Vichy Essentielles range, $14.90 to $22.90


The paraben-free and hypoallergenic range consists of basic face and body care products. Rose is the main active ingredient, believed to have soothing and hydrating properties.

The full range of products are: Vichy Essentielles Foaming Cleanser ($14.90), Facial Emulsion ($22.90), Facial Cream ($22.90), Body Cream-Milk ($16.90) and Softening Shower ($14.90).


Rating: 4/5

The facial cleanser did a great job of removing my eye make-up. I did, however, find it too drying for my normal skin type. I’d expect it to work well for those who have combination or oily skin.

The facial emulsion is my favourite product and I’d recommend it to anyone as a general face moisturiser. It’s absorbed incredibly quickly and doesn’t make my face look shiny.

The facial cream is fairly rich and isn’t absorbed as easily as the facial emulsion.My skin felt a little sticky even after giving the cream time to settle in. I think it’d be better as a night cream.

The shower gel has a light rosy scent and simple but gorgeous packaging. It’s easy to use and doesn’t dry out my skin like a lot of gels and soaps can do.

I love the smell of the body moisturiser. Like the rest of the line, the Essentielles body lotion carries a delicate rosy scent.

I’ve been carrying a small bottle of it to use as a hand cream and I love that I can use it often without bombarding every one’s senses with a strong smell.

It isn’t too rich and absorbs fairly well into the skin so it works great as a basic body lotion. Several of my friends have already asked where they can get this.