Skincare Dictionary | Vichy

Your ultimate guide to the complexities of skincare. Search skincare terms, skin types and more.

Active Ingredients

An active ingredient is an ingredient that performs a specific function for a specific condition. For example, Salicylic Acid functions specifically for acne conditions.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Will vary depending on the active ingredient.

GOOD FOR:

Will vary depending on the active ingredient.

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Will very depending on the active ingredient.

Adenosine

Naturally present in the skin, adenosine is a molecule that acts as the energy currency so that cells can function optimally. As an ingredient it stimulates our cellular metabolism rejuvenating the skin.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Has short term and long term proven anti-wrinkle activity and retinol-like effects on the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum; Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme; Neovadiol Eye & Lift Contour

Agave Extract

Plant-based ingredient derived from blue agave leaves.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It has been proven to boost hyaluronic acid synthesis by +66% thereby hydrating the skin, plumping and decreasing the appearance of crow's feet wrinkles.

GOOD FOR:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles; Dehydrated Skin

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Liftactiv Hyalu Mask

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are acids derived from natural substances such as sugar cane, milk, and grapes. They are made up of tiny molecules of water soluble acids that help the skin's natural shedding process.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are known for their exfoliating properties which help to stimulate cellular renewal and bring new cells to the surface of the skin. The skin is left with a healthy glowy appearance.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Dull Skin

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Double Glow Peel Mask

Allantoin

An ingredient that comes from natural or vegetal origin.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Repairs, softens, moisturizes and calms skin.

GOOD FOR:

Sensitive Skin; Dehydrated Skin

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Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Aloe Vera

This ingredient is 100% pure and natural origin, derrived from the Aloe Vera plant. It has a high water content - 99.5% made of water. It is also a powerful antioxidant.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Has soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties.

GOOD FOR:

Irritated Skin; Inflammation; Dehydrated Skin

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Aloe Vera Soothing & Healing Mask; Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Antioxidant

Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals found naturally in the body as well as in skincare ingredients, such as vitamins A, C and E.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Antioxidants help counter oxidative stress and protect the formula from oxidative damage, helping preserve its integrity.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Anti-Aging

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Will very depending on the antioxidant.

Ascorbic Acid (L-Ascorbic Acid)

It is the purest form of Vitamin C, derived synthetically or found naturally in citrus fruits.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

As the benchmark antioxidant ingredient, its presence in a formula help protect the skin against oxidative stress, reducing the signs of aging and brightening uneven skin tones.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Uneven skintone

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Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector

Beeswax

A natural extract made by bees to build the walls of their honeycomb.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Forms a protective film at surface of skin to protect against external aggressions while soothing and nourishing the skin through holding in moisture.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types

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Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Bentonite Clay

A natural origin ingredient extracted from volcanic ash. It contains an abundance of minerals such as magnesium and calcium.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It has an ability to absorb impurities, tighten pores and control oil levels in the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Oily Skin

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Pore Purifying Clay Mask

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)

BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) are acids extracted from the bark of the willow tree. They are fat-soluble acids and can therefore go deeper into your skin than AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids).

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

They can go deep into the skin to dry out excess oils and dead skin cells, unclogging pores.

GOOD FOR:

Oily Skin; Acne-Prone Skin; Combination Skin

Blueberry Polyphenols

An antioxidant derived from bluberries.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

They fight the damage caused by free radicals and also boost the production of collagen in the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Idéalia Energizing Day Care; Idéalia Radiance Activating Night Peel

Caffeine

A plant extract found in a variety of plants such as coffee beans, kola nuts and tea leaves.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Caffeine has draining and decongesting properties, decreasing water retention and thus inflammation or puffiness in areas such as under the eyes.

GOOD FOR:

Dark Circles; Dull skin; Puffy Skin

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Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm; Idéalia Eyes; Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream

Calcium

A mineral found in the body as well as external sources.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Known to help strengthen and reinforce aging skin's barrier function.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Carrageenans

It is a sugar extracted from the cell wall of red algae.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Restores the quality of surface skin and the barrier function, resulting in increased softness and radiance.

