Vichy Neovadiol Day Cream

I purchased this cream at the same time I purchased the Neovadiol Elixir and the Neovadiol Serum.  This product retails for $60.  The jar is nice plastic although a pump would have been more sanitary in my opinion.  The product has a mild fragrance that lasts for quite a while on the skin. vivhyday1


Apply to the face, the jawline and neck, avoiding the eye area. Dab a few cream dots and spread with upward smoothing strokes, from inside to outside. Smooth on gently until thoroughly absorbed. Deeply massage along the areas of skin slackening: cheekbones, jawline and neck.

This is kind of where the entirety of the endeavor falls apart.  Although the cream is almost watery like Lubriderm.   It glides on easily and then pills up into little balls on my skin.  ICK on a stick.  I thought that it was just my application of the product.  So, I tried using less. Same issue.  I tried different face cleansers (in case there was an interaction with the cleanser I was using), I tried just using water.  Nothing helped.  This cream just did not want to stay on my face.

Description from the Vichy website:

When you reach menopause, your skin needs special attention to look its best. The revolutionary formula of Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Complex addresses four fundamental effects of menopause on skin: dryness, sagging, density loss and loss of structure. Immediately on application, skin feels rejuvenated, soft and hydrated. Over time, this product helps to build skin density while repairing essential structures in the skin for enhanced elasticity and a healthy, youthful radiance. Firming ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, Hepes and Pro-Xylane 3%, in this formula also help to lift sagging skin and redefine the facial contour.

  • Treats four signs of menopausal skin aging
  • Intensely hydrating
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

I didn’t notice any difference in my face using this cream.  Mostly because it wouldn’t go on my face and stay there.  Don’t even try to use this with makeup.  In fact, this product was so disappointing I ended up returning it to the store.



Water (Aqua)​,​ Glycerin​,​ Dimethicone​,​ Hydrogenated Polyisobutene​,​ Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol Alcohol Denat.,​ Propylene Glycol​,​ Synthetic Wax​,​ Nylon-12​,​ PEG-10 Dimethicone​,​ Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer​,​ Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid,​ Methyldihydrojasmonate​,​ Sodium Hyaluronate​,​ Sodium Polyacrylate​,​ Adenosine​,​ Disodium EDTA​,​ Propylene Carbonate​,​ Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,​ Disteardimonium Hectorite​,​ Phenoxyethanol​,​ CI 15985 / Yellow 6,​ CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide,​ Fragrance (Parfum)​.

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are sensitive to Dimethicone
  • You are looking for a Vegan product
  • You are looking for a cruelty free company (They sell in China)
  • You are sensitive to Fragrance
  • You want a product that works

Let me know what your experiences are with face creams.  What works for you?


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