Cleansed and perfect: Vichy Aqualia Thermal and Purete Thermal products

I get to try out a lot of different skincare.

Although I used to be more brand conscious, as of right now, as long as it works for my skin, it doesn’t matter what the brand is or the price point.  I rotate out products every few months as I use them up, and always get so excited to receive new stuff from brands I don’t use on a regular basis.

Enter Vichy.

I’ve tried out stuff from Vichy in the past, but when they sent over some of their Purete Thermal goodies, I whipped them out that evening for use. Although they have tons of body care and skincare lines and products, I was really intrigued by the claims on the five items they sent my way.

Vichy  Purete Thermale Makeup Removing Micellar Cleansing Wipes and cleanser

First up were the Purete Thermale Makeup Removing Micellar Cleansing Wipes. I always use a micellar solution to remove my makeup since I find it does an awesome job of removing makeup efficiently and effectively.  Although I tend to use a solution and a cotton round, I do like using wipes every so often, my only real qualm with them being that they don’t last as long as a liquid product. These wipes are billed to instantly cleanse in one step. They remove impurities and makeup from the face, eye, lip, and even waterproof makeup. The formula includes Vitamin E to sooth and refresh skin. These actually do a pretty good job of removing makeup, although I don’t believe the waterproof claim. My makeup came off relatively easy with these and it was nice to wipe my face down with this prior to my cleanser (usually I just wipe my eyes with a makeup remover rather than my whole face).

These retail for C$14.97 and I would totally recommend them. They are on the pricey side for 25 wipes, so I wouldn’t use these every day, but for days where my makeup is little more done up than usual, these would be good to bust out.

Once my makeup is off, I’ve been reaching for the Purete Thermale Cleansing Gel. I’m gonna say it right here, I love this stuff. I pair it with my FOREO Luna and it lathers up into the most incredible cleanser that really does prep my face for the rest of my skincare.  This retails for C$26 and the cool part about it is that it cleanses away all impurities and pollution residue for soft and radiant skin.  Now I know what you may be thinking, pollution residue? I didn’t think this was truly a thing (hello, I live in Winnipeg), but after going to New York for a couple days this past May, my skin got so bumpy and irritated from the air pollution that this definitely would have come in handy (I’m going to do a whole separate post about that coming soon).

This cleanser contains a Purisoft technology that includes moringa seed extract, which cleanses all impurities, including pollution particles, dust, and excess sebum. It also reduces the effects of hard water on the skin. The gel foams up nicely and really delivers a deep clean on the skin, removing it of all dirt, makeup, oil, etc. I love this cleanser and highly recommend it.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Serum, Purete Thermale Cleanser, Aqualia Thermale Rehydrating Water Gel, and Mineral 89 serum

After I use my toner and eye cream, I’ve been grabbing the Aqualia Thermal Hydrating Serum   (C$42.95), which is a serum that recharges dry and dehydrated skin with intense hydration. The serum has 97 per cent naturally-derived ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose, leaving skin feeling hydrated for up to 48 hours, even under environmental stresses or pollution.

After applying that serum I reach for the Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel (C$39.95), which is a gel moisturizer that transforms dry and dehydrated skin with intense hydrating. It also has 97 per cent naturally derived ingredients, including the same things as the serum. This moisturizer leaves your skin looking fresh and it feels comfortable and hydrated. I don’t usually reach for a gel moisturizer, but I don’t mind this one. It applies really nice on the skin, gliding on your face and then absorbing quickly.

Finally, to end the skincare routine, I reach for the Vichy Mineral 89 serum (C$39.95), which is  a pure and powerful formula that is concentrated with 89 per cent Vichy Mineralizing Thermal water from French volcanos and associated with natural hyaluronic acid. This serum hydrates and strengthens skin, protecting it against daily aggressors like weather changes, stress, fatigue, and pollution. After regular use, dull, damaged skin is hydrated, plumped, fortified, and quenched for a healthy glow.

Vichy recommends using this daily for best results. I’m actually surprised by how reasonably priced this product is as it is very popular and does amazing things on your skin. In the line up of products, Vichy does recommend using this after your cleanser to fortify your skin, so I guess it would replace a toner, however, I’ve been using it after my moisturizer as a last step and have been enjoying how it makes my skin look and feel once my skincare routine is over.

I’ve used Vichy products in the past and have always been impressed with their stuff. I have a few more in my collection that I haven’t even had the chance to try out yet (I seriously have so much skincare to get through), but when I received for these products I couldn’t help myself, I had to bust these out and give them a try right away. I’m glad I did since I found some all-stars in here and compared to other brands and the prices on these are amazing.

Have you tried Vichy skincare?

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