GOOD FOR:

Dark Circles; Dull Skin

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Aqualia Thermal Boosting Essence Water; Aqualia Thermal Night Spa; Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm

Ceramide

Ceramides are naturally occurring skin lipids (fats) present in the skin as well as formulated into skincare products. They play a key role in the skin's barrier function and its ability to retain moisture.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

They work to hydrate the skin and promote optimal barrier function.

GOOD FOR:

Dehydration; All Skin Types

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Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

Charcoal

Natural origin, charcoal is derived from carbon substance.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Pulls toxins, sebum and impurities from the skin while remaining gentle on the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Oily Skin; All Skin Types

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Volcanic Charcoal Clarifying Mask

Coconut Oil

A plant oil with a high saturated fat content and known for its emollient properties.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Rich in fatty acids, coconut oil can help retain the moisture content of the skin. It also has exfoliating properties, making the skin feel softer.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin; Normal Skin

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Mineral Blend

Collagen

Collagen is a protein peptide found naturally in the body. There are 28 types of collagen, largely responsible for keeping skin firm, supple and smooth. Overtime, the production of collagen in the skin decreases.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Collagen is known to help keep the skin firm, supple and smooth. It also provides great hydrating and plumping properties.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dry Skin

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Liftactiv Collagen Specialist

Eperuline

An ingredient extracted from the bark of the Eperua falcata or Wapa tree, found in the Amazon forest.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Has anti-pigmentary and anti-inflammatory properties.

GOOD FOR:

Dull Skin; Inflammation; Hyperpigmentation

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Normaderm Night Detox; Idéalia Eyes

Epura Bark

A natural orgin substance extracted from Eperua Falcata bark, found in Venezuela and in Brazil.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Fights against micro-inflammation and the deterioration of the skin barrier function while improving skin firmness and elasticity.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Inflammation

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Liftactiv Collagen Specialist

Fermented Black Tea Extract (Kombucha)

It is a concentration of fermented Ceylong black tea, obtained by a biotechnology process which preserves its natral origin. Kombucha naturally contains a combination of unique active ingredients including AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), Vitamins, Probiotics and Polyphenols.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Improves and smooths skin texture and fine lines, as well as increases radiance and luminosity.

GOOD FOR:

Dark Circles; Dark Spots; Dull Skin

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Idéalia Mattifying Sorbet Cream; Idéalia Energizing Day Care; Idéalia Radiance Activating Night Peel

Fern Leaf Extract (Phytosterol)

A natural origin molecule extracted from the Fern leaf.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Reduces skin folds and improves skin thickness.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Neovadiol Phytosculpt; Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Ferulic Acid

An antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants such as wheat, rice, oranges and apple.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It neutralizes free radicals and complements the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C and E, providing strong anti-aging benefits for the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

Free Radicals

Highly unstable oxygen molecules that use electrons and other molecules to self-stabilize thus damaging living cells. Free radical damage can lead to tissue damage, which results in wrinkles, lines, dehydration and loss of youthful volume. Every day stressors like pollution, UV rays, smoking, lack of sleep and exercise, can all cause increased free radical production.

Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant that can be synthetically derived or found naturally in plants and the skin itself.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Glycerin is capable of drawing moisture from the air and surrounding environment and retaining that moisture in the skin. It also creates a barrier from environmental aggressors by fortifying its moisture barrier.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin; Dehydrated Skin

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Quenching Mineral Mask; Aqualia Thermal Awakening Eye Balm

Glycolic Acid

A form of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derived synthetically or found naturally in sugar cane, beetroot, grapes and citrus fruits also.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Facilitates the skin's natural exfoliation ability and has a keratolytic effect which allows for gentle peeling of the skin. These actions minimize the build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria to improve overall tone and texture.

