Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spring Water, Aqualia Thermal Night Spa | Review

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m reviewing two skincare products from the French brand Vichy – the Mineralizing Thermal Spring Water and the Aqualia Thermal Night Spa. I’ve been using the Night Spa on and off since the past few months while the Spring water is new to me. The Night Spa is a slightly different product – its a sleeping mask-treatment that helps moisturize the skin overnight.

Let’s take a closer look at these two products.

 

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Spring Water, Aqualia Thermal Night Spa

 

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Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar waters are a makeup-artist favorite worldwide and they certainly are very useful (and quick!) for light makeup removal and cleansing. Micellar cleansing waters may have been limited to French pharmacy brands till a few years back but more and more drugstore skincare brands are jumping on cleansing water bandwagon. While brands like Garnier and Nivea haven’t yet introduced their very popular and affordable micellar cleansing waters in the Indian market, we do have options like Bioderma, Avene, Vichy and Yves Rocher to try out!

 

Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal
Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar cleansing waters basically look and feel just like water but on a microscopic level, they contain tiny oil molecules that attach themselves to dirt and oil on the skin, which are then cleansed off. They are simple to use – just soak a cotton pad with the micellar water, rest on the skin for a few seconds and wipe off. The cleansing agents using in micellar waters are mild and in low concentration, so there is no stinging or tingling, making them ideal for sensitive skin. But for the same reason, they are not the most effective choice for waterproof or long stay makeup and you may need several rounds of cleansing to get stubborn makeup off.

But the no-rinse formula and ease of use definitely makes these very handy for travel and for situations where you may not have the luxury of a proper cleanse with running water. And you can use them for the entire face, including the eyes and the lips. I personally love the fact that micellar waters feel really gentle and leave the skin cleansed and refreshed.

I’ve shared my thoughts on a few cleansing waters that I’ve used below.

 

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NEW! Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot Treatment Gel

 

[note color=”#FFEECA”]This pimple fighting spot treatment gel is the latest addition to Vichy’s Normaderm range which is meant for acne prone skin. I have loved the Night Emulsion from this range previously and I’m quite curious to see how well this product works. It claims to stop the spot in just 2 hours and to clear it in 2 days! See more details about the product in the press note below.

In other news, Vichy India now has its own website where you can order products from! [link at the end] [/note]

 Normaderm is Vichy Laboratoires’ family of products for imperfection-prone skin which helps give purer, healthier-looking skin quickly that provides an all round skin-care. Normaderm range gives you highly effective skin care products encompassing the care regime of – Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing. The latest addition to VICHY’s skin-clearing Normaderm line is the new Normaderm Hyaluspot – a transparent pimple fighting gel that is designed to stop the spot after just 2 hrs and clear it without a trace after 48hrs.

 

Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot
Vichy Normaderm Hyaluspot
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3 Great Soothing Face Washes for Sensitive skin!

 

If you have sensitive skin that tends to break out often or gets moody every time there is a change in the weather, you should give these 3 face washes are try! Each one of these is very gentle yet very effective on the skin! I thought these would only work on my winter combination skin but its spring now and they still work pretty great for my normal-oily/acne prone skin!

 

1. Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water Cleanser 

 

The water transforms to foam when pumped out, cleans the skin well without drying it and makes it soft and radiant. It is suitable for all skin types though I would prefer something stronger for the summers when my skin is terribly oily. But for the rest of the year, this one works excellently for me!

Rating : 4.5/5  Price : Rs 490 for 50 ml

 

Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water Cleanser Review
Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Water Cleanser

 

 

2. Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate facial Cleanser

 

It is a gel based gentle cleanser with the most exotic, luxurious delicate scent. It lathers mildly, cleanses well and leaves the skin soft, smooth andglowing. It doesn’t dry out the skin and will work for most skin types except super-oily/acne prone skin which needs something stronger and medicated. My combination winter skin loves it! Highly recommended

Rating : 4.75/5  Price : Rs 875 for 200 ml

 

Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate facial Cleanser
Forest Essentials Kashmiri Saffron and Neem Delicate facial Cleanser

 

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