Thursday, 24 April 2014

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir~ #Review

As a woman, there is one thing I am not looking forward to - Evil "M" - Menopause.  I have been hearing alot of horror stories and experiences women go through.  Women could start as early as 30 and or later in their 50s but the average is 51 years of age.  When does it end?  It is all dependent on each woman's body adjusting to their new level of estrogen.  Let's all hope it is short and painless.  My mom has been complaining how dry her skin is for the past couple of years.  As the best daughter in the world, (not kidding) I have always provided her skin care products to use to make her comfortable.  This time, she had the opportunity to try Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir aka elixir of youth oil.

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir

Vichy is not new in providing mature women with innovative skin care products.  Their neovadiol range has been around since 2001.  Vichy is always doing their research and developing new products to help women to be comfortable in their own skin...literally.

Menopause causes a loss of tissue substance in the skin  This is caused by a reduction in oestrogens and progesterone, disrupting every layer of the skin.  Once the menopause is established, the skin also loses 57% of its lipids.  The result of this is very dry, fragile skin that has lost its radiance.

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir is the 1st reconstruction oil that repairs skin in 1 hour.  It provides immediate comfort, skin looks denser and firmer, revives glow, dry & satin finish, and it includes a reconstructing anti-aging concentrated oil with 10% of OMEGAs 3-6-9.

It contains oils rich in omegas:
Safflower seed oil - rich in omega 6 & 9 - easily absorbed into the skin.
Rice bran oil - rich in omega 3,6, and 9 - super-antioxidant & powerful stimulant of epidermal lipid synthesis.
Shea butter - rich in omega 6 & 9 - anti-inflammatory properties

This amazing elixir can be applied in 3 ways:
As a serum - place a drop in the palm of your hand and apply directly all over your face.  Use alone or with your daily care.
As a balm - add a drop to your usual skincare product to create a highly comforting balm texture when the skin is in need of intense and deep nourishment.
As a mask - apply 8 to 10 drops all over your face and leave on for 10 minutes to draw the full benefits of the vital oils' reconstructing properties.  Wipe away excess with a cotton pad.

8/10 women found their skin looked denser and firmer
7/10 women find that their skin has a more youthful feel
9/10 women perceive a finish that is non greasy, non sticky, non-shiny.  (test based on 197 women)

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir is hypo-allergenic, tested under dermatological control on 100% sensitive skin.   It meets the optimum tolerance requirements of fragile skins after the menopause.

As I've mentioned before she has complained about how her skin is dry.  Between the post-menopause and dry winter season her skin has become disgustingly dry.  When I told her to try this new Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir she became ecstatic.  Her enthusiasm was like I presented her a big free flight ticket.  She has been using it as a serum and loving it.  She loves how it is non greasy, no scent, and leaves her skin hydrated.  She has been using this elixir daily with the Vichy LIFTactiv Retinol Ha Concentrated she swipped from me.  She has fallen in love and would not be able to part from it.  If you are looking for a Mother's Day present this would be a great gift idea.

Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir (30ml, $58 CDN) is available in drug stores that sells Vichy products.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I love this elixir!!

  2. I'd love to try this! Menopause seems non-existent in my family. My mom is actually praying for it lol.

  3. sounds like an amazing product! i will definitely have to tell my mom about this. She would love it

  4. Sounds awesome .. I am starting with early Menopause so i think this would really help out thanks for the great review : rafflecopter name Treen Goodwin

  5. This sounds like a super product. Thanks for a great and honest review. A great idea as a Mother's Day gift :-)

  6. My mom should really try this, her skin is really dry and flaky, thanks for the review

  7. I really like Vichy products!

  8. My girlfriend loves this stuff!

  9. After a hysterectomy 10years ago I have had the onslaught of menopausal symptoms, dry skin being one of them, looking forward to trying this

  10. I have always been a fan of Vichy products

  11. I've always been a fan of Vichy as well. The products are not cheap, but they are high-quality.

  12. In not looking forward to menopause and yea I love Vichy products , there great

  13. This sounds like a great product! My mom and I both have dry skin, and I've always loved Vichy products, so we will have to give it a try.

  14. I would love to try this! Menopause or no menopause. I cannot even begin to understand how wacked out your body is while it adjusts, but I am 40 and it is probably not far off.

  15. Looks great!