GOOD FOR:

Uneven skintone; Dull Skin; Anti-aging

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Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Idéalia Radiance Activating Night Peel

HEPES (Hydroxy Ethyl Piperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid)

An acid that is used as a buffering or exfoliating agent.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Has the ability to break the bonds that bind dead cells to the skin's surface, providing even exfoliation and re-texturizing benefits to the skin.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types

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Idéalia Night Peeling; Normaderm Night Detox; Neovadiol Compensating Complex

Hyaluronic Acid

A natural humectant found in the skin as well as in skincare products. It is the body's natural hydrator, able to hold 1,000 times its own weight in water.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It helps protect the skin against extrernal aggressors causing dry skin, and helps it retain moisture. It is also found in formulas that help reduce the look of wrinkles, replump the skin, and improve elasticity.

GOOD FOR:

Dehydrated Skin; Dry Skin; Anti-Aging; Dull Skin

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Minéral 89; Minéral 89 Eyes; Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum; Normaderm Hyaluspot; Liftactiv Supreme 10

Igefyl Yeast

An extract of candida oleophila, a yeast used in the food production industry.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It can increase the thickness of the epidermis while helping prevent the signs of aging.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-aging

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Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Kaolin Clay

A naturally occurring soft clay, composed of minerals.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Gently cleanses skin and aborbs impurities from the pores without causing redness or dryness.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Oily Skin

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Volcanic Charcoal Clarifying Mask

Kombucha (Fermented Black Tea Extract)

It is a concentration of fermented Ceylong black tea, obtained by a biotechnology process which preserves its natral origin. Kombucha naturally contains a combination of unique active ingredients including AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), Vitamins, Probiotics and Polyphenols.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Improves and smooths skin texture and fine lines, as well as increases radiance and luminosity.

GOOD FOR:

Dark Circles; Dark Spots; Dull Skin

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Idéalia Mattifying Sorbet Cream; Idéalia Energizing Day Care; Idéalia Radiance Activating Night Peel

L-Ascorbic Acid (Ascorbic Acid)

It is the purest form of Vitamin C, derived synthetically or found naturally in citrus fruits.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

As the benchmark antioxidant ingredient, its presence in a formula help protect the skin against oxidative stress, reducing the signs of aging and brightening uneven skin tones.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Uneven skintone

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Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector

Lactic Acid

A form of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derived synthetically or found naturally in milk.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It exfoliates the skin by breaking down the material that holds dead skin together. It can also hydrate and brighten uneven skin tones. It may cause sensitivity on the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Dehydrated Skin; Hyperpigmentation; Dull Skin

LHA

L'Oréal Innovation

LHA is an innovation developed by L'Oréal's research team. It is an acid derived from salicylic acid desgined for ultra absorbency.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

With repeated application, can accelerate the skin’s natural regeneration process at the cellular level, giving you a more even skin tone without any irritation. LHA delivers the same results as AHA with a concentration that is seven times milder.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dull Skin

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Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Licorice Extract

An antioxidant derived from the licorice plant.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Provides anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits to prevent redness. It can also be effective in improving an uneven skin tone.

GOOD FOR:

Inflammation

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Aloe Vera Soothing Mask

LR2412

L'Oréal Innovation

A L'Oréal exclusive ingredient. It is derived from Jasmonic Acid which is produced by plants.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Corrects the signs of ageing, microrelief, fine lines, loss of suppleness, elasticiy and dryness.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dry Skin

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Liftactiv Advanced Concentrate

Mannose

A plant-based sugar derived from birch, beech, and/or maple trees.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Improves the barrier function of the skin in order to better preserve and retain water.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin; Dehydrated Skin

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Double Glow Peel Mask; Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Serum; Aqualia Light Cream; Aqualia Rich Cream; Aqualia Gel Cream

Maritime Pine Extract (Pycnogenol)

An antioxidant derived from the bark of the Maritime French Pine tree grown in coastal regions of the south-west of France.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Is an antioxidant that can help reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the skin. It can also boost circulation, firnmess, radiance, and homogenity while reducing inflammation.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Puffy Skin; Inflammation; Dull Skin

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Liftactiv Advanced Concentrate

Mexoryl®-XL

L'Oréal Innovation

An organic solar filter developed by L'Oréal Research.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It is known to protect against UVA and UVB rays through absorbing radiation and releasing it in the form of thermal energy before it is able to penetrate the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Sun Protection

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Ideal Soleil Cream SPF 60; Ideal Soleil Sport; Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50

Mexoryl®-SX

L'Oréal Innovation

An organic solar filter developed by L'Oréal Research.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It is known to protect against short UVA rays.

