I chat a lot about skincare. And from the vast majority of conversations I have, there’s always one subject that has the power to completely mystify even the most hardcore of skincare fans; and that’s the subject of anti-ageing.
Anti-ageing, age-defying, youth-reviving, age-resisting… it’s a category that has a habit of being chock-full of jargon, but it’s important to remember that it all essentially has the same purpose. It’s skincare for those who want to maintain and/or achieve a more youthful look to their skin.
With that in mind, Vichy’s latest skincare launch is a bit of a breath of fresh air. Slow Age is a brand new collection dedicated to women between 24 – 45 who want to maintain a healthy and fresh look. It’s as simple as that. Slow Age isn’t necessarily about artificially turning back the clock and looking younger than your years, but about ageing well and protecting skin for the future.
So where other skincare might work to provide a superficial, instant result, Slow Age will work on building your skin’s natural defences for a brighter future. Antioxidants, moisturisers, UV filters and even probiotics make up the ingredients list to ensure that skin is better able to resist the environmental factors that can accelerate the ageing process, and maintains a healthy glow. It’s feel-good skincare at its finest!
The Big Three Ingredients
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years, this powerful antioxidant protects skin from daily aggressors
A type of ‘good’ bacteria, bifidus works to strengthen skin and improve its protective barrier
Vichy Thermal Spa Water
And of course, an ingredient that’s at the heart of every Vichy product. This thermal water has incredible rebalancing and regenerating properties thanks to its unique composition, which is natually rich in 15 minerals
Vichy Slow Age Fluid SPF25
Texture: Milky fluid
If you’re looking for a good place to start with the Slow Age range, this is it. Slow Age Fluid SPF25 is the core product in the Slow Age line-up, a silky daily moisturiser that is perfect for most skin types (but especially good for those with normal/combination skin!). This 24-hour moisturising formula contains all of the naturally inspired active ingredients and advanced technology of Slow Age in a single product, presented in a light pink fluid that caresses the skin with softness. For those looking to graduate from hydration category and step into preventative skincare, it’s the perfect all-round moisturiser.
With continued use of the Slow Age Fluid, you can expect your skin to feel fresher, smoother and firmer. Added antioxidants and broad spectrum UV filters provide ongoing protection throughout the day from environmental aggressors that can prematurely age the skin.
Vichy Slow Age Cream SPF30
Texture: Rich cream
If your skin is on the drier end of the spectrum, opt for the Vichy Slow Age Cream SPF30 instead of the Slow Age Fluid. This richer formula will perform in exactly the same way, except with a greater degree of nourishing ingredients to ensure that your skin remains plump and well moisturised throughout the day. Typically, this cream will suit those with dry or more mature skin, which can feel thinner, rougher and more fragile.
The deliciously whipped cream melts upon contact with the skin, for a comfortable and well-balanced result. It has a slightly higher SPF protection of 30 to shield skin against the damaging effects of environmental ageing, and it contains all of the key ingredients of the Slow Age range for skin that looks smooth, firm and radiant.
Vichy Slow Age Eye Cream
Texture: Gel cream
When you’ve chosen the right moisturiser texture for you, the next step is to care for your eye area. Vichy’s brilliant offering is the Slow Age Eye Cream, a comforting eye treatment that is specifically formulated to slow down the appearance of signs of ageing around the eye area. So, that pesky puffiness? The lines, wrinkles and shadows that are making your eyes look tired and dull? They’re specifically targeted and reduced.
As well as the core ingredients of the Slow Age line, this eye cream is infused with decongesting ginkgo biloba and energising caffeine for a brighter, more wide-awake eye contour. It’s the perfect product for those who are starting to notice their eyes aren’t looking as bright as they used to.