What is the skin barrier and how you should take care of it in a COVID-19 context?
Skin is the interface between the body and the external environment and one of the main routes through which environmental factors and pathogens penetrate the body. The primary role of the skin is to serve as a barrier, protecting our body from potential assault from microorganisms, toxic substances and other external physical, chemical or organic factors. Providing your skin with enough hydration is key to protect it, especially while wearing a face mask or any type of face covering.
The best skincare protocol to strengthen and protect the skin barrier during the COVID-19 period
A skin hydration routine during COVID-19 is essential to keep your skin fortified, hydrated and protected in order to both protect your skin and avoid skin issues induced by a COVID-19 environment (increased stress and mask usage).
The Skincare Routine Approach You Should Opt for Acne during COVID-19
2020 has resulted in many changes and subsequent side effects, also for your skin. Due to daily mask usage, in addition to the general increase in stress and anxiety, acne during COVID-19 has become a common occurrence for many people. Here is how to improve the visible signs of acne and prevent COVID-linked acne breakouts and other covid acne mask reactions, such as irritations, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis.
Maskne: discover what it is and our recommendations for your skin
If you have noticed a skin reaction after wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured that you are not the only one. While wearing a mask is essential to protect yourself and others, it is also crucial to protect the skin underneath it - discover the maskne solution you need.
We make sensitive skin our daily challenge, not yours.
At Vichy, our products are developed for and tested on sensitive skin. To develop effective formulas, teams of experts work to screen ingredients that have high tolerance on even sensitive skin types.
At Vichy, we’re hypoallergenic or nothing.
As a French pharmacy brand, a Vichy skincare product is hypoallergenic. More than 2000 women each year test the tolerance of our products on their skin. And during these tests if a single reaction occurs, we return to the formulation stage. Since Vichy was created to meet a multitude of skin needs, we’re naturally committed to your skin’s tolerance and to minimizing potential allergy risk for every ingredient and therefore for the final formula.
How Vichy selects its active ingredients: our commitment to your skin
Have you ever wondered how Vichy decides which active ingredients to use? How our formulation experts assess which are most effective and safe for skin? Here’s the inside track on our ingredient selection, driven by actives backed by strong clinical evidence and used in dermatology.
Vichy skincare, why Made In France is our priority
From the day Dr. Haller first created a skincare range made with the mineralizing water of Vichy, the skincare that serves the world its French pharmacy brand expertise, is still made in one place.* Here in the Auvergne.
Our unique heritage: the power of Vichy Mineralizing Water.
At the heart of Vichy’s history, is an 90 year-old discovery of the regenerating properties of Vichy Mineralizing Water.
Hair myth: Can a scalp massage help boost hair growth?
If thinning hair is a concern, or hair could do with a little more natural volume, scalp massages are often recommended. Aside from the relaxing factor, we explore if it really does boost hair growth.
What really causes dry skin and dark circles under eyes?
Many women struggle with dry skin under the eyes. But what causes dryness, eye bags and dark circles in this sensitive area? We asked dermatologist Dr. Nina Roos to explain.
Skin myth: Does the sun help acne?
Many acne sufferers believe that the sun has a positive effect on the quality of their skin. But how much truth is there in this? We look at whether or not the sun can improve the condition of acne-prone skin, and how we can also effectively protect it from UV damage.
What's the difference between replenishment and hydration?
“Replenishing” or “hydrating” skincare products: do you know the difference between these two commonly misunderstood concepts?
Did you know your body actually produces hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is used as an ingredient in skincare products due to its "unique capacity in retaining water." But did you know that it is also naturally produced by our bodies? Here, we explain the relationship between hyaluronic acid, cutaneous aging and how to improve skin quality through topical application.
How to remove age spots?
When exposure to sun, pollution and other factors has damaged skin to the point of an uneven skin tone, using Vitamin C-based skincare can correct and remove those dark spots.
Vichy's #SkinSOS Volcanic Masks
Perfect solutions to every #SkinSOS situation. Empowered with natural minerals, powerful actives and Vichy pH Balancing Thermal Water
Treating pregnancy hair: how to deal with common problems?
During pregnancy, some women experience fuller hair due to the extra boost in hormones. We take a closer look at whether or not it’s safe to color your hair while pregnant, why hair loss is common after pregnancy and what you can do to treat your hair.
Does sugar cause wrinkles? Skin aging myths explained
Is sugar really responsible for premature aging? Alongside dermatologist and skin expert Dr. Nina Roos, we take a look at some of the most common myths about diet and skin aging.
5 powerful hydrating ingredients that really work
Once you become familiar with moisturizing ingredients, you can choose products like a pro. Discover hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, Vichy Mineralizing Water, glycerin and olive oil.
5 reasons to start caring for your hydrolipidic film today
The hydrolipidic film is your skin's own bodyguard: it locks in moisture and keeps aggressors out.
Top 5 anti-aging ingredients: do they live up to the hype?
Active anti-aging ingredients seem to hold the secret of eternal youth. But all these active ingredients can be pretty confusing – so we’ve asked our Vichy expert to explain the top five.
3 clay face mask mistakes you might be making
Clay has long been used for its medicinal properties, in particular when it comes to skincare. Studies report that applying certain clays to the skin can help purify, absorb excess oil and refresh the skin's surface, as well as promote the healing of topical blemishes.
However, a number of myths still surround clay face masks. We take a look at the three most common misunderstandings, so that you can get the most out of your mask.
The 4 signs of a sensitive scalp
All you need to know about the signs of an irritated scalp. Tingling and burning sensations, tightness and itching: focus on the 4 symptoms of a sensitive scalp.
3 reasons for skin dullness (and 3 ways to avoid it)
Just can’t seem to wake up your complexion? We’ve got the solution! Whether your skin’s suffering from lack of sleep, poor circulation or recurring bouts of dryness, we take a quickfire look at some of the most common reasons for skin dullness - as well as some easy ways to get your glow back. Results guaranteed!