GOOD FOR:

Sun Protection

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Ideal Soleil Cream SPF 60; Ideal Soleil Sport; Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50

Minerals

Minerals are part of every living cell of the body. There are several different types such as Calcium, Iron, Lithium, Magnesium and Sulphur.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

The benefits of minerals vary depending on the type of mineral, but they can have beneficial effects on the skin including antioxidative action, hydration and anti-inflammatory properties.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types

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Vichy Mineral Rich Thermal Water

Mother of Pearl

This ingredient is a combination of the ingredients Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Byron Liquid.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

In combination, Mother of Pearl provides and immediate soft focus and helps brighten the appearance of shadows for a luminous glow.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dull Skin

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Idéalia Eyes

Neohesperidine

A natural ingredient extracted from bigrade oranges, also known as the bitter orange or Seville orange.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Stimulates natural antioxidant defenses and supports the skin firmness. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Puffy Skin; Inflammation; Dull Skin

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Idéalia Radiance Boosting Serum; Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream; Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Omega 3-6-9

Omega fatty acids are valuable fats for you diet and skin. There are 11 omega fatty acids, with the most vital for the skin being Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

They help replenish dry skin's moisture and create a protective lipid barrier to help keep skin hydrated and younger-looking.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dull Skin

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Neovadiol Magistral Elixir; Neovadiol Magistral Day Cream

Peptides

Peptides are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein in our skin. There are many types of peptides. Any peptide of biological origin is called a biopeptide.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Peptides are found in skincare products that help improve skin's elasticity and firmness, as well as reduce the look of wrinkles.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Liftactiv Collagen Specialist

Perlite

A mineral active ingredient that takes the form of an absorbent powder.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Perlite is capable of absorbing more than 350 times its own weight in water allowing for the absorbtion of the excess sebum secreted during the night. This helps prevent excessively oil and shiny skin in the morning and limits the sebum excretion peaks in the day.

GOOD FOR:

Acne-Prone Skin; Oily skin

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Normaderm Corrective Anti-Acne Treatment; Normaderm Night Detox

Phe-Resorcinol (Symwhite)

A synthetic molecule obtained from the pinosylving plant, found in the wood of Pinus Sylvestris.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Treats acne marks, brown spots, dark circles, and uneven skin tone by reducing the production of melanin.

GOOD FOR:

Hyperpigmentation

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Normaderm Corrective Anti-Acne Treatment

Phytosterol (Fern Leaf)

A natural origin molecule extracted from the Fern leaf.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Reduces skin folds and improves skin thickness.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Neovadiol Phytosculpt; Neovadiol Rose Platinum

Proxylane

It is a L'Oréal patented natural ingredient, extracted from the beech tree.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It helps skin to recover its density and elasticity, thanks to its effect on the densification of the collagen fibers.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Neovadiol Compensating Complex Serum; Neovadiol Compensating Complex Day Cream; Neovadiol Magistral Day Cream

Pure Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid)

It is the purest form of Vitamin C, derived synthetically or found naturally in citrus fruits.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

As the benchmark antioxidant ingredient, its presence in a formula help protect the skin against oxidative stress, reducing the signs of aging and brightening uneven skin tones.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Uneven skintone

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Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector

Pycnogenol (Maritime Pine Extract)

An antioxidant derived from the bark of the Maritime French Pine tree grown in coastal regions of the south-west of France.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Is an antioxidant that can help reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the skin. It can also boost circulation, firnmess, radiance, and homogenity while reducing inflammation.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Puffy Skin; Inflammation; Dull Skin

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Liftactiv Advanced Concentrate

Retinol

Retinol, or Retinoic Acid is from the family of Vitamin A.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Retinol is found in formulas that are shown to improve the appearance of aging skin, by reducing the look of wrinles, smoothing skin and improving its tone.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Liftactiv Advanced Concentrate

