The Vichy Purete Thermale is an impressively comprehensive line of cleansers designed to work with sensitive skin. Every type of cleanser is covered – you have an oil, a gel, an exfoliating cleanser, a toner and three all-in-ones – so it’s safe to say that however you prefer to cleanse, Vichy Purete Thermale has you covered.
I was sent three from the range – two of the all-in ones, the milk cleanser and the micellar solution – and the rather exciting Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the concept of Micellar solutions due to the infamous Bioderma, but just a quick recap – Micelles attract dirt so are perfect additions to any kind of cleanser. I personally love a cleansing oil and will always use one as my first cleansing step, so a cleansing oil that contains Micelles is very exciting. This one from the Purete line has a surprisingly strong fragrance considering it’s aimed at sensitive skin, but it didn’t irritate my skin or eyes and did a great job at removing my make-up. It isn’t the most effective cleansing oil I have in my ever-expanding kit, but it’s a fairly well-priced at £13.75 and it will definitely last a good while as a little goes a very long way. You can find it here – link.
Next in my trio of cleansers we have the One Step Cleanser which is a cream all-in-one that removes eye make-up, face make-up and tones skin too. I used to be all about the wipe-off cream cleansers but I now much prefer wash-off cleansers. If I was still into wipe-off creams then I would be using this every day as it’s absolutely lovely; it’s very effective at removing make-up, it’s gentle on the eyes and it leaves skin feeling soft and toned without any of that annoying creamy residue that a lot of cream cleansers leave. It’s £11 here – link.
Finally we have the unexpected favourite of the bunch for me, which is the One Step 3in1 Micellar Solution. Ever since my skin has become quite dry-leaning I’ve gone off Micellar waters because they tend not to help matters, but this one is absolutely lovely. It’s a very effective make-up remover that really does remove everything a few short sweeps, so it’s perfect for the first cleanse on heavy make-up days, or the very occasional only cleanse on days when you can’t face doing much else. It’s refreshing, calming and soothing and it leaves skin looking great – clean and fresh. It’s one I’ll be reaching for regularly (although not too regularly as I still think my skin is happiest when it’s double cleansed with oils and balms!) and it’s £10.80 here – link.