Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 (30 ml), £29.50 vs. YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum (30 ml), £60
L’Oreal is the parent company of both YSL and Vichy and has launched the new YSL skincare line to repeat the commercial success of their make-up and fragrance products, eg. Touche Eclat.
YSL – anti-wrinkle lift/plump/radiance vs.
Vichy – velvety texture/advance anti-wrinkle efficacy/long-lasting lifting effect.
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- Similar products in terms of the main ingredients, rhamnose and glycerol that benefit the skin by increased hydration. Both products contain a small amount of hyaluronic acid (long-term hydration).
- The Vichy serum contains a ceramide derivative, salicyloyl phytosphingosine, with a potential anti-wrinkle benefit.
- The Vichy serum also contains less alcohol that can be detrimental to the healthy barrier function of facial skin.
I would expect the efficacy of the Vichy serum to be slightly superior – given the higher content of rhamnose, the additional ceramide derivative and less alcohol in the formulation. We are awaiting the clinical studies.
Vichy Lift Activ Serum 10 (30 ml), £29.50. Youth Enhancing Serum.
STAR RATING: 4 out of 5
water, rhamnose (10 %), glycerin, alcohol denat., dimethicone, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethan sulphonic acid, PEG-20 met hyl glucose sesquistearate, sodium hyaluronate, salicyloyl phytosphingosine, phenoxyethanol, adenosine, ammonium polyacryldimethyltauramide, disodium EDTA, caprylyl glycol, citric acid, xanthan gum, octyldodecanol, parfum.
YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum (30 ml), £60
STAR RATING: 3 out of 5
water, alcohol denat, glycerin, rhamnose (less than in Vichy), butylene glycol, hydroxypropyltetrahydropyrantril, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, dimethicone, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, phenoxytehanol, sodium hyaluronate, polysilicone-11, caprylyl glycol, ammonium polyacryldimethyltauramide/ammonium polyacryoloyldimethyl taurate, adenosine, xanthan gum, PEG-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate, disodium EDTA, polystyrene, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, citric acid, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), linalool, alpha-isomethyl inonone, limonene, geraniol, colour, parfum.