Rhamnose

A natural sugar extracted from the silver birch tree.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Rhamnose is known for its action on signs of aging. It is found in products that help firm and smooth the skin as well as improve its tone.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Uneven skintone

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Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme; Liftactiv Supreme Day Care; Liftactiv Supreme Eyes

Rice Bran Oil

Rice bran oil is an emollient oil derived from Japanese rice bran, after an elimination of waxes,colour and odour.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Used for its emollient, protective and anti-drying properties.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin; Menopausal skin

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Neovadiol Magistral Cream

Safflower Seed Oil

It is an emollient oil derived from the safflower (Carthamus Tintorius) plant.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Can help diminish dry skin through its nourishing and emollient properties.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin

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Neovadiol Magistral Elixir; Neovadiol Magistral Day Cream

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a type of BHA known for its kertolytic (exfoliating) power.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Salicylic acid is a multifunctional ingredient. It is known for a keratolytic properties, inducing exfoliation, smoothing skin and purifying pores. It also has an effect on black-head forming acne, comedonal acne, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Our OTC products with salicylic acid have proven anti-acne efficacy.

GOOD FOR:

Acne-Prone Skin; Oily skin

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Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Hyaluspot

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a plant lipid derived from the Karite Tree.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Widely used as an anti-drying and moisturising agent, Shea Butter is known for its hydrating and emollient properties, skin comfort and the soothing sensation is provides dry skin with.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin

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Neovadiol Magistral Cream; Ideal Body Balm; Nutriologie Night

Silica

Silica is a mineral found naturally in items such as clay and granite. It can also be made synthetically. It takes the form of an absorbent powder or a thickening agent in products.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It is able to absorb excess sebum secreted on the skin during the night. This helps prevent excessively oily and shiny skin in the morning and limits the sebum excretion peak in the middle of the day.

GOOD FOR:

Acne-Prone Skin; Oily Skin

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Normaderm Night Detox

Sodium PCA

A synthetic ingredient resulting from the association of sodium and PCA. Sodium is a mineral; PCA (Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid) is a molecule present in the skin tissue.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Boosts skin barrier function and has moisturizing effects on the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin

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Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Serum; Aqualia Thermal Light Cream; Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream; Aqualia Thermal Gel Cream

Sunflower Seed Oil

A plant oil, derived from sunflower seeds.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It is often used as an emollient in skincare products. It has the ability to replensih and sooth irritated skin.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Dry Skin

Titanium Dioxide

A natural mineral used as a mineral UV filter.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

This key sunscreen ingredient forms a barrier on skin to reflect and help protect against UVA and UVB rays.

GOOD FOR:

Sun Protection

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Ideal Soleil Cream SPF 60; Ideal Soleil Sport; Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Also known as Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant found naturally in our skin. It becomes depleted due to enviornmental exposure over time. There are eight types of Vitamine E, most typically tocopherol.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E can reduce the effects of pollution and other environmental stessors. It also has anti-aging properties.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Aqualia Thermal Eau Emulsion; Neovadiol Magistral Elixir

UVA

Sunlight can reach us in two types of harmful rays, UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are present all year long and cause Aging, uneven skin tone, allergies, photosensitivity and skin cancer.

GOOD FOR:

Sun Protection

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Ideal Soleil Cream SPF 60; Ideal Soleil Sport; Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50

UVB

Sunlight can reach us in two types of harmful rays, UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are present mainly in summer and cause burning, tanning, and skin cancer.

GOOD FOR:

Sun Protection

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Ideal Soleil Cream SPF 60; Ideal Soleil Sport; Ideal Soleil Ultra Light Lotion SPF 50

Mineralizing Thermal Water

This natural-origin ingredient is drawn from the natural springs of France's Auvergne region. It is drawn from a depth of 4,000 meters and contains 15 minerals.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water has proven efficacy to reinforce skin's natural defense and helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors causing dry skin.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types

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Minéral 89; Mineralizing Thermal Water; Ultra-Fluid Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Lotion

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a group of compounds that includes forms such as retinal, retinol and retinoic acid, and other provitamin A carotenoids, such as beta-carotene.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Vitamin A to be found in products that help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, therefore helping the skin look younger.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; All Skin Types

