VICHY AND MY ROSACEA SKIN

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Vichy is a French brand committed to taking care of sensitive skin. Founded in 1931 by pioneering medic Dr. Prosper Haller. The company was born in the Auvergne, France’s famous volcanic region, where the products continued to be produced today. The use the same factory, based less than three miles away from the source of their natural springs, since 1969. Their secret ingredient is the naturally occurring Mineralising Water, which is rich in 15 rare minerals including calcium, potassium and manganese. Sourced in a protected area that’s been preserved from pollution since 1874, this water, pure and 100% natural reinforces skin’s natural defenses against our life conditions. Each batch of Mineralising Water undergoes a rigorous control process to ensure all of its naturally fortifying properties remain intact, before being labelled so it can be traced for up to four years after production.

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  • I came across this brand with the product Mineral 89 Hydration Booster. One of the first products, that matched my requirements in relation to product, packaging and price. Mineral 89 combines their highest concentration of Vichy Thermal Mineralising Water, along with Hyaluronic acid, to plump and strengthen the skin barrier and protect it from pollution. Our skin is the shield between our body and the external world, protecting it from daily aggressors such as pollution – hence it is essential to keep it strong and resilient. Mineral 89’s breakthrough formula does just that. This product is just right for me and I will always have one in my stash. It is the first thing I put on my skin after cleansing and toning. This protects my skin barrier and is step 0 for me.
  • Mineral 89 Eyes is a hyaluronic acid booster that hydrates, smooths and brightens the delicate eye area. Helps reduce the appearance of eye bags, dark circles, and fine lines. I am not sure that it did anything for my dark circles. But it definitely kept my eye area hydrated and I liked the product, packaging and price. This is a perfect eye product for me during the summer period.
  • Purete Thermale Perfecting Toner is suitable for all skin types; even sensitive. I wanted to try this and compare again the La Roche Posay one that I had previously used.  Did not like the smell and had to decant into a smaller spray bottle. Not going to repurchase for me.
  • Liftactive Specialist Peptide-C Ampoules I wanted to try.  A concentrated daily anti-wrinkle dose of actives. Enriched with 10% vitamin C, natural-origin hyaluronic acid and peptides. This formula I liked the look off, but the smell was off putting and I never got used to it.  But the packaging and price also did not work for me. So unlikely to repurchase. I dropped one of the ampoules and it smashed all over my carpet.
  • A sample of Aqualia Thermale Rich Cream. This targets this moisture loss by rehydrating dry to very dry skin with an intense and long-lasting daily formula inspired by Isotonic Rehydration – a solution used for athletes consisting of a combination of water, minerals and sugar designed to replenish the body’s natural fluids. Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream is inspired by this rehydration process with a formula of 97% natural origin ingredients. The formula, enriched mineral salts, naturally sourced Hyaluronic Acid and plant sugar mannose, works to lock in moisture and reduce water loss. Suitable for sensitive skin, the skin is left feeling dewy, fresh and hydrated for up to 48 hours. This I really liked, and so did my face. I had a 30ml sample and will repurchase this after beauty product useup is finished.
  • Aqualia Volcano Drop. This is a face cream, suitable for sensitive complexions, this offers intense hydration using an expert blend of natural ingredients. At the heart of this skin-quenching formula lies Vichy’s volcanic water, which diminishes water loss while encouraging cell renewal for a refreshed and revitalised finish. This is made with natural-origin hyaluronic acid – renowned for its hydrating abilities – to act as a sponge to retain moisture while plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, the water-like cream locks in moisture to continuously hydrate skin thanks to the inclusion of plant origin squalene, which repairs skin’s moisture barrier while replenishing water levels for a smooth and radiant complexion. Sounds right up my street, going to try this as a summer moisturiser.

There was not anything else from the brand that took my interest. But with new inventions every year, I can see myself returning and having a good look. I do like this brand Vichy and will return to it.

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