Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the Vichy name?

Here’s a little bit about our history

Founded in 1931 by pioneering medic Dr. Prosper Haller, Vichy is a French brand committed to taking care of sensitive skin. We’ve led the way in cosmetic and skincare innovation for over 80 years.

Today, when it comes to formulating our products, our priority isn’t just looking after your skin.

As a business, the Vichy factory has also dedicated itself to sustainable business practices, with a focus on protecting the environment.

Discover Dr Haller, Vichy Founder

Vichy | Dr HALLER | The story behind the brand

Vichy’s commitment to quality:

What does our skincare promise?

A French brand with French roots

As a leading French heritage brand, Vichy is incredibly proud of its history. Our company was born in the Auvergne, France’s famous volcanic region, where our products continued to be produced today. In fact, we’ve used the same factory - based less than three miles away from the source of our natural springs - since 1969.

Our unique active ingredient: Vichy Mineralizing Water

Our secret ingredient is our naturally occurring Mineralizing Water, which is rich in 15 rare minerals including calcium, potassium and manganese.


essential minerals

Sourced in a protected area that’s been preserved from pollution since 1874, this water, pure and 100% natural reinforces skin’s natural defenses against our life conditions. Each batch of Mineralizing Water undergoes a rigorous control process to ensure all of its naturally fortifying properties remain intact, before being labelled so it can be traced for up to four years after production.

from the source to your skin

The Journey of Vichy Mineralizing Water

Our formulations are hypoallergenic, tested on sensitive skin and paraben-free

As well as being specially formulated for sensitive skin, Vichy’s skincare products are hypoallergenic and free from parabens.

In addition, we work in close collaboration with a committee of dermatologists & allergy experts to assure the best formula safety.

Our factory follows hygiene standards which are closed to the pharmaceutical ones.



Sensitive skin

No parabens

Our product formulations: developed and evaluated under medical control

As you’d expect, Vichy’s formulas are developed in partnership with health professionals (pharmacists & dermatologists), and their efficacy is tested under strict medical control.

Our active ingredients are introduced at the active dose.

What you might not know? Our tests are based on no fewer than 54 different expert methods, making us one of the skincare industry’s premier innovators.

Finally, our cosmetics department continues to track each batch of products even after they’ve been released onto the market, all as part of our quality promise to you.