REVIEW: VICHY Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes & Lashes

Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes & LashesI call this my ‘Cinderella’ product – ie working quietly away in the background unnoticed, until the day you realise it’s a hidden gem.

WHAT IS IT?

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes gives an instant illumination and a lifting effect to accentuate and rejuvenate the look of eyes. It also gives a fortified eyelash effect.Suitable for sensitive eyes.

The first anti-ageing & lash fortifying eye serum from Vichy with Rhamnose, ceramides and instant light reflectors.

Suitable for all skin types and suitable for sensitive skin. Ageing of the eye contour, loss of radiance and weakened lashes.

Result: Illuminates and lifts the look of eye contours, for an accentuated and younger appearance. Lashes feel fortified. Hypoallergenic, Paraben-free.

HOW TO USE

Gentle fingertip application to entire eye contours. Its satin texture leaves eye contours feeling refreshed.

REVIEWS

My eyelashes have got very thin as I’ve got older and mascara just flakes off. I’ve been using this product for a couple of weeks and have noticed a real difference to my eyelashes, mascara is much easier to apply and stays on longer. Would highly recommend if you have this problem.

I love this product. It is so light and suited for sensitive skin that you can literally rub it over your eyes without hurting. It does not smell either. The only tiny thing they could improve is the fact that the pump releases a lot of cream each time so I guess I will be getting a second one soon.

My eyelids have become quite hooded with age. This has given me a definite lifting effect and my eyes seem more open. I have used this under eye makeup, with a primer, with no problem. It has not caused any irritation. This is exactly what I have been looking for to help my ageing eyes.

I was really surprised with the results. I used it day and night, for a month, which is when I noticed a serious improvement in the dark circles around my eyes AND seriously fortified eyelashes – longer, thicker and stronger. Then I stopped being religious about using it, and over a few weeks, the effects wore off so I started using it again.

When I first started using it I noticed a difference in my lashes after about a week – they are stronger, thicker and I think, longer. That got me thinking and I now apply this onto my brows as well and I’m convinced it’s helping them grow too – I had over plucked which I normally have to live with for about a year before they are back to normal but not this time!

It does seem pricey, but the way I’m looking at it is it’s about a third of the price of RevitaBrow or RevitaLash so for me it’s totally worth it.

OOH ER! 

I was looking for an eye cream to hydrate my eyes and help with my newly forming wrinkles, this eye serum, although OK for sensitive eyes, doesn’t have any substance to it and I get the same effect as using water (that’s just daft!) indeed it feels like water, even after a couple of applications 5 mins apart, it’s just not hydrating at all and in fact, I couldn’t notice any difference and had to use another cream over the top. For the money I would expect a lot more!

MY REVIEW

I must admit that I don’t apply it over my lashes, because I’m trialling RapidLash. I just use it on my eye contours, mainly along my eye crease, this is probably why, three months down the line, there seems to be a fair amount of product left. Although, I’m only guessing this, because of the packaging, it’s impossible to see how much serum is left, so, as ‘insurance’ I’ve already purchased another one

I did apply the serum a couple of times over my lashes and I’m pleased to report it doesn’t irritate eyes at all. It’s a silky textured, pearly white serum and if you can manage a ‘half’ pump’ (tricky) then do so, because that’s all you need. It’s expensive, don’t waste it.

I got into the habit of using it (morning – pre make up and evening – after cleansing). It’s so light there’s no waiting for it to dry and it doesn’t leave a residue.

I didn’t really know exactly what it was doing because i could see no difference whatsoever for a long time. But I persevered and noticed something which after close to 9 week’s – remember, I’m using the tiniest amount each time. When I’m applying eye shadow, my eyelid doesn’t move with the eyeshadow brush and the skin in and around the crease area is smoother.

It doesn’t sound much I know, but for me, one of the first signs of ageing was my eyelid moving with the brush, as the skin was looser. Even worse though, is the time when the eyelid skin stays in the place where it’s been brushed. It seems petty to say it, but that first sign of eye crepiness is a little bit devastating.

I can’t honestly say it’s tightened the area, but it has smoothed it out and made the crease area much more defined and even better, my eyelid doesn’t move with the brush!

VICHY Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes & Lashes 15ml £24.50 Boots