Vichy Aqualia Thermal – Review


It seems like a long time since I last wrote about any Vichy products – which is odd really as Vichy is a brand that I always return to for quality, reliability and purse friendliness. Also, while I’ve been busy reviewing products from other brands I haven’t had the updates that I used to get from Vichy (I must have fallen of the list of chosen ones somewhere along the line!) Still this cool blue pot of hydration did find it’s way to me a while back and I’ve recently been trying it out.

The Vichy Aqualia Thermal range has already featured in my skin care favourites as the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum is my all time favourite serum impressing me more than  many other more expensive brands. You can read my review here. But today I want to tell you about the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Cream. It comes in two formulations Rich for dry skin and Light for normal/combination skin. I’d normally go for a formula for combination skin but my review is based on the Rich formula.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich contains Vichy Thermal Spa Water and a micro-encapsulated delivery system of Activ Hyaluronine which gives improved diffusion of moisture into the surface of the skin. They say “the skin feels replenished with water, as if continuously hydrated by misting micro-sprays”. To me it feels like my skin has been given a long cool drink of water and it’s so comforting it feels like such a treat to use. I also like that it’s presented in a blue glass jar that looks just so on the bathroom shelf.


I don’t have dry tight skin so perhaps my complexion isn’t the best test for this formula but it does keep my skin feeling supple and soft all day. I was a little wary that using a rich formula like this during the day under make-up might cause my foundation to slip over the day but I haven’t experienced that so far. It’s  not a greasy cream and it has a light whipped texture.

At £17.00 for 50ml here I think that this is a product that I can afford to return to and maintain as a daily staple of my skincare routine. I really should make sure to keep my eyes open for more Vichy products during the coming year.

Is Vichy one of your staples – or are there other French pharmacy brands that you rely on? I’d love to hear about them.



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