Review // Vichy Idealia BB Cream

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Hi everyone! I hope you're all well and having a fabulous weekend so far. It feels like such a long time since I last wrote a product review for you all so I've made a point of sitting down today to write all about a fabulous little product I've been loving lately - Vichy Idealia BB Cream*. If you've been reading my blog for a while you might know that I'm not usually the biggest lover of the ever-hyped BB creams. I've tried my fair share of them and have almost always been left disappointed. Well, until now that is. I think I may well of been converted. As a huge fan of the Vichy Idealia moisturiser, when I discovered they were releasing a matching Idealia BB Cream, I was very intrigued and couldn't wait to get my little mitts on it.

As I mentioned earlier, BB creams are a product that have never wowed me. I've always had high hopes that they'll help me achieve flawless, smooth and glowing skin but instead have been left with an exceptionally light coverage tinted moisturiser that adds nothing more to my skin than a wash of colour that is more often than not far too dark for my skintone. What is it with most 'light' BB creams being more suitable for a watsit than someone with fair skin? However, the newly released BB cream from Vichy provides all of those things I've been searching for and more. Designed to illuminate tired, dull skin, it works wonders at adding brightness and luminosity to my face. Here's how Vichy describe their wonderful new product -

"Enriched with a unique complex (Kombucha + UV Filter System) and light reflecting pigments; the formula is designed for 6 different actions: Illuminate, hydrate, smooth wrinkles, refine skin texture, reduce the appearance of dark spots and protect with SPF 25". 

Now although it seems hard to believe that one product can contain so many benefits for the skin (believe me, I was sceptical at first too), it really does. As soon as I applied it to my face I was amazed by how bright and smooth my complexion looked. It instantly gave my skin a pick me up and although it doesn't have a heavy coverage, it evened out my complexion and provided me with enough coverage that I felt confident to wear it alone. Another thing I noticed was how amazing it felt on my skin and that it feels more like a moisturiser than a base for makeup. With a matching scent to the Idealia moisturiser, it smells amazing too and is a real joy to apply. It blends like a dream and sinks into the skin to provide a natural flawless base. I find my skin feels hydrated after application which provides a nice smooth base for the rest of my makeup and I generally look a lot healthier after applying this product. I can't confirm whether it smooths wrinkles or reduces the appearance of dark spots as I don't have either of these but I certainly imagine it would if the other benefits are anything to go by.

The are currently two shades available - Light and Medium and the one I've swatched in the photos above is Light. I realise it looks exceptionally light in my swatch but it adapts to my skin tone very well once blended in. It contains light reflecting pigments which is what helps to illuminate the skin but I haven't found they make me look too shiny or glittery. I do have combination skin though so I've been dusting it ever so lightly with a powder after application to keep any shine at bay.

Overall I absolutely adore this products and would recommend it to anyone who might of been left disappointed by BB creams in the past. I was convinced they were all talk and no action but this one has seriously proved me wrong. I used it almost every day on my recent holiday to Marbella and the added SPF 25 meant my skin was protected whilst also looking fresh and radiant. If you're going away on holiday any time soon - I'd really recommend checking this out. It was a staple for me!

What do you think of BB creams? Do you like the sound of this one from Vichy? Its available to buy from various stockists but the cheapest I found it for online is £14.00 from Esenctual here. Its worth every penny in my opinion!

Lots of Love,


  1. Love this post! I recently ordered this after I saw some hype about it and can't wait to try it out! I think we have a similar complexion and skin colour too so hopefully it works as well for me as it does for you. Just a quick Q, I know you probably get asked all the time but what do you use to put the little banners with the writing on your photos? It looks so pretty xxx

    1. Thanks hun! Ah yes hopefully you'll love it just as much as I do - I'm sure you will! I use picmonkey for the little banners :) xxx.

  2. Lovely review hun, I've been like you and have never been 'wowed' by a BB cream yet, I've always been left so disappointed, but your review has made me re-think as I think I need to give this one a try, it sounds and looks lovely! xxx

    Danielle | Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

  3. great post hun!I've read a few good reviews on this one so I'm definitely going to buy it!Havent found a bb cream I've liked yet xx

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

  4. Sounds amazing, I am definitely going to look into trying this! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  5. Great review and it's lovely to have you back!
    I absolutely adore this BB cream and like you, it's completely converted me too.
    Isn't the smell just delicious?!

  6. I think this sounds lovely :) I've never tried anything from Vichy at all even though it is a brand I often look at; I'd certainly try this.

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  7. Looks really nice.
    I've heard really good things about Vichy, might have to try this out. Never had much joy with BB creams before.


  8. I have never been too impressed with BB creams either and to be honest I've never tried anything by Vichy, but I'm thinking I'm gonna give this one a go! :)

    Tania x

  9. this sounds great! whats the oil control like? i gave up with bb creams


  10. What a great review, you're really leaving me lusting after this product! I love BB creams, but I haven't tried this one, I might have to check it out :)

    xoxo aly

  11. This looks brill :) I'm always on the look out for BB creams, I don't mind paying that little bit more if you know it's going to work! xxx

  12. Great post. I live in Iceland so I will probably have to wait for months for it to arrive in stores haha. If it arrives I might try it out but currently I'm loving the Dior BB Cream! :) xx

  13. I have the vichy dermablend foundation and I love that, might have to give this one a try. Sounds like a lovely product, and affordable too! check out my blog please?

  14. This product is on my new blog post as part of my summer beauty favourites! I totally agree that this is a great BB cream!

  15. I love this BB cream. It makes my skin look flawless and adds healthy glow. Perfect!

  16. this looks great! :)

  17. Looks like a cool product!

  18. i love your blog! :))

    sounds intresting !!

    oxx, Katrin

  19. ooh I'm really glad you liked this product! I love Vichy, this might have to go on shopping list! x

    "Bumble’s Blog"

  20. great post!
    leyla xx

  21. I'll have to try this out myself!

    Christina xx

  22. This looks like one of the better bb creams and your description sounds so good, now I really want to try it! Great post!

  23. Oh Kayleigh your posts are always so bad for my bank balance :P I really want to try this now, mainly because I struggle so much with finding BB creams that are light enough for my skin and I love how this one looks like it has a slight sparkle/sheen to it (don't think I've explained that right haha!!), I imagine it makes skin look really luminous and glowing which is always lovely for summer :) I've been using the Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream for oily skin recently and have been getting on pretty well with it, I always use a tinted moisturiser and primer with it though.
    Love Holly x //

  24. Hello Kaylewigh,

    I'm taking the freedom of leaving you a comment because I'm currently working on a fashion-related dissertation for my MSc. I'm doing a survey about the perception of young women towards today's fashion luxury brands, and if you, or any of your lovely reader, could take 5 mins and complete it, it would be of much much help :)
    Here the link of my survey:
    Thank you very much!

    Lou ♥

    Ps: Love the Vichy BB cream as well, one of the best Ive tried so far

  25. Vichy's BB cream is great and soon becoming a cult favorite!
    If you ever run out or looking for French skincare products that aren't available to you, please check out my boutique!
    I've just opened an online French skincare boutique where I stock many cult favorites as well as products that are difficult to purchase outside of France.
    All at competitive pricing of course!
    I'd love if you stopped by and had a look around~



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