IDEALIA BB Cream!

Sunday 23 June 2013

I'm a big Vichy fan. Their Normaderm 3 in 1 cleanser is a daily staple for me and my skin adores it, so when I heard they had released a BB cream I was all over it! RRP is £21 so it's not cheap, but Boots currently have it on offer for about £15 which is a bit more purse friendly.

Vichy IDEALIA BB cream

It comes in 2 shades (light and medium), and boasts a unique kombucha and UV filter system with light reflecting pigments whilst protecting with an SPF 25. I'm sure we all know what a BB cream is designed to do by now but for the purposes of box ticking, this formula is designed to illuminate, hydrate, smooth wrinkles, refine skin texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and protect from the sun - phew!

I was really excited to get into this one. In short, Vichy IDEALIA is a dream cream. I am using the Medium shade. I wouldn't say I'm tanned by any means but I get the feeling that it would still enhance darker skins than mine because the texture is super light and non greasy so it just disappears on your skin, and I only needed a small amount to get a pleasant coverage. For comparison, Tara is using Light and it works for her delicate porcelain colouring. I've been using Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation for ages now so IDEALIA had to do a lot to bump him to second place and it's definitely fighting it out in my vanity case! Cue my face (you may have seen this pic on instagram last week, this is the unfiltered version) . . .

Skin make up - Vichy IDEALIA BB Cream, Benefit Fake Up concealer in Light under eyes and around nose, Bare Minerals All Over Face Colour in Warmth around cheekbones.

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It's a really fresh skinned look don't you think? I don't have perfect skin at all, I still suffer from the odd spot and I have large pores on my nose and cheeks but IDEALIA seemed to airbrush it all away! I can't go without my Fake Up under my eyes and in the corners of my nose, and I still needed to accentuate my cheekbones obvs, but I think you can forgive me that as I didn't feel any need at all to Fake Up on any other part of my face and usually I could quite happily just colour myself in ;)

So I'm really impressed with Vichy IDEALIA BB Cream. I've used it every day since this picture was taken and I've had loads of compliments so it's obviously doing something right!

J - Skintastic.


  1. This looks amazing and such a reasonable price as well xxxx


  2. Your skin looks flawless here, very jealous!

    Maria xxx

  3. Looks amazing!

  4. Your skin looks so flawless! I'm a huge fan of Vichy too, the Normaderm has really been helping my skin recently. Will definitely have to check this out, I love that it has a good SPF too!

  5. i love love Vichy! Been using it for many years and I am very satisfied!


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