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Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

It is a water soluble vitamin, naturally present in our bodies. It can be derived from foods such as cereals, yeasts and vegetables.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Niacinamide is found in formulas that help reduce signs of aging such as the appearance of wrinkles, and help the skin look brighter, more radiant.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Oily Skin; Uneven skintone; Puffy Skin; Anti-Aging

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Aqualia Thermal Quenching Mineral Mask; Idéalia Skin Sleep Night Care; Aqualia Thermal Extrasensitive

Vitamin B5

It is the alcohol form of the B vitamin.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

It is used as a humectant as it has moisturizing and soothing effects on dry skin.

GOOD FOR:

Dry Skin

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Aqualia Thermal Eau Emulsion

Vitamin Cg (Ascorbyl Glucoside)

A synthetic form of Vitamin C.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Antioxidant known to help improve skin's brightness and radiance for younger-looking skin.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging; Dull Skin

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Liftactiv Collagen Specialist

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant found naturally in our skin. It becomes depleted due to enviornmental exposure over time. There are eight types of Vitamin E - it will often be found in the form of Tocopherol.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Antioxidant known for its skin-hydrating properties, helps protect against environmental aggressors causing dry skin.

GOOD FOR:

Anti-Aging

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Aqualia Thermal Eau Emulsion; Neovadiol Magistral Elixir

Volcanic Charcoal

Natural origin, charcoal is derived from carbon substance.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

Pulls toxins, sebum and impurities from the skin while remaining gentle on the skin.

GOOD FOR:

Oily Skin; All Skin Types

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Volcanic Charcoal Clarifying Mask

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant naturally found in the skin but also exists as an ingredient. It can be found in many forms including L-Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin Cg (Ascorbyl Glucoside).

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

As the benchmark antioxidant ingredient, its presence in a formula help protect the skin against oxidative stress, reducing the signs of aging and brightening uneven skin tones.

GOOD FOR:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles; Firmness; Dull Skin; Uneven skintone

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Liftactiv Collagen Specialist

Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral found in the cells of our body. Our skin cells are particularly dependent on its powerful properties.

SKINCARE BENEFITS:

This ingredient is found in astringents that help tighten pores.

GOOD FOR:

All Skin Types; Oily Skin

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Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution; Normaderm 3-in-1 Scrub Cleanser Mask

Acne-Prone Skin

Skin is considered acne or blemish-prone when the subaceous glands produce more sebum than other skin types. This skin becomes more oily and the glands can become inflamed or infected, causing pimples and other blemishes.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

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Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

Combination Skin

"Combination Skin" desribes skin with a combination of symptoms, typically an oily t-zone and dry patches.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Hyaluronic Acid; Vitamin B3

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Skin Balance; Minéral 89; Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme

Dehydrated Skin

Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin lacks moisture, not necessarily oil. Even oily and combination skin can be considered dehydrated. Dehydrated skin can cause itchiness, dullness, dark circles and an increased appearance of wrinkles.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Hyaluronic Acid; Glycerin; Ceramide; Mannose

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Minéral 89; Minéral 89 Eyes; Aqualia thermal Rehydrating Water Gel

Dry Skin

"Dry Skin" describes skin that produces less sebum than normal skin. Due to a lack of sebum, the skin does not have enough lipids to retain moisture and protect against external aggressions causing dryness.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Hyaluronic Acid; Glycerin

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Mineral89; Minéral 89 Eyes; Quenching Mineral Mask

Hydrated Skin

"Hydrated skin" refers skin that has a high water content within its cells. When the content is high, the cells are plump and bouncy giving the skin a hydrated complexion.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Can use a variety of ingredients.

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Aqualia Thermal Light Cream

Mature Skin

"Mature skin" refers to skin that is undergoing the natural effects of ageing. There is a decline in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This decline coupled with external factors such as stress and diet can cause visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Retinol; Hyaluronic Acid; Vitamin C

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Liftactiv Collagen Specialist; Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid; Liftactiv Retinol HA Concentrate

Normal Skin

"Normal Skin"' is a term widely used to refer to skin that is well-balanced between oily and dry conditions.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Can use a variety of ingredients.

