Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Vichy Summer Must-Have Skincare Heroes

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As a lifelong French Pharmacy product fanatic, it took no time at all for me to fall in love with Vichy's fantastic array of products. Here are some of my top picks for the warm months of summer.
About Vichy,

In 1931, Dr. Haller, a medical director at the thermal treatment center in Vichy, France, discovered the therapeutic virtues of Vichy Thermal Spa Water on skin. Originating more than 2000 years ago in the heart of Auvergne’s volcanoes, this extraordinary water, rich in 15 beneficial minerals and antioxidants, was found to improve skin quality, soothe sensitivity and accelerate the healing of skin wounds.

Convinced that skin health is the true source of beauty, Dr. Haller pioneered the first line of dermocosmetics powered by this mineral-rich water. Today, this very water, known as Vichy Thermal Spa Water, is still sourced from the same location in France, and is at the core of all Vichy skincare formulations.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Face Serum ($36.00 for 1.01 oz. from Vichy, Amazon, Dermstore, TargetKohl's, Walgreens and Escentual): This remarkably lightweight mineral-rich and thermal water-infused serum, which includes Hyaluronic Acid as among its star ingredients, immediately melts into the skin imparting superior hydration. It is perfect for the warm weather, and it is so light on the skin that it never feels heavy, even in humid weather. It is the perfect pick-me-up for dehydrated skin, and is the perfect summer serum. It has a very faint, clean, aroma– but it is neither long-lasting, nor in the least bit imposing.

According to Vichy,

Aqualia Thermal Serum provides immediate and long lasting 48-hour dynamic hydration and smoothed fine lines. It helps retain water and reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier function. Skin is moisturized and protected even under temperature variations. It is formulated with 97% natural-origin ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, plant sugar and Vichy 15 mineral-rich thermal water. Paraben-Free.

SKIN TYPE: Dry, Combination

Directions: Apply morning and evening to cleansed skin by spreading a pump of hydrating serum all over the face, paying special attention to dry skin areas. Spread with outward movements from the middle of the face, without applying too much pressure.

Ingredients: Aqua • Glycerin •Dimethicone • Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin • Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil • Dimethiconol • Sodium Hyaluronate • Phenoxyethanol • Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) • Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide • Poloxamer 338 • Disodium Edta • Caprylyl Glycol • Citric Acid • Biosaccharide Gum-1 • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer • Parfum /Fragrance • Code F.I.L. : C163732/3.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Rich Cream ($31.00 for 1.69 oz. from Vichy, Amazon, Ulta, Target, Walgreens, Dermstore and Escentual): This is a very rich and moisturizing cream, and yet it melts into the skin without leaving behind a thick or greasy residue. It contains Hyalaronic Acid, for superior hydration, and it leaves skin infinitely moisturized. It softens the appearance of fine lines, but plumping them, and it leaves skin incredibly soft and smooth. While it lists fragrance among its ingredients, I detect no aroma to speak of. While this cream is formulated for normal to dry skin types, it works beautifully for my normal to combination skin. It is a great choice for the warm weather since it really boosts moisture levels.

According to Vichy,

A replenishing and soothing dry skin moisturizer in a rich, refreshing cream. This paraben-free moisturizer is formulated with 97% Natural Origin Ingredients and provides 48-hour dynamic hydration & smoothed fine lines. For deep comfort and a fresh complexion that lasts.

SKIN TYPE: Normal to Dry
SKIN CONCERN: Dryness, Dullness

Directions: Apply face moisturizer morning and evening to cleansed skin by spreading a touch of cream all over the face. Spread with outward movements from the middle of the face, without applying too much pressure.

Ingredients: Aqua / Water/ Eau • Glycerin • Isocetyl Stearate • Propanediol • Cetearyl Alcohol • Alcohol Denat. • Cetyl Esters • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter • Pentylene Glycol • Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate • Mannose • Sodium Polyacrylate • Sodium Pca • Salicylic Acid • Sodium Hyaluronate • Caprylyl Glycol • Citric Acid • Parfum / Fragrance. Code F.I.L. : D212776/1. 
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel ($31.00 for 1.69 oz. from Vichy, Ulta, Amazon, Target, Dermstore and Kohl's): I am completely obsessed with gel moisturizers, and this one is absolutely phenomenal, in my opinion. It is feather-weight, it sinks into the skin immediately, and I mean immediately, and it leaves behind no residue whatsoever. It includes Hyaluronic Acid for superior hydration, and moisture retention, and it plumps fine lines while drenching the skin in hydration. It has a very faint, clean, aroma, but it fades immediately.

