Vichy Laboratoires Wins Allure and Fitness Magazine Beauty Awards

Groundbreaking products for acne and sun care win the "Allure Best of Beauty Award" and "Fitness Beauty Award"

Sep 22, 2011, 12:30 ET from Vichy Laboratoires

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vichy Laboratoires is pleased to announce that two of its recently launched products were named winners in the 2011 Allure Best of Beauty Awards and Fitness Beauty Awards, appearing in the October 2011 issues.

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Allure magazine featured over 236 beauty products as winners across a number of categories, including eyes, lips, skin, nails, hair and more.  Winners were selected by Allure's beauty editors and panel of industry leaders, who reviewed and tested thousands of products before narrowing down their top picks to showcase in this coveted annual feature. The winning products, including the Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion, were honored by Allure at an awards ceremony last Thursday night at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Fitness magazine, powered by a panel of dermatologists, narrowed down 1,162 of this year's newest creams, cleansers and more to 300 finalists. These finalists were then distributed to reader testers, who tried each product and rated each on a variety of factors including texture, scent and effectiveness. Fitness awarded the 60 first place champions, including the Vichy Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60, across a broad range of categories including makeup, hair, face, body and sun care.

"It's with great pride that we accept these awards from such prestigious magazines. It is a true testament to our product formulators that two of our most recent launches are receiving such accolades in such a short amount of time," said Vichy Vice President of Marketing Marianna Trofimova. "We're thrilled that the readers and editors of Allure and Fitness agreed that the Vichy experience is not only incredibly effective, but also pleasurable and sensorial."

The winning Vichy Laboratoires products and their respective awards include:

"Allure Best of Beauty: Facial Moisturizer for Oily Skin": Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion

"Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion scares away blemishes with salicylic and glycolic acids, and it mattifies, so makeup stays just where it should."

Vichy Normaderm Triple Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion ($22.50, 1.7 fl. oz.) combines Salicylic Acid, Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA) and Glycolic Acid, all powerful micro-exfoliators to clear skin from blemishes and blackheads and tighten pores. Its unique formula is oil-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic, providing long-lasting 24-hour hydration while mattifying skin. The result is a lotion with demonstrated efficacy on breakouts, blackheads, clogged pores and shine, which delivers healthier-looking skin in just one week(1).

"Fitness Beauty Awards: Best Sweat-Proof SPF for Your Body": Vichy Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60

"Enhanced with antioxidants, this SPF protected one tester from a scorching beach weekend. 'No burns, head to toe!' she said."

Vichy Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60 ($29.50, 5.0 fl. oz.) features an advanced UV filtering system to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and employs a potent antioxidant combination of White Grape Polyphenols and Vitamin E that help provide cellular protection(2) and neutralize almost all types of skin-aging free radicals. Non-greasy, water-resistant, tested on sensitive skin and family-friendly, Capital Soleil melds beauty and science for a sunscreen that is as pleasurable and flattering to use as it is clinically effective.

About Vichy Laboratoires

In 2011, Vichy celebrates its birthday: 80 years of expertise and innovation in skincare! Created by Dr. Haller in 1931, from the heart of France, Vichy is among the first French doctor's brands trusted by millions of women in Europe and around the world. All Vichy products are powered by remarkably active antioxidant water from Vichy spring, 100 percent pure and naturally rich in 15 minerals. Its regenerating, soothing and fortifying properties have been scientifically proven. This water is then combined with cutting-edge dermatological ingredients such as Vichy's new generation of Retinol, LHA or time-released Vitamin C in highly effective formulations. Vichy's pleasurable and sensorial textures are skin-friendly, allergy-tested, paraben-free and all deliver clinically proven results for healthy, beautiful skin.

Vichy products are available at select CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade and Walgreens stores, and sold online at www.vichyusa.com. For additional information about Vichy, visit www.vichyusa.com and "like" the Vichy USA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VichyUSA.

(1) In a clinical test on 73 women

(2) Within surface layers of the skin

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