Apologies for the stock image of this, but I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of my tub of this.
I haven’t been using this long enough to give it a full review but so far I’m really impressed with it so I wanted to share my thoughts. It’s a cream aimed at giving sensitive skins 24 hours of moisture, and it comes in both rich and light. Obviously I’m using the light version and what I normally find to be an issue with light formulas is that they’re just about moisturising enough for my oily zones, but nowhere near rich enough for my combination/dry zones. Thankfully this isn’t the case with this one and it feels very rich on the skin, without feeling greasy or saturating.
On my weekly visit to Boots I was unsuccessfully fighting my urge to splurge when I saw that there was a special offer on this range; if you purchased either this (light or rich) or the serum, you received the matching foaming cleanser and mineral-rich water spray. I’ve been looking to add some changes to my skincare recently for two reasons; firstly, my skin is starting to show signs of another freak out (mainly due to lack of sleep – which has improved but still isn’t all the way there yet) and also because I’m a bit paranoid that my skin will start building a tolerance to Etat Pur Actives which is almost a certainty considering my skin always fights back eventually. I was swayed by the Vichy range as I like anything aimed at Sensitive skin and I have a soft spot for French skincare brands.
So far I’m really happy with my purchases; I’m using the foam cleanser with my Clarisonic nightly, followed by a spray of the mineral water, then a layer of Etat Pur Salicylic Acid (I haven’t quite weaned myself of it just yet) and then I finish with this moisturiser and whilst my skin is still having issues (I’ve got spots around my chin again – always happens when my body is under any kind of stress at all) the skin that isn’t spotty is looking pretty fabulous, so I’ll be sticking with this regime for the time being and I’ll update you after a month or so.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light is available from Boots for £16 and the offer mentioned above still appears to be in place as of 25/06/12.
Disclosure: paid for by me.