As the fresh-faced brand ambassador for Vichy Idéalia, Daniella Moyles shares her secrets to tuning into her daily and nightly skincare needs.
LOVING THE SKIN YOU’RE IN
How would you describe your skin type?
My skin is combination. I get dryness around my eyes and breakouts on my T Zone, but for the most part I have been blessed with manageable and relatively well-behaved skin. My problem areas would be under eye circles from my early mornings and rosacea on the cheeks, which I think a lot of Irish women suffer from.
What is your typical daily skincare routine?
I like to keep things pretty consistent. In the mornings I will just splash my face with some cool water, pat dry, tone with some rose water and apply my Idéalia moisturiser. A little trick I have is to add a drop of Frankincense oil to my moisturiser for added glow. At night I will cleanse my skin, use my Idéalia Peeling Night Peel and finish with the Idéalia Skin Sleep Night Cream, and some 8-Hour Cream on my eyes and lips for added moisture in the drier areas.
How do you feel your fast-paced lifestyle impacts your skin?
I think it can drain the plumpness and vitality from your face and highlight dark circles, dryness, lines and discolouration. It’s important, to me anyway, to take those 5 minutes in the morning and evening to give my skin some love. And if I’m having a particularly busy week, I’ll allocate a half hour on the weekend to do a good exfoliation and facemask, and I find that bit of self love improves my overall mood and wellbeing!
What’s your ‘can’t live without’ skincare step?
Definitely the moisturising part. I love when my skin is glowing during the day and helped to repair at night.
What is it about Vichy and the Idéalia range that attracted you to partner with them?
I need products that are quick, convenient and reliable. The Idéalia range really works for my skin and me, no matter how busy my weeks get I know I can maintain my skincare routine and feel good. I’m also very conscious of buying and supporting ethical brands that take a natural approach; Vichy ticked those boxes for me.
In addition to working very early mornings, you model, travel and blog, which naturally implies a very hectic life. How do you manage to keep a good skincare routine?
I can be very habitual with my skincare routine so I was sceptical as to how easily I would adapt to changing products. It took one night! The results were immediate, especially with the Idéalia Peeling and the steps were actually less time consuming that I had been doing! It’s a very manageable skincare routine, 5 minutes in the morning and the evening and people comment on my skin all the time now so it must be working!
Had you ever had a chemical peel before, if so what do you like/dislike about it?
I had a salon chemical peel before and I loved the results, but I felt it was too harsh for young skin. It gave a deep cleanse rather than an exfoliation and longer lasting smoothing and even skintone, but I had just resigned myself to waiting until I was older to avail for these nice benefits.
Tell us that you think of Vichy Idéalia Peeling?
I’d never seen an at home daily peeling product like this until Vichy launched Idéalia Peeling. It’s about time we could get our hands on something milder and more appropriate for younger skin with the same great results.
The results are immediate, it’s mild enough for me to use every night and the benefits just keep improving – less discolouration, smoother and plumper skin.
The article originally featured in April’s Sam McCauleys Healthy Savings Catalogue.
Vichy Idealia Peeling 100ml (€30) is available at Sam McCauleys stores now and online at www.sammccauley.com