If you have seen this little tube in store, I am here today to tell you how fun it is. This is Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes.
If you remember my review of Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 for the face, I mentioned the S10 effects behind the name and the 10% Rhamnose formula, suitable for sensitive skin (fragrance free).
All that is transferred to this serum for the eyes and lashes, with added micro pearl brighteners and ceramides known for strengthening the lashes.
Interesting application method: above AND below the eyes, and on top of the lashes when your eyes are close. This way, the serum takes care of the whole eye area – helps reducing wrinkles, under eye bags and strengthens the eyelashes.
1. Put a pump of serum on your fingertips, spread it around a bit
2. Close your eyes, apply around the eye area by lightly pressing then spread the serum in a blindfold gesture, from the inside corner to the outside corner of the eyes, including the eyelashes
3. Finish by placing your index finger below your lash line and do upward movements towards the eyelid for an “eyelash curling effect” – I normally skip this step for lack of time.
See the video below for visuals 🙂 They also included application method for the eye cream (not review here but I thought was interesting to know).
Suggested to use twice a day, alone or under your eye cream. The desired effects: illuminated look, lifted contours of the eyes and fortified lashes.
Ingredients: Water, Rhamnose, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic acid, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, CI 77891, Mica, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, etc.
The italicized ingredients are new compared to the ingredients of S10 for the face, FYI.
My thoughts: The serum is light and absorbs quickly. I used it alone (without an eye cream on top) for a month, and it has done a good job in keeping new fine lines off my eye area and making me look more awake. My lashes are stronger, less fall-outs when I remove mascara at the end of the day. I enjoy the convenience of one serum for the eyes that work on the lashes at the same time.
Only one thing I would change: the flexibility of the pump. It gives the same exact amount of product every time, which means no control over the amount dispersed. I could not go half pump with this, when I needed to. But I wouldn’t discredit the serum because of it 🙂
Available in drugstores, the serum retails at $45 for 15ml, standard size for eye skin care products.