I’ve had a bit of a Vichy-fest this week! I’ve been re-acquainted with a couple of old favourites Vichy Aqualia Thermal and Vichy Idealia Eyes and am excited to be trying out Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil and Vichy LiftActiv Supreme. Normally I’d try out products that are new to me for a couple of weeks so that I can give you an in-depth review before having my say but I just couldn’t wait to give you my first thoughts on these!
Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil
“Remove even the toughest make-up with the Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil, suitable for all skin types. Lightweight, effective and non-greasy, this luxurious oil ensures pleasurable make-up removal. Both oily and dry skin types will benefit from its clarifying care as it won’t overload the skin, instead transforming from an oil to milk on contact with water. At the heart of the formula are micelles, which gently remove waterproof makeup, impurities, sebum excess, and dead cells with no need for rubbing. Added Camelia Oil moisturises and smoothes skin, while Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection. Paraben-free, suitable for sensitive skin.”
If you know me at all I’m strongly influenced by how products look. This gorgeous blue oil reminds me of calm blue water. So even before I tried it I was kind of biased!
When I pumped the oil into my hand to apply it I found that it was light and not too gloopy. I smoothed it on, focussing on the eye area where my most stubborn make-up usually sticks. It dissolved easily. When I applied water the oil emulsified into a milky wash and left my skin feeling clean, soft, and not at all greasy after I removed it.
I definitely intend on continuing to use it for my end-of-day routine and I’ll let you know what the longer-term effects are later on. It’s available here on offer for £11.65
“Minimise the appearance of deep wrinkles and a loss of firmness with Vichy Liftactiv Supreme, advanced corrective care for dry to very dry skin. Created for those concerned with signs of aging, this indulgent daily moisturiser improves the youthful look of your skin both immediately and over time. Signs of fatigue that appear as the day goes on are diminished, and your complexion looks fresh and smooth. To achieve instant soft-focus radiance, this unique formula is enriched in 3D optical correction technology that blurs imperfections and brightens skin. White micro-pearls smooth and illuminate, whilst the nourishing formula targets dry areas and makes skin feel plump and soft. The powerful formula is created with a 5% concentration of rhamnose, which has a reinforced action on wrinkles and a loss of firmness. Antioxidant neohesperidin, wrinkle-smoothing adenosine, and stimulating caffeine energise the skin and promote a vibrant result.”
Whoah! There are an awful lot of claims in there! What attracted me most is the lifting effect – it’s in the name of the product after all. I don’t think my skin is doing too bad for its age but we can always do with a little lift – like you get when you use your fingers to check if you need a facelift!
As I’ve said I can only give you first impressions so any thoughts on longer-lasting effects will need to wait. I did feel that my skin felt plumped and firmer. And tiny wrinkles were a little blurred. So that was all good. I do want to say though, something that British Beauty Blogger has brought to my attention (Thanks Jane!) and that is that beauty products often focus on making you “look younger”. Is that what we want to do, look younger? Or do we just want to look beautiful and the best we can be? So I’d say, in relation to this product, it doesn’t need to make me look more “youthful”, but I think it does improve the tone and look of my skin, and that’s an achievement in itself. I’ll definitely report back on any more outcomes of use over time.
Are you trying out any new products this weekend that you can share first thoughts on? I’d love to hear them.
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