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La Roche-Posay or Vichy… Which Should You Choose?

La Roche-Posay or Vichy… Which Should You Choose?
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French Skincare brands have been having a real moment in the beauty world recently. After years of only being able to buy the products on holiday, you can now make French Skincare part of your everyday routine! But which brand should you go for: La Roche-Posay or Vichy? We have all the info so you can work out which brand is perfect for you.

La Roche-Posay

'The healing water'

La Roche-Posay is all about treating specific skincare needs; their core principles are safety, efficacy and simplicity. Containing high levels of Selenium and Silicates, the La Roche-Posay thermal water has become known as 'the healing water'. It has incredible results for conditions like Exzema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis. La Roche-Posay products are perfect if you suffer from any difficult skin complaints. All of the products contain the La Roche-Posay thermal water and the wide array of range cover pretty much every skincare issue.

For very sensitive skin, try the Toleraine Range.

This is specially designed to aid repair whilst using absolutely no potential irritants, so that very reactive, sensitive skin can receive the care it needs.

For Redness or Rosacea, try the Rosaliac Range.

This range helps reduce inflammation and works to restrict the blood vessels to prevent longterm damage from persistent redness and Rosacea.

For oily, blemish prone skin, try the Effaclar Range.

Designed to clear pores, prevent blemishes and manage sebum production whilst nourishing the skin, this range treats acne without stripping the skin. La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo+ is now a cult product in the UK, thanks to its incredible results.


'The beautifying water'

Vichy products are designed to improve skin quality and appearance, targeting issues like hydration, ageing and blemishes. The Vichy thermal water contains Magnesium, Flourine and Calcium which are all key in cell regeneration and antioxidising. This is why the Vichy thermal water has become known as 'the beautifying water'. Vichy offer a more luxurious skincare experience whilst being safe to use on sensitive skin, with all their products containing the Vichy thermal water.

For older skin, try the Liftactiv range

This whole range is designed to target wrinkles. Using a combination of key ingredients like Retinol and LHAs, it helps plump up the skin for a more youthful appearance.

For skin showing the first signs of ageing, try the Idéalia range.

The Idéalia range is perfect for increasing radiance and nourishing the skin. Vichy are looking at the impact of our daily lives on our skin: lack of sleep, stress and diet can all play havoc with our skin. The Idéalia Skin Sleep has become a blogger favourite for its amazing results in the morning.

For skin needing extra coverage, try the Dermablend range.

The Dermablend range will cover any concerns whilst looking after the skin. Vichy are experts at incredible coverage, with a range of products for different skin types and specific concerns.

So, should you use La Roche-Posay or Vichy?

Both of these French Skincare brands produce incredible results. With their amazing product ranges and clinical expertise, they are both brands to love. It is likely that you will find products you absolutely adore from both (we know we have!). But here is a simple breakdown if you're still trying to choose whether to go for La Roche-Posay or Vichy:

La Roche-Posay is amazing for skin with specific issues and especially sensitive skin. It will help repair and protect.

Vichy is incredible for perfecting skin. It works to target signs of ageing and the impact of a busy lifestyle to regenerate and beautify.


You can purchase both Vichy and La Roche Posay products on the Lookfantastic website.

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