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.
The Mineralizing Thermal Spring Water (Rs 750) is a face mist containing thermal spring water enriched with 15 minerals. It is supposed to help strengthen the skin barrier, which helps the skin hold moisture longer and also helps the skin protect itself from external aggressors like pollution.
- Its a fine water mist, free from fragrance, alcohol, preservatives and parabens.
- It instantly gives a moisture boost to the skin, giving it a healthy looking finish.
- I don’t experience redness, itching or stinging since my skin is not super sensitive but clinical research has shown this mist to have a soothing effect on irritated skin.
- To be honest, its very hard to detect long-term benefits of this particular product (for a person who doesn’t experience itchy, irritated skin) but I do like the idea of using something that is enriched with beneficial minerals and anti-oxidants on my skin.
- Recommended for : people with dehydrated skin, itchy skin, sensitive skin prone to redness and stinging.
The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa (Rs 1750) is an overnight mask-treatment that is supposed to soothe and hydrate the skin. It is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl which is known to replenish skin and form a protective film. It contains soothing thermal spring water and is paraben-free.
- It comes in a hefty, glass jar packaging. I like my skincare, particularly those on the higher side of the price spectrum, to have a luxurious feeling packaging. The use of a thick double walled glass jar definitely conveys the sense of using a premium product. I also like the mild aqua-blue color of the product.
- It has a light weight cream-gel consistency that is non-greasy on the skin. It forms a film on the skin so while its not thick (viscous, sticky) like a face mask, its doesn’t sink in 100% like a regular cream. You can feel the film coming off when you use water on the face.
- It contains glycerin and sodium hyaluronate which help retain moisture into the skin. It also contains squalane and fatty esters that further help in nourishing the skin. The texture though doesn’t indicate the presence of oils and feels very light, refreshing and gel-like.
- The skin feels hydrated and supple in the morning. It definitely lives up to its claim of soothing and hydrating the skin overnight. While it does help in hydrating the skin, it doesn’t really work on dry, flaky skin so wouldn’t recommend this for very dry skin.
- Recommended for : normal-oily skin, combination skin, dehydrated skin, irritated skin.
Hope you found these reviews helpful!
If you’ve tried either of these products, let me know your thoughts below!