Vichy Aqualia Thermal collection: A quick review

Vichy Aqualia Thermal collection: A quick review
What it is: A collection of hydrating facial moisturizers from the French brand Vichy that offer a selection of consistencies, from water to heavyweight formulated, each with 97% natural ingredients including Vichy Thermal water.

Beauty bonus: The serum was a win for us in terms of absorption — it was in the sweet spot of feeling like it provided instant hydration but also absorbed very well.

Beauty bummer: If you're sensitive to scent, these moisturizers may be too much as they are fragrant.

Overall: This collection surprised us with its results. The gel-cream was excellent during the day. Apply this gel sparingly to get optimal results.

As noted above, we loved the serum. It does leave skin a little tacky, but with the gel formula layered over top, we could still feel the hydrating effects at the end of the day when washing off our makeup.

The Riche version, which provides a heftier dose of hydration and features a thicker, richer formula, was like a soothing balm for skin. It left our oily-combination skin feeling comfortable, hydrated and not at all weighed down.

Would recommend: Yes!
Price: From $39
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Vichy Canada