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Vichy Laboratories sells a number of products including makeup, face and body care products, and sun care products. These products include an ingredient named “Vichy Spa Water” which is said to contain fifteen mineral salts and trace elements in high concentrations. Vichy Spa Water is said to have soothing properties to help reinforce the skin’s natural protective functions. Vichy Laboratories’ says that its mission is to help every individual to optimize their skin’s health with products that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic to be used on all skin types, even those with sensitive skin or those which are prone to acne and breakouts.
One of the products in the Vichy Laboratories skin care line is Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation SPF 20. Vichy Dermablend Foundation SPF 20 is not intended to be an anti-aging product. Vichy Dermablend Foundation SPF 20 is intended to provide total coverage of skin imperfections such as irregular skin tone, redness, acne scars, and skin pigmentation disorders. Vichy Dermablend is also said to be good for covering tattoos. Supposedly, the benefits that can be obtained by using the product include all day moisturizing and twice the coverage of a traditional foundation with a natural lightweight finish. The foundation is intended to wear for 12 hours, possibly 16 if the Vichy Setting Powder is used to finish the application as directed. Vichy Laboratories promotes that Vichy Dermablend Foundation SPF 20 is dermatology and allergy tested, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and fragrance free as well as water proof if used with the Vichy Setting Powder. The official website does not publish the full list of ingredients making it difficult to assess if the product will perform as intended. There are no before and after photos of those who have tried the products and no customer testimonials on the official Vichy Laboratories website.
- May provide coverage of skin imperfections.
- Contains and SPF 20 to protect the skin from sun damage.
- The full list of ingredients are undisclosed by Vichy Laboratories.
- No anti-aging ingredients are used in the formula.
- No before and after photos and no customer testimonials are posted on the official product website.
The Bottom Line
Vichy Dermablend Foundation SPF 20 will likely appeal to consumers wishing to obtain coverage for skin imperfections due to acne scars, rosecea and skin pigmentation irregularities. Without before and after photos, it is difficult to assess if the product will in fact perform as intended. This product is not intended to be an anti-aging product but it may provide sun protection which is important for aging skin as sun damage has been proven to cause premature wrinkles. It would be better if Vichy Laboratories did disclose the full list of ingredients because even though it claims it can be used on sensitive skin, consumers like to know what is in the products they choose to purchase.