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Majority of products.

Oily Skin

"Oily Skin" describes skin with an excess sebum production, causing the skin to appear oily.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Skin Balance; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Blackheads

Blackheads are black spots that appear often around the nose, chin, and forehead. These form when the pores are wide open and their excess oil becomes oxidized, making the oil change from white to black.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

Cystic Acne

The most severe type of spot caused by acne. They are large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

Dark circles

Dark circles can happen to anyone. There are several causes, such as genetic predispotision, age, fatigue, eye strain, dehydration, sun exposure and even allergies.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Vitamin C; LHA; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Minéral 89 Eyes; Liftactiv Eyes Supreme

Dehydrated skin

Lack of water in the skin caused by external and internal aggressions. Such as stress, pollution, sun exposure.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Hyaluronic Acid; Glycerin; Allantoin

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Minéral 89; Aqualia Thermal Light Cream

Dull skin

Dull skin can result from external exposure, causing oxidative stress to the skin reducing radiance in complexion.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Vitamin C; LHA; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Double Glow Peel Mask; Idéalia Serum; Liftactiv Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid

Eczema

Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema. The condition causes your skin to be itchy, dry and cracked. It is a long-term condition often inherited through genetics, however, it can be caused by a number of other causes such as extremtly dry skin.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Hyaluronic Acid; Ceramide

Eye bags/Puffy Eyes

Eye bags can be related to the tissues and muscles around the eyes weakening with age. This leads to normal fat moving downwards towards the lower eyelids, which in turn causes puffiness. Fluid also accumulates in this area, increasing the bags under the eyes.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Caffeine; Maritime Pine Extract (Pycnogenol)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Minéral 89 Eyes

Fine lines & wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear as our skin becomes thinner, drier and losses elasticity as we age. The production of collagen and elastin slows down, resulting in skin lines and wrinkles.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Retinol; Peptides

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Liftactiv Collagen Specialist; Neovadiol Magistral Elixir; Liftactiv Supreme

Hyperpigmentation; Dark Spots

It is the darkening of the skin, caused by overexposure to UV rays where there is an overproduction of mellonin. It can also be hormonal, hereditary, or caused by acne scars.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Ascorbic Acid (L-Ascorbic Acid); Vitamin C; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Rhamnose

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

ProEven Advanced Daily Dark Spot Corrector; Liftactiv Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid

Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress occurs as a result of an imbalance between free radical production and our antioixdant defenses. Overproduction of free radicals can be caused by a number of factors namely external enviornmental aggressors. When oxidative stress occurs, skin can look dull, depeted and aged.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Antioxidant; Vitamin C; Vitamin E

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Liftactiv Vitamin C with Hyaluronic Acid

Pimples

A pimple results from excess sebum and dead skin cells getting trapped in the pores of the skin. Also, hormones create an overproduction of sebum and oil, which when combined with an accumulation of dead skin cells and bacterio, clog the skin leading to inflmmation and pimples.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin concern that causes redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. In more severe cases, it can cause a stinging sensation and raised bumps.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Ceramide

Sebum

Sebum is our body's natural oil, produced naturally to keep skin healthy and lubricated as opposed to dry and cracked. However, if there is an excess of sebum skin becomes oily and pores are clogged, leading to acne.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

White heads

Whiteheads are a type of acne which occur when pores on the skin become clogged with dead skin cells, oil, or bacteria.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

Acne

Acne consists of localized skin inflammation. Near the surface inflammation results in a pustule, while deeper inflammation can create a pimple or even a cyst. This can happen as a one-off, or as a full facial or body breakout. Acne can also be referred to as pimples.

LOOK FOR THESE INGREDIENTS:

Salicylic Acid; AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids); Perlite; Silica; Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

TRY THESE VICHY PRODUCTS:

Normaderm Corrective Anti Acne Treatment; Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel; Normaderm Purifying Lotion; Normaderm Cleansing Mattifying Foam;

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