Name: Aqualia Thermal Light
From Vichy’s website:
Intensely hydrated, skin feels soothed. It feels supple, refreshed and velvety-soft, free of sensations of tightness all day long. The skin feels more resilient, with increased suppleness and radiance. Formulated for sensitive skin.
What I liked:
– light consistency, absorbs quickly
– isn’t greasy
– skin feels soft
– doesn’t make skin break out
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t keep skin hydrated all day
– doesn’t do anything for my oily, shiny t-zone
Aqualia Thermal Light is a moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin. I was a bit worried about how well it would work on my combination skin, but, since it promises to hydrate skin for 24 hours which is something we all need, I thought I’d try it anyway.
The moisturiser has a light consistency, almost gel-like and because you only need to apply a very small amount it will last long. The cream absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy at all. It hydrates my skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth but the effect doesn’t last all day and I have some dry patches by the end of the afternoon. It didn’t cause me any breakouts and offers a good base for makeup.
It also doesn’t do anything for my oily t-zone. I apply the moisturizer and after a while my skin is shiny again! I definitely wouldn’t recommend this cream to anyone with combination/oily skin.
The cream comes in a light blue tube and has a mild, pleasant, clean smell that isn’t overpowering at all.
The moisturizer contains glycerin, which attracts water to the skin and hydrates, and silicones which act as water-binding agents and leave skin feeling smooth. It also contains alcohol denat, which can be very drying.
This moisturizer is just average. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy. It hydrates skin, leaving soft and smooth, but the effect doesn’t last all day. In addition, my oily t-zone starts being shiny again shortly after I apply it.