Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Vichy Aqualia Thermal UV Defense Moisturizer SPF 30

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Vichy Aqualia Thermal UV Defense Moisturizer is a lightweight daily moisturizer that keeps skin wonderfully hydrated while offering a broad spectrum SPF 30. This all-in-one SPF moisturizer has a high enough SPF that I do not feel the need to use another sunscreen, but I do have to reapply it every 80 minutes as I would with a regular sunscreen. This is a chemical sunscreen– using Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 5%,  Octisalate 5% and  Octocrylene 7%– therefore, if you prefer physical sunscreens then you probably won't want to use this French Pharmacy favorite.
This lotion is non-sticky, it leaves behind no white residue and it leaves skin radiate, soft, smooth and protected. It does have a light, nondescript, aroma, but it does fade quickly.
According to Vichy,

A lightweight, daily SPF 30 moisturizer providing long lasting 48 hour dynamic hydration and broad spectrum protection from harmful UVA / UVB rays, which can cause skin damage and premature skin aging. 

Aqualia Thermal UV Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 Sunscreen provides 48 hour dynamic hydration, smoothed fine lines, and daily protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Water from the French volcanoes to fortify the skin barrier and protect it from daily exposome factors like lack of sleep & pollution.

This oil-free, refreshing lightweight texture glides easily over skin without stickiness. Skin appears less tired, leaving a healthy looking radiance. Paraben-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic.
Featured Ingredients:

Vichy Mineralizing Water: A miracle of nature from the preserved region of Auvergne, rich in 15 minerals, helps strengthen the skin's moisture barrier function to help protect skin against aggressors.

Niacinimide: Niacinimide is a B vitamin that can help reduce moisture loss and dehydration.

Plant Sugar: Delivers high performance hydration by strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier to help prevent water loss, leaving skin radiant and plumped with moisture.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3% • Homosalate 5% • Octisalate 5% • Octocrylene 7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water • Glycerin • Silica • Dimethicone • Niacinamide • Peg-100 Stearate • Glyceryl Stearate • Mannose • Stearic Acid • Ceramide Np • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer • Sodium Hydroxide • Sodium Pca • Myristic Acid • Palmitic Acid • Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate • Tocopherol • Capryloyl Glycine • Caprylyl Glycol • Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate • Xanthan Gum • Cetyl Alcohol • Fragrance.
Overall Assessment: This is a very effective daytime moisturizer, and I have been using it each day since I received it. While we remain under a stay-at-home order, I do go into my backyard to read and garden, and therefore I have been getting a lot of use from Vichy Aqualia Thermal UV Defense Moisturizer.

$31.00 for 1.69 oz. from Vichy, Ulta, Amazon, Dermstore and Target (Affiliate Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. I know chemical sunscreens wear so much better under makeup, but I do prefer physical personally.

    1. They definitely do wear better, but I tend to prefer mineral sunscreens as a general rule as well. This is a really good chemical sunscreen, though!

  2. This always gets such high ratings. It sounds like it's so effective.

    1. It really is an excellent moisturizer/sunscreen.

  3. Chemical sunscreens blend better than physical but I prefer the latter for my sensitive skin

    1. That's definitely true, but this is definitely an excellent and effective chemical sunscreen.

  4. It sounds kuke a daytime moisturizer and sunscreen that I would enjoy! I’m a fan of Vichy skincare products

    1. I think that you would really like this one, the quality is excellent– just as we expect from Vichy.


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