Health Canada recalls Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoules

Health Canada is asking the public to immediately stop using Vichy’s skincare brand LiftActiv Peptide-C 1.8ml single-use ampoules due to the possibility of lacerations.

The French product, which has been featured in a number of TikTok skincare videos with hundreds of thousands of views, is packaged in a sterile glass ampule which, over time and under certain storage conditions, can become brittle, according to the government recall notice.

This « does not guarantee safe opening and may present a laceration hazard when opening the blisters, » the notice published on Wednesday reads.

Vichy, which sold 752,110 units of the products in Canada between March 2020 and May 2022, has received 23 laceration incident reports in Canada as of June 27, 2022.

All bundles for LiftActiv Collagen Specialist Box Christmas 2021 (UPC 065519932914), LiftActive Collagen Specialist Brand Animation Box 2021 (UPC 065519930033), LiftActive Peptide-C Ampoules 10 x 1.8ml (UPC 3337875702508) and 1.8ml single samples (UPC 30157880), have been recalled. UPC codes can be found on the shipping cartons.

Consumers can contact Vichy Canada at 1-888-458-4249 during weekday business hours for refund options, or visit their website at


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