Vichy's Formulation Charter

"At Vichy, we know that creating safe and efficacious products doesn't happen by chance, it happens by choice. That is why for each product we create, we follow 6 formulation choices so our customers only have to make 1."
- Dr. Marion Nielsen, Pharmacist & Scientific Director

The Vichy Formulation Charter

Vichy Pure and Potent Promise

Vichy’s Formulation Charter with Dr. Marion NielsenDr. Nielsen discusses the important choices that go into each and every Vichy formula.

Our 6 Choices


Vichy Volcanic Water from the Volcanic Region of AuvergneWe know that water is the base of any good skin care routine, but not all water is created equal. Our Vichy Volcanic Water is naturally rich in 15 powerful minerals that strengthen your skin barrier and help protect it from exposome factors like UVA/UVB rays, pollution, stress, and more. We formulate every one of our products around our Vichy Volcanic Water, a force of nature, which is sourced from the depths of the French volcanos and unable to be recreated artificially.

Pure and Untouched from Vichy, France

Pure & Untouched from Vichy, FranceWe make our products just 2.5 miles from the source of our 15 Mineral-Rich Vichy Volcanic Water in the volcanic region of central France, which allows us to extract our water in its purest form without any contamination. The first time it sees the light of day, is when you open a Vichy product in your own home.

Dermatologist-grade, natural origin ingredients

Dermatologist-grade, natural origin ingredientsWe learn from dermatology, using ingredients that are proven to work, and then prioritize those of natural origin for the most effective formulas. We understand that harsh chemicals are not necessary to achieve healthy, radiant skin.

Allergy-tested, and safe for even the most sensitive skin

Allergy-tested, and safe for even the most sensitive skinOur products are designed to strengthen skin, not weaken its resistance. That’s why we choose to eliminate any ingredient that has been shown to cause allergic reactions — a standard that restricts the raw materials we use to just 10 percent of what’s available. More than 2,000 women test our products every year to make sure what’s been shown to be true in the lab, is also true in real life. We pay special attention to the needs of sensitive skin, so you don’t have to. It’s this simple: Every product is tested to be suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, and just as highly effective.

Feel Good Factor

Feel Good FactorWe want you to look forward to your skin care routine. This means formulas that feel smooth and luxurious going on, and are dermatologically tested to ensure they don’t cause irritation.

Created with dermatologists and skin care experts

Created with dermatologists and skin care expertsWe believe that skin care is a science, and we look to dermatologists, biologists, pharmacists, and more to fuel our research, development, and testing. Even better, many of our experts are women like you who depend on the skin care products they help innovate. You can trust them to be your voice in our labs.

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