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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW? YSL Forever Youth Liberator vs. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10

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.

Claims Comparison:

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.

Ingredients Comparison

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.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=salicyloyl%20phytosphingosine

By |2016-12-07T09:41:08+00:00February 28th, 2012|Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping|Comments Off on SAVE or SPEND REVIEW? YSL Forever Youth Liberator vs. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10
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