Vichy Aqualia Antiox

Aqualia Antiox is the new range of products from Vichy, designed to fight first signs of ageing: dullness, pigmentation spots and fine lines. Antiox is replacing the former Vichy Oligo 25, which is discontinued and targets women in their 20s. The range consists of serum, day moisturiser and roll-on eye stick for dark circles.

After finishing my La Roche Posay Dermaox serum and moisturiser (which by the way lasted for about 2 months), I decided to give Vichy a try. I got the moisturing fluid and the deoxidising fresh treatment (serum), was a bit skeptical about the eye roll-on stick so didn’t buy it.

Vichy Aqualia Antiox

 Vichy Aqualia Antiox Deoxidising Fresh Treatment

This product comes in the form of a fresh serum, that is supposed to be applied morning and evening on a cleansed skin, underneath your moisturiser. Why do I say fresh? Well, because the product is based on two main ingredients: Pure Citrus Polyphenol (serum form) and 10% Pure Vitamin C (powder form). Both components need to be mixed in the glass bottle provided, kept in the fridge and used within 21 days. A pippete is also provided.

Their claim:

” Upon first use, skin radiance is revealed and the skin surface appears smoother. The skin appears younger and complexion regains a natural looking glow. Fine lines appear diminished.”

My thoughts:

From the start I don’t like one thing: the fridge part. I am not a morning person, I find it hard wakening up and thats why I skip breakfast to gain more precious minutes in bed (unhealthy, I know). My morning routine consists in jumping off the bed in a panic (after previously snoozed the alarm every 10 minutes), having my shower, slapping on the moisturiser and getting dressed in 5 minutes. The whole shebang is happening upstairs in my bedroom, so the fridge bit is kind of in the way.

The formula has to be well shaken before use, as the white powder can stick to the top of the bottle. The scent is quite medicinal. The texture of the serum is light, milky and fast absorbing (aldo it tends to be a be a tad sticky).

Also I am not a fan of the best before date (21 days), due to the fact that is not a very cheap product (30 euro) I was hoping to last more than that.

I can`t comment on the results yet as I only used it once. I will post an update in a months time.

Aqualia Antiox Hydrating Fluid

The moisturiser is formulated for normal to combination skin, comes in a lovely creamy-fluid form and has a SPF of 12 with UVA protection added. It has the same ingredients as the serum (Citrus Polyphenol and 10% Vitamin C), offers 24H of hydration and it promises a healthy glow effect.

Vichy claim:

“Immediate healthy glow effect. From 15 days, improves 3 signs of skin youth: radiance revealed, even complexion and smoother skin.”

My thoughts:

Aqualia Antiox its an ok moisturiser, not to greasy or to drying. It is a good makeup base, being fast absorbed without any greassines. I was hopping on a higher SPF, but for the winter/spring time this is just fine.

Overall, I don’t know if I will buy again the products as I find them pretty expensive for what they actually do. If I was to choose between this and La Roche Posay Dermaox, I would go with Dermaox in a heartbeat.

Hope this was helpfull.

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  1. nicole
    May 14, 2010 / 1:55 pm

    Thank you for your view of the vichy products. I too use Derm AOX by La Roche, I have the Vichy serum and was thinking of buying the lotion. But after your review I will stick with La Roche.

  2. andreea
    May 14, 2010 / 7:52 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    I truly love the Dermaox by LRP as it works perfect for my skin.

    The only downside to the Antiox range is that it is the risk of breakouts due to the high concentration of vit C. It may work fine for other people, but not me :(.

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