Saturday, October 9, 2010

Review: Vichy Total Pore Resurfacing Essence

Yeap, I heard a lot of rave on this cream too. So, being me who just want to get her hands on things people rave about - I bought it. For your information, I have slightly enlarged pores on my nose and cheeks as well as my forehead. And I desperetely need to drecrease my pore size pronto or else I'll end up with loads and loads of blackheads and white heads.

This is NOT me. But my pores look something like this. Open for all to see! *sigh*

But till recently, I never gave much thought on getting a pore-refining cream. All this while I thought simple swipe of cold-ice cube on my face would do the trick. But due to the constant extreme tempreature changes I experience - super hot one minute outdoor and super cold like winterland in the office, has done much....

damage to my face, at least my pores and skin.

So, I went surfing for information and came across a steal at LYN. (As you all now know, I am addicted to LYN T_T)


Ok, I totally didn't get the 'resurfacing' part; isn't it suppose to do the OPPOSITE of resurfacing. I want my enlarged pores to dissapear not 'resurface'. *confused*

Retail Price: RM120.00
I bought it for: RM50.00 only!!!
Size: 30ml (yes, very small indeed for such a big price tag!)

Ingredients: Pore Micro-peeling & Pore Firming Technology. Contains Sebustop with astringent effects, Zincadone, LHA and Salicylic Acid.

How to use it
I would recommend to use it day and night. Squeeze tiny porion onto index finger and dab it at the affected area, then rub it gently into skin. I would use it before I apply first in my skincare routine, before my moisturiser and leave it a minute or two so it would seep into the skin better.

What they claimed

Double Corrective Action:

1.Pore Micro-Peel : Micro-exfoliates accumulated dead skin cells. Gentle on the skin
2.Pore Firming : Clears excess sebum and firms the skin to tighten pore structure.


Double efficacy in 4 weeks: Purified and firm, pores are recontracted. They become virtually invisible. Skin surface is perfectly refined and recovers to an ideal silky texture.
Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Tested on sensitive blemish-prone skin. With Vichy Thermal Spa Water

My Take on this product

Love it, love it, love it!

Yes, the reviews are true. This is one of the very first product I've tried and fell in love within 2 days. I must say, the texture is just right - not too creamy, yet concentrated, with silky feel to it and seeps into skin almost instantly. Provides a fresh feeling after application and it can also be a great makeup base.

The result of religiously applying this cream onto my target area for the past 2 weeks resulted into a more refine skin texture and my PORES HAVE SHRUNK!!! Compared to the Clinique Pore Minimiser Instant Perfector, which only covers the pore instead of healing it, Vichy certainly does a better job. It not only diminishes the look of pores but heals it long term. I would definitely recommend this to people with dilated pores problems.

Out of 10 I would give it a 9.0.
Kudos to Vichy Labratories.

Psssttt...did I mention that it's owned by L'oreal. Interesting, no?

Till then, good luck & stay flawless...
Mariella Liyana
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  1. babe, vichy is really good. they're pharmaceutical products. apparently these french people usually buy their skin care products from pharmacies, which is good, no? and they have lots of stuffs like this. try roc plax pas ni. i don't know it it works, but people seem to claim it does.

  2. I soooooooo need to shrink my pores too T_T
    will go cari this offer at LYN too.. still available ke?

  3. @gurl-friday: yeap, i dah lama dengar about vichy but got turned off cuz of the price tag. I am aiming for ROC especially the wrinkle filler but itu lah, mahal sgt la sini. How much is it there in france eh? if cheaper, can kirim tak? haha

  4. @ilyani:you seriously should consider this cream. I bought it for rm50 sbb that girl who sold me needs fast cash. You can try your luck, I rasa macam pernah nampak one at LYN selling for rm75. Oohh...I even saw LYN seller selling the trial tube for RM5 je!



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