Ideal skin is unique to individuals. Everyone has different views and perspective when it comes to attaining their ideal skin. Hydration is pre-requisite to any type of good skin, be it dewy, fair or smooth. These days, even staying in air-conditioned rooms is bad for your skin.
When I was in Melbourne during winter season, I could almost feel that my skin is cracking. Perhaps I am exaggerating, but you get the point. surprised There is less moisture in the air during winter and the cold weather and wind makes my skin feel really dry and tight as it tend to strip the natural oils off the skin.
L’Oreal Singapore and VanityTrove had kindly approached me to review the NEW Vichy Aqualia Thermal range which has the enhanced Dynamic Hydration Technology. This technology promises hydration for all skin types including sensitive skin as it is paraben-free!
There are a few products in the range and being the star product, the Aqualia Thermal Serum contains 3 Energising sugars and Vichy Thermal Spa Water that can capture and retain moisture. Other products include the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream and Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream. There are other products including an Eye Treatment, a Lip Care, and a Day Care Lotion with UV Protection.
Let’s start off with the Aqualia Thermal Serum (S$52). Some of the ingredients include:
Derived from marine red algae, this unique active ingredient helps to repair the skin’s barrier function, smoothens and softens the skin.
A patented L’Oreal ingredient which ensures a continuous supply of moisture to all facial zones via dynamic water diffusion.
A super efficient hydrating ingredient which replumps the skin’s surface by enhancing its capacity to retain water.
Vichy Thermal Spa Water
100% pure and naturally rich with 15 rare minerals. Clinically proven to regenerate, soothe and protect the skin.
The serum comes in a pretty shade of calming blue glass bottle.
The pump it comes with makes application much easier and cleaner.
The serum is milky, light-textured and doesn’t feel tacky. It sank really fast into my skin and gets absorbed within about 30 seconds due to its gel-like and runny texture. I use it both day and night to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. Being paraben-free, I did not experience any irritation to my sensitive skin at all. Considering that it is also lightly scented, I am impressed.
For the moisturizer, I’ve got both the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream (S$45) and Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream (S$45), which is suitable for people with oilier skin and drier skin respectively.
A texture comparison for both creams. Not exactly visible to the naked eye, probably you can only feel the difference in the long run. Probably due to my dry skin, I prefer the rich cream. Similarly to the serum, it gets absorbed pretty well. While it is recommended to be used both day and night, I prefer using it before I sleep as I could feel that my skin is more supple when I wake up the next morning.
The NEW Vichy Aqualia Thermal range can be found at Watsons, Unity, Guardian, etc. You can find the list of stockists here.
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Remember to always keep your skin hydrated! wink