About Vichy > 80 years of history serving the skin
80 YEARS OF HISTORY SERVING THE SKIN
80 years ago, Vichy created the dermocosmetics.
Nowadays, Vichy is still the number 1 worldwide in pharmacies.
Originally, a unique water and an avant-gardist conviction
Everything dates back to year 1931 when Dr. Haller discovered the therapeutical virtues of Vichy Thermal Spa Water. A water so powerful that it allows to heal the injuries. Convinced by the fact that the healthy skin is the real source of beauty, he had the idea to incorporate this water in cosmetic formulas. In an era where skin is still considered as a simple external shell, Doctor Haller believed that it is all about a vital organ and that rigorous medical research must be applied to cosmetics.
The invention of dermocosmetics
Since its creation, the Vichy Dermatological Hygiene Company establishes requirements never seen before for cosmetics: clinical proofs of efficacy and tolerance, application of great advances in the skin physiology knowledge, researches of new active molecules. Vichy's secrets illustrate this radically new approach to cosmetics, known under the name of dermocosmetic: these are the first formulas tailored to each skin type, replacing the old compounding.
A brand built with the best experts
Dermatologists, nutritionists, biologists, pharmacists: our laboratories became a unique place of dialogue between leading experts. Their conviction? Medicine can get beauty further. It is this knowledge, this richness which inspire every day our formulators to conceive tomorrow's products.
The useful innovation
The history of Vichy Laboratories is thus marked out by important innovations inspired by the scientific progress, in order to develop beauty. Vichy created the first anti-wrinkle cream, the first anti-cellulite treatment, the first anti-imperfections care for adult women... In partnership with pharmacists around the world, the brand is also engaged in extensive educational campaigns: the "School of Sun" to educate children and mothers to sun damage, or the Skin Health Centers to provide access to diagnosis made by health experts, to understand better the skin and take care of it more effectively.