The latest beauty in Vichy Idealia skin care line for night time is Idealia Skin Sleep, sent to me for review.
As the name kinda gives it away, Skin Sleep is an overnight recovery gel-balm to recreate the benefits of a deep sleep (plumped skin, rested features, fresh complexion) even with poor sleep.
I personally cannot count on one hand the number of nights in a year that I go to bed before 11. My double duty as a blogger at night and multiple other things a single mom does are to blame. So Skin Sleep, I appreciate you!
I love this hybrid texture where I still get all the benefits of a balm while enjoying the refreshing gel touch. With calming jasmine and green tea scent in Skin Sleep, and some facial massage action before bed, your skin gets those relaxing moments it deserves after a long day.
The 6 main ingredients in the formula:
– Glycyrrhizic Acid: ensures the skin remains hydrated and supple
– Hyaluronic Acid: allows for a more hydrated skin, full of bounce
– Caffein: reduces fatigue marks, skin looks rested
– Vitamin B3: provides an even and healthy skin tone
– Repairing oils (rich in Omegas)
– LHA: provide a more supple and resistant skin.
Certainly, some skin care benefits are more visible and longer termed than other. I can testify to the hydration and skin tone improvement, especially my under eye area, the mornings after during the testing period. Do note that I still need foundation and/or concealer with it though.
Naturally, I have to compare Skin Sleep (left) to my HG Aqualia Thermal Night Spa (right).
Texture, absorption and basic benefit wise, they are very similar. So if it is a boost of hydration you need, go with Night Spa – either a quick 15 minute mask or an overnight treat (especially lovely on the airplane).
If you crave extra benefit for your tired looking skin in the morning, Skin Sleep is it!
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Prunus Armeniaca/ Apricot Kernel Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG‐20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ammonium, Polyacryldimethyltauramide/ Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethy Taurate, etc.
Skin Sleep is sold in a 50ml jar, $52 (vs. Night Spa 75ml, $44).