Vichy Idealia BB Cream
Another BB cream to throw into the ring – and the only reason I’ve focussed fully on it is because it got a great reception in Ireland where it was released before here.
Vichy Idealia claims to give hydration, radiance and illumination – I have to admit it ticks all those boxes and has SPF25. I’ve done one side of my face and there is a distinct difference between the sides, with the Idealia looking significantly more glowy than the other.
There are two shades – the light is very light so should suit all but the very palest tones and the medium is fine on me with an olive complexion. The coverage isn’t heavy but it does give some colour; the main sell for me on this is that it is so hydrating and that it’s suitable for sensitive skin types. It definitely evened out my tone with the non-Idealia side showing more in the way of pigmentation, it doesn’t really smell of anything in particular and it’s got pink mineral pigments to banish any signs of grey.
Anti-grey claims are new to me – but Vichy call it ‘anti-grey’ technology – I can only think its another way to say ‘brightening’.. but I do know complexions can get a sluggish cast on them (exfoliate regularly to avoid) and Vichy are using Kombucha to combat this. I’ve not rubbed in fully in the above picture so you can see the colour stain. I’d highly recommend this for dry skin types who haven’t got along with other BBs.
It’s not quite on Boots.com yet.. but I believe available off-line at bigger branches for £21.
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