According to Vichy,

Aqualia Thermal Water Gel Moisturizer provides long-lasting 48 hour dynamic hydration and smoothed fine lines. A lightweight water gel moisturizer formulated with 97% Natural Origin Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Plant Sugar, and Vichy 15 Mineral-Rich Thermal Water Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and Hyaluronic Acid to boost hydration for up to 48-hours.

SKIN TYPE: Normal to Combination
SKIN CONCERN: Dryness, Dullness

Ingredients: Aqua / Water/ Eau • Glycerin • Alcohol Denat. • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Mannose • Carbomer • Sodium Pca • Salicylic Acid • Sodium Hydroxide • Sodium Hyaluronate • Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil / Meadowfoam Seed Oil • Caprylyl Glycol • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer • Parfum / Fragrance. Code F.I.L. : D212777/1.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water ($9.50 for 5.1 oz. from VichyAmazonWalgreens and Skin Care RX): I am a huge fan of thermal water sprays, and Vichy's is sourced directly from French volcanoes. This soothing and refreshing spray feels amazing against the skin, and I often spritz it on right after I apply my favorite beauty oil to help speed up absorption, and because it allows me to use less oil. This can be used any time of the day, but I do like to spritz my face before going to bed for a little extra hydration.

According to Vichy.

Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water enriched with 15 rare minerals. 15 clinical studies have proven the skin health benefits of Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water. Recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Completes every skin care regimen and infused in all Vichy skin care products. 100% pure and natural. Preservative free. Paraben free. Fragrance free. Alcohol free. Non comedogenic. Allergy-tested

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER.

Vichy Mineral 89 ($29.50 for 1.69 oz. from Vichy USAUltaAmazonDermstoreSkin Care RXSkinStore and Walgreens): is described as a "new generation face moisturizer." It features 89% of Vichy's iconic Mineralizing Thermal Water that is further enhanced by Hyaluronic Acid to deeply boost hydration and fortify the skin. The consistency is that of a lightweight gel-like serum that sinks into the skin immediately leaving it hydrated with a luminous, ethereal glow. Dehydrated and dull skin gives way to comfortable, refreshed and moisturized skin without any greasy residue or stickiness. Furthermore, this fragrance-free moisturizer plumps fine lines, nourishes the skin and leaves skin soft, smooth and supple. It offers my normal/combination skin enough moisture and hydration during the summer that I can forgo a regular moisturizer altogether, and it pairs beautifully with my favorite serums and face oils, but during the rest of the year I layer it with richer moisturizers.

According to Vichy,

For the 1st time, a breakthrough moisturizing formula, with 89% Mineralizing Thermal Water to help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and make skin more resistant to visible aging caused by environmental factors combined with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump skin.

Minéral 89 face moisturizer fortifies and makes skin more resistant to visible aging caused by pollution, stress to skin, and fatigue. Its moisturizing formula boosts hydration to replenish the skin's moisture barrier. As a result, skin feels more hydrated, plumped, and toned. Day after day, skin radiates with a healthy glow.
Directions: Apply morning and evening to cleansed skin by spreading a touch of booster all over the face. Spread with outward movements from the middle of the face, without applying too much pressure. All skin types benefit from Mineral 89. It can be easily included in any beauty regimen after cleansing and before your usual serum and/or moisturizer.

Ingredients: Aqua, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Biosaccharide Gum-1.

Formula Properties: Pure and Clean, Oil free, Alcohol free, Fragrance free, Silicone free, Colorant free, Paraben free, 100% transparent formula, Allergy-tested, Tested on sensitive skin and tested under dermatological control for safety.
Overall Assessment: These five miracle-workers are perfect for the warm weather, and I suspect that you will love them as much as I do.

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  1. I'm glad these products are working so well for you!

    1. They make such great skincare products, and they are affordable!

  2. The packaging of the mineral89 looks so relaxing.

  3. All sound great but it's the Vichy Mineral 89 that has really drawn my attention. I think I'd love to add that to my skincare regime.

    1. Mineral 89 is definitely worth trying, and it fits so nicely into pretty much any skincare routine. It is perfect all year long, but its ability to hydrate during the more extreme temperatures of summer and winter– makes it a top pick for me!

  4. Oh my gosh, these all sound wonderful! I would love the serum and one of the moisturizers--great prices too!

    1. They are definitely worth trying, Cindy! They are definitely effective, affordable and